Verno wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 09:42:
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.
It's sophisticated comments like these that keep me coming back to online forums. Couldn't agree more with what you just said.
Like I said earlier, I can't understand how this Real ID could've ever gone past a privacy disclaimer thing. I'd think Blizzard can be sued on a couple of things by executing this Real ID thing. But then, I don't really know that much about rights so I guess they're safe although I'm baffled.
Also, how could they've ever decided to make this decision? A cheap-ass survey would give results saying that one of the big reasons people adore the internet and (multiplayer) gaming is because of their anonymity. Although this anonymity leads to deindividuation -- which is a big reason the criminal act of piracy is done by right about everyone! -- it's not at all a tactical move of Blizzard to make an attempt to take that anonymity away. It's not what the customers want.
Playing: Skyrim, World of Warcraft.
Future: Dead Space 3.