Mar 3rd 2010 1:56AM I remember trying There ages ago...but stuck with Second Life for the creative freedom. Still, very sad to see it go; it had its own unique charm.
Mar 1st 2010 2:49AM We take computer security pretty seriously in this household and go to great pains to make sure we've got ourselves covered. You don't have to trust my suggestions, Bryan, but they're here anyway if you care to do your own verifying research, for these steps have worked for us for many years now.
1) Install a good software firewall. We use ZoneAlarm. Keep it up-to-date.
2) Install a good anti-virus program. We use Avast. Keep it up-to-date.
3) Utterly stop using Internet Explorer. Remove its icon from your desktop/Start menu. Use your software firewall to permanently deny it access to the internet.
4) Use Firefox web browser ALONG WITH two incredibly important Firefox addons: NoScript and AdBlock Plus. This might be the most important step of all in denying keyloggers access to your system.
5) Assemble a strike force of elite system-protecting utilities. We deem the following to be indispensible: GMER -- for flushing out insidious rootkits. HijackThis and Spybot Search & Destroy -- for helping catch those many other bad things which anti-virus might miss. TeaTimer -- to catch surreptitious changes to your system's registry.
6) Don't left- or right- click on new downloaded files (.exe or otherwise). View ALL downloaded files with the greatest caution. Scan it all with anti-virus at the very least.
7) Use a real Blizzard authenticator (the hardware keyfob or one which is actually running on a separate device (like an iPhone)).
Best of luck to you.
Feb 26th 2010 4:07AM SERIOUSLY. That dude is completely out of control. o.O
Feb 11th 2010 10:22AM You people who don't want the plushie have no souls. You hear me? SOULLESS!
Personally, I *love* that there's a physical piece of merchandise to go along with the cute in-game pets. Actually makes me feel like I'm getting something for my money; I couldn't bring myself to spend ten bucks on JUST a Li'l KT nor a Pandaren Monk -- they were both cute but the price was just not right.
This though? Yes. Yes I would -- and will -- buy. The windrider specifically. I nearly expire from cuteness overdose just by looking at PICTURES of it. :3
Anyhow, grats to Blizzard for yet again managing to get me to throw more money on their money throne! They're getting better and better at it all the time, damn them!
Jan 30th 2010 11:41AM In fact, yes, I've done that exact thing. :) It was a couple weeks after the random dungeon system was introduced; I queued as DPS for a chill random, got Pit of Saron. The tank was a ADD-affected paladin in a huge rush -- he tried skipping trash packs via his horse and managed to cause chaos from the start as people tried to follow him and random things got aggroed anyway.
After we manage to kill the first of the two protodrake patrols, he jumps around so much that he falls DIRECTLY into the pit itself. Of course, he intelligently says "LOL i fell" (duh) and tries (and fails) to get back out. Everyone is groaning and watching him flail, and it was then that I decided that enough was enough.
So, I wordlessly change my spec, strap on my tank gear, buff up, drink and initiate a kickvote on the futilely jumping paladin. He's gone instantly, another DPS shows up instantly and I immediately get down to pulling. We get the instance done -- no muss, no fuss.
It felt good to be the rescuer, even if I had originally just wanted to brainlessly DPS. :)
Jan 16th 2010 8:19PM Did you know that Paypal ALSO has authenticators available for their users?
And yes, I use one of those, too. It'd be silly not to, considering I use one for a flippin' game!
Using firewalls/malware software/plain-ol'-being-cautious just isn't enough these days; anyone who thinks it IS enough is kidding themselves.
Jan 15th 2010 5:25PM You just have no idea what you're talking about. At all.
Dec 25th 2009 1:40PM I would never buy one for myself, but I wouldn't mind winning one! :D