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11-05-2010 @ 3:32PM
Things like this is one of the reasons I will never use RealID.I do like to disappear in game sometimes and just not be found by anyone!
11-05-2010 @ 3:53PM
Same here Elwoods. Most of the time I'm really social in game (it is a mmo, after all) but there are times when I just want to go farm mats on my alt or something. Everyone has days when they just want to do their own thing. RealID really seems to preclude that. I've got it shut off entirely, pretty much since the moment I picked up Starcraft 2. At the time, RealID friends on WoW would know if you were logged in on SC, and that seemed really over the top intrusive to me. I heard that they were going to include an option to "go invisible" when playing SC but I just decided to turn RealID off completely. The in-game friends and guild lists work just fine for me.
11-05-2010 @ 5:06PM
Seconded. (Thirded?) There are reasons you don't know all my alts, dear game friend. As a female, I never liked the idea of being easily found anyway. And it only took a few minutes of being RealID "friends" with my husband for him to cry out in agony over my "Wifey has come online. Wifey has gone offline. Wifey has come online." spam in his text box. RealID went away. And it's oh so nice that way. There are so many other convenient and potentially ignorable ingame contact options already.
11-06-2010 @ 6:05AM
@Priestess:Wait.... explain this to me.First: Why was your husband "crying in agony" 'Wifey has come online. (rinse, repeat).Second: Why would your husband being happy to see you online cause you to cut off RealID.Something's not being said here.
11-06-2010 @ 6:08AM
Nevermind. I guess rereading your comment did the trick. Regardless... odd choice of terminology.
11-07-2010 @ 5:42PM
I'll answer that anyway. We play side by side. He knows perfectly well when I'm logging in and out a million times and why. But with RealID on, he had to have his chat log flooded with dozens of messages, making it hard to actually see anything in chat while I was online. With it off, he can add none or only a few of my alts to his friends list for convenience and some peace in his chat log. Which incidentally is probably what the letter writer is hoping for. Yet another pitfall of RealID! Better now?
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