Lord of the Rings Online resets neglected account passwords

    
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For those of you who haven’t logged into your Lord of the Rings Online account for quite a while, the next time you head back into the MMO, you’re going to face a small obstacle. That’s because Standing Stone Games announced that it’s resetting all passwords for accounts that haven’t been touched for two years or longer.

“As part of our effort to keep people’s game accounts secure, we have reset the passwords for all game accounts that have not been logged into in more than two years,” the studio posted. “Your game account and all of its data remains intact! In order to log in, you will need to reset your password through the Forgot My Password reset procedure.”

SSG emphasized that this reset wasn’t being done because of any compromised accounts but rather to “maintain account security.” It also noted that if you logged into your account on the website, that counts in regard to the two-year cutoff.

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Saluka

Seems fair enough. I came back to 2 expansions I didn’t pay for and gathering skills I didn’t train maxed out so it’s obvious someone was up to something on my account without my knowledge at some stage.

I was successful in recovering my account only due to the fact I remembered my account name even with a old password.

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Vanquesse V

Honestly this should probably become standard practice. Having not logged in for more than 2 years means that not only have you not updated your password for that long, but you probably also aren’t paying attention to the game. Considering how many people use the same password for multiple services, and how easily a lot of services seem to be to break into, there’s a good chance that even if someone got alerted to a breach, they wouldn’t change PW for a game they haven’t played in a good while.

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Vamen Dbarr

If only they had done that a wee bit sooner before someone hijacked my account. It will be 3 months next week that I put in a ticket with their support team with as of yet not a peep from them. Good stuff.

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Marko Zivkovic

“SSG emphasized that this reset wasn’t being done because of any compromised accounts” they had a breach in 2016 lol

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Fisty

Feel sorry for folks with old emails.

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Eliandal

That is something that can be .. gotten.. around, although I’m not sure what support is like now? I had to do that a couple of years ago, and they really were quite good about it.

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styopa

Honestly, I can see how it might be slightly annoying for some people (but if they haven’t logged in in TWO YEARS is it really?) but considering the number of hacks/leaks of pw’s it’s not really a practice I can condemn.