Whose responsibility is it to prevent our accounts to get hacked into and our items to get taken? Well, since Blizzard actually owns everything, it is *their* responsibility, not ours. This means that if they allow nonsense like this to happen to their items that they've lent out to us to play the game with.. well then either the hackers are damned good and/or Blizzard just doesn't care about our enjoyment or investment in this game.
So Blizzard should somehow monitor every website a player goes to, every bit of software they install on their PC, every email they respond to, every link they click?
Players are responsible for doing their part in safeguarding their own login information. They also can take advantage of additional security measures offered like the Free mobile Authenticator and SMS Protect. The login servers are designed to respond to the proper login/pass - so if a player gives that away to a hacker then the server won't know the difference. The login servers do have some login detection software that notes a change in pattern and can lock the player out, but until Bioauthentication becomes common online hackers will always take advantage of the careless, naive, or overconfident.
Also, you agreed that you are responsible for your own login information -section 5C of the TOU
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the Login Information, and you will be responsible for all uses of the Login Information, including purchases, whether or not authorized by you. In the event you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including without limitation any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of the Login Information, you must immediately notify Blizzard by contacting http://www.battle.net/support .
Yawn. No, you know I'm not saying that Blizzard should be fully responsible for the passwords people come up with or whether or not those people are wise enough to keep them private, I never said that.. .. although, in some ways they are.. if you understood technology at all.. you'd know what I mean.
You're missing the point. Not all people who are hacked are hacked due to a fault of his/her own. I'm sure a lot are, but not all. I don't give out my password to anyone. Nobody. I could still be hacked though. That's why I don't worry about it too much. Even if I got an authenticator as you suggest, I could still get hacked. So, what's the point in inconveniencing myself for a game?
Think about it, you didn't actually respond to the meat of what I said. Blizzard allows us to use these items for our fun to produce happy gaming customers. How does it make us happy if they enact policies that assume we're scamming and then part of that policy disallows us from trading gear we are lucky enough to get back after being hacked into?
Personally, I'd be fine with that because I don't trade. But, what about folks who are the opposite of me and think that the AH is glorious and that trading is where it is at? What about folks who farmed for hundreds of hours to find an item *just* so he/she could trade it, not to use it. This trade might have allowed the player to obtain gears they actually needed. But now due to someone's incompetence or dishonesty that player won't get to do that now. So, those hundreds of hours were partially wasted. So, Blizzard doesn't care about our having fun in the trading game that they try to push us into using? How does that make sense?
Doesn't this contradict how they have allowed botters and exploits and multi-boxers etc to roam about ruining this game? Doesn't Blizzard have any investigative abilities at all? If it isn't worth their time/money, then why is it such a big deal for them to allow the player to have his/her items back or not?
If someone robs me of my wallet and I'm lucky enough to get it back before they spend the cash (I know this never happens in real life, this is just an example).. how do you think I'd feel if the cops said: well now, you were pretty dumb to lay your wallet down like that.. we got it back for you.. and here's your cash.. but you cannot use this cash for anything but food now. Want to buy a shirt or beer or go to a movie. Nope. You're money is bound to only food now.. in fact.. we're keeping your money and giving you these food stamps instead. Have fun now.
Yeah, that's what it is like.
Blizzard definitely comes up with great solutions that match up with problems. Not.
I swear, MissCheetah.. please don't try to strawman me again.. you knew I was talking about the items and the security of Blizzard's game.. not about people keeping tabs on their passwords.. you are just being silly.. if people are foolish enough to give out their passwords, they should expect to lose their accounts or items.. however, that doesn't cleanse the thief of guilt and that doesn't alleviate Blizzard of their responsibility to maintain and monitor the game and its servers and investigate theft or hacking in their own game..