Originally Posted by unfriend
Well, I must say that hearing about all this is extremely disheartening.
I AM a Blizzard Fanboy, based solely off of the Diablo franchise. I love the game, and will continue playing (albeit cautiously....)
I heard about this "hack" or "session spoof" from a friend after he advised me to go try and level up in a public game, then 5 minutes later (AFTER I had opened my game to the public and had one person join) said "Don't join public games, they are hacking accounts that way."
IF this is a legitimate occurance, then it truly sucks. However, for all of the rumors floating around, in all seriousness I have yet to see proof. I am NOT saying it is not real, I am just saying I have not seen any proof it exists and I doubt anyone else has (unless you are the unlucky person to be hacked). That being said, this type of thing SHOULD NOT happen, ESPECIALLY within the first week of launch.
I was at the Irvine launch event. I got my CE signed by half the developers there (just couldn't wait for the 2nd go around), and to think that one or possibly a few of them dropped the ball and is responsible for an open hole like this in the coding or security is just saddening IMO. If this is there, then what other holes and issues do we have to look forward to down the line......
I and countless others have waited (not entirely patiently) for years for this game to be released.
We expected a polished game. We expected stable a Battle.net. We expected better protection and security against the rampant hacks that plagued Diablo 2.
Based off of early indications, it appears we expected too much.
hopefully things will look up, i have many friends that bought the game, and i don't wish them or any of the people of this community, nor any other player a bad game, or bad service, i quit blizzard because of their customer service, or lack there of mostly, all in all, i played wow since it was released, and every game in the starcraft,warcraft,and diablo franchise, i will admit they had their moments where i was just struck with awe at their innovative ways, that being said, most of those people have started to leave, or have already left it seems, their recent expansions of wow, and recent ideas for "balancing" or "changes" they make for their games, don't always exactly add up when you compare them to decisions they've made in the past, all of this combined with their sub par customer service, and well, you eventually question why you are paying 15$ a month for something that you don't fully enjoy any longer,i will not regret my WoW or any other games' purchase ever, but i don't agree with it, and i accept those that do, and those that don't equally, i tend to have more to talk about with those that leave and look for solace elsewhere, but that´s about it.
all that being said, i wish you and the rest of the players here the best, i am logging off for the night, i hope to wake up and find good news after the maintenance and that it was just a scare from users with not so great security
Originally Posted by Mkilbride
Don't worry, you can continue being a fanboy.
Blizzard has proven this is all just another slamfest, like with the servers, of people trying hurt Blizzard / Diablo III.
this will always happen, no matter what company or product, as long as you are successful, you will have your fans/followers, and your "haters" for lack of a better word atm