May 5th 2010 4:41PM What if you and i were to become RealID friends because we get along stupendously in-game, but i know for a fact that you are also friends with people i hate and that hate me? Does that mean we shouldn't be friends, and miss out on the benefits of RealID? You COULD say "oh grow up.. etc" but i have come across some very unsavory characters that play this game, and i would not trust them with my real name. Maybe on day they'll get upset because you got a piece of loot they wanted, and just "accidentally" broadcast your name, email address, and other info on Trade chat. Sure, Blizzard could maybe take action for this but the irreversible damage has already been done.
May 5th 2010 4:31PM I think most people DO think this is a good idea, and useful, but not in its proposed form. Imagine that your account that is signed up for this gets hacked... Now the hackers get to see your friends' real names, email addresses, etc?? The implications of that go way beyond stealing your gold and sharding your epics. The proposed system seems too black and white. Privacy, or no privacy at all. Blizz would do well to add a few shades of grey in there.
May 5th 2010 4:17PM i think that's going to be the biggest issue people have with this. Real world names don't really belong in a fantasy game.
May 5th 2010 4:04PM "Cross-Game chat You will be able to talk to your Real ID friends cross realm and in other games like StarCraft II and Diablo III."
Awesome! Now gold spammers can all talk to each other and coordinate assaults on specific realms with more efficiency!
Apr 27th 2010 5:44PM O.O
i guess girls really DO play wow
Apr 18th 2010 3:58PM @angellus EU
That's like saying that the store you bought your entertainment center from should send you a free Bluray player now because 20 years ago you bought a VHS player and spent a lot of money on tapes.
Your monthly subscription grants you only play time on their servers and not much else. Once those funds are paid to them they may use it to develop new content BUT since it is no longer YOUR money you have no claim on anything derived from the use of that money. They have every right to charge for new content, items, or whatever they want, and it is very important to understand that neither the mounts or vanity pets being sold for $ are mandatory or necessary to play. The only thing you can do is choose to buy or not buy, play or not play. THEIR game, THEIR rules. If you don't like it: vote with your wallet, as they say.
Feb 18th 2010 2:24PM That's all we Tauren are to you? Pieces of meat? ;P