Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) Eva Galperin criticises the way Blizzard will force players to post with their real name on their boards for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, World of WarCraft and Diablo III. And she is not alone...
this really has been a big cockup for Blizzard hasn't it
We'll see. I wonder if this thing even CAN pass over...
the idea of REALID is to have close friends you know more personally on your list, not every wazzou you meet in wow. It is a pretty simple concept. edit: I get it, I am seing this strictly from the perspetive of a wow player, if it is forced in SC2, that is a little messed up, but I dont care much really.
Well, considering they have this massive Microsoft ad deal for B.net, without people hitting it up, would not M$ get pissed off? I mean, this will surely bring people away from Battle.net?
You guys have to bring MS into everything..wow So now this is MS fault becasue somhow they have a deal with Blizzard. why dont you go fix your tin hat
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You know, I'm not seeing a lot of support for Real IDs.
Did you see any at all (serious that is), other then through official Blizzard statements?
Now that you mention it: no, lol
Well, I enjoy it, but then again, I am just one person. Millions play wow, and the people that actually comes and bitch and complain on forums and websites represent what? 10k people, at most. edit: once again, I am seing this from the perspective of a wow player. real ID works since is is not forced. YOu should be avle to add avatars, and realID seperatly.
I do hope they will reconsider and change this functionality a bit so that it is no longer forced. Seeing how realid could also have massive (potential) marketing benefits I doubt they will do so though :( The future will tell us if that was wise (I think not).
I think, judging from the negative feedback that happened with removing the identifiers, then Blizzard might again have to do something to calm the crowd.
EFF must be like the most agreeable organization on the internet, unless you're a massive CEO wanting to squeeze money out of people's privacy... Hello Kotick!
Hello Bobby Kotick it is... :(
If only EFF had real powers :(
I also hope Blizz will re-think this decision. The updated in-game friends list which shows your friends real names is different - you choose who gets to see that.
For true! I mean that's something only select people see. Chiz, this is scanned out!
Lol, Otherland fan?
You better believe it, scanmaster! ;)
Pitchforks at the ready!
What a mess...huge mess. Boy, Blizz is in trouble this time.
I assumed Blizzard thought that they'd try something new, guess its not getting the feedback they had wanted.
Big stuff up I will not be posting on the Battle.net forums at all if they do bring out the real ID on them where it displays your real name and then they will not be hearing about problems either due to people wanting their real name known.
does this mean people would have to be responsible for their actions online?
It's just a bad idea, for better or worse people like and expect online interaction to offer some anonymity.
As if there are no bullies in real life that people know by name. It I don't think the advantages top the disadvantages here. RealID might have its use, but forcing it will be so wrong.
I think it's just an excuse when they say they want to reduce trolling and flaming. In reality it's all about money. Kotick probably wants to create the Facebook of gaming to create even more addiction and shovel more money into their pockets with valuable user information.
But then the forums would have to receive some sort of social-network makeover with taggable pictures and a "People You Might Know" feature!!! Also, apps. Raidville, anyone? Fuck that.
Yet no one's filing it? And what is Blizzard going to do when the first cyber-stalker case that points the finger right at them happens?
Many posts over the months have discussed WoW and it's dominance, and one comment many people (myself included) said was that nothing will kill WoW ... except Blizzard. If RealID is implemented our predictions could come true a LOT sooner than we ever imagined.
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