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I die a little inside every time I see something like that posted in /trade chat. I quickly put them (or maybe it’s me) out of their misery with a report spam.
I kinda hope that Blizzard responds to the spam alert and locks the account before any MORE damage is done.
Whatever happens, some damage is done.
It may only be to you, but most likely your guild will be effected as well.
You might miss out on a nights raiding, your guild might miss out on a raider (It could be that LK kill you have dreamed of).
If only for a short time it has enabled the gold spammers, thieves, to hock their wares, maybe convincing one more person that gold buying can’t be that bad – it’s always in trade chat.
Whatever the damage done, there is one thing you can be sure of. While the authenticator costs a few bucks, the postage a few more…
The pain is free!
I’ve been meaning to highlight this series of post from Three Druid Noob for a while, but haven’t put the words down.
They are still relevant, even with so many people having a sabbatical before Cataclysm.
In fact, they are probably more relevant.
I would suggest that if you are considering canceling your subscription for a few months, that you spend a portion of what would have been next months fee on an authenticator.
Let’s face it, when we are talking about pain, what is more painful:
- Losing a few days of quality active playtime restoring your account, or
- Buying the expansion, paying your subs, then discovering your account was hacked, authenticated and banned during your time away from WoW?
Anyway, have a read, realise that for every happy story of a 24 hour account restoration, there are other filled with pain.
Remember there are lots of ways to get your hands on authenticators.
- From the blizzard store.
- With a couple of mates from the blizzard store to share the postage
- For your portable phone device of your choosing.
- Most WoW podcasts give at least one away each week… You know, like for free!
I know it’s also possible to convince the phone apps to work on models they are officially designed for. One of my mates did this. Maybe if he’s reading he can drop a comments explaining what & how.
Ohh and Blizzard, if you are reading this, feel free to shoot me a box of twenty authenticators which I will give away to Aussies and Kiwis.
Gnomer and Out!
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