Horde racials are OP.
And bitching about this won't do anything.
You can't "nerf alliance" and solve this problem.
its not an mechanical problem, more people on horde side que for bgs then alliance, only possible fix is making same faction random bgs.
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Has anyone actually had to wait for more than 30 minutes for a bg to happen, despite what the average wait time says??
Because so far, for me and everyone I know, we haven't had to wait for more than 15 minutes, tops.
Pretty sure that it is a glitch on the wait time, like several others have said.
Unless they introduce same faction bgs, I'm afraid this will be permanent damage to the game. A lot of alliance players, the decent ones, have given up on pvp for the time being.
I must be in a specifically lucky battlegroup, I'm on Sylvanas Alliance, and when I do randoms for lulz we don't lose much. There are a lot of close calls, but not to many loses, to the point it would be frustrating. I have on rule tho. I never queue after midnight and before 5 in the afternoon. That's when all the bots come out to play, and everything becomes unplayable as Alliance. As long as you stick to peak hours all is good.
Our queue times are around 1 to 15 seconds for most Battlegrounds and about 30 seconds for IoC or AV as it takes more time to assemble 40 I guess.
My 2 blacklisted BGs are Katmogu and Deepwind Gorge. Katmogu because Huttball translated to WoW is fucking stupid (tho I don't mind its RBG format where you actually get healing and support, and you can communicate, Katmogu is an excellent RBG, but horrible for randoms). And Deepwind Gorge is because while I actually like the Battleground quite a lot, for some reason Alliance seems to be totally incapable of playing it.
I have mixed results with Silvershard. But I do admit a lot of that is owned to the fact that the layout of that BG is so heavily Horde biased with the double cart cap from the start.
Funny how on my alliance I tend to win usually with an instant queue (WsG blacklisted) and on my (lvl 50) horde I queue for 15-30 minutes and then lose a lot since I got out of the 10-20 brackets.
I usually play during off hours between 9-11 in the morning. On the other hand if I queue on for example weekend evenings it's the other way round, lose with alliance and win with horde. So all of you who are complaining about getting losing streaks, try to log on different times.
You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.
My queues say 3 hours but its more like 15 minutes.
I am all for Same faction BG's. This should help with Queue times and Horde being on the alliance side in things like AV/IoC sometimes will result in people blacklisting BG's they dont like. Personally I dont hate AV but horde rarely plays to win so I black list it. Also if I dont black list it I get it 4/5 BG's.
If they dont start same faction randoms then I bet everyone is just going to start using group finder in 6.0 for crap random RBG's. Its sad I can pop up OQ get a yolo group and get into a RBG faster than a random one by myself on horde.
I don't know how you guys are getting such high que times, mine are usually around 5 - 10 minutes on Bleeding Hollow.
Deathknight's do it using disease, blood and the power of the unholy. Warlocks do it with dark demons by their side. Mages do it with summoned arcane powers. Druids do it using the forces of nature. Rogues do it through stealth, poison's, shadows and....from behind. Paladins do it by calling to the light for aid. Shamans do it with the help of the elements. Priests do it through the holy light.
Warriors just fucking do it.
On the other hand, at least on EU side now that our bg's are merged with russians I have noticed that russian horde sucks really bad, and russian alliance tend to be better. Maybe it will affect the win percentages a bit.