I don't see any reason why not to change. As other users have pointed out, it's the individuals responsibility to keep the account secure, and a battle.net account is no less secure than a regular account.To me this seems like patch 3.3 is not too far off. At Blizzcon they announced that with patch 3.3 they would have a new cross-server instance and cross server friend system implemented (well, not too sure if the cross server friend thing would be in 3.3, but they have the cross server instance thing slated for it).
My hubby and I just merged our accounts with Battle.net, but haven't received a penguin. Is this something that comes later (when the merges are mandatory), or are you supposed to get it right away? Sorry if I'm misunderstanding...
Wondering the same thing (I'm on the EU servers). I did it around half an hour ago but still haven't gotten my penguin.
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When i first saw i just went, what? But it turned out to be not to bad for a penguin. The only problem i see is that i know alot of people that doesn't use the forums, so how should they get the information? It's like at Nov. 12, most people are going to be WTF about what's happening. I really hope it will be given information at the login screen some weeks before.
Took em long enough to force a mandatory merge...
I'm not bashing the people that don't want to convert, but I want to let them know why this is mandatory.Blizz has said that the battle.net accounts are universal for all their games from this point on, and that WoW itself will only interface with battle.net accounts eventually, the reason being that it allows additional functionality. They can't just have both because the pressure on the servers to handle 2 databases at the same time would make the game drastically slower for everyone.Again, i'm not bashing, but those that say "well, how do you know?" I know because Blizz has stated these things, most of them more than once.