freejung - 2:52 pm on Jul 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
What an unbelievably bad idea on the part of Blizz, I'm amazed they even considered it.
Keep in mind that you don't have to divulge your real name within the game itself and for very good reasons. There are plenty of people who play WoW who are immature and unstable enough to seek revenge in real life for something that happened in the game, not to mention the dangers of sexual harassment etc.
What this would do, if implemented, is ensure that nobody with any sense at all would ever post to the forums.
If they want to reduce flame wars and trolling, there would be an easy alternate solution. Simply make it so that all characters played by a poster are visible to everyone (that might not be a bad idea in game as well). That way everyone knows who your main is, so if you do something obnoxious you will suffer in-game consequences.