Regarding mail between different servers in a virtual realm.One workaround would be a solo person guild. Since you can have guild members from different servers you can use the guild bank to transfer. My guess is that they won't allow it. If they did their last argument against total inter-realm mailing goes up in smoke. The system to mail within a virtual realm would almost necessarily be the same as one to mail between servers whether linked or not.They never had arguments against mailing BOAs to your alts on different servers. They always said they wanted to do it, but didn´t have the tech.
Indeed. But my entire point is that this way, they don't have to say they're merging servers, just that some are being instanced into others. This is one of the big reasons they're doing it this way, no matter how much you don't like it.I'm making a very simple point. There's no 'conspiracy' here, nor am I just throwing out random ideas. This is a very basic thing that blizzard must consider when they do something like this. It's not JUST investors either. Look at how many videos are like ''omg wow is dying now, they lost more subs'' every time the new number is announced. Hell, I saw one vid where Dodger misread the stats and claimed they'd lost 7.7 million subs since the last report. This is damage control on a wide scale. People claiming doom and gloom are as bad for the image of Blizzard/WoW as things like this move are. They are handling it in a manner that is convenient for players, this is true. But you must understand that blizzard, like any company, must keep their investors happy. To point any of this out is no more 'tin foil conspiracy' than knowing that apple purposefully restrict the improvements to each new version of their iOS/iSeries in order to make the next iteration look better than it actually is. It's called hype. All companies do it. For an example closer to home, think of how positively 'virtual realms' are being received compared to if they'd just physically merge the servers.jesus, you'd think i'd claimed wow was shutting down in the next few months >_<They are not merging servers because this is a BETTER solution for players than merging servers. It has NOTHING to do with investors, it has everything to do with what happened to AOC and Warhammer. Most WOW players don´t follow other games, but trust me that everyone in the industry took notice to what happened when Warhammer did server mergers. Not because the dreaded ´merger´ word was used.. but the players who initially wanted mergers, left in force BECAUSE of the mergers. Because there were so many issues with guilds and names.WOW has lost 40% or so of its subscribers number, each quarter they announce subscribers numbers.. yet the stock price is much higher now than it was when WOW was at 12M subscribers. Trust me, investors ( like me) get to see every 3 months how many subscribers WOW has. It has almost no impact on investors because WOW still generates the same revenues and has an incredibly high profit margin. If anything, investors would be happy if they thought wow was hosting the same number of players on less servers. If Blizzard never released subscribers numbers, or if Blizzards revenues were shrinking, then I could almost buy your idea.This isn´t about investors, they are avoiding the term ´mergers´ because this is NOT mergers.. It is not going to come with all the issues that AOC and Warhammer had. I don´t know how anyone can look at the difference between mergers and connected servers and not see how connected servers are just a much better option for players.And it is a tin-foil consipiracy because their is an obvious reason why they are doing it ( avoid name and guild issues).. yet you seem to think they are somehow trying to manipulate investors. Which makes no sense since they already release subscriber numbers, they are not hiding anything.
Let's realm merge! Since CRZ was such a great idea (cringe)
whats the difference between this and just transferring people in low population servers onto one large server?I have played several MMOs and gone through this process. It does NOT work out how you think it will. You end up disconnected from your old realm and old community. You can't find anyone you knew before; most people are forced into a new name.This is VERY different to simply a realm merge. They've tried to make it as seamless as possible, and I'm actually excited about that (rather than dreading it, like I would be otherwise).
- More character slots- if you are merged with 1-2 other servers, that's another 11-22 character slots effectively available on your home server. That's a nice boost for altaholics, for people looking to roll the other faction who have maxed out their slots on their main faction, etc. i wonder how blizz will balance this .if blizz is really merging different amounts of servers then some players have the opportunity of 22 extra character-slotswhile others just have 11.which is a pretty heavy deficit in gameplay if you juxtapose it.and blizz always seemed rather reluctant to give just one additional slot.i mean how long have they stalled us with 10 slots until mop finally gave us the eleventh.maybe someone can go and troll LORE on twitter or something(i herd you like BURN TO ASHES, so we put some BURN to your ASHES, so now you can catwalk while you catwalk)here kitty kittyplay with this fine (read: long) threadit's in tasty need of clarifications NOMNOM
Easier fix, Blizzard;Make Realm Transfers free, instead of charging insanely high prices for it.Fact; It costs more money to move a SINGLE toon ($25) than it does to play the game for an entire MONTH ($15)!
im on azuremyst EU, horde is nearly dead there but alliance is thriving meaning it's not really a low population server, will such realms be apart of this cos horde really needs a boost there
This just stops some problems and brings on new ones. *sighs at the TLPD he still can never get*
VRealms, CRZ, And now this...Wanna put WoW on one big realm?
So, what about those of us that picked a particular realm because of its low population? CRZ's screwed that up. I see as many as a dozen realms all in Goldshire. I'm doing the Ironman Challenge and end up restarting quite often. Since the implementation of CRZs the competition for quest mobs is ridiculous. Especially in Westfall and Duskwood.In my opinion, there should be some realms left alone for those that prefer a quieter gaming experience or for those whose play style needs a less congested world (as Ironmen do) to complete their quests/exploration. Hopefully they will consider this angle of gameplay.
So does this mean that they will drop the cross realm zones since we are "merging" with others?Otherwise this is gonna make farming pets, ore and herbs is gonna be even worse in some zones :(
- More character slots- if you are merged with 1-2 other servers, that's another 11-22 character slots effectively available on your home server. That's a nice boost for altaholics, for people looking to roll the other faction who have maxed out their slots on their main faction, etc. i wonder how blizz will balance this .if blizz is really merging different amounts of servers then some players have the opportunity of 22 extra character-slotswhile others just have 11.which is a pretty heavy deficit in gameplay if you juxtapose it.and blizz always seemed rather reluctant to give just one additional slot.i mean how long have they stalled us with 10 slots until mop finally gave us the eleventh.maybe someone can go and troll LORE on twitter or something(i herd you like BURN TO ASHES, so we put some BURN to your ASHES, so now you can catwalk while you catwalk)here kitty kittyplay with this fine (read: long) threadit's in tasty need of clarifications NOMNOMNow this is an interesting consideration. People playing on low population servers now will basically be able to have more ´linked´ characters. In all probability, any server that has a queue now will probably not get linked (therefore the 11 characters is more firm).But I think as long as you are linked to one server, it really is fine. I will be happy to have 11 horde and 11 alliance.. another 11 slots is much less useful.
To all the people that constantly whine!troll about Blizz wanting money for things, ha, and ha again.They didn't have to do connected realms, they could have just waited you all out so that you got impatient, nerd raged, and paid for a transfer... as many of you will likely whine!troll that you already have.Personally, glad that this issue will be addressed, even if I am not (mainly) on one of the effected realms.<3 Blizz.
If you think WoW's failing your wrong. I wouldn't consider 2,000,000,000$ a year failure.
Just dumping a random, and certainly redundant opinion... but I think this will be great. But I wonder how the single-faction PvP-realms will feel, when suddenly there is an opposing number of players in world-PvP-relevant numbers, again. And reading some comments of people whining about first-CRZ-and-now-this... WoW is no single-player-game, even if it felt like one on some realms. It's still an MMO, it's supposed to be populated with real people, that's the whole point - people who take away your easy kills or to team up with.On a sidenote, I wish Blizzard would take away the dungeon-/raidfinder. With newly populated realms and flexible raids it will be much easier to find a group by being nice and sociable, instead of by the push of a button and the opportunity to be a &*!@ without consequences.
so we will have shared zones, however will only be able to interact with people from our realm? or will trading gold, items, etc. be implemented in with this new feature? because i personally think that just merging would be much easier. either way, my EU realm will most definitely benefit from this, however US Mal'Ganis, wouldn't make much difference.
VRealms, CRZ, And now this...Wanna put WoW on one big realm?This IS Virtual Realms, just renamed.
Can't get here soon enough, my realm has been on its last legs for a while now.
Easier fix, Blizzard;Make Realm Transfers free, instead of charging insanely high prices for it.Fact; It costs more money to move a SINGLE toon ($25) than it does to play the game for an entire MONTH ($15)!How would that help Low Pop Realms? More people would just migrate to higher pop realms.Cheers.
So does this mean that they will drop the cross realm zones since we are "merging" with others?Otherwise this is gonna make farming pets, ore and herbs is gonna be even worse in some zones :(Well since CRZ has had no adverse effect on gathering, I can't see their being any problem with connected realms.Blizzard upped the spawn rate for CRZ and if connected realms require it they can up or drop the spawn rates if needed.Gathering is the easiest it's been since I started in BC and I don't think it will change in the future unless Blizzard have a change in policy to make people work more for their living.