Year 4, Issue 4
Patch 7.3.5 has suddenly dropped on us and with it a whole host of changes. The major one needing to be talked about, of course, is the backpack upgrade. While four extra slots on your main bag may not seem like much to a lot of us packrats, the importance of the incentive should not be understated. In order to gain these slots, Blizzard is requiring us to not only have an authenticator attached to our account, but SMS Protect as well. They are using these new slots as an incentive to get us protecting our accounts as best as we possibly can. Not everyone is able to get SMS Protect. General hinkyness from your telecom service, or being on an unsupported number (EU phone for an American Battle.net account for example) can prevent you from being able to sign up for the function. If you have the ability however, it is very much recommended to add this function. It is NOT a substitute for an authenticator. Rather, it is an added layer of protection, notifying you of suspicious activity, or helping you remove your authenticator if you've lost it, or reinstall it if you've had to reset your phone or authenticator app.
The Adoption Agency deals with precious pets, both receiving them from our generous donators, and giving them to our collectors needing a hand filling their collections. As such, we strongly encourage our fellow members to do everything in their power to keep their accounts secure. We know just how precious each and every account is.
Make sure you check out the links to the patch notes and hotfixes in the Warcraft segment, so you can see just what else has changed since the patch.
I hope you all have a good week.