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6-29-2009 @ 11:50PM
I would feel bad for them. If they were still doing the harmless Farm-in-Tyrs-hand-24/7 stuff. Or even the "exploiting instances" gig. But the second they started literally STEALING people's accounts, and started robbing other players blind in order to make money selling gold to other players? Screw that. I think it's good the government is getting involved. The simple fact of the matter is that making a profit off of someone else's intellectual property is wrong in the first place. Add stealing from loyal customers to the mix? I don't see how there is any question. Don't get me wrong. I hope those wonderful people find new jobs, and are able to support their families, and everyone will eat strawberries under the rainbow as butterflies flutter in the sunset. But this is the real world, you're stealing from people, your government recognizes this. You should be thanking your stars that they are giving you a heads up.Good Riddance.
6-30-2009 @ 12:05AM
How do you steal that which does not exist?
6-30-2009 @ 12:23AM
........ OK, Let's let the gold farmers log on to your account, strip all of your characters naked, vendor all of the gear, sell everything in your inventory, bank, guild bank, then transfer your character so they can sell all the gold to someone for 10 bucks, and tell me you don't feel stolen from. It's not the pixels, is the time and effort.
6-30-2009 @ 12:46AM
How about people stop "letting them" log onto their accounts? That you even suggested I "let them" do as you typed shows you or any of the victims don't care about your account OR COMPUTER enough to secure it properly.Use an authenticator, if possible [I don't, but I don't need it - see the reasons below]Use the same [or even better, more complicated] password rules that even the crummiest I.T. department would require of a network user.Make your password difficult, and don't share it.Here is another good rule to follow: approach any mail from "Blizzard" with incredulity. Don't click on links in e-mail. Don't visit websites with pornography or warez.Don't visit gold selling websites, or websites that offer tricks or hacks for WoW.Common sense not only shuts down the social engineering that these hackers use to get your password, but also works great as trojan/virus/keylogger deterrents.
6-30-2009 @ 12:56AM
This i can get behind 100%. If you get compromised, 99% of the time, it's your own damn fault. And that 1% of the time when it's not your fault, it's the fault of someone who used the same computer. That being said, I still don't think it's ok to prey, and profit on another persons ignorance, and (god, never thought I'd say this) I am happy that the Chinese government has made this decision.
6-30-2009 @ 1:54AM
The honest fact is you gotta be on your toes w/ the technical lockdown. And boy, does it suck doing so. You know, carrying around a physical momento of your virtual life to unlock it and all.
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