There’s been a whole lotta discussion about RealID and it looks like Bliz was actually listening. While it’s true that there are a ton of people who don’t care much about their online privacy there are many who do care. So it looks like Bliz is going with that crowd. Good for them.
I’d like to take some time to speak with all of you regarding our desire to make the Blizzard forums a better place for players to discuss our games. We’ve been constantly monitoring the feedback you’ve given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we’ve decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums. ?
Read the rest is on the WoW forums
Credit where credit is due – I found the reference on Tobalds: Blizzard backpaddles (sic)