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You are most likely here because you enjoy crafting. I have been reading up on some of the WoW issues regarding gold making, which make me realize that WoW is not the game for me.

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08 July 2010

Last week the blog sphere and forums were excited about the games

Edit: Blizzard have recently announced that at this time real names will not be used in forums

Last week, there was a rush of comments regarding Cataclysm.  Everything I saw about Starcraft was regarding hopes and fears for the game itself.

Now, news media is talking about Real Id, and not in a good way.  Blizzard has chosen to spend the last 3 weeks before release of Starcraft defending compulsory real life names.

I just did a google 'news' search on Blizzard.
I have to read through 25 news stories before I find a single news item talking about Blizzard that does not mention Real ID.  Even there, all the comments starting at 7/7/2010 : 2:40 PM are about Real ID.

Looking at my unread bloglist, I find 18 posts out of 22 about the Real ID, with only 4 being about the game.

Blizzard is a big enough company to survive this.  Talking online I have responses from "I quit too", to "Can I have your gold?".

Is this really the publicity that Blizzard wanted leading up to the launch of Starcraft?

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