Blizzard just implement this "super cool" RealID feature. I for one hated the idea from the get go. But what im hearing today is nothing but red cards:
First known security flaw with the system:
Completely retarded, meaning you don't even have to "opt in" to the system to be a potential victim of cyber stalking.
But if that isn't enough......
Super fantabulous, cool new forums:
So basically you cant even use an alias on an online forums?!?! what is this madness?
Honestly I think blizzard are really starting to cross that line of privacy. Their goals to prevent trolling are maybe a good thing, but you will never be able to stop it.
The problem arises when blizzard apparently take no notice of any of the potential security flaws or concerns that people have. Real names may be half way ok if it were not the full name. Half of the beauty of online gaming is the ability to use an alias, sure you can give people your full name if you want to, but blizzard are all out trying to penalize people that do not wish to share their real names (no new improved friend list, no ability to post on forums).
Did it ever occur to blizzard that some people like to keep a low profile, but still be active under their "alias" ?
I dunno, I hate this direction they are taking and I hope to hell they add some security layers to this soon. I would love to use real id if it wasn't so intrusive to my privacy. (most importantly my battle.net e-mail). But finding out that its possible to get my real name without me using the system is retarded to say the least.