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  MMO.Maverick

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Joined: 3/05/10
Posts: 7792

The middle road is the place to be!

7/06/10 1:02:49 PM#21
Originally posted by Nickless_man

http://thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=378

 

Lol. Noobcomic ftw!

The ACTUAL size of MMORPG worlds: a comparison list between MMO's

The ease with which predictions are made on these forums:
Fratman: "I'm saying Spring 2012 at the earliest [for TOR release]. Anyone still clinging to 2011 is deluding themself at this point."

  Treekodar

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/13/10
Posts: 528

7/06/10 1:03:01 PM#22

At long last we shall discover what kind of being that plays female elves.

Eleanor Rigby.

  SnarlingWolf

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Joined: 6/23/09
Posts: 2728

7/06/10 1:03:43 PM#23
Originally posted by Treekodar
Originally posted by Nickless_man

http://thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=378

Made my day, cheers!

 

-Edit: Do you know what they can do with your e-mail and your real name + your address? Yea, not much.

Who cares if people know where you live, what are they going to do about it? Order pizzas to our home? Oh noes I'm scared now.

 Have you heard of the crime of Identity Theft? All they need if your real name and address/e-mail address to get started on a long road that will cost you thousands if not tens of thousands to get fixed. It is a major crime in the modern world and is increasing every year, making it easier for the criminals is not the most intelligent mood. Those who think Identity Theft doesn't happen, or can't happen when only a small amount of your info is released are the ones it happens to the most.

 

This idea is terrible for Blizzard, it doesn't currently affect me as I don't play WoW. However I would like to play SC2 and being part of the real id system at all makes me not want to buy that game.

 

Sure a few people might post nicer if their name is out there, most won't care and will continue to flame and be a-holes. Long before the internet there were a-holes in real life who just insulted and attacked people for no reason, putting people's names out there now isn't going to change anything in that regard.

 

Blizzard is really trying hard to effect their company. Their company could remain as one of the top game companies for a long long time with their track record of polished games that people find fun. For some reason they are trying as hard as they can to hurt themselves.

  Ramael

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Joined: 10/03/06
Posts: 92

7/06/10 1:04:32 PM#24

I... There are just no words... No words for how blindingly stupid an idea this is.

I'm truly at a loss. Congratulations, Blizz. You're your own WoW-killer.

  Wraithone

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/09/04
Posts: 3563

If you can't kill it, don't make it mad.

7/06/10 1:10:06 PM#25
Originally posted by _Jord_

wow... WoW...

 

I sense a block of Americans about to inform us which of their rights are being violated. The right to troll anonymously on the Internet? I guess?

Its not just trolls who need to be concerned about this. Many, MANY people stay far away from Facepalm and other so called "social networking" systems for their own reasons.  That Blizzard is taking it upon themselves to make these types of changes, without the ability to opt out, could very well see them end up in a great deal of un necessary trouble. I'd imagine that groups like the EFF and other such would be rather interested in these changes.  It seems that they are almost as clue less when it comes to privacy issues, as they are about class balance ^^

  Rakarai

Novice Member

Joined: 5/22/09
Posts: 111

7/06/10 1:10:42 PM#26

You guys are all aware that it isn't retroactive on posts?, Also  blue comment 

"All posts in the future on the new forum systems will be an opt-in choice and ample warning will be given that you're posting with your real first and last name."

  Treekodar

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/13/10
Posts: 528

7/06/10 1:10:49 PM#27
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf
Originally posted by Treekodar
Originally posted by Nickless_man

http://thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=378

Made my day, cheers!

 

-Edit: Do you know what they can do with your e-mail and your real name + your address? Yea, not much.

Who cares if people know where you live, what are they going to do about it? Order pizzas to our home? Oh noes I'm scared now.

 Have you heard of the crime of Identity Theft? All they need if your real name and address/e-mail address to get started on a long road that will cost you thousands if not tens of thousands to get fixed. It is a major crime in the modern world and is increasing every year, making it easier for the criminals is not the most intelligent mood. Those who think Identity Theft doesn't happen, or can't happen when only a small amount of your info is released are the ones it happens to the most.

Yes I have and I also know how it works. Knowing a persons email, address and real name is something you can get almost nothing out of, unless the person you're trying to steal from is a complete moron. It doesn't happen most to those that ignore it, it happens to those that are morons. Gee, I'm so going to make the password for my email my last name because that's so intelligent.

Eleanor Rigby.

  mackdawg19

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Joined: 5/28/07
Posts: 868

"If men were created equal, then what happened to game developers?"

7/06/10 1:14:03 PM#28

I guess no one remember's how easy it was for the hackers once Bizzard started making you use an email login. Now they just want to give your email out freely on top of exposing your real name. This has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Did they forget how easy it is to pull a persons personal information off the iternet. There are several online business's out there you can get personal information from for just a small fee. They must be trying to hurt there company or this is just the dumbest move this side of the century. This needs to go up on the Epic Fail list.

ANd just to add to the person above me, Mr. Tree. All you need is there real name to get your Identity stolen. Apparently you do not know how it works, but nice try.

  catlana

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Joined: 11/18/08
Posts: 1684

Playing GW2, ToR, PoE
Played AoC, Aion, DDO, EQ2, CoH, Rift, TERA, WAR, WoW

7/06/10 1:14:47 PM#29
Originally posted by Rakarai

You guys are all aware that it isn't retroactive on posts?, Also  blue comment 

"All posts in the future on the new forum systems will be an opt-in choice and ample warning will be given that you're posting with your real first and last name."

Yeah, you can also choose to tie the ID to any toon or to none at all. Mine will be tied to my Commander from Vanilla that I have not played in a couple of years. I am not too overly worried about this. 

  User Deleted
7/06/10 1:15:49 PM#30

Looking forward to when Blizzard sells it's customers details onto 3rd partys =) you know it's going to happen, if not already so they can squeeze some more cash out of you.

Also waiting for the first RL attack due to forum abuse, getting access to someones real name makes it alot easier for the ones that wish to do you harm to find you.

 

  Torment1982

Novice Member

Joined: 7/15/04
Posts: 157

7/06/10 1:18:27 PM#31

Anonymity is both the blessing and the curse of the internet.  I think its bold of blizzard to be one of the first to force people to accept that anonymity was a gift that was squandered by people being asshats.  Yes, people are more at risk, which might force people to become more saavy about protecting their information as well as encouraging people to encourage new developments in protecting information.  A lot of people play WoW, if they don't like having their name exposed, but can't stop playing the game then internet security looks a lot more attractive. 

At the same time if it stops even some of the flaming and troll posting, more power to the exposure, but I suspect it won't... then again, employers troll facebook and myspace for information on prospective employees, imagaine if google turned up forum posts on WoW under your name. 

  User Deleted
7/06/10 1:18:55 PM#32

I expect very few people to actually opt in for this. Most are afraid to even post under their main character as it is, and make some silly alt for posting troll BS or whiny BS on those forums. Anyways its easy enough as it is for someone to obtain least your name and address so dont worry too much over it.  Most are after SSNs, Driver License number and so forth for more criminal intent.

  MMO.Maverick

Inquisitor

Joined: 3/05/10
Posts: 7792

The middle road is the place to be!

7/06/10 1:19:50 PM#33
Originally posted by Treekodar

 -Edit: Do you know what they can do with your e-mail and your real name + your address? Yea, not much.

Who cares if people know where you live, what are they going to do about it? Order pizzas to our home? Oh noes I'm scared now.

Not that everyone will immediately know where you live with the real name + email address info, but still that argument shows ignorance.

There are a lot of people who don't like much of their personal information and stuff spread out and easily findable on the internet for all who want it, plus there are a lot of women who don't like to go public with their personal information when they merely want to post - in fact, in that newsthread a number of girl gamers have already commented to be worried or annoyed by the measure because of stalkers and bad experiences they already had with them before this measure that will make it even easier for those kind of people.

The ACTUAL size of MMORPG worlds: a comparison list between MMO's

The ease with which predictions are made on these forums:
Fratman: "I'm saying Spring 2012 at the earliest [for TOR release]. Anyone still clinging to 2011 is deluding themself at this point."

  alakram

Advanced Member

Joined: 11/02/06
Posts: 2225

7/06/10 1:19:58 PM#34
Originally posted by Qazz

http://www.wow.com/2010/07/06/official-forum-changes-real-life-names-to-be-displayed/

One of the biggest complaints about WoW is the community.  Let's see how it changes once the trolls are exposed!

The MMO community will be watching closely to see how this one turns out!

Another reason to not play wow.

Edit: What I mean is, no bussines should have the right to expose my name in the internet. I dont know if it's a right, but I'm sure is not ethically correct to do so.

-=AlaKraM=-
Don't fight against poverty, fight against greed.
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  Trentmare

Novice Member

Joined: 10/11/06
Posts: 9

7/06/10 1:20:24 PM#35
I thought this was a joke at first. Blizzard has really screwed the pooch with this one. Bye forever to any online Blizzard game for me, forever.
  Bunnyking

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/28/10
Posts: 110

7/06/10 1:21:59 PM#36

well, never gonna post on those forums again, I guess. Alas.

  Wraithone

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/09/04
Posts: 3563

If you can't kill it, don't make it mad.

7/06/10 1:22:15 PM#37
Originally posted by Treekodar
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf
Originally posted by Treekodar
Originally posted by Nickless_man

http://thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=378

Made my day, cheers!

 

-Edit: Do you know what they can do with your e-mail and your real name + your address? Yea, not much.

Who cares if people know where you live, what are they going to do about it? Order pizzas to our home? Oh noes I'm scared now.

 Have you heard of the crime of Identity Theft? All they need if your real name and address/e-mail address to get started on a long road that will cost you thousands if not tens of thousands to get fixed. It is a major crime in the modern world and is increasing every year, making it easier for the criminals is not the most intelligent mood. Those who think Identity Theft doesn't happen, or can't happen when only a small amount of your info is released are the ones it happens to the most.

Yes I have and I also know how it works. Knowing a persons email, address and real name is something you can get almost nothing out of, unless the person you're trying to steal from is a complete moron. It doesn't happen most to those that ignore it, it happens to those that are morons. Gee, I'm so going to make the password for my email my last name because that's so intelligent.

 

One doesn't have to be a "moron" to be the victim of identity theft (would that it was that simple).  All it takes is to have ones information scooped up(or sold off) and then used by the huge scam rings that specialize in this. This happens to tens of thousands of people a year. Its such a large problem that the FBI has a special internal department that deals with it now.

That Blizzard would take such actions demonstrates that who ever is in charge of their security department, either wasn't consulted on this matter, or is totally clue less.  This could expose Blizzard is needless liability, and its bad PR. The sooner people start taking privacy issues seriously, is the sooner crimes like identity theft can be more effectively dealt with.

  Bunnyking

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/28/10
Posts: 110

7/06/10 1:24:10 PM#38
Originally posted by Skudd

Do keep in mind that you will now be posting under you first and last name. And while there may be quite a few John Does out there, they are also integrating B.net with Facebook (at least for Starcraft 2 so i am sure WoW will get it as well).

 

I don't think i have to explain to you, what someone with photoshop and and access to your photos through Facebook is capable of doing. Ever heard of 4chan? And this is just one example to the dude above saying what could possibly go wrong. This goes way beyond taking away your right to be an anonymous forum troll.

 

Be afraid, be very afraid.

 Rules 1 and 2 damnit!

  Cherise

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Joined: 4/11/06
Posts: 232

7/06/10 1:26:48 PM#39

If I hadn't seen the link to their forums, I would not have believed this.  Just amazing they believe this to be a solution to trolling at the expense of everyone elses privacy.

  mklinic

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Joined: 7/29/05
Posts: 1421

7/06/10 1:27:26 PM#40

Thinking about this a bit, I suppose you could associate a real name with a character. Then you could make a bogus Facebook account, "Like" everything WarCraft and run a script that goes through all the other fans and farms whatever information people forgot to lock down.

End result would be a list of people and the characters they match up with which could lead to social engineering scenarios I suppose. For example, you could friend them on FB saying something like "ya, I'm the guild with your character nakedelf." If the person accepts then the same script mentioned previously would just grab all the info on their page that wasn't exposed previously. By the time the person realized and un-friended them, the info is already out there.

So, that's just a hypothetical off the top of my head. I imagine someone looking to make money would be a lot more motivated and creative about it....

Personally, I don't think it is a matter of what someone is capable of doing with a real name so much as Blizzard removing one more barrier of abstraction between your character and your personal info.

-mklinic

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