Among the various features and additions coming with World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth this summer, communities has gotten buried in all of the excitement. Yet this tool may generate some excitement when players experience it in action.
Blizzard Watch has a preview up of how communities work now that an early version is up on the alpha server. Communities will allow players to create cross-realm groups in addition to regular guilds (guilds will automatically become their own communities as well). The idea is that players can fashion specific types of communities and keep everyone in touch across the game.
There is also an option to create groups based on Blizzard’s BattleTags, in case you want a community that spans multiple Blizzard titles.
The article notes that many of the community features have yet to be activated, so there is a lot that we have yet to learn about the flexibility and function of this system.