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duskwood 12-28-2012 10:25 PM

PvP queue times
 
Hi there,

just came back after 2 1/2 years of not playing, and to be honest, I've been enjoying the game a ton!

However one of the main things that determines whether or not I stay in an MMO is pvp and how easily accessible it is. I love me some pve, but my friends and I regularly run a 4 man pvp group in all the MMOs we play when we get bored of pve.

So far I have sat in queues for 30+ minutes before giving up and going to play ToR or RIFT. Is this normal? Is it an off day? Is there a time of day people pvp more?

I mean, theres TONS of people on, 36 instances of ESD and multiple of a lot of others....

whats goin on D:

sonicshower 12-28-2012 10:29 PM

I usually queue for PVP once in a blue moon if and when I can get a team together. Even then when that happens my friends are I are doing private matches. I suspect most others do the same.

rjam0 12-28-2012 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duskwood (Post 7273721)
So far I have sat in queues for 30+ minutes before giving up and going to play ToR or RIFT. Is this normal? Is it an off day? Is there a time of day people pvp more?

I PvP frequently and the main time I notice that I have to wait in queues for that long is around 7pm UTC/GMT +10. I guess that is when a large portion of the playerbase is asleep in some other timezone. It's kind of a bummer cause it's prime time for play where I am but there's not much that can be done about it.

Maybe ask in OPvP for players to queue up at those times, and the ones who are online, add them as friends so you know of other players who PvP at that time :)

stealthrider 12-29-2012 12:47 AM

I think the queues may be a bit bugged atm. Sometimes they just aren't popping despite appearing to be full. Normally that doesn't happen.

patrickngo 12-29-2012 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by stealthrider (Post 7274391)
I think the queues may be a bit bugged atm. Sometimes they just aren't popping despite appearing to be full. Normally that doesn't happen.

"Normally?" au contraire, this IS how it is, "Normally"-tonight's been an exceptional night-it popped three times before dropping the oil pan-three matches in less than 4 hours of waiting.

"Normally" it's about a 2 hour wait, sometimes longer, in the hours I'm on, but tonight it was only an average of 45 minutes to an hour.

that's Blazin' speed.

NOW, about 6 months ago, it was about 5-15 minutes' wait, about the same as the wait times when STF's had different loot and people who wanted the elite ground gear had to actually bite down and play ground missions to get it.

3 months ago, it was 10 to 20 minutes-a little longer than an STF wait-time (still in season 6, people had to grind for the starbases, no room to PvP in their schedules...)

NOW (Season 7) it's pretty much proof that some of us are masochistic enough to endure a wait time that swallows the rest of the evening to get one, maybe two matches in...if we're lucky.

duskwood 12-29-2012 03:11 AM

Hm.

Well I hope it picks up :(

I am honestly having a blast with the PvE content, and a lot has been done to make this game more enjoyable since launch. I was questing and chatting to my friends, telling em all how they should come play! Even got three of them to download it and hop on, they were enjoying it as well.

Then we queued for pvp....and after today we all went back to SWTOR :(

I am the only one of the 4 of us that will likely still log in to just check now every once in a while. It's a real bummer.

mancom 12-29-2012 04:04 AM

The general issue with PvP is that basically only FvF space arena and c&h at VA level start somewhat fast. The remaining queues (ground, FvK, lower levels) have insanely long waiting times.

duaths1 12-29-2012 04:12 AM

friday's and weekend it's ok at lvl 50.

this will change, when they add the Fleet Marks reward for PVPing as they announced..

also, it sometimes helps shouting in Zone channel/DOFFJOBS channel/EliteSTF channel -

looking for soome coward Fed's which are not scared to face me in the arena

queue for PVP and face your death - several times


= some of the best matches i did achieve with these lines :D

zarathos1978 12-29-2012 04:56 AM

When I was leaving, the waiting time in VA queues in my timezone: GMT+1 was at nights (8-10PM) was above two hours. If I had luck, I was getting 1 fight in the time I schedulded to play STO. With lot of luck - 2 fights, at least one being C&H, mostly FvF. FvK is quite dead.

In the same time, lower level (cmdr-RA) PvP queues were not starting at all - those were dead. I was once sitting for 6 hours (7PM-2AM) and not single fight started. Neither Arena nor C&H. I suppose it is still alive, even if dying, with Klinks leveling and so, but if you are Europe and simmilar timezones, you need a LOT of luck to get a match.

PvP below cmdr level is dead.

I do not know if anything changed sine S7 launch (at this time I left, more or less) but I doubt it got any better.

guriphu 12-29-2012 05:41 AM

I don't have any trouble getting a space pvp match within a few minutes of queuing at VA 50. Ground pvp can take longer, because the population is smaller. There really isn't much pvp going on in the lower levels, probably because leveling in STO is so fast. Primetime is the eight hours or so bracketing 10pm Eastern Time.


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