Honest question. Ehh, make that two. How is low tier gameplay... good? Why should any new player stick around with this game unless they have an interest in tanks and just want to see pixel WW2 vehicles on screen?
I ask because with the holiday event I decided to play some low tier vehicles in new branches that came out while I was away (Swedish and Czech lines). I've just played 5 straight games in the ST vz. 39 and lost them all (and averaged maybe 150ish damage a game). It's mostly stock but I do have a female commander so at least I have Sixth Sense (a new player wouldn't and probably wouldn't even know what it meant when it went off). My gun has pen of all of 62mm. I refuse to spam gold (and a new player likely couldn't afford gold). I can't do shit.
Seriously... how is this fun? How is this engaging gameplay? How is it anything but annoying? I know how to play. Settling back down in the mid tiers recently my wn8 was in the 2400-2700 the last week or so. Knowing how to play is meaningless when even when doing the right thing I can't pen anything (insult to injury was bouncing every shot off a tier 6 light a few games ago).
WG isn't completely stupid. Have they just given up trying to make WoT an enjoyable game at all tiers? Have they simply honed in on the older, WW2-nostalgia crowd and are simply milking them dry while they can? What other explanations are there?