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[–]Vicious007 14 points15 points ago

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Pros:

  • 100 coins per month.
  • Access to security key vendors.
  • Protection from having account stolen.

Cons:

  • Having to enter a random 8 digit code every time you start game.
  • Having to enter a code to log into forums (very annoying).
  • Being locked out of game if you lose your key.

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    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point ago

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    My problem is that my only mobile device is a kindle fire, which there isn't an app for, otherwise I would have used the security key a long time ago.

    [–]Vicious007 0 points1 point ago

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    [–]LordNuggetLord Kargat - Sorcerer - The Ebon Hawk 2 points3 points ago

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    That link straight up doesn't work for me, but I'm in the UK.

    [–]spartaninspaceMercenary and Sorcerer 0 points1 point ago

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    so, how do you set the damned thing up? the Android version asks for a 7 digit and 20 digit code that I don't know what it is.

    [–]ductyl -1 points0 points ago

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    My main concern was people in the reviews for the app (granted, from several months ago) complaining that the codes it was generating were not longer working. That is to say, the extra 5 seconds isn't my concern, it's the extra 5 hours when something breaks, and CS is fielding thousands of calls from all the Security Key people trying to get into their account. :P

    But I'm willing to give it a shot, since someone else in this thread pointed out you can get it removed if you need to.

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          [–]DFSniperThe Forcebreaker Legacy | The Shadowlands 1 point2 points ago

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          i do the same, just angle the screen.

          [–]Liothe 1 point2 points ago

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          if you are having that issue its because the app is retarded and thinks you have two copies open, If you have a back button just back all the way out of the app and open it again, it should turn yellow after that.

          [–]DFSniperThe Forcebreaker Legacy | The Shadowlands 0 points1 point ago

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          TIL

          [–]Liothe 0 points1 point ago

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          I live to serve :)

          [–]NoTheOtherRightClickBigrekcuF<Circle of Enmity> @ The Bastion - 42gaming.com 4 points5 points ago

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          Pros from security key vendors: *fleet pass with 1 hr CD for 1k each *Rythm Augmentation Droid *Ilum vendor has toons of Companions’ Customization, some are the same found elsewhere but one nice spot to pick out and try the best look

          [–]Android8675Yakko <Abode> The Ebon Hawke 2 points3 points ago

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          These days, the pros far outweigh the cons, and maybe they'll adopt the wow strategy where you only have to enter the code ever X login attempts, or when you login from another system for the first time.

          I have my google account setup with their 2-step encryption, and while the code is only 6 digits, if where you're logging in doesn't support the new 2-step you have to go to a google website and get a special unique 16 character password to use in place of your normal password + 2-step code. It's good and bad, what's really nice is if I don't have my phone or I can't access the app, you can have a unique code sent via text or voice call.

          [–]Madskul 2 points3 points ago

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          Honestly as someone who has been hacked before in LotRO I seriously don't mind the extra 5 seconds it takes to log in ... the 100 CC a month is just icing on the cake.

          [–]ductyl 3 points4 points ago

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          Yeah, reading the reviews for the Android app does not fill me with confidence... I think I'll take convenience of logging in reliably over relying on a subpar app and adding another point of failure into the login process.

          [–]KneecapsThe Shadowlands 11 points12 points ago

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          I used the Android app for a year (even switching phones mid year) and had zero problems. If you have a problem, you call and remove the key from your account. It takes two minutes.

          [–]NoTheOtherRightClickBigrekcuF<Circle of Enmity> @ The Bastion - 42gaming.com 2 points3 points ago

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          Same here, bit of a pain but well worth it

          [–]ductyl 0 points1 point ago

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          Alright, you convinced me... as long as it's not a one-way trip, I'm willing to give it a try.

          [–]KneecapsThe Shadowlands 10 points11 points ago

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          It's of course up to you. But it's an extra layer of security. Like anything else, the people with the most problems are going to complain the loudest. I didn't mention that I'm now on physical security key (got a new, non-android phone), and I have had zero problems with it.

          It's actually very weird that my SWTOR account is more secure than my bank account.

          [–]LahsbeeThe Dawnstar Legacy | The Ebon Hawk 0 points1 point ago

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          My bank uses a similar security technique, but it weirds me out that my personal email is less secure than my collection of imaginary electronic people.

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point ago

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          You can get it removed by calling support if you have to.

          [–]NuklearFerret 2 points3 points ago

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          I have a physical key and its very reliable and easy to use, but I can't speak for the app.

          [–]i_saw_nothing 0 points1 point ago

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          I had the security key on my old iPhone and it was flawless.

          I moved to a Galaxy S3 and got the app (had to call customer service and have them remove the key, then re-add it - only took about 15 minutes), and my only issue with it on Android is that it usually fails to generate a key when I launch the app. I need to then exit, open task manager, quit the app, and re-launch it and I get a key.

          Another 15 seconds, but it's not earth-shattering.

          [–]NoUserNamesPleaseThe Kirrahee legacy 0 points1 point ago

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          First security key? On my iPod I lost. Second security key? ON PHONE THAT FUCKING BROKE Fuck security keys. I don't want to get another one because I'm going to have MORE technological issues with it......I just know it.......

          [–]Timskijwalker 4 points5 points ago

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          i've had mine for a year.. (since launch)

          love it! my malgus statue watches over it. (my stupid GW2 account got hacked.. but my SWTOR account is save!)

          [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 4 points5 points ago

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          Does this count for preferred status or sub only? The pic makes me think sub only, but thought I'd check if anyone knows different.

          [–]tehmeangeneJania | Assassin | The Shadowlands 4 points5 points ago

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          You get it regardless of status. I've received the extra 100 while subscribed and while in preferred status.

          [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 1 point2 points ago

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          Cool, thanks for the response. Might have to look into getting that working on my account.

          [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 1 point2 points ago

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          Just went to install Android App and read the first few reviews first... top two were complaining about not being to use it as f2p... I will investigate more when I am done work tonight.

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            [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 1 point2 points ago

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            Could I ask you for a bit more clarity?

            1. Do you use one of the mobile apps or the physical keyfob?

            2. Were you ever a subscriber? And if so did you start using the security key while you were a subscriber or after you went f2p?

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              [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 0 points1 point ago

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              Thanks once more for the answer. From the reviews and what you have said, plus the fact as a preferred I don't have a serial number the app asks for that to, that to start using the mobile app you must be an active sub, but you can continue to use it if you switch to f2p.

              If anyone knows different please let us know.

              [–]NatdomAurek | Jugg Tank | The Harbinger 0 points1 point ago

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              I'm having this problem too, I also try setting it up on the site but it asked to input two codes that can only be found by looking at the Mobile Keys options, which I'm locked out of. Damn you Bioware!

              [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 0 points1 point ago

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              I'm thinking its just a feature us F2Pers are locked out of. Which is fine. Just wish I could documentation somewhere.

              [–]ilikecakeeatingHarbringer - Ewoge 0 points1 point ago

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              Thanks for chiming in! I tried to set it up before one time bit couldn't find the code I needed to start it. I will look around again tonight.

              [–]DrinkYourGravyKurriq | Scoundrel | Pot5 2 points3 points ago

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              Pro: This thing taught me how to type with the num pad after several years. I'm pretty quick now.

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                [–]ductyl 2 points3 points ago

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                That's actually a pretty great idea.

                [–]AlpineyProphecy of the Five 2 points3 points ago

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                Having known someone who's account was hacked into having a security key is a very good thing to have. It takes just an extra 15-30 seconds to get the key and type it in.

                [–]seedypete 1 point2 points ago

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                ....supposedly. I've had a security key the entire time they've been available and I've only received the monthly grant two times out of however many months since the game went F2P. More than two, at least.

                I've heard from other people with similar problems about getting their authenticator credits. Since it's an account issue (presumably) SWTOR won't work on it over email, you have to call them and I've been too lazy to get it sorted out. May be a simple fix, may not.

                Either way I think I'm going to remove the thing. (Which I also have to call support to do.) It's a hassle to have to dig out my phone and re-enter the code after every crash, and the authenticator vendors that they originally claimed they'd be updating regularly (like the Collector's Edition vendor) has been completely ignored (like the Collector's Edition vendor) so there's not much incentive to keep it.

                [–]SyrochMahrMahr | Pot5/EH/Shadowlands 3 points4 points ago

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                Cartel Market and F2P went live on November 15th, which was........2 months ago.

                [–]wolfzalin 1 point2 points ago

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                Have the fixed the bug where if you remove the security key from your account you can't re-add it?

                I had an error with mine and when they removed it from my account they said that I will not be able to add it back. That was when I stopped playing back in the summer.

                Has there been any change?

                [–]ZakasWang 0 points1 point ago

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                Been getting these coins :) Too bad I resubbed 2 days after they stopped the bonus coins for previous subs.. lost out on 800 bonus =/

                [–]Tygrassam 0 points1 point ago

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                I've had my mobile key for about 2 months and I only got coins when I 1st put it on my account....haven't got any since then :/

                [–]lilsaihah 0 points1 point ago

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                I assume this is attached if you're a subscriber. If not, buy 5 security keys and get tons of CC?

                [–]KneecapsThe Shadowlands 1 point2 points ago

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                An account can only have one key at a time. However, I believe you can share a key across 5(?) accounts.