What I am doing now

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.

If you want to play a game where gathering and crafting is the cornerstone of the economy, and are not faint of heart, I recommend EVE Online. EVE even has releases purely to support industry. You can play for free if you are good enough manufacturer or trader.

Be the builder in a villainous world.

My journey can be seen at http://foo-eve.blogspot.com.au

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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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