Video game developer Blizzard has announced that it plans to add cross-realm zones to the beta stage of the Mists of Pandaria expansion for its World of Warcraft MMO in order to improve the game experience for both old and new players.

The new zones will allow all players to meet and then group with a bigger number of players in the under-populated areas of the world, like the low level zones at the start of the game and raid instances that are no longer popular with high-level players.