My wife and I finally got some WoW time this weekend.
I tell her, “meet me at Khadgar in Dalaran and we’ll pick up where we left off.”
She says, “I’m at Khadgar”
I don’t see her. Hmmm. Oh, yeah – phasing. I invite her to my party, and then *POP* she appear standing next to me.
Issue #1 – I have no idea how the phasing works, but you would think that people on your own server – especially in your own guild – would be given some preferential treatment when phasing happens. You should be more likely to be in the same phase with people on your server or in your guild.
Later, we are questing in Suramar. Parts of the intro questline there must be done solo, so even though we are in the same party and on the same quest we cannot see each other. Alright, I get it – the quest was designed for solo play so this is a choice made by the developers.
But then the quests are over, I see other players standing in Meredil, but not my wife. She’s on my minimap, but I don’t see her. I drop group and reinvite her. *POP* there she is.
Issue #2 – people in a party together should always be in the same phase by default
I will say that the phasing has made it sometime inconvenient to quest together while leveling. I get the reasons for it, and I see the utility of it, but there are times when it is a hassle.