It’s always irked me that my World of Warcraft account is more secure than my banking account, retirement account and credit card accounts. Heck, the two-step authentication present in my email and some social networks accounts makes them more secure, at least up front, than where my identity could be stolen. A bit sad, right? Well, those “important” accounts must be Mario, because they just got 1-upped. Again.
Carbine Studios has announced that it’s freshman entry to the MMORPG genre, WildStar, will support Google Authenticator at launch. Yes, that includes the Head Start option we’ve been rambling about. That means that the security conscious gamer will be able to rest assured that two-step authentication will render their account quite secure from the nefarious people that enjoy MMOG launches or popular ones in general. WildStarReport.com has an easy-to-follow guide on setting it up.
But you needn’t be a security freak like my friend to be interested in the application of Google Authenticator. Developer Carbine Studios will reward you for doing so, including a 2% bonus in Experience, Prestige and Renown, a new title and a unique eyepatch, both aptly geekified.
Enjoy, Cupcake, because I’m still terrified that our virtual things are more secure than my IRL things.