will use it as world chat for m+/pug raids with alts like back then LUL with guys at same skill level so we want waste time carrying some plebs/leechers.
It seems to be more of an extension of the guild system than a way to "replace Discord". It will allow people to organize groups from other guilds(or no guilds) for shared activities. You often times can't get people to leave their guild for various reasons, yet they still do things with you. This way you can have a common space and more tools to actually organize these activities with a larger group. As far as "competing" with Discord, I don't even think that's their intention. They have voice in the game already(albeit not great), this is just integrating the 2 features together. I'm pretty sure they expect people to continue using Discord(and other apps). This is just another option. This system, like anything else, is going to come down to execution and it has a lot of potential if they get it right.
Cool, they caught up to TES:O. :>
Does this mean that i can be in touch with my guild even if i just play opposite faction?
I don't understand why people compare this to Discord. As far as I am concerned this is a feature meant to provide guild like structures that are cross realm. You could assemble raid groups and have a cross realm "guild chat" with in game options such as linking items and achievements (as someone already mentioned) and interacting with people that are currently online. If you start comparing everything to discord, then you guys might as well say that guilds are redundant and can be entirely replaced by Discord communities... Personally, I am looking forward to this feature and I do not expect it to replace Discord, but offer me a way to make mini guilds with friends playing on different realms.
I think this is alright. Might as well add something for people who don't want to use external software like Discord or browse forums like this one or various subreddits, but don't want the commitment that a guild tends to bring. There's also a bonus of not screwing with an existing commitment to a guild as well.Incidentally, I hope they also take the time to rework the Guild Finder while they're at it too since it's a related feature (and I have yet to see much on reworking that any time soon). It has no garbage collection whatsoever so it's cluttered with dead guilds, making the feature far harder to use than it deserves to be. Should not exactly be taxing to add an inactivity timer or something there considering even poorly developed mobile games are capable of implementing such a feature.
nice feacture, i'll wait and see how its gonna work in the end (Anshlun, last pic is not well positioned)
I'm actually really looking forward to this.I don't like being in a guild, so i hope to find communities for Raids and Dungeons - since this is the only thing i need other people for in WoW.
while i can see the overlap with discord, i think this is more pushing into the realm of openraid (yes, it still exists). I think it will be nice to form a pseudo guild, taking members from multiple realms and being able to form groups together on a structured, planned basis without having to switch guilds, realm switch etc. I love discord for being able to organize groups on the fly, but i think ingame resources would be better for planned, recurring events.
I am really excited about this because of the choice to be in multiple communities :)I will still use discord, but the addition of voice in wow is not the part I even care about, although great that it may help some. I am in a gaming community and I love being there. The gaming community does not raid above normal, so if I want to raid HC, I have to leave the guild or sit outside the raiding guild, which is never nice or ideal.Being able to stay in my nice social community, while also being able to search/join a HC raiding community is just perfect and I am so looking forward to that. Could even have a third for mythic + built up of people who don't cry, sulk and bale on the first death enhancing that part of the game no end.CheersStacks
I'm looking forward to the new guild social system.
Doesn't look like I can post memes so I won't be using it.