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9-20-2010 @ 2:16PM
"There is simply no excuse for a player not to have an authenticator these days. They've been available for years now; they're ultra-cheap; shipping is free if you need the hardware version"What an American-centric point of view
9-20-2010 @ 2:32PM
Most of Europe, Australia, parts of Asia and I'm pretty sure parts of South America have access so it's hardly "American-centric" to say get something that'll make your account more secure.
9-20-2010 @ 3:08PM
While I think it's great that you folks come and view this site, too, I think you should be aware that this is an American website published for a predominantly American audience. You can tell by the .com thing. Otherwise it would have a .uk or .fr or something.Hey, have you guys gotten together to form a .eu (european union) web domain to serve as an umbrella for all european websites yet? I don't know because I have an "American-centric" point of view.
9-20-2010 @ 3:36PM
teelie, fear is actually right on this one. Because authenticators have encryption technology, it's often classified as military equipment. My understanding is that outside of Europe and US, it's 20-25 bucks for shipping.All the more reason to either use the workaround desktop authenticator, or get an android phone which you can pretty much get for free these days.
9-21-2010 @ 12:18AM
A good "excuse" is simply being unable to pay for it on the Blizzard Store. They only accept credit cards, no Paypal or anything else, and in my country credit cards are so uncommon that I don't know a single person who has one. :/
9-21-2010 @ 5:58AM
last time i bought an authenticator it cost me 40$ in shipping. and you can't even go in with a bunch of mates cause it caps at 2 per order. I can think of at least one person in my guild who is an officer who doesn't think he should pay 50$ for an authenticator when he's never had account securityand to neiboh where is your evidence that this is a site published for an American audience? This is a site whose demographic is the World of Warcraft community. There are more non American WoW players than American WoW players (Europe, South America, Asia, Australia etc)
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