Coming Soon: Guild Chat for iPhone and Android
That’s right, guild chat is the latest feature that Blizzard is adding to mobile armory. For everyone who is a subscriber to the Mobile Armory, you will soon get the ability to chat with guildies on your phone.
Here is the quote from Nethaera on the Mobile Armory Guild Chat:
Coming soon in an update to the Mobile Armory app available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market, this new feature will allow all World of Warcraft Remote subscribers the ability to chat with their guildies right from their mobile device. Access to the guild chat feature is included for no extra charge in the €2.99 World of Warcraft Remote Auction House (http://eu.wowarmory.com/wow-remote.xml) premium monthly subscription. In addition, soon after the launch of the mobile version we’re planning on adding the ability for premium subscribers to use Guild Chat through any browser on the Armory website.
Guild Chat will allow you to chat with your guildmates via Guild Chat, Officer Chat, and Whispers. Now you can stay connected with your guild or update them from anywhere if you’re going to be late to a raid! Stay tuned for additional information about this service and the upcoming Mobile Armory Guild Chat beta test.
Blizzard is really embracing the features possible in the mobile armory and the amount of things players will be able to do outside the game. It seems like just yesterday (*cough* over the past 6 years) players have been begging for features outside of the game, and now Blizzard is fully delivering on them.
I personally don’t pay for the mobile armory, but I’ll tell you what, I really like this idea of being able to keep in touch with your guild mates (especially in a close knit guild like mine) and chat with your friends.
It’s hard to find a negative with this new system because it is being built into the Mobile Armory, which is already a pay for use system, so there is no additional cost unless you want to take advantage of the premium web browser based version they are proposing.
Overall, I’m happy to see Blizzard embracing the way technology and the web is changing and migrating toward the mobile platform.