I’ve been feeling the urge the last few days to play WoW, and I realize that the reason is not so much to play, but rather to chat with some of my online friends whom are usually too busy playing to chat outside of the game. Blizzard may have a solution for this in their new RealID system. Essentially it is a steam-esque chat system, but the real power in it is that you can talk to your friends without having to remember what characters they play and you can find them online even if they are not in the game you are playing (WoW, Warcraft, Starcraft, etc).
While I haven’t been able to register or use the system yet, I am very excited about it and hope to have a more thorough review soon. Please stay tuned to see if this program is a success or just sucky.