Even in semi-seclusion this week, I saw the Syp Sygnal light up the sky and had to respond. There was stupidity afoot.
As I’m writing this from my iPhone, I’ll keep it brief.
First, I apologize for leaving town. I never thought it’d come to this. Dogs and cats, mass hysteria.
Second, this RealID/WoW forum thing is the dumbest decision by a MMO company this year to date, and that is saying something all things considered.
Third, if Blizz doesn’t backpedal on this and pronto, well, I’m just not going to feel sorry for what happens to them.
Seriously, there’s no wiggle room for debate on this. There are many excellent reasons why this will end badly, and all Blizzard is saying that the ends justify the means. Having the biggest MMO in the world means greater responsibility, not that you can abandon common sense and violate privacy under the flimsy pretense of a better forum.
Bravo, Blizzard. Bravo.