Lt. Commander
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# 31
01-30-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mortikhan View Post
Things I hate about WoW:

It does not have Space ships.

It does not have space age armor or weapons.

It does not have Klingons or "Insert any alien race found in this game".

It happens on just one planet (how lame).

It does not have the same storyline or background as STO.

You are incorrect. WoW does have space ships. WoW does have space armor. WoW does not happen on just one planet. And WoW's story line is about 10,000+ years long.

Space ships. Ever see Exodar or that mini-town in the middle of Nagrand?

Space armor. Ever see the Pally T5 armor? lol Purple power ranger!

One planet? Azeroth and Outlands. 1+1=2 in my universe.

Storyline. "for 10 thousand years... you are not prepared". That's a hint.
Lt. Commander
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# 32
01-30-2010, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by andrew0008 View Post
I don't think that I want to risk connecting to a Wow Server anymore. The past couple of weeks, lots of people are getting hacked... stolen accounts, deleted characters and stolen gold. It happened to me, even while running virus, spyware and keylogger detection software. Took 10 days to get things restored and who ever did it got me banned for gold spamming while they had access. Now I have to use an authenticator but with no evidence of a hacker in my system it makes one wonder. Why take the risk?
Did you happen to reply to an email warning that you're about to be banned (or have been banned), and that you have to give Blizzard your info?

If so, that was your first mistake. Blizzard will not ask for your info.

There are a huge number of phishing scams going on.

Chances are, you weren't actually hacked. Chances are you accidentally gave info to the wrong person, and that person took that info and used it to gain access to your account.

From what I've read, the vast, vast majority of people who claim they got hacked really got phished.
Lt. Commander
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# 33
01-30-2010, 03:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iggep
You are incorrect. WoW does have space ships. WoW does have space armor. WoW does not happen on just one planet. And WoW's story line is about 10,000+ years long.

Space ships. Ever see Exodar or that mini-town in the middle of Nagrand?

Space armor. Ever see the Pally T5 armor? lol Purple power ranger!

One planet? Azeroth and Outlands. 1+1=2 in my universe.

Storyline. "for 10 thousand years... you are not prepared". That's a hint.
LOL - If you put it that way - yeah, there's a bit of that in the WoW world. But it's not really the same. It's still largely a fantasy universe rather than a Sci-Fi universe.
Lt. Commander
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# 34
01-30-2010, 03:40 PM
"From what I've read, the vast, vast majority of people who claim they got hacked really got phished."

Didn't happen to me. I did get some Phishing emails and immediately deleted them. Whoever was doing it was stupid enough to send it to my secondary email address (haven't used for WoW in 3 years). Nor did I go to any suspect websites....porn or WoW.

There is a lot of chatter about what is going on at several gaming website forums. The most popular theories are that it is an "inside job" or gold farming has become such a large cash opportunity that Asian organized crime has jumped in big time or a combination of the two. Is gold farming really a 1 billion dollar industry??

Add the Battle.Net change over in November as another big ?
Lt. Commander
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# 35
01-30-2010, 03:50 PM
The WoW hacking stuff is probably better off discussed at their forums . . .

But it does appear Blizzard is very aware of the issues, as security is their top news story right now. And they're claiming it's mostly phishing.

My emails are getting pretty flooded with claims that I've been hacked or I've been shut down, etc.

None are true, though - so far, I've been logging in with no issues.
Lt. Commander
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# 36
01-30-2010, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CobraA1 View Post
The WoW hacking stuff is probably better off discussed at their forums . . .

But it does appear Blizzard is very aware of the issues, as security is their top news story right now. And they're claiming it's mostly phishing.

My emails are getting pretty flooded with claims that I've been hacked or I've been shut down, etc.

None are true, though - so far, I've been logging in with no issues.
Agree about where the WOW hacking discussions should but those who get critical of CS in those forums are getting banned or having their posts mysteriously disappear.

Other reason.....STO is down. The official downtime thread, last time I looked, was 260 pages long. Actually an entertaining read.
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