Please, please keep this system in place @Kaivax. In my experience, it’s a pretty 1 sided affair in battlegrounds where Alliance win an overwhelming amount of Battlegrounds. Im sure the team is able to pull the numbers on this.
Having these Battleground queue timers shortened on Horde opens up a whole new aspect to the game for us on Horde. The Burning Crusade experience when I played back in 2006-09 was short Battleground queues, and we could build resilience sets via honor.
This is vital for our success in Arena on the Horde side. 8000 honor for the trinket to break CC with 45 minute queues can literally take up to 16-24 hours of play time to get including wait time in queue. Without this trinket, you do not have a shot of success in arena.
On my 70 Hunter, I waited over 50 minutes to join an Eye of the Storm, only to join a half over game (Which really sucks to miss out on honor in such a long queue) only to lose to the Alliance with a score of – 2000 to 17. This makes the Battleground experience on Horde unplayable without these shortened queue times.
– A 17 year WoW Veteran