Thanks a lot for the effort. As a casual player I really needed this as i have no idea when doing weekly rbg quests.
Thanks for the guide, this looks like it’ll be useful.
This'll be great for the dozen people that still do rated BG.
We had some issues with the links, but they should be all working now.
As an achievement hunter i was farming the 300 wins achievement for about 40-50 days. In that time i lost all my sanity and turned into the most toxic player ever and i even got silenced for 24h for the 1st time in 12 years of playing this game. Rated Battlegrounds is the most stressful, toxic environment this game has to offer and it's zero fun for 99% of people playing. Here are some examples: players prefer the meta even on low rating of 1000+, they will rather invite 3 boomies and 2 ret paladins instead of for example me, a full geared duelist hunter with all the gems and 252 conduits and 2200 RBG experience (yes it's that bad). After an hour of looking for a group (if you are not a boomie or a ret) you will get invited to one of the groups but now you have to wait another hour for the group to find a tank (the only viable tanks are druids and DHs). Sometimes you can enter a group and the leader of the group will kick you after an HOUR waiting because somebody better applied (usually a boomie who is less geared than you, but hey his a boomie). This system is just miserable and it turns even good people into toxic trash. Developer Holinka even talked about it in a recent interview that they are thinking of doing something with this system, throwing ideas like reducing it to 6 man or making it solo queue like random BGs. Long story short, be warned, rated BGs are ZERO fun and are extremely toxic. The category was dead since it came out in cata and it only started being more popular in SL because they tied gear and conquest to rated BGs. But even now with conquest and gear it's still dying and most of the time there are like 5-10 groups only.
rated bgs are mostly dead on aliance, because no one plays this faction, fix this and maybe there will be someone who wish to play rbgs...
This is great, by giving it a quick browse, indeed it gives many insights into strategies and tips players new to rated battlegrounds should find very helpful. I've personally climbed during legion up to 2,2k rating and during that time, learning the ropes included watching lots of streams or VODs, searching through forums, asking in discord channels and of course learning by mistakes which would cost the game or even a spot in your group - you don't want that. Finding all that info collected into 1 properly assembled place could even help old players that have lost touch with the genre get back in the game, God knows how much rated battlegrounds need more attention. It's been a stagnant and harsh place for a while now.
Mate i play a lot of M+ also but let me tell you something, RBGs are on another level. It's filled with the most toxic people i ever met in any category in any MMO in any game. I think that one of the reasons for people being so toxic in RBGs is because of the failed system in place. As mentioned you need 10 people for this BS who are a certain spec and gear or the whole RBG is going to be a time waste. Biggest example is the tank slot, only guardian druids are viable and you can make an argument for demon hunters but they are far inferior to guardian druids.
As a long-time pve player that has recently had trouble finding good info on how to get into the pvp side of thing, thanks for the time and effort put into this!
I just checked the group finder and there are zero groups for RBGs, on a sunday evening.
Here's the best way to do RBGS: find a community for low CR, or don't touch them at all until SoloQ as you will find nothing but suffering.