Do upgrades even work anymore?
When it was still called OPR, upgraded submissions never took more than 5 days in my area (Hamburg, Germany). But ever since OPR was changed into Wayfarer, things seem to have changed drastically. We’re already waiting more than 3 weeks for any upgraded submissions and nothing seems to be moving forward at all. I currently have around 30 active submissions, 7 of them upgraded, 20 of them In Voting. Oldest one from over 5 months ago.
Curiously, players from the neighbor Level 6 cell (~20 km from here) receive results within about a week of submitting without even using an upgrade.
So I wondered, do upgrades even work anymore?
How is it in your area? Do upgrades really still make a difference and get results faster for you? Or is the turnaround time about the same for upgraded and non-upgraded submissions nowadays?