While we all might of heard this before, and maybe for some of you it's the first time, Blizzard has implemented their 'Real Friend' ID system, and while they have updated it to so you can link your Facebook or even 'opt out', the point remains that it's STILL in there.
I admit that I server hop. I have a raiding guild on one server or spend my time with fun RP on another and would like to be alerted sometimes if I'm too busy raiding to RP or visa versa, but there is no way in hell that I would give out my 'real ID', which is not only your first and last name, but also the e-mail address you have your WoW account linked too.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that about half of the information you need to give out to the GM if you get hacked?
Even outside of the e-mail, the fact that Blizzard forces you to have your real name exposed to people that you might just like playing with in order to keep in touch over their otherwise lazy and shitastic messenger system instead of implementing an agreement with X-Fire, MSN, Yahoo, or any of the other million IM's in there is as retarded at you having to buy an authenticator instead of it coming with the game.
Even games such as Lineage came with an MSN adaptor since they didn't want you alt-tabbing.
My other question is why can't you have a nick name? I, for one, have no problems keeping track of my real life friends, yes, even without the use of Facebook *gasps*. There is no reason to force my name to show to people who I wouldn't mind talking to over the game, as I am logged in. Trust me Blizzard, I have a Blackberry and do not need another gimmick to help me 'organize my real life.'
Stop taking advice from Activision, and get your games together. Thanks.