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06 March 2007
Submitting non-personal system information
After going through the latest World of Warcraft patch, a new screen with a cancel button on it popped up as part of the login process, reading, "Submitting non-personal system information." It was barely up long enough to read.

I imagine I've signed away much worse in the game's license, but why even bother letting me know? (Or have I simply missed this the first 2,138 times I've played?) What was that screen about? Gauging how much more eye candy could be in the next expansion?

Let me recommend this: If you up system requirements at all, up them everywhere, Blizzard. Force upgrades to play. Ultima Online's latest update -- and the non-trivial blowback from their saying that (in five years or so, mind you) they might eventually finally toss compatibility with the original client -- should be lesson enough. If Windows isn't going to update frequently enough to keep Intel in business, why not you?

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--ruffin at 19:07
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It had a cancel button but was up only long enough to glimpse it? Sounds slick. Blizzard says "Hey, we gave you a chance to opt out. You didn't click the Cancel button?"

By Blogger jvm, at 06 March, 2007 20:47  

Well, I get the feeling there will be a statistically significant higher percentage of Mac users who catch the subliminal message.

Hardy har.

By Blogger rufbo, at 06 March, 2007 22:29  

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