Blizzard's planned implementation of RealID has raised quite a hot fuss on the official boards. The central point of contention: "Beginning in mid-July, players who post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID -- that is, the real-life first and last name associated with their account."

The days of Internet anonymity may be quickly evaporating, but is the use of your real name a violation of privacy? Could having to own your comments possibly be a good thing? We move past the knee jerk reactions in today's Loading... RealID: What's In A Name?

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.