Blizzard Entertainment has announced that all World of Warcraft accounts must be converted to a 2.0 Account effective November 11, 2009.  All players who merge their WoW account with a account or who have done so already before this alert will receive a penguin pet in-game.  This is awesome news for a simple reason.


Starcraft II Beta was delayed a few months ago due to the 2.0 platform not been complete.  What does that have to do with World of Warcraft? Blizzard gave us a press kit at BlizzCon 2009 which contained interface screenshots.  Basically, Starcraft II, Diablo III and World of Warcraft players will be able to communicate with each other through the Friend List.

We could see in these screenshots how the World of Warcraft friends list displayed Starcraft II icons to the side of your friend’s name, and vice versa.  Thus, my two-cents is that this imminent deadline to convert WoW Accounts to a Account is an initial step prior to announcing Starcraft II Beta.

Blizzard Quote:

October 12, 2009 12:00PM PST
Required Account Conversions

In 30 days, on November 11, 2009, all accounts must be converted into a account to login to World of Warcraft.  Any existing account that upgrades to the platform, including ones that were upgraded in the past, will receive a brand new in-game penguin pet starting later this week.

Please visit to convert your existing account into a account or visit the forums for more information.

Blizzard Quote:
A few months ago, we unveiled the account, our 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. This was just the first step in the rollout of the brand-new; in the future, players will be able to use to participate in cross-realm chat in World of Warcraft, create real-life friends lists, communicate across different games, and a whole lot more.

In preparation for the launch of these new features, on November 11, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players will be required to merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a account in order to log in to the game. As our way to say

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