Then I woke up. Really. It was all a bad dream (or nightmare). A dream that I didn't want to come true....So hopped outta bed, turned on the coffee pot, and went to the Droid App Store. I downloaded Blizzards Moblie Authenticator. I set it up (very simple instructions, even I was able to figure it out, so it is completely idiot proof). You download the app, then it refers you to battle.net, you punch in a code, it sends it to your email, you click the link, and you are now Authenticated. Ahhh. Relaxation. Too bad I now have two cups of coffee in me, so I can't get back to bed....mmmm....the goodness of caffeine...
If you have hesitated on doing this, I would not wait a minute more. Most App style phones (Droid- iPhone) have this style of hookup, and it literally took me 5 minutes start to finish.
Now this might just be me, but upon logging in to WoW (only about 15 minutes later), I saw this in my mailbox.
Let's weigh this quick. I just secured my account, made it "literally" hack free, gave me a bit more confidence in Blizzard wanting to help me from the "hackers", and they give me a pet for notta?
I think it was a good decision. Are you authenticated? I hope that you have taken the plunge, and if not, I hope this post confirmed not just the ease of it (and on top of it, you don't have to wait for the keychain in the mail).
*Edit- I do want to add to be aware of what Authenticator you add, make sure it is blizzard...Now for Droid there is only one available, but I can forsee in the future (using my crystal ball) that sooner or later the scammers will find a way to have you download apps to snatch your account information. Only use the Blizzard one, with true blizzard logo's, or you can even go directly to the blizz site (battle.net) to their page to get the download from them.
Now before you say:
"I am too safe. I watch what I download, what sites I visit, etc, etc, etc."
There are alot of folks that get hacked, for reasons unbeknownst (is that even a word? I dunno, but it sounds cool) to me. Basically, if you have ever used your email (that is linked to your wow account) for ANYTHING, you have a chance to get hit.
That isn't your comment? How about this one:
"I am smart. I have a seperate email that I do not use for anything else linked to my WoW account."
Do me a favor quick. Log into that account. If it's MSN, your email is out there. If it's Yahoo, it's out there. If it's gmail or googlemail, it's out there. If you got an email from "admin at XXXX", your email is on a list somewhere. Not trying to freak you out, but just get an authenticator. For your safety.
Do you utilize this free option from Blizz?
If not, did I convince you to do so?
Since that is done, I can update you on tomorrows post: I am working on a multi post "post" on readers emails.
Now don't take this the wrong way, as I don't want you to hesitate to email me, but please limit your questions to one per email, and if you are looking for a "how do I make money on my server, I have a 525 XXX, and a 520 XXX, and I do XXX right now" answer, please use my coaching program for those (there is a small fee for this).
As you know by now, I love to help out, but those questions are better off solved in person, and on your server (and are very time consuming....and at times, quite complicated) and that is why I refer you to the program (not because I am being a dick, I am sure you understand).
I am thinking about offering a free session to my readers, what do you all think on that? Would you be interested in a "free" one on one with Alto?