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Clean #1 Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:54 AM

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I've just finished a game on Windstorm that we should have lost but an IKV was high up on a mountain in the north. They couldn't touch him and of course we won. There are other maps such as Tundra, Sacred Valley, Mountain Pass and Fjiord which have imbalanced spots. Wargaming you need to stop this as a priority.

 

The boost spot on Sacred Valley has become very popular and 1 tank can hold off a legion after he has let his team die at the start of game.

 

There is enough imbalance in this game already but this game already. If the map details an area as a no go zone then they should not be there. Rather than trying to make the areas impassable why not just give a player a 10 second warning for infringement and then destroy them with an aircraft strike if not heeded. Players will always find ways of getting up otherwise. Even when they don't directly impact on the game I've spectated players waste half a game trying to scale somewhere rather than assist their team.

 

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Jigabachi #2 Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:58 AM

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It's annoying because it often means that a lost match takes 2-3 minutes longer, which is annoying.
And yes, WG should fix that nonsense. And after that, they should finally release some new maps that don't suck.

Dis4ster #3 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

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I don't get it too, in every other games it would be called glitching and you would get banned if its an online game, like me on some Killing Floor Servers, because i got to places wher the Zombies couldn't reach me and massacred them all, but here there are no fixes or bans, its like this game is abandoned by the admin and everyone is free to do what ever he wants.

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lord_chipmonk #4 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

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Yeah, not a fan of boosting. 

Jigabachi #5 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

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View PostDis4ster, on 24 June 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

I don't get it too, in every other games it would be called glitching and you would get banned if its an online game, like me on some Killing Floor Servers, because i got to places wher the Zombies couldn't reach me and massacred them all, but here there are no fixes or bans, its like this game is abandoned by the admin and everyone is free to do what ever he wants.

They fix those things every now and then. It just takes months. Or years.



CmdRatScabies #6 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

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View PostJigabachi, on 24 June 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

They fix those things every now and then. It just takes months. Or years.

 

Climbs will be fixed (removed / balanced) as part of the HD maps change.

EggyTheGumGumChewer #7 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

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It's not boosting, it's climbing.

HundeWurst #8 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:36 AM

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I agree.

 

A company with some propper quality control would have fixed that asap. There are a lot of boosts completl breaking the maps.

 

Well then again its WG we are talking about here. As long as there is no money to be gained sheit aint gonna go down at all. And no reworking all maps into HD while letting this stay broken for at least a year is NOT an excuse. That just lazy and another sign of WGs greed. Its not like it would take 123123123 employees to fix these problems.



Pantzer #9 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

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I agree boosting is becoming so common and on so many maps (there barely isn't a place you can't climb anymore) that it is becoming a serious issue.

qpranger #10 Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

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Lost an eminently winnable Sacred Valley match recently because at the crucial time our AMX 50B was trying in vain to climb that eastern mountain range instead of bolstering the gaping hole between the two flanks. 

Balc0ra #11 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

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0 line on Scared Valley is super annoying indeed. As it more or less forces you do take a few hits from it to get under it to cap even. Thus you lose half your remaining team to one rather often. If I see more then 1 Swedish TD on the north team on Scared Valley. I don't have big plans to push past the HT line unless they are spotted. That's the only map for me it ruins it more so then anything.

 

Tundra is rather useless as you can spot them with ease back there from hill. And most die instantly when they are. The one on Mountain Pass can be annoying, but not widely used. Fjords one is annoying to. But one you can drive around and force him out. As he don't have overwatch over cap. Just the middle area. Arctic region's north base has one to, but not really an issue unless you have a HT lemming fail. 

 

Tho there are others spots on those maps that still are not fixed. But not seen them been used in ages. 


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Press2ForSkill #12 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

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Why do everyone call it "boosting", boosting is where 2 or more tanks are involved where they push eachother up, and that is rarely the case, it probably happens 1% of the time, i personally have never seen  boosting in a random battle, but i have seen climbing. that is what it is called: climbing. simple surely? Climbing has been in wot for a really long time now and WG is not banning people for doing this, and doesnt have rules against this, so why shouldn't people climb? WoT isn't a teamplay game anyways, it is almost always 1vs29 unless u platoon, if that 1 guy helps his 14 teammates to win a game, why shouldnt he? should he rather die and make his team lose so he doesn't make the ENEMY 15 players angry?  where most likely 10 are anyways terrible players, or all. Rather have fun in the game how you want and to help your team win, than not to win the game and help the enemy. if you make the enemy team angry, that surely counts as a win :D

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hedgehog_s #13 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Should be one thing or the other - ie: stopped all together OR those maps with masses of so called blacked out dead engine zones should be accessible to all - I would love to see a Maus by the cable car on mountain pass :trollface:

 



jack_timber #14 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

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If u can get to these vantage points under your own steam then fine it's legit until WG decide otherwise. Of course by the time u get up there the battle can be over....

brumbarr #15 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

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View Postjack_timber, on 24 June 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

If u can get to these vantage points under your own steam then fine it's legit until WG decide otherwise. Of course by the time u get up there the battle can be over....

 

It being legit doesnt mean the spots are stupid and gamebreaking?

Tinom5 #16 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

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I dont see boosters taht much to be fair i have seen no more than 3. And most of the time they dont actually make anything work.

Shivva #17 Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

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I used to love trying the climbs even though I was pretty gash at them but the spots are totally gamebreaking and agree with most folk that they should be removed.

Jumping_Turtle #18 Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

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View PostJigabachi, on 24 June 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

It's annoying because it often means that a lost match takes 2-3 minutes longer, which is annoying.
And yes, WG should fix that nonsense. And after that, they should finally release some new maps that don't suck.

 

This!

Dis4ster #19 Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

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View PostJigabachi, on 24 June 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

They fix those things every now and then. It just takes months. Or years.

 

But they could just forbid it, so that everyone could report this map breaking glitchers to get them banned.

britoninmadrid #20 Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:11 PM

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a) It means one tank can hold off an entire enemy team, so it clearly IS a broken mechanic.

 

b) Players DO spend half the game trying to be mountain goats and screwing their own team over.

 

c) It favours fast tanks (Scouts, Mediums, some TDs et cetera) and makes slower tanks cannon fodder so kills game balance.

 

Need I go on? Anyone who agrees with this really doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to arguing their case. Nine out of ten players can't do it and effectively take a tank out of a team battle. The ones who can break the game. Pretty obvious this should never have been allowed as WoT is a combat game, not a mountain simulator. Steam summer sale is on, so go off and find just such a simulator and don't ruin 29 other players' afternoon.






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