Archive for Privacy

Everyone’s mad and it ain’t at me.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on July 7, 2010 by theerivs

RealID is turning into a Real fuckup. I don’t think I ever seen the WoW blogosphere in such a rage before. I kind of like it. I tend to like swirling Chaos, and Madness…I’m just a little bit jealous too. Blizzard is getting so much hate, it’s delicious. I almost want a job there.

Well here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the blogosphere.

Tobold…

DarthRegis…

Tesh….

Larissa…

Hatch…

Ixobelle…

Klep…

Spinks…

Linedan…

Tamarind…

Tyannon…

Murloc Parliament…

Ysharro…

Even my hated enemy Anna hates the idea…

But what I’m sad about is Gnomey is calling it quits, I’d put up with 100 Annas just to keep Gnomey around.

Am I angry, yes…Here’s my post….but I am not going to fly off the handle just yet. Why?

It’s not live yet. Sure it’s a great time to voice my opinion, but if it goes live, that’s when I’ll get pissed. I’m not even frothing at the mouth mad, because there’s other games to play, and if Blizzard/Activision doesn’t want my money, I’m sure someone else will.

Well Good Luck Tomorrow Bee….your going to need it.

Papers Please!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on July 6, 2010 by theerivs

Ok I know for one that has his name on the blog, and reveals alot about himself on this blog, and has pictures on facebook that belong in a raunchy comedy, or a fetish porno doesn’t seem like I’m too concerned with privacy. I’m not that much. What I’m scared of is what this is all leading too.

So when Blizzard made this announcement, and the whole Real ID thing in general, doesn’t sit well with me. At first Real ID to me didn’t matter but now they are making it so on the Forums your going to have to go to it, if you want to post.

I don’t like it when you HAVE to do something that reveals who you are to the public. I do what I want because I WANT to, but the minute I HAVE to, it irks me.  For instance, the seatbelt law we have in Illinois. It irks the hell out of me, even though I wear a seatbelt like it’s my religon. I tasted windshield before, and just don’t want to again, but the decision should be mine and mine alone. Now they have a law, and they sometimes have checkpoints where the Police check to see if your wearing your seatbelt. It smacks of Nazi Germany to me, really checkpoints, would you like to see my papers as well Mein Fuhrer.

Another issue I have is I play video games to get away from the hustle and bustle of real life, and sometimes I like to log on to my baby pally, and just tank some heroics without anyone bothering me.  If I wanted to be Social, and Chat with my friends I’d be playing Mafia Wars.

This Real ID is becoming a real hydra, you cut off one head, two more emerge. I wasn’t opposed to it at first, but Blizzard is determined to get me to hate the idea.  I just don’t know where this is all going to end up. Is there privacy in this world, or is that an illusion that is quickly disappearing.

Well I’ll just get my arm ready for my serial number tattoo that I need to scan when I log into anything, and my papers ready for the check points.

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