Well, I had a post all ready to go about my Cataclysm thoughts…then I checked my Armory for something, and saw the happy sight of a naked toon. Yay. If it’s not restored by tonight, I guess I’ll be starting that worgen rogue a bit earlier than I planned.
(Summarized version: Realm First mining — awesome. Hyjal — sweet. Jousting 2.0 — ugh, did Blizz forget everything it learned about TOC? Raggy — awesome. Vashj’ir — beautiful, but I’m lost. Throne of Tides — great, but I know heroic difficulty is going to be a beast for PUG’s. Archaeology — Remember how they revamped fishing to make it better? They forgot those lessons. Mindless grind PLUS timesink travel…yay. There’s archaeology dailies?)
I’m now recommending that you NOT trust the Dial-in Authenticator that Blizzard is currently offering. (It’s somewhat my fault, I guess. I had a phone authenticator, which I deactivated in order to change the phone’s ROM. I had some issues with the new ROM, though, so I just switched to the dial-in version until I could get the ROM figured out. That was a few days ago, and I hadn’t gotten around to changing it back.)
If there’s one good note to this, it’s a good sign that I’ve chilled out a little bit. When my account was hacked several months ago (pre-authenticator), I was PISSED. Now? Eh, whatever, I’ll get the stuff back eventually.