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2-20-2012 @ 5:07PM
To follow the disclaimer.I dont trust these sites, i suspect more than one has been setup as an easyway to gather a nice database of battlenet email addresses for hackers to target.#May investigate it when battletags are active but till then i wont go so far as even looking at these services
2-20-2012 @ 6:34PM
Actually the site for Twitterland raiding, does not ask you to put your realid in, it is only requested by the people who make the raids, and even then. the raid leader would just invite everyone to mumble and give them theirs instead then accept them.
2-20-2012 @ 6:48PM
I am a member of Twitterland Raiding, and they do NOT ask you to add your Real ID ever. It's up to the user (YOU) to do so. Obviously, you can't cross-realm raid without giving your Real ID to at least the raid leader. But, I ran Heroic ICC with them last weekend, and I had an absolute blast! Thank you very much WoW Insider for pointing me to them in your other article. :)-Branni
2-20-2012 @ 7:10PM
I can't speak for the other sites, but with Twitterland Raiding there are no "mass database" shenanigans going on. It's up to the member whether or not they wish to publicly give out their Real ID. If they wish their Real ID to remain private, they may directly contact the leader of the raid they wish to attend. Raid leaders in turn are expected to NEVER share the Real IDs of the raiders with anyone, regardless if the person makes their Real ID known publicly or not. Naturally we encourage everyone, particularly those who make their Real ID public to our forums, to use an authenticator and be safe with their account.I suspect that many are waiting for the Battle Tags to go live before joining up, which is completely fine! Once that feature is live, TLR will be naturally working that into the already established system.~ Saz, the button pushing monkey behind Twitterland Raiding
2-20-2012 @ 8:28PM
Having just made an account on OpenRaid, the site highly recommends getting an authenticator before you release your RealID. For $7 or free if you have an Android or iOS device, that's not asking much for the ability to enjoy worry-free raiding before BattleTags come out.
2-21-2012 @ 2:10AM
Hi there! Thank you for linking to OpenRaid. I'm the developer of OpenRaid (site has over 2500 members). I wanted to reply about the real ID part. On OpenRaid you control who sees your real ID. Real IDs are only shown when strictly necessary. This is when you sign up for a raid and get approved. Then, and only then, your real ID is shown to the raidleader. We also encourage use of an authenticator. Still worried? You can still raid: don't fill in your real ID and create a raid. You can still crossrealm raid, then, since you are doing the invites (can't see addresses in game). Anyway check out OpenRaid.eu / OpenRaid.us!
2-21-2012 @ 2:54AM
Kimpossibru, Its all well and good saying openraid only reveals you raidid and is only revealed when nesscesary. That Doesnt Change the Fact its sitting on Your Database and I would have to take it on trust that you would not use it or sell it to others for hacking/phising attempts.Twitterland system seems better to me id its as folks have said here as would be a smaller element of risk, but still to my mind only a fool would share their battlenet id before battletags are introduced.Just to note i do take my account security Very seriously, I Have had an authenticator Since launch and an Email Address Created exclusivly For my Battlenet Account And Used Nowhere Else.Unfortunatly Anysystem that forces you to reveal part of what i would consider secure informaition "Ie Any part of you login detail's" Is inherently flawed from a safety perspective
2-21-2012 @ 3:56AM
Hi Deadpirate,I understand your concern of course, I'm just saying how it works :)Regardless, when Battletag comes out you are most welcome to join us!
2-21-2012 @ 4:18AM
Twitterland Raiding is a great site - myself (@ArcaneTactics - for Mage tips and theorycrafting #shamelessselfplug) and @spellboundsaga are doing a cross-realm EU Alliance Firelands raid tonight, and there are a ton being organised every week. Primarily they're on the US at the moment - we need more EU tweeters and bloggers to join in.
2-21-2012 @ 2:50PM
@dreadpirate::sigh::the whole point of cross-realm raiding is the use of the battlenet id. if you don't like it, if you feel don't know how to choose a secure password or are too cheap to buy an authenticator, then don't use it.but don't sit there and shit on the thread because it's something you don't like. move along to something you do like and stop being negative nancy.
2-21-2012 @ 4:13PM
Squishy all your troll like comment shows is that you Either have not understood or have not read the comments above.Ive had an authenticator since they launched "When the P+P charge was around double the cost of the authenticator itself". my password is as secure as it can be and still be within the bound of normal human memory. And as i said my battlenet email is exclusive to that purpose and has never been given out elsewhere.Battlenet id using the email address required to log in to your account is a flaw in the security of the system and one that Blizzard have tacitly acknowledged with the upcoming introduction of battletag's "Which should have been there in the first place avoiding all the issue's there have been along the way"or to put in simplisticly for you."excluding the obvious pc firewall Anti virus etc"I currently have 3 layers of security to my wow account "secret email, password and authenticator" Using one of these services or realid i effectivly only have 2 "Password and authenticator"Which is more secure?
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