Starting today, users can claim their free Mini Mystical Dragon pet by securing their account with 2-step verification.
Free Mini Mystical Dragon
According to a recent Reddit post, Guild Wars 2 has begun rewarding players who secure their accounts with 2-step verification. From this point forward, all players that register their accounts will receive a free Mini Mystical Dragon pet. Here's how you register:
Log into Arena.net
Go to the Security tab.
Click 2-step verification.
Download the mobile program and/or the desktop program.
Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the verification process.
When the installation and confirmation is finished and processed, players will receive their pet in the in-game mailbox.
Players that have already secured their accounts with 2-step verification will not miss out on the giveaway. Pets will be awarded retroactively, meaning everyone will be rewarded.
Online Security in MMOs
Online security is becoming a major issue in online games. Popular MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2 have experienced severe online theft problems in the past. Though games cannot force players to adopt 2-step verification to protect their accounts from hackers and thieves, they can reward them for installing security systems.
For more information and conversation on Guild Wars 2's 2-step verification process, visit the official Reddit conversation here.
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Guild Wars 2 has adopted a new method of calculating world population and transfers. Starting today, GW2 will use WvW data to determine population strength. From this point forward, players will be able to transfer between worlds (even to full servers). Costs will be determined from WvW data.