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Real Names on Official Forums - Cancelled
Originally Posted by Nethaera (Blue Tracker)
Hello everyone,

I'd like to take some time to speak with all of you regarding our desire to make the Blizzard forums a better place for players to discuss our games. We've been constantly monitoring the feedback you've given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.

It's important to note that we still remain committed to improving our forums. 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.

I want to make sure it's clear that our plans for the forums are completely separate from our plans for the optional in-game Real ID system now live with World of Warcraft and launching soon with StarCraft II. We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make Battle.net a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games. And of course, you'll still be able to keep your relationships at the anonymous, character level if you so choose when you communicate with other players in game. Over time, we will continue to evolve Real ID on Battle.net to add new and exciting functionality within our games for players who decide to use the feature.

In closing, I want to point out that our connection with our community has always been and will always be extremely important to us. We strongly believe that Every Voice Matters, ( http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/mission.html ) and we feel fortunate to have a community that cares so passionately about our games. We will always appreciate the feedback and support of our players, which has been a key to Blizzard's success from the beginning.

Mike Morhaime
CEO & Cofounder
Blizzard Entertainment
This article was originally published in forum thread: Real Names on Official Forums cancelled started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Kynarie's Avatar
    Thank god.. I don't know why they wanted it to be like that in the first place anyway..
  1. Donz's Avatar
    Not surprised after the shit storm that it caused
  1. Ralth's Avatar
    Shitstorm over, now people go whine about casual whining and that they win
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Was just about to make a thread about it
  1. Humle's Avatar
    Woooh! Atlast... stupid Forum Real ID -.- it was stupid to begin with
  1. Neressa's Avatar
    I had "first" typed out, then I realized I'd get flamed. But seriously though, yeah, pushovers. It's sad they don't have a backbone.
  1. Rowrin's Avatar
    Official blue post:



    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to take some time to speak with all of you regarding our desire to make the Blizzard forums a better place for players to discuss our games. We've been constantly monitoring the feedback you've given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.

    It's important to note that we still remain committed to improving our forums. 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.

    I want to make sure it's clear that our plans for the forums are completely separate from our plans for the optional in-game Real ID system now live with World of Warcraft and launching soon with StarCraft II. We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make Battle.net a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games. And of course, you'll still be able to keep your relationships at the anonymous, character level if you so choose when you communicate with other players in game. Over time, we will continue to evolve Real ID on Battle.net to add new and exciting functionality within our games for players who decide to use the feature.

    In closing, I want to point out that our connection with our community has always been and will always be extremely important to us. We strongly believe that Every Voice Matters, and we feel fortunate to have a community that cares so passionately about our games. We will always appreciate the feedback and support of our players, which has been a key to Blizzard's success from the beginning.

    Mike Morhaime
    CEO & Cofounder
    Blizzard Entertainment
  1. Venorize's Avatar
    WELL, who saw that coming? everyone?
  1. Seregon's Avatar
    Haha, this was bound to happen. OK people, we now know it; whining works! Let's roll!
  1. iProd's Avatar
    hahahahahaha
  1. JabJack's Avatar
    Any one surprised ?
  1. Kongo's Avatar
    Maybe there is still hope for Blizzard after all?
  1. Medlir's Avatar
    Hooray, sanity prevails.
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Neressa View Post
    I had "first" typed out, then I realized I'd get flamed. But seriously though, yeah, pushovers. It's sad they don't have a backbone.
    Actually not flamed but BANNED.
  1. Talthaeran's Avatar
    we've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.
    It may very well still be on on the tables, however.
  1. SensenmanN's Avatar
    Win!
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...nn/haters8.jpg
  1. catbeef's Avatar
    Tee-hee.

    I will add my real name to my WoW Forum signature anyway~
  1. Neressa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    Actually not flamed but BANNED.
    But i was 100% correct about the flaming
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Blizzard - 0
    QQers - 1
  1. lordreinhart's Avatar
    buncha babies!

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