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Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks

Ars Technica has an unconfirmed report that ArenaNet has been experiencing attempts at unauthorized access to Guild Wars 2 accounts. These differ from the typical such attacks as they are reportedly the result of a breach at an unnamed Guild Wars fan-site, and that the perpetrators are now trying the username and password combinations from the site to take advantage of users who also use them for their game account. They include the obvious warning that this is not a good idea.

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55. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 11, 2012, 09:38 Verno
 
However you wanna justify it, this community (almost in particular) has a knick for acting particularily hostile toward others in that typicall smart-ass demeanor that would embarace the most ambitious asshole. Some people, like myself, react to that. And, debateable, perhaps not in the most efficient manner.

Welcome to the internet and every forum in existence. When you piss on people, they tend to react. If you had said "I dont like the graphics style" instead of "the graphics suck" then you would have received totally different responses.

You didn't do that, but those who did are generally the fanboy types that can't handle their perfect game being critisized.

Nah I don't see that at all here.
 
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54. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 11, 2012, 09:06 Quinn
 
While you make good points about my original message -- I was about 6 glasses of Ancient Age bourbon heavy at that moment! -- I still wouldn't point at it and scream "Trollolololol!". You didn't do that, but those who did are generally the fanboy types that can't handle their perfect game being critisized.

I still don't understand your skidding point. Are we playing a different game? The skidding looks just as bad as WoW's, an even worse if you count the speed in which you fall toward the ground. IF there is any animation to it, you have to show it to me in slow-motion.

However you wanna justify it, this community (almost in particular) has a knick for acting particularily hostile toward others in that typicall smart-ass demeanor that would embarace the most ambitious asshole. Some people, like myself, react to that. And, debateable, perhaps not in the most efficient manner.

But yes, you're correct that if I don't like it it doesn't mean others shouldn't like it. Let alone the fact that I DO like the game, the defensive stance some of the community takes on in favor of the game is unnecessary and.. haha, simply laughable.
 
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53. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 11, 2012, 08:40 Verno
 
The point was that you, like many others, portrayed snother feature as if its so awesome. I also called you on it that the skidding and the falling don't look natural at all.

Haha what are you talking about? You were the one bitching about character environment attachment. I was just pointing out that you're incorrect, your character is very "attached" to the environment and they went out of their way to animate that. You've been jumping around, grasping at straws to find something to blame your earlier trolling on. Guess what, WoW doesn't have a realistic falling model either, oh no! There is no skidding at all, you just fall off like a rock! Geez, talk about pointless nitpicking.

What kinda gets me, all in all, is the lack of honest objectivity I experience from people when they talk about the overhyped GW2.

I don't know, you seem to be the one with the attitude problem. You jumped in, took a shit on the thread with some absurd, absolute statements and then got upset when people called you out. There is a difference between a game not having a graphical style that appeals to you and its graphics engine being poor. People made up their own mind and don't agree with you, that doesn't make anyone a fanboy. There are many great games that I just don't care for but I generally don't shit all over them just because they aren't my thing.

As for hype, your expectations are your problem. There has been plenty of discussion about what the game is and isn't, its problems and its successes. If you don't like Guild Wars 2 then don't play it.
 
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52. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 11, 2012, 03:41 Quinn
 
The point was that you, like many others, portrayed snother feature as if its so awesome. I also called you on it that the skidding and the falling don't look natural at all. Especially the skidding, which really stood out as one of the uglier occurances in the game. The falling feels horrible too. You're pulled towards the ground in such a quick way it actually defies gravity and the camera can't even keep up.

What kinda gets me, all in all, is the lack of honest objectivity I experience from people when they talk about the overhyped GW2. In all standards this game simply isn't that gorgeous nor are the mechanics groundbreaking and new. AoC's environmental graphics were way more impressive, especially with the new dx11 features that came out later than the release. People are confirmation biased. Verno, you manage to mention position recognition like it's something we don't expect to see in every game of this day, for example. It's stuff like that, and many other displays of fanboism, that makes the people that really aren't that impressed wanna argue about it.

My hypothesis is that many people will quickly grow tired of the game. I think mainly because of how impersonal it is. In the chaos of the "dynamic events" -- even when it goes exceptionally well and players obviously know what they're doing! -- there's this factor missing that, I think, is the trinity. The way a healer gets compliments for saving the tank's ass who managed to keep the mobs on himself, and how the dps gets applauded for proper croud control. It's that harmony; that synergy, that myself and my mates are missing tremendously.

But we'll see.
 
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51. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 15:53 Verno
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 15:47:
Actually, Verno, the touches you mentioned are in WoW so it's nothing new for an MMO. I also think your skidding/falling example is weird because those 2 things haven't felt so unnatural in a long, long time.

I didn't say it was brand new, reread my post. I said it was one of the few games to use those techniques and apply them across so many different facets of the game. I was using it as an example of your character not "being detached from the environment".
 
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50. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 15:47 Quinn
 
Actually, Verno, the touches you mentioned are in WoW so it's nothing new for an MMO. I also think your skidding/falling example is weird because those 2 things haven't felt so unnatural in a long, long time.  
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49. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 15:13 Verno
 
Those who say the game is gorgeous either aren't used to anything or are fooling themselves.

Yeah, people who disagree with you are just in denial!! Dude whatever, you were trolling. No one said the game is Uncharted 3 in terms of graphics, your expectations are your problem. It's an MMO, not the latest John Carmack FPS. It is a really good looking MMO, deal with it.

Do know that I was mostly referring to the part where the characters somehow feel more detached from the environment.

That doesn't really make any sense. This is one of the few MMOs where they bothered to animate and model your characters interaction with the environment, eg stepping on a stone makes your character lift his leg to rest on it. When falling down the side of a hill you actually skid down the environment. There are numerous touches like that not found in other games.
 
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48. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 13:40 Quinn
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 11:15:
But you don't agree with yourself...

It's graphics are even uglier than the almost 8 years old World of Warcraft graphics

Although GW2's graphics certainly aren't worse than WoW's

You made a troll post, everyone called you on it, and then you made a much more tempered and rational reply decrying how mean we all are.

I agree that was very inconsistent of me. You can call it trolling, but it was nothing more than a comment slightly influenced by an annoyed disbelief for all the overhyped reviews and misrepresenting other media.

Do know that I was mostly referring to the part where the characters somehow feel more detached from the environment. WoW's graphics are more -- as mentioned before -- consistent. That's an opinion of mine that simply does not sway even as I progress further into GW2.

The gigantic fact of the matter is that both the person I bought the game with and myself were highly disappointed to an almost shocking degree when the first map loaded up and we saw the graphics for the first time in realtime. Those who say the game is gorgeous either aren't used to anything or are fooling themselves. I haven't been awestruck once. Granted, the characters look good.
 
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47. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 11:15 Sepharo
 
But you don't agree with yourself...

It's graphics are even uglier than the almost 8 years old World of Warcraft graphics

Although GW2's graphics certainly aren't worse than WoW's

You made a troll post, everyone called you on it, and then you made a much more tempered and rational reply decrying how mean we all are.
 
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46. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 10:57 Quinn
 
Sepharo,

Hah. -_- Minorities can agree with eachother. Shocking yeah.
 
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45. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 10:08 nin
 

You realize that you're the same person as post #7 don't you?


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44. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 10:07 Sepharo
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 15:06:
I'm surprised how Eldaron Imotholyn managed to reply for me. You basically replied how I would have.

It's sad how people in this community can insult others by calling them idiots, and actually get backed up by the majority. It is very, very telling.

The point made earlier about most MMO's not giving proper feedback (like critical hits) is on the mark. Sure, the critical hit numbers are displayed with a splash of paint, but it simply not as obvious as in WoW. This is coming from a person who now has experienced both games. WoW gives besides visual feedback also auditive feedback.

Although GW2's graphics certainly aren't worse than WoW's, they are less... what? consistent? Characters have more of a... gloom than the environment, for example, detaching them -- if only mildly so -- from the envirpnment. The graphics aren't stunning, and absolutely not "gorgeous" in my opinion. Especially not for this day. Granted, I haven't experienced the game too far past the human areas.

I'll hold the rest of my breath a little longer. I enjoy the game for certain, but the hype and most of the reviews leave me once again cursing the fact I relied on those very, very unreliable sources. As mentioned before, some aspects of the media -- especially those from the developers themselves -- misrepresented the game's features to an extend I would indeed go as far as to call them lies.

You realize that you're the same person as post #7 don't you?
 
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43. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 10, 2012, 09:04 Verno
 
Still having a blast with Guild Wars 2, easily one of my favorite games of the past few years. I run with a little crew in WvW and it's fun as hell, we just go after strategic targets, setup siege weapons and then disappear once the zerg arrives (after pounding them for awhile).

Started up a Necromancer alt, they are boring as shit to level in PvE but fun as hell in PVP. I've won quite a few 1v2 fights already and that's without my complete "endgame" setup.

Don't know what else to say to people expecting more - you won't get it. This is about as good of a gameplay, enjoyment and value deal as I can imagine, right up there with old school Blizzard games.
 
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42. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 9, 2012, 15:06 Quinn
 
I'm surprised how Eldaron Imotholyn managed to reply for me. You basically replied how I would have.

It's sad how people in this community can insult others by calling them idiots, and actually get backed up by the majority. It is very, very telling.

The point made earlier about most MMO's not giving proper feedback (like critical hits) is on the mark. Sure, the critical hit numbers are displayed with a splash of paint, but it simply not as obvious as in WoW. This is coming from a person who now has experienced both games. WoW gives besides visual feedback also auditive feedback.

Although GW2's graphics certainly aren't worse than WoW's, they are less... what? consistent? Characters have more of a... gloom than the environment, for example, detaching them -- if only mildly so -- from the envirpnment. The graphics aren't stunning, and absolutely not "gorgeous" in my opinion. Especially not for this day. Granted, I haven't experienced the game too far past the human areas.

I'll hold the rest of my breath a little longer. I enjoy the game for certain, but the hype and most of the reviews leave me once again cursing the fact I relied on those very, very unreliable sources. As mentioned before, some aspects of the media -- especially those from the developers themselves -- misrepresented the game's features to an extend I would indeed go as far as to call them lies.
 
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41. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 9, 2012, 07:36 Reikon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 8, 2012, 20:26:
So with a game you have to alt-tab and copy/paste the data in? That isn't really as slick as I would like. There are apps that embed into your browser that will autofil your unique user/password in by site, those are cool. But again it's not as slick with a game client, unless I'm missing something.

Is there a known password application that can autofill games? Or am I missing it with KeePass, I watched a couple tutorials, very basic. In some ways I could create a spreadsheet and just put each game and create a crazy password myself.

http://keepass.info/help/base/autotype.html#autoglobal

It does support autofilling without having to alt tab. It just requires more work setting it up.
 
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40. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 8, 2012, 20:26 HorrorScope
 
Reikon wrote on Sep 8, 2012, 17:01:
I use KeePass, which has an option to automatically enter your credentials, including a method that combines simulated keypresses and pasting, which is supposed to defeat keyloggers.

So with a game you have to alt-tab and copy/paste the data in? That isn't really as slick as I would like. There are apps that embed into your browser that will autofil your unique user/password in by site, those are cool. But again it's not as slick with a game client, unless I'm missing something.

Is there a known password application that can autofill games? Or am I missing it with KeePass, I watched a couple tutorials, very basic. In some ways I could create a spreadsheet and just put each game and create a crazy password myself.
 
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39. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 8, 2012, 19:44 Bhruic
 
Reikon wrote on Sep 8, 2012, 17:01:
I use KeePass, which has an option to automatically enter your credentials, including a method that combines simulated keypresses and pasting, which is supposed to defeat keyloggers.

Thanks for the recommend, I've been looking for something like this.
 
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38. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 8, 2012, 19:23 eRe4s3r
 
Ah, ok then Ignore what I said about GW2 login password security then  
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37. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 8, 2012, 18:24 HorrorScope
 
Thanks will look into KeePass.  
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36. Re: Guild Wars 2 Password Attacks Sep 8, 2012, 17:15 Cutter
 
Don't like it? Don't play it. Most of us are having a hoot though! HOOT!
 
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