Two posts in a week????
So. This post is about the new Privacy features of Blizzards RealID program. If you’re not aware, they just announced some changes to the program. You can read them by clicking that linky thing.
Basically, it’s Blizzard finally coming to the realization that people want options when it comes to their personal information getting out to people they do not know (Friend of a friend). I think it’s a good idea. I think it’s a little late, but at least they’re giving us options now.
The system isn’t perfect. I’d still like to see an “appear offline” option. Sometimes you just want to play an alt and decompress without “Hey can you tank ICC10 later?” or other such nonsense. Sometimes I just want to hop over to another server and roll a hunter just for the fun of it. Sometimes I want to do dailies on my alt without everyone asking when I’m going to log back in to heal a heroic. Other ties I am glad to have people to talk to when I’m not on my guilded toon.
This is why I think options are good, and I think that would be a good option.
What do you think of the new options they’re giving us? Are you more likely to use Real ID than you were before? Are you less likely? Do you not really care at all?
Let me know in the comments.