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iztok #1 Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

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Hi!

 

This marathon isn't marathon at all. It's composed of 13 100-meters runs without time limit for each run. And the reward for winning is more than decent, it's simply too god for the needed effort. For that effort the reward should be some non-issue tier-2 or -3 premium.

 

So I wonder, why WG did this? Because the result will be mid-tiers will be full of a good medium tank, and many battles for tier-6 tanks and below will be ruined by it's good armor and firepower.

"Since we made all tanks around tier-8 load more 'gold' ammo, let's repeat that again for mid-tiers" ? :sceptic:

 

Why WG can't see making mid-tier battles harder for a casual player will likely not make him happier. It will rather make him go away.

 

Your thoughts?

 

BR,  Iztok

 


Edited by iztok, 13 July 2017 - 07:49 AM.


Junglist_ #2 Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:51 AM

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View Postiztok, on 13 July 2017 - 06:46 AM, said:

 

So I wonder, why WG did this? 

 

Quote from qprangers tinfoil topic about bots 

View PostRato_Black_Baron, on 12 July 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

 

 

  • Fix Tier VIII MM by floding the server with Tier VIs (for a while).
  • Make people with several accounts to play the missions in all of them.
  • Good PRs for 2h to make people extend the lenght of their sessions.
  • Bring players to the portal during the summer sales calendar.
  • React to the normal decrease in player numbers during the summer.
  • Redemption from Sir Foch's affair saying WG isn't greedy.
  • Missions easy like strawberries and cream to avoid complaints on the forum.
  • Recently newbies can grind a tier IV and do it.

...
WG will only try to sell the tank for €5,99 to people on vacation.



PowJay #3 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

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I didn't even try the D Max marathon because, at the time, I thought I had no chance of completing it. As I recall, it would not have been due to skill/ability because I have won the Chi-Nu-Kai and since won the T25 Pilot, but it would have been because I didn't have the time to commit back then- or so I thought.

 

Last night I completed the Top 5 on XP mission in my first (losing) battle. I mean, how easy can you get? I have no idea what the logic is behind this, but I will take a guess.

 

Let's say, for argument's sake (because I have no idea) that the T-34-85M is an amazing tank. If everyone, down (almost) to the lowliest noob, actually manages to complete this marathon then they get a tier VI Premium tank for NOTHING.

 

Then, they realise how awesome it is and how useful it is for crew training and so they think "Hey, this Premium tank stuff is pretty good" (EXACTLY that). As a result, they decide to buy another one: say the JT 8.8cm. Before they realise what utter mugs they have been, it's too late.

 

I mean: WG offered the chance to "rent" the JT 88 and TOG II some time ago, and all it taught me is that I am never buying either one EVER. Not even if I win the Euromillions lottery. Maybe this time they are trying something different. :popcorn:



cro001 #4 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:11 AM

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It's WG's policy of catering the bad players.

Bad pubbie: "Oh noes, I can't do good in regular T-34-85, not good enough!"

WG: "Don't worry fam, we got you." *gifts him free T-34-85M*



qpranger #5 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

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WG want even bot accounts to get this excellent tier 6 premium tank so that the bots could farm more silver. So on paper there will be better server usage stats for the top management to drool over, while in reality for us there will be more sh*t gameplay in mid-tiers due to the bot hordes.

Yaccay #6 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:24 AM

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It is only a tier VI tank (not tier VIII, like T25 Pilot).

So WG simple, wants us to play WoT during summer.

Btw? Did you notice, you can only buy 5 tokens, but not 1?



Unknown_Lifeform #7 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:27 AM

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The aim of the marathon is simply to keep people logging in and playing regularly during the summer dip. The T-34-85M is a participation award, there isn't supposed to be a skill barrier for it.

 

The server will be flooded with the new premium, but only for a few days whilst people play with their new toy and even that should be fairly spread out as people complete the marathon on different days, then things will go back to normal again.



tajj7 #8 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:43 AM

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It gets people into the game during the usual quiet summer period and will entice people around tiers 3-5 to progress because they get a free premium tank and thus they might become more long term players. 

slevochnik #9 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

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Why WG changes todays objective?

Firstly - recieve 750 XP in any amount of battles (i see it in WOT Client)

Now - Damage enemy vehicles ten times over any amount of battles.



captainpigg #10 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:54 AM

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View Postslevochnik, on 13 July 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

Why WG changes todays objective?

Firstly - recieve 750 XP in any amount of battles (i see it in WOT Client)

Now - Damage enemy vehicles ten times over any amount of battles.

 

:amazed: afaik it's always been do damage ten times in any amount of games, we've had the full list of missions for some time now.

DracheimFlug #11 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:55 AM

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View Postslevochnik, on 13 July 2017 - 08:50 AM, said:

Why WG changes todays objective?

Firstly - recieve 750 XP in any amount of battles (i see it in WOT Client)

Now - Damage enemy vehicles ten times over any amount of battles.

 

750 base xps, but was mine and finished now.

Havoc7926 #12 Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

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I did this mornings one before I went to work and can confirm it was do 750 base XP over as many battles as needed.  

 

I did think it was odd as it was not the one that was on the list floating about on this forum but figured that the EU list was different to the ASIA one.

 

EDIT

 

Actually after all the moaning that they have got from the forum if I was Wargaming I'd change everything after day 8 to be Do 1,000,000 damage in a single tier X game without being spotted.  For once we get a participation award that everyone can take part in giving a tier VI tank that the unicums should never see because they only play the 'real' game at tier X and they go bat-crapover it?!?!?!?!?  


Edited by Havoc7926, 13 July 2017 - 09:05 AM.


japtank #13 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Very good initiative from WG, nice reward for little effort, I like it.

Whatever WG do, there will always be immature folks in need of attention to criticize whatever they can come up with.

That's the nature of online gaming (and spoiled kids :bush:).



BigFellas_Dad #14 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

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Why not let all people achieve it, no matter what the skill level?  Dont take it too seriously guys.

Spurtung #15 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

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View Postcaptainpigg, on 13 July 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

 

:amazed: afaik it's always been do damage ten times in any amount of games, we've had the full list of missions for some time now.

 

Today it's 750 base xp, doesn't mention it but it's over any number of battles yet the website keeps the damage 10 times. Go figure.

 

 

 


Edited by Spurtung, 13 July 2017 - 12:46 PM.


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View PostYaccay, on 13 July 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

It is only a tier VI tank (not tier VIII, like T25 Pilot).

So WG simple, wants us to play WoT during summer.

Btw? Did you notice, you can only buy 5 tokens, but not 1?

 

Asia you can buy 1, 3 or 5 ... :honoring:

slevochnik #17 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

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View Postcaptainpigg, on 13 July 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

 

:amazed: afaik it's always been do damage ten times in any amount of games, we've had the full list of missions for some time now.

 

https://ibb.co/eH3Bsv

captainpigg #18 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:38 AM

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Ok just logged in did the mission and it is get 750 exp, which is not anywhere on the list, so maybe WoT EU has changed it with patch yesterday. If this is so for all the remaining days, at least we will get the "guess the mission" game back in play.

Qpranger is right about this mission for today, a bot or being afk will get this one.



IncandescentGerbil #19 Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

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Surely the point is to get more people playing mid tiers. Which in turn will allleviate the MM for tier 8. I doubt WG, for all its flaws, is completely ignorant of the fact that if you play tier 8 right now you will invariably be bottom tier

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 13 July 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

I doubt WG, for all its flaws, is completely ignorant of the fact that if you play tier 8 right now you will invariably be bottom tier

 

So they know MM is faulty, but instead of repairing it they choose to do a dubious marathon, which is a temporary solution at best.






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