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2-09-2010 @ 7:02AM
See, the thing is, this is what we call 'working by design'. Yes, it sucks that you are in that position, but at the same time... If it worked otherwise, it would be ineffective.I, myself, have had an authenticator since they were offered. I was a network engineer for many years (as long as there has been an Internet, really), and have a lot of experience with token-based authentication. It is /very/ secure. Not perfect, nothing is, but breaking it is nontrivial to a point that it would never be worth it for WoW accounts.I also don't have my vanilla case anymore. I bought it in the US, and moved to Australia with it. But, the account has always been in my name, so I think I would be able to recover it.The other thing is that, technically, you didn't aquire your account legitimately. I won't argue that inheriting it from a family member/friend is right or wrong, but it /is/ expressly against the TOS. So Blizzard has no reason or motivation to change this policy, because it's working. The same way that keeps you from 'recovering' an account that isn't in your name means that a gold farmer can't 'recover' my account.
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