Jul 8th 2010 4:45PM If I felt this was originally planned to stay on the forums only that might have been one thing. However, what other broad reaching plans could they have that don't include your RealID being used across the board.
They are obviously rethinking this. I don't think they expected the backlash. Nor do I think they asked the bulk of their employees. I can't see any of the women who play Blizzard titles being highly interested in having us guys knowing they are girls
http://asnowstormbyanyothername.blogspot.com/ Is already starting to post easily found Blizzard Employee info. Got only by knowing their names and if they were employed by the company or not.
I just don't think people understand how dangerous this actually is. Simple solution is to not use the forums. Problem is what if its not just the forums but your new in-game ID is Legolas@Jack_Hammer.
This is also kinda an overkill solution to a problem that should have been addressed 5 years ago. How many times have WoW players asked for single forums accounts
Dec 8th 2009 7:09PM mmmm Blizzard rocks. One patch breaks every system HOT!!!
Jan 27th 2008 6:05PM I think Starcraft would highly engender a following but making the game is much easier said then done. As you point out traditional MMO facets don't blend that easily into the Scifi realm. Especially when the focus in Starcraft is more on ranged and constructed units.
This means you have to take the Planetside approach. I think its doable if you add in loot and upgrades. Dungeons and real objectives. But again you still have to make Planetside. And thats not gonna sit terribly well in the long run. Especially considering they haven't pumped out an FPS yet. Once you move to ranged weaponry as a primary then the present MMORPG combat style goes out the window.
The fact they they are making SC2 in and of itself tells us the next MMO from them is gonna either be a new title or be based on the Diablo universe. I think blizzard is too lazy to go for a new property yet so Diablo is where I am and have been putting my money.