MMO-Champion - Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon
Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon
Originally Posted by Slorkuz (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the continued popularity of the Dungeon Finder, many players have been asking for a way to group up with real-life friends who play on other realms to take on instances together. Today, we wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature currently in development that will allow players to invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player regular or Heroic dungeon.

As this is a fairly complex service to develop, we don’t have a release date to share quite yet. It’s important to note that as with some of the other convenience- and connectivity-oriented features we offer, certain elements of the cross-realm Real ID party system will be premium-based, though only the player sending the invitations will need to have access to the premium service. We'll have more details to share with you as development progresses -- in the meantime, you may begin to see elements of the feature appear on the World of Warcraft PTR.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Zdrasti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MakeMeLaugh View Post
    Its sad that no matter what we say or complain, blizz isnt going to make this feature free... =/... i was happy for a few seconds till i saw "premium service"... oh well... hope they dont charge us money to mail BOA's cross realms T_T
    When there was near universal outrage in response to blizzard's plan to reveal your real name with the new forums, they were forced to backpedal. If the response is overwhelmingly negative, it can impact their decision making. But if enough people are ambivalent or support it, then you can basically count on it happening.
  1. Timmeh7's Avatar
    You watch, this is real names on the forum all over again. I doubt they ever really planned on making it a paid service, they're going to pretend to fold in a few days-weeks to appease the playerbase to the tune of "oh, so Blizzard DO listen to us!"
  1. Brodeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    Terrible, terrible argument.

    If anything it should get cheaper over time.
    How so? Does your cable get cheaper every year? It costs money to run a company. You paid for a FRACTION of what cata cost to make when you got it, but you didnt pay for 4.1 or 4.2 or anything else. $15 per month is a tiny expense for the amount of features and content blizzard rolls out. And on top of that, they employ the best in the business.

    If you dont like that you have to pay for this, dont use it. If playing with your friends was so important, youd have swapped servers by now (and spent the money). If blizzard never posted this you would have nothing to bitch about, so pretend they didnt.
  1. Swoe's Avatar
    The idea that you can interact with real ID friends more then just chat is great! This would create many more hours of gameplay for me and all my friends.

    This shouldn't come at a cost in my opinion, I've already paid hundreds of dollars transferring characters (18 transfers making that $450 on premium services) to and from servers to play with friends/communities and now i'm going to have to pay extra to play with my real life friends on other servers?

    I understand cosmetic changes costing money but this is more of a gameplay mechanic that should be standard. There is less content in this expansion outside of raids when compared to the rest and the cost to play the game entirely (not including cosmetic) is going up over time? This isn't how it should be.

    If this optional feature is any more then a few dollars on top of subscription fees, as a student, i'll probably make the decision to not use it as i try to balance fun vs cost in a diminishing game.
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    How so? Does your cable get cheaper every year?
    Actually many things get cheaper every year, there is no logic saying things have to get more expensive.
  1. Zdrasti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    How so? Does your cable get cheaper every year? It costs money to run a company. You paid for a FRACTION of what cata cost to make when you got it, but you didnt pay for 4.1 or 4.2 or anything else. $15 per month is a tiny expense for the amount of features and content blizzard rolls out. And on top of that, they employ the best in the business.

    If you dont like that you have to pay for this, dont use it. If playing with your friends was so important, youd have swapped servers by now (and spent the money). If blizzard never posted this you would have nothing to bitch about, so pretend they didnt.
    Given how strongly you feel about blizzard's operating expenses how much do you feel that Cataclysm cost to make? I say this because regardless of what number you come up with, it's your gut feeling that generated it, not an official source. That being said, I'm curious what you think that number might be.
  1. Brodeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    Actually many things get cheaper every year, there is no logic saying things have to get more expensive.
    Inflation. Growth. Maybe the 1500 other new features you didn't pay for? The only things that get cheaper are loyalty incentives, and clearly the incessant whiners on this forum are not deserving of those.

    ---------- Post added 2011-05-18 at 12:11 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdrasti View Post
    Given how strongly you feel about blizzard's operating expenses how much do you feel that Cataclysm cost to make? I say this because regardless of what number you come up with, it's your gut feeling that generated it, not an official source. That being said, I'm curious what you think that number might be.
    The number is irrelevant. From brainstorm to the next xpac, the expenses in time and resources blow the sales income out of the water.
  1. Laytnor's Avatar
    PREMIUM. That's certainly nice idea to keep more players subscribed.
    Oh wait.










    Freaking aholes.
  1. Idras's Avatar
    You saw it here first!

  1. Brodeo's Avatar
    Im guessing most of the nay-sayers dont hold jobs
  1. Zdrasti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    The number is irrelevant. From brainstorm to the next xpac, the expenses in time and resources blow the sales income out of the water.
    Again, the core of my statement was that you cannot make the above assessment.
  1. StoNe220022's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gurbz View Post
    But it's NOT a gameplay service
    Oh but it is! I don't give a rats ass if you spent money to have a purple dragon or a green rabbit with a harness for a mount, couldn't give a fk if you bought a mini gnome, squirrel, can of carrots following you around as a pet. You spent money on having remote guild chat....lolz for you for being socially fail and wanting to gchat during the day.

    But when I log on and chat to my old guild mates on Barthilas, co-workers on Dragonmaw and Nurzhul, current server mates and guild on Frostmourne...I am already annoyed I can't play with them!!! Have been for months!!!! Wanted nothing more to play with these guys across all our diff servers, and soon I'll have a carrot dangling in front of my face saying "oh but you finally can...for a fee"

    Sorry but that sucks, and yes playing with friends cross server IS gameplay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gurbz View Post
    I guess I just don't get it. I don't care if the service is free or if it costs $10 for each invite you want to send out, because either way I am not going to use it. All my friends are on the same server as I am.
    Then stfu if this doesn't effect you!!!



    Also, little annoyed after playing WoW over the last 6 years, 7 paid char xfers, and 2 recruit a friends...to NOT be referred to as a 'premium customer'....that hurts.
  1. Kouki's Avatar
    Not happy, not paying, probably quiting, and never buying blizzard games.
  1. Laytnor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    Im guessing most of the nay-sayers dont hold jobs
    No, the nay-sayers aren't blind fanboys who eats all the shit blizzard throws at them, like you.
  1. Zdrasti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    Im guessing most of the nay-sayers dont hold jobs
    Pretty standard response when you don't have a valid argument. Are they children too?
  1. Loonatek's Avatar
    New feature patch 4.3.
    New raid boss that can be accesible only on HM without clearing normal mode and at any point ( without killing w/e number of bosses on normal, just straight to that HM boss ) that it's a bit faceroll , drops awesome loot, and can only be accesed by premium accounts.
    New dungeons that can be unlocked by buying platinum pack with improved loot than normal raid system.
    Instant battlegound queues for premium users, honor gain doubled.All premium accounts start on 2.2k MMR.
    Trade chat is now only available to premium accounts.
    You can only have 50 auctions at any given time on all 10 characters on one realm.Premium doesn't have a limit.
    And many more soon (™)to come .
  1. Brodeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zdrasti View Post
    Again, the core of my statement was that you cannot make the above assessment.
    I dont need to know a mans weight to call him heavy. Pretending to know the number would be stupid, and anything i said would just be an arbitrary guess. All it takes is a little common sense.
  1. Kouki's Avatar
    Fuck this idea. seriously, /endrant.
  1. Ranor's Avatar
    lol. This is still going on? Entitlement, entitlement everywhere.
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Actually it has nothing to do with entitlement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    Inflation. Growth. Maybe the 1500 other new features you didn't pay for?
    Except it doesn't apply to this, costs of running server have become much cheaper over the years and such, and I thought the 1500 new features were covered by the SUBSCRIPTION FEE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    Im guessing most of the nay-sayers dont hold jobs
    You'd be making that guess with your butt then because it's clearly not the case.

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