Originally Posted by Slorkuz
With the continued popularity of the Dungeon Finder, many players have been asking for a way to group up with real-life friends who play on other realms to take on instances together. 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.
As this is a fairly complex service to develop, we don’t have a release date to share quite yet. It’s important to note that as with some of the other convenience- and connectivity-oriented features we offer, certain elements of the cross-realm Real ID party system will be premium-based, though only the player sending the invitations will need to have access to the premium service. We’ll have more details to share with you as development progresses — in the meantime, you may begin to see elements of the feature appear on the World of Warcraft PTR.
Very useful for hardcore guilds wanting to screen people from other realms and those who want to apply to guilds on other realms without paying the transfer fee speculatively.
The problem being in a more general sense that this sort of thing is corporate americas favourite way of milking something successful (until it dies.) First there are fees for non core, very tangential stuff, then the frog starts getting boiled by degrees. Before you know it, pretty much everything you used to get as standard costs real money and the business you once knew and loved is gone, their service sucks and it’s time to move on.
GG activision, i’m not leaving on this one but I know where this is going.