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More on Blizzard's Real ID

A post to the Battle.net Forums has more on how their new Real ID program will operate. Though the Real ID FAQ calls this "a completely voluntary and optional level of identity that keeps players connected across all of Battle.net," this new update says that the StarCraft II forums will be using Real ID to identify posters by their real names, but makes no mention of this being optional, giving the impression that it is not. Word is: "The first and most significant change is that in the near future, anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID -- that is, their real-life first and last name -- with the option to also display the name of their primary in-game character alongside it. These changes will go into effect on all StarCraft II forums with the launch of the new community site prior to the July 27 release of the game, with the World of Warcraft site and forums following suit near the launch of Cataclysm. Certain classic forums, including the classic Battle.net forums, will remain unchanged." Thanks Ant via dslreports.com.

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9. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 6, 2010, 16:56 MattyC
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 16:43:
Hmmm... how does this going to fit with COPPA laws? A lot of people are under-13s there.

This is going to end badly for everyone.

Well if they are a minor then the account should already be in their parents name. However that could create some interesting situations in and of itself.

Boss: Jim you were supposed to be working on the new marketing campaign all day yesterday, but it would appear you were trolling the WoW PvP forums. Apparently you were quoted as saying that all Horde players were "Big gay fagles from Fagledor where everyone is a fagle. ALLIANZE 4 LIFFE!".

Jim: What? Oh no no, you see that was my 13 year old son.

Boss: A likely story. Oh and it gets worse. Much worse. Words I can't even repeat. In fact I don't even know what some of theses words mean. Goes on for 22 pages. We are going to need you to go ahead and pack up now.

Jim: NOOOO!


:p

Seriously though I don't see it as a big deal. They already said it won't be retroactive. So if you don't want your name known don't post once the new forums hit. It isn't really a big loss. The offtopic forums there (last I checked years ago) were basically a slightly moderated 4chan. It was awful. The WoW forums have long been a cesspool of racism and ignorance. Try a Bluetracker like the one MMO Champion has to read official Blizzard posts and just ignore the rest. It is just a mess of awful trolls anyway. That and even if a name did end up on a post you had, unless you happen to have some insanely unique name, you probably share yours with a few hundred other people anyway.


EDIT: I would add that they won't really run afoul of any privacy laws. As I said, it isn't retroactive. It will only be on new posts. So you would be choosing to post using your own name. They aren't just putting the info out there. And minors are supposed to be tied to an adult.
 
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