I know a lot of us are excited about the new Real ID feature being implemented today, however like many other bloggers, I will NOT be providing that information to the general public for many various and sundry obvious reasons. Read over the information carefully and choose who you friend. I will only be friending those people I know in real life via this system [perhaps even a few others after the system is tested] – no offense to anyone else. I encourage you to do the same. Know what you’re signing up for if you choose to use the system. It is intended for real life friends to connect – as it says on the FAQ.
“Real ID is a system designed to be used with people you know and trust in real life — friends, co-workers and family — though it’s ultimately up to you to determine who you wish to interact with in this fashion. When you become Real ID friends with another player, you will be sharing your real name and opening up new communication options with that player. In addition, players who are Real ID friends with that player will be able to see your name in a “friends of friends” list, which allows people to be able to quickly send Real ID friend requests to others they may know.”
While guildies can become RL friends and guild friendships are very valuable, as I’ll be the first to tell you – exercise caution – especially in these first few days of implementation – bugs happen.