Tol Barad and Wintergrasp ConcernsWe unfortunately didn’t identify some of the issues with these PvP zones because these areas didn’t see much activity during the beta testing period. An early bug allowed players from multiple realms to participate in Tol Barad and Wintergrasp battles, or quest in these zones in between battles; however, this has been addressed and these zones should never be coalesced. We’ll consider offering full CRZ functionality for these zones in a future patch when we can solve some of the logistical issues coalescing initially brought about.Stranglethorn Fishing ExtravaganzaIn the case of the weekly Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, we also found that players from other realms were able to jump to a realm in a different time zone to get a head start on fishing, allowing them to win their home realm’s tournament as soon as it began. This isn’t fair for anyone and will require some new tech on our end to ensure the integrity of timed competitions. Unfortunately, this change will require a client-side patch, so we are disabling the fishing tournaments until we can deliver the fix for them in a future patch.Ignoring or Reporting a Player from Another RealmWe understand that players want to be able to ignore and report players from other realms, and we’re working to identify and correct any issues currently preventing this. We take harassment very seriously, and if another player is harassing you, you can submit a ticket so that we can investigate your report. Cross-Realm /who RequestsThis is something we’d like to do, and we’re looking into it.Realm “Hopping” by Changing Party LeadersWhile it might sound like fun to go exploring in other realms by changing party leaders, this was not intended, and allowed some players to take advantage of bosses such as the Darkmoon Rabbit and challenges such as the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. As such, we’ve made a fix that will stop groups from being able to do this.Chat, Achievement, Skill SpamWe’re aware of chat, achievements, skills, and World Defense announcements being spammed in cross-realm zones and are working on a solution for this. We agree: it’s annoying.Found Other Bugs? Every bit of assistance you can offer us in tracking down bugs and squashing them would be invaluable. After reading this, if you’re experiencing any issues with CRZ that pretty clearly seem unintended, please provide us as much detail as possible on the Bug Report forum. If you’re curious as to what entails a “good” bug report, please read this simple, yet effective guide.
Going to delete my content - eh Mods?OK, I'm obviously not welcome here.And just to add to that. Anything questioning King adamsm is dealt with summarily, while his troll posts all go without question.Cheers.
First of all, let me clarify a few things:1. I understand the intent and reasons behind CRZ. Many of them I agree with. It IS nice to see more players in formerly empty zones (I spent weeks in the old Auberdine totally alone, not a single other player there. That sucked.) It's nice to have more people with whom to interact.2. I enjoy PvP. It's fun and I do it. I do my share of ganking, do the bgs, raid cities, have battles out in the world - that's part of what the game is and you either learn to enjoy it and take part in it or you don't. 3. I understand completely that there will always be jerks in this game whose sole purpose and sole source of "fun" is to harass other players. Ignoring them is the best tactic and that's what I do. Having said all that:I am so very very sick and tired of ALWAYS having to stop gathering/questing in any and every zone because there are roving gangs of players (we're talking 5-10 or more here) who are doing nothing but jumping other single players. I'm not talking battles, or one-on-one, or even ganking. I'm talking 10 players suddenly zapping me, a single player, then camping my body AND the graveyard so that I can't rez. These are not players from my server. This happened to me the other day 5 times. One time it was over 15 players, all high level, who had camped a portal and were zapping everybody who came through. Even if you're level 90, getting hit by 10 players at once doesn't give you any chance to fight back. Okay, so that happens, so what. The "so what" is that it kept me from playing the game on any level for OVER AN HOUR. Yes, I "reported" them. I opened a ticket. I sat and waited. After an hour I just had to log out. This is not PvP. It's harassment. The players who do this are able to disappear before anything can be done. For some reason, apparently, this has become the sport of choice for many other players, because it's happening everywhere and it's getting worse. It's harassment because I'm paying money to be able to play this game and when I have to sit for OVER AN HOUR and not be able to play just because some other players are being mean (and stupid), my money and my time are being thrown away. This isn't fair. I'm not part of the "vocal minority" btw and by labeling people that way you are being exactly that. You are making a generalized blanket statement about something that can't be proved either way. And you are acting like YOU own the zone by saying "This is how *I* want it, so suck it up and quit whining." You don't know those people or their experience or circumstances. If WoW is supposed to be this, gangs of players who roam around looking not for PvP but lower level and/or single players to harass and prevent their playing, then why on earth add all these new things for "casual" and solo players to do? Why make things accessible to those types of players and then make it impossible for them to play? Again, I'm not talking ganking or world battles. I don't even mind being jumped by 5 or 6 players and ganked once or twice while I'm out in the world. But for over an hour, by the same group of players who are getting absolutely no game reward for it? That's mean and petty and Blizzard is the culprit here. There is no way to report this. There is no opening a ticket because there is nothing that a GM can do. The players are gone, my hour is gone, and my desire to play is gone. Again, it's in EVERY zone, all day long. My play is delayed, whatever I have/need to do is delayed or simply gone, my time is wasted. Everyone in my guild is experiencing the same thing and none of them are happy about it. This has nothing to do with low pop/high pop servers or questing or gathering depletion. It has nothing to do with "community". It has to do with harassment, plain and simple, and this is Blizzard's problem, not ours. It's been said over and over since the start of CRZ; apparently Blizzard chooses not to listen. They are ignoring what's being said, passing over the complaints, and choosing NOT to implement anything that might help. Instead the players that experience this are told that they're not saying what they're saying, they "don't understand" the concept, or that they are whiners and in the minority so just shut up about it. I thought it might die down a little after a week or so, but it hasn't. It's gotten so bad that there's literally nothing for me to do now but sit in a city. I can't do achievements or level professions or craft things. Queing for bgs and dungeons has become impossible, acquiring gear is impossible, my valuable playing time is wasted and why? Because the people who MIGHT be able to fix this are not listening? Or don't care? All I want is a little defense against the players who AREN'T PLAYING THE GAME BUT ONLY WANT TO KEEP OTHERS FROM PLAYING. I just spent a half hour waiting for the gang inhabiting the area I was in to leave. They didn't so I did. I went to another zone and found the same old thing: a gang of 5 - 6 players waiting for someone to harass. I can't always call on guildies to come help. Sometimes I can't pick and choose what time I log in to play, I only have a certain amount of time. The last few days I've almost not been able to play at all and certain zones are completely off limits. That's wasted money for me.I'm asking for help here, Blizzard, not whining. HELP! Please.
Odd that people say it's a "vocal minority" who dislike CRZ.I haven't met one player in the game who likes it. Some are neutral on it, the rest are very strongly negative.Is it true that people requested the ability to opt-out of CRZ, and were told the option would not be made available because "too many people would use it?"Here's a clue: if so many people would opt not to use CRZ, maybe this is something that is not enhancing the playing experience for a significant portion of your paying customers.Go ahead, claim it's just people whining. Even Blizzard admits it's broken. I hope they eventually get around to doing the right thing. It wasn't broken to begin with. CRZ broke it.
I guess we've been hanging out in different zones.
This idea was stupid and just a way for Blizz to cut cost. The reason for realm consept from the beginning, was if YOU only killed lowlevels they would have a chanse to give back. Now the games only point is kill all players that are lower level then youself ,mount and run when same level comming...Is this the new start Blizz talked about THE WAR No more fraction kuddle NOW we start killing all lowlevels. PVP realms with 98% from one fraction 2% that just not only have to fight the 98% but also fight cross realm...Blizz what you want is not the same as players want, sadly you loosing the battle, gladly you are so ignorant so you dont care....Yet