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Authenticator on sale at the Blizzard Store


I'm giddy again. Why? Because I just placed an order for new Blizzard Authenticator. I am not the least bit phased about the price. Given the time frame between when Blizzard announces that they will do something and when they actually come through, I'm surprised this has come so quickly after the announcement. Sooner is better than later. I know what it's like to lose control of my account to a keylogger.

Operating under the assumption that they will operate both of my accounts, I placed an order for two: one for me and one for my better half. I shall let you know when the doohickey arrives if this is, in fact, the case. I also believe that they make a great gift, so I bought one for my mom as well. Shipping for this product is free, but you do have to pay your state sales tax (Nevada state sales tax for two, Michigan tax for one). The shipping disclosure states:

Next Day Standard shipping orders usually take 1-2 business days for items in stock; please anticipate approximately 24 hours of packaging time during normal business hours. Allow 8-10 business days for Ground shipping, and International shipping rates and times may vary.

This website states that the authenticator can only be shipped to the . I can't find anything about the authenticator on the WoW Europe website. An advertisement for this little gadget was included in the goody bags for WWI attendees. I'm kind of surprised that this products can't be shipped to other countries in North America or Oceana. Hopefully these will be coming in the future. I believe every WoW player has the right to take the extra step in protecting their account.

There is nothing on the page which states if the device is in stock or not. The email said it will ship in the next 2-3 business days. I'm sure there will be a massive demand for authenticators in the next few weeks, so be sure to place your order soon.

I've been a wee bit miffed with Blizzard this weekend over the Diablo 3 splash screen suspense. This makes up for it. Good news about Wrath of the Lich King and the opportunity to better secure my account. Thanks Blizzard, I even took a sec to opt in for beta on future releases.

Filed under: Fan stuff, Blizzard, News items, Account Security

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