It is bad enough that they implement this sort of change (Real ID on the forums for those that have been under a rock) that is so full of fail and certain to drive thousands of mature and thoughtful potential posters away… but I think the worst part for me is the lies. Seriously do they expect us to believe this is an anti troll plan? That is the reason they gave. Total garbage. Anyone with half a brain knows that it will not keep rudeness away. And anyone with 3/4 of a brain will connect this change to their partnering up with Facebook.
But do they come out and tell us what their plans to manipulate our ‘social gaming’ are? No. They just make vague hints about a larger plan and then claim reasons for this change that are clearly nonsense.
Blizzard is burning through their store of player trust in a terrible hurry.
Personally I want the executive who thought this up fired and I want his resume on a pike.