Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When you just shouldn't trust what you read...

H
ey Gang!


With everyone so freakin' bored out of their minds with the current state of "in-game" things, many are choosing to find other means of entertainment; be it, Leveling Alts, Making Gold, Achievements, Raiding, running in circles in Dalaran, etc. I choose to dust off an old alt that has been sitting at level 60 for quite some time. You saw Tamedfuu's Misadventures previously but that's not what I wanted to talk about today (even if some of it creeps up in context).

My main purpose of this post is about the Cataclysm Beta.

Now before you "spoiler free" readers flee the scene, this has nothing to do with the content within the Beta itself but what it brings to those of us who do not have a Beta key and are "patiently" waiting for one. The boredom that we are experiencing plus the impending doom of All Life on Azeroth with the excitement of "new and improved" content mixed with the possibilities of experiencing them first hand before the expansion actually rolls out can prove to be too much for some folks.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen a charity drive "Adopt a Blizzard Employee into the Family Week"  where you select a Blizzard employee from the "Needs a Good Geek Home" website. You choose from a list of possible candidates for what it says under each caption:

- "Will HTML Code for belly rubs"
- "Haz many alts, HANDLE IT!"
- "Will Dance on Mailboxes for tips"
- "Owes you a moose"

The list goes on & on and you can donate anything from Gold, Saronite Ore, unwanted green items, or even that pesky troll that has been feeding on your tears in Trade Chat. All proceeds go to the "Help a Noob Foundation" to help the fight against melee hunters and mages who die to warlocks. It's an uphill battle but someone's got to do it!

Many folks are also finding creative ways to take your donated goods without giving you something in return... and that would be HACKERS!

*Cue loud scary music*
~DU DU DA!
*Cue loud Screams*

This may come as a "shock" to you but there are people out there trying to take advantage of us desperate souls out there who want to experience the Cataclysm Beta.

/gasp

 This desperation is sometimes so bad that if we even get a wiff of it, it drives us MAD! So mad, that we will accept anything that even remotely looks like a Cataclysm Beta invite in the hopes that it will overshadow our boredom with the game.


As you can see in this picture (other than my crappy noobish huntard trying to make it in this cruel world), the website looks pretty damn good but the name of this said whisper sender is completely ridiculous. Now, this is the second whisper that I had received within the past 24 hours. These hackers are really taking advantage of those of us who want a Cataclysm Beta invite. Someone who wasn't paying attention would click on the link & could potentially lose everything.

When I stated that I got a whisper from this horribly misspelled Blizzard look-alike and that they now knew someone in the Cataclysm Beta, every single one of these people in my group claimed that it was a fake that "Blizzard would never whisper you about such a thing" and this statement alone put me into a super happy mood.

*Confetti*

Random people within my PuG knew that this whisper was a fake. Even if 2 of them knew that and 2 others didn't, now it's 4 that could be saved from such an attempt on their account. Education is fun!

So my public service announcement for today is:

IF YOU SEE AN EMAIL OR GET A WHISPER FROM SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE BLIZZARD, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS. GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR BATTLE.NET ACCOUNT AND CHECK THERE! BLIZZARD WILL NEVER SEND YOU A VAGUE WHISPER INGAME OR A RANDOM EMAIL POINTING TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN THEIR BATTLE.NET ACCOUNTS.

*phew*
/wipes brow

That was a lot of bold, italicized, underlined, and embiggened words. :-)

Please stay safe everyone!

<3 Your friendly neighborhood Fuubaar

3 comments:

  1. Fuu, this is totally off topic, but what add ons are you using for your interface?! Lemme know plz =)

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  2. @ Kayllnn

    Umm the bottom part is called Tao UI. I think you have to google it. It comes in a wide variety of skins. It's really nice because it organizes everything on your screen for you if you want it to.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    <3 Fuu

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  3. Thanks Fuu!! And gratz to all u guys on the Sindy kill =)

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