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Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 1:30PM Calling us low-IQ monkeys? While your post is full of cuss words, attacks, and irrational accusations? Mmm, smart AND classy? Catacomb kid, you are a fine example of why someone wouldn't want their personal information to get into the wrong hands of someone on the internet. Way to prove my point angerball!

(I did have a longer reply for you where I broke down some of your there "concerns" but it didn't post, my apologies to the community if it does show up in the future and creates a double reply!)

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 1:15PM Catacomb Kid. "evidence to the contrary" is you opinion -- for me it back up my point. The first and last name on the billing account (which in my case is my boyfriends) is indeed my personal information.

"What I'm trying to say is that you're being an idiot, and that's why I felt compelled to comment."

Thanks for sharing -> See my final comment.

"Names aren't personal information, dear. You're all being fucking idiots. Your name is not a Spanish gold ship, for logic's sake, I'm sorry if this is tough to hear, but NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU. Not enough to fucking hunt you down through Battlenet RealID."

I didn't say someone wanted to hunt me down and kill me. Although as someone in the public eye (I host a warcraft and gaming podcast and run two popular pop-culture blogs) my boyfriend and I would prefer if his first and last name wasn't revealed to the friends of everyone we befriended -- so we won't be using the service. But honestly, even if I wasn't a "known" person on the web, I still wouldn't be keen on it.

"Commence downvoting, you band of low-IQ monkeys. And suck my epeen."

Calling us low-IQ monkeys? While your post is full of cuss words, attacks, and irrational accusation? Mmm, classy. You are a fine example of why someone wouldn't want their personal information to get into the wrong hands of someone on the internet. Way to prove my point angerball!

WoW Moviewatch: Wrath of the Gnoll King {WoW}

May 28th 2010 12:57PM Made me smile!

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:50AM Sorry for the double post (if it still is one) wanted to answer two new replies.

1) feniks9174, here is where I am getting the idea. The official Blizzard FAQ: http://us.battle.net/realid/faq.html

"If you are using Real ID, your mutual Real ID friends, as well as their Real ID friends, will be able to see your first and last name (the name registered to the Battle.net account). You will also be able to see the first and last name of your Real ID friends and their Real ID friends. "

2) Siorra, Yes I know I don't have to use the service, that isn't my point. Also, as I've stated if you read my comment, the name on the billing account is not mine, it's my boyfriends .. and you really shouldn't assume the name I am using to post is my real first and last name either way :)

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:43AM "I'm fairly certain that using a false name for credit card charges is illegal, thus having false names as RealIDs isn't a concern for Blizzard because people should be using their real names."

I didn't say they should let us use false names for our credit card and billing information, I said they should let us use a name of choosing for our ID. You know, sort of like Xbox live, steam, PSN, twitter, even facebook .. in fact every single other cross-chat system like this. I have never in my life heard of any organization forcing the use of the first and last names on billing accounts to use a similar service.

"Also, don't want to RealID your cousin and sister? Fine, don't. No-one's forcing you to use the feature."

No one is forcing me to use it, but it's a shame they are forcing me, and many others, not to. Like I've stated in my previous comment, the system would work just as well if they allowed us to choose an alias or enter in a name we were comfortable with. That wouldn't prevent you from using the system Mike.

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:29AM It could be just as useful to you N-Train, and many others, if we were able to use an handle or alias. The fact that it uses the real first/last name on the billing account is not what makes it useful.

Choose My Adventure: It's not my fault! {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:25AM Really cute idea guys .. keep it coming.

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:20AM Thanks for the information Gregg, however my concerns come with the fact that I have to reveal the first and last name on my billing account (which isn't even mine) to not only my friends, but also everyone they choose to befriend. While my e-mail address may not spread like "wildfire" it is very possible real names and "private" characters WILL.

This could very well be a system intended for folks I know in real life, my cousin and sister played for a bit, but I wouldn't even do REAL-ID with them, because I can't be sure of everyone they will be adding to their lists, which in turn would reveal my personal information to people who aren't my "real life" friends .. much like the game of telephone or the spreading of an airborne disease.

What is the benefit for making us use the name on our billing account? The system could work just as well with an alias or handle we get to choose that WE are comfortable with, Kyle .. it would have the same effect only remove the valid privacy concerns the large majority of people are having.

Spiritual Guidance: A priest's guide to tanks {WoW}

May 24th 2010 11:49AM Wait a minute .. in heroics the only thing I end up healing with most of the time is Holy Nova from my "run in and spam it on the mobs so I can dps and heal at the same time because this is too easy" tactic. :p

But yes, in reality like others have said, most times a bubble, renew, or prayer of mending is all that's needed for a typical heroic setup. Penance and flash heals are reserved for badly geared tanks, or one of the ICC heroics.

Breakfast Topic: Keep Azeroth clean {WoW}

May 22nd 2010 11:40AM That's very cute, become a tree! Go druids, go!