Players who want to post on WoW, Diablo and the upcoming Starcraft II forums will have to log in using Blizzard’s Real ID system, “which will display their real full names next to every post they make”, says the EFF’s Eva Galperin on Deep Links.
“These changes will not be retroactive, meaning that the thousands of existing posts on the online discussion forums will not be affected”, she says, also noting:
“Parental controls will allow parents to prevent minors who have signed up for Real ID on the game from posting to the forums, if they so choose.
“Why is Blizzard taking such an unprecedented step? Unpleasantness.”
“Yes, you can! quit the World of Warcraft too!”
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