I imagine if they open up the ability to speak cross faction IN GAME this will cut down tremendously on the forum trolling. A majority of the trolling and posts that lead to bans; are people who have been ganked by the opposite faction, so they come to the forums to !@#$ talk. Just my opinion.. I know in other MMOs, such as AION you can't talk directly but there is a translator in game that lets you type in what you want to say it will translate it to the opposite language where you can copy and paste it to the opposing individual. I could also be way off base.. I have a bit of a temper in game so I tend to just yell at my screen, as if somehow I think the other person actually hears me.. lol Husband hates it.. he on the other hand has me beat.. he punches the desk or the wall, usually when I least expect it, in turn scaring the bajesus outta me. I guess we shall see
Blizzard, please stop trying to be failbook (facebook). "And here we... go!" - Joker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSLlZh9yelk
Never had a reason to post on the Forums before, and now I probably never will.
This is just making a bad idea worse, in my opinion. What's next, allowing people to search for others on the Armory by RealID? At this point, I'm tempted to cannibalize my account and give whatever gold I can get out of it to my friends.
The Real Id system? alright, I can deal with that.My real name on the forums? NO I DO NOT WANT.
I don't like this. It's kind of a security risk. Meh :/ I guess I will only be posting here :)
Lol, as with every change Blizzard makes, there are swarms of people posting about how they're going to quit the game or do something else just as drastic."Real ID? Omg I am NEVAR going to post on teh forums again! I m gonna quit wow and sell my account! I am going to burn my wow discs!"If anything it will make the forums a much more respectable place. Just think of how peaceful it will be when people can no longer be asshats anonymously.
it's not the asshats that will stop posting, it's the honest people that don't want the asshats knowing their real names, that will stop posting.
You know, Blizzard is doing this because they have researched the social graphics component of social media and are trying to evolve in that direction. The problem is people are, at the same time, becoming more and more aware of the crazy impact all this data mashing is having on their privacy. Blizzard isn't providing enough controls to users to protect their privacy. But then again neither is facebook etc. And we all know Blizz has facebook envy... thus the partnership. If we don't demand privacy controls we wont have any controls. Even with them there is still the selling of souls to gain some entertainment.Beware the transparency being sought after by freemium social media applications and services... they have a cost. It also important to remember that We PAY for Warcraft. I don't care to also pony up my privacy because Blizzard wants to expand their grip on revenues. No RealID for me and no more forums. It will be interesting to see what things are like when no one cares about their privacy at all, allowing corporations to use them, their nodes and their linkages to others as they wish, hands down.
Blizzard can take this idea and shove it up their arses sideways.They said Real ID would be completley optional... now they've gone against what they said.!@#$ that &*!@. I'm now deleting my posts from their forums and will boycott it.
.... pardon my language, but what the ^&*! are they thinking?this is not like those ground breaking "class changes" that "destroy" the class, this is just plain stupid. Why would you ever even consider the garbage idea of realID using real names, then make it be used on the forums? really? can you say, "killed my GM cuz he wouldnt give me epics, sue blizzard" theres no point to this other than to expose identities or for the facebookfanatics to be able to have everyone google them and use visit their l33t facebooks. one of the most moronic, stupid, poorly thought out (if it even was thought about) and pathetic idea. ever.the current sticky for this was put on the forums 09:10:17 AM PDT. almost 99% of the posts are the expected as people realize how freaking stupid this is. within 2 hours the thread is at 133 pages and over 2652 posts. some class balance threads get about 100 in 2 days or so.2 hours133 pages.btw, here is what happens when a blue posts his name. already people know his address, facebook, phone number, wife, etc.enjoy giving this to trolls.
Google my name... three people pop up. Me, and two ladies over 60. Hmmmm... I wonder who the stalker is going to call?I don't troll, but I will never, ever post on the forums again.
Completely dislike it. Sometimes you DO want to post under an alt because what you say might be offensive; I remember I once had an issue with some stuff in an old guild, and wanted to get advice regarding how to approach the situation. Obviously, I didn't want the guild to know how I felt until I figured out how to deal with it; with this proposed RealID crap they could easily find out it was me and /gkick me simply for asking how to deal with a problem.