I’m sure this will be a topic a lot of players could relate to. Especially when it comes to Epic Battlegrounds.
This Issue At Hand:
I’ve noticed there is some groups out there that will queue for Battlegrounds with the intent to farm the other team and not do any objectives. This as a result makes the match go on for hours on end, Making either players get reported as AFK as they are getting farmed too much or just leaving resulting in getting the deserter debuff.
Tonight, I actually got removed from a few Epic Battlegrounds as pretty much instant I entered I got farmed at the closest graveyard and was getting killed over and over instant I rezzed. I was completely unable to do anything. As a result of this, I was reported AFK and removed from the match.
My Concerns Regarding This:
My largest concern is player(s) including myself getting handed Account-Warnings or even Suspensions for getting reported AFK and removed from Battlegrounds for the reason(s) I stated above. I do know you can be suspended if you are reported too many times as AFK in various Battlegrounds.
So, My largest concern is if you are getting farmed and then kicked as a result of this, Is that you will face either an Account-Warning or Suspension for a situation that is completely out of your control. This wouldn’t be very fair either in my opinion of this were to happen to player(s) in this situation.
How This Can Be Resolved:
There used to be an AddOn. I’m sure many of you folks out there remember it before Blizzard broke it to make groups more fair for PvP. This AddOn was called OQueue. Since this AddOn was broken, Players have still found ways to circumvent the PvP Queues.
The only real resolution I see to resolving this issue is to suspend premade groups from doing either Random Battlegrounds or Random Epic Battlegrounds, And instead restrict premade’s to Rated PvP. This would restrict them to Rated Battlegrounds, Arena’s, or Rated Solo Shuffle, Which I heard will be a feature in the future here on the Forums.
Doing so, Would make doing Random Battlegrounds, and Random Epic Battlegrounds more fair and more enjoyable for teams on both sides. Even I would probably queue for Battlegrounds more if such a policy were to be implemented.
Perhaps even limit how many players may join from each realm when queuing for Battlegrounds in-game. This limit could be limited to 2-3 players per realm. Additionally, Perhaps have a cap on how many players you may queue with.
Personally if you are queuing with your friends, I recommend it be capped as a group of (3) when queuing maximum.
Any larger groups than (3) members would be unable to queue for Battlegrounds unless it is rated!
Any feedback regarding this greatly appreciated! I would love to see your thoughts regarding this! Lets make PvP better and more enjoyable for both the Alliance and Horde!