As soon as Blizzard lets me upload a profile pic and adds a "look for random female players" I'm shutting down my facebook account xD!
As soon as Blizzard lets me upload a profile pic and adds a "look for random female players" I'm shutting down my facebook account xD!Ahahaha- this made me lol. I think that there are more than just you who would like this option.
So glad they finally did this. It really is a simple matter of, "if you don't like it, don't use it". I will definitely utilize it though, as I seem to have friends who don't realize what "DND" means. And I'm certainly not going to remove a friend over something like that, or be rude to them. I don't understand all the vehemency against it, actually (I've heard some people say some very nasty things about it). All it really boils down to is, sometimes I just want some serious alone time.Also sometimes I just want to play secret guilty pleasure alts. >.>There is no "vehemency against it". Myself and others are just baffled as to why people can't just tell others they don't feel like talking and also boggled by people who think you can't say so without coming off as rude.You're baffled as to why people handle things differently than you? Well this is an interesting development. I don't like chocolate, are you now baffled as to why I don't? zOMG, unique characteristics? What is this...I'm baffled as to why people are such cowards that they can't be honest in a video game. I'm also a little taken back as to why you're being so pissy in a civil discussion.
As soon as Blizzard lets me upload a profile pic and adds a "look for random female players" I'm shutting down my facebook account xD!And that's another reason why someone might want to appear offline.
Blizz sure takes a long time to catch on. When I left City of Heroes for World of Warcraft six or seven years ago, CoH had already had the "offline" feature since its inception two or three years before. It's a fantastic capability, and I've longed for it many times over the years when I just want to log on and play and not deal with anyone else, even my friends, but not wanting to insult them either by turning on the "Do Not Disturb" sign.
Honestly though I really dislike the concept of not being able to see who in my guild is online or not. During raids each of them had better have their status set to 'Online' or 'Busy.'The announcement from Blizzard said "Real ID friends, BattleTag friends, and character-level friends" so I would expect that you would still be visible on the guild roster even if your status was set to "appear offline"Well considering it stops character-level friends from seeing you online, it wouldn't surprise me if it made you invisible on the guild roster too.I guess it all depends on whether it counts guild members as "friends"I don't know really, if it is going to be truly anonymous then it would have to hide your online status from everybody.(Friend "Interest isn't on again" Guildie not on your friends list "yes he is I've just done a /who Interest")If people want it then fine, doesn't impact me. But once again it's something that is letting people avoid a problem rather than deal with it, and that always works out well, doesn't it? (I just don't understand why so many of you seem terrified of your "friends")
To all those whining about how this change is a bad thing. Help me understand how it affects your game play? Its a good thing for those that have wanted it, and it has zero affect on those that don't use it.
For anyone wondering this 'appear offline' mode has been available for over 3 years for PC users. you just go into Windows Firewall, find battle.net, block it once you log in your account and before you log into a character. kaboom!
Thanks Blizzard! The community appreciates this!
Congratulations, they are ANNOUNCING a feature that has been a standard in the entire online gaming industry, not just MMOs, for WAY over the last half-decade, with even the likes of Runescape having it years ago. I'm just glad they didn't ignore it completely.
Warcraft, an MMORPG/MMOG that brings people together to quest to raid to enjoy the game - socializing to an extent. And now, we have the offline function - making a social game anti social! Brilliant hehe! Jokes aside, when you just want to have some privacy, some people will benefit from this. But I fear it will just be too anti social and people will question "Why is X appearing offline? They said they'd help with X?" - in other words it might backfire. We shall see! :)
Cant wait for this awesome feature to make it live!Sick and tired of always getting whispers help me with this, lets go do that! etc. and when you tell someone that you are not up for it they get upset. So finally there will be a solution to that without hurting anyones feelings :)
So, we have the option to appear offline, to the people I know, but not the option to turn off CRZ so we may want to be alone, but have 30+ people from realms, that we don't know & can't put on ignore, to bug us! great.
This is kind of lame. I get the need to sometimes do things by yourself, but put yourself as busy, and ignore any whispers. This is a damn MMO, not solitaireAgreed.If you have people on your list who you need to hide from, or don't respect your wishes for privacy, then maybe they should not be on your list in the first place.Your logic is flawed. I know for a fact that there are people that friend my auction toons just so they can see me log off and undercut. Now they will have to actually stare at the AH for hours instead of just sniping login/logoff
I would like it if people on ur real id list couldn't "view friends" because that sorta makes people exposed that otherwise would not be...
I would like it if people on ur real id list couldn't "view friends" because that sorta makes people exposed that otherwise would not be...I believe there is a way to block it in Account Management (at least to ensure you yourself do not show up on friend of friends).(It's in parental controls, apparently)