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12-01-2011 @ 6:20PM
So who's battlegroup ends up being used? If I'm on the 'Vengeance' battlegroup and my buddy is on the 'Bloodlust' battlegroup, which one gets used? Is it the person who queues? Just curious.
12-01-2011 @ 6:33PM
I do believe the battlegroup queueing is no longer done. Everyone gets pooled together.Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. ;o
12-01-2011 @ 6:45PM
I don't see realms outside of my battlegroup when I'm running BGs. Also, the fact that battlegroups still exist makes me think that isn't true. You wouldn't need them if we all ran together.
12-01-2011 @ 9:12PM
They got rid of battle groups around 4.2 I believe. Just because there are still battle group names doesn't mean the bg group system still exists.
12-01-2011 @ 7:18PM
Coincidence perhaps? I'm pretty sure all the battlegroups were merged for both LFD and BGs quite some time ago (and, more recently, for arena).
12-01-2011 @ 10:11PM
Anyone have any links to anything official? All I ever get is a bunch of confusion on the issue.(I tried looking myself and didn't find anything.)
12-02-2011 @ 2:03AM
Battlegroups still exist, and are still used.Probably because of changes in the LFD system that work the same (to counter the 'no social control' issue a bit) the system currently - around Cata release they first implemented a full merge - works like this:1) look if there are enough people queueing up in your battlegroup;2) if not within a certain amount of time, look further.That's why at peak-time and/or smaller BG's you generally find more people from your own Battlegroup, whereas at 'dead hours' and/or bigger BG's like grand old AV you're more likely to find a wide variety of Realms.Note that this also means that paradoxically add-ons that circumvent the max. 5 man premade limitation like AV Enabler also have the desired result more often for the smaller, more affected BG's than AV itself.
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