Dragonlord, on 06 August 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:
Just out of curiosity, if someone was to steal your account here.
What would they gain from it?
There is no currency transactions between players of any kind, so there would be not reason for any of the RMT sellers to come here and try to sell you ingame currency.
As such there would be very little incentive for anyone to try and steal your account, making the authenticator superfluous.
First, not all hackers do so for monetary gains. Many hackers do so because:
-To cause havoc.
-Expose security holes and bring them to public eye.
Not to mention some people hack someone they know in real life for personal vendettas (using key loggers, for example). And let's not forget the Sony debacle last year (individual accounts are not the only concern, sometimes server-side hacking is a threat).
As for exchanges taking place within game. We don't know yet what the Developers have in store for us in the future. If there is ever to be any way to send/exchange any thing with other players (whether it be in-game currency, or equipment), that would give an increased reason for someone to hack.
I support the idea of increased login security, but I don't know how much such a hardware key authenicator would cost for the company. But if they do implement such a feature, it would be best to allow it as an "Option" (not make it a requirement). At the very least, I would also like to see the login screen have an added "on-screen keyboard" that can be used to log in, instead of just typing on a keyboard (added security against key-loggers, whether it be from someone in real life, or a virus that made its way to the user's computer). I saw that on another F2P MMO I used to play.