Posted on January 7, 2014 AT 05:07am
Blizzard has announced that it will be adding a new layer of parental control to Battle.net accounts by introducing an option for blocking microstransactions, and has also announced the latest round of Connected Realms in World of Warcraft.
Over the next day or two Blizzard will be modifying Battle.net accounts to add microtransaction blocking as a parental control option for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo III. Any accounts with parental controls enabled will be blocked automatically. Players must go into their settings and disable it before they can make purchases.
The developer also announced that the next stage in its World of Warcraft Connected Realms program will be implemented during maintenance later this week. This feature basically connects Realms together, allowing them to share guilds, a single Auction House, Raids and Dungeons, and quests.
The following Realms will be connected during maintenance:
- Bladefist and Kul Tiras
- Nazgrel and Nesingwary/Vek’nilash
- Nazjatar and Blood Furnace/ Mannoroth
- Norgannon and Kargath
- Stormscale and Drak’Tharon/Firetree/Malorne/Rivendare/Spirestone
- Uldaman and Ravencrest
The Realms below will be connected in the future:
- Antonidas and Uldum
- Blade’s Edge and Thunderhorn
- Bonechewer and Aegwynn/Daggerspine/Gurubashi/Hakkar
- Destromath and Azgalor
- Jaedenar and Agamaggan
- Shu’halo and Eitrigg
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