The best games are in the tier 5-8 range. I am finding the UDES-03 Swedish TD a struggle to play well. The gun is good, but if you go into siege mode and get spotted, you take a lot of damage in the time it takes to release the tank to back up quickly. Playing outside of siege mode is preferred, but then you lose any hope of depression. If you can get into a good spot and stay hidden, then you can really do a lot of hurt. But it's very hard to find such spots.
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Posted 02 May 2020 - 1138 AM
The best games are in the tier 5-8 range.
That's what I relegated myself to as well before I quit last time. The problem was with the MM at the time those games still largely sucked. 2-tier spread was still far too common and given the vast discrepancies now compared to when the game came out between tiers if you're bottom tier you might as well alt-tab out or suicide scout because you're going to do squat. If you were top tier in a 3/5/7 match it was equally boring (when I got those games in my Panther/M10 all I had to do was press W to win... that's some amazing gameplay right there).
When I quit last time the MM was getting ravaged on the forums more than normal. Have they made changes to bring in more 1-tier spread or same tier match-ups finally?
Also, whatever happened with Balance 2.0 or whatever their plan was to vastly redo, and reign in, the balance issues plaguing the game?
Edited by Skywalkre, 02 May 2020 - 1139 AM.
Posted 02 August 2020 - 1550 PM
Due to the virus cancelling my vacation plans I had a lot of free time this last week. By chance saw an email in my spam folder from WoT where I could claim 2 weeks of free premium time due to the anniversary. What the hell... loaded it up again for shits and giggles.
Focused on just getting as much cash as I could get just in case hell froze over and I had fun again. Spent the first half of the day jumping between the T34, Panther/M10, and P88. The games weren't bad, actually, and it was amusing how I was averaging about the same across all 3 tanks (~50k... years ago the T34 was the clear frontrunner in regards to generating credits).
However, in due time, the cracks turned into chasms. Arty is still cancer. Those damned wheeled vehicles are still cancer (one guy even talked some trash to me after a game acting like he was such a badass for not dying in the tier 10 wheelie... yeah, bro, such mad skillz when you're playing a broken vehicle). MM is still broken (the 3/5/7 games when I was in the P/M10 were a complete joke... just press W to dominate... and had my highest grossing game with 120k in one such scenario). Maps are still mostly bad.
The one plus I'll give to WoT is that the installer now shows you videos explaining some fairly obscure mechanics. Nicely done! I was half hoping when I got to play you'd notice the players having learned something across the board. Nope! (Was also interesting to note that I recognized one clan from back when I played... and it was a clan that was full of assholes back then and still is... probably sums up what's happened to the playerbase as a whole.)
Still the possibility of a great game if they wanted to make it...