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Blizzard's Real ID Testing Live

Battle.net announces Blizzard's Real ID party feature is now live in Word of Warcraft, allowing players to party up with their Real ID friends of the same faction, regardless of the realm they play on. The Real ID Website and FAQ have further details. Here's a bit:

When delving into the depths of Azeroth's darkest dungeons, it always helps to have some friends at your side... now you're able to issue a call to arms no matter what realm they play on. We're pleased to announce the new Real ID Party feature is now available for testing! This new feature will allow World of Warcraft players to invite their real-life Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player regular or Heroic dungeon.

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26. Re: Blizzard's Real ID Testing Live Jul 15, 2011, 15:18 Verno
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 15, 2011, 14:52:
Then what you say holds fuck all value either. You don't even have proof of people wanting to get rid of Real ID or claiming they don't use it.

I think you're confusing me with Cutter , I didn't say anyone "wanted to get rid of Real ID", I simply said there are no figures to prove it supposedly has this widespread usage you seem to imply.

This feature being developed is not evidence of usage, if anything unique features like this are reasons TO adopt something. Which is smart, if they want more people using it then this is exactly the kind of thing they should do (and for free).

But there is plenty of proof

If there was then you would have posted it by now. I'm not sure where this fervent defense comes from anyway. RealID being still a relatively new feature and it being featured in few games is not some damning evidence of its value so you don't need to blow a gasket over it. No one expected it to have 5 million users overnight, particularly when it had a very rough launch and was relatively bereft of compelling reasons to use it. An announcement like this is a good thing, it gives people a salient reason to adopt it.

You guys aren't even arguing the same point.

1) People don't want Real ID
2) People want to play with their friends.

Blizzard has forced people who want 2 to do 1 as well. But people wanting to do 2 doesn't mean they want to do 1. And people not wanting to do 1 doesn't mean they don't want 2.

Yes, people want to play with their friends. No, people generally don't want to use Real ID.

Fair points. For the record I'm not saying that people "hate" RealID or something, I am saying that there is no evidence they have adopted it in meaningful numbers. You're right in that the most common feature is probably to group with friends across servers, not "group with friends across servers using real id".

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 2011, 15:25.
 
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