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. Msi's Avatar
    This is a part of their plan, just look at it

    1 They milk everyone out
    2 Players will Q.Q and leave
    3 Blizz lost so many players
    4 Bam at some point they announce Titan, this is how they want to kill wow and trick the players to their new game.
  1. Keosen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galeos View Post
    This is a part of their plan, just look at it

    1 They milk everyone out
    2 Players will Q.Q and leave
    3 Blizz lost so many players
    4 Bam at some point they announce Titan, this is how they want to kill wow and trick the players to their new game.
    Sherlock? Is that you?

    The usual tear fest and the failwaggon is getting full with MMO posters again.
    You lived without it for so many years ,if you had friends on others realms for so long you that means you don't even care to play with them, else you or they would have transferred, but as always you have to bitch about something no matter what.
  1. creb99's Avatar
    I wonder what is more complex to develop - this new feature or x-realms BoA gear mailing?

    I am willing to bet my boss' right arm that making this x-realms friends grouping work is a lot more complex that than mailing heirlooms. But Blizzard obviously have their own priorities, or they are paving the way for a premium x-realm mailing feature.
  1. BeKay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galeos View Post
    This is a part of their plan, just look at it

    1 They milk everyone out
    2 Players will Q.Q and leave
    3 Blizz lost so many players
    4 Bam at some point they announce Titan, this is how they want to kill wow and trick the players to their new game.
    Because nothing beats return customers whom you have mistreated...
    Oh wait, you could be right, I mean, most people here will still pay for D3 and/or SC2 expansions.
  1. Ins0mnia's Avatar
    Premium service.. no thank you
  1. MFDangerDOOM's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dyzon View Post
    Oh you've been queuing with your friends via RealID for the past year and a half?! REALLY?! It's a bit different to throw a 1000 of fish into a pool and pull any 5 out that match certain qualifications, than it is to pull 2 specific fish out of said pool. If you really need an analogy to understand. Regardless, Blizzard never had to implement DF at all.
    Alrighty then fanboy, my bad for making a comparison to the current LFD and this new "premium" 5 man dungeon bullshit. I just always thought it was a little wack that my only two choices to play with my friends have been either:

    1. Re-roll on their server (time is money man)
    or
    2. Realm transfer (expensive and gay)

    I just want to play with my friends! I DON'T WANT TO PAY ANYMORE MONEY!

    ps. you can shove you analogy up your ass. Also your wrong, apparently they did have to implement it to fatten their salary.

    Also, don't get me wrong I love the idea of playing cross server with friends, and am very happy with how its going to work and all, but why make it totally fucking useless? I mean seriously, people would rather have end game content (right?... unless your a heroics scrub)
  1. Essenji's Avatar
    Seriously? They need more money? This should have been in the game from the beginning! I'm fine with the mobile AH and stuff costing, but this is bullshit.
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranor View Post
    Sure. I could just leave this thread and let you guys whine and cry over pointless things, or I can knock some sense into you so that you stop crying and don't ruin a good thing for those who are looking forward to this feature because a few kiddies with ENTITLEMENT issues couldn't get their way.
    I happen to know for a fact that capitalists pull out the entitlement word the moment they refuse to deliver on promises made.

    God forbid you actually get what you pay for and not let the company tear you a new asshole in the process. That's communism!
  1. A J Rimmer's Avatar
    Mmm if you are a pro tank you can totally sell your services via realID lol. Put adverts on each realm forum - 'Add me to your friends list and your queues go away 200g per run.'

    I can see blizzard charging me about the cost of a happy meal for this, bastards!

    Lmao you cheap gits.

    Aren't your friends worth you having one less cheeseburger a month? =D
  1. Puremallace's Avatar
    I guess people fail to forget this is why LFD was needed in the first place because people established clicks and noone ran with people on their own server. Now they are just doing it x-realm making the LFD tool pointless.

    This is going to shoot up queue times pretty bad as you remove players from the pool. Like it or not, but to continue to use the LFD tool you will be forced into a premium account.

    Quote Originally Posted by A J Rimmer View Post
    Mmm if you are a pro tank you can totally sell your services via realID lol. Put adverts on each realm forum - 'Add me to your friends list and your queues go away 200g per run.'

    I can see blizzard charging me about the cost of a happy meal for this, bastards! lmao you cheap gits.

    Aren't your friends worth you having one less cheeseburger a month? =D
    Blizzard lost that department called the "unintended consequence department". I'll put money on it right now guilds will start selling runs.
  1. Fool's Avatar
    ahahaha, as if it was surprising.
  1. Ranor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ; View Post
    I happen to know for a fact that capitalists pull out the entitlement word the moment they refuse to deliver on promises made.

    God forbid you actually get what you pay for and not let the company tear you a new asshole in the process. That's communism!
    But you're not currently paying for the ability to play with your friends on other servers without leaving your server. Blizzard never promised to let you do this. They never will. So, entitlement.
  1. Zagnaphein's Avatar
    Hello wow mediafire version...lol.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nindoriel View Post
    Final Fantasy

    btw 2 character slots per server or 8 character slots per account is still very little compared to 50.
    Which one? FFXI was 11 to start and 1 per CID, so uh...on the WoW scale, that's like 15 for 5.

    I can't even remember FFXIV, I didn't play long enough to have to pay...it was that bad.
  1. Zeshiro's Avatar
    This isn't just about friends you already know. This is about meeting people in the RDF and wanting to group with them again. I added this tank to my realID back in wrath. Now I could actually group with him...oh but for a price of course. It's absurd, I'm sorry but it really is and I'm "pretty" sure a lot of people feel the same way as I do. If this goes live, we will quit. Yeah, I am entitled. I feel this is something that should come from my subscription fee. I don't care about that sparkly horse, I don't care for the pets, I don't care for the remote AH or guild chat, and I understand that all of the current premium features (transfer etc.) have a price because they can affect the game in negative ways. This cannot affect the game in a negative way, it can only make it better - and so this takes the cake.

    You can sit here and defend this all you want, you will not change my mind. The question is, just how big of a hit will this cause to Blizzard, and will it be worth it? You want more money Blizzard? Give those retards with money more pets and mounts.
  1. Failmuffins's Avatar
    "The more you tighten your grip, Blizzard, the more subscribers will slip through your fingers."
  1. hogomojojo's Avatar
    I don't understand why people are so upset that its a premium service. I mean, are you all really that hard up for cash? I'm really sick and tired of people freaking out over pocket change, im sure it will be like $3-$5 a month. Big whoop. I'm not by any means rich, but people act like a few bucks is like life or death. I've paid for 2 wow accounts for almost 7 years now in November, done about 15 server transfers, 6 or 7 faction changes, and 2-3 race changes. All in all thats about $3000 of my dollars in blizzards pocket, and I am happy with all their service.
  1. A J Rimmer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    I guess people fail to forget this is why LFD was needed in the first place because people established clicks and noone ran with people on their own server. Now they are just doing it x-realm making the LFD tool pointless.

    This is going to shoot up queue times pretty bad as you remove players from the pool. Like it or not, but to continue to use the LFD tool you will be forced into a premium account.



    Blizzard lost that department called the "unintended consequence department". I'll put money on it right now guilds will start selling runs.
    Yeah would be easy 'HC geared tank selling runs. Just use the global message thing to advertise to anyone who's added you - need 3 dps for HC 200g per spot'

    Tanks would quite literally be able to buy gold lol.
  1. Suikoden's Avatar
    Someone needs to make a poll on peoples opinions over this.
  1. Miggetmagic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hogomojojo View Post
    I don't understand why people are so upset that its a premium service. I mean, are you all really that hard up for cash? I'm really sick and tired of people freaking out over pocket change, im sure it will be like $3-$5 a month. Big whoop. I'm not by any means rich, but people act like a few bucks is like life or death. I've paid for 2 wow accounts for almost 7 years now in November, done about 15 server transfers, 6 or 7 faction changes, and 2-3 race changes. All in all thats about $3000 of my dollars in blizzards pocket, and I am happy with all their service.
    Glad you speak for everyone. Glad you also don't realize its a ploy to nickel and dime us.

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