The waiting game that is…what is up with these freakin queues? My computer locked up and now I’m back in queue for the next 90 minutes. We are well past the “Oh its the Christmas” rush. Shouldn’t be “well the expansion pack has brought back all kinds of players” because the newness has worn off for many already. Blizzard has mentioned that a great deal of lag is due to Winter Grasp but I’m not talking bout lag, I’m talking about queue time. I have to queue a good hour before raid invites to make sure I’m there on time. I know Blizzard can’t wave a magic wand and have it all disappear next Tuesday but there is some area for improvement…
GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DO! Why must I stare at a snowy screen with a pissed dragon howling at me every 90 seconds? Can’t we add in some mini game like Bejeweled here? That game is set up to launch when you are on a long flightpath…lets have something launch when I’m in a long queue. I know I can Alt-Tab and read the web or post on my blog (which is why this is up now) but why would you want to. Isn’t it your job to engage the gamer? What if I get caught up in a dashing game of Yahoo checkers and forget about playing all together?
TOO BAD! I can’t forget about wow because of the screaming dragon in the background. And kudos to you Blizz for adding in the ability to turn off the sound from the login screen. That was awesome…but now can we get to allowing that feature while I’m staring at this queue window? I can’t do anything without dropping from queue.
So I guess Blizzard has me as part of their captive audience but chooses to not do much about it. I can’t even cruise the “latest news” from this screen. They should at least add the in-game knowledge base here…most people don’t even know that exists in game. I guess I’ll get my fill of the undead by playing L4D for the next ….78 mins. If you want to join hit me up on Steam.
What would you change about the queue screen?