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7-07-2010 @ 8:15AM
The thing that really gets me about this is, some of us use our anonymity the way it was meant to be used. I'm something of a misanthrope (or perhaps just a really extreme introvert), so to me, having my online activities separate from my "real life" gives me some form of escape when I want to detach from the real world for a bit. Get rid of that anonymity, and the real world and the virtual world start to blend together, until there is no "virtual world", and it is only an extension of our real world. Not to mention the issue of potential stalkers (and actual stalkers, for some people), of employees unfairly judging me by the fact that I play WoW, etc.I know that we don't need to post in the forums, but what if I need to post in my realm forum to look for a guild or report someone for ninja-ing? Now I won't be able to without getting rid of the distinction between between my real world and my virtual world. And I suspect that Blizzard will continue to move in this direction, blurring the aforementioned line between real and virtual and making it harder and harder to remain anonymous. The friend of friend part of the Real ID system was bad enough, and now this? If Blizzard keeps moving in this direction... well, let's just say I usually don't threaten to cancel my account when a change is made, because I know that WoW is a good enough game that such threats would be empty coming from me. This time, though...
7-07-2010 @ 9:55AM
Ack, I meant "employers", though both are equally possible.
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