Say you have two realms: Jaina and Arthas.
Jaina and Arthas get merged into a single Virtual Realm:
- All the players on Jaina can join guilds on Arthas. (and vice versa)
- All the players on Arthas can see Auction House items posted on Jaina.
The two realms act as if they’re a single realm, but players on Arthas still connect to the realm Arthas, and players on the realm Jaina still connect to Jaina.
So essentially it’s a merge without having to call it a merge.
Also you don’t have to deal with issues like “Which one of these rogues gets the name xxBackStabzxx.”