Natural selection. The ones with a brain
or alternatively a token
Hi. I hope you get your account compromised through no fault of your own. Then I can have a laugh and insult you. Edited, Sep 16th 2013 1:03pm by PhoenixOmbre
Yeah well, good luck with that one... ^.^/
Why? Do you think it inconceivable that SE's security could be breached, bypassing even authenticators? Or are you simply under the delusion that you are somehow special and nothing could possibly happen to you?
Of course many cases of stolen accounts are the owner's fault. But do not assume that this is 100% of all cases. And don't assume that because you have some technical knowledge that everyone should automatically undertand things the way you do. w
Well, you are right that SE made a grave mistake. The mistake was to not make the token mandatory.
I`ve yet to see something that bypasses the physical authenticator, but I agree that if such a thing were
to exist, SE would have to come up with a solution. For now, however, the authenticator seems to provide
sufficient protection; and I strongly urge others to buy one asap.
Perhaps... no, quite definitely... my comments are unreasonably harsh. It is not resonable to expect 12 year
old kids to understand the necessity of "yet nother bothersome 10 seconds of password input" before they
can hack`n`slash for 12 hours straight. Even though they are expected to provide their credit card information,
agree to the ToS and consent to refrain from harrassment, sexism, racism and overly bad language.
- You see what I did there -
I also agree it`s bad business practice, because MMOs at least partially thrive on dumb kids with lots of money;
which you`ll inevitably lose following a ban. The question then is which of the following two things you value more:
a game environment where RMT and botting is swiftly and mercilessly dealt with, even if a few not-so-bright comrades
get their accounts deleted despite being innocent of the aforementioned crimes (but not of stupidity); or a game
environment where the second warning follows the first and paves the way for the third; which lowers the "costs"
for professional botters and RMTs to one third of the initial value.
I prefer the former. Even though I would be very, very upset if I got banned. Which, luckily, I am quite confident,
will never happen. If anything, I`ll get banned for my poisonous tongue.