I am in a small guild and we often group together to chat while we do our own things.
Unfortunately, there is a new lockout in place that will not let anyone enter an epic area while a heroic toon is in the party, and vice versa.
This gets hugely annoying really quickly. We are constantly having to break party and reform to accommodate this silly rule. At one point one member finished heroic Offering Of Blood while the rest of the party was halfway through one of the new epic quests. He couldn't leave the dungeon! It wouldn't let him back into Sands. He had to /death out. That is just nuts.
There had to have been a better way to deal with whatever fight club this was addressing.