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3-31-2011 @ 12:36AM
Finally boa gear actually boa lol
3-31-2011 @ 12:52AM
But they haven't been clear: Can you send it to your characters on your account that happen to live on other servers? It says different accounts, but doesn't mention servers. I'm maxed on my server. What do I do? Spend ANOTHER $15 a month to experience the other 10 specs that I'm not allowed to play on my current 10 characters AND have my BoA gear?
3-31-2011 @ 12:54AM
Ah thats a good point didnt think of that doh.
3-31-2011 @ 3:14AM
@StellaThe way you put it doesn't make sense. Say you wanted to transfer heirlooms from one B.N Acc to another what you are saying is that you'd only be able to transfer them to the identical realm on the different account.Blizz wouldn't put time and effort into creating this system if we couldn't transfer heirlooms x-realm like everyone wants. They said it wasn't easy so maybe having to make them Battle.Net bound was the only way to circumvent the problem!
3-31-2011 @ 4:33AM
Maybe i am too simple but the way i read it : transfer BoA within the same battlenet account means: any server any faction. As long as its the same battlenet account. It shouldn't matter because the coding is battlenet not server X. That being said your BoA has to say Bind to battlenet. which i have yet to see...
3-31-2011 @ 5:38AM
@StellaJust something I'd point out: this may only apply to some older games, but account transfers (due to the nature of the process) actually did require human oversight. Mind you, it wasn't a lot of oversight, but for EverQuest it was actually a process a human had to review and confirm. Even something as simple as logging into the accounts and confirming that the character is on the new server before removing the old one. My only point being, it may be a fully automated process but what direct information I have from another, albeit older, MMO was that there was some level of human interaction required for the process to take place.Now, that said - you still have a perfectly valid point in that transferring 10 characters or 1 character is very likely a very marginal difference in work load. If anything it'd be nice to see something like the current $25 with say +$5 per additional character. Or even simply a package deal of $25/each or $50 for up to all 10. Anything that actually allowed someone to transfer the bulk of their account with them.WoW has become such an incredibly huge game and as a result the number of servers is immense. This also means that when people find out a friend (or make a new friend) in their real lives that plays wow, odds are very high they won't be able to play together. Helping mitigate this cost would be a really positive thing for the game. One last thought would be to actually simply add a program similar to RAF/Resurrection Scrolls that allowed someone to help transfer a friend to their server, and as a result allowed the person to transfer extra character(s) or with some discount or benefit to the two friends.The more Blizzard can encourage the social aspect of this game and facilitate real life friends being able to play together, the better the game is for all of us.
3-31-2011 @ 7:26AM
Regarding Cross-realm mailIIRC, the main problem deals with initial system architecture. The whole reason that blizzard wanted people to "link their battle.net accounts with their wow accounts" (come on people, we got Mr. Chilly for doing this early :P), was to allow for future additions, such as cross realm mail and realid (aka cross realm chat).This was discussed via twitter and reported on wow insiders about a year agohttp://wow.joystiq.com/tag/cross-realm-mail/Correct me if i am wrong, but if i recall correctly (i cannot find the old blizzard blue post), it has to deal with the fact that technically the servers are separate entities, and the characters are stored as a list on each server, rather than simply a massive overhead list bound to the account. Evidence to support is when a specific server is down for maintenance, that you cannot even see what characters you have on the server, as the client has to reference the server directly, rather than simply being able to check against your account.@stella, I agree, in 4.1 i doubt we will see cross-realm mail, but it's hopefully on the horizon...
3-31-2011 @ 7:28AM
What's dumb? The process or the person paying for the process (which is completely optional)?
3-31-2011 @ 7:35AM
Too bad I have already closed my second account.Cost a little money to transfer my secondary toons to my main account, but it'll save me $180 a year.Too little too late Blizz.
3-31-2011 @ 10:45AM
@ stella Yeah, i agree, if blizzard wanted to create/implement a new heirloom system into the game they could.I think the developers are thinking of it this way:* either they can make a new panel in-game, attach a small data structure to the battle.net account and link between the two to create a new heirloom system that is accessible ingame (essentially creating the add-on you suggested)* or they can get cross-realm mail working, which would still require you to do a bit of mailing to move around your heirlooms, but you could also then move gold from a main on one server to an alt on anotherSince we've been hearing about cross realm mail for a while now, i believe that blizzard is simply waiting on its implementation, as cross-realm mail would solve the current problem.
3-31-2011 @ 10:50AM
@stellalol, i'm retarded and read a portion of what you wrote wrong, my fault.you're suggesting handling it like companion pets, so essentially there would be multiple copies of the heirloom instead of just one.I agree, it could be implemented pretty much immediately. the tech is there.
3-31-2011 @ 12:26PM
Like many Blizzard pronouncements and tooltips, we have a hint but don't really know anything.Many "Account Bound" heirloomsDoes that many the two slots of 1-85 BoA? the five 1-80? Archaeology? "All" is what I want; "many" causes me to expect a future emorage moment when I find out what they did.
3-31-2011 @ 12:36PM
I'm thinking it's a step in the right direction for true BOA gear.-Get cross server/faction communication through Bnet.-Allow for crossfaction mail. Checking main faction and account character lists.-Allow for Bnet mail. Checking against character list for Bnet accounts, the next step up.-Copy server character list for an account onto the Bnet account. This can be updated at logoff. Any characters created/deleted can't be done unless on that server, so the Bnet list should be up-to-date if the info is copied up when logging out or changing realms.-Since we can already check the bnet account list for Bnet account bound items, we should be able to transfer cross realm at this point. Just need a verification of some sort that the item was transferred properly. Something similar should be in place from transferring to other accounts.I don't know about the rest of you, but when working with complex environments, I prefer going piecemeal. Does this feature work? Build up from there and add a new feature. Does this feature work? Build up and continue.
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