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World of Warcraft: "Sudden Changes"
Posted: Tuesday February 15th, 2011 by

Taks reopened her WoW account a little less than two weeks ago, logged in to confirm the username and password worked, then hasn't been back in since. We jostled our schedules and planned a time we could play together, as two busy adults often have to do. That time was last night. Unfortunately the ubiquitous WoW account hackers had other plans. ( Story below the giveaway. )


Holy crap a contest!
In an effort to promote WoW account security, GU -by way of Blizzard- is giving away 5 Battle.Net Authenticators*. (US and EU only, sorry.)

All you have to do is post a limerick about battle.net account security below. I'll pick five winners at the end of the week and post the winning entries. Here's an example...
There once was a man from Nantucket.
He was fearless with his account and said f**kit.
His account soon got hacked.
His toons all got sacked.
And the gold farmer told him to "suck it".

You've got less than a week, make 'em good, make 'em count, win an Authenticator.

For more info on securing your battle.net account read about Blizzard's CoreHound Pup Adoption Campaign and consider downloading the Battle.Net Mobile Authenticator app. It's FREE. Or you could always just buy one? Battle.net Authenticator - $6.50

* Again US and EU only. Authenticators will be mailed by Blizzard. 5 winners, selected by me (Woody), will be notified via the forums of their success. Winners will need to provide shipping information to receive their prize. This information will not be used for any purpose other than getting your authenticator to you.

voting is done. Winners have been selected and will be posted in today's (2/18) writeup thread with a special, bonus prize for the winner. Thanks everyone for participating!


Taks' Hack: a tragic story of plans and bans

Early yesterday Taks received and email from Blizzard (not one of the bogus phishing ones) that her account had been suspended because of gold selling style activity on one of her characters. I rushed to change her character's rank in Bloody Plunder so that she didn't have open access to the guild bank. I then started working on her behalf to reclaim the account. Several hours later she was informed that her account, after investigation, had been banned. There went our carefully planned gaming night.

Long story short, I went to my community contact at Blizzard explained the situation and asked for help. They got everything taken care of this morning and we've added an authenticator to Taks' account.

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