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    Do you think they gave up on virtual realms for 5.4?

    It's been a very long time since virtual realms was announced. Since the announcement we have gotten no new information. They say they will give us tons in a blog post coming up. I've been waiting (since something on mmo-champ mentioned possible cross realm heirlooms) for more information, yet its still not here. Im not expert, but I don't think it would take all that long to quickly type of 5-6 paragraphs of what the heck is this information. Im starting to think they took on one to many big projects for 5.4 and maybe virtual realms fell behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    It's been a very long time since virtual realms was announced. Since the announcement we have gotten no new information. They say they will give us tons in a blog post coming up. I've been waiting (since something on mmo-champ mentioned possible cross realm heirlooms) for more information, yet its still not here. Im not expert, but I don't think it would take all that long to quickly type of 5-6 paragraphs of what the heck is this information. Im starting to think they took on one to many big projects for 5.4 and maybe virtual realms fell behind.
    I hope not, they need it now more than ever it's one of the main things that will get me to re-sub to the game.
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    Last time they mentioned about Virtual Realms was 3 weeks ago. That does not warrant theories that it's canceled.

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    It's been the PTR for a bit now. Looks like it's a lock for 5.4

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    Yeah the lack of info is kind of odd. And I totally forgot about V-Realms when I put together my estimation of when 5.4 would drop. Since I doubt they're testing it on PTR that's just another thing they will have to test and test along with the 4 raid difficulties for SoO and all the Timeless Isle stuff. Heck... maybe they will push V-Realm back and that's what will cause the 5.5 patch. It's definitely one of those major things they have to get ironed out and I don't think they could just stick it in with a new xpac as launch day material.

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    yeah I really hope they haven't either but the fact they haven't made any announcements about what realms wil be linked, what limitations there will be... will you be able to mail to other virtual realms? things like that. the game really needs this though

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    If you think they'll give up on further forcing CRZ down our throats, you'd be mistaken. Given a certain Mod's locked all talk on it, I suspect someone wants it still and it will probably be rammed through heedless of outcome.

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    Virtual realms have been in testing on the ptr since day 1. Thats what caused the few days of instability and phasing in and out npcs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorhn View Post
    If you think they'll give up on further forcing CRZ down our throats, you'd be mistaken. Given a certain Mod's locked all talk on it, I suspect someone wants it still and it will probably be rammed through heedless of outcome.
    Explain to me how virtual realms is a bad thing. While you are at it explain how xrealm zones are even a bad thing. You are mad because you cant abuse low pop servers anymore. Get over it.
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    I'm sure they'll talk about it as the patch gets closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero View Post
    It's been the PTR for a bit now. Looks like it's a lock for 5.4
    Are you sire that's Virtual realms and not Cross realm zones you are seeing? Can you mail items across virtual realm borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    Last time they mentioned about Virtual Realms was 3 weeks ago. That does not warrant theories that it's canceled.
    Look at it this way. Timeless isle has been know about for a much shorter period of time, but we already know more about it then virtual realms. The only thing we know about virtual realms so far is that it merges a group of servers together. Then everything on those servers is shared. I just think they are possibly holding out until they know if its going in or not for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorhn View Post
    If you think they'll give up on further forcing CRZ down our throats, you'd be mistaken. Given a certain Mod's locked all talk on it, I suspect someone wants it still and it will probably be rammed through heedless of outcome.
    Except virtual realms removes a lot of what made CRZ suck by unifying economies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Look at it this way. Timeless isle has been know about for a much shorter period of time, but we already know more about it then virtual realms. The only thing we know about virtual realms so far is that it merges a group of servers together. Then everything on those servers is shared. I just think they are possibly holding out until they know if its going in or not for sure.
    And Virtual Realm has been on the PTR a lot longer than the Timeless Isle. Stop jumping to conclusions over nothing.

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    I realize that it has been on the PTR for some time now, but they have not talked about it.

    As in:

    1) What realms will be affected
    2) What it affects -- can we trade items and gold across realms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    And Virtual Realm has been on the PTR a lot longer than the Timeless Isle. Stop jumping to conclusions over nothing.
    Im not "jumping to conclusions". I am wandering. Jumping to conclusions would be me saying "guyz! its for sure cancled!". The point remains the same. Timeless isle has been out for a shorter time period then virtual realms, but we still know next to nothing about how it will work on the live realms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Im not "jumping to conclusions". I am wandering. Jumping to conclusions would be me saying "guyz! its for sure cancled!". The point remains the same. Timeless isle has been out for a shorter time period then virtual realms, but we still know next to nothing about how it will work on the live realms.
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    Virtual Realms are sets of realms that are fused together, and will behave exactly as if they were one cohesive realm. Players on the same Virtual Realm will be able to join guilds, access a single Auction House, join arena teams and raids, as well run dungeons or group up to complete quests.
    Players belonging to the same Virtual Realm will have a (#) symbol next to their name."
    What else is there to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Im not "jumping to conclusions". I am wandering. Jumping to conclusions would be me saying "guyz! its for sure cancled!". The point remains the same. Timeless isle has been out for a shorter time period then virtual realms, but we still know next to nothing about how it will work on the live realms.
    Everything we can see it's moving forward as planned. They'll give you a blog post a couple weeks before the patch so that the information they're giving out doesn't change resulting in QQ about how it should have been what they said the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    "
    Virtual Realms are sets of realms that are fused together, and will behave exactly as if they were one cohesive realm. Players on the same Virtual Realm will be able to join guilds, access a single Auction House, join arena teams and raids, as well run dungeons or group up to complete quests.
    Players belonging to the same Virtual Realm will have a (#) symbol next to their name."
    What else is there to say?
    Can you trade gold or Items?
    Can you mail between other characters who are in the same group?
    Which realms will be chosen for the grouping?
    How do they plan to ensure it doesn't end up as a lag fest?
    How will virtual realms effect each zone? Will it just over ride CRZ?
    Will they be looking at horde / alliance ratios?
    Will the combine PvE realms with PvP realms? If so will they still be flagged for PvP or not?

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    I hope they're still doing it. I was relying on that a little bit for somethings I was planning on doing in 5.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Are you sire that's Virtual realms and not Cross realm zones you are seeing? Can you mail items across virtual realm borders?
    It's VR; I'm seeing people from different realms in Shrine and Org, which are not CRZ areas.

    I haven't tried sending things across realms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Can you trade gold or Items?
    Can you mail between other characters who are in the same group?
    Which realms will be chosen for the grouping?
    How do they plan to ensure it doesn't end up as a lag fest?
    How will virtual realms effect each zone? Will it just over ride CRZ?
    Will they be looking at horde / alliance ratios?
    Will the combine PvE realms with PvP realms? If so will they still be flagged for PvP or not?

    Yes you can trade. Mailing is an interesting question because we're not sure how duplicate names are to be dealt with.
    CRZ will still be in effect, it's designed to help populate underpopulated zones. Doesn't matter how many people are on your realm.
    Number of realms for the grouping will depend on populations of said realms.
    PVE and PVP will remain independent.
    Horde and Alliance ratios will be looked at and, if at all possible, balanced. These last two will go into deciding which realms get grouped with which.

    If you want to know about upcoming features the best way to find out is to head over to the PTR. You'll usually be able to answer all of these things for yourself, at least to a degree, if you get on there and play around.
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