Oh **** not this again! Unless you are an 'elite' player, you don't need 340 gear. I get by perfectly fine with 'only' 330. Some people come across like the kid having a tantrum in the cereal aisle because mummy won't buy the Choco Krispies. 😂
Many of these same people would then complain that the 'high end' content doesn't give enough rewards if they don't get something special. 😏
You guys do know that you can get a security key set up and never get those again, right? And you don't have to use your phone or anything either. Something like WinAuth will work just fine and run on your desktop. Technically that defeats the purpose of 2FA in the first place if your computer is somehow compromised, but if that happens you probably have bigger problems than the ten year old Star Wars MMO.
Up to you to decide if that tiny risk is worth it, but imo at least it absolutely is. And realistically it's no more dangerous than receiving a one time password in your email, because you're probably already/always logged in there anyway so it's not as though it's any less secure than that.
Actually, Casino gambling is not as 'ugly' as some people make it out to be. It's closer to the Lottery, where many people spend/lose a little but some people win a lot. The actual percentage of revenue returned to the players is not as bad as some people think.
Personally, I've only been to the local casino twice. The first time, I won $600 playing blackjack ($300 in chips, $900 payout). The second time I won around $40 on slots. 🙂