Remember: If you ever ingest the Battle.net Authenticator you use to protect the integrity of your World of Warcraft account, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention on the official World of Warcraft forums. Just like this WoW player did...
Yesterday, World of Warcraft player Preliatus took to the game's official forums with the following tale of digestive woe.
"I was sitting in my chair and biting into my authenticator while thinking about several RP related story arcs that I have planned," wrote Preliatus "I swivvel [sic] around in my chair and presume to fall off it and shoot the authenticator into my mouth and down my throat."
"I have drank some of that stuff that makes you vomit, but I'm apparently resistant to a whole bottle of it. I am curious on what I should do."
Fortunately, fellow WoW fans came to the rescue dispensing the sage advice that Preliatus really should go to a doctor, especially after having downed a full bottle of ipecac syrup.
"Go to the hospital," wrote a wise Gwydíon. "The components inside the box are most likely not good for you. I have no idea what or how much of any of them might be poisonous, but it's better not taking any chances."
Blizzard moderators chimed in with some of the most helpful advice — details on how to contact billing and account services to deactivate the partially digested device: "[I]f the authenticator is ruined or otherwise broken, then you can contact Billing & Account Services to verify your identity and account and have it removed." The Blizzard rep first suggested seeking proper medical attention, of course.
Finally, one more tip for those who mouth their Battle.net Authenticators. How about putting food there instead?
"I would recommend chewing gum over authenticators," suggested Pryce. "If your feeling like something more like food[,] apples work well also."
Really great points all around. If Preliatus' unfortunate swallow is legit—he did write "No, I'm not trolling. I am serious." after all—we hope he's OK. See the medical drama play out for yourself at the now locked topic on the official WoW board.