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4-12-2011 @ 4:26PM
I maintain there is not a queue time problem - or at least one that Blizzard can do anything about. There is a "dps is jealous of tank queue time" phenomenon, but I'm not convinced that's a problem.This is a market driven issue and one that you can't control via the bribery of tanks. What's going to happen if dps queue time is 15 minutes? Tanks and healers will queue as dps and drive the dps queue time back up. What's going to happen when tanks who tank because of the goodie bag rewards get all the rewards? They're going to stop tanking unless you reward them with something new. You can't externally "fix" the situation.I often see 8-12 minute queue time on my healer and 28-32 minute time on my dps. (Tank is always instant of course.) Hopefully, it isn't lost on anyone that this is the same 1:3 ration of healers to dps. In other words, the dps queue time will ALWAYS be roughly 3 times that of the healer queue time.You're a dps and don't like it? You can... roll a tank or roll a healer. You're a tank/healer and want to play dps some day? Sorry, that's just the way it is - 30 minutes for a dps queue.Mark my words, Call to Arms may change things for the very short term but long term it won't change anything in regards to dps queue times.
4-12-2011 @ 4:48PM
Great post... a big point is also that there are no pure tank classes, and no pure heal classes... all tanks and healers can also go as a dps. So dps is filled not only with pure dps, but also hybrid classes playing as dps, there will always be more dps then heal/tank.
4-12-2011 @ 4:51PM
Ty,I think your math is a little off...If there were three times as many DPS queuing as Healers, then DPS and Healer queues would be equal in length (there are three times as many spots for DPS to fill...).If DPS queues are three times as long as Healer queues, that means about nine times as many DPS are queuing (compared to Healers)...Cheers!
4-12-2011 @ 5:14PM
Good point. I stand corrected on the math. (No one ever said people who play DKs were good at math). Hmmm.... I still can't remember a time when the dps time wasn't 3 times that of healer's.
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