I keep hearing people say Emberstorm is free glad and stuff of the sort, i am curious is the BG really that easy are the people that bad?
They got merged with a german battlegroup, and became slightly more competitive. I think vindication is worse now.
While there might be very little competition in the high end of these BGs, the amount of teams on them are very few so you'll end up with very long queues and be queued up against other battlegroups in the end anyway.
Nothing worth having comes easy. That's why hard content is worth doing, and easy content is a waste of time.
How do battlegroups affect random BG assignments? I thought the matching was EU wide?
I am in EU Emberstorm and when we were strictly matched by battlegroup (quite a long time ago, before MoP), it was painful. It tended to work out that one sign was often predominantly German PvP servers; the others English RP or lightly populated ones. (I guess they liked to have similar language servers on each side). The German PvP server players tended to steam roller the opposition. Those kind of match ups are much less common now, so I am not sure how much the battlegroup matters anymore.
Vindication is easier.
One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.