Things the bug me about RealID.
What if I don’t what to associate my “real” name with my online handle? What if it’s socially unacceptable for me in my RL to be a “gamer” and being “found out” would be bad?
I don’t know my “friends” by their “real” name.. I know them by a handle. Seriously. I don’t call him John Cabrerra, I call him Ryz. It’s NOT less confusing to group all his toons together by his real name. Now, if they allow me to setup the alias I use for his name.. then it will be nice.
What if I want to be invisible? I just don’t feel like “playing with my friends” so I log onto my “secret toon” on my “secret” server just to mess around. With this system my “friends” know all my toons and can see me no matter where I’m logged in.
I just.. I don’t love it.. and I’m not sure I like the direction it’s going.
Idle wondering for today.
When thinking about the battle.net integration we keep talking about WoW and SCII because those are the only ones of Blizzards games that we can see being integrated. Privately I’ve talked with a few people about how useful it will be since it only accounts for those two games.. I mean it doesn’t tell me who’s off playing on the XBOX. That said.. Blizzard is owned by Activision.. and Activision makes Call of Duty II.. and Call of Duty II is integrated with XBox live. What if battle.net is the first step to integrating WoW and SCII into the XBOX Live and the Playstation equivalent..
That might be kind of cool.