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5-13-2010 @ 6:33PM
As others have said, people get the point of it: just not the implementation.Just one scenario off the top of my head that could be actively dangerous. A woman has RealID and she had a bad relationship split up about a year ago. She 'friends' someone she trusts through RealID, but she doesn't know is that the friend she trusts has just also friended the person with whom she had a bad relationship. That man (or woman!) now knows he has a friend that knows his ex. I can think of a hundred and one ways that information may be exploited ("Hey, I see you know Sally. Where's she living now?").Bad, and actively dangerous, idea.Secondly, again as others have pointed out, it may be *promoted* for use with people you know IRL, but that cannot possibly be the point of it. If that was the point, there would be no need for the "feature" as real-life friends can use Vent, IM clients, Facebook or even that marvellous invention, the telephone. All of which are vastly superior to in-game chat, and most of which have all the appropriate privacy features in place (as in, "I want to appear off-line. I know! I want log in"). So with so many other ways of keeping in touch with friends, why does this feature exist?
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