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. Hyve's Avatar
    This sort of thing should, and really must be included with the monthly fee.

    Blizzard have expanded their game a lot since the early days, and yet the month fee remains the same. I think a lot of people forget that fact. The main issue I have here though, is that Blizzard is going to charge you, to play with friends. Surely that is something which should've been involved with RealID from the start, and for free.

    I can understand they need to cover the costs of this project, and Blizzard must have many money-sinks in their company, but I just don't see this as such a difficult feature, that it'll require a premium service to buy.
  1. Wilian's Avatar
    It's good to see that Blizzard doesn't have to explain these things themselves anymore. The playerbase is more than willing to do so while forking out the money.
  1. Maklor'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.
    Ehh no that wasn't why, also those "clicks" are called guilds.

    The reason LFD was made was to make it easier to form groups without monitoring the LFG channel that no one used, they should just have let the LFD be server only and it would have been a good ting.. instead it ended up pretty much ruining the game.
  1. Ranor's Avatar
    People saying that people will use this to sell runs forget the whole "You can't trade items\gold with people from other servers." thing.
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    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
    If I was going to stick it out and support Blizzard in this screwed up pay + microtransactions for play feature, you can bet to hell that I'd be charging people cash money to my paypal account to tank for them.
  1. Puremallace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by A J Rimmer View Post
    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.
    It is going to backfire trust me without a doubt. Kiss your server economies goodbye. If I was a RMT seller this would be a gold mine. Only way to make this work without horribly back firing is to make it so you can not trade in instances?

    I have no played WoW in awhile, but I am sure you can still do that right? Some people are about make some serious cash if this goes live.
  1. dnova03's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thornar View Post
    This sort of thing should, and really must be included with the monthly fee.

    Blizzard have expanded their game a lot since the early days, and yet the month fee remains the same. I think a lot of people forget that fact. The main issue I have here though, is that Blizzard is going to charge you, to play with friends. Surely that is something which should've been involved with RealID from the start, and for free.

    I can understand they need to cover the costs of this project, and Blizzard must have many money-sinks in their company, but I just don't see this as such a difficult feature, that it'll require a premium service to buy.
    Agree. I see NO REASON for this to cost anything. If they want to recoup cost to develop this- make a mount or a pet or something, I am sure a lot of people will pay for another re-skin. Problem solved about their "implementation" costs.
  1. Puremallace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dnova03 View Post
    Agree. I see NO REASON for this to cost anything. If they want to recoup cost to develop this- make a mount or a pet or something, I am sure a lot of people will pay for another re-skin. Problem solved about their "implementation" costs.
    Here is what I find scary. Is this what it will take for Blizzard to stay competitive? Services that other game have for free are now "premium"? dye you armor..sure just get premium....record youtube videos..sure just go premium
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranor View Post
    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.
    I don't know about you but I've been paying $15 a month to have full unlimited access to a game I used to love so I could play it on my terms, when I wanted to, with people I wanted to and not have smucks like you willing to shell out an extra $3 a month everytime they released a new dual spec feature, or a new premium raid. Your $15 a month is supposed to cover all additional content and game features for the duration of the expansion. Making this a pay service when this is base gameplay in all modern games is a joke, and you're a fool for supporting this kind of bourgeoisie capitalism.

    They're going to backpedal on this or it will be disastrous for them.
  1. hogomojojo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Miggetmagic View Post
    Glad you speak for everyone. Glad you also don't realize its a ploy to nickel and dime us.
    And who cares? I have no need for nickles and dimes. People need to quit being penny pinchers. And if you think the premium service is stupid, dont pay for it! Problem solved. Playing with friends on another server has NEVER been an option in WoW. How can you possibly demand its free?

    P.S. Blizz is a great company, but you have to remember its Activision-blizzard
  1. Ranor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeleena View Post
    I don't know about you but I've been paying $15 a month to have full unlimited access to a game I used to love so I could play it on my terms, when I wanted to, with people I wanted to and not have smucks like you willing to shell out an extra $3 a month everytime they released a new dual spec feature, or a new premium raid. Your $15 a month is supposed to cover all additional content and game features for the duration of the expansion. Making this a pay service when this is base gameplay in all modern games is a joke, and you're a fool for supporting this kind of bourgeoisie capitalism.

    They're going to backpedal on this or it will be disastrous for them.
    So, you're paying $15 for unlimited server transfers \ faction changes too?
  1. Miggetmagic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hogomojojo View Post
    And who cares? I have no need for nickles and dimes. People need to quit being penny pinchers. And if you think the premium service is stupid, dont pay for it! Problem solved. Playing with friends on another server has NEVER been an option in WoW. How can you possibly demand its free?

    P.S. Blizz is a great company, but you have to remember its Activision-blizzard
    So much stupidity in this post, congrats you made my brain hurt.

    First off, whats wrong with penny pinching? Oh no, I cant save MY money because you think I shouldn't!!!!
    Secondly, you could ALWAYS, ALWAYS play with friends on another server, just not in a way as convenient.
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranor View Post
    So, you're paying $15 for unlimited server transfers \ faction changes too?
    I've paid for server transfers 3 times in the last 6 years of gameplay and I can tell you unequivocally that 2 of those transfers were a complete waste of my time and money and one of them was to transfer a character back to it's original server. Ever since the last realm transfer I've always leveled new characters from scratch because it always left me the option of going back. So yes, for all intensive purposes I have been paying $!5 a month for unlimited server transfers and faction changes.

    Those services do not alter gameplay. This services does and why it's against everything Blizzard used to stand for before Vivendi bought them out and merged them with Activision. This is not the game I invested my time and money in and I and many other players are done with this game if this goes live. They won't make a dime off this service, I promise you. It'll be more red ink for them and more pay features for you.
  1. dnova03's Avatar
    Penny pincher eh? Do you realize that if it is extra 15$ per month that would equal out to 180$ per year on top of the 180$ per year already which would be 360$?

    But I do not have mom paying for me so I guess thats different.
  1. Yollidan's Avatar
    Guess they need even more cash to pump out of WoW to Titan...
  1. A J Rimmer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeleena View Post
    If I was going to stick it out and support Blizzard in this screwed up pay + microtransactions for play feature, you can bet to hell that I'd be charging people cash money to my paypal account to tank for them.
    Even better lol. Your subs would be paid in no time. Whilst you're probably not going to get rich of it, people would probably pay a small fee to you to skip the queues.

    Now that is a premium service XD

    Now someone just needs to set up a rent-a-group website where people can advertise services and leave ratings lol.

    $3 for HC geared tank or buy our special deluxe service - 4 HC geared players to steamroller the instance with you in 20 minutes and all the loot you can carry for only $10!

    Kids you no longer need your paper round
  1. hogomojojo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dnova03 View Post
    Penny pincher eh? Do you realize that if it is extra 15$ per month that would equal out to 180$ per year on top of the 180$ per year already which would be 360$?

    But I do not have mom paying for me so I guess thats different.
    yeah I realize that, and thats hardly any money. I hope hoarding your money helps you achieve happiness. Also, my mother does not pay for anything of mine, in fact I am much more financially stable than her.
  1. Zdrasti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hogomojojo View Post
    yeah I realize that, and thats hardly any money. I hope hoarding your money helps you achieve happiness. Also, my mother does not pay for anything of mine, in fact I am much more financially stable than her.
    If a company charges you more for something and you willingly pay it, that doesn't somehow make you better than people who complain about it. If anything, it makes you a chump =-p
  1. Hugglebug's Avatar
    Ranor is team leader of the Blizzard Defence Force, right?
  1. hogomojojo's Avatar
    Oh well, you guys have fun doing what you're doing. I am going to go happily play WoW. But just think about what you're complaining about. You are complaining that a business is creating a product, placing it on the market, and charging you for it? How absurd! How dare a business make you pay for their products and services.

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