Much better. Sounds like Blizzard is listening, but they still need to implement a nickname system if people so wish it.
because a nickname is a Real ID, right?Edit: just so people know, it is possible to opt out of Real ID. there is a checkbox in the Battle.net Parental Controls that turns it off.
I still think we should use real names. There's no point to anonymity on the internet. Only the people acting like #$%^&*-bags(trolls), people pretending to be a different gender(guys wanting free stuff from sad, lonely, depraved guys, and girls wanting to keep their gender hidden from sad, lonely, depraved guys) and people who are mildly famous(read: female z-list, AKA internet famous, or higher fame) celebrities who don't want people to stalk them, despite that being far from the reality, just trying to pump up their own ego / continue trolling. But it's the princip--*SLAP*Face, meet palm.
I'm a little confused about the 3 digit code.They make is sound like everyone will be getting a unique one, but with only 50k-ish possibilities, that's not possible. Is it only people who choose a username that someone already has?So in other words, are Hyperspacerebel-LOL, Hyperspacerebel-2TW and Bob-LOL all possibilities?
@HyperspacerebelI think the 3 digit codes are for the usernames. So say my name is Leethaxor, there can be a leethaxor012 or a leethaxor 013, 111, 999 etcso it makes it so that people can have the same name but not really the same. I hope that explained it. At least thats how I understand it.
I don't really care about people on my list seeing my real name as I'm only adding people to it that know me IRL anyway. But if people want to use it with a nickname instead I don't really see why blizzard can't just implement that?
Im actually rather pissed off.first off,The SC:II forums will have a feature that will allow users to rate posts and discussions, making it easier for moderators and CMs to find meaningful (and meaningless) ideasterrible idea. so what happens when the trolls / flamers show up and simply downrate any comment that looks sensible specifically to cause issues? this change will make decent suggestions -HARDER- to be noticed. it's a tool that has potential for real beneficial effects and real negative ones, depending on the responsibility and maturity of those the tool is going to - those people being all forum dwellers, including the trolls and flamers.sorry, that's just reality.The Facebook and Battle.net accounts must use the same email in order for this to work.no one serious about their security uses the same email addy for everything, this is still a security risk (as mentioned by one of the comments above me)and girls wanting to keep their gender hidden from sad, lonely, depraved guys) and people who are mildly famous(read: female z-list, AKA internet famous, or higher fame) celebrities who don't want people to stalk them, despite that being far from the reality, just trying to pump up their own ego / continue trolling.Dear Ram, you are suggesting we descriminate against minorities instead of implementing a simple, easy, reasonable feature, even if we pretend for a moment there are no security risks involved. (the simple, easy, reasonable feature meaning the ability to have privacy settings in real-id and a name, similar to the name you are going to pick for starcraft 2.)im not happy with real-id untill that's put in. Yes, Blizzard can ultimately do what they want. So what? Does that mean people should have no negative opinions about their plans? That's a pretty illogical argument to bring up. Oh, but apparently you think that as long as you're comfortable with a change, no other opinion is important. Why else cast aspersions on people who have objections, by referring to them as "hissy fits"?Perhaps you're one of the folks who just get mad whenever people voice objections to planned changes. OK, it irritates you that other people get irritated. How does that add to the discussion, though?Well said! blizzard owns the product and -can- -technically- do whatever they want with things from a -legal- standpoint.i could also drug someone, steal their kidney, and dump them across the border. long as i dont get cought, i -can- do it without reprocussion.doesn't mean it's a good idea. obviously the gravity of the two situations is different, but you get the point. just because something can be done doesn't mean it should be done! Blizzard is a business. They are here to make money, first and foremost. They realized that RealID could have been a huge potential mistake, financially speaking, given that it could have caused a huge PR disaster that would have cut into their profit margins. Keep in mind that Blizzard has always been, relatively speaking, in the business of keeping the customers happy, but it's not a basic right of the customer.That's kinda the point the person you were replying to was making. not everything is meant to be interprited per-verbatum.To recap - no, i am not pleased with the information that's been released.
sigh, easyer to remember an Alias than a name tbh.. cmon blizz bring the option, u don't have to use nicknames if u don't want to .... but others might
You know, I actually like the idea of being Blackiceadept.000... I AM THE ORIGINAL.