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Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Lordblacknail » September 18th, 2017, 12:08 am

Here is a heads up for all of us pet collectors. I logged into my toon that keeps all of my extra pets, and was dumbfounded to see no pets in the first tab. That is where I keep all of my most expensive pets. Hatespark the Tiny, Everliving Spore, etc. All gone. First thought was omg I have been hacked. Changed my email, my password and submitted a ticket. It turns out it was a little closer to home. My six year old daughter who loves to play WOW went on a giveaway back in July and gave away all of my best stuff. How do I replace Hatespark? I don’t even know what I lost in there, but the tab was full, and now it is empty. So if you have children that you love too much to disown, and they play WOW, protect your pets. And of course because it was a member of my household, there is nothing Blizzard can do to replace them.
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Pikafido » September 18th, 2017, 12:41 am

That's why it says a game for +12 years hihihi. I'm sorry for your loss, thats for sure.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Nagini » September 18th, 2017, 3:22 am

It's less of an "watch out if you have kids" and more "be careful when playing on computers others can access" or "don't share your account with others". While your home-pc is safer than say, an internet café one, its better not to have your login info saved/auto login on a shared pc.

Still, sorry for your loss </3

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Digem » September 18th, 2017, 7:16 am

First off to let a six year old at a computer unsupervised is a bad idea . Secondly I made a second account for my kids so it is their toons to do with as the please without affecting mine

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Vhale » September 18th, 2017, 2:33 pm

If I may make a suggestion. A long time ago I ended up with a problem with a young nephew that I supervised on WoW. The end result was I removed all his gear except a mining pick and told him, go get copper and earn it back. He did and learned a valueable lesson about worth and the auction house.

In 7.3, Blizzard put in some very nice anti-bot code. All the herb bots are broken atm, so Starlight Rose has gone up nicely. If you have an herber, I"d set her on a sky golem and have her spend some time earning gold to buy back the pets. The time spent will give her a reference on why things are valued as they are and help give her a constructive way to help out Mom.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Minivivi » September 18th, 2017, 2:42 pm

After almost having a heart attack while reading your post, my first thought was to harvest the child's organs, sell them on a real-life black market site, buy WOW tokens for gold, and recoup your loss.

After serious consideration, I am going to throw my vote with the smart cookie that made the nephew earn gold to replace his theft.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Lordblacknail » September 18th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Yah, the organ thing would be good, if she wasn't such a sweetheart. Thats a good idea on the gathering. I will try to work that out. The worse thing is not knowing what she gave away, the only thing I can fixate on the the hatespark. Everything else is a blank. The heart attack was a serious thing, since I am 72,
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Peanutty » September 18th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Sorry to hear about you losing so many pets... the unfortunate reality is kids just want to play the game like they see you doing, and don't get why something might be important to you.

I do like the suggestion about the nephew earning back some of what he gave away/sold. I've heard of other people doing similar things when their kids/kids they were watching sold off their gear, deleted toons, etc. - pretty much heard it all at this point. I'd also second getting her her own account, if you can... it doesn't even have to be a full Legion license, just something for her to mess around on.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Solana » September 18th, 2017, 9:20 pm

Lordblacknail wrote:I logged into my toon that keeps all of my extra pets, and was dumbfounded to see no pets in the first tab.


Tab as in a guild vault tab? If so, you should be able to view the log of the tab and see a list of all the pets that were removed.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Lordblacknail » September 18th, 2017, 10:10 pm

I found the log for the tab, it shows she took the pets, but all it shows is pet cage. Is there any way to see what actual pets were taken?
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Vhale » September 19th, 2017, 9:53 am

If you updated your Warcraftpets profile, can you compare what's listed on Warcraft pets vrs the wow armory? They did add an uncollected tab to it after requests. SImplearmory is a nice clean way to look at what's current too.
http://www.simplearmory.com

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Lordblacknail » September 19th, 2017, 6:28 pm

I don't think the armory would help, the pets she gave away were in guild bank. Does the armory have that stuff too?
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Vhale » September 19th, 2017, 6:45 pm

The armory used to have a guild bank log for things that were removed but it would probably all say pet cage.

The more expensive stuff is probably, Holiday (seasonal), Whelps, TCG items and Timeless Isle. Most of the raid drops aren't bad if you've got a few alts to run, except the Pandaren ones.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Badpathing » September 25th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Lordblacknail wrote:Here is a heads up for all of us pet collectors. I logged into my toon that keeps all of my extra pets, and was dumbfounded to see no pets in the first tab. That is where I keep all of my most expensive pets. Hatespark the Tiny, Everliving Spore, etc. All gone. First thought was omg I have been hacked. Changed my email, my password and submitted a ticket. It turns out it was a little closer to home. My six year old daughter who loves to play WOW went on a giveaway back in July and gave away all of my best stuff. How do I replace Hatespark? I don’t even know what I lost in there, but the tab was full, and now it is empty. So if you have children that you love too much to disown, and they play WOW, protect your pets. And of course because it was a member of my household, there is nothing Blizzard can do to replace them.


How is this a heads up?

Just don't let a child play your account (which they shouldn't be).

Might as well be 'heads up, you should protect valuable things; pro tip'.
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Gilneas » September 25th, 2017, 1:30 pm

The ToS allows for minor children to use their parent's account actually. It's a valid thing to point out. Making a sarcastic comment that does not contribute to the discussion is not useful.

And I should know, being the king of making sarcastic comments that don't contribute to the discussion.

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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Badpathing » September 25th, 2017, 3:05 pm

Gilneas wrote:The ToS allows for minor children to use their parent's account actually. It's a valid thing to point out. Making a sarcastic comment that does not contribute to the discussion is not useful.

And I should know, being the king of making sarcastic comments that don't contribute to the discussion.


I think you are presuming a lot about the nature of my opinion, "they shouldn't be". I didn't say it's against the ToS. I just think it's quite silly to leave a 6-year-old child alone, unattended in a game like WoW.

But hey, that's just me and I still have all my pets.

Also, where exactly do you think you saw sarcasm?
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Re: Heads Up If You Have Children

Postby Quintessence » September 25th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Badpathing wrote:How is this a heads up?


From the tone of the overall thread, I think the OP meant the first sentence to be taken as 'tongue in cheek' and not super literally. More of a 'I goofed, here's my goof, allow me to regret a bit, and it's a devastating goof but I'm also trying to find a little humor in it.' At least, that's how I read it. ;)

OP, sorry about your pets. I think a supervised farming session (or a few) to help earn back some gold is a really good idea. Especially if the culprit isn't too keen on playing/farming. :twisted:
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