Friday, April 21, 2006
If you love PvP, start making a Horde character
Gaming Steve has a story about World of Warcraft's upcoming massive battleground improvements, joining up servers in groups of 16 and allowing players from these different servers to fight each other on the same battleground. That makes it very likely that even places like Alterac Valley will be open all day long, every day, and not only during prime time on some days.
Does that solve all battleground problems, and all waiting queues? Of course it doesn't. Because on all servers the ratio of Alliance players to Horde players is about 2 to 1, and bundling them together doesn't change the ratio. If previously Alterac Valley didn't open because there were 20 Alliance players but only 10 Horde players in the queue, now we have 16 times those numbers, 320 Alliance players and 160 Horde players. Thus we will be 4 open Alterac Valley instances. Great. If you are Horde. Because 100% of the Horde players will be able to play in this situation, but 50% of the Alliance players will *still* be stuck in some waiting queue.
If PvP is your most favorite activity in World of Warcraft, and you don't want to spend your evenings in waiting queues, I can only recommend making a Horde character, if you haven't done so yet.