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Blizzard Relents on Real ID

Blizzard has backed off from its plan to require posters to the StarCraft II forums use Blizzard's Real ID system to use real names. The World of Warcraft Forum has a statement from Blizzard CEO & Cofounder Mike Morhaime, which reads in part: "We've been constantly monitoring the feedback you've given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums." He goes on to discuss they still have high hopes for improving the player experience with the Real ID system: "I want to make sure it's clear that our plans for the forums are completely separate from our plans for the optional in-game Real ID system now live with World of Warcraft and launching soon with StarCraft II. We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make Battle.net a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games. And of course, you'll still be able to keep your relationships at the anonymous, character level if you so choose when you communicate with other players in game. Over time, we will continue to evolve Real ID on Battle.net to add new and exciting functionality within our games for players who decide to use the feature."

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61. Re: Blizzard Relents on Real ID Jul 10, 2010, 13:59 The PC Warrior
 
So basically instead of dumping this on WoW community they will gently coerce and implement it with baby steps to "ease" it in on their customers?

I guess humans will accept anything as long as they are gradually conditioned into it. Wise choice Blizzard. I recommend next time you have an evil masterplan to not even announce it. Just do it, slowly, covertly.

yeah they will just force people to use it gradually over time by cutting off features one by one to those who do not use ShitID.

Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Jul 10, 2010, 13:08:
We really shouldn't pay too much attention to what PHDF is saying. If there's one person that's so completely detached from reality that he has the illusion that what he thinks is fact, it's PHDF.

Truly. I've been reading his comments multiple times due to all the quoting, and I keep getting stunned by it.

or maybe its because you have a beef with him because he criticized one of your previous posts. do you think we are all stupid or something? your little vendetta is transparent and just makes you look pathetically immature.
 
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