This afternoon, I logged in to find that all my items and gold were missing... My fault for having a weak password? Maybe? It was listed as "strong" by the password verification system.
But, really Blizzard? You make us play online all the time and deal with the lag and the queues and the bullshit installer and then I have to deal with account hacking to steal my miserable 5k gold?
Here is their statement on the matter:
“We’d like to take a moment to address the recent reports that suggested
that Battle.net and Diablo III may have been compromised. Historically,
the release of a new game — such a World of Warcraft expansion — will
result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and
that’s exactly what we’re seeing now with Diablo III. We know how
frustrating it can be to become the victim of account theft, and as
always, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to help our players
keep their Battle.net accounts safe — and we appreciate everyone who’s
doing their part to help protect their accounts as well.”
Suggested? I'd like to take a moment and suggest that you go F yourselves. Historically, the release of a single player game with multi-player support doesn't require a constant connection to your pos battle net servers to play the single player portion. This "game" has been nothing but an inconvenience since it launched. I'm generally a fan of blizzards games and their lore. That's why I laid my money out without a second thought on release day. Apparently I should've put my remembering cap on and thought back to the WoW beta/release. At least at the beginning of WoW there wasn't a blizzard built-in motivator to hack accounts and steal their shit. (I'm talking about you, cash4gold auction house!)
The worst thing about it all is the community on the forums.
"should have had an authenticator"
"get an anti-virus"
Really, so I have to pay a premium in addition to the cost of the game so that I can perhaps play? Authenticators are the biggest scam out there. I'm surprised they haven't started charging monthly for them like car insurance. The noob comments are just people who haven't been hacked yet and will be just as pissed as I am.
Oh, and I have an anti-virus. Thank you very much. Those are always fool-proof!
The thing I'm mostly pissed off about is that I'm home sick from work today and I wanted to get a little game time in. (As I haven't had much time with the move and unpacking, 5k gold? Pathetic!) I'm sitting here sick as hell and wanted to cuddle up with my beautiful barbarian Brunhilda and I log in to see her naked. No one wants to see that. She's only beautiful when shes driving her enemies before her and hearing the lamentations of their women (men?). No one does that to Brunhilda!!!