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This guide is specifically for the new trading-card-game (TCG) HearthStone, but really it can be applied to any beta key.
While it might seem fairly simple to buy or sell a beta key, there’s lots of scammers looking to take advantage since it’s very difficult to prove if a key has been used or not before the sale. The number one problem that arises is once you get the key it’s either fake or has already been used. To help you out I’ve outline what you should do before you buy a beta key so you can verify it’s real and hasn’t already been used.
If the seller you are buying from already has good feedback, you probably can trust the key is real and can skip the below steps. However if it’s someone with less than 5 feedbacks, I would highly recommend following all the steps.
Before you buy a Hearthstone beta key
- Tell the seller to register a brand new email address. (Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, whatever)
- Using that new email, register a brand new Bnet account.
- The seller then applies the beta key to that new Bnet account
- Tell the seller to take a screenshot from the game page showing that the new Bnet account has access to Hearthstone.
Once these steps are complete this proves the key is legit and has not been used already. The only down side to this is that you can’t add the key to your own Bnet account, however considering how expensive some beta keys are, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Now you and the seller are ready to make the exchange.
- As always the person with more feedback goes first. People sell virtual accounts and beta keys on sites like Armorybids so check their feedback there. If you both have none or the same amount, normally the buyer goes first.
- As the buyer, send half payment upfront.
- The seller then provides you the Bnet login info
- Send the second half payment
- The seller then gives you the login info to the email address that they created above.
At this point the transaction is complete and you should change the password on both the Bnet account and email. If you can, depending what game it is, change the recover question/answer also. Do this for the email address as well because most email providers today have a recovery question that can be used to take back the email. You don’t want the seller to be able to do that. Again better safe than sorry.
This concludes our HearthStone beta key guide for buying and selling. I hope all your trades are safe ones.
And this is how we get to things like today’s news, where the National Security Agency was revealed to have had lots of agents “spying” on World of Warcraft. Not by forcing Blizzard to hand over all chat data, or by doing any sophisticated hacking of data streams. No, the NSA agents said they were looking for terrorists by playing World of Warcraft and listening to general chat. Way to go, NSA agents! I wish I would work at a place where I could play MMORPGs during office hours and pass that activity off as actual work.
The NSA presumably doesn’t hire stupid people. And it is evident to anybody with half a brain that watching Barrens chat for hidden terrorist messages is an enormous waste of time. Even if terrorists ever used a MMORPG as communication network, they would obviously use group or private chat instead of public chat channels. Even if you really believed that WoW was full of terrorists, you wouldn’t plan to find them by playing the game. So this isn’t a conspiracy to spy illegally on domestic targets or anything. It is a conspiracy to bullshit your boss into letting you play World of Warcraft at work. And not just you, but all your colleagues as well, because this is such a “target-rich communication network”. You just write a memo explaining why playing WoW is really what you should be doing at work, and until the day Edward Snowden publishes that memo, everything is fine.
Isn’t this exactly what we would have done if we had been in the same position?
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