11/18/2012 06:52 PMBut that 1% expands daily at an exponential rate. Its just a first on the block thing that seems to irritate people.
Posted by Hatsune
This is 100% spot on. I don't know how many American (north, central and south) subs there are out of the 10 million world wide players, but for arguments sake lets say its 4 million.
There are about 250 north american servers. If 250 servers * 300 tickets a month=75k players the first month. 75k people a month does sound nice until you realize 75k is only 2.5% of 3 million. In two months only 5% of the players will have access.
If we assume it takes all 75k one month to get top rank (we don't know this, could take two weeks), your best possible scenario is that after 60 days from the patch, only a maximum of 7.5% of the playerbase will have seen this content.
Being that I am unaware if this is 10 tickets a day per faction or just per server. I've never used BMAH so I don't know if its cross faction. I think it is, but if it is not, then you could double all my figures above, but sadly that still only puts us at 15% of the base in two months. Pretty sad.
One interesting thing to note, if you are on a busy server, you have a significantly smaller chance of ever seeing this content compared to a low pop realm. Low pop servers that may only have 1000 players may very well have every member of the realm in the BG within 3 months.
The queue times will also be much better on a tiny server. I can only wait to hear how much crying will come out of high pop realms. 300 tickets a month for 10k players. Yeah, that's fun.