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2-15-2008 @ 9:38AM
I was hijacked about 4 weeks ago--logged out on a Friday night in IF, tried to login Saturday morning to find my password changed, when I got in I was in Dire Maul with a new talent build, all my gold and mats plundered from my bags and my bank. My bag had about a dozen blue BoP items in it, so I think they were using the same exploit as SL to repeatedly plunder a chest or something.Blizz was relatively helpful--within a week, they restored my 900g and about half the items I lost. I was still out a couple hundred gold worth of primals and engineering mats, but selling the blues my hacker left behind helped compensate for that.I assume the keylogger got in via an addon, or else through a guild or fansite (stupid to use my same password).The worst part was the feeling of utter loss and violation--months of tedious farming and effort blown away in a matter of hours. If my gold hadn't been restored, I probably would have quit. I love playing, but I just can't imagine starting from scratch.What I don't get is why they respec'ed me (from MM hunter to BM). Do they maybe sell the toons afterwards, and BM is more desirable? Whatever, I'm just glad I thought to check on my auctions that morning, or else I could have been gone for good.It makes me feel better to know there are others out there who've gone through this and felt as lousy as I did about it.
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