That's right, in addition to all sorts of exciting Alpha release news (like, the fact that there is an Alpha
release) for Warlords of Draenor
we also have this little tidbit - namely, you can now chat with your friends who are logged into World of Warcraft
, Diablo III, Hearthstone
or any other Blizzard game directly from the Battle.net launcher without even entering a game.
This functionality was apparently turned on today just before the announcement, and works by popping up a window for you to chat in, just like any one of many messenger services you might be familiar with. So there you have it, one step closer to never being out of touch with your in-game friends ever again.