If it were possible, would you want Blizzard to put all characters in a single realm/game world by realm type — PvP vs PvE vs RP? Why or why not?
With the way World of Warcraft is currently organized, god, no. You would never be able to get anything done. You wouldn’t be able to see anything with all the people, and this if there wasn’t lag, which there would be. However, I do like the idea of having everyone together, unsegregated from their friends.
One way to do this is to use the Guild Wars model. There are different “districts,” which are like realms, in the cities. The “world” doesn’t really apply to WoW because GW’s world outside of cities and towns are all instanced, but the cities function like MMOs. You can freely hop between districts to get to your friends. The number of districts grows and shrinks dynamically based on the current server load. When you log into the game, you’re placed into a low population district, but you’re always free to change to any numbered district. This means you can just ask your friend what district they’re using and hop into it.
Does World of Warcraft need this? The Real ID system makes this, for the most part, unnecessary. You still can’t trade cross-realm, but at least we can all play together.
Are you starstruck by anyone? Does someone in the community respond to a post or a tweet and get you all speechless because they actually responded? Is there anyone you are waiting to have respond directly to you? Is there someone that you would like to chat to, but are too chicken? Am I the only one who puts other bloggers on a pedestal?
- Faye’s post on The Dancing Tree about Allison Robert, the druid columnist for WoW Insider
- Cymre’s post on Bubbles of Mischief about Matticus, Healbot, Cynwise, Rades, and more
- Robin Torres’ post on WoW Insider about being starstruck in general (and Laura Shigihara)
- Evlyxx’s post on Evangelysm about Malevica of Type “H” For Heals.