Cross-realm raiding resource guide

Cross-realm RealID raiding has taken World of Warcraft by storm ever since the ability to enter old raids with RealID friends was introduced in patch 4.3.2. Fearing the end of server communities and the collapse of civilization, players were instead greeted with a quickly mobilizing mass of players on Twitter, Reddit, and other social media to form cross-server communities for raiding. Without server boundaries, these groups can recruit from a larger pool and have more time flexibility. BattleTags will make this all easier.

Over the last few weeks, many cross-realm raiding websites and resources have popped up. If you're looking to get into a cross-realm raid, here's a handy list of many places out there that are putting together old raids without the hindrance of those pesky servers.

Ever wanted to get a group to do Firelands achievements for your mount? What about a chance at the heroic Lich King fight on 25-man? All of this and more is out there for you with cross-realm raiding. Go have fun.

If you have any other cross-realm raiding resources, please let me know at or in the comments and I will add them to the list.

A quick disclaimer Giving out your RealID email address to anyone is risky business because it is your account name. BattleTags, a new feature that will let you give out user names instead of an email address, will be coming soon, so if you want to wait for that because you are leery about giving away your email, wait. If you are protected in the best ways you can be by having an authenticator on your account and a good password, you should be fine.

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!