Grats Blizz Thanks for rewarding all the trolls AGAIN! The Real ID on the forums is probably the best change you guys have ever thought of and the only people that would have stopped using the forums ARE TROLLS. because they know it would have real world ramifications such as stalkers beating them to a pulp for being a holes online. You 100% MUST reconsider and preferably implement the change that was planned. For the love of god dont listen to the trolls for once. STOP SUPPORTING a bad community!
No statistic, this is still anecdotal, but a lot of people cancelling reported that they were unable to cancel online - the system was flooded - so they were forced to call. A few people mentioned the reps saying that they were getting a very abnormal amount of cancellations.Again, anecdotal, but worth noting.
Am I the only person who thinks the Starcraft II naming format needs to be changed, too? Why do I have to be miyari.wowhead or miyari.anything - why can't I just be Miyari? :|
If you want less people/trolls/scammers/etc. on the forums, put up a paywall. You don't have to expose your users to who-knows-what, and you make a bit of money as well.There are better ways to deal with such people without alienating most of your userbase.
Regardless of if you thought it was a good idea to want to do it, you have to admit that they would've been the stupidest people in the world to ignore the enormous outcry and go though with their plans.I still wonder why they ever thought it was a good idea, though.I mean, I suppose they looked at facebook and said "Those guys have no problem revealing their names to the world, why would these gamers?" Completely ignoring the fact that no one willingly uses their own name for their character. Clearly everyone in this gaming community likes to use an alias.Gamers just love gamer names. Even lots of Starcraft pro-gamers make their actual name wildly public but go by their handle.
I'm of the opinion that your account should simply have a locked-in Alias, like any forum community.
I use my own real first name for steam, but not for posting on the steam forums. I wouldn't even consider putting my last name on either. There's just absolutely no reason for it at all. I'm not the only 'Marc' according to my searches, but I've never been in a game where other people use their own name (or any real name that doesn't belong to a celebrity) as their handle. I use steam as an example because that's what Blizzard/Battle.net is moving towards being more like.
They are messing with our heads people! /tinfoilhatActizzard says: let's make a terribad idea, then everyone will complain about it, a few days later, we post an apology stating that users are always first, and that we love the community, after that, they will feel relieved and think they won, they'll tell everyone about us, and our stock will go through the roof! /grinseriously now, smart move blizzard, I wonder what would've happened if that change was indeed implemented, I mean someone would've probably sued the company ^^
Nice job Blizzard. Glad you listened to the community.
lol @ the thought that the maker of the biggest MMO ever needs a PR stunt to make their stock go through the roof....
FWIW, if anyone hasn't caught on that "seebs" is functionally my real name, I'm not sure what to say.Seriously, my lawyer, my spouse, my roommates, the guy who was the best man at my wedding (and his wife -- I was the best man at his), my boss, my coworkers... Everyone calls me "seebs".
Well if Blizzard steps back and you think that it's a good idea you could make realnames mandatory here instead ;)
They're still going though with their plans to add a post rating system so trolling should still be reduced due to the fact that as long as the majority isn't trolls, troll posts can be buried. And if the majority is trolls, then they're screwed anyways.