Friday, December 18, 2009
The Blizzard Authenticator - A rip off in itself
I saw an article on mmocrunch about world of warcraft authenticators. The little device that generates a second code needed to log in (you don't have the device, you can't log in, even if you've hacked the regular password). I wrote the following:
I am surprised how people are so excited to spend money on these if they are so necessary to play the game.
If it’s a necessary part of the game, why doesn’t it come with the game – or atleast after X amount of subscription time they send you one?
It’s like you guys rented a house, then your real excited to buy a lock and key for the front door – the house should come with one.
I mean, if the game didn't come with a password field at all and you 'only' had to pay $6.50 to get one, would you think that's great? No, you'd insist it should come with a password field. You'd say it's absolutely necessary to have one.
And yet you say the Blizz authenticator is absolutely necessary as well.