As I’m sitting here on a quiet Sunday morning I do what I normally do when I have a bit of free time.
I goof around on my phone.
As I often do, I log into the mobile app to see if there’s anyone online that might want to chat. While I was bouncing from character the character to check the various guild chats I realized I had accidentally deleted a “chatting alt”, and now couldn’t talk to a group of my friends until I get back online and make a new one.
First world problems, right?
Well, that may be, but it did get me to thinking about the mobile app itself. More specifically how it could be so much more than it is now.
I know there was some talk at Blizzcon of having the ability to do the pet battling minigame from mobile devices at some point. That would be pretty neat.
How about managing your farm? Or even your garrison perhaps?
That would be pretty awesome. I could do those kinds of things while I’m on my lunch break at work.
The biggest thing I think should be added is the ability to log into my list of battlenet friends and chat with those people, just like I currently can with guildmates.
Blizzard is certainly encouraging the social community aspect of the game by encouraging players to build their own groups. With that in mind I think being able to chat with ones friends in the mobile format would come in pretty handy for coordinating things.
One caveat though, it would have to have an “Invisible” mode. Simply logging into the app to check your auctions, or farm, or something else, does not mean you are in a mood to chat. Actually I kinda wish I had that option when logging in, preferably something I could set on a per character basis.
Yes, I was one of those that used to have stealth alts for when I wasn’t feeling social.
Anyhow, that’s my random thoughts on a chilly Sunday morning.
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