Jul 7th 2010 4:38PM @Dharmabhum
Except this is only "Phase 2". The ultimate goal is clearly to integrate it completely in-game with no opt out.
These people are tonedeaf. I canceled my subscription last night.
Jul 7th 2010 8:16AM This is a colossally asinine idea and this privacy-killing mandatory opt-in direction they are taking this RealID program will end up doing what countless other MMOs have failed to do - kill WoW. I don't say that lightly. I was never one of those people who said this or that nerf will kill WoW or New Game XXX is going to kill WoW when it releases. This is different. It isn't game mechanics or content or dungeon loot. This is peoples' privacy at stake here and Blizzard/Activision doesn't seem to want to treat that with the level of respect it deserves.
I've been playing since Vanilla and last night I canceled my account. No drama, no whining... I just refuse to support a company that treats my personal information so cavalierly. Such a shame, I really enjoyed this game too.
Jul 6th 2010 10:39PM People are also reporting that the system is timing out when they try to cancel their subscription now.
I was able to cancel mine without incident about 90 minutes ago.
Jul 6th 2010 10:33PM "will be an opt-in choice".... until it isn't.
It was supposed to be just for the people you choose, then they changed it to "friends-of-friends" too.
It was supposed to be optional, until they made it mandatory on the forums.
It was supposed to be secure, until addons revealed your real name to non-friends.
They're making the rules up as they go along with this RealID garbage and your personal information seems to be the last thing they are concerned about.
Jul 6th 2010 10:28PM I was banned for saying:
"The new RealID marketing slogan: It's so optional, it's mandadory."
This will kill WoW and anyone who doesn't think their ultimate plan is to make this required in-game isn't paying attention to their overall gaming-based social networking goal.
Jul 5th 2010 10:42PM Pet peeve of mine...
Something cannot be more unique than something else. It's either unique or it isn't.
Apr 15th 2009 1:43PM @Chris
Do you realize that when you have an accross-the-board failure as large and lengthy as this one, it means that they clearly didn't sufficiently prepare the patch for live servers?
They do have a public test realm for a reason.
Mar 24th 2009 11:30AM ***/
Closer to topic, while I understand the position of the addon developer, they have ZERO rights in this.
Wrong. They have the right to distribute their work as they see fit. Blizzard has threatened them with legal action if they do not distribute it by their terms, which they have no right to do. This is a legal bullying tactic and Blizzard knows it. Blizzard can certainly ban their addon for whatever reason they see fit and the developer can't do anything about it. However, they have no legal right to the developers addon and therefore cannot force them to distribute it as they demand.
Blizzard can change their TOS to whatever they want to.
Absolutely. Developers can rightly protest the change by discontinuing support for their addons, as well.
This is still quite the rarity as no other company allows such modification of proprietary code.
Totally wrong. Addon developers are not modifying Blizzard-owned code. Furthermore, plenty of other products allow modification of their product.
Now they are cutting off people who are making a buck off of Their Product.
Those who "make a buck" are the overwhelming minority. Most are just trying to recoup the costs associated with hosting, bandwidth and development.
Honestly people you can't say you are surprised by this. For YEARS they have been adding features to the UI that mimic what popular addons do. Almost like they were trying to ween you off them....
One might argue that Blizzard has been using a deep talent pool to develop unique ideas with no overhead, and then cut them off after they have bled them dry.
Mar 24th 2009 10:59AM "How about: much closer to the intended experience?"
Wrong. If the only intended experience was to use the default UI with no addons, then they would have never allowed addons in the first place.
Feb 3rd 2009 3:05PM "You're" and "Your" are difficult words to use correctly, especially when you're a writer.