WoW Moves to Battle.net in November
All World of Warcraft users will be forced to pack up their things and mosey over to Battle.net by November 11, 2009. After an announcement back in March that Battle.net was receiving a huge upgrade to provide a “new way for players to log in to World of Warcraft and future Blizzard games, sign up for upcoming beta tests, shop the online Blizzard Store, and more with just one username and password” the time is drawing near.
All current WoW players must merge their WoW account with a Battle.net account and all users that make the switch (and have already made the switch) will receive a cute little thank you from Blizzard in the form of a brand-new penguin in-game pet. Players can check their mailboxes later this week for their penguins.
The move will be forced on November 11, 2009 when current WoW users will no longer be able to log in without a Battle.net account and new users will have to creat a Battle.net account.
WoW players can go to http://www.battle.net and create and manage their accounts, and follow the instructions. Once the accounts are merged and one logs into Battle.net with their new Battle.net Account information (i.e. the email address and password designated) to log in to World of Warcraft, users will be prompted to select which account they would like to play. The old World of Warcraft account name will no longer be used to log in to the game, the World of Warcraft forums, or the Armory. Players with multiple World of Warcraft accounts are still able to log in and play them simultaneously.