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The Queue: The right and wrong ways to post Recount results {WoW}

Mar 9th 2011 3:25PM I absolutely hate it when people ask for damage meters in any dungeon or raid (outside of a guild run.) If people want to know what the damage meters are they should install it themselves, IMO. Don't ask me-- go download it.

Win everyAir desktop app for the iPad {WoW}

Nov 25th 2010 2:45PM I'd give this a shot on my iPad.

The Queue: So much awesome it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. {WoW}

Feb 17th 2010 10:48AM @Sinthar

The tone I didn't like in the original response was the condescending "Do you not understand" crap.

In all honesty, I guess I hadn't thought it all through. Like TR said, often times I have joined a group where there is a tank and healer in place and yet the DPS spot doesn't fill up-- and not just has a ? but hasn't been assigned to someone yet. I suppose that was the original impetus for the question. I just don't fully understand how it all works.

But as far as the original question, I guess I was trying to keep the question itself simple. I want to know what causes long queue times for DPS, opening the answer up to all the factors. I never would have thought it was simple supply and demand. Like I said, I would NOT have assumed the population was that skewed, which is why I was asking the question in the first place. I realize that the numbers I used are pie in the sky numbers (I made them up to illustrate my point and further the question.) But maybe that's the further question: are tanks and healers really THAT more rare than DPS or is there something more to the tool that causes DPS such long queues?

And incidentally, your tone isn't such a treat, either. You don't need to say something like "you're incredibly uninformed." I know there's a tank shortage. Thank you. I've been playing WoW since release and I play two end game tanks, in fact. There's simply no need for you to respond like that and there was no need for Hyacinthe to, either.

Anyhow... I still hope that someone from the Wow.com staff will answer this in a future queue because I genuinely would like to understand more of the factors that go into it. I have alt DPS toons that I simply can't stomach running through the tool because of the lengths of the queues...

The Queue: So much awesome it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. {WoW}

Feb 17th 2010 10:46AM @Sinthar

The tone I didn't like in the original response was the condescending "Do you not understand" crap.

In all honesty, I guess I hadn't thought it all through. Like TR said, often times I have joined a group where there is a tank and healer in place and yet the DPS spot doesn't fill up-- and not just has a ? but hasn't been assigned to someone yet. I suppose that was the original impetus for the question. I just don't fully understand how it all works.

But as far as the original question, I guess I was trying to keep the question itself simple. I want to know what causes long queue times for DPS, opening the answer up to all the factors. I never would have thought it was simple supply and demand. Like I said, I would NOT have assumed the population was that skewed, which is why I was asking the question in the first place. I realize that the numbers I used are pie in the sky numbers (I made them up to illustrate my point and further the question.) But maybe that's the further question: are tanks and healers really THAT more rare than DPS or is there something more to the tool that causes DPS such long queues?

And incidentally, your tone isn't such a treat, either. You don't need to say something like "you're incredibly uninformed." I know there's a tank shortage. Thank you. I've been playing WoW since release and I play two end game tanks, in fact. There's simply no need for you to respond like that and there was no need for Hyacinthe to, either.

Anyhow... I still hope that someone from the Wow.com staff will answer this in a future queue because I genuinely would like to understand more of the factors that go into it. I have alt DPS toons that I simply can't stomach running through the tool because of the lengths of the queues...

The Queue: So much awesome it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. {WoW}

Feb 17th 2010 2:12AM Hyacinthe, you don't need to take that tone, do you? I do understand supply and demand and I do understand balance (though obviously those were rhetorical questions.)

Is that really the full answer? Are tanks and healers that incredibly under-represented? By your supply and demand/condescending answer, you're suggesting that in order to have instant queues, there would have to be 3 times as many DPS as there are tanks and healers (1 tank, 1 healer, 1 DPS.) But in my battle group, tank queues are instant, healers are around a minute, and DPS waits maybe a half hour or more. So that means that there are 30 times more DPSers than tanks and healers? So you're suggesting that there are, say, 100 tanks, 150 healers, and 3000 DPSers in the tool? I wouldn't assume, at all, that the population is that skewed.

So yes, it was (and still is) a serious question. And I ask the question here because I could have considered supply and demand on my own-- but the LFD tool apparently takes more into account than simple supply and demand. For example, I've read some things about how it purposely takes people of varying gear levels. So I was hoping for some further educated opinions about ALL the possible factors for those long queues.

The Queue: So much awesome it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. {WoW}

Feb 16th 2010 10:47PM I have a question that I'm dying to know and really hope it gets answered. If DPS so greatly outnumber tanks and healers, why are there such long queues for DPS players in the LFD tool? What causes those long waits for DPSers?

Breakfast Topic: The high cost of playing {WoW}

Dec 6th 2009 11:21AM I've always thought the character transfer should be extended to multiple characters, as in you could select as many characters on a server as you want, pay the one fee, and transfer them over. That way, if you wanted to transfer one, you could. But if you have five 80's, like me, you wouldn't have to pay so much to keep them all together. Because of that accumulating fee, I feel like I'm stuck on my current server forever. It just seems like it would be so simple to make their money while still making things work better for the customer.

WoW.com TCG Loot Giveaway: Sandbox Tiger and the Flag of Ownership {WoW}

Oct 13th 2009 5:02PM Daddy needs some loot!

Searching for the most popular server {WoW}

Oct 4th 2009 1:11AM Band of Brothers? Cake? Birds of Prey? Blak Ogre Clan? My, oh my, whoever is the old-school Dunemaulian putting up that screenie!?