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Battle.net Real ID to include real life names with forum posts

Significant news coming down the pipe regarding Blizzard's new Battle.net. Simply put, the plan is that player's real life names (first and last) will be featured alongside forum posts on the official Blizzard forums.

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killyourfm3083d ago (Edited 3083d ago )

Wha? No more anonymous badgering? :-)
This is actually a terrible idea.

Schobeleth3083d ago (Edited 3083d ago )

All of our information is on the internet in some way, shape or form at this point. All of our personal identities can be stolen, it just takes someone with a grudge or someone with no common sense to have their's stolen IMO. With just simply a name the worst that can happen is you get a creepy/offensive message (or friend request) on a social site but honestly such things usually don't come unprovoked.. You'd have to be a dick on the forums for that to happen.

Edit: Also, I'm the only person in the world with my name and last name.. My family/surname is pretty uncommon (we don't have many kids, or not enough survive I guess) so if someone searched for me on facebook or myspace or whatever I'd be the only one.. personally I don't really care.

CrAppleton3083d ago

Oh NO! Is China in charge of Battle.net?

Queasy3083d ago

This will be an interesting experiment to see if it does anything to solve the problem of the brave anonymous poster willing to say anything. Or if it just creates more problems than it is worth.

Spenok3083d ago

I imagine it will probably do both. Many people will be scared to post because the anonymous factor is gone. While at the same time the douch-bags and predators and whatnot will steal shit with greater ease.

xsteinbachx3083d ago (Edited 3083d ago )

If this can stop people from be assholes then I'm all for it.

TheObserver3083d ago

Post at your own peril... I like this idea actually. But any one can look up your information from facebook....

jdktech20103083d ago

Bingo, peopel can look up anything about you if they have your name and one other piece of information (even if it's small). I understand getting rid of anonymity to cut down on stupidity but security issues?

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