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draugris

The older i get the more i can’t stand queues anymore. I am on the fence now for canceling my wow subscription over the queues on my server. I am not willing wasting 2 hours of my possible play time in a login queue so i stopped playing already. Blizzard announced free transfers so i will see how that evolves. If it stays the same then screw classic.

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PlasmaJohn

Login queues? Not really. Dungeon queues? Only if they impede my progress.

If Square is serious about “fixing” 14’s levelling problem then they need to decouple the hard (mandatory) and soft (awful mission xp) requirements to run instances. This goes both ways. They also need to stop gating dungeons by MSQ progression.

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NeoWolf

Not at all, plus queues are super rare these days mostly only a launch or expansion release issue.. 99% of the time you just don’t have them to deal with. And most queues cycle through really quickly anyway so it isn’t like the old days where you could be sat hours in a queue, these days your lucky if it is more than a minute or two tops if that..

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Axetwin .

Actually yeah. Wildstar. I tried for 2 weeks to play that at the f2p launch and eventually gave up. I came back to it a year or so later, but by that point a large portion of the playerbase had moved on, and so everywhere felt like a ghost town.

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Zero_1_Zerum

I don’t know. If I was waiting a long time, I probably would just play something else, and if it happened every time, I’d uninstall the game. But, I haven’t tried or played enough MMOs to encounter much queues.

I have, however, had queues turn me off certain in game features, at least temporarily. I play DPS when I do random dungeons in ESO. One of the first times I did it, was waiting for a long time to get into a dungeon, because apparently a lot of people DPS. Whatever, that’s my play style. But, I was waiting for at least 20 minutes before I got into a dungeon. For some reason, the rest of the group was a lot further in to the dungeon and I started at the beginning. I got lost on the way, and got in a fight by myself with some mobs, and died, so I got sent back to the beginning and had to try running to the rest of the group again. This whole time, they didn’t bother to come help, and were very rude, and then kicked me before I could get to them. After waiting for what seemed like forever, I didn’t even get to play the dungeon. I was like, “This is why I don’t play games with other people!!!” It put me off random dungeons for a long time.

But, a few weeks later, I got bored with just doing quests, and decided to take another crack at random dungeons. This time, I got put in with a group of high level players, who turned out to be pretty nice. They were further along, but came back to the beginning to get me. They knew the route, and gave pointers on how to deal with the bosses. I actually had fun.

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David Blair

You know, through the month of August in FF14 with a queue to get into the game and queues now for tanks to get into Raids/Dungeons I was like, “This game doesn’t want me to play it.”

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Toy Clown

For the most part no, because I learned to plan around queues whenever I dealt with them. If I knew I had a bit of a wait, I’d fire the computer up as soon as I got home, then went about dinner and such before sitting down to play.

The only bad part about queues is if I lost connection and had to go through it all over again. That is where it really bothers me!

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Dwarf-Orc

I get FOMO, so, no.

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Utakata

I’m really not that impatient.

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thalendor

Nope. I don’t like queues anymore than anyone else but I’ve never been put off from a game simply due to a queue. I’ll cope by either doing something else while I wait if the queue is more than a couple minutes or just not even bother trying to log in if the queue is particularly excessive. Liking the game once I’m past the queue is the far more important part.