I was really happy with the announcement of fresh, and the first couple of weeks. Yes, I had three and a half hour queues most days, but that was OK, because I was on a server that wasn’t going to have its population displaced by server transfers, and I am quite happy with my guildies and raid team.
We had a blue post highlighting the issues that adding a 2nd fresh PvP realm is likely to bring negative consequences:
And days later, we had a 2nd fresh PvP realm. I was surprised, and thought perhaps there is some disconnect between management and development.
Sure, I understand some people really cannot deal with queue times, but there are options. There are plenty of servers without queues. Heck, Maladath is also a fresh start server, and I don’t think it has any queues, so people had choices they could make. Anyway, I was disappointed.
The queue times seemed to have gone down considerably, so much so, and so quickly that one forum posted even proposed his theory that the queues were artificial:
To then open up server transfers from Skyfury to Angerforge is disheartening.
Now, I’m not intending on quitting; I still enjoy the game, and I enjoy playing with my guildies, but I am greatly disappointed with the decisions Blizzard has made so far with Wrath with regards to server and population management.