My WoW accounts were hacked

*Update! – After some doing, both of my accounts have been restored!  Woot!… Also, moral of the story, buy an authenticator. :)

Both of my World of Warcraft accounts were hacked last night. Everything I had is gone.  I’ve been playing for four years and had 6 level 80s.  Four years gone in the blink of an eye.  They stole it all.  And what they couldn’t sell they deleted.  It’s like I’ve lost a part of myself.  Most people won’t understand.. to them it’s just a game and I should just get over it, it’s just pixels after all… but while this may be pixel theft, it’s still theft and I’ve really lost something that I put time and effort into.  I lost gear that isn’t even attainable any longer….  I lost all of my gold… all my vanity items..  Everything.  I’ve been crying for hours… I’m truly heartbroken.  I won’t know until Monday if there is anything that Blizzard can do to fix this.. but  if they can’t fix it, I don’t think I can bring myself to play again.

gone

WoW Screenshots

Today was WoW’s 4th birthday and Blizzard sent everyone who logged in today a Baby Blizzard Bear pet and it’s adorable. I had to take a little screenshot of it next to my blood elf hunter’s bear pet.

Baby Blizzard Bear!!

And just cause this is a WoW post, I’ll throw in some other screenshots.. the first one is of the Howling Fjord and the others are of the instance, The Nexus.  The Nexus rocks, it’s super short and very easy.

Howling Fjord

The Nexus 1

The Nexus 2

The Nexus 3

Crystalsong Forest

I’ve been playing the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion since I picked my Collector’s Edition (squeee!!) up on Thursday and it’s amazing. Absolutely awesome. It’s no secret I <3 WoW but I’m just floored at how beautifully rendered it is. The zones are quite large and the way they look adds to this massive feeling you get riding through them. Sure, I’m still only level 70 while there are already a few level 80s running around on my server.. but I’m taking my time to explore and just really immerse myself into the game. There’s a decidedly darker feeling in this expansion pack as you make your way through the start areas.. sure there are the usual silly things but I like this slightly less fantasy take on the game.  I actually was really taken aback at how emotional I felt doing some of the quests in the Howling Fjord.  So far my favorite zone is definitely Crystalsong Forest.  It is just stunning and the music is so beautiful.  I could spend all day sitting at Windrunner’s Overlook staring into the forest.  It’s geeky, but I really felt calm and serene here…. even though I was chased by every mob in the general area lol.  :P

Crystalsong Forest 1

Crystalsong Forest 2

Crystalsong Forest 3

Crystalsong Forest 4

Crystalsong Forest 5

Crystalsong Forest 6

This one I filtered.
Crystalsong Forest 2 - filtered

I want these trees in SL.

Albino Drake

I was in a pretty major funk today. One of my WoW pals moved out of the country today and probably will no longer be able to play which really, really sucks but hopefully he’ll be joining me in Second Life soon! But before he left we started feverishly working on the new achievements thing that came out in the last patch. After mass hemorrhaging of gold and rune cloth I managed to come away with the Ambassador title and the Leading the Calvary achievement which netted me the Albino Drake which is a pretty sick looking mount. :D So even though I was in a crappy mood, that lifted my spirits a little.  And omfg, wtb Headless Horseman’s Mount!  Three days worth of farming and NOTHING. *le sigh*

Albino Drake 1

Albino Drake 2

Albino Drake 3

6-22 and nothing new

I’m sick… again, blech. :( Between that and SL still weirding out on me, I’ve been playing a lot more WoW since there’s an event going on right now which is always good fun. I never got around to reinstalling like I had wanted to.. I’m a lazy bum. So hopefully sometime this week I can get everything sorted out and get back into SL. So yeah, since there are no new SL pictures, I’m going to post some screenshots from WoW instead. :D

Bloodwatch - Bloodmyst Isle

Thousand Needles

Ruuan Weald - Blade's Edge Mountains

Silvermyst Isle