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.


Looks like Blizzard has changed their minds.

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