There are plenty of ways to implement this some of which have been listed in this thread already they could even just do it the same way mounts and pets work or hell just mail all the heirlooms you bought to each new character you make like they have done with other collectors items before even if it would be a bit messy.
The more likely reason is that they don't want to put the time and money into designing something that would not only not make them any money but would actually lose them profits from all of the server/faction transfers that people end up doing because they can't be asked to level new characters without these heirlooms.
I would think that if it was really that easy, it would have been done by now. Since it isn't, I'd assume that Blizz wants to create a means for people to access BoAs they've unlocked without making it a pain on them or us.
It really isn't that hard to build up useless JP to buy new sets of BoA... I've done it a few times.
THe moment you received your store bought items in your mailbox on all toons, was the moment Blizzard ran out of excuses as far as I'm concerned.
"Legacy servers are looking less like something that could be interesting to try and more like a highly successful quarantine."
Now to replay to Vesseblah?... well seeing as you're not going to employ me, I don't see a reason to give you qualifications, but I like how you jump to conclusions
Suffice it to say your reply betrays you for exactly the kind of developer you accuse me of being, small-time, duct-tape over patch over duct-tape projects that you fear of touching lest they fall over like jenga bricks.
(I do know of those, I worked on some in my junior developer days)
Science becomes magic when sufficiently advanced, I guess technology is just a big mystery to you, a butterfly flaps its wings in Tokyo and heirloom transfers break at Blizz HQ.
(btw if you bother to look a bit back in my post history - don't recommend it as it's not very fanboy-friendly and you're liable to get even more hot and bothered,
you'll see I described the virtual realm implementation down to a 't' before it was announced so maybe I do have a bit more of a clue than you )
They need as much time wasters as possible, as they cant provide fun and engaging environment. You want to try new class? Grind weeks for the heirlooms, so you can grind for weeks to level it, then grind for weeks to gear it to encounter a patch which will bench it or make it unplayable in PvP. And you pay and pay.
Vote with your wallet!
My wife came to me and asked: "What have you done to the poor cat? She is half dead..."
I don't know much about private servers...but are there those that run dozens of individual servers that have a working example of this? If not...its really not the same thing =P
more ot... I think when virtual realms roll out, we will see cross realm heirlooms. that's purely speculation though.
But I don't think ANY of them are "trivial" like you said and I don't think blizzard want to implement them.
You 100% have zero knowledge of blizzards infrastructure, so go and fold up your tin foil hat and enjoy yourself
Here is hoping the infrastructure changes the come in 5.4 will solve this problem as well and at least we can burn some tin foil hats.
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In 5.4 at least we can have more than 11 toons per "server".
:| All of you dumbfounded people complaining over nothing. They're working on it, possibly for 5.4.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
- ERR_MAIL_CANT_SEND_REALM - You can't send mail to that realm.
- ERR_REALM_NOT_FOUND - Cannot find that realm.
- INTERACTIVE_REALM_TOOLTIP - Interactive Realm (#)\nGroup, Whisper, Mail, Trade, Guild, Arena
- INTERACTIVE_SERVER_LABEL - (#)
Source: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...TR-Build-17056 (scroll down to the New Strings section)
Get your panties out of a bunch, kthx.
The second actually requires the item to exist at the source, which simply mailing you a mount or store purchase does not.
Perhaps blizzard are actually right and it is the players that are full of bs and do not understand what is actually involved.
The "strings" found actually show nothing in the way of a solution or fix, only proving that the issue remains.
Virtual Realms are in effect just larger realms, hence the naming by a prefix should names clash.
That is why trading, and I would assume mail would work within those constraints because there being a single realm where all can be found.
Those strings show that there are still realms you cannot mail to.
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Like the guy/gal said earlier, when they put in the mounts/pet tab they had the tech for it. get pet cheap on one server, login to other server, put in cage, sell it on auction there
they couldve done the same thing with heirlooms but the people who wasted money on server transfers for years just to move money/heirlooms to a new realm would throw a fit at them
having to mail BOA items to yourself was always stupid and GC agrees. an option "put in cage" from pet tab but in a heirlooms interface could accomplish this