10 July 2010

Real names will not be required for posting

... we've [Blizzard] decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums ...

Thank you Blizzard.  This means that, as I said earlier, at this time I will renew my subscriptions.

I am pleased with this decision.  I welcome that 'character name' + 'character code' will be posted on the forums.  This will allow for the accountabilty that you wish to bring.  If this was the implementation for in-game real id information (as opposed to providing a real life name), I may even start to use Real Id in-game.

Please be aware that I am still upset with your earlier decision.  I would like a re-affirmation that privacy is again important to Blizzard.  Real ID is tainted.  Your association with Facebook is unwelcome.  It saddens me that there is an 'at this time' disclaimer around the announcment that real names will not be posted on the forums.


  1. Nexium says WOOT :-)

  2. http://mmo-worlds.blogspot.com/?expref=next-blog
    This is something that you would be interested in
    If you look down there is a interview with a blizzard employee about cata


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