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Monday, 21 July, 2008

Blizzard Authenticator

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 8:41 am

I purchased a couple of these the other week, information pills two because although the individual authenticators aren’t expensive the P&P cost is quite high for something so small. I’ve been using it now for a few days, geriatrician so here’s my thoughts on it so far…

  • It is fairly easy to use.
  • I do keep getting it upside down though I’ve not yet managed to get a code that looks correct upside down so not too big a problem.
  • I’m happy about the extra security, story but I would like the option to bypass the password entry, in effect I now have to enter two passwords.
  • Having to use the authenticator to get access to my account page on the Blizzard site seems like more security than I really need.
  • I worry about losing the damn thing. I’m fairly mobile with my laptop and have to remember to pick it up every time I move. I’m going to have to Velcro it to the lid of my laptop.
  • It’s a little larger than I’d like. It is quite small, but also a little thick, too large to tuck into a wallet or hang permanently from a keyring.

All in all I’m reasonably happy with it, all my niggles are little ones.

I’m going to put the second authenticator up for a prize if the Munqui Tribe ever run a competition. Finding an anonymous way of getting it to the winner may be difficult, as a middle aged man I really really don’t want to know the real-life address of a guildie who just might also be quite young. Such is the state of paranoia in the UK. I’m sure something can be worked out.

You learn something new every day.

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 8:08 am

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately leveling Flowerz the druid. She’s now level 36 which is still quite low when the target is 60. On the plus side though she’s leveling a little faster than any other toon I’ve played, global burden of disease so I guess being strict about time-wasting is paying off.

I hopped onto Flowersz the resto-shaman to help a guildie who wanted a healer for BM (usually Black Morass), but it turned out to be a lowish level group in Blood Furnace. I wasn’t bothered, I just wanted to do a 5-man, it feels like a long time since I last did one.  I did learn something that I didn’t think was true – an overpowered healer can still boost. I’ve always suspected that an overleveled healer wouldn’t contribute much to a group because, well, fights are about DPS and Threat aren’t they? Turns out I was wrong – for example on the last boss everyone except the warrior and Flowersz got killed by the shadow volley and mean AOE he throws out occasionally. I was expecting a wipe, but kept on healing the warrior anyway, though the fight lasted some time we managed to down the boss with only 2 men. Not much fun for the other players, but at least they got quest completions and a roll on the blue drop.

I’ve been spending a bit more time in the Guild Chat than I usually do, it’s quite active and a fun read.

Onto Duskwallow Marsh for more leveling with my druid, I’ve not been there since the new quests so it should be a little less dull. The leveling guide tells me to go to STV (another area I’ve not been to) but I don’t know – I’ve heard so many bad things about it that I’m just not going to go!

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