World of Warcraft publishes new character profile system

    
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The old World of Warcraft Armory — now the Profile Page — has a big update today, and while Blizzard says “the new Profiles look just as good on your phone, tablet or desktop,” PC users are probably going to find them a big clunky (it jitters on my screen, at least). It’s pretty much got everything, from gear and achievements to raid progression and every single minipet you’ve ever unlocked.

One thing I couldn’t find? Titles! Anybody see ’em?

In case you were wondering, your characters are still not private, and your character profiles appear to function even if you haven’t played in an absurdly long time. And the new profile’s link my guild still ports over to the old WoW Legion website, out of date. Go play around with it!

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Katriana

Haven’t played WoW in I can’t remember how long now. Went through a bunch of rigamarole to be able to log onto my battle.net again and…no characters showing. Searched for a couple of the character names I can remember, and none come up that would be them. *shrugs* Guess they got purged or something.

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Phubarrh

I haven’t played in years, but I’m a little distressed to see only a handful of my characters showing up on my account…

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Space Captain Zor

The lack of privacy on characters is irritating. I was harassed recently simply because someone can so easily look up all your characters if they find just one of them. You think you can escape someone by swapping to a different character even on a different server and NOPE! :/

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smuggler-in-a-yt

Yeah, Blizzard has always had a very Eric Schmidt approach to privacy. Remember the Battle Tag thing?

As you point out, the problem is how to you deal in an environment where harassment can be powered by the hatred of 10,000 asshats. At a minimum, I think Blizzard needs to delink the character profiles. Not that it’ll help a whole lot. I got unmasked once after someone showed me how they were running an AddOn that watched server logins and made educated guesses on which characters were related based on relative login.

It’d be nice to see our culture mature a bit in this regard. I am highly skeptical.

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That bar on top is pretty bad on Firefox but is smooth on Chrome. Chrome is the new IE I guess. Screw standards and program it just for chrome.

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Huh, yeah, don’t see the titles. They’re obviously telegraphing…

henceforth we shall be known as “Money-bags” to be bled when needed to recharge a “Bro-grammer”, obviously.

He said tongue-in-cheek, but only mostly.