So Ion says breaking CrossRP wasn’t done deliberately to target the addon but instead to fill security holes that other malicious code could exploit in regards to manipulating community chats. They won’t restore CrossRP’s functionality, but Ion did say they’re going to implement an in-game solution…something many have been asking about for longer than CrossRP has even been around.
He says they will put something called an elixir of tongues, or something named accordingly, into the game that can be bought for a few gold in a place like the Dalaran underbelly that allows players to drink it to understand the opposite faction. This way only consenting parties will be subjected to the opposite faction’s communication, and the potions can be stocked up on for RP events or whatnot similar to the way many of us stock up on inky black potions. He added that they are going to hotfix this elixir in potentially as soon as this weekend.
So not the best solution, but still pretty huge to me. Blizzard is finally giving in just a bit to this whole faction communication barrier. And they actually listened to us by featuring a question about CrossRP in their Q&A!