There's a hot, dark, and painful place in the Maw for that jerk. I'm quite sure Blizz and WA developers will be stomping on this guy. Quite frankly, they should let all the game companies know so they can ban his name/account, etc. When he's relegated to playing Pong for his game fix, he may regret it. Then again, probably not, those types have no soul.
I think Blizzard should refund the gold. this is 100% a data breach and they should not allow code that can perform this type of transaction to run. The cuplrit should be banned and reported. In the financial world they would have need to repot this and dealt with it accordingly. but in the gaming world the customer foots the bill.
I certainly do sympathize with the fellah but... honestly, my two cents on it is this:1. If he doesn't like getting scammed, he shouldn't play classic - the entire "experience" back then was to get screwed over by other players one way or another so this is really just part of the standard course when it comes to "classic".2. He's gonna get it back when/if he submits a ticket to Blizzard since they can reinstate and remove both the gold and account that did this. Hopefully they have learned an important lesson though...Don't accept things from random strangers unless you actually know them!You can know folks online for a very long time but if the only interaction you have with them is online through a platform which is ripe and ready for the taking when it comes to scamming (because remember... vanilla was full of it and classic is full of it since folks have gotten smarter with their scamming tools and the tools that exist in retail WoW doesn't exist in classic by the very nature of classic vs. retail). If you know a person through discord, through Steam, through multiple sets of online social media and you interact with them in places where they don't have access to an anonymous profile ... that's when you got yourself a friend you met online.Otherwise... it is at best a random stranger who you meet up with on a regular basis of which you know nothing about.So... yah', good PSA that folks should be more careful and intelligent when they play classic since this is part of what one signed up for so one HAS TO be careful. But it should also serve as a good example of what friendships made through online media and platforms actually mean because this wasn't from a "friend"; this was a stranger they knew nothing about and have absolutely no idea who they are besides their online handle.At least get their Real ID battle.net tag before you do stuff like this and even that comes with other risks but the point is that if you accept a Weak Aura from someone - its on your head to deal with it... which in this case is, as I said before, just contacting Blizzard to get it back.
it's ok I saw people already giving him thoudands of gold to repace it after it happen.
It says specifically in the article it was someone impersonating his long time friend.....
Weak aura should be banned and blocked by Blizzard, this happen years ago and today is still a thing? Shame of you Blizzard|!
Some weird comments on this.Anyway, 30k seems specific.
And this is why I've been doing my own WeakAura coding for a long time. Luckily, Blizzard can fix it if a ticket has been made.
I love this!
You can see the recipient even in his stream if you pause the clip at the right time:https://imgur.com/a/ESVDn9s
But add-ons can't do anything by themselves, can't press send button, can't add recipient and there should be confirmation window then you send gold to someone other then your alt. Video look pretty fishy imho.