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TungstenHitman #1 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:44 PM

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Just wondering.. because I was reading a moan thread about Japanese Heavies(which I agree with) and we all know that they require very little in the way of a brain, you can just drive towards the enemy lines and bounce shots all battle long then when you're close enough just right click your mouse button on the enemy tank and click your way to success.. now.. this is fine if this is a game for undeveloped brains such as kids and every new premium HT on sale know since a while back is pretty much tailored for that dumb dumb mindset.

 

Is this game therefore just for kids? There is no reason kids should not play this game of course it has no gore and foul language is not permitted but the problem is I always assumed this game was for adults.. it used to have the requirement for learning tactics, how to manually aim, weak spots, tracking tanks, spotting in light tanks, some level of teamwork.. but that seemed to be only for a brief period when I first started playing this game and as I approached higher tiers. This requirement or displayed approached is long gone now of course but I just need to know if this game is now directed towards kids? is the need for thinking or skill no longer an inclusion in future developments? Maybe it was always aimed at kiddies?

 

Strange thing is though.. it's adults that have the cash so.. I'd be more inclined to aim the game at adults and making it a more tactical game that needs some "thought before action" playstyle..



Homer_J #2 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:50 PM

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I would suggest you don't have much experience of "kids".

 

Your average ten year old can understand tactics just as well as any adult, plus their brains work much faster than your average geriatric.



Long_Range_Sniper #3 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:53 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 17 July 2017 - 11:44 AM, said:

I always assumed this game was for adults.. 

 

You know what happens when you assume don't you?

 

It's like seal clubbing and stat padding. Everyone older than me is an geriatric, and everyone younger is a kid.

 

My 13 year old (which is the WG EULA age) can wipe the floor with me in comparing his XBOX 1 performance and my PC performance on WoT. So on that basis, I'm more embarrassed as an old fart that my years of knowledge, experience, tactical understanding, and maturity don't seem to get me as far.



Steeleye_Spam #4 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:54 PM

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short answer, yes. And anyone else that wants to play it to, whatever their age.

_EXODUZ_ #5 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

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16-35 is the target audience

CmdRatScabies #6 Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 17 July 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

 

You know what happens when you assume don't you?

 

It's like seal clubbing and stat padding. Everyone older than me is an geriatric, and everyone younger is a kid.

 

My 13 year old (which is the WG EULA age) can wipe the floor with me in comparing his XBOX 1 performance and my PC performance on WoT. So on that basis, I'm more embarrassed as an old fart that my years of knowledge, experience, tactical understanding, and maturity don't seem to get me as far.

 

Sabotage is the answer - use your superior knowledge of the router to throttle his internet speed.

Bora_BOOM #7 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:19 PM

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Soon to be 9 yo. New account (8k games on the old one):

 

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Easy answer.



Jahrakajin #8 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

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The game is for grown up kids obviously!

THE_JACK_OF_HEARTS #9 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

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im 47 with 3 kids who play this.

jake_teppis #10 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:30 PM

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This game is for men in their late 30s who likes to drink beer and relieve work stress worries. Then complain how his team is brain dead and he is the tank expert who knows everything.

Edited by jake_teppis, 17 July 2017 - 01:31 PM.


Cobra6 #11 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:35 PM

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No these tanks are for people with the tactical insight of a braindead newt.

 

Unfortunately they are also the target audience with the most disposable income it seems.

 

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Long_Range_Sniper #12 Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 17 July 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

 

Sabotage is the answer - use your superior knowledge of the router to throttle his internet speed.

 

Thankfully I have BT and the router allows me to set max/min times for devices connected to the internet........but not the bandwidth :(.



Thejagdpanther #13 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

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For sure the target age is decreasing (younger people) since the more aged player quickly understand the changes are drivining the game to a more childish gameplay with frenetic action, near FPS style, that have zero connections with the target tanks warfare of the game.

Simulation and realism have never been the ultimate goal of the game, but surely the balance needle was not so heavily moved to the FPS style.

Edited by Thejagdpanther, 17 July 2017 - 02:20 PM.


THE_JACK_OF_HEARTS #14 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:16 PM

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my kids have reflexes like bats, I am so slow compared to them.
 

why men in late 30s, my wife plays this and is 42.



my youngest is 14 and I let him play on here have a go at my tanks etc, im not, too involved to worry about what he does to my stats, as I am happy to have a family etc, so to me its a game, yeah serious, but not serious enough to let the youngest have many hours, as for him its just fun.
 

InCole #15 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:36 PM

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When I was a kid games were a lot harder than they were today and I managed just fine and could play many better than adults could. From 13 onward many kids (depending on how smart they are - no different from adults) they can play very well and will know tactics and be able to outperform adults on their favourite game genres.

 

As for Japanese Heavy tanks - I agree they are still a bit overpowered but I think Wargaming will keep nerfing them (I hope) at least to give people a better fighting chance.

 

Currently only artillery own them but if you do not have big TD or artillery on your flank/team that is helping you you can have a flank completely dominated by just one enemy Japanese heavy - god forbid there are two or three of them and nightmare if they are with three in a platoon!



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View PostTHE_JACK_OF_HEARTS, on 17 July 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

my kids have reflexes like bats...
 

 

 

As in tactical: where to turn, whom to shoot first, etc.?

But what about strategy - map awareness?

Do you find yourself more attentive in this respect or do your teenage kids also surpass you here?

My reflexes may not be what they used to be, but I pay a lot of attention to the map to try and compensate for this. 



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This thread made me realize ....  AM GETTING OLD! :arta:

zen_monk_ #18 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:49 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 17 July 2017 - 01:47 PM, said:

My reflexes may not be what they used to be, but I pay a lot of attention to the map to try and compensate for this. 

 

Same here. Therefore I prefer slower, more armored tanks - hence the slow heavies are for older dudes.

qpranger #19 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 17 July 2017 - 03:49 PM, said:

 

Same here. Therefore I prefer slower, more armored tanks - hence the slow heavies are for older dudes.

 

Actually I have the opposite tendency recently - lights and faster mediums to be able to switch positions quickly and save a crumbling flank or go for cap, etc. In WOT matches I have been acting more and more like a one-man fire brigade over the recent months. Either because teams are getting worse or I am getting better or both. And not because I camp red line early on, which I do not do.

Edited by qpranger, 17 July 2017 - 02:57 PM.


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View PostEmeraldweed, on 17 July 2017 - 02:48 PM, said:

This thread made me realize ....  AM GETTING OLD! :arta:

 

This thread made me realise............. AM OLD.

 






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