My Thoughts on Blizzard RealID

By and large, I concur with the RealID discussion at Habitat Chronicles. I don’t have a lot of value to add, really. Here are my thoughts!

  • It’s scary. I’ve let my real name out, and it’s nearly impossible to fight your way back.
  • I bet Blizzard has decided that the quality of discussion on their forums doesn’t really relate to a business metric. They will stifle the signal along with the noise by this move, and that’s likely their goal.
  • Something horrible will happen as a result. Not because this is exceptionally dangerous, though it seems fraught with peril, but because it’s PRETTY dangerous and will be exposed to potentially millions of people.

UPDATE 7/9

Looks like Blizzard has changed their minds.

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A cofounder of www.WorldIV.com and full-time geek, Tachevert writes about whatever strikes his fancy. Despite the inherent contradiction, he can often be found videogaming or attempting to run.
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