I have the blessing of the powers that be to be the tip of the sword on this one. I am looking to get a bit of organization in rated battlegrounds and the arena.
So here are some factoids.
We currently have a 2, 3, 5 person arena squad. The 2 is filled up, space is open on the 3 and 5.
Arenas are a bit more pick up friendly. I would like to have it so we can hop into a match or two each day or so. They more we play and win, the more conquest points and thus gear. The better we do, the better our chances are at a sweet title, a fairly prestigious mount, also bad ass versions of racial mounts as well as the war mammoth, and guild perks.
Rated battlegrounds are trickier. We need to queue up with a 10 person raid. That takes a bit more planning that getting 1, 2, 4 other people on board in a night. I am open to suggestions on what day of the week would be most amicable for people to do this. Monday is leveling group night. I do not think there is a set in stone PVE raid night.
As most folks know, I am a bit of a weekend warrior[shaman], I do most of my playing in the late morning or early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. I plug in an hour or two a night during the week. This is plenty of time on any night to run 4-6 battlegrounds, depending on how we fair. Most are over, win or lose, after 15 or 20 minutes.
I would propose Wednesday or Thursday around 8-9 server time for when I can run groups through the battlegrounds. But I am flexible, and know many folks are more focused on gearing up for the new dungeons.
Consensus seems to be that Wednesday would be the best time to get folks involved in battleground raiding. This will get you some conquest points, and some more gear.
There is no limit to how many rated battlegrounds we can do in a week, just on how many conquest points we can get. The better that we do, the higher our rating, and the more points we will get.
Conquest points: The minimum is 1343 per week. Strictly speaking, if you max out each week, you should be able to get a new piece every week or two. That is not a "wallet." You can stockpile points week to week, there is just a limit on how much you get each week. Like honor, there is a max to how much you can bank, 4,000. This means that you can stockpile no more than 4,000 total.
Some good info about Conquest Points here.
Cliff Notes would be that your Rated Battleground or Arena Rating needs to be around 1200 to make much of a difference. The current ratio is 1.147322. Multiply that times your rating to get an idea.
It is your highest rated PVP that determines your conquest point cap. You could have a rocking 2v2 rating, and a horrid rated BG rating. Your cap is determined by the top rating.
There are 6 possible brackets for this:
2v2, 3v3, 5v5 arenas
10v10, 15 v15, and 25v25 rated battlegrounds.
Additionally. If you have hit the conquest point for the week, your winnings in Rated Battlegrounds will be converted to honor. You can spend that on more gear, or PVP mounts.