Monday, July 12, 2010

What I'd like to see come out of RealID.

Fulgaris posted a link from the forums that Blizzard is NOT going to force you to use your RealID when posting to their forums. It sounds like going forward, we'll have nifty voting buttons to downgrade dumb posts. Great! While I am not cruising the Blizz Forums everyday, it would be great to have rated forums, so I can find answers quicker.

OK, one function that Blizzard and promises is improved chat functionality.
We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games.
I think there are some very cool possibilities of this. [start tangent]Professionally, I am an email administrator. In non-geek speak, I make sure email is flowing correctly and end-users can access it.[end tangent] This leads me into thinking about communicating in and out of game. Often, I've thought wouldn't it be great to send my bank toon a materials list for creating (like a mechano-hog??). Or send in-game letter to a guildie about our possible arena team.

Taking that one step further, how about a Blizzard chat (aka IM) client, that would allow me to chat with people on my in-game Friends/Guild list or (I suppose only) other RealID friends. Step back, that last one's not so cool, I already chat via IM with these people cuz, I know them IRL, why would I want to carry around my authenticator to do that(?).

Blizz gave us the offline auction house. Why can't I have offline mailbox too??

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