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Father Xmas
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Father Xmas

Well, I think this is going to mean they will lighten up on their somewhat excessive password restrictions because they are hoping for an influx of new players once HoT is released this decade. (jk)

As it is now not only you can’t use any of the publicly released passwords from various hacks on other systems but you can’t use any currently or formerly used, by anyone, on GW or GW2.  It’s nearly as tough as coming up with a character name that isn’t just plain silly or has a bunch of xs or accented characters in it.  I imagine that wouldn’t be fun for new players but since new players will be required to use 2-factor, they might be able to lessen those restrictions.

But that’s my opinion.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Two party authentication should be the “norm” for everything. That it isn’t just is bonkers to me.

Omedon
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Omedon

Account hacking, and 3rd party capability to destroy your progress and/or connection to friends and your own character has to be the elephant in the room plaguing the barrage of indy titles coming down the pipe.  You’ve gotta wonder how many of these studios almost hope for a slow ramp-up to their title, because “if we’re too popular, we’ll be a hacking target, and we’re not ready for that yet.”  A game as big as GW2 certainly has to consider this right out of the gate, but I’m surprised that I don’t see this topic asked of more indy projects.  I wonder if that has to do with any degree of PR control on the studios’ end, not wanting to discuss that they have safeguards so they don’t prompt an early “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED” response from the villains of the internet.

Roke
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Roke

I thought the gw2 website was bugged when I didn’t see the log in link in it’s usual place… Why would they move it and just leave the spot empty?

tobascodagama
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tobascodagama

I’ve been using the app-based MFA for ages now. It’s really easy, and you can have the game client/forums remember IPs you frequently use. So I only even get prompted to enter the passcode when I’m away from home.

Feydakin
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Feydakin

Yeah I tend to use this when available… if for no other reason than to thwart a hacker from sticking it on my account after they take it to make it harder for me to get it back. Thankfully, *knock wood* I haven’t been hacked since back in the early days (late 90’s) when a certain “dragon” and his cronies hacked my UO account. Since then I’ve been super paranoid about online security… and it’s paid off.

arktourosx
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arktourosx

Chinese noodle snakes everywhere!