I started an in-game PvP poll on the Horde side on the 20th november 2015. It is now the 28th and the poll is ending. Results are [here] and presented below.
|A typical answer. Albeit one that is quite motivating :)|
|A high EU representation and low NA. Perhaps because my guildmates know me a little they were more active in this poll.|
Out of the 58 raiders 57 specified whether they participated in PvP (>1 battleground per week). 29 (51%) said yes and 28 (49%) said no. 17 of the 29 raiders that said they did battlegrounds went further and defined how many battlegrounds they did per week. The results ranged from 1-105, with a median of 10.
|While many raiders do some PvP, they do a small amount of those.|
|Current barriers to PvP show more diversity than premades alone|
There may have been some confusion with the second question (raidlogging mostly for raids) or mistakes made by the participants as two players answered yes but then also said they did battlegrounds in amounts greater than all other raiders did (105 and 70 BG per week respectively).
The current data shows that while a substantial portion of raiders raidlog (37%), the majority does not (63%). Half of the raiders (51%) already participate in organized battlegrounds, although they seem to do a small amount of those (10 BG median per week with population size = 17). A great majority of raiders are interested in doing more PvP (82%). The most frequent barriers involve premades (17%), lack of time and queue time (16%), other interests (14%), not enough players (9%), lack of gear (7%), not enough PvP at NA times (6%) and lack of diversity in BG and groups (6%). Interestingly 14% of the players said they did not encounter barriers preventing them from doing PvP.
Thus it can be said that a) raiders are interested in doing more PvP, b) raiders already participate in PvP in moderate amounts, c) many raiders can do PvP without issues, d) raiders in general do not raidlog and e) 7 main barriers prevent raiders from doing more PvP.
Future discussions should focus on bringing those barriers down with either community actions or moderator / gamemaster actions if the goal is to make the raiders do more PvP to solve the battleground shortcoming issue.
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