Did Halloween arrive a few weeks early? You might think so, given the surge of moaning and groaning emanating from [1.Local] – but wait, that appears to be the sound of players facing up to the impending Battle.net account conversion deadline. Blizzard announced this week that players need to convert their WoW accounts to Battle.net accounts by Nov. 11 in order to continue to be able to log into WoW. The lamentation from some quarters wafted up above the usual QQ chokepoints, even creeping into what one might imagine would have been upbeat posts about the free companion pet awarded to every player who converts an account.
In the face of this all this angst, at least a few readers were able to maintain a sense of humor and perspective. Quite a few players were pretty worked up over whether or not they would be able to successfully receive their Mr. Chilly pet if their accounts were currently inactive.
FifthDream: Grr, I hope it's there when I reactivate my account in a few days.
Raynier: Oh, don't worry ... The chick is in the mail!