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WoW Players Need to Convert to Battle.net Soon

As comfortable as you may be with the way you've been playing World of Warcraft for years, it's time to change something in the routine because Blizzard demands it. It's all for a good cause though!

On November 11, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players (except for those in Europe, who have until November 12) will be required to merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a Battle.net account in order to log in to the game.

Why do you have to do that? Well, Blizzard is expanding and enhancing its online services, and there's really no better way to populate the user base other than to get all the WoW players on board.

Blizzard wrote in the FAQ: "We’re getting ready to launch the new version of Battle.net, which will include a number of new communication and community features designed to enhance World of Warcraft play, such as cross-realm World of Warcraft chat, cross-game chat (with the launch of StarCraft II), real-life friends lists, and more."

Whether you like it or not, you're going to have to merge over to Battle.net--but Blizzard will be giving to you a brand-new penguin in-game pet named Oswald (perhaps in reference to the Batman villain?) as compensation.

Read more about the process and how to migrate over to Battle.net here in the FAQ.

  • twisted politiks
    old news, they started this months ago, and now their doing it again
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  • bh2o
    haha as soon as I saw penguin I thought of the South Park Chinpokemon episode. Ah good episode. But ya WoW is lame.
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  • El_Capitan
    Real-life friends list? What kind of friends list do they have right now?
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  • guythepro
    El_CapitanReal-life friends list? What kind of friends list do they have right now?
    In WoW your friends list is character based, so if a given friend has multiple characters, you have to have each character in your friends list as opposed to just one listing as the new battle.net will have.
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  • TemjinGold
    El_CapitanReal-life friends list? What kind of friends list do they have right now?
    Wait, WoW players have real life friends? Really?
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  • herniter
    El_CapitanWait, WoW players have real life friends? Really?

    Wait, People that talk hide behind a computer screen talking trash have a life? Friends? Really!?
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  • herniter
    *that hide*
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  • unlicensedhitman
    I hope I don't lose my illy on the new battle.net.
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  • coonday
    What WoW players really need to do right now is stop playing WoW.
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  • wildwell
    All right! If the new Battle.net is ready, that means the new Starcraft should be coming soon! :)
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