Blizzard has just announced
that you will be able to pull your Facebook friends into your Battle.net friends list. They will be testing this functionality soon in the StarCraft II
beta. Since we know that the Battle.net functionality will come to WoW before Cataclysm
, that means we'll be able to import our Facebook friends into our WoW
friends list at that time. This is just another example of the worlds of Facebook and MMOs colliding
Vaneras -- Battle.net Facebook Integration
The action taking place on the battlefield is just one part of the StarCraft II experience -- we're also working to make sure that you can easily connect, communicate, and play with your friends. To help accomplish that, the new version of Battle.net will offer integration with Facebook. This new functionality will start off by allowing you to quickly import Facebook friends into your Battle.net friends list, and additional features will be added over time.
Of course, the integration will be voluntary. This announcement does not mean that all those friends you have in Facebook just to increase your mafia will automatically know you are playing WoW
. You will choose if you want to integrate and which friends to import.
The full PR announcement after the break.