Friday, March 28 2008 @ 02:51 AM EDT
Contributed by: naiyaa
This is possibly the end of premades.
Premades take time and effort to organize. If your chances of winning are just as good with a PUG, why bother to do it? We make premades because it gives us an advantage... a way to more efficiently get the rewards we seek.Now (due to queue times) it is actually less efficient to do a premade than to solo queue.
So premades will spend longer in the queue, fight in longer battles, and still have no better chance of winning. It's kinda like Arenas... except you don't get any reward for having a good group with a high rating. Battlegrounds are now not for people who need gear. Get gear by solo queuing. Only run premades if you're willing to spent 45 minute turn around times on games, for no reward.
Excuse my language, but *censored* Blizzard for doing this. They have basically destroyed premades and made it even harder for people without gear to get gear. Rich get richer once again. Our one weapon was superior tactics and communication to overcome the gear gap. But now even that's gone.