World of Warcraft’s patch 6.2.1 will let you betray your faction for queue times

    
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This is not ambiguous. It actually seems pretty straightforward.

The factional split between the Horde and the Alliance in World of Warcraft has taken a drubbing for a while, simply because the two factions wind up working together to beat one enormous threat or another every single expansion. Frankly, the only place where the strong factional split makes any sense is in the game’s PvP matches. So the developers are responding to this by allowing some cross-factional play… in PvP matches only.

The Mercenary mode is in place when queue times for PvP have gotten out of hand, allowing you to queue and appear as a member of the other faction. The net result will be shorter queues for all and a larger pool of potential players, although you won’t get to see your fantasy of an orc raising his sword alongside draenei.

The next patch will also be rolling out flying in Draenor, which is currently being tested for any bugs or incompatibilities.

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dionm01
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Good day everyone, I had to give my 2¢ regarding pack 6.2.1.  I copied my main to the test server (PTR) and I am flying around.  I started a new character just for the hell of it,  to see if I was able to fly at level 90.  Once I got through the starting area, I was able to start flying with no problems.
This to me is a breath of fresh air for me in allowing my Alts level up in a more fun way.  And the time that they released flying (a BIG IF!!!) On this Tuesdays downtime the 21st of July.  In my opinion would be a “good time” and be worth the time invested that it took to get pathfinder achievement.  If blizzard waits too long, then players like me would be extremely annoyed.  We know it doesn’t take much anymore for Blizzard to Piss Off their player base which is sad.
Me personally, my account is still offline and waiting for them to throw the switch to start rolling up my Alts and having fun playing the game with my family.  So in the meantime I’ll get my flying fix by flying in X-Plane 10 from destination to destination all over the United States.  Oh by the way, self promotion plug, if you want to torture yourself, you can watch the flights that I’ve done on my  You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-YCIlaLw8a4FntliETiWBg?view_as=public or when I stream over at Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/dionsol2/ .  Enter if you dare for extreme flying goodness and total boredom.  All flights are done in real time at the day of recording with no pauses.  These are all endurance flights, Take care and see you in game. 
Dion Markgraf
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lvl 100 Undead Warlock
Terokkar US
WOW resident, Flight Simulation & Aviation Enthusiast

Gavin_Lafferty
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Gavin_Lafferty

MorpayneRADIO Yes because being outnumbered 3 to 1 with the resulting longer queues for everything is a brilliant feeling. Now we have to suffer under near parity.

Damn Blizzard for providing options for all tastes on both sides, so one side aint completely pretty and one side aint completely monsters.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Smiggins DugFromTheEarth One could say the same about some opinions here on the discussion boards :P

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Lol. WoW.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

DugFromTheEarth The PVP in WoW is so terrible they should just remove it.

rogerstim37
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I kind of see why they did this . When I have tired going back to WoW and did the battlegrounds the Horde seemed to dominate so much in the battlegroup I was in that it was almost impossible to win . It works well in Rift . 

Having said that I imagine this will be forced through on pvp servers which will destroy some of the atmosphere of the game in the same way as the looking for a group tool did ( killing a lot of world pvp ) .

As always Blizzard misses out on what they need to do to stop losing subscriptions but I wonder if they did offer advanced difficulty servers and progressions servers which turned the clock back to a time would people trust them ? Blizzard has made a name for itself for extremely easy and casual gameplay ( in spite of what those still playing it may argue ) . 

Its going to be hard if not impossible to shake that perception for the tens if not hundreds of millions of gamers who are not Blizzard fans .

rogerstim37
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rogerstim37

theeknighthood chosenxeno WoW borrowed or some would say stole ideas from many mmos that came before it and came after it . 

It did have some original ideas of its own but the idea its totally innovative and original is as misconception and as big an amount of bullcrap as the idea that Marvel comics is far more routed in science than DC comics . 

When you get older you can see through all the hype and see it for what it is s.

JakeBoller
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JakeBoller

Zariarn chosenxeno Sorenthaz Walpurgisnacht I also love Vanilla, best version of WoW for me, by far. If Blizz ever releases a Vanilla server, I will instantly resub.

cheesybites76
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cheesybites76

I haven’t played WoW since about mid-MoP, but after playing on and off since 2007, this is something that has been sorely needed for a long time.  The unfortunate side of this is that Blizz has made such a mess of PvP in general (at least on the BG side of things) that this Mercenary deal might have come just a tad too late.
I always played Horde, and I lost count of the number of us who had blacklisted AV and IoC for God only knows how long because they were a waste of time.  For someone like me who used to count PvP as a major part of my endgame, that sort of thing was one of the factors that ultimately drove me away from the game.
Now, if the devs would just learn to balance PvE and PvP separately……..

Zariarn
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Zariarn

chosenxeno Zariarn Sorenthaz Walpurgisnacht To each their own I guess but I loved Vanilla.  No motorcycles, lol.