You cant do current raid tiers crossrealm, but you can do all the other things crossrealm
Not without clever exploits like ppl did to get into Terrace in the last tier. They have fixed a few of them and if you get caught doing the others they start locking accounts.
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yes when patch 5.4 hits
T12 Shannox Normal: 65516
T13 Morchok Normal: 62648
T14 Stone Guards Normal: 44941
T15 Jin'rokh: 23819 (so far)
And even basing it off the last boss of each tier (normal)
T12 Ragnaros Normal: 46581
T13 Madness of Deathwing Normal: 52913
T14 Sha of Fear Normal: 21641
T15 Lei Shen Normal: 4784 (so far)
It is pretty easy to spot the trend, numbers have been going down since T12 at the very least.
1) realm Transfers = $
2) Encourage guilds
3) Prevent sale of raid clears for non-ingame currency
It's also the issue of why bother joining a raiding guild if you can just cross-realm group with a guild? I personally don't mind it, as you can LFR with your friends if they're on other servers, and the prior tier can still serve as a training grounds for guilds looking for recruits. I guess it would only really suck at the start of an expansion.
Didn't it go cross-realm with the 5.3 patch?