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3-11-2008 @ 1:40PM
I will admit before the world: my 2v2 Arena partner and I have queue dodged once before. One early morning (we're both Easties and our server is a West Coast one), we were getting in our weekly Arena kicks and kept running into the same pair over and over and over. We're firmly esconced in the 1500/1600 brackets, but the team we kept coming up against included a Holy paladin who used to be in my guild (he sold his account to another player just after he quit the guild and the game) and a MS warrior with a 2100+ personal rating who has a reputation for selling his services to raise Arena team ratings (not confirmed, but rumors do abound). After losing to them some ten times in the span of maybe twenty minutes, my Arena partner and I would wait for when the queue popped up, check and see if both of those players had entered a match around the same time, and base our decision to enter the match or decline on that sole premise. If they were still waiting in Ironforge, we knew it was safe to enter the match and fight people around our personal ratings and gear level; if they just entered a match, we collectively shuddered, dropped the match, and then re-queued for a new one.That is the sole time we've queue dodged. We just felt that it was ridiculous to be paired up against a MS warrior in full S3 gear in the 1500 bracket and keep losing over and over and over again. Normally we bitch and moan about losing to those experienced/geared players but take them in stride, but having to fight the same team on an early Saturday morning when few other teams were playing just underscored how shitty it was. Otherwise, we'd have just taken it in stride and moved onto our next match.2.4 with personal ratings being the determining factor for matches just can't come quick enough.
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