Draugr wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 00:45:
on the contrary, if everyone who didn't to use real ID didn't buy the game, then ~100% of the people playing the game would be using realID, which means their system was a success, if people just buy the game (btw , I see it for 60 bucks, not 70, but I don't know where you're looking or where you live, of course. nor would I even if I had your name :)) and don't use the system then wouldn't it prove that it is something their isn't interest in? That's the way I look at it.
In terms of receiving feedback from outside of the forum, it's never been required to put feedback through the forum (though in the past and presently that has been the predominant venue for such things) and I imagine that is something they will improve upon,(as it already exists.)
I don't know about you, but if I have a tech support issue I post it on the forums. None of these games have a call center if your game doesn't work properly. Sure, you can try and use e-mail, but I have never had success with this route. Usually you get a form response that doesn't properly address your problem. Also, it takes much longer. Often times, other users/gamers solve your problem for you instead of a company employee. However, I will not be posting my real name on a gaming forum because I do not want potential future employers eliminating me as a potential future employee because I play a computer game.
Whether 100% of users use realid or not is irrelevant to my point. I am stating that its likely the only way Blizzard backs down on this issue is if they see a threat to their bottom line. They have sales targets they want to meet to appease the shareholders of Activision. If this issue does wind up creating a huge backlash and Blizzard does not meet those sales targets, they will reverse course on this decision. The only other way I see it being changed is if something tragic happens and the media latches onto the story.
I doubt that many people will
refrain from purchasing Blizzard games due to this realid decision, but I also know I sure as hell won't be buying SC2 or Diablo 3 if they do not change their minds. Blizzard is the 9001 pound gorilla in the PC gaming world and I think they have finally become too big for their britches.