The new and improved Battle.net

Blizzard finally launched its overhaul of the Battle.net service, bringing along new features such as single logins and passwords to be used for World of Warcraft and all upcoming Blizzard titles such as Diablo III and Starcraft II. You’ll also be able to use the same login information for the World of Warcraft Armory and Blizzard forums. Members will be able to store the CD Keys of classic Blizzard games like the original Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo and then use them to download the games anytime they wish. Perhaps the most exciting news about the new Battle.net was that it allows players to opt into upcoming beta tests. Yes, that means Starcraft II. If you by chance get to participate Just call in sick, no dignified gamer would ever blame you.

Amongst the slew of new features, Blizzard promises some more information on the new community oriented features they plan to implement which includes how we interact with friends. This could be translated into a million different things but rest assured it will find itself in some form of online and in-game, voice enabled interaction. World of Warcraft players are probably blatantly aware of the achievement system and its inevitable inclusion into upcoming Blizzard titles. Thus, we will likely see some sort of centralized grouping of achievements from all games through these new community features.

But speculation aside, Blizzard is a company of quality and hopefully it continues in their aspirations for the new Battle.net service.

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