WoW has decided to reward those of us who follow instructions compulsively or are easily bribed by cute in game rewards (me!)
If you took the time to convert get your WoW account hooked up with a battle.net account, be sure to check your mailbox for the newest vanity pet: Mr. Chilly. Not as psychotic looking as the last penguin pet, and definitely home in the frozen north, Mr. Chilly is shipped to players in a Bind on Account egg, much like the 5th anniversary vanity pet.
So, call me shallow, but I clipped right on over to Battle.net when I heard about the free vanity pet. And then the frustration began. I entered my e-mail and password, set up all my personal information which will soon be randomly available to gaming cartels everywhere, and obediently went to check my verification e-mail.
And the verification failed. Whaaaa? I’ve never actually had a verification fail. The “you suck” message was followed by a polite but firm suggestion that perhaps I should go through the verification process again. But there is no way to send yourself another verification e-mail… trust me, I looked.
Emboldened by my need for my vanity pet, I chose the sneaky over the helpful method of resolving my problem. Customer service guys think we’re all idiots anyway, why reinforce that opinion?
So, I changed my e-mail address on my account — checked that e-mail, verified my e-mail veracity and then promptly changed my e-mail account back ensuring success!
I now can download WoW anytime from battle.net without finding my WoW discs, and … uhhmmmm, many other cool nifty things I’m sure will come in handy in the future. Oh, and Mr. Chilly is MINE! Look for yours in a local mailbox!