Well I’ll be buggered.
Dara and I have been leveling our closet alts through a mix of activities.
- Questing – I kill the mobs, she collects the loot (assuming she isn’t too busy skinning).
- Dungeons – I do the killing while she finds the right corridor to where the rest of the party is.
- BGs – I head to the graveyard while she stealths on the outside (Hell, she remembered to stealth even found the stealth button, that’s a good start).
We have been leveling in tandem, so we would start each level kind of together, but somehow I will always reach the next level 1st (she calls me a cheater).
It’s not a big issue, I let her catch up… sometimes.
What is an issue though is this funny quirk, I’m going to call it a bug, where if one of us levels up (yes, 50% of the time me), that one gets kicked from the BG (or instance for that matter) queue.
So imagine if you will...
- Join BG queue as team
- 20 minutes into the 3 minute average wait time, one of us dings.
- Some short time later (let’s say less that another 30 minutes for the 3 minute queue), the BG/Instance pops and in we go…
Well, in one of us goes, because the other was kicked from the queue when they leveled.
Fortunately we are on voice comms, so most of the time the biggest loss is the previous x times average BG queue we have waited.
However some times one of us clicks enter battle without thought (often when we have rushed back to the PC to see the pop and frantically enter so we can play together, only to discover the other wasn’t in the queue).
Then we have to choose between deserter debuff or solo BG.
I kind of understand the logic, even if it is incorrect.
For dungeons any level up might mean a new instance selection, so start again… but…
In BGs the selection only changes every 5 levels, with the change of brackets.
It’s only a minor thing I know, but it burns time and divides our leveling… and it’s no where near as bad as an interrupted Mage table…
Ohhh Mage tables
Gnome: /click for food
Gnome: Damn which one of you moved
Dara: Whoops sorry I think it was me… but I clicked at least.
You see, that’s one thing I have confirmed playing a dirty Lock… you can interrupt Soul Wells and just start them up again… but with Mage tables you get the 5 minute cooldown, just cause some over eager player clicked on the move, or forgot they had clicked but remembered it was time to buff.
Meh, you probably have enough minor annoyances of your own to read about mine.
Gnomer and Out!
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