10/05/2011 12:01 PMSeriously, it's not simple. Not simple by any means, and would require hundreds of hours of labor to achieve. The servers were never designed for cross realm communication via the mail system, and you cannot simply "flag" an account to receive heirlooms upon log in. The pets and vanity items you get off the blizzard store, or anniversary log-ins are a whole different mechanic.
Posted by Ünseen
Why not? If you actually read it, i specifically bypassed cross realm mail communication
I'm not saying it'd be easy. But it's far easier, and it takes advantage of existing code/infrastructure to get the job done. I don't see any reason why you can't create the same type of flag for a BoA Item as you can for pets. Please explain how that isn't possible.
The game client wouldn't have to create the flag. But the purchase would be reported through the armory, which is definitely robust enough to be queried by a web program, and the rest would be how they do it for pets.
The "interface", you would need, would be the already existing armory.
If not, the hardest part you would have to create, would be a way to make a "flag", that works when buying an item, instead of upon logging in at a certain date. Still not easy, but far, far easier than whatever they're cooking up.
I'm not saying it's perfect... but it's a (relatively) fast interim solution, and i haven't seen a downside besides tweaking weapons/trinkets to not be abused, and mail "spam" on a new toon.