I’ve just learned that come Cataclysm, battlegrounds will no longer be limited to servers from a particular battlegroup, but rather, a region. I mean… holy s**t!
We’re currently expecting both normal and rated battlegrounds to be cross-battlegroup (within a region) for the launch of Cataclysm. So, players queueing from anywhere in north america (for example) could play vs players on any north american battlegroup, etc. This applies to all regions, not just north america.
Also, read this post over at WoW.com.
That is freaking amazing!
This means that queues will be popping like mad and we’ll have opportunities to encounter players from all of the battlegroups within our respective regions. I can’t wait!
For those of you that dabble in Twinkery, I have a feeling that this may do a lot to resurrect that subculture. When the battlegrounds were split between experience gaining and non-experience gaining, this dealt a heavy blow to the world of Twinking. It became near impossible to find a non-exp PuG. In fact, I’ve sat hours in the queue on various toons and have never once seen one pop since the introduction of that system. It pretty much forced all of the Twink players to migrate to one semi-active battlegroup (which I believe is Ruin).
However, with the ginormous pool of players to draw from, I think this change is going to breathe new life into Twinking. This change really excites me, because just the other day I was contemplating a transfer for my once active 19 hunter, but now I don’t need to! Provided this change goes through, I’m sure finding 20 experience_turned_off_players from all over the US will be no problem. Same goes for my 49 horde hunter… Come Cataclysm, I’ll finally be able to pit him against some of the other top 49s in the US.
This will also serve to address the issue of some battlegroups being imbalanced in terms of faction. Drawing from an entire region should help to balance the Alliance to Horde ratio and vice-versa.
Now… since x-server battlegrounds were the precursor to x-realm dungeons, this can also mean that we should expect to see the dungeon finder based upon region.
This is just completely awesome in so many ways!
Bring on the Cataclysm!!!
May 29, 2010
August 11, 2009
I also resurrected a twink a started a few months ago just as a fun project. She's XP-Off at 29.I am really looking forward to the chance to to que with results!
Here is a link to her Armory is anyone has any suggestions about gear adjustmetns or ugrades i would really appreaciate it!
Amatlan 29 Hunter Elune
Tepoztlan Hunter – Elune
Lookin' pretty good there Tep…
I'd throw 6 stats on your chest, Massacre on your sword and not sure if this is still possible, but you might be able to get a 40+ level character to put http://www.wowhead.com/item=10548
August 11, 2009
Thanks for all that info Gar. I just transferred her to Elune. One of the most fun things about this was starting on a new server from scratch. Selling ore and wool to make whatever gold I could scrounge. It was a really fresh experience to go without the conviences of a 'main' and his buddies.
Now to polish her up and ..wait.
That's the same thing I did with my Orc, and I agree, it's a fun challenge leveling a new toon with no outside help.
If you're good at playing the auction house, you can get wealthy and geared pretty quick. I'm not an AH pro, but I did manage to get my 49 hunter fully geared with best enchants, an epic mount and dual-spec, with still over 300G left over.
Even though you can't BG with exp-off (due to no BGs popping), instances are still pretty fun. You should farm SM for that ring.
This is awesome! I hadn't heard about this until I read your post, but I've been wanting this to happen since I started BG's. Not only will this speed up the queue time – we'll have a much broader base of players to compete against.
Now – hopefully that'll mean I can queue for a specific BG and actually get in? Right now the random selection (for me anyway) has been Strand Of The Ancients…over and over and over until I want to bash my head into the screen lol. I always hated SOTA and now I'm like in some weird BG purgatory or something /sigh
June 21, 2008
Right now the random selection (for me anyway) has been Strand Of The Ancients…over and over and over until I want to bash my head into the screen lol. I always hated SOTA and now I'm like in some weird BG purgatory or something /sigh
This statement confuses me… Are you insinuating there are other random BGs besides Strand of the Ancients..?!
At times my mind is visited by faded memories of getting a WSG or AB random, but then I realize it was all just a dream.