Blizzard Stops Plan To Force Real IDs In Forums

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  1. Terminator02
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  2. Theraima

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    Didnt actually care about those Real IDs, but it seems kinda weird for Blizzy doing something like that. Good thing they cancelled it.
     
  3. Nikolay

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    Smart move.
     
  4. ojsinnerz.

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    I blame this on Activision.


    They've made nothing but bad choices since the merger.
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

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    I don't mind using my real name in a game or on a forum, but a lot of people do. I don't see why Blizzard needs to force them to use their real name if they don't want to, so I think this is a good thing.
     
  6. CamulaHikari

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    Thank god they didn't go through with it~! Otherwise stalkers would have an too easy time...
     
  7. Wabsta

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    The last week, since they announced it, the blizz forums and mmo-champion were full of QQ.
    Pretty funny.

    So that's prolly why they canceled it.
    I wouldnt care tho, if people see my real name..
     
  8. Raika

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    They were retarded to even suggest it to begin with. This is an invasion of fucking privacy, who would want to leak their personal stuff online? If they didn't cancel this then those dudes would probably rage and start riots. [​IMG]
     
  9. injected11

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    Fixed.
     
  10. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Wow, when did they smarten up?
     
  11. BakuFunn

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    Yesterday, it seems.
     
  12. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    When people started rage quitting and canceling their subscriptions, it was a BS move that was completely uncalled for and not necessary at all. The fact is that they wanted a way to cop out on having to assign more moderators to their forums to stop all the trolls, which is just a lazy attitude really. If they had any real balls, they would just IP ban players accounts from the forums, let them still play the game but their account loses all posting rights for all characters and they can't post on their IP address, it would really just stop the trolls in their tracks since they wouldn't be able to hide on level 1 alts to do it.
     
  13. GreatCrippler

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    Wow, so many trolls on this forum. Accountability was all they were going for. A bunch of stupid kids QQing about their names on a forum, Boohoo.
     
  14. Sir-Fritz

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    What would an ip ban actually do? Ban them for a day until they have a new ip address?
     
  15. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Most people wouldn't change ISP's to dodge a forum ban unless they are real losers.
     
  16. Fat D

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    Outside of Canada, IP adresses are usually dynamic and change after each reconnect.
     
  17. BlueStar

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    Except it wouldn't affect everyone equally, you're more anonymous if your name is Chris Brown and you live in New York than if your name is Hamish McDougal and you live in a little town in Mexico. Also, thanks to the kind of socially retarded fuckwits who play MMOs, anyone with a pair of tits would get even more hassle than they do now. It was a moronic idea and people were never going to accept it, Blizzard must be seriously light on braincells to ever think it was gonna fly.

    Any suggestion it was no big deal was disproven as soon as it became possible to phone up that moderator at work and take the piss out of him for living with his mum.
     
  18. Panzer Tacticer

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    I didn't have any real objection to the idea until I watched it utterly ripped apart by very smart well thought out arguments presented on forums I respect (forums that are not either Blizzard or solely gaming sites).

    The idea was utter fail from the beginning.

    It's fairly transparent Blizzard spent NO time thinking the idea through, likely cost them a few thousands of dollars in accounts canceled which might even not get renewed. I know of plenty of cases of people just waiting for a good reason to quit. I wouldn't be surprised if someone lost their job over this very bad idea.

    It ranks up there with 'New" Coke.

    The truth, Blizzard clearly needs to just get their act together and start running their forums in a logical manner.
    I've been on forums where people get banned. You CAN ban people even with seemingly unbannable forms of internet service. It's just not something you do without really wanting to do it. One good idea, making the forums ONLY open to visible identifiable accounts. Oh they CAN see your account eh. Ban on the forum means banned account, poof your 80th level super guy is gone. Thing is, Blizzard wants your money, and thus, Blizzard is unlikely to pick your safety over your money.

    So being trolled on their forums and them caring is not compatible with their real needs.

    Guess what, that is not unique to Blizzard. The forums associated with Matrix Games, where I buy my computer wargames for instance. They are not sufficiently interested in policing them. It's the truth even though they will deny it. Fuck their denials. But they still make the best in wargames. Solution, don't post on forums not well policed.

    Blizzard isn't the only decent place to discuss WoW eh.
     
  19. Juanmatron

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    As people have begun to take data of them and their families they screwed up... I would keep gaining them data, now fuck you. They just have rectified as soon as they discovered in their own flesh the danger of such a system.
     
  20. injected11

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    My brother plays Everquest and ran up to me the other day, saying "You hear what that douche Blizzard is doin now?!". This was a ridiculous idea. How did nobody object in the meeting when it came up??

    I'd think new Coke had a lot more thought put into it. Their Coke sales were slipping, they purposefully launch a new, terrible product, pull it from shelves after a short while, then ship their same old product as "Coca-Cola Classic" which brought back familiarity and a "classic" simulated sense of nostalgia.