Mark My Words

If you’re nice to me, then I’ll be nice to you. If you hate me then I’ll ignore you. It’s a matter of give and take.

Today I woke up in the afternoon, I ate brunch, cleaned up after myself and went off to use my laptop. Around later in the afternoon I received a text from a close friend (let’s call him cereal) inviting me to play AdventureQuest Worlds, usually shortened to AQ Worlds or AQ. And yes, I’ve been playing the game for quite a while now. It’s actually pretty good, but I do have to admit I took a break from it for a couple of years. Moving on, I was first introduced to the game by cousin, then slowly but surely, I started to love it. I started off as a healer and currently, I am a level 30 rank 2 oracle 😀 So I went off to finish a certain plot line in the game and got stuck in a very, and I mean very, hard area. I had to get a key as a drop from a monster that’s level 40 and has a life that’s about 50 000. I had no choice but to ask help from others, luckily there were other players in the area so it made the job slightly easier.

As I progressed through the game, stuck in the same area for quite some time now, I noticed one of the players belonging to the same country as I. How did I find out? Simple, the language he used in the in-game chat was my country’s mother tongue. Anyways, after the nth time to kill the monster and not getting the drop at all, the said guy gave up said goodbye then logged out of the game. Oh but guess what? After a few seconds, possibly a minute or two, I was suddenly logged out of the game. At first I thought my connection just crashed, so I tried logging in again. Then game suddenly mentioned that the username and password doesn’t match up so I suddenly got worried. What did I do? I clicked forgot my password.

I opened my email and found what I needed. And yes, what you guys thought was right. I was hacked. The annoying part was the password meant “I hacked this” in our language. I was pissed. I mean really pissed. When I got hold of my account, with me changing the password and all, the first thing I went to was my inventory. Before I got hacked, my inventory space was 35 or 38/50 now it’s currently 18/50. I checked the bank in the game, it’s basically where I store my extra items, it was all sold off. I was also removed from my guild and all my in-game friends wasn’t on my list. Three names only remained on that list, and the aforementioned guy a while ago was there. Of course that raised my suspicions, and I reported it to the mods of the game.

As of now, I’m waiting for a reply so let’s just hope for the best. It’s partly my fault anyway for creating such an easy password and all but the fact that that person hacked my account basically means he/she doesn’t mind stealing. If you stumble upon this post of mine, I hope you’re happy bringing misery to someone who worked hard to gain all those items and friends you just sold off and deleted. I hope you’re happy removing me from my guild. I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done but mark my words, I will find you and you’re gonna get it.

If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he’ll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
~Jamie Zawinski

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