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8-16-2011 @ 12:47PM
"Q. Are you considering expanding the system to work with raids, Battlegrounds, Arenas, or to allow cross-faction play?A: We're always looking into ways to improve features like this to make it more convenient for real-life friends to play together. However, we don't have any further announcements to share at this time."Am I the only one that read this as "Cross Faction may be coming...cross those fingers, boys and girls"? If so, rock rock on!
8-16-2011 @ 12:50PM
I read it as "some day we might have it where you can form a raid with your buddies on a different server" but not forming groups with opposite factions.
8-16-2011 @ 2:54PM
I read it as both and more. Basically, I think they're just throwing that out there as a cover-all. They *might* be working on one or more of those features, perhaps even testing them in-house, perhaps not, but they don't want to announce until they're sure. They also might hate all of those ideas but don't want to have to tell the fanbase that, so this is a polite way around it. They may even not see value in any of those options but don't want to be called liars if they end up adding them later, due to popular demand, change in views, whatever.Honestly, if they'd let me run 5-mans cross-faction with RealID friends, even in disguise (as the other faction, to prevent group drama from randomly-chosen members), I'd be very, very, very happy. Happy enough to even, perhaps, pay for it (if it's very, very cheap, hehe). Most of my friends who are heroic-ready are the opposite faction, so we never run heroics together. :-( Not that it would break the lore as such, either. After all, Argent Dawn, Cenarian Circle? Horde and Alliance NPC's work together all the time for a common cause! Yes, I know why they don't just allow that all the time, but it still annoys me that we, the heroes of Azeroth, can't set out differences aside in-game. :-)
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