There is a lot of talk about Mandatory authentication for WoW.
I think this is a great idea. Most people that don’t like it, don’t like it for the most feeble reasons.
It’s like seat belts…
Don’t make seat belts mandatory, I’m a safe driver!
Yet seat belts have saved more lives on the road than any other safety feature – the lives of the stupid and innocent alike.
Ship it with Cataclysm
This is the bit I don’t like.
It’s a great idea, make sure everyone gets an authenticator, then make authentication mandatory.
I still don’t like it.
I’ve got one! How many you got? How many do you need?
You see I’ve got one. I’ve got my Core Hound pet too. I read and hear a lot about people that have more than one. iPhone app, standard one, Blizzcon one… They’re collecting the set!
I only need one!
So do you, just one, don’t make me buy a piece of plastic I am going to throw on a drawer and forget about.
Carrot and the Stick
We have already had a couple of carrots.
- Account safety.
- Core Hound pet
At this point in time if you care enough about having one, you would have it.
If you don’t, well let me give you something for free…
It’s a big stick!
No WoW for You!
When they ship Cataclysm, instead of having an authenticator it should have a little slip of paper, the words on the paper will say:
No Authenticator? lol noob! STFU L2Authenticate!
Got Authenticator? Enter this code on your account page to get your choice of 310 speed mounts.
Redeem to play, or redeem to profit.
If you don’t have the authenticator linked to your Battlenet account before installation:
- You can’t play!
- You can only use the redeem code for an authenticator and you must redeem it before you are allowed in the game.
- You then get 30 days reprieve before your account is locked down again. Enough time to receive the authenticator and attach it to your account.
If you do have an authenticator linked to your account:
Welcome to the room full of loot!
I want some acknowledgment for being their since day one of authentication (iPhone at least, I would have needed to mortgage the house to get one to Oz initially).
No authenticator for me, give me something groovy…
- A Fireball Mount
- A GhostCrawler non-combat pet
- A Tauren non-combat pet (come on, they get to have Gnomes at Xmas!)
- A new bank slot, equipped with a 30 slot bag.
- A “Gnomeaggedon Rocks” T-Shirt
- A “I don’t heal stupid” T-Shirt
I think you get the picture. I dare say the biggest issue will be getting your hands on the Gnomeaggedon Rocks T-Shirt
It’s not worth doing the right thing
I don’t know about you, but these days it seems to me, like the way to do well in this world is screw the authorities and screw the society.. hell, we’ll call it capitalism, because then its justified.
Why is it that people are allowed to break laws and ignore warnings & then profit from it?
I’m bet Cataclysm comes out with a free authenticator and some other incentive to use it – because we all know the ones that deserve the bonus are the ones that least deserve it.
Gnomer and Out!
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