Blizzard Real id Forum Changes sign now

A Blizzard Entertainment announcement lead to 5000 posts in under 6 hours about Blizzard's new public web forum policy, which once turned on will force posters to display their REAL NAME.

While current privacy policy prevents actual person data to be displayed via the forums, now it will be forced.

Dear Blizzard,

We, your millions of loyal followers, have had enough.

This new public web policy violates your customers in a new, grotesque way. By forcing paying, subscribing customers to use their real names to post in the forums you are opening us up to a greater level of privacy vulnerability.

Account security is already a major concern without our characters real names being provided for public viewing. You can purchase background checking accounts that grant you unlimited background checks that provide you with information such as:

- Complete Current Address
- All Previous Addresses
- Phone Number
- Emails
- Relatives (mothers maiden name)
- Birth Day (include place of birth)

This is all the ammunition scammers need to scam an account.

First, we were given the option to add an authenticator to our account, but now we find accounts with unauthorized authenticators. This leads to 5 day queue times for emails, creating trial accounts try attempt to get web support, hour long phone hold times IF it doesn't boot you out from the start.

The level of customer service is already horrible. Any more services you force upon us, especially those which gives our your private information, will cause these customer service waiting periods to increase more than necessary.

If and when this change goes live, many respectable players will be forced to cancel accounts. Many of your loyal customers have careers that could be jeopardized by releasing real life information to current and future employers, college acceptance boards & others.

God forbid this information was used in a malicious manner to stalk, harass, or physically harm other players based on disagreements via an online forum.

Blizzard, we pay you for access to a fantasy role playing game. We pay you to keep our subscriber information private and confidential. We pay you to listen to our wants and needs and help make this a better game and safer community.

We urge you to rethink this upcoming change.


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Latest Signatures

  • 27 February 2016879. Alexandru P
    Dear Blizzard, in response to your actions, I will cancel my SC2CE preorder. Here goes 90 euros back in my pocket. And I am not the only one doing it.
  • 23 February 2016878. Skiterursin Lambert
    I support this petition
  • 20 February 2016877. Zaina Joyce
    Against REAL ID
  • 19 February 2016876. Arakhan Cervantes
  • 16 February 2016875. Ingolmo Joseph
    ... required email address for irony.
  • 16 February 2016874. Anveelya Hammond
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 2016873. Kerwyn Shea
    Bliz, this is a horrible Idea
  • 08 February 2016872. Olivina Leon
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016871. Reya George
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 2016870. Enki Webster
    Activision, get a life and take your Crapitar Hero with ya. We don't need to involve real life with games.. DOWN WITH REALID
  • 27 January 2016869. Ixias Murray
    It's a bit radical I think
  • 27 January 2016868. Jesyra Wolf
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016867. Shamentoo Dawson
    real id is not what i want to pay for
  • 12 January 2016866. Pissed Offblizzardp
    [email protected] /* */
  • 12 January 2016865. Ganig Marks
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016864. Lia Keller
    This is disgusting. Privacy should come first.
  • 10 January 2016863. Superiorboss Montes
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016862. Levente V
    I support this petition
  • 06 January 2016861. Justin Fleming
  • 03 January 2016860. Derek R
    Draw the line.
  • 29 December 2015859. G H
    Why, just why not have an opt-in rather than opt-out
  • 28 December 2015858. Yatokth Calhoun
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015857. Apolyx Howard
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015856. Doloros Mclean
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015855. Septor Stein
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015854. Seraphon Barajas
    People should have the option to reveal this information, not it forced
  • 12 December 2015853. Zack A
    I support this petition

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