Shared Topic: Raising Awareness

This week’s Shared Topic addresses an issue omnipresent in the game: the relationship between gold selling, gold buying and account hacking. After seeing two of her guildmates getting hacked, Tarinae of A Healadin’s Tear suggested we write about the topic of gold buying and where this gold comes from:

Blizzard has been on the fast track to promoting account security lately. They all new options for when accounts are compromised, they offered pets for authenticators, they made several posted awareness sheets, etc.

But running parallel to that is the amount of gold sellers we see.

I have seen two of my guildmates hacked already this year by devastatingly experienced hackers. I was going to construct a post about the ugly truth behind gold buying. Do I know anyone who buys gold? No, but I know people who suffer the consequences. I did it once.

I want to try to make sure people are aware of what happens when a gold seller needs to fill an order…they don’t create this stuff out of thin air.

So I thought I would promote it as a shared topic so you can share any (hacking or other) experiences you have to help raise awareness. People expect blizzard to say this stuff…but we are just players….real players with real experiences.

Speaking up about this are:

Zalduun from Blessing of Fish

Morynne of Marks 365

Tarinae of A Healadin’s Tear

Krikket of So Much WoW, So Little Time

Gazimoff from Mana Obscura

Nexdominus from Death Knight Tank

Sycopat from Sycopat’s Sibilancy

Pndrev from Primetime Casual

Alamara from Almost Epic

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Artie from Blade Barrier

Daraia from Daughter of Ravenholdt Manor

Jaedia from The Lazy Sniper

Fantastic participation as usual!

For this upcoming week’s Shared Topic, we’re going to be talking about blogging, more specifically about comments. Are they helpful or do they get in the way of us speaking our mind? Share your thoughts on your blog and be sure to report back to the thread on Blog Azeroth!

Want a taste of some Shared Topics to come? Check out:
Leveling 1 to 10
What do you do when your raid is cancelled?
The Best and Worst Cities/Towns

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