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.
Hahaha not sure if serious.
17/05/2011 20:13Posted by SlorkuzIt’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.
I am very worried about this sentence tbh.
You bring a feature tons of people were demanding for a long time, but you only want to give it to those that pay extra money for it. Where is the point and what will be next?
You guys once said that the premium stuff will not influence the actual gameplay, but if you implement the feature just like that, it will.
Those that pay extra can group with those that they met once at the LFD, or with friends from other realms. Those that dont pay will end up with the rude people left in the LFD, and soon you might even go as far as asking for money, if people want to create a guild, use the chat system etc...
Are we going to need premium accounts in future, if we want to meet nice people in this game?
Dont sell essential features for money!
We already have to pay for a lot for different features but this one is too much, something many people asked for months and when you finally decide to implant it, it costs money.
But as Ráchel already said above me, you are giving people who pay extra money in game advantages. Which, if I recall it correctly, you wouldn't do (according to other blue posts I think?)
So, good feature overall, but not really a good idea that you have to pay extra for it in my opinion? =D