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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:04PM Lethality said

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It's optional to post on the forums

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:20PM Its Utakata stupid said

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It's also optional not to sub to their game.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:22PM Lethality said

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Right but since we know you won't do that, just don't post on their forums.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:29PM Its Utakata stupid said

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And sorry...your evidence to support that claim is what, Lethality?
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 10:12PM Its Utakata stupid said

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As I thought...you don't. And not to embarrass you further but your assumption is incorrect.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 10:18PM Lethality said

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Sorry. I wasn't hanging around a blog comments section hanging to see if anyone replied... better things to do, etc.

What evidence are you looking for? You're not making sense.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 10:53PM Its Utakata stupid said

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And as I better things to do then to entertain trolls that don't get it. /shrug
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:14PM ChaosInc said

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"It's optional to post on the forums"

Look, I found one of those trolls I've been reading so much about!

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:20PM yeppers said

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If I still played WoW, I might have been a little ticked at this change -- I used to troll on the forums regularly on my work breaks. Haha. However, the WoW community needs major work/policing/whatever. It was one of the big reasons I quit playing. So who knows, maybe this will make things better.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:20PM Seffrid said

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It's not optional to post on the forums if you have technical problems. Fansites may assist you on things like class guides and quests, but technical issues are always best covered on a game's official board with input from the developer's technical support staff.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:24PM darthinfamous said

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Technical issues can be handlied via phone or email, nothing is forcing you to use the forums. If you don't want your name revealed, don't post. Simple as that.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:36PM Keen and Graev said

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They actually tell you to phone in when you post on the forums. Even when you email them you get told to phone them.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:42PM GryphonStalker said

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Just letting you know, Juelz.

After a recent technical issues and spending an hour on the line with "Phone" support. I was told to post on the issue on the forums...

So yeah, it's totally optional.
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Posted: Jul 9th 2010 10:33AM Icemasta said

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BTW, when you pay a subscription, it's to keep the game you're playing rolling, receive more content and receive support, support that is given on the forums.

Have you ever tried filling a bug report? I have, several times, each time I am told to report it on the bug report forums. So what should I do next time? Keep the bug to myself and exploit it and risk the chance of getting banned? (See: Lich King first kill controversy).

Then you have suggestions, which much also be posted on the forums.

Then you have the problem of the exodus that will happen to third-party forums. Going on third-party forums is a pretty big security breach, since you leave yourself open to website corruption and potential password database upload (That is, if you used the same password, they can still get the e-mail and your forum account name, which is enough to start spamming you.).

The forums would be optional if no announcement were made there, if there were only discussion between players.

Where did they announce the new RealID system? Where did they announce the new revamp to talent trees?
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:29PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Lol. Actually...and more on topic, this article does remind of a paradoy post on the General Forums of Bioware thanking Activision/Blizz for sending millions of customers their way. :)

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:36PM jmerriex said

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We (GamersFirst) decided not to be so rude. We have a firm feeling that what is happening is not right and we want to let players who may not know us, know how we feel.

I'm not gonna lie, as soon as that was announced people were screaming (and laughing) in our office. It just strikes us as something that isn't condusive to building and managing a community. There are millions of other ways to make people behave on forums that do not include forcing them to reveal their identity.

Just making it so when you post every character you have can be revealed would be more than enough to have the exact same effect. This change by them seems to be: "Play nice or you may get assaulted". That to us, is not in the best interest of our gamers or our company and we think people should know that.

By the way, that code is actually live on our site right now ;).

Jon-Enee "Neume" Merriex
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 10:17PM Its Utakata stupid said

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O.O

...why thank you for sharing that Jon Merriex. That is appreciated. And I couldn't agree with you more. :)

I'll check out what you guys have instore then. Thanks again. :)
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:34PM TheRealStupid said

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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:41PM breezer said

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If Blizzard regarded it as a "PR nightmare", wouldn't they have made some kind of official response to the uproar?

I find the silence really... strange? arrogant? loaded.

Anyway, you know the saying, "Any publicity is good publicity." And since they got at least 1 renewed sub out of this fiasco (mine), that seems to be a little true. And before you ask, I didn't renew BECAUSE of realid, but all the blizzard talk got me thinking that I miss wow.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 8:14PM (Unverified) said

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O NOES NOW I CANT PRETEND TO BE A 20 YEAR OLD HOT CHICK ON THE FORUMS

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