On March 10th I received an email from Blizzard.
Blizzard Entertainment recently received a request to change the e-mail address used to log in to the Battle.net account with the username firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail address email@example.com has been specified as the new username for this Battle.net account. An email has been sent to this new address containing a verification link to complete the change.
“Ahhhhh crap!” I thought. “Someone hacked my account and now I’ll have to spend a bunch of time trying to claw my way back in.”
Being generally swamped at work and a very casual gamer I let it all slide for a month. I did nothing until my roomies started talking about playing again.
“Oh – I should go and get my account back so we can all party,” I finally admitted.
“Yeah! Do that and I’ll craft a bunch of stuff for your monk!”
My friend Paul plays Diablo a lot more than I do. He’s got a level 60 that looks like gold Skeletor from Masters of the Universe.
I spent about ten minutes talking to a support guy in a chat room.
“Yup – looks like your account was compromised. I’ll go ahead and reset the email and give you a password reset link.”
“Okay – looks like you’re all good to go. Just login and create a support ticket to revert anything that has been changed.”
I thought I would log in and find a stripped, broke ass, bare naked level 32 Monk and all my hardcore characters dead. I was surprised when instead I found a stripped, broke ass, bare naked level 60 Monk and all my hardcore characters untouched! The perp, who was probably a gold farmer, had played through the game for me and leveled my toon all the way up to 60. That’s a win in my book.
So to huang3#1360 – thanks.