Blizzard to Impose RealID, WOW Users Complain Over Anonymity

July 8, 2010, By Atul Roach

The gaming behemoth Blizzard famous for names like Wow and Starcraft has deiced that a new wave needs to storm its community members, making the whole idea of a community different altogether. To achieve the feat, Blizzard has introduced the trend of RealID which implies that the Blizzard forum members will need to use their real identities to share and exchange ideas over the forum postings in future.

It does sound controversial right up front, but Blizzard is in no mood to change its plans as it believes that such a practice will do away with the flame wars, trolling and other practices that bring the community a bad name.

The forum members will have to use their real first and last names and the only room for creativity will be the allowance of adding the name of their primary in-game character.

The changes will be in effect shortly in all StarCraft II forums once the new community site goes live before the July 27 release of the game. The changes will be in place for the World of Warcraft site and forums following suit near the launch of Cataclysm.

Blizzard is in the mood to give communities a new meaning, but we do not understand the logic behind coming out with real names in the virtual world-where is the escape now!

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