Significant news coming down the pipe regarding Blizzard's new Battle.net. Simply put, the plan is that player's real life names (first and last) will be featured alongside forum posts on the official Blizzard forums.
Wha? No more anonymous badgering? :-) This is actually a terrible idea.
All of our information is on the internet in some way, shape or form at this point. All of our personal identities can be stolen, it just takes someone with a grudge or someone with no common sense to have their's stolen IMO. With just simply a name the worst that can happen is you get a creepy/offensive message (or friend request) on a social site but honestly such things usually don't come unprovoked.. You'd have to be a dick on the forums for that to happen. Edit: Also, I'm the only person in the world with my name and last name.. My family/surname is pretty uncommon (we don't have many kids, or not enough survive I guess) so if someone searched for me on facebook or myspace or whatever I'd be the only one.. personally I don't really care.
Oh NO! Is China in charge of Battle.net?
This will be an interesting experiment to see if it does anything to solve the problem of the brave anonymous poster willing to say anything. Or if it just creates more problems than it is worth.
I imagine it will probably do both. Many people will be scared to post because the anonymous factor is gone. While at the same time the douch-bags and predators and whatnot will steal shit with greater ease.
If this can stop people from be assholes then I'm all for it.
Post at your own peril... I like this idea actually. But any one can look up your information from facebook....
Bingo, peopel can look up anything about you if they have your name and one other piece of information (even if it's small). I understand getting rid of anonymity to cut down on stupidity but security issues?
Illuminati got you all
no more pollution ? i'm all for it . Hell if it was applied here and various places , you'd see who would dare back up their word . Or trolls chickening out
I dunno. My name out in public (it already is, actually) doesn't scare me. I've got the name of a famous singer, a famous football player, a famous futbol(did I spell this right?) player, and if they use a shortened version of my name, a politician of my state. Also, my name is my dad's name, so I'm a Jr. I actually can't find myself on the internet, darnit!
my name is pretty common to I guess
So now the scam mails can include your real names too, nice nice.
All for it. I hope it's a way where you can't use a fake name. no more trolls, no more internet tough guys, no more offensive posts. I love it and I hope more forums/sites do the same thing.
http://n4g.com/news/558903/... its even on the same page
This is why I always uses fake names.
OP's a fag.
Then maybe they will change there mind? I hope they do it because the first idiot who F's with me and starts being a jerk and griefing is gonna have me knocking at there door :) HAHAH stuff just got real computer geeks.
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