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#0 - 2010/11/03 07:12:27 PM
As we previously announced, we’re in the process of rolling out region-wide battleground matchmaking. Once completed, all realms for our North American players will be matching together for battlegrounds, and four larger groups for dungeon finder use. This is a large technical undertaking, and while we’re extremely excited to see this huge advancement in connecting players within World of Warcraft completed, the complexity means we’ll be rolling it out slowly in a staggered approach.

Battlegroup listings and which realms are within each can be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/pvp/battlegrounds/battlegroups/


Phase 1 - Completed 10/26

Battlegrounds
The below battlegroups are now linked for battleground matchmaking.
    Whirlwind
    Emberstorm

Dungeon Finder
The below battlegroups are now linked within their group for dungeon finder matchmaking.
    Group A
    Whirlwind
    Emberstorm


Phase 2 – Completed 11/3/10

Battlegrounds
Two additional battlegroups are added and all four are linked for battleground matchmaking.
    Whirlwind
    Emberstorm
    Vengeance
    Bloodlust

Dungeon Finder
The below realms are linked within their groups for dungeon finder matchmaking. In the final phase, all realms are expected to be grouped in this manner.
    Group A
    Whirlwind
    Emberstorm

    Group B
    Stormstrike
    Nightfall
    Retaliation


Final Phase – TBD based on performance of previous phases

We’ll be updating this thread as these phases progress.

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#28 - 2010/11/03 10:32:32 PM
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Will battleground matching/LFD matching apply to arenas aswell?


No. Arena is still based on individual Battlegroups.

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#29 - 2010/11/03 10:38:22 PM
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There is absolutely no reason that they cannot make region-wide 5-mans if they can link region-wide battlegrounds.


Yes, there is, which is why we're not doing it at this time. The dungeon finder system is far more complex than the battleground queue system. We're continuing to evaluate the possibility of a region wide LFD, but it's not something we're currently planning for.

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There is no reason that players on Emberstorm and Whirlwind should be punished.


You now have more players available in your LFD queues than you did before. That's not a punishment.

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#195 - 2010/11/09 08:52:13 PM
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Great update, however I have been seeing people from Shadowburn and Rampage in the LFD tool on Reckoning. According to your update, this shouldn't be happening. :-) Did these accidentally get connected?


It's a known configuration error that we're working to resolve, thanks for the report. :)