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5-13-2010 @ 2:39PM
I have 3 e-mail addresses I give my friends. NONE of those e-mails is my battle.net account info. In addition, there are "friends" that I have in-game that I would love to be able to do cross-server communication with who I am NOT close enough with to give my RL info. So, I either have to say "sorry, I won't be your friend because I don't trust you", or I have to give out my RL account info to people I haven't met in real life. People you haven't met will have access to your Real ID info just from being friends of your friends, and the system really gives you zero control over the security of your personal info.As a blogger who has gone through GREAT lengths to not reveal my personal identity to my readers, this "feature" is going to cause me really big problems in the long run, because it's designed to only be used for RL friends, but it WON'T only be used for that purpose, and it's really short-sighted of Blizzard to force us to use real names without any other option.
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