---------- Post added 2012-12-26 at 04:58 PM ----------
The only fact in this thread is that there a bunch of wanna be smarties who think they could do something better. Spare us all the nonsense. At the end of the day your ideas along with mine or anybody elses is going to get nowhere. Don't like that you can't send heirlooms to another server and it means that much to you? Then don't play the game. I just solved the problem for you and it didn't take a single line of code.
Lots of people pay money to transfer with heirlooms to either use them or send them to the other faction on their desired server. It takes very little effort for them to make an account wide flag for the purchasing of heirloom items from a vendor but it will cost them lots of money from lost transfers.
Point being that wow players in general are some of the most spoiled, self-etitled, MEMEME individuals ever, so I can't really blame blizzard for just slapping the "tech issue" label on specific things.
Another example is server merger due to low populace.., there's no technical difficulty, but it's a lot of lost revenue to them, so naturally it's not going to happen.
In specific to allowing everything to be cross realm, I'd hate it also if that ever came to pass.., because it opens up to enormous exploitations of everything in the game, meaning they have to have some safe-guards in place first, and every one with half the iq of a ping pong ball can see this type of "feature" generating landslide complaints also.., because;
WoW players in general are extremely self-entitled spoiled little cunts with no sense of reality or others around them!
edit: I'm the 200th useless post in an otherwise useless thread! I win.