Jul 16th 2010 8:42PM There needs to be an 'appear offline' option for Real ID, or some way to temporarily turn it off. Sometimes I just want space from everyone to play an anonymous toon on a random server somewhere and not have to deal with even real life friends. The other day I tried to take a break by turning off 'enable real ID' in parental controls. Big mistake. That removed all my friends from my list, and me from theirs, resulting in several messages later asking me what they'd done to upset me etc.