World of Warcraft to introduce cross-realm raiding

It seems fairly likely that if you play World of Warcraft, one or two of your friends might, too. And while it also seems likely that they’d play on the same realms as you, there’s always a couple of stragglers or rebels who like to hang out somewhere different.

Now, Blizzard wants to bring friendships closer, by arranging a new service based on the Real ID system, which will allow gamers to raid with other people – no matter which realm they might be on.

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Blue poster Slorkuz has taken to the game’s [surl=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2123552598]European forums[/surl] to explain the new strategy.

Today, we wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature currently in development that will allow players to invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player regular or Heroic dungeon.

Even though this is a feature that the World of Warcraft fans have been clamouring for, it seems that not everybody is happy over the way it’s been introduced. Blizzard has confirmed that certain elements of the “fairly complex” feature will be premium-based, even though only the person sending the invitation has to fork over the cash.

No release date has been set at this point, so I’m guessing there are fingers crossed all over Azeroth hoping that Blizzard changes its mind and gives gamers something new for free.

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