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7-08-2010 @ 12:44AM
From the Forum MVP Snowfox:For years I've posted about the separation of RL and WoW - that RL religion, gender, sexuality, race, age, and political bias should be kept apart. I've said that argument in literally (and I mean literally) thousands of threads. So before I somewhat drop from this thread I'd just like to give my best attempt at constructive explanatory feedback.When I started mvp'ing I decided to always be a player first, an mvp second. There has never been a conflict there before because I believe in the game, deeply. Not as a shill but completely on my own. As a player I feel wrong about this, it is a massively intrusive thing to extend wow's umbrella to our real lives. I can't say otherwise because I'd say and believe the same thing no matter what color I posted in.I do totally get the parts Nethaera posted about friendships created from WoW, and I've broken the "no rl" rule a little myself. There is a lot to be said for opening oneself up to the world some because online and offline must be balanced out. Those times were on *my* terms though, to a select few - something similar to what I'd thought real id was for originally. However to expose that information out to anyone and everyone is a hard limit for me. Red light STOP, you know? It is very much like asking us to undress in front of millions. Even asking us to is a big deal."Snowfox" is anonymous yes, but within practical boundaries - everything I say reflects entirely on this identity. We gain and lose respect within those identities. They are important and for many they are not something we wish to share with the world at large. Blizzard may own our toons, but *we* own the identities because *we* are the identities - not the bits in a database. This is a very personal thing here. You are asking us, after six years, to just all take off our masks - to the entire internet!So I'm just going to wait. I'm still Snowfox here, I still love the game, I still hope to be in Cata, and I'll still do my best to help with the forums here... but I can't support this change, it is impossible for me to. I wasn't picked for being the type of poster who would. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=25712374700&sid=1&pageNo=1678 Post number 33545 (the big green one lol)
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