Frontlines is up and running. I highly recommend everyone give it a chance. IMNSHO this mode is what WoT should have always been.
The map is huge. As such you get far less of the corridor BS that plagues normal WoT maps and more rolling, gentle terrain (though the unnatural rock outcroppings everywhere still exist). Given this one difference in map design the superheavies that thrive in the corridor BS that is normal WoT are much more easy to handle as it's so easy to flank them (and remain unseen, in particular, while doing so).
No fixed timer. If the attacker is really bad and/or the defender is really good the game is over quickly. No long, drawn out fights that you know you're going to lose like you get in WoWs. As an attacker having to capture points to give yourself more time means you have to be aggressive so the camping-like-bitches BS you see all the time in regular WoT is less viable. Games are longer than normal WoT affairs, obviously, but still shorter than what you'd see in a MOBA (my first game today was 26m and was a defensive win in the last zone... so slightly longer than a full WoWs game but action-packed the entire time).
The only issue I have right now is one I made myself. The game mode is currently tier 8 only and I sold off most of my tier 8s or moved their crews to other vehicles when I came back to the game months ago. As such I'm left with the Panther 8,8 (bleh), stock WZ-132 (with a fresh crew with no 6th Sense), and a Pershing (great crew... but what a shit tank these days).
Still, with less than optimal vehicles and crews this mode is fun. Yes... I said that. Check it out. Good times to be had.
Edited by Skywalkre, 07 May 2018 - 1537 PM.