Jun 27th 2007 2:22PM Just what rogues need, another melee dps guy contending for their melee dps spot. And this one can spot heal, bubble and wears plate!
jk, rock on pallies I'm glad to see ret become more functional. I'm kind of scared of what this will mean for the arena though, pallies are already scary enough! Hopefully the burst potential is low, but good sustained raid dps?
Jun 8th 2007 8:00PM I'm not claiming they are balanced overall, but I am claiming that if they merged them to one battlegroup they would be worse.
The disparity between alliance and horde has historically been around 2:1 in favor of alliance. wowcensus.com is down atm so I can't link to the exact numbers.
If all the servers merged together, there would be twice as many alliance players queue'ing for BGs vs the horde. 2000 alliance players and 1000 horde players means that half of the alliance players are waiting for horde to finish their games to start the next round.
Obviously there are many servers were horde outnumbers alliance despite the overall trend. Blizzard more than likely used these servers to attempt to balance the ratio as much as they could in each battlegroup.
Or maybe they didn't, I've never actually seen a blue comment on this, just my 2c :)
Jun 8th 2007 6:51PM The problem with merging all the realms together is the overall imbalance between horde and alliance population. If they merged everything together there would be a ridiculous imbalance with the alliance dominating. This would lead to even larger queue times for the alliance.
So, they keep the battlegroups split apart trying to balance as well as they can the over horde pop servers vs the over alliance pop servers.