Quantcast
Blizzard backs down, won't show real names in forums - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Blizzard backs down, won't show real names in forums


12:50 PM on 07.09.2010
Blizzard backs down, won't show real names in forums photo



Ever since Blizzard revealed its intention to require forum users to post with their real names, the Internet has collectively gone mad -- more so than usual, even! Many predicted this move would be purely experimental and wouldn't last for long, if implemented at all. As it turns out, that's pretty much the case.

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime, in an official statement, said the company's official forums won't be using the Real ID system as originally proposed. The reason cited? Your feedback. Here's a snippet:

"Our efforts are driven 100% by the desire to find ways to make our community areas more welcoming for players and encourage more constructive conversations about our games. We will still move forward with new forum features such as conversation threading, the ability to rate posts up or down, improved search functionality, and more."

"However, when we launch the new StarCraft II forums that include these new features, you will be posting by your StarCraft II Battle.net character name + character code, not your real name. The upgraded World of Warcraft forums with these new features will launch close to the release of Cataclysm, and also will not require your real name."

Well, crap! Now how are we supposed to find the personal information of people who annoy us on a message board and use this data to terrorize them in the real world?

Mike Morhaime: Real names will not be required on official Blizzard forums [WOW.com][Image]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



DDoS attack on Sony servers? photo
DDoS attack on Sony servers?
10:50 AM on 08.24.2014






Blizzard

11:30 AM on 10.01.2014
Hearthstone's next expansion is just cards, will have over 100 of them

Hearthstone is still chugging, and I had a blast with its Curse of Naxxramas expansion. It added a decent amount of cards to the game (30), and some single player content that kept me busy for quite a while. The next exp...more



11:00 AM on 09.29.2014
Would you buy a physical version of Hearthstone?

I play a lot of tabletop games, especially on the card side (Dominion is a staple at this point). They're generally easy to set up and easy to play, but of course there are exceptions -- one of them seems to be a physica...more



1:00 PM on 09.23.2014
Blizzard kills off Titan seven years into development

Blizzard's next massively multiplayer game, Titan, was never announced, but the company has spoken about the project off and on these past several years. Here's another update: the game has been canceled -- "it didn't come to...more



View all Blizzard






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more