Good evening readers… it’s been a very eventful week in World of Warcraft, to say the very least and I’m very thankful it’s well and truly over and we start afresh today – reset day! I had my wow#4 account permanently banned, I also purchased Battle for Azeroth on my remaining 4 accounts and increased my subscriptions on all of my accounts to 1 year thanks to a great tip-off from @RethRethReth on Twitter (Detailed info below).
Account Permanently Banned
If you’ve been reading my tweets on Twitter, you’d have read that I suffered a bit of a scare with respect to my wow#4 account on Wednesday 14th March. I noticed I couldn’t access my wow#4 account, so I logged into my Blizzard account and to my amazement, it had been permanently banned. This account was opened a couple of Months ago, thanks to Blizzards Black Friday promotion. I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong, as I always adhere to Blizzards Terms of Service, so I immediately got in touch with them and thankfully within a couple of hours, I was informed my account was flagged for suspicious activity regarding my gold balance.
I explained to them in depth, that this was simply earned via the Auction House and their logs would show this. I was informed it would take approximately 24 hours for them to look in to this via their security team and they’ll get back to me at the earliest opportunity. To be honest, I don’t play daily, so this didn’t have a huge effect on me, however, the thought of losing account unfairly was quite worrying.
The following day, I got an email confirming it was indeed a false flag. They explained the fact the account had acquired a substantial amount of gold (20m gold to be exact) in the short time the account had been created, caused the account to be flagged for suspicious activity. They reinstated my account immediately and they apologised. I told them not to apologise, as i believe it’s an important system to prevent cheating and fraudulent activity.
Tip from @RethRethReth
Thanks to Vahdis on Twitter he mentioned that Activison will be making Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 accessible from Battle.net soon, thus suggesting, it MAYBE PURCHASABLE via wowtokens in the future. There has already been a spike to the price of wowtokens on the Auction House and this could rise further with the release of this news. Source: Eurogamer
With that said above, I decided to upgrade my 4 remaining accounts to Battle for Azeroth and also increase my game-time from 6 Months to 1 year on all accounts. The good thing about this is, I’m taking advantage of a possible spike in wowtokens and also reducing my current Gold balance, which may prevent a future flag on my account. Hell, I don’t wish to go through another flag on my account LOL
With the above taken into consideration, my total balance across all five accounts as of 16.03.18 is… 85.3m.
TCG Battle Pets
I’ve noticed the prices of TCG Battle Pets increasing every week thanks to wow-pets.com and to no surprise, the highest value pet is the Spectral Tiger Cub at almost 800K on EU. so I’ve decided to start caging all of them and storing them in a Guild Bank on an alt. I’m also buying up any I deem reasonable, to make a sufficient flip. I’m not 100% sure when, but I’m likely to keep hold of them until Battle for Azeroth drops, exactly how I did in the build up to Legion then start posting when players return.
If any of you look into buying up any cheap TCG Battle Pets too, be sure to purchase via the Auction House. Many accounts get hacked and people sell off cheap TCG pets in trade chat as they’re very desirable to many people, especially if they’re ridiculously cheap! These can and will be removed via a GM and no gold refunded if they’re proven to be obtained fraudulently. So I urge you to use the Auction House as its the safest way, as all purchases are tracked and safe.
Here’s a screenshot of my current collection, proudly shown off by my alt, Battersea.
Things at home are slowly getting a little easier now, maybe the transitional period coming to a close, and a smoother road ahead… who knows. We’ve seen a massive improvement already with our children’s education, but what’s been more reassuring, is the improvements with our daughters diabetes. Her readings are so much better and she’s finally adapting to it really well. No more missed lunches at school, no more worrying about her getting her insulin taken at school, it’s all done with us!
It’s been without doubt the best decision we’ve made homeschooling our children. It may not be the answer to everyone’s problems, but it certainly has been for us and it’s paying off!
If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, please read my previous blog post Why I’ve Been Inactive in Warcraft.
That’s all from me tonight, just a little update…lol! I hope you’re all well and be sure to say hi on Twitter (or here) if you pass me by…