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Apple announces iPad 2 in 2 colors, will feature dual cameras and A5 chip {}

Mar 2nd 2011 2:28PM Meh, no upgraded screen, so why bother? Does anyone think that the iPad 1 is slow?

Cataclysm class and mastery systems explained {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 2:05PM Jeesh guys (and gals) I am only 1/2 serious here. Well actually mostly serious. Looks like my guild's going to go if this Real ID thing continues, but then we are mostly computer admin/security folks so we tend to may more attention than most. :)

Cataclysm class and mastery systems explained {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 2:00PM Real ID now required for Talent Trees!

Now talent trees have an exciting new feature. REAL NAMES with Real ID!! You will OPT-IN by accepting a new TOS and warning page before you spend your first talent point. We realize this will upset some members of our community but remember talent tress are an optional part of the game.

Cataclysm class and mastery systems explained {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 1:51PM Eh, who cares. After this Real ID debacle doubt many people will buy cataclysm anyway.

Official forum changes, real life names to be displayed {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 3:06PM I predicted this! Next Steps...

RealID for Auctions

RealID for Guilds

RealID for All of WoW.

World of Warcraft Patch 3.3.5 Patch Notes {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2010 5:19PM Agreed, very sad panda.

There are so many problems with Real ID it's a shame. You have to share out your login to use it. You have no control over the information shared with "friends of friends". It on by default and the only way to turn it off is by enabling parental controls, expect a bunch of bogus friend requests. They use your billing/registration information, when they didn't tell you they were going to share when they collected it. They even had to change the TOS. They have already added features to entice you to use the feature. Expect it to be far more necessary with SCII and Diablo III.

Patch 3.3.5 PTR: Real ID system {WoW}

May 13th 2010 5:18PM @kittytrainer

An authenticator is not a cure all. An authenticator is not reason give out the rest of your login information. There are several ways to get around a person have an authenticator, true it's not as easy as someone who doesn't but it's not 100% :)


I would phrase it a little differently... The problem with Real ID is the fact that your Real ID is the name you registered with (and no they didn't tell you they would use it for anything other than that) and your login. If it was a new unique handle I doubt anyone would have a problem with it.

Patch 3.3.5 PTR: Real ID system {WoW}

May 13th 2010 4:08PM @Tori

That's kinda why I am trying to make as big of a stink about this as possible. I want Blizz to get it right. So far I don't have much hope. Currently this is the type of thing where it's "bad" but not "quitting the game bad" however that could change.

Patch 3.3.5 PTR: Real ID system {WoW}

May 13th 2010 2:44PM I don't think they see it as essential. Or rather they are intentionally ignoring that for some reason. They are smart people, they couldn't have missed most of the things we are pointing out... so therefore that must be another reason. I think they are intentionally trying to blur the line between the character and the player. I don't know why, I have mentioned some of my ideas in other comments. It's pretty obvious they want your characters and activity in blizzard games to be tied to who you really are.

Hell it could be that this is some edict from Activision, and Blizzard is trying to make this thing so unsafe that no one will use it.

Patch 3.3.5 PTR: Real ID system {WoW}

May 13th 2010 2:31PM FYI, actually you currently cannot turn off or control the friends of friends feature. You can control broadcasts were are slightly different.