Let it be known that this Queue is dedicated to Adam's getting more sleep.
Particularly the kind where he's not woken up in the middle of the night thinking that he published a draft article and he needs to go take it down before it reaches 300 comments and the bus explodes.
With the Raid Finder though, 40-man raids are actually doable again, as organization is now done by the queue. It'd still be difficult to balance though.
Yes and no. First, the queue system might end up being a lot longer, since each raid would take likely four tanks to make happen instead of the current two. Since tanks seem to be the lynchpin of the entire matchmaking system, it stands to reason that times would increase.
Further, 25-man has become ingrained into the playerbase now over several years. This makes it highly unlikely that Blizzard would want to trample on the status quo. We've had 25-man raiding much longer than we did 40-man even, and there's probably a sizable number of players who have never even engaged in 40-man combat outside of AV.
And finally, as you sorta pointed out, 25-man is just much more manageable from a raid design and raid execution standpoint. Those 40-mans were always quite a bit wild.
Does anyone know if the "Insane" or "Loremaster" titles with be available on very character, if one of them currently has it?
They're available on every character in the beta right now. Whether or not that behavior persists into the live version of the game is up to Blizzard. But I'd say the outlook looks good.
When did the queue "column" start? What was the first queue?
The first Queue, as it is today, was published on November 15, 2008. That's almost four years ago. The first question asked about hit's importance in Wrath and how it wasn't nearly as fun as attack/spellpower and crit rating.
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