Edited by Rygarius on 9/21/12 8:00 PM (PDT)
A number of concerns have popped up since cross-realm zones were introduced to live realms, and we want to take a moment to explain how they work. We also want to address some of the anomalies you may be experiencing, including some recent bugs that we’ve hotfixed, or are currently investigating.
I don't get it, all that you say you want to do.
Then my question is. Why dont you just put everyone who speak English on one realm, Spanish on one Realm, Germans on one realm and so on. Screw the Cross-realm function which obviously alot of people dislike and are still forced to play with, pay money to play with. There are alot of things that we might dislike and we pay to play it anyway.
It's not the first and only thing many dislike and are still forced to. But this Cross-realm is so huge that it gonna damage not just one little aspect of the game but ALOT of aspect, Farming, questing, believe it or not but there are alot of people who refuse to invite or accept an invite to a group to complete the same quest simply because they want to annoy the other player. While they get pissed off if you get to kill it before them and all that starts alot of insult, reports and what not. When it comes to farming, there are alot of bots out there that destroys the ability for human-controlled players to farm their stuff. Same goes for those who are camping rare spawn's like Time Lost Proto Drake, the Deepholms drake and many other unique rare NPC's that drops mounts or unique items.
With this "low-populated and low lvl zones" so far from what i've seen means every single zone except capital cities. there is no zone I've been in that hasn't been a Cross-realm Zone.
I've been excited every expansion that has come yet, MoP hasn't excited me one bit, except when I saw the new mounts. That pretty much the only thing that excites me so far. And trust me I'm far from the only one that have lost their excitement for an Expansion you have released. Most things that you added in the Patch I wasn't excited about at all but I made it work and my excitement got up a little bit and now with the Cross-Realm Zone function, it kind of kills it again.
So if you gonna go with this feature, why not make it so that only the /1 (General chat) is Cross-realmed so you have to invite eachother, speak to eachother and when you make groups with eachother then the players go into one of each's realms and what not, or perhaps that you give us an option to put it on and off. Let us choose if we want our characters to be in a Cross-realmed phase or if we don't.
I think you might not want to do that because you know as good as anyone else that alot people wouldn't care for the Cross-realm function, so you have to force it upon us. Which is wrong.
Haven't you seen all the threads that are against this feature? Don't you see that there are alot more people the dislikes it than there are people who do like it? Is it a commercial thing for something that earns you more money? Are you trying to make people pay money for a game they don't like to play so much so they play less so your servers don't use so much energy so you have less expenses? What is it?