Aug 12th 2008 10:14AM CraZy cAt lAdy realizes she doesn't have enough cat treats... in 5... 4... 3...
Jul 24th 2008 2:57PM I think most of the commenters in this thread are missing the point.
The hacker didn't HAVE the CD key. or most of the information about the account. They called Blizzard, and convinced the human at the other end of the phone line to remove the key, using whatever trickery, lies, or deceit they could come up with.
Maybe they said someone else added the key to their account without permission.
Maybe they said the key was broken or not working.
Maybe they successfully guessed the answer to whatever questions they had to answer.
Maybe they said they were late for a raid, and had to hurry, and had lost the key and needed to get in right away.
Who knows. The point is that unless a hack has been found to remove the keys from accounts, Blizzard has failed to uphold the security of the key.
Jun 18th 2008 3:58PM Riders of Rohan! We seek two gnomes. A band of orcs have taken them.
Yeah, we saw them, they were hanging out with a bunch of tree druids and yet another mage named gaandalff.
Nov 4th 2007 3:00PM There is another factor that I haven't seen mentioned here...
Healing involves reaction time. A healer reacts to information coming from the server, presses a button, and the information goes back to the server. So, you have to factor in the lag time FROM the server, plus the lag time BACK to the server, PLUS the reaction time of the healer to both click the right party member, then click the right heal button... (a good healers user interface combines these two actions into a single motion - See my blog wow-macro.blogspot.com)
The DPS, on the other hand, simply needs to spam an attack. They are reacting to a simple stimuli - 'is it dead yet?' Usually, the answer is - sometimes for several minutes - 'no, not yet'. The most a DPS'er needs to wait for is for the mana, rage, or energy to charge up, but unless they are trying to PEEL a mob off a healer, noone will die if their action is a few seconds late due to lag.