I guess all that incessant whining paid off.How long did that thread on the official forums end up being, anyway?
=/ I actually liked that idea.
Thank you Blizzard... for not trying to be FAILBOOK (facebook)
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He used his real name in that post! You mean Mike Morhaime that graduated from Granada High School in 1985, who went to UCLA, is in a metal band, and plays poker?OMG, I found information on him!Anyway, no real reason for me to comment here. IB4 20 pages of "I'm glad they made this decision."
Oh look, it seems that someone in Blizzard's offices really @#$%ted his pants.
Wow. And all it took was 50K posts, making international headlines, and a mass exodus by paying customers.I am glad they saw reason on this monumentally stupid requirement, and glad that the paying customers put their collective foot down and said "No."
Seems that all the complaining did it work. I was neutral to the idea, mainly because I don't (and won't) use the official forums, but I understand people who don't want their personal name be shown on the net. So I'm glad they made this decision, shows that Blizzard really listen to their costumers.
Good, a lot of people were upset about it. Things like THIS happen. It's bad all around.
i would be interesting to see how many subscribers they lost in that time period.
The "at this time" caveat is worrisome. We have to realize that this is not an isolated thing. Controlling the internet is a goal of some that will not go away this easy.Blizzard was probably leery of this all along. They could also appease the playerbase and the people targeting them with legal problems for the time being. We don't know if they where forced to make some kind of other deal.
Woohoo! Yay for common Sense! :D
You bring up a good point, but it works both ways. Plenty of annoying trolls would have left, but I'm sure there are plenty of quality posters over there that were planning on leaving as well.At the other end of the spectrum, just like there are people who are probably proud of their contributions to the community, and thus have no problems with their name being shown, who will continue to post, there would have been plenty of goons who didn't care either way that would continue to do their thing. Maybe not as bad, but by no means perfect. You can be stupid without trolling, as we know.I'm not saying you're wrong by any means, I just don't think the result would be as cut-and-dried as anyone would have liked to believe.