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Cross-Server Dungeons Coming to WoW

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Blizzard will introduce cross-server dungeon grouping.

Eurogamer is reporting that Blizzard will introduce cross-server dungeon grouping in World of Warcraft in a future patch, possibly v3.30 and before the release of the Cataclysm expansion. According to the report, the technology will allow for parties of up to five individuals, however there will be support for larger raids later on, according to Blizzard.

The cross-server gaming will draw players together as seen with the current queue system used in the player-versus-player Battlegrounds, yanking them from the same pools of servers--aka Battlegroups--in their region. "The feature will make it much easier to find "pick-up groups" to run dungeons with, and reward the leader of a successful group," the site stated.

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    lancelot123 , August 25, 2009 8:37 PM
    YEAH! Shame on them for making their game better! Who do they think they are?! /sarcasm
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    daship , August 25, 2009 8:29 PM
    Impressive. I'm on a slow server and quit cause how hard it was to get a dungeon group going.
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    imspecial , August 25, 2009 8:37 PM
    Bout damn time!
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    lancelot123 , August 25, 2009 8:37 PM
    YEAH! Shame on them for making their game better! Who do they think they are?! /sarcasm
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    grieve , August 25, 2009 8:54 PM
    This is a great idea...

    I havnt played wow since my ban 3-4 years ago for botting but i can imagine this will make finding a group much easier, especialy late @ night.
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    ckthecerealkiller , August 25, 2009 9:11 PM
    I'm glad someone is finally doing this with a mainstream MMO.
    I'm not sure if this has been done before or not but it certainly hasn't been done recently or with big name titles. I have always wondered why and now developers will have almost no excuse to try it.
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    shadowryche , August 25, 2009 9:21 PM
    A worthy idea, to bad it will only increase your exposure to idiots. Wait two hours to find a group, join instance, and everyone quits.
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    ice_mountain_ , August 25, 2009 9:45 PM
    the whole point is so that you don't wait 2 hours. more like 1 to 5 minutes like for battlegrounds
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    zachary k , August 25, 2009 9:46 PM
    how about less servers! this is why i play eve, one sever. if someone else is like "hey i play eve" its never oh different server, cant ever do anything together, ever. there are a lot more reasons why i play eve, but that a different news topic.
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    ct1615 , August 25, 2009 10:07 PM
    eve has one server because they have 50k subscribers...WoW has a bit more then that
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    ssalim , August 25, 2009 10:51 PM
    Really good idea. Should have done that long ago.
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    khaydin , August 26, 2009 12:21 AM
    ct1615eve has one server because they have 50k subscribers...WoW has a bit more then that


    Eve has a lot more than 50k subscribers, the 50k you're talking about is players logged in to the server at one time. Regularly on weekends you'll see 50,000+ players connected to the server at once.
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    Anonymous , August 26, 2009 12:49 AM
    Well I hope it fixes "additional instances can not be lauched" when you have to wait 5mins-two hours to just get into a dungeon whe you already have a group it is very frustrating. This has gone on for 2-3 months with no fix, it's amazing what im willing to pay 15$ a month for... to wait.
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    P_haze420 , August 26, 2009 12:57 AM
    EVE online still kick WoW ass, any day. :D 
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    kingnoobe , August 26, 2009 7:44 AM
    You people saying eve is one server.. What ever.. It's a joke. Unless you're part of a corporation forget about playing.. I'd rather watch paint dry. Even if eve does have a lot more players on it's server then wow does you don't see hardly any of them.
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    jellico , August 26, 2009 2:11 PM
    Hmmm... that's pretty bad-ass actually. If my kids ever regain their interest, I'll reactivate our accounts (we all stopped playing about a month after WotLK in various stages of level 70 -> 80 progression).
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    jellico , August 26, 2009 2:13 PM
    P_haze420EVE online still kick WoW ass, any day.


    You know, I've played EVE on two separate occassions for a couple of months at a time. It seems like it should be a really good game to get into, and I like sci-fi... but I just can't seem to get into it. I don't know if I'm just hooked up with weak crews or what, but I get to a point where I've got a few million skill points and a few hundred million ISK, and I just lose interest.
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    osxsier , August 26, 2009 4:39 PM
    Great idea...this will be great for people trying to do heroic runs to pick up badges.
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    Anonymous , August 26, 2009 6:10 PM
    Aion Korea's been basically doing this for the last year, and when it launches in Sept in US it ill be available there as well. Looks like WoW is panicking right now as other MMOs are coming out of development with legitimately implemented new ideas. I'm hearing most of my WoW friends and everyone they know are jumping ship the moment the new expansion comes out and they redo all the formulas. Too many changes too suddenly can kill anything.
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    kajohn10 , August 26, 2009 7:01 PM
    ice_mountain_the whole point is so that you don't wait 2 hours. more like 1 to 5 minutes like for battlegrounds


    Ha, that is if they can fix the damn "Additonal instances cannot be launched at this time".
    I guess some servers have been "fixed" (read: H/W updated), but really, it cant be that hard to through in another blade to increase capacity for additional instances. Yet the continue to push content that folks CANT PLAY due to server loads.
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