Definitely not. Don't need players spending 5 minute relighting because of slow connection.
This idea has been proposed many times, and its terrible.
How long does it take you to find a spot to log out on your alt, and then to log into your qued toon? You're going to have to make the time to accept the que very long to accomodate this toon switching. Not everyone's computer logs people in at the same speed.
And then when some people don't accept the que, you have to go through it all over again waiting to fill the group.
I can understand why you like the idea, but I think it would just be frustrating.
Okay so maybe it's stupid and hard to implement... Well what if blizz allowed us to log on to two characters at the same time but that other character would have some restrictions what you can do with it. Like only level by completing quests and not allowed to queue anywhere or even group up?
Quite a good idea for the people who seem to hold less things to do, but bad for development as I do not think it is easy.
This could bring a little for people to avoid camping the cities, but also bring slower game performance as well. If most
have to load on a alt, just then a little later be told that your LFR is ready - then they have to load on the other char
and then load once more to enter the Looking For Raid tool. I do not think this would be an overall good outcome, though.
Generally, it is a good idea, with a good intention. It just isn't so viable for everyone to be able to apply and use.
Luckily, I averagely wait short time as a Tank or Healer - though, I do have the long wait times. When I hit the longer wait
times, then I set on a hunt. Rare killing, farming, auctioneering or a little PvP here and there - it all help on passing the time.
But as I say, the idea is good for some but not good from the view of implementing for everyone.
I don't get this thread, this feature has been in the game for months already.
I do it all the time, have you guys even tried?
I qiueue my main DPS for LFR see 30-40min estimate, log an alt and play some things for 30 min, log back to main, queue is still there, in queue 30 min, invite pops instantly, what's the problem?
edit: havent tried recently since orgrimmar so dont know if its something blizzard have "fixed" tho.
Last edited by Zalamander; 2013-12-19 at 08:29 AM.
Looking this as an alt levelling perpective, I say nah not a great idea.. When I level my alt, I do that that is because I WANT to level my alt, not because I want to spend time whilst my main is in a que.. I do not want to stop leveling when my main s raid is ready, I want to stop when I want to... If you want to do something while u are waitng, go farm or chase achievements, duel etc.. There are plenty of stuff you can do.. But ofc I can see you jumping and mount summoning in sw or org while u are waiting..that makes you bored of course..Your idea is like starting to cook a new dish while you are waiting for the one in the oven to be cooked..what u gonna do when the one in oven is ready? stop cooking the new one and just leave the ingredients in blender or something?..Be patient and be creative meantime..
And then it's dysfunction this, and dysfunction that, and dysfunction vaffancul!