agpc wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 00:32:
Really the only way Blizzard will change their mind is if enough people decide that they don't want to buy games from a company that makes decisions like this. Given that its opt in, I seriously doubt any governmental entity will intercede over the privacy issues.
Cutter wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 22:38:The Canadian government would also need to get involved with things like facebook, myspace for also sharing information which people volunteer. which are also completely voluntary. NO ONE, at any point is REQUIRED to post or even look at the B.net forums, and anything that would interact in game is already been said to be completely optional.
They already have. One of the reasons that Facebook is changing its privacy settings isn't just the outcry from users, but from several governments saying they can't operate in their respective countries without those changes. You'd think Blizzard would learn from this.
And even ignoring other countries, the response has been overwhlemingly negative and it's just starting. Blizzard is wrong on this and they need to apologize and do a 180 in short order.
The Canadian government would also need to get involved with things like facebook, myspace for also sharing information which people volunteer. which are also completely voluntary. NO ONE, at any point is REQUIRED to post or even look at the B.net forums, and anything that would interact in game is already been said to be completely optional.
I, The poster. Am at least one of the following.
- a woman
- a minor
- a member of an ethnic minority
- a person of alternative sexuality
- a transgendered person
- a person with a unique/uncommon name
- a person who has been harassed/stalked
- a person in an information-sensitive profession
- a person who may be Google searched by co-workers/employers/potential employers
- a person who may be Google searched by mates/potential mates
- a person who is concerned about account security
- a person who is uninterested in online social networking
- a person who does not fit any of these categories but who is nonetheless concerned for him/herself or for the welfare of others
and I oppose RealID for one or more of these reasons:
- It is a threat to personal safety.
- It is a threat to personal security.
- It will not eliminate/significantly reduce trolling.
- It should be optional; choosing between risk and silence is not truly “optional”.
- Unified tags/handles provide the same effect with minimal risk.
- World of Warcraft is not Facebook.
If this decision persists, I will do one or more of the following:
- Refrain from posting on these forums.
- Seriously reconsider my subscription.
- Cancel my subscription.
- Cancel my subscription should RealID be made mandatory in-game
- Will not purchase future Blizzard titles until RealID is removed.
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Enahs wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 22:11:
I see no reason why everybody is so upset about this. It is nothing but a way for them to capture the social networking market.
How is it any different then Facebook or MySpace, or whatever the popular ones are now. If you have an account on there, people can see your name! OMG! Your name! Your name is not private information!