It will be good that you can have an unquie id tied to the forum. It has the same positive effect that Blizzard was hoping for. Has there ever been a topic that has gotten so much intrest and response before in WoW? I've been gaming for over 20 years and I can never remember something of this size happening. Also the 50,000 posts was just the US forums , it got another 11,000+ on the EU English forums too and I am sure the other language spesific forums were just as heated on the subject.It's a very positive thing to see a comunity so united on a subject across the globe , surley it was comerical suicide not to act on it?
I say about damn time. I'm not going thank them for doing their duty; it's Blizzard's job to clean up the mess they made with Real ID.
Well, blizzard made a good choice, but it has to follow that up. This means more moderators, more permabans, and generally making sure that even if we use ailiases, trolls are discouraged or barred from posting.
All they had to do was have everyone create a single id that would be used for all things Blizzard.If someone is being a &*!@#$bag on the forums, suspend or ban their account. When they miss a few raids because of it, the problem would have taken care of itself.That also gets rid of the level 1s posting their trollish garbage.
Man, I was really looking forward to this change. Looks like I'll stick to not using the official forums...
And this is a proof that Blizzard listen to the users' voices.
In response to the original post.
I didn’t post on the main thread but with over 500,000 views and 50,000 posts blizzard did get the message. While I understand they want to clean up their boards and there are a lot of junk posts the fact that I would then have to be posting with my name was not something I was going to do. for those who say if you complain enough you’ll get what you want this wasn’t a minority of players posting on level 1 alts as trolls this was people posting for the majority with their mains; posts that were constructed quite well and just stating how they had felt betrayed over the decision to make players post with their names.I didn’t jump on the bandwagon and cancel my account but I know a lot of people who did I hope that they come back but time will tell
I guess the 9000+ pages of people saying it was a bad ideal payed off, good ideal blizzard not to cut of the cash cow....but you might wanna let the quitters know this happened so they come back.
I liked the idea as well.However, I think Blizzard should develop the new forums where you click on someone's name and it shows all their characters: so there isn't all these low level alts complaining about high level play style, specific players, and just general complaining.
There's a striking difference between constructive feedback / casual banter and troll/flame/profanity/nerf posts. Why don't they just initiate a stricter "zero tolerance" policy and immediately perma-ban people who post the latter?