We would like to share an insight on the approach that is the philosophy behind the heirlooms at the moment. This is still something that may change, so please do not take it as set in stone.
In short, the developers agree that the process of mailing heirlooms around constantly is a little annoying. We'd prefer to try and work ourselves away from the method of mailing out BoA items in the future, like pets, mounts, etc. To that end, we have some design goals in mind that would improve this sort of item distribution system. And with those design goals have come some ideas for changing heirloom mechanics. This is sort of contrary to the idea that was shared in the past about just designing the system to allow players to mail their heirlooms all around their accounts without realm restrictions.
That's all of the information we can share at the moment, but we feel like it's worth pointing out that the design philosophy we shared earlier isn't so set in stone -- we're reevaluating these types of systems as we look toward the future. World of Warcraft is a living evolving world, and so the systems and mechanics that make it possible.
16/09/2012 14:16Posted by TreeroyThey would still like to solve this problem, but to send heirlooms across realms would involve revamping the entire mailing system, which would take a long time. They're looking at other solutions, but any solution to this would take a while to build.
16/09/2012 14:49Posted by DottieI don't know how they do it at the moment but cross realm mailboxes could be altered to at least send them to people in the same battlegroup.
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