Neoseeker : News : Activision Blizzard to data mine WoW players
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Zertz Aug 12, 09
The information is openly available through various tools provided by Microsoft (WMI, .NET Framework...) for exactly that reason... so companies can optimize based on their user base.
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chautemoc Aug 12, 09
So why are they doing a separate "survey" and announcing it in the forums?
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DeathMonkey Aug 12, 09
Small note in the forum? It's in the news box on the login screen, I've known about it for a few days atleast now Personally I don't mind them knowing what kind of computer I'm using.
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huntyr Aug 12, 09
Its hardly a "small note" its a big notice on the login screen.

It's easy for someone to opt out, simply don't play the game for a week.
Of course, it doesnt affect me because I've merged my accounts mainly so I got the battle bot
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chautemoc Aug 12, 09
Edited, my bad.
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Keefah Aug 13, 09
I really don't see what wrong with wanting the user base's system specs, it's non personal and it help with any problems people maybe having because of the specs they have.
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jdj1976 Aug 13, 09
granted beying obligate kinda sucks but if it helps out or gives beter gaming expirience its cool
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