Ensign
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
# 1 PvP queue times
12-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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:
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 160
# 2
12-28-2012, 09:29 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.

Last edited by sonicshower; 12-28-2012 at 09:32 PM.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 70
# 3
12-28-2012, 09:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by duskwood View Post
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
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 116
# 4
12-28-2012, 11:47 PM
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.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,997
# 5
12-28-2012, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by stealthrider View Post
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.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."

Look into Vanilla PvP if you're tired of the endless pursuit of grind, utterly unbalanced selections of geardo-inspired traits, and generally unbalanced and careless 'development' made mostly to turn this game into a second job.
Ensign
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
# 6
12-29-2012, 02:11 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.
Career Officer
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 716
# 7
12-29-2012, 03:04 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.
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Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 96
# 8
12-29-2012, 09:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by duskwood View Post
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:
at the moment it is normal, most matches end like 15-0 or 30-0, and who would want to reque after a horrible defeat like that, and also with all the cheese gear and skills we have now most people don't reque for that fact.
and sometimes some people put others down for dieing,
Quote:
How does it feel to die from the worst player in Star Trek Online
Quote:
You Suck, Why do you even Play this game
so why would you want to reque when you get put down

some quotes from players i died agenst

Last edited by alax2011; 12-29-2012 at 09:18 AM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,745
# 9
12-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by alax2011 View Post
and sometimes some people put others down for dieing,


so why would you want to reque when you get put down

some quotes from players i died agenst
None of 'em were OPvPers I bet. They were probably weekend warrior PvEers who think they are PvPers.


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Lieutenant
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 35
# 10
12-31-2012, 02:32 AM
My queues are not usually that bad, I am on GMT though so maybe that is why.

Pre 50 queues are terrible, post 50 they are maybe 10-20 minutes for me on average, usually quicker when I queue for both. It does happen though that when a team is completely obliterated they tend not to queue again for a little while, so it takes a bit of time for the queue to build back up. If its a closer game, you get several in a row .
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