I love your vids and i usally agree with everything you say but there is no way that we should pay extra to secure our games that we pay them a sub to provide a service.
Blizzard are just greedy and i refuse to play any game that they relese anymore.
You are correct about Korea but China - they don't have as many games available there. The fundamental issue is that Rift does not cater well to Korean playerbase wants and needs.
As far as DFUW art resources - that's a good thing, also may not take anything from the combat of the game as its 2 different teams that do that anyway. I see that argument a lot from the players bit it's mostly due to lack of understanding how different teams work on different portions of game development.
Finally $10 for a hardware fob - it costs Blizzard around $6 so blizzard is hardly making any profit, it all goes back to the security resources most likely.
How is blizzard greedy?
They are not making money out of authenticator keychains.
You forget how much money it costs to make them.
Blizz purchases them from VASCO and then sells them to us at cost, also free shipping and handling, also from the back end costs of running the authentication servers.
They lose money on the deal they do not make money out of it.
Let me ask you again how is Blizzard is greedy?
Also no blizz game requires authenticator for you to play.
I just use the authenicators on my smart phone so I don't really care about the cost, but from everything I heard they aren't making a penny on them so I don't see what the big deal is and since they offer a free alternative, I think the lawsuit is BS.
Isn't WOW pay by the hour in China? I'd rather just have a good quality game, pay my 15 bucks a month and niot have to worry paying for anything else in a cash shop. I find the freemium models for the most part way too limiting and probably wind up costing you more during the long run. If I do have a F2P game I like, I'll usually sign up when they have some sort of sub sale.
On a technical note, not sure if you caught it, but you had unreadable text during Blizzard segment as it popped up right on top of the topic graphic and at the beginning of the Rift segement, you got kinda a smurfy tone to your skin. Otherwise top notch as always. The videos have come along really well since you started.
Some of the responses (I got hacked, screw them! or They are greedy! Why should I have to play for anyting?) are really really stupid. Please unplug yourselves from the internet.
This is what happens when you bring three things together: the trend of overt entitlement, the trend of demonizing corporations, and the trend of being offended at everyhting.
Greedy customers sueing greedy corporations? Pot, meet kettle.
Before Battle.Net they were far more secure. They used usernames instead of emails.
Now they use emails and the Battle.Net system and it is so insecure that they are passing the buck on to the consumer. Instead of upgrading their security they are forcing consumers to pay $6.50 for an authenticator.
If Blizzard was really earnest about security they would give authenticators for free to everyone who purchases the game and only charge them for replacement authenticators.
Any company that is, or becomes big will automatically be hated...well actually Funcom is rather small and everyone hates them.
Correction, MMORPG fans hate every company ever...
w0w.. that is the most horrid justification for it being "ok" for a company to make "millions" extra to provide basic security to you.
I SHOUD have to have a smart phone to get it free? OR I SHOULD have to spend MORE money than I already am to not only keep my game from being messed with, but to PROTECT private data?
A company with the largest subs in the world according to them, that doesn't put out a 10th of the content as EQ2 can't afford to keep my account safe?
And this bullshit you're trying to pass off about how much they cost... get real... they mass made like everything else and cost almost nothing... I have a bridge in China I'd like to sell you if you think they cost more than pennies on the dollar.
Ugh, They don't have to provide an authenticator at all. You don't need a smart phone either, there is an emulator for your PC or perhaps even a PC version, never cared to look. This authenticator is for morons who fall for gimmicks and don't know how to secure their PC's or make a proper password. Which is the reason the PC one is not promoted as getting hacked would give them the authentication.. DOH
Pokket: It's called "coherency." Learn it.
As to the Blizzard matter: Upgrading security to deflect ever-increasing hacking efforts is the cost of doing business. Maybe Blizzard needs to consider just what user info they actually need to store on their servers.
The authenticator is made for the same people who need the "Don't use your toaster while in the tub" warning lables.
You don't just get "hacked" out of nowhere.
"Pokket: It's called "coherency." Learn it."
tman5: it's called "common decency" and "common sense." Learn it.
Bee Tea Dubs, I do this on the fly. I don't have a script and I don't practice what I am going to say 90382402 times before I say it. Sometimes "speak-o"s happen.
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