This is a very bad idea. I’m wearing a tin foil hat as I type, but this does have very far reaching implications.
I cannot see the value to players, and frankly cannot see why it would benefit the community either.
Maybe the younger generation are more open to this? But maybe those very same young people are not life-skilled enough to realise what the risks are.
This has massive potential for abuse and issues, and this is so bad that I think nothing short of hundreds of pages of posts will make any impact. So post now, and often. I think we need to deafen Blizzard with the bad feedback. It will hopefully be overturned by somebody with half a brain at Blizzard.
For those who said Real ID was a slippery slope; which was opening pandora’s box – you were right.
I don’t think we are at the end of that slope yet either.
Conspiracy Theory: They make a suggestion so stupid, that the community implodes; then they retract it. Next they make a smaller change, and can cite the earlier as an example of listening to teh client base and also making the 2nd action seem small by comparison.