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CaptKhazi #1 Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

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Dunno what's happening to the MM these days. Played 12 games this morning, some with LRS, and given up for the day.

 

Of the 12 games - 8 were against tier 10, including last 5 straight

Other 5 against tier 9.....

 

Managed 58% wins, but gets boring after a while.

 

Oh, and since when have FAME been taking in rerolls?


Edited by CaptKhazi, 20 June 2017 - 11:57 AM.


Jumping_Turtle #2 Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

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View PostCaptKhazi, on 20 June 2017 - 11:55 AM, said:

 

Of the 12 games - 8 were against tier 10

Other 5 against tier 9.....

 

And 8 + 5 is what exactly ?

h4ctor #3 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

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i only play tier 8 to farm credits or gridn exp,no reason to keep tier 8 tank to actually play it

shishx_the_animal #4 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

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View PostCaptKhazi, on 20 June 2017 - 10:55 AM, said:

Dunno what's happening to the MM these days. Played 12 games this morning, some with LRS, and given up for the day.

 

Of the 12 games - 8 were against tier 10, including last 5 straight

Other 5 against tier 9.....

 

Managed 58% wins, but gets boring after a while.

 

Oh, and since when have FAME been taking in rerolls?

 

According to some known moderators in our Lord and Saviour chat, since forever.

Hexen #5 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:07 PM

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Only worth playing tier 8 in the OP tanks if you have any, otherwise.........NO.

japtank #6 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:07 PM

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Short answer: no.

I had 2 personal reserves sessions last week and all games I was bottom tier in a tier VIII. Only got 1 game with tier IX's, all others were tier X's.

I think that on the whole time it took to grind that tier VIII I had a whooping 2 games where I saw tier VI's (which wasn't fair to them either, mind you).

 

If only they temporarily buffed lower tiers when engaged in higher tier battles (like more hitpoints and better pen and damage, that would be enough) it wouldn't be a thing.

Some people (like my own son :child:) don't mind being the underdog, but I for one hate it and won't be playing tier VIII until they fix it.



dennez #7 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

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View PostCaptKhazi, on 20 June 2017 - 11:55 AM, said:

Dunno what's happening to the MM these days. Played 12 games this morning, some with LRS, and given up for the day.

 

Of the 12 games - 8 were against tier 10, including last 5 straight

Other 5 against tier 9.....

 

Managed 58% wins, but gets boring after a while.

 

Oh, and since when have FAME been taking in rerolls?

 

This is a well known "feature" of the new MM, as you could have noticed from the hundreds of threads about it.

T8 is unplayable garbage right now.  And every premium except for the Defender and Skorpion has become obsolete .Just dont play it and keep your sanity.

Tier 7 and tier 9 is where all the bearded latte-sipping hipsters hang out now.

People used to play tier 8 to farm.. Now they get farmed

 


Edited by dennez, 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM.


shishx_the_animal #8 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM

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What about Tier 7 premium tanks like the SU-122-44 / E25 / T23E3 / Type 62? Are those playable these days?

Edited by shishx_the_animal, 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM.


CaptKhazi #9 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM

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View PostJumping_Turtle, on 20 June 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

 

And 8 + 5 is what exactly ?

 

ok, 8+4.... got my maths wrong - which is strange seeing as I am now back doing some data analysis for a client.

dennez #10 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

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View Postshishx_the_animal, on 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

What about Tier 7 premium tanks like the SU-122-44 / E25 / T23E3 / Type 62? Are those playable these days?

 

Oh shish.. Dont you go and play innocent with us..

 

View PostCaptKhazi, on 20 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

 

ok, 8+4.... got my maths wrong - which is strange seeing as I am now back doing some data analysis for a client.

 

I read client analysis wrong in my mind and it made me giggle. Is that childish or just perverted?

Captain_Kremen0 #11 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:25 PM

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What's that Mr Pink?

Oh... The worlds smallest violin playing just for the Tier 8s whining they can't just farm tier 6 and 7 like they used to.



CmdRatScabies #12 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:32 PM

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View Postdennez, on 20 June 2017 - 12:10 PM, said:

 

This is a well known "feature" of the new MM, as you could have noticed from the hundreds of threads about it.

T8 is unplayable garbage right now.  And every premium except for the Defender and Skorpion has become obsolete .Just dont play it and keep your sanity.

Tier 7 and tier 9 is where all the bearded latte-sipping hipsters hang out now.

People used to play tier 8 to farm.. Now they get farmed

 

 

Bit painful and slow grinding credits at the moment if you end up spamming gold at well armoured Tier 9/10s but I will never buy credits for cash.  WG might fix it if it impacts on the sale of Tier 8 premiums or maybe open a Ranked mode for Tier 8 to soak up the number of Tier 8s there are in the matchmaker.

Achibot #13 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

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View Postshishx_the_animal, on 20 June 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

What about Tier 7 premium tanks like the SU-122-44 / E25 / T23E3 / Type 62? Are those playable these days?

 

Hang on, I'll play another 10 battles in E25 to check. Just to help out, ofc......

Edited by Achibot, 20 June 2017 - 12:36 PM.


Gremlin182 #14 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

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I don't think its tier 8 that's messed up but the new MM has made some major changes to game balance.

Formerly it would be almost certain that the top 3-5 tanks in a game would be heavy and medium tanks 3 top tier heavies was just so common.

Now the top 5 tanks in a game can literally be anything.and that has changed gameplay dramatically.

 

The ability of a team to push a flank or hold and tank damage is pretty tricky if the tanks with the armour are lower tiers.

Its all very well for your top tier tanks to be an SPG a light and a TD but on some maps that is not very useful

 

The backbone of teams where the heavy and medium tanks because they are flexible being able to take on several roles.

Go into a game where the top tier tanks are say an RHM Borsig, walker Bulldog and GW Tiger, and the only heavies and mediums are tier 6, such low tier heavies must play cautiously..

Its not uncommon for two thirds of a team to be TDs and lights 5 or 6 of each on both teams.

 

Before the changed MM games that lacked sufficient mediums and heavies on a team were usually bad games.

Now its so common to get these games its practically the default



Steeltank141 #15 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

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I get the same somehow, with tier 8 tanks always against tier 10. But when i switch towards tier 10 to get my revenge, i always end up in a full tier 10 clan wars kind of battle. Strangely with tier 9 tanks iam top tier almost every battle. We will see how they fix it. 

MrClark56 #16 Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

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im only playing IS3, T69, T34 on tier 8... the first two to grind the line.. and the T34 to grind credits... but im taking a beating in those T10 games.. and i suffer alot in the full T8 mm in my T69.

Right now im kicking [edited]at tier 7.. except in my E25.. because i think i bought the non OP version...



shishx_the_animal #17 Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

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View Postdennez, on 20 June 2017 - 11:14 AM, said:

 

Oh shish.. Dont you go and play innocent with us..

 

I'm mostly on 10 and some 9s :x

LaManche #18 Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

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Playing tier 8 nowadays feels like playing Dark Souls III. You'll either get killed countless times by steamrolling enemies who are superior to you, or you end up saying hello to a Mauschen in a Jagd. 8,8 on Himmelsdorf. The latter is one hell of a retarded boss fight, I can tell you that...


Edited by LaManche, 20 June 2017 - 01:06 PM.


CaptKhazi #19 Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

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I am only playing tier 8 for credits as well - today the Patriot, Pilot and Defender.... all to fund my daily dose of wanked battles.

 

I am not allowed to buy a weekly Fort Knox - if she who must be obeyed found out - I'd have my balls removed with a very blunt instrument.

 

 


Edited by CaptKhazi, 20 June 2017 - 01:13 PM.





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