Late in the interview, the reporter asks, "Do you expect any push back from diehard Blizzard fans from the Facebook features?
Canessa'a response, "We don't anticipate any."
ROFLMFAO! Uh What do you think now, Greg?
The following post apparently appears on the WOW forum thread, but I gleaned it from Lillfox on the USA Today Article comments:
I, The poster. Am at least one of the following.to this I would add: -a person with a very common name, easily mistaken for others
- a woman
- a minor
- a member of an ethnic minority
- a person of alternative sexuality
- a transgendered person
- a person with a unique/uncommon name
- a person who has been harassed/stalkedI'll bet this covers most of the WoW community.
- a person in an information-sensitive profession
- a person who may be Google searched by co-workers/employers/potential employers
- a person who may be Google searched by mates/potential mates
- a person who is concerned about account security
- a person who is uninterested in online social networking
- a person who does not fit any of these categories but who is nonetheless concerned for him/herself or for the welfare of others
and I oppose RealID for one or more of these reasons:
- It is a threat to personal safety.
- It is a threat to personal security.
- It will not eliminate/significantly reduce trolling.
- It should be optional; choosing between risk and silence is not truly “optional”.
- Unified tags/handles provide the same effect with minimal risk.
- World of Warcraft is not Facebook.
If this decision persists, I will do one or more of the following:
- Refrain from posting on these forums.
- Seriously reconsider my subscription.
- Cancel my subscription.
- Cancel my subscription should RealID be made mandatory in-game
Hopefully, Blizzard will see the rising backlash from subscribers and back off this plan.