Right before Halloween, after taking a little WoW break from Guild Wars 2, I decided to log in again and maybe do some fun Halloween events. Well, my email was rejected for no apparent reason. So I emailed costumer service at ArenaNet saying that I couldn’t log in to my account. They got back to me a day later saying that my issue had been passed on to another department and someone would get in touch with me soon.
Then silence for a month. A whole month!! I really should have complained sooner and not waited, but I’m busy and they did say they would get back to me. I finally emailed them yesterday. Though I tried to be polite, the month long silence made it difficult. But they came through and as of today have restored my account.
Turns out it was hacked. Well, I assume that’s what it means, since I now have to verify my email EVERY time I log in, bonus hardcore security measures. Also my level 5 hunter is now level 80.
It could of course be that the ArenaNet people felt really bad for me that they left me hanging for so long and bumped my character up to max level. Yeah, probably not.
I will say that it is really strange having a maxed out character that I have hardly played. Having not invested much more then picking the character’s name, gives me very little connection to it, not only in how to play, but also in familiarity. And knowing that someone else invested time and energy to level, actually makes me feel a little bad. I’m not sorry that I have my account back, but I am rather sorry for all the time that was lost by someone out there.
My Mesmer thankfully was left alone! Still level 28 with all her gear. She always was my main and I really enjoyed exploring the world with her.
So thank you Hacker for not deleting or screwing up my characters, for not messing with the guild, for not selling all my stuff. Hope you had a good time playing your free version of Guild Wars 2, time to buy your own copy.