The 'Cut Short' story is awesome. And like the evolution of Anduin.
I like that they updated their authentication system. They could already detect locations where people were logging in from, so this was a long time coming.
The Mekkatorque story is by far my favorite so far. It actually lets me see a different side of the character, and a fight where the character's best atributes have been brought out. Plus making Troggs a threat is no mean feat being how stupid they are.
I love the authenticator changes! Not having to type in that code every single time will be a welcomed relief.
So now instead of just installing keyloggers, hackers will install keyloggers and tunnels. Brilliant, nice one Blizzard.Seriously, I want to be authenticated every single time.
I find it hilarious that people instantly assume that THING I JUST THOUGHT OF IN TEN SECONDS USING KEYWORDS I FOUND ON THE INTERNET hasn't been considered by a company like Blizzard (with its many talented developers) when they're considering improvements to a security tool.Come on. Give them a little credit. Don't b**** until you've thought of a flaw that it took you at least five whole minutes to invent.People. Sheesh.
Yeah, I'm hoping for an option to keep it asking for my auth number every time. I'd feel tons safer that way. It's not exactly inconvenient to have to type in a few numbers. And that far outweighs the risks of having everything I've put into WoW being stolen and my guild being completely theifed.
I don't think I like that authenticator change. I want to have to authenticate on every single login. I'd rather not have to log in to Blizzard and authenticate just because I'm looking up an armory profile. I don't get why I have to do that.
I'm actually rather mixed on the changes. On one hand, not having to authenticate after every DC (which is a common problem as of late when switching between characters or servers it seems) will be nice, but it's still nice to know that my account is secure.Anduin has become one of my favorite NPCs with Cata. The Alliance quest arch that leads into Twilight Highlands with him is such a great insight to the depth of his character and who he's becoming.
I kinda like the authenticator change. Makes it easier to log in for me.
Guess won't make a difference for people who VPN (which means Blizz has no way to know your real location)
I don't ever have to log into Battle.net to look at armory...Explore>WoW>type name in search bar...
I'm opposed to the new authenticator change because I'm a firm believer in the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid). An authenticator is a simple implementation of two factor authentication. Only the person who knows the account name/password and has physical possession of the authenticator gets into the account. It's a trivial process to physically secure my authenticator. It's not so trivial to secure my computer. I appreciate Blizzard's desire to make the account authentication both safe and easy. However, my account has been hacked and having an authenticator brings me great peace of mind. It's simple and I control it. That's a virtue. If other people prefer the new system that's fine with me. I'd prefer to opt out.
I've done a little bit of my own trying to learn about this new change. Apparently the game system puts in a key, a unique one I might add (meaning that computer A wouldn't be the same as computer B), into the system registry. Remove the key and the game will ask for the authenticator.The biggest problem that I can think of, apart from the above, is that it does allow me multiple cached keys between my computers. In other words it won't look at the last computer I logged into and declare it to be the one usable without said authenticator.