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‘World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’ Beta test preview by author Bonnie Nardi: Goblins

by University of Michigan Press July 13, 2010

Bonnie Nardi is author of My Life as a Night Elf Priest,  a new book on the culture and gameplay of the international bestselling online world game, World of Warcraft. This is the third in a series of blog posts talking about new changes coming in the game. For the first post, describing what the new Worgen race starting area will be like when the game’s “Cataclysm” expansion/upgrade comes later this year, click here. For the entry regarding developer Blizzard Entertainment’s aborted effort to require real names on its user forums, click here. For a description of how “Cataclysm” changes […]

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Blizzard Entertainment declares that World of Warcraft posters will have to use ‘RealID’ – full first and last names – to post in forums; author Bonnie Nardi responds

by Heather Newman July 8, 2010

Yesterday, Blizzard Entertainment, developers of Warcraft, announced that starting towards the end of this month, all posters on the official Blizzard forums – and there are thousands – will have to post using the game’s RealID system, which identifies players by their real first and last names. Previously, forum posters could use the character name of their choice to post anonymously.

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