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Siege of Orgrimmar - Normal and Heroic Cross-Realm Raids Enabled
It appears EU might have to wait a little longer, but this is live in the US now. Events are already appearing on OpenRaid!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve recently implemented an often requested feature to enable cross-realm raiding for Siege of Orgrimmar. Cross-realm BattleTag™ and Real ID friends can now raid together and take the fight to Garrosh on Normal or Heroic difficulty. Players will be able to earn greater rewards such as Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf or the title of Conqueror/Liberator of Orgrimmar; both of which aren’t available to be earned within Flexible or Raid Finder difficulty.

This change is currently live.

This is a change very late into a tier, which leads me to believe that when WoD comes out this change won't be live and will still require guilds on the same server to tackle Mythic raiding.
Correct -- current-tier Mythic raiding in Warlords will still be limited to players from a single server. In the meantime, though, this change may help guilds that are trying to recruit and grow in preparation for Mythic raiding.

As for realm firsts, realm firsts are guild achievements; you need to be in a guild group, which is by definition 8/10 or 20/25 members coming from a single guild on a single server. You could theoretically have a couple of guests from a different server and still claim the realm first, but ultimately 80% of the group still has to be from the same guild.

With the Cross Realm Normal and Heroic raiding, is there any plans on allowing people to trade XRealm as well?!
Nope. Apologies if that torpedoes any hopes of selling Kor'kron Juggernauts to the entire continent.

As for loot and lockout questions above, nothing about this affects either of those. Loot is not personal in Normal/Heroic; the exact loot setting depends on the raid leader, as always. As for lockouts, Normal lockouts will continue to prevent you from entering a raid in which a boss is alive that you've already killed during a given week. Heroic still uses fixed lockouts, and once you're saved to one Heroic ID, you cannot zone into any different Heroic ID that week.

Are the Cutting Edge achievements for Heroic Garrosh still obtainable with this change?
The "Ahead of the Curve" achievements are still obtainable with this change, which is what awards the Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Siege of Orgrimmar - Normal and Heroic Cross-realm Raids Enabled started by chaud View original post
Comments 120 Comments
  1. Thyranne's Avatar
    Nice change. I've waited so long for this.
  1. Ampere's Avatar
    Well then. That means I could re-sub and not need to realm transfer to join a new heroic raid group. Tempting.

    I was not expecting them to do this until very close to or after 6.0.
  1. Free's Avatar
    Wow, it's about time.
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    Heroic too? Megaton. Heroic SoO selling is gonna get crazy
  1. Puri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Free View Post
    Wow, it's about time.
    Well, actually too late for our raid group.
  1. Phantasm's Avatar
    Didn't they just say a few days ago though that they weren't able to do it until 6.0?
  1. PuppetShowJustice's Avatar
    in before Xrealm groups start selling the scorpion.
  1. LookingGlass's Avatar
    Creature comforts. WoD continues to get further away.
  1. Hatebox's Avatar
    Holy sheep batman
  1. XrCiZeR's Avatar
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

    GJ Blizz, finally
  1. JerseyGuy's Avatar
    Boo, shoulda waited till 6.0
  1. Vinyard's Avatar
    much fun much wow such amaze
  1. tauntor's Avatar
    Hell yes this is great
  1. Manataurus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrExcelion View Post
    Heroic too? Megaton. Heroic SoO selling is gonna get crazy
    How is that gonna work, unless you want to stockpile gold on other servers? You still can't trade items and such.
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetShowJustice View Post
    in before Xrealm groups start selling the scorpion.
    Can't trade gold easily.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGuy View Post
    Boo, shoulda waited till 6.0
    Why should it have waited until 6.0?
  1. Harant's Avatar
    EU tomorrow?
  1. tauntor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetShowJustice View Post
    in before Xrealm groups start selling the scorpion.
    They said they couldnt enable Normal without enabling heroic. I guess they decided to do it!
  1. earthan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrExcelion View Post
    Heroic too? Megaton. Heroic SoO selling is gonna get crazy
    What? You can't trade gold cross realm, your statement makes no sense.
  1. Free's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manataurus View Post
    How is that gonna work, unless you want to stockpile gold on other servers? You still can't trade items and such.
    A lot of people are selling for $$$

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