_____Add an Authenticator, Adopt a Core Hound

#0 - Dec. 23, 2009, 7:47 p.m.
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Show everyone in Azeroth that you're serious about account security with man's (and orc's) best friend! Beginning today, any World of Warcraft player who protects his or her Battle.net account using either a Blizzard Authenticator (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=24660) or the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=26109) will get their very own in-game Core Hound Pup, a fiery and feisty guard-dog pet. Adopting this molten mutt is easy: If you've got any kind of Authenticator attached to your account, you'll find your new canine companion waiting for you the next time you log in.

We've also just released a new Blizzard Authenticator token featuring a Core Hound-themed look and design. Click here (http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100000822) to order one through the online Blizzard Store. For more information on account security and the various Authenticator options available to you, check out our Account Security (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=20572) and Authenticator (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=24986) pages.

Original announcement may be found here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=21726114509&sid=1
#1 - Dec. 23, 2009, 7:47 p.m.
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Core Hound Pup Pet FAQ

Q: How do I get the special Core Hound Pup pet for Authenticator users?
If you have a Blizzard Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator attached to your Battle.net account, you’ll find the Core Hound Pup item waiting for you in your in-game mailbox the next time you log in. Simply use the item to add the pet to your collection.

Q: Can the Core Hound Pup help me in combat?
No, his bark is infinitely worse than his bite. The Core Hound Pup is a non-combat guard dog, trained to intimidate rather than eviscerate.

Q: What if I remove my Authenticator?
If you remove the Authenticator from your Battle.net account, the Core Hound Pup will disappear from the pets collection of all of your characters after you log out of the game. You’ll need to reattach an Authenticator to receive the pet again, at which point you’ll find him in your mailbox once more. If you switch Authenticators while in-game, your pet will remain intact.

Q: Which characters will receive the Core Hound Pup pet?
Each existing character on every World of Warcraft account associated with the Authenticator-protected Battle.net account will receive the Core Hound Pup pet, as will each character you create in the future while the Authenticator is attached.

Q: In what regions is the Core Hound Pup available?

The Core Hound Pup is available to players on realms located in North America, Europe, and Korea. A Battle.net account is required in all of these regions in order to claim the pet.

Q: Do I need to buy the Core Hound-themed Blizzard Authenticator to get the pet?
Nope. Any Blizzard Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator product will do!
#2 - Dec. 23, 2009, 7:49 p.m.
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Want to spread the word to your guildmates and friends about the Blizzard Authenticator? There's no easier way than by posting it on your site. Simply go to the Blizzard Store (http://us.blizzard.com/store/search.xml?q=authenticator), grab the image and link, then paste the text below on the site.

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For those who want the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator instead, information can be found here- http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=26109