When was the last time you queued for a battleground? The other day I decided to try Isle of Conquest, and I hopped in the queue. And that’s when I realized how spoiled the new Dungeon Finder has made us: it’s “Estimated wait times” are actually pretty accurate with that system. But for BGs, the queue timer has been useless since the day it came out.
Here’s where I think it fails.
See that Last 10 players note? What does that even mean? It’s a ambiguous. For a BG like Isle of Conquest, which requires 40 people per side… how does the average over the last 10 players help me? It doesn’t. This number means nothing. All it does it give people a false sense that they might get into the battleground in that time, while in truth only about the last five people to queue had wait times below that time. The other 35 had to wait much longer.
They seem to have managed to get the estimation working for Dungeon Finder, why they haven’t just ported that system over to the BG queue is beyond my ken. In fact, it might be simpler because there are no roles defined or needed, just numbers.
They should either improve this estimation or remove it entirely.
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