I’m sure you’ve all noticed the increased numbers of players running around in some zones? This is Blizzard’s new Cross Realm Zones (CRZ) feature. Put simply, it allows you to play with people from other realms in the game world.
Quite frankly, I fucking hate it. And here’s three reasons why:
1) Too many people doing the same quests.
With CRZ, many low level zones have had a population increase. This means you have more people competing with you for quest mobs and items. Aim and I were doing a quest in Swamp of Sorrows the other day – one that before CRZ would have taken us just five minutes to complete. We were waiting fifteen minutes for the mobs we needed to spawn.
If Blizzard are serious about CRZs, they should increase the spawn rates. That way, you don’t get a bunch of people standing around like idiots waiting on things to respawn.
2) Increased competition for gatherers.
Navitas is a Miner and a Herbalist by trade. But CRZ means she now finds herself competing with more people to get those all important nodes. With the release of Mists of Pandaria imminent, I’m doing a bit more farming. But naturally, CRZ makes it that little bit harder – and much more annoying.
3) Increased number of egomaniacs.
CRZ, at least on Shadowsong, has led to an increase in the number of people dueling outside Stormwind. And where there’s duels, there’s the occasional egomaniac boasting about beating someone. This was bad enough before CRZ came along. But now, it’s a hell of a lot worse. Thank fuck I have DuelResponse.
It’s for these three reasons that I think CRZ should only be limited to higher level zones, where the challenge is actually greater – or removed completely.
A lot of people are all for CRZ, but some of us, myself included, wish it would go back to how it was.
I’m done now, but I’ll leave you with this: These are my opinions, and I’m entitled to them. If you want to counter my argument, feel free. Just don’t be a dick about it.