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Can I install Overwatch and play WoW at the same time

To prevent the download from pausing while you're playing WoW, do the following in the Blizzard App Click the Blizzard icon near the upper-left corner. Click Settings Click Game Install/Update on the ...
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Who is “Your Opponent”?

Along with the two forums you linked, this Battle Net forum discussed this as well. While it doesn't contain any information directly from Blizzard on this, a user gathered that this is more than ...
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Can I play Blizzard games without my friends knowing I'm online?

It's not implemented yet, apparently Blizzard has plans to implement it "soon", which is likely to be sometime between now and the end of times (i.e Soon ™). Especially since this post is already over ...
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VMWare and Hearthstone (Battle.net)

You said you disabled 3D acceleration in your VM, but you need it enabled to run programs that use OpenGL or Direct3D (such as most games).
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Battle.net Launcher on Wine Linux - Windows Secondary Logon service error

1) Launch Battle.net 2) Leave the window with the error message open 3) Launch Battle.net again It's a strange workaround, but it worked for me every time so far.
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Who is “Your Opponent”?

While the answer given by Wondercricket was true when posted, there's actually another reason why this is happening more frequently now. In October 2017 Blizzard added "Appear Offline" mode for ...
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Battle.net / Steam: Physical copy allowing use of digital download?

When you buy a "physical" copy of a Blizzard game, you will still register it with your Battle.net account with a CD key and this will allow you to download the game via the Battle.net. In the ...
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Can I still play Starcraft 1 on Battle.Net?

Blizzard has released Starcraft 1 for free. If you download that version (you'll probably need to login into your blizzard account in order to do so), you'll be allowed to login into battle net ...
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Is Blizzard's Battle.net desktop app mandatory?

Yes, the launcher is required to run at least some Blizzard games, according to this post by a Blizzard employee: When you run a Desktop Shortcut for some of our games - currently Diablo 3, Heroes ...
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My hearthstone installation is stuck "waiting on another installation"

Battle.net updates or installs one game at a time. If you're trying to play Hearthstone while another game is updating you'll have to wait for that update or force the launcher to prefer Hearthstone ...
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Find uplay, Origin, Battle.net game ID

Steam (just in case) You can enable "Display Steam URL address bar when available" on Steam > Settings > Interface: After that you will be able to see the game ID on the store page (in this case, ...
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Can my friends see me if I play games on a different server?

If you're playing on another regions server, you friends will not be able to see what game you are playing, however you will appear to be online in the launcher (and they will be able to message you). ...
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Can I play on EU servers I register on US servers?

Progress is separated by regional server for Blizzard games on Battle.net. So you can play the game on US or EU servers but progress and purchases within the game are only available on the server you ...
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How do I log into another Battle.net account in Diablo 3?

Blizzard recently introduced the Battle.net launcher. This means you cannot switch accounts in any of the blizzard games by simply clicking a "logout" button in-game. You basically have to Leave the ...
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Do I need to buy the game client in addition to Warlords of Draenor Standard Edition purchase?

As noted, you do not need to buy the client separately. It can be downloaded for free with the battle.net application. An important distinction, however, is that Warlords of Draenor is NOT standalone: ...
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Battle.net Launcher on Wine Linux - Windows Secondary Logon service error

I had to enter winecfg and change the library dbghelp from "disabled" to "native" and it opened right up. Unfortunately neither of those solutions fixed the issue I had the same situation when ...
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How do I see which games a battle.net friend owns?

It is not possible. You can only see what your friends are playing. So by looking at what they play you can deduce what games they have.
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Gifting Battle.net Money

You can't transfer or add to another person's Battle.net balance, unfortunately. Currently you can only purchase it for yourself and gift items to the person you're looking to gift with the balance. ...
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Are the original Starcraft 2 WoL and HotS DVDs still useful for installing the game?

As far as Diablo 3 goes, there's virtually no benefit to using a physical installation media. It has the tiny Battle.net launcher on it, and that's it. However, if your connection sucks as much as ...
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Is it possible to share StarCraft with another Battle.net account?

Apparently, this is not allowed, per their support:
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What timezone does Blizzard go by?

As of the time of writing this edit, the game will be playable in 5 hours. 16:00 PDT time on the 23rd Judging by their statements: PDT. In any case they'll be sure to specify a release time of a a ...
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Can I unshare my real name on Battle.net?

It's not possible to disable it for just one person. However, you can disable it for all people. There is a catch, though. Battle.Net / Blizzard may remove any friends who added you via email ...
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Are the original Starcraft 2 WoL and HotS DVDs still useful for installing the game?

If you use the Battle.net launcher, you don't really need to worry about the internet connection. If your download fails or is interrupted during the download process, the Battle.net launcher will ...
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Can i delete a Battle.net account?

You can't automatically delete an account. You have to contact custom support to request your account to be deactivated. They'll probably ask you to go through a series of steps to prove ...
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Can I purchase the SC2 franchise (or any Blizzard game for the matter) from the US Battle.net store even though I live in Europe?

Yes you can! As seen in this post, a guy asked if it's possible to buy Diablo III: Reaper of Souls in US store and gift it to his EU account. After a while he got the following response from Blizzard:...
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Do I need to buy the game client in addition to Warlords of Draenor Standard Edition purchase?

No, you don't need to buy the client. The client is completely free and can be downloaded via the battle.net "app". You would not even need to buy the game to download it. But you need to in order ...
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Gifting Battle.net Money

Buy a Battle.net Gift Card: And send the recipient the code off the back. Always use ALL CAPS when typing the codes. For example: EYEH8BNALOANINGAME2 Is the correct way of typing the code at the ...
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What is a Battle.net account NID?

First, Battle.net is divided into two completely separate and distinct partitions, known as Worldwide and China, each of which has completely separate accounts and game servers. There is no connection ...
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