Neoseeker : News : Blizzard responds to Real ID backlash
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Spark Jul 8, 10
Save this social connecting experience for facebook please. I don't need it in my warcraft
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Supernova1332 Jul 8, 10
quote Spark
Save this social connecting experience for facebook please. I don't need it in my warcraft
They're doing it to cut down on douches by reducing the anonymity factor. They're not saying they want a social networking service. They just want people to want to use their forums instead of having it full of flaming assholes.
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AZC Jul 8, 10
sorry, they already announced a deal with Facebook about connecting real id to facebook. This is a social networking deal...period.
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Someone Jul 8, 10
Don't give me that "cut back on trolls" crap. They could EASILY do that by actually enforcing forums rules and banning trolls as well as requiring a unique username for forum posting, but let the users choose it instead of requiring the real name. But no, they'd rather do something FAR, FAR more controversial and inflammatory. There's no way this is just to cut back on trolling. Blizzard has something else in mind and I doubt it's anything that people will want. It's all about the money.

Heck, amending the EULA to state that repeated bans from the forums will start getting their game account suspended for certain lengths of time would clean up the forums VERY quickly.
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Not My Real ID NO WAY Jul 8, 10
I don't know about anyone else, I play blizzard games to kill people online. Not be friends with them.
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JC Jul 8, 10
I agree with "someone". Having the forum bans connected to game account suspensions is a LOT better and easier way to get the job done. Meh they don't care about that anyway. See if you want to start a flame war, it may then cost you another game account key, or face going off-grid on bnet. Makes sense since it costs blizzard to employ the staff at probably 8 bucks an hour if they can't get volunteers. You waste our time and money, we waste yours cause you're a douche. .... Yep blizzard should've just asked the public what they thought the best way to handle trolls was.
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Spark Jul 8, 10
Blizzard is not doing this, I think it is activision. They don't care about their customers, so it makes sense.
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pipripx Jul 8, 10
looks like no one needs to make a World Of Warcraft killer they are just going to self-destruct
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Nagare Jul 8, 10
quote Spark
Blizzard is not doing this, I think it is activision. They don't care about their customers, so it makes sense.
Blizzard publishes Blizzard games...
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Reenee Jul 8, 10
quote Nagare
Blizzard publishes Blizzard games...
Activision acquired Blizzard through a merger with Vivendi.
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Nagare Jul 8, 10
That would make sense then. I totally forgot about that.
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Noraf45 Jul 8, 10
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our goal is to create a social gaming service that players want to use."
Then why require them to do something they don't want? Seems counter-productive.

And for stopping trolls or flaming, I agree with the suggestions above. One problem I see with this approach of using real names is that sometimes you can upset someone without flaming or harassing them. What happens when some nutjob gets pissed at some random comment you made and decides to look up Joe Random in Kansas?
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Supernova1332 Jul 8, 10
Well I didn't say there werent better ways to go about it but that's their intent as far as they've said.
I think everyone is being overly paranoid about this, with the stalking and whatnot. You're so special or enough of an asshole that someone wants to stalk you... the most likely of situations, I assure you. Not to say it wont happen but it's really unlikely that it will happen to you if you're not a dick on the forums. I do understand how you'd be paranoid that this is activision's doing on the other hand.

I am curious as to why people would think it would effect their job eligibility. Maybe I'm just not thinking about it in the right sense.
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JC Jul 8, 10
supernova1322 re: jobs. Some employers google you before you get the job to see what type of a person you are. If they don't know your handle, you're more or less safe. If they know your name and your name pops up on a forum and you're a total douchebag on the forum, they're less likely to hire you since you're an a**hole and we don't like a**holes at our *insert job location/vocation here*. Make sense?
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