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5-17-2010 @ 12:07PM
Um, isn't the point of RealID that you only see the full name of people WHO ALREADY KNOW YOUR FULL NAME?Which means that none of the scenarios you describe (racism, sexism) will actually take place if you use the tool. People you only encounter on WoW will only see the name of whichever toon you're playing. People you encounter elsewhere will be able to see your full name IF YOU ALLOW THEM TO.I'm all for people deciding whether or not they want to use it, but the level of vitriol emerging about this based almost solely on either misinformation or misinterpretation of the description is getting ridiculous.That said, I can't say I'm particularly thrilled about the Facebook connection, either. Considering the latter's willingness to violate privacy and only renege when the community revolts after discovering it, I'd like to hear more about that aspect of it before I decide.
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