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Author: Equilibrium_JW

Faction-Change Service in the Works

Posted by Equilibrium_JW Wednesday July 1 2009 at 3:06AM
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It seems I’m getting pretty good at the prediction racket. Maybe I should start charging tickets.

When everyone was crying “Blizzard said NEVER in a thousand blue posts!” I was telling you that this was coming, and within the year. It was inevitable, especially now that Kaplan is working on the new project. It’s all about $$ and survival now, my dear readers.

My next prediction? That this will coincide with the release of a major game. Whether that is Aion, CO, or Bob’s Online Grocery Adventure, it’s hard to say. I think it’s still too early in the game for CO, and perhaps even Aion. With the programming and everything else that is involved, I believe we won’t see this for six months.

With very few aces up their sleeve, and with their own Diablo 3 and Starcraft II poised to make a dent in subs and playtime, this will be a nasty gun to fire at some unsuspecting studio. I mean hell, I might even go Horde.

Blizzard Poster Nethaera

We wanted to give everyone a very early heads-up that, in response to player requests, we’re developing a new service for World of Warcraft that will allow players to change their faction from Alliance to Horde or Horde to Alliance. There’s still much work to do and many details to iron out, but the basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm. Players who ended up creating and leveling up characters on the opposite factions from their friends have been asking for this type of functionality for some time, and we’re pleased to be getting closer to being able to deliver it.

As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the faction-change service in a way that won’t disrupt the gameplay experience on the realms, and there will be some rules involved with when and how the service can be used. The number of variables involved increases the complexity of implementing this service, but we plan to take the time needed to ensure that it lives up to expectations before officially rolling it out. We’ll go into much more detail on all of this here at as development progresses. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that because this type of functionality requires extensive internal testing well in advance of release, you may be seeing bits and pieces of the service in the test builds we use for the public test realms moving forward.“ writes:
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