Blizzard on Real ID

Blizzard tells Gamasutra they are "definitely listening to player feedback" about Real ID, and the recent revelation that this would require the use of "real names" to post to the StarCraft II forums (though they admit that any name can be registered, though it will be associated with your unique CD key). So far the outcry from fans would indicate the program is not receiving the reception they hoped for: "Real ID is a new and different concept for Blizzard gamers -- and for us as well -- and our goal is to create a social gaming service that players want to use." In any event, it doesn't sound like they are reconsidering the plan, as they explain its optional nature. "It's important to note that both enabling Real ID in game and posting on the official Blizzard forums are completely optional," the Blizzard rep said. "Players can continue to read the forums anonymously regardless of whether they choose to post in them, and their gameplay experiences will not change if they choose not to use the Real ID communication features in game."
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Verno
 
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Jul 8, 2010, 09:42
 Verno
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 09:36:

We like to think we have privacy or atleast a reasonable expectation of privacy, but in reality everytime we go in a public space real or virtual we are often photographed/logged/etc and often we leave unintentional bits of information that can be tracked back to our unique presence. I think we should at least strive for controlling the information about our selves.

Exactly and this system offers no control over the information you want to share or not. It attempts to force a binary choice on the consumer because Bobby Kotick signed a Facebook deal on Blizzards behalf.

It doesn't take much at all to resolve someones Identity which is scary or creepy to those who were under the assumption they had privacy. In your car example your privacy is only protected as long as someone doesn't take the time to resolve your license plate number or other vehicle information.

The car example wasn't mine, it was flawed and I was simply pointing out why. Taking the time to resolve your personal information based on a plate number alone isn't as simple as you make it to be either, surely not as simple as having your information printed in bold for the world to see.

I think blizzard should definitely make an effort to add some level of protection to the at risk groups based on Age/ethnicity/orientation. Not to mention they should have taken baby steps with the new system instead of all or nothing deal.

I think Blizzard should focus on making videogames and not making social networks, that is what people buy their products for. I sure as hell will not buy Starcraft 2 when I have to worry at any point about whether or not a simple act like posting on a forum or adding someone to my friends list might expose my information to the world. I highly recommend others do the same.
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