(BlizzGeeks) WoW and Diablo News 3-18

Two big things occurred today that some people are rejoicing over, some not so much.

On the World of Warcraft side Blizzard enabled Cross-Realm raids for Normal and Heroic modes. You can find the thread here.

"Weve recently implemented an often requested feature to enable cross-realm raiding for Siege of Orgrimmar. Cross-realm BattleTag and Real ID friends can now raid together and take the fight to Garrosh on Normal or Heroic difficulty. Players will be able to earn greater rewards such as Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf or the title of Conqueror/Liberator of Orgrimmar; both of which arent available to be earned within Flexible or Raid Finder difficulty.

This change is currently live for the NA region. For our friends reading this in other regions, the change requires a realm restart and will be live after maintenance/rolling restarts."

For Diablo 3 players, the heavily debated Gold and Real Money Auction House's have closed their doors in the American servers. Some argue it is for the best, less will not have the same view. Based on a lot of comments and my own real ID list, Loot 2.0 is a lot better than AH farming. The official post can be found here.

"The gold and real-money auction houses are now shut down in the Americas. For more information, including how the shutdown will affect active auctions, items in the Completed Tab, and your existing Battle.net Balance, please visit our Auction House Update FAQ."