I rarely use additional resources, i barely shoot gold and I don't have any clan source for it. I make do with what I have and also rarely play tier 9-10 as almost everyone is using gold and therefore at a complete disadvantage. the real fun in this game is tier 4-8 and that's where I hang out mostly.
That's what I tried doing to make the game more enjoyable - shift down in tiers. Unfortunately the issues, in particular gold spam, followed me down as I went. It's possible the gold spam I saw was in part due to XVM-sniping but that doesn't explain the countless times I was hit by an enemy's gold round who didn't have time to load one after spotting me.
Regardless, it ruins the game. I really love the playstyle of employing armor to bounce shots. When gold rounds negate that option you're left, in my case as a non-premium-and-gold user, to find decent mobility vehicles with high dpm and high pen silver rounds. That drastically cuts down the options of viable vehicles. (These tend to have little to no armor to employ which means when you're getting hit with gold rounds repeatedly they're either targeting you or bad... but gold does make bad players slightly better.)
There's also the other problem of going down so low in tiers you run into legit new players to the game. At that point there's no challenge. A new player, even if he'll eventually become a great player, simply can't compete against me when I have vehicles with multi-skill crews, full equipment, and camo. Clubbing seals isn't fun. I was left with the option of playing at tiers where I beat up on n00bs or go higher and face the gold spam. I went with option 3 and uninstalled.
Edited by Skywalkre, 31 December 2018 - 1928 PM.