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World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live

The World of Warcraft Website announces the new Real ID Party feature is live in Blizzard's MMORPG:

For those who haven't yet had a chance to try it out, the Real ID Party system allows players to invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a 5-player normal or Heroic dungeon, regardless of what realm their friends are on. This new feature makes it easier than ever for real-life friends to play together, and it's available to all World of Warcraft players at no additional charge -- all you need to do is have Real ID enabled.

To learn more about Real ID, visit the Real ID web page and read the FAQ.

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19. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 18, 2011, 04:17 Muscular Beaver
 
nin wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 21:51:
They're trying to dictate to customers - and very rudely at that - instead of listen to them. That's not how you do business. Or at least that's not how you get mine or a lot of other people's money.

There's an upside to that, though. It's allowing indies to flourish, because they DO listen to their customers.

Let the dinosaurs lumber around as the indies run circles around them. We'll be ok.



Too bad all the good indies will be bought by the dinosaurs...
 
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18. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 21:51 nin
 
They're trying to dictate to customers - and very rudely at that - instead of listen to them. That's not how you do business. Or at least that's not how you get mine or a lot of other people's money.

There's an upside to that, though. It's allowing indies to flourish, because they DO listen to their customers.

Let the dinosaurs lumber around as the indies run circles around them. We'll be ok.


 
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17. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 21:21 Cutter
 
Regardless, I'm just tired of not only Actiblizz, but the other publishers and devs out there basically telling us it's their way or the highway. They're trying to dictate to customers - and very rudely at that - instead of listen to them. That's not how you do business. Or at least that's not how you get mine or a lot of other people's money.  
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16. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 20:07 Dades
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 19:25:
Technically speaking, RealID is more like SingleID if you are smart. You can choose to use an alias if you wish. RealID I've never really had a problem with because all it really does is tie a person's account to a single online identity which has benefits to the company and benefits to the policing of an online community. If you choose to make that online identity the same as your offline identity then that is really your own mistake.

Somehow I think that no one will be fooled by your clever misuse of the service Heywood Jablowme.
 
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15. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 19:25 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 17:42:
Fuck you and you're RealID and always-on bullshit! Seriously.

Technically speaking, RealID is more like SingleID if you are smart. You can choose to use an alias if you wish. RealID I've never really had a problem with because all it really does is tie a person's account to a single online identity which has benefits to the company and benefits to the policing of an online community. If you choose to make that online identity the same as your offline identity then that is really your own mistake.
 
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14. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 18:16 scratz
 
MrGrosser wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 13:15:
SWEET!! Finally I can reup my WoW Subscription.. been waiting so long for this feature.
</sarcasm>
Actually, my wife and I and many of our friends *are* thinking about resubscribing because of this feature. Why? Because we scattered all over hell some years ago for various reasons, and this would let us play together again without having to roll new characters on new servers.

Its a good move. Ya, it would be better if it wasn't tied to RealID, but its still a good idea.

 
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13. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 17:42 Cutter
 
And it was somehow impossible to do this with nicknames was it? Targeted advertising ala Minority report coming soon to you thanks to Actiblizz. Thanks, but no thanks. Unless Blizzard gets a dose of sanity and gets back to respecting gamers I'm done with them now. Fuck you and you're RealID and always-on bullshit! Seriously.

 
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12. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 17:02 Acleacius
 
new feature makes it easier than ever for real-life friends to play together
Lol, yes becasue real life friends had it SO difficult by not being force to use their real names while playing games. I'm so thankful acitivision has stepped up to force players to use their real names, now games will magically be better and more fun. Actually it's like a dream come true.
 
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11. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 14:29 eRe4s3r
 
Adoption rates for Real ID must be abysmal if they use this carrot  
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10. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 14:26 Luke
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 11:57:
and it's available to all World of Warcraft players at no additional charge

So much for all those people bitching about them possibly charging extra for this...

why charge extra , when they earn money by selling your data
zuckerberg is in the house remember
 
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9. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 13:21 ^mortis^
 
why, that's a might nice lookin' carrot at the end of that stick...

^m^
 
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8. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 13:15 MrGrosser
 
SWEET!! Finally I can reup my WoW Subscription.. been waiting so long for this feature.
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7. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 13:00 SimplyMonk
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 11:41:
So they arent earning money with their subscription fees aand BS mount and pets anymore, but instead actually trade data.
Interesting.

Currently playing a free week Blizzard sent me and you would be surprised at the number of those "BS mounts" you see. They aren't by any stretch of the imagination losing any money on that deal. I think player lash-back is the only thing keeping them from fully abusing the hell out of real money systems.

That being said, the Diablo III Real Cash auction house I literally just see as a trial for implementing the same thing in Titan and possibly WoW if successful. Why waste time and Custom Service hours on banning/policing gold/item farmers when you can just legalize and regulate them?

Kudos for Blizzard though in not using this to launch a "Premium Subscription" like it was rumored. Features like this shouldn't be an extra fee. Once the code is written it is done. Server Transfers/Faction Changes and the like I still quibble over actually costing a fee, but poor architecture and CS hours could justify it or that they just wish to discourage such actions by charging a fee. Like taxing cigarettes.
 
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6. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 12:20 Verno
 
I don't think they would have any real success at charging for it anyway to be honest but it's good on them for not trying.  
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5. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 11:57 Krovven
 
and it's available to all World of Warcraft players at no additional charge

So much for all those people bitching about them possibly charging extra for this...

 
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4. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 11:55 Verno
 
MacLeod wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 11:18:
I just wish they'd add cross-realm friending and grouping without RealID... I've been in good dungeon finder groups where we mesh well and do a bunch of dungeons, but then you go your separate ways with no way to group with those people again. I'm not RealID'ing them, since I'm not keen on people I don't "really" know having my real name.

Yep it's pretty stupid that the system is so all or nothing.
 
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3. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 11:41 Muscular Beaver
 
So they arent earning money with their subscription fees aand BS mount and pets anymore, but instead actually trade data.
Interesting.
 
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2. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 11:23 yosan
 
I think subscribers numbers are falling very rapidly in WoW  
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1. Re: World of Warcraft Real ID Party Feature Live Aug 17, 2011, 11:18 MacLeod
 
I just wish they'd add cross-realm friending and grouping without RealID... I've been in good dungeon finder groups where we mesh well and do a bunch of dungeons, but then you go your separate ways with no way to group with those people again. I'm not RealID'ing them, since I'm not keen on people I don't "really" know having my real name.  
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