Battle.net

July 12, 2010

Blizzard gains aggro from its customers

So what new fan­tas­tic idea has Bliz­zard come up with this time? How about mak­ing you use your real life name instead of a char­ac­ter name or chat han­dle. Yep that’s right. With the intro­duc­tion of Battle.net’s Real ID pro­gram it gave users the option to use your actu­al name instead of the usu­al char­ac­ter name. Now Bliz­zard has said with the new upcom­ing Star­craft 2 forums and even­tu­al­ly the World of War­craft forums, you will have to have and use the Real ID pro­gram to gain access and post. Bliz­zard claims this in effort to make the online com­mu­ni­ty “behave” and not start online fueds on the mes­sage boards. How­ev­er on the flip­side, mil­lions of sub­scribers will no longer be anony­mous. In an age where iden­ti­ty theft is a major issue, it seems like Bliz­zard is mak­ing it even eas­i­er toRead more…

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