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3-31-2012 @ 6:37PM
/Smeagle voiceI hates it, HATES IT, I does... when I sit for 20, 30, or 40 minutes waiting for a dungeon que... then when it finally pops for me, someone fails to click for the ready check and it seems I have to start all over. If it was my turn, why does it stop being my turn because someone else didn't respond?
3-31-2012 @ 6:44PM
I totally agree. I've been levelling my hunter (finally) and I've tried to do at least enough randoms to get the rewards for the week. It sucks to get a 30 minute queue and then get chucked back in the queue because someone didn't notice the queue pop. I then have to wait another 20 minutes despite, apparently, being at the front of the queue. My record so far is being kicked back to the queue four times in a row, and when I did finally get into the dungeon the tank left mid 1st pull and we had to wait another 10 minutes to get a replacement.
3-31-2012 @ 6:46PM
The queue doesn't start over - if you click accept but the group doesn't form up because someone missed the invite, you personally are put back at the top of the dps que. I've used the dungeon finder to level several dps and healers where queues are not always instant, and I can confirm that you do get up back at the top of the list.However, that doesn't necessarily mean you will have an instant group - you sometimes need to wait for another tank or healer to queue up. I can only assume it is because the queue algorithm does group you with the tank and healer you were about to group up with within its calculations. Instead, it puts you on the top of the dps queue. Therefore, the tank or healer can get pulled into a different group because the algorithm sees that as the ideal result. In that ideal result (for everyone involved), you wait a few more minutes.Basically, you get put back at the top, but it still can take some more time.
3-31-2012 @ 6:57PM
And an extremely long wait after being returned to the front means that (again, think about the algorithm) you are at a level where tanks (probably because of healers) are being placed with people above or below your level, but not at a level you can do. So tanks and healers that are possible matches for you get taken away.the easiest way to think about it is say you can run dungeons between level 35 and 44 and healers who can run between 25-34 and 45-54 respectively also queue up. Then two tanks queue up who can run 30-40 and 40-50 queue up. Both of these tanks can run your level and be grouped with you, but the healers can't. Consequently, the lower tank and healer and the higher tank and healer are placed in a dungeon appropriate for them, while you are left in the cold. Three DPS are placed with each of those groups, and so the net wait time for everyone in the queue is reduced.Basically, it happens when you're at a level that is unluckily rare amount healers and tanks at the time.
3-31-2012 @ 7:40PM
Ack! See my reply / comment below.... =/
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