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10-13-2009 @ 8:05AM
I like it actually. Its nice to have all your blizzard games in one spot to manage!
10-13-2009 @ 9:59AM
Honestly, I had no issues cause I created an email account specifically for this purpose. However, the email should have been an underlined marker for your battle.net accounts and NOT part of your primary password.That was EXTREMELY stupid of Blizzard to do this and; to me at least, gives the impression they WANT people to hack the accounts.I am quite sure I will not have to suffer the same ignorance when SWTOR comes out. I was thinking of switching to that game anyways and all they are doing is forcing cancelations that could be; after 4 years, all too easy to a repeatable game mechanic that offers really nothing new. Seriously, the original game was great. Since then the expansions have offered nothing entirely new to the genra. I know, I know you can fly. Well I assume that was possible cause one could swim from the get go cause their using the same bloody dynamic code. We cannot fight while riding, which is modified walking or flying, which is modified swimming. Everything else is just fluff which even Blizzard reconizes since they are pretty much taking out most of the crude that BC introduced.Just my opinion.
10-13-2009 @ 10:22AM
no reason not to, I wonder if this would have come about if not for activision.I can only assume its to move more people closer to store.blizzard.comAs if we haven't all bought all of the blizz products over the years.I did mine a long time ago. I dont really like that when i go to config my addons my wow/interface/wtf folder still shows my "old fashion" wow account name.
10-13-2009 @ 11:33AM
Another trick is to save your password to a text document make sure you have your remember account name check box selected. Then everytime you log in you never enter your username and your password is ctr-c and ctrl-v... now tell me how the hacker can get that unless they are directly on your computer in your home or remote access the file.. obviously don't name it wowpassword.txt and you could even zip the file for added security.
10-13-2009 @ 11:46AM
Actually, the clipboard is quite insecure and just as easy for a hacker or keylogger to get your password from as manually typing it in, plus you have the added insecurity of having your password stored in your computer.
10-13-2009 @ 11:55AM
Yes, because no hacker can get into your computer and crawl it for passwords.Worst Password Advice EVAR.If you want to keep your account safe and are worried:1. Make a password at minimum 8 character length2. Make the password nonsense (non-words) with symbols and letters3. Do NOT store it anywhere on your computer4. Get an authenticator
10-13-2009 @ 12:11PM
I agree, having all your blizz games in one spot is nice, but without an authenticator, ( which I have ) I would never merge if it wasn't mandatory. Personally, I think we're going to see alot more hacked accounts over the next several months. Too many people don't take the simplest of precautions.Also, this should be quite a boon for authenicator sales.
10-13-2009 @ 12:13PM
@realmreaveryou sense no make and sentences that run on purpose with no...or for those who speak english, what you said makes no freaking sense and has nothing to do with anything.
10-15-2009 @ 4:49AM
You people are a bunch of computer zero's. If a hackers is already in your compter then it doesn't matter if you have an authenticator or not - your stuff is comprimised.The facts are that battlenet.com is not as secure as what I am currently using and their password requirements are weaker than what I use now. This leads me to believe that they have holes in their website or are comprimising user information. The authenticator should not be the end all solution if their website was secure to begin with - I know savvy computer users that have been hacked since crossing over to Battle.net - this means much more to me than a bunch of Fan Boy idiots downgrading comments from users that have REAL concerns.Just another reason to bag ass as soon as possible ....and ....Her five-year mission: To explore strange, new worlds; To seek out new life and new civilizations; To boldly go where no man has gone before..."TM
10-14-2009 @ 6:10AM
The conspiracy theories are getting really silly. There is no reason Battle.net would be any less secure than the old login system. The keyloggers are getting better all the time, even net-savvy people can get hacked these days. Get an AUTHENTICATOR if you value your account! Claiming the blizzard servers are being compromised is just ridiculous.As for people knowing your email and thus your login this is not really an issue either since your login was never meant to be a secret like your password is. When you login your name is displayed but your pass is not, you can choose to save your name on your computer but not your password, when you contact blizz customer service they may ask for your login name but never your password, etc, etc. The password is secret, the login name is not.However I'm pretty sure the nov 12 date is not a firm cutoff. They are obviously keeping a close eye on how many people have merged and if there is still a large portion that haven't done so when nov 12 rolls around then they will no doubt extend it. Note that the forum whiners do not constitute "a large portion" no matter how vocal they are.In the end blizz have to do this since the bnet platform will be so important going forward, I'm sure they're kicking themselves for not having the foresight to do this five years ago.
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