I was just thinking about this. Let's take the following situation as an example. You have a AV Instance going on right now, and it's 40 on 40. You have people in queue on both sides, less than 20 as an example so you don't have a 2nd instance about to start.
Now, you have 2 full raid groups about to queue up, one alliance, and one horde. What happens? Do the 2 40 person groups end up joining the same instance? Does the alliance 40 person group end up joining its own instance with the less than 20 of the Horde?
How about this. Let's take our server for instance. We have 1 AV instance going, and it's full. We have 1-2 alliance in queue, and about 100 Horde of which 40 is a raid group. A full raid group of 40 alliance queues up. What happens? Do the 2 raid groups get their own instance? Or is it going to be the 40 person raid group vs. random Horde who queued up first? Does it end up being the 1-2 Alliance who queued up first 38-39 of the raid group?
Does anyone actually know anything about this? If not, we should try to get a group of 40 alliance (preferably of the same guild so we can get some good battles goin) and a group of 40 EJ to try to enter the queue at the same time and see what happens.
So I'm curious. It seems as though Alliance's main problem with BG participation is that they wouldn't be with anyone they like. Now, why don't you guys get a full raid group together and then go head to an AV? Don't you realize that the instance will be created pretty much instantly and you'll in a BG with everyone who you want to be with?
So you want to meet up with 40 friends and see a flick- great. But the ticket dude has alliance guys in line ahead of you- and they already have some of the tickets to fill the spots that your 40 friends need. So you figure eh, what the hell we'll buy tickets for a show when we can all go together, and you enter your raid group as a whole into the queue.
Well, apparently the theatre wont start the movie until there are enough alliance and horde in their seats for the FIRST show. So, what ends up happening is that in order for your entire raid group to get in, there have to be enough alliance to start the movie (20 i think? 25? something like that) with the (40) horde that are already in there, and THEN you get to go sit down in a different theatre (AV2) with (40) other horde and watch a movie.
Well the problem is, there are never 20-25 alliance in the queue ahead of your raid- instead there are like 6 - so the movie never starts.
Originally Posted by The Real Elfan (NOT A FAKE),June 22nd, 2005 @ 2:50PM
It does make coordination tricky though.
Well, to be quite honest, we don't really coordinate anything with most non-EJ in our battlegrounds. It's usually just EJ on our Vent server with very few exceptions. The most EJ we've ever had in one instance was around 19 I think. The rest were SHM/GS and the token non-raid-group'd SoS members.
Then again 19 coordinated EJ is a lot better than 40 people doing nothing together. I did however notice that in that particular instance, the Alliance were almost always in the same battle, which is why it took us so long to win.
So when you are using the ctarid keyword join feature, what message do you spam when you are trying to get people to join? The only way to get most of the alliance in AV into one raid is "OMG GROUP FORMING 4 KORRAK PST!!!!!111" Also I find many alliance have reading comprehension issues that make phrasing the message correctly important.