Here’s an open letter to Blizzard written by Shades of Grey about why we play this game.
I support this.
If I want Twitter, I’ll be on Twitter.
If I want Facebook, I’ll be on Facebook.
If you take what WoW is away, I may choose not to be on WoW. People are here for the fantasy, to immerse themselves in the world and now the real world looks to be coming to crash in. THAT is probably the most underlying reason why people are upset [besides the fact that privacy is important yo]. Your Blue Poster guy? I feel bad for him. But he gave AWAY his own privacy. And it’s something he’ll never get back – EVER.
And you know all those facebook games that you wanna imitate Bliz? I play them – yes I do. I usually play them till level 40ish [a week] and then I quit. And I have never spent a single dime on any of them.
Because of some RL issues and privacy concerns, games are pretty much all that my facebook consists of anyway… so yeah… while I log onto it once in a while, it’s not an every day thing.
Twitter? Oh yeah I have one… But wait… I use it to post WoWish things… not RL things? Under the name Askevar? Gee… go figure.
And despite being a writer of sorts, I don’t connect this site to my personal site.
You see where this is going?
ETA: Read this post about why RealID is currently a security threat because of the flaw that exposes your real name to people via addons [and how you could potentially get hacked even WITH an authenticator on your account]! If you want to disable it as I have here are instructions from the Greedy Goblin.
ETA3: Yeah I know, this is getting silly… But this IS the news. And this affects my gameplay more than talent changes… talent changes I don’t really care about right now. The best way to counter this? To keep it in the spotlight and NOT forget it. Read this comment on another awesome blog, bringing snippets from battlenet and facebook indicating that soon the two will be one and you will be subject to FACEBOOK terms and conditions.
Seriously? Is this how a company treats its loyal customers?