" a Connected Realm is a set of two or more standard realms that have been permanently and seamless “linked.” These linked realms will behave as if they were one cohesive realm,"
"there should be no limitations. We want the experience to be seamless, and we expect it work as if you’re suddenly part of a much more active realm."
Do they really need to give an itemized list?
Not forgetting the god awful fail that is CRZ will still be present even after this feature is introduced, the so called blog post didn't really tell us anything that we didn't know already and was nothing more than a load of PR double talk and bullshit. Soon it'll be welcome to ( insert capital city faction ) lagfest and 10fps -.-
If anyone is even thinking it's only going to be 2 realms linked, think again. Assume it'll be 5 realms plus >.<
Think possible cost cutting measures so they don't have to pay for running all those servers
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most epic thing in wow from ever
From the posts today it seems like it won't be going live with 5.4. I'm REALLY disappointed by that.
IMO Next expansion should allow for three professions for each character. That'd make things easier, for example, have a toon with herbalism, inscription, and alchemy. And another with mining, blacksmithing, and jewelcrafting. Has nothing to do with virtual realms, I know. But I think it's a good idea.
What I gather from this:
Its basically a server mergers however due to people reserving names they can't just merge server because that might upset someone if they need to rename their char.
This does bring up the questions about the 10 char max per server. Can I simply make chars on a server that we are a VR with? It would feel like I have more than the limit. Which brings up BoA's as well. Can they finally make those actually account bound if its a VR??
so whats the difference between virtual realms, connected realms, and cross realms @.@
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READ and be less Ignorant.
Yay!! Orgrimmar. Now with 200% more "/2 Crappy Rated Priest LF God Comp for 2s" spam.......
Seriously, If they go through with this, they REALLY need to think about an overhaul of their chat systems. Org is bad enough most days with the sheer amount of stuff flying around in /2. Adding 3 or 4 more realms into it is going to make it impossible to get any useful signal out of that noise.
Currently CRZ is limited to Cata and back. Connected realms should be Panda land. Currently you can't raid ToT with CRZ\RealID. You will be able to with connectd Realms.
I'd like to see where Ghostcrawler said "everyone will love it" Because he explicitly said some people would be "WOW", others would be "meh". As usual, the community goes nuts with something he says generically and when a section of the playerbase doesn't get what they were hoping for, it was a failed Promise!
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That plainly says they don't know When it will go live, but expect it to go live in 5.4. So there is still a strong possibility it won't make it in 5.4. It certainly won't be in apon launch. Like I said, they never give details until they are absolutely certain of when its going live.At this point in time, they know that it will, but they don't know when. When they know when it will be live, we will have All of the details finally. Such as which realms, mail concerns, and other issues.Q. When will Connected Realms be available?
A. We haven’t yet determined when we’ll be creating the first Connected Realms, but we expect it will be some time after the launch of Patch 5.4.
On a typical night, we have between 30-80 level 90s logged in.
By ALL MEANS merge us with 5 other realms. Hell, don't stop there- merge us with like 20 realms like that.
Servers haven't been physically distinct things forever. Ursin is just Pandaria, Stormwind, and Org, and that's it. Cost cutting. Jesus The Christ man, we are FUCKED right now. We need this so bad.Think possible cost cutting measures so they don't have to pay for running all those servers
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Virtual realm IS connected realm.
Cross Realm is the thing where many things are dynamically linked, but not economically, only in underpopulated areas.
Ex: Right now, an Ursinite can wander out of Stormwind and be surrounded by Sargeras players, as well as players from nearly a dozen other realms (some of them monohorde, so you might not see them dueling outside of SW). This is an example of cross realm. It will not go away and probably not be changed at all.
But, back in Stormwind, there's no one around. If you aren't raiding with Bloodbath and Beyond, you aren't raiding at all- and we have been spamming for people for months now. Finding heroic raiders on a server with a few dozen accounts is absurd. When realms are connected, suddenly a lot of the Ursins will be merged permanently as if to be a larger servers. All the Ursins combined don't make up one Sargeras, so they'll probably have to merge some middle pop realms as well, depending. Note that we will probably never be connected to Sargeras- it's too big. But we'll still CRZ with them.
A lot of what people are calling "fact" is in fact speculation. People are reading between the lines and it may not be specifically what Blizzard is doing.
For example, how do we know they aren't putting an Instance portal into SW or Org which will take us to an identical world with connected realms? Why is it definite fact that it's always on? We don't know these things. Today's blog post was too ambiguous for people to deduce definite facts out of it, besides they still have it planned - it might not even be in 5.4
It's been deduced that they haven't said anything about mail. It's assumed that mail will be included, but we don't know that. What if we get a limitation that we can mail people on connected realms, but we can't mail our own toons?
"This is my story,
It'll go the way I want,
Or I'll end it here!" - Tidus (FFX)
"These linked realms will behave as if they were one cohesive realm, meaning you’ll be able to join the same guilds and Arena teams, access a single Auction House, run the same Raids and Dungeons, and join other adventurers to complete quests."
That's all that's really needed. No, we won't be porting between different realms, because that's not "behaving as one cohesive realm".
Stop reaching so fucking hard for things to complain about.