SUP BITCHES! I think I’ve come a long way since placing silver (or was it bronze o_O) after my first placement matches 6 weeks ago.
Changing my SC2 username
From me to Blizz:
I know Blizzard is aware of the firestorm brewing on all SC2 forums concerning usernames. I know that this ticket might go into the pile after you’ve read the first sentence and picked out “username,” but please allow me to change mine.
I signed up almost immediately after SC2 was released, when there was no warning that the name I entered would be permanent, and used my real name. Something I would rather not have done. I don’t mind if you have to wipe my account, and if having my username changed is not possible, then I would like to know if a refund is possible. I’d rather return and repurchase than continue on with no foreseeable remedy.
And if none of the above is possible, I would like to report my username as offensive and against Battle.net’s naming policy, and would like to receive an e-mail that “will be sent to the account’s registered E-mail address with instructions on how to change his/her temporary name to one of their choice.” -Blizzard’s Naming Policy
Response from Blizz:
Thank you for contacting us, Kenji! I’d be glad to help as best I can in this situation with your StarCraft II character name. If you have encountered a mistake with your character’s name in StarCraft II, we may be able to assist with a change in character name. However, this investigation DOES NOT GUARANTEE that your character’s name will be changed.
Please submit the following information from the email address registered to the Battle.net account in question:
1. Battle.net Account Name.
2. First and Last Name.
3. Secret Question Answer for the Battle.net Account.
4. CURRENT StarCraft II Character Name.
5. CURRENT StarCraft II Character Code.
6. DESIRED StarCraft II Character Name.
After we have received this information, we will follow up with an additional email on any updates. Please be aware that we will be happy to investigate this matter for you. Again, this investigation does not guarantee that your character’s name will be changed.
Two weeks later…
Battle.net Account Name: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next time you log in you will be prompted to choose a new name. Please keep in mind that your profile name is subject to our naming policies (link) and that the name will be permanent. This is a onetime service and that future requests will most likely be denied.
Thank you very much for contacting us!
Game Master Soracian
So it’s not an instant process, but it’s definitely doable. All that’s left is for me to think of a name I’d be happy with for the rest of my SC2 life…
Waiting for the iPhone 4-2
I’ve been following the iPhone 4 news, and I don’t think a recall will ever happen because:
・It’s almost a billion dollars cheaper for Apple to send out free iPhone 4 cases, which they already manufacture. (It’s just serendipitous that everyone already buys cases anyways.)
・People who purchase the iPhone 4 are now able to return undamaged products for a full refund—no restocking fee required. So customers always have the option to just return it if they don’t like it, but no one is returning it because they’d rather sue Apple for fraud o_O? (Not going to happen.)
・The iPhone 4 is still the best selling smartphone on the market. With high demand despite the design flaw. And since consumers would rather have a bad iPhone than no iPhone, financially it doesn’t make sense for Apple. (Commenter quote: “Someone please return your iPhone 4 so I can buy it.”)
・The only thing Apple has to worry about is its customer service reputation. But if you think about it Steve Jobs is a genius for fucking up Apple’s response to this “crisis.” This means that if Apple does ANYTHING to help now, the consumers will be at least a little bit happier than they are now and Apple stocks will shoot up 3-4%.
As a side note, people saying that this debacle is akin to the Toyota recall are the stupidest people on the earth. No one’s life is in danger, and—again, I must reiterate—people have the option to GET THEIR MONEY BACK IF THEY WANT.
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Also, hello blog. It’s been a while, but I’m coming back.