Those fucking socialists are at it again! Now Forbes is attacking the Almighty Precious Blizzard over the Diablo 3 hacking incidents. Lazy ass Occupiers need to get a God damn job…
Wait… Forbes? FORBES?
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
The illustrious Paul Tassi wrote a succinct article about the horror of being hacked in Diablo 3. For a solid contribution to the gaming community Mr. Tassi was attacked and belittled by paid forum trolls and the lemmings that follow them–because actually playing the game is obviously not as much fun as searching internet forums for places to post your cult-like sycophantic drivel.
If this problem is so widespread and prevalent as to have an automated recovery system in place, how on earth has Blizzard not devised a better way to keep your account secure?
How dare Mr. Tassi question Blizzard in such a reasonable manner!
I can’t even repeat some of the names I’ve been called for daring to suggest that perhaps Blizzard needs to look at some of their security practices based on how easy it is to get hacked, our intrepid reporter explains.
I don’t understand this incessant need to blame the victim, and this should be open for a civil discussion…
You can thank Newt “I fucked my wives in ways most people couldn’t even conceive” Gingrich and the GOP for that whole blame the victim thing. It’s the current conservative meme and gamers, especially ones that have an unhealthy fanatical obsession with corporations (cough, t-baggers, cough,) are simply imitating their parents from the safety of the couch in said parent’s basement.
Lets bullet some of Paul’s points to try and help these specials needs gamers understand.
- The hackers only stripped the very last character played, no matter its level or the level of the other characters on the account.
- I do not understand the argument about password security being the key when if hackers truly did have the passwords, all characters could easily be stripped, not just one.
- If a $5 keyfob is what it takes to make their game secure, Blizzard should be eating that cost, not the player.
- Even without the authenticator, there should be behavioral indicators in place to prevent instant account draining like what we’ve seen with this hack. In what world would a player want to strip his avidly played character of all their items and gold in under a manner of minutes?
Gaming Blend talks about it a bit more and discusses one user’s comments on the Forbes article who claims to have proof of how this can happen. In a nutshell, Vaudevillian believes the hackers are taking advantage of internet latency to slip in, hijack and spoof the session. Of course none of the fanatics are having any of this and all of them are suddenly internet security “experts.”
And yes, forum poster Ham, you’re 100% correct. I am linking to your thread to prove something. I’m proving what a bunch of detrimentally fanatical, sycophant idiots you are. This is the cause you’ve taken up in life, Mr. Ham? Blind devotion, defense and support for a corporation that has legions of lawyers on retainer? Let me offer you some friendly advice, if Blizzard invites you to a gathering in Guyana, don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
Not that I owe the Cult of Blizzard any explanations but I find myself asking, why does this story intrigue me so? I don’t plan on purchasing Diablo 3. I’ll never purchase a game whose single player campaign requires you to be on line. And no, I’m not writing about it to get people to “visit my blog.” I get over 200 a day (sometimes 600) just visiting my FIFA 12 Control Reference Sheet and EA server troubleshooting articles. As an uncompetitive introvert, I’m very comfortable with those numbers. Any more visitors and the pressure may just freeze up my writing productivity around here faster than SpiderBite’s Diablo 3 account got hacked.
I’m following it because it fascinates me that such a fantastic and talented company like Blizzard, a company that is capable of creating and has created some of the best games in all of gaming history, is also capable of such amazingly stupid and thick headed bureaucratic bullshit. That, and I’m a wee bit bewildered by Blizzard’s cult following.
Speaking of bizarre cult behavior, you know those whacky Koreans? Yeah? Well, the Korean government has launched an investigation into Blizzard Entertainment over allegations that the American computer game maker has refused to refund Koreans who purchased its latest real-time role-playing game Diablo 3.
Someone, please, please, PLEASE, explain to me how people who incessantly play Starcraft in internet cafes, sometimes to the point of death, still have the wits and common sense to question Blizzard’s motives and actions, while here in the good old US of A we are stuck with carbon copies of this moron;
Yeah…because one guy that claims he was hacked (probably sold all his good stuff for less than it was worth and regretted<–guy in the screencaps that Blizzard says wasnt hacked), and some random guy that has no evidence that he WAS “Session spoofed” are more believable than BLizzard. K ~ Joe
Joe? Joe the plumber? Is that you buddy? Still suffering from delusions of adequacy I see.
EDIT 6/07/12: It seems that Blizzard is frantically deleting any post regarding this matter from their forums. That’s not shady at all. They obviously have nothing to hide.