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12-15-2011 @ 6:19PM
I always wondered why they didn't do this instead of RealID in the 1st place, especially after the forum fiasco. People had a lot of good, well worded arguments on why revealing your real name would be a bad idea. I still kinda feel that RealID:ing people is a sign of trust on the net. Something like BattleTags, that's just a great way to connect and still keep safe.
12-15-2011 @ 7:39PM
I think it was from an interview that they initially wanted to partner it with social networks like Facebook and wanted players to be able to look up each other and update that way.
12-16-2011 @ 9:46AM
I always thought RealID was implemented for people with , you know, REAL friends... I loved RealID because I have a lot of RL friends who play on other servers or who play SC2. It was great to be able to chat while playing even if we couldn't play together. Since the implementation of RealID dungeon and PVP groups it has been even better. I've never given my Real ID out to anyone who I haven't met in RL. That's just me, some people don't care. I am super excited about battle tags though because I do have some awesome friends in game that it will be fun to keep in touch with once D3 comes out :D
12-16-2011 @ 12:33PM
There were concerns also about hacking when RealID came out. It was found that there was some way of obtaining your RealID information without you giving it out, as long as RealID itself was turned on.
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