But my name really is Deathblood Blackaxe
July 6, 2010 10:54 AM Subscribe
posted by waraw (322 comments total)
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As Blizzard prepares for the next World of Warcraft expansion
, they are updating their server system, BattleNet, to use a real-name identification system called RealID
, allowing your friends -- and their friends -- to see your real name. Some like
it, some hate
it. The system is optional
; but today, Blizzard announced that all posts on their official forums will be under the poster's real name.
From the announcement: The official forums have always been a great place to discuss the latest info on our games, offer ideas and suggestions, and share experiences with other players -- however, the forums have also earned a reputation as a place where flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness run wild. Removing the veil of anonymity typical to online dialogue will contribute to a more positive forum environment, promote constructive conversations, and connect the Blizzard community in ways they haven’t been connected before.