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.
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  1. darkwarrior42's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    Then dont buy it. you will live without it and play the same game everyone else is. Its like spending 20k on a car with basic package and calling the dealership greedy when they offer you premium sound system and leather seats at additional price. This is business all you little QQers need to grow up and learn how the real world works.
    They're charging people for the ability to play with their friends.

    Funny thing about the real world? It works that way so long as people let it. I guarantee you if people stopped playing WoW because of this, it wouldn't happen. Calling people whiners or QQers because they have been asking for the ability to play with realID friends on other realms, only to have it be a premium service, only makes you look like a greedy arrogant prick. The whole point of the realID service was to stay connected with people across factions/servers/games/whatever. If they're now making the benefits of that service only available for an extra premium.... that's a sign of the direction the company is headed, and should be taken accordingly.

    Business is about making money and keeping your customers satisfied. Companies that forget the latter lose the former as well.
  1. Salculd's Avatar
    Christ, you people will complain about anything.
  1. Zulbas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Many View Post
    Faction change.... ok no problem with it. Ppl wil jump here and there every week.
    Character transfer... ok no problem with it. Ppl wil jump here and there every week.
    Character recustom... this is discuss able.
    There's no reason to charge anything for these things, since the process is completely automated and they have probably gained money from developing these things before they even thought of them. I know we can't expect a company to give these things for free, but for a simple faction change and realm transfer to play with friends, 45 euros is way too much. Drastically lowering the price, few months cooldown period and I'd be fine with it. Hell, I would be fine if they charged you a bit more to do these things during the cooldown period.

    But that's just too much in my eyes. You can get a new game for that.
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    Even if they impent this like maybe 0.00001% wow population will use it. In other words they are losing money and time in this.
  1. Oell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jinreeko View Post
    only a matter of time before horde and alliance can lfd together
    if the price is right
  1. Selxxa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Salculd View Post
    Christ, you people will complain about anything.
    If people didn't ever complain, the world would be a bad place. Tyranny needs to be adressed.
  1. Blackdecker's Avatar
    Premium ? are you kidding me ?

    f2p = you can make a fuckin premium
    p2p = you cant make a fuckin premium.
  1. Viziouz's Avatar
    All you people are cheapskates. It's insane. We're talking about like 3-5 dollars. Hahahah! I laugh in the face of 3-5 dollars.
  1. Train Heartnet's Avatar
    Hilarious. Why doesn't everyone complaining in this thread about paying for something, stop being so cheap. Remember Blizzard is a business too, not your local YMCA, giving out free swimming lessons.
  1. MannerMan's Avatar
    I though we allready payed them for patches and new features?
  1. Volsung's Avatar
    At first I was like (>^_^(>O_o)> .... then I was like >:-(
  1. Peepjynx's Avatar
    Oh and a reply of the quote from the blizzard ceo or rep in 2008 that said they won't nickle and dime players because they don't want the feeling of betrayal .... I'll just remind you that this game is run by activision now and is being systematically destroyed by this greedy corporation.... and as much as I like to believe that the founders fundamentals hold true today as they did in 2008 (a whopping 3 years) I'm sad to say that it is not... and it's things like this that get corporations plastered on consumerist.com... like I'm about to do right now.
  1. Scratches's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranor View Post
    We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

    Blizzard also hasn't stated whether or not it will be a subscription or a one time payment, so not sure where people are getting the subscription idea.
    Actually they did, right there in that release.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    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, [...]
    Premium-based = premium services; the same space that their Mobile AH/Guild Chat features occupy. They used the same language when they started talking about the mobile guild chat... that it'd be premium-based.
  1. Selxxa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Viziouz View Post
    All you people are cheapskates. It's insane. We're talking about like 3-5 dollars. Hahahah! I laugh in the face of 3-5 dollars.
    It's not the price, it's the principle of the thing. Also your avatar doesn't lend yourself well to being taken seriously.
  1. huldu's Avatar
    Haha! Premium, priceless, even for your Blizzard. Why not just go all the way and turn WoW into a f2p? I bet you'd make even more $$$ than running a subscription based game. You'd kill lotro/EQ2 with one stone. Anyway just finding a "friend" on another server through a dungeon is close to impossible. Then i guess the whole point with this system is to let players group *regardless* of server/battlegroup. Which would be a huge step forward. I think they need to ditch the whole "battlegroup" aspect of the game entirely.

    While we're at it Blizzard. Let us random for raids and get insane rewards for doing the "impossible". Why stop the players from at least trying to do it? It's their time and virtual currency. Of course you might not like it because there is a possibility that it could work ie making raids more popular amongst casuals? Yeah, that would be a bad thing considering that they would see how shallow the "end-game" really is... But beside that point - go for that. Might actually bring some "fun" and "challenge" to the game which it is lacking badly.
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    Blizzard wants us to pay extra for in-game features, fine. Make the crap subscription version that we have now free then. Because the way I see it I'm already paying them money for these kind of stuff.
  1. Focault's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    Even if they impent this like maybe 0.00001% wow population will use it. In other words they are losing money and time in this.
    I'm fairly sure Blizzard's bean counters disagree with you or else they wouldn't be moving forward with it.
  1. Tauror's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyoa View Post
    Tell me why in the world are they wasting their time on "a new optional feature" and not on real content that we pay for? I don' pay 13€/month to get this "optional premium shit" in game
    More demagogy, really? I can accept people attacking the "premium" part of the feature, but using to attack something else is nothing but pure demagogy that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
  1. Goregazm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by redmund View Post
    Can't say I'm impressed with this being a paid service. Hopefully they backtrack on that.
    I despise your greed, ActiBlizz.. Some human sheep are tired of being fleeced..
  1. Ranor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratches View Post
    Actually they did, right there in that release.



    Premium-based = premium services; the same space that their Mobile AH/Guild Chat features occupy. They used the same language when they started talking about the mobile guild chat... that it'd be premium-based.
    Character Transfers \ Name Changes \ Faction Changes are considered premium services. They aren't subscription based. :P

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