Jan 8th 2010 1:29PM First off, authenticators are not the be-all and end-all. They can be and have been breached. They should not be touted as a perfect, impregnable solution to the issue of account security, because they're neither perfect nor impregnable.
Secondly, I disagree strongly with the principle of mandatory authenticator, especially since they're only cheaply available in the United States. I've seen peppered through these comments that "I have no sympathy for those not wishing to be inconvenienced" and "LOL it's only 7 bucks, LOL". Well, grats to you if that's all it costs you. For me to get an authenticator would require me to shell out almost twenty bucks. While that might be nothing to you, on top of the money I've shelled out to Blizzard with the purchase of classic, TBC and Wrath -- and Cataclysm sometime next year -- as well as over five years of monthly fees... No. It's not acceptable to me.
If my local GameStop starts carrying them, I'll pick one up. Until then, my account will remain without an authenticator, and not because I don't want to be "inconvenienced with another 6 characters". It's a matter of finance and principle.
Dec 25th 2009 1:06PM Yes please.
Oct 23rd 2008 11:59AM I agree with this. I'm getting sick of being ganked by higher levels my own side. If I wanted to be under constant threat of ganking, I would have rolled on a PVP server.
Sep 1st 2008 12:04PM That's a little egotistical and unfair. You insinuate that you play for fun and multiboxers do not. To some people, multiboxing IS fun for them, and that's why they do it.
I don't multibox myself, but I'm not going to make lofty statements and look down upon them as comprised entirely of people who just want to win at any monetary cost. There are plenty of multiboxers who enjoy the challenge and have the time and money to do so.
Otherwise known as "fun". Same as you.
Sep 1st 2008 11:56AM Christ, people really will Godwin anything these days.
Evil of Hitler >>>>>>>> "Evil" of multiboxing
Don't even try to compare the two. It's ignorant and distasteful.
Aug 8th 2008 10:17PM And yet the guild leader himself has said that he holds the two hunters he screwed out of loot in the highest regard, and that they wouldn't have gotten where they did without them.
Care to explain that in context of your argument? Or is it just a pacification tactic?
Forget the DPS upgrades, forget the fact that Kil'Jaedan is the pinnacle of raiding until the expansion comes out. Try looking at it from the human angle.
Shiny new bow drops that's made for hunters. You put in the work on the kill. You get passed over in favor of a rogue who already has legendary items simply because you've spent less time with the guild than he has. Maybe you can let that slide off your back like water, but many people can't. It's disrespect, pure and simple. It's telling them that they're worth far less than someone else for not being there as long, EVEN THOUGH they were good enough to have their applications approved.
Turning around and telling the world then that "oh no, those two hunters are integral parts of the guild, we wouldn't have gotten where we were without their help" is rubbing rock salt in a gaping wound.
Aug 8th 2008 6:54PM I saw one in Durotar yesterday while I was doing lowbie quests for Org rep. It's 100% speed increase according to the tooltip, just like any other epic ground mount.
Aug 8th 2008 6:46PM Someone forgot a decimal point somewhere... Now I'm super-motivated to finish levelling my Horde warlock.
Aug 8th 2008 7:52AM It's hardly a pyramid scheme, since there's actually a product or service being offered in compensation for bringing a new person into the fold. Your comparison to a highly illegal business model for recruiting incentives put out by a gaming company is a little misleading, as it suggests that Blizzard is doing something illegal in the current incarnation of its recruitment drive.
Aug 8th 2008 7:45AM I personally find it amusing that half the people here are up in arms, in essence holding an informal protest of Daniel's facts and implied opinion. I wonder if they realize that, if this were China, they'd have to apply to the government to hold a protest, and if the officials don't like it or you, they can have you imprisoned for seeking to "subvert state power" or "inciting civil unrest" for three years... or longer, depending on if they feel like letting you go or not.
It's easy to decry criticisms of brutal regimes when you have the free and law-given right to do so. For those of you complaining that political opinions hold no place in a gaming blog, I really hope you're happy with your head in the sand. That's your right, after all. It's also your right to navigate away from the blog and find something else to read. And it's our right to appreciate some real-world context, even the most controversial, as it applies to our hobby. See how that works?