First, breaking news!
(I completed both on 10/29/09 local time but apparently not on server time.)
The sad part is… there are some awesome quests that I want to finish up, so I can’t stop.
Even before the whole achievement thing started I had a personal goal to see every quest conceivable on at least one character.
So I’ll finish up this quest chain that I think will take me through the Dark Portal to hunt demons. And I’ll finish the quest chain that I’m doing for Tirion Fordring out in Eastern Plaguelands. And the quests from Chromie are amusing as I really am (in a way) from the future doing quests in the past for her.
But at least now I feel like some of the pressure has been lifted and I can bounce around as I wish.
Swamp of Sorrows is virtually untouched and there are zones in the Eastern Kingdoms I haven’t even finished exploring yet.
I can’t wait for the next patch where they introduce the functionality of calling up all your completed quest IDs. There will be an add out shortly after that, I’m sure, that will cross-reference it with a list of available quests and tell you what you have left. I’m just hoping someone does it as a standalone and it isn’t only incorporated into the devil incarnate adds like Questhelper.
Back to our public service announcement.
Sometimes I hate being right.
Being able to say, “I told you so” is a bittersweet thing.
The guildmaster of my guild got hacked this week.
Toons stripped, guild bank gutted (and we’re a raiding guild so there were some goodies in there), alts deleted (possibly an attempt to transfer them to a different server).
A guild member was on when it happened and was coincidentally not too far from one of the characters standing naked by the Org mailbox.
He pieced it together real quick and put in a ticket, but by that time the damage had already been done and there probably isn’t too much that Blizzard will do until the account holder submits the ticket.
So we now have a guild message of the day warning people to not put anything in the guild bank.
We have a post up at the guild site reminding people to get an authenticator.
If you’re in a guild with people that you like – do everyone a favor and order the damn thing.
If you’re in a guild with people you hate, well fuck them if your account gets hacked. Matter of fact, just clean out the guild bank yourself.
But seriously, especially if you have access to a bank, you should get an authenticator.
It protects your own characters and the assets of the guild.
The authenticator is linked to your battlenet account (because you’ve all already upgraded to a bnet account so you can keep playing, right?) and is super easy to use.
I log in as normal and get an additional pop up that asks for the authenticator code.
Get this, I push the button on the cute little keychain authenticator and, wait for it… it gives me a 6-digit number.
That number gets entered and I’m into the game.
If you’re into higher-tech gadgets, get the mobile authenticator for your cell phone.
Blizzard store: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100000622
Mobile authenticator (not just for the iPhone anymore!): https://us.battle.net/account/support/mobile-auth-download.xml
Best $6.50 I’ve ever spent. The mobile authenticator is free for the iPhone and about a buck for most carriers.
Do it for yourself.
Do it for your guild.
Do it for the orphans of Azeroth.
Because so help me, if anyone else gets hacked and wipes out a guild bank I’m associated with again I will hunt down and slaughter orphans. I will beat them to death with puppies. While punching kittens. And kicking baby unicorns.