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Blizzard Update on Cross-Realm Zones
2012/09/21 at 9:32 PM
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.<br/><br/><strong>Cross-Realm Zones 101</strong><br/><br/>Cross-realm zones are a new technology that allows players in underpopulated areas of the world to meet, group up, and adventure with players from other realms. This technology effectively populates low-level zones and other previously uninhabited areas, resulting in a livelier game world. Cross-realm zones allow players to form a group with other players from within a select pool of realms in order to quest just like they normally would, while still allowing the social structures of their home realms to remain intact. Cross-realm zones populate an area with players from other realms based upon the following criteria:<br/><br/><ul><li>Realm type</li><li>Time zone</li><li>Language</li></ul><br/><strong>Realm Type</strong><br/><