Forums to Use Real ID

Beware spammers, trolls, and flamers: your identity is no longer hidden.

Effective immediately after the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch, all sections of the forums will use real identification.

The situation as posted from the forum:

The official forums have always been a great place to discuss the latest info on our games, offer ideas and suggestions, and share experiences with other players — however, the forums have also earned a reputation as a place where flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness run wild. Removing the veil of anonymity typical to online dialogue will contribute to a more positive forum environment, promote constructive conversations, and connect the Blizzard community in ways they haven’t been connected before. With this change, you’ll see blue posters (i.e. Blizzard employees) posting by their real first and last names on our forums as well.

While attempting to control the negative language in the forums is admirable, it isn’t exactly certain how players will react to their new version of Facebook.

Source: Forums