hey guys (this is repost from my official forums post, but i thought id post here too to see what the mmo-champ community thought)
the recent developments of cross realm zones and cross realm raiding, and the introduction of realid/battletags got me thinking -
why do we have the game divided into regions? eu, kr, us etc
I realise connection issues, ping and lag, time differences, and the language barrier may get in the way, but arent the oceanic servers based in the usa? those are pretty far away and are still playable.
Wouldn't it be great if we could group up, raid finder, do some old school raids, and play with everyone no matter where they are? a true "world" of warcraft.
will it be possible for blizzard to stick together the different regions at some point in the future?
I think its in the direction we are going, but I dont know how far away it is.