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Community #1 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

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Strength lies in numbers – team up with your friends and complete these special tasks!

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Schepel #2 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:12 PM

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I like this one. A lot. Usually I am the proverbial lone wolf, but I think it is time to get my clan mates out of hibernation. :-)

Naboo #3 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:12 PM

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That's a nice bonus for platooning. Anything that doesn't involve surviving (which makes people camp in all corners of the map) is a good special in my book.

Kqyt #4 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

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Crucial Contribution in over tier 4... StuG III FTW

BigFellas_Dad #5 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

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I shall be checking if Orca is online for this one!

Dont_Stop #6 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

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Great! No with the usual platooning I'll get free creds.

IRSanchez #7 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:33 PM

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I approve this mission.

Teremsi #8 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

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Very nice. I like the 5/10/15 wins for 325.000 credits overall. Its a nice addition to the monthly missions for february that are not that rich in credits.

RongoMatane #9 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

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Sweet!

The reward for curcial contribution is really small though, considering how difficult it is to get. But it still is a very nice event!



_p0st_ #10 Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

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This is actually a great mission, and it's valid for a month, gee thanks WG!!!! :D

Ulfhedinn_ #11 Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:12 PM

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Great for people who platoon, terrible for people who only play solo. Platoons unbalance this game more than anything else - good platoons hog damage, kills, dictate the game, leave good solo's on their team with less satisfaction, XP and credits, while bad platoons cause their teams to lose. Platooning for good players is already a massive benefit, to XP earned, to stats, to credits earned, now they're incentivising it. Basically, this mission incentivises and rewards one group of players for doing what they already benefit from and entirely at the expense of a different group. It's a shame WG can't come up with missions that help everyone, coz this one definitely doesn't. At best these platoon missions are completely irrelevant to me, at worst (and much more likely) they will make the next 3 weeks of WOT's a misery.


Edited by Maxmk6, 06 February 2014 - 06:15 PM.


CrouchingGrandpa #12 Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

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Good platoon missions, thanks !

ClassicFrog #13 Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

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I strongly believe that the quality of battles will sink very low due to platoon missions.

 

 

 

 

Let me explain:

 

Credit missions are popular in general but even more so among less skilled players as due to their lacking performance they struggle to make consistent income in their battles. These missions will draw their attention for sure.

Now, the thing about platoon is that if two or three good players band together they will generally have a positive influence on battles and win more. If two or more poor skill players band together they will be more of a burden to every team they are in even more than if they were played solo. Not only they will lose more than they normally would, they will take down the teams they end up with.

Due to event we will have increased number of poor skill platoons making the game a very frustrating experience.

 

 

A reasonable question: Would poor skill platoons be offset by increased number of platoons made of good players?

Well, no, I don't think so. Good players either play in platoons already, as always, and the missions won't have any impact, or they play solo by choice and little credits to be won will nt change their minds, they will carry on solo gaming.

 

 

And so, the influence of good players will not change (it may even be even smaller, once they realise their battles are full of poor skill platoons) while we will be flooded with low skill platoons messing up battles.



AN225 #14 Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:06 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 06 February 2014 - 05:12 PM, said:

 It's a shame WG can't come up with missions that help everyone, coz this one definitely doesn't. At best these platoon missions are completely irrelevant to me, at worst (and much more likely) they will make the next 3 weeks of WOT's a misery.

 

Enlighten me and give me an example of the mission that will benefit each and every player on EU server?

 

WG makes whole bunch of missions. And they are all aimed at different part of player base.

You benefit on some, you don't benefit on others.

Wonder what you would say 2 years ago when there were no missions at all. Maybe once in a blue moon.

 

Should i bring rage to WG because they discounted medium tanks up to t5?

Should i tell them how that mission is plain dumb because i can't benefit from it since i already have all those tanks?

 

Not everything is made for you little princess. There are other people on this world as well.

 

edit: dont bother reading, just me being a douche bag. Apologies in my next post.


Edited by AN225, 07 February 2014 - 01:23 PM.


Ulfhedinn_ #15 Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

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AN225, what's with the attitude? I didn't display any rage. And little princess???!!!! I think you need to stop assuming things and reading things into my post / attitude that aren't there.

 

There have been plenty of missions that all players could take advantage of (e.g. like credit missions for damage or XP in stepped increments so something achievable for every level & frequency of player), and lots of other missions that only benefited some but at the same time didn't actively disadvantage anyone else. And if that's all this was, a mission that simply didn't benefit me, even taking into account that it's for 3 weeks and so a big deal I wouldn't be bothered. But as a solo player this platoon mission is highly likely to actively disadvantage me. Things like that, that are good for some but actively bad for others aren't imo a good choice for missions, certainly not for long duration ones like the next 3 weeks!



sebyanu #16 Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

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i stuck two times with my tank in map...this game become a crap day by day

GMudpool #17 Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

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_Commander_Shepard_ #18 Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:07 PM

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View PostCommunity, on 06 February 2014 - 06:05 PM, said:

Strength lies in numbers – team up with your friends and complete these special tasks!
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View PostAN225, on 06 February 2014 - 08:06 PM, said:

 

Enlighten me and give me an example of the mission that will benefit each and every player on EU server?

 

WG makes whole bunch of missions. And they are all aimed at different part of player base.

You benefit on some, you don't benefit on others.

Wonder what you would say 2 years ago when there were no missions at all. Maybe once in a blue moon.

 

Should i bring rage to WG because they discounted medium tanks up to t5?

Should i tell them how that mission is plain dumb because i can't benefit from it since i already have all those tanks?

 

Not everything is made for you little princess. There are other people on this world as well.


1 bad thing about this is for me, i dont have any friends or clan to play with..



martin_hill #19 Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:01 AM

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Nothing for me.

Higher tier = less fun.

Don´t want to play tier IV + .



Carycyn #20 Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

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since wg gets so much crapfor the bad premium shop offers i feel like i have to say that i like this special




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