If a player wants to play StarCraft II he needs a Battle.net account. The account is created immediately while installing StraCraft II. The players will observe the log in message just before playing the first game. The password should be simple and a player can change it any time after account creation. All he has to do is to log in his Account Management from Battle.net, to go to Settings and to find and click Change Password. Also, the password must have at least one numeric character and one alphabetic character. The specific account is just for a single player, necessary to guarantee improved player actions and matchmaking. Also, character names consist of three special codes, seen just in UI screens and they are for ever. With a character name a player has the right to see and use achievements, to unlock system rewards or to chat with other players. Also, the account tracks the rewards, the win/loss records, friends list and so on.
Changing account character name
In mid 2010, Blizzard has stated that players can change their names, for free. Players have to go to Account Management page and search for the StarCraft II game license. Then, they should look for Character Name Change solution. The person who decides to change it again will pay a 10 dollar fee. So, if someone desires to change again his name, he should pay the necessary fee and follow the steps from Battle.net Account via Battle.net Account Management. From this point, the player should go to “manage games” and select StarCraft II game copy with the character you wish to rename. The player should see the Name Change button. If account has a Free Name Change accessible, it will say that it is free and available. Also, it is important to know that names are not unique. So, demanding to maintain an exclusive name like “Sarah Kerrigan” is useless, because in the game can be many other “Sarah Kerrigan” names. What differences the players is the character code. If you would like to play with a certain friend, you have to tell him your character code and name so he can include you and not mistake you with another players with the similar given name. Also, it is impossible to create more than one account, to delete the existing one, to rename it or to create another one.
Battle.net online service
Battle.net is the online gaming service developed by Blizzard Entertainment for hosting multiplayer games. It was the first gaming service included in games and it was available in January 1997. Battle.net is extremely popular because of the lack of membership fees, the easiness of account creations and the succes of Blizzard’s games. Any player can access and use Battle.net for free after thet acquire the full version of a Blizzard game. Also, the online service hosts various leagues for extremely skilled players. Battle.net supports the majority of Blizzard’s games. At present, the online service sustains Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Diablo II, Diablo, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft, World of WarCraft: Cataclysm, Wrath of the Lich King, World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade, The Frozen Throne, WarCraft II, WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos and World of WarCraft. Also, Battle.net will support Diablo III and the next two episodes of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of Void.11