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Poundshop #1 Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

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Now Grand Battles is available. While I'm not usually a T10 player I am intrigued. The thought of 30 v 30 is luring me to the dark side to spend credits on a T10 vehicle. But is this what I really want or am I being seduced by the thought of 60 tank action???

Pros 

60 tank battles mmmmmm lush!

Cons

Why only tier 10 why not all tiers?

Am I wasting credits for a Tier 10 bad boy for only 1 grand battle map?

Do I really want to play in an all Tier 10 game mmmmm pause for thought?

Tier 10s aren't really my thing so is it worth it?

The info tag in settings tells me there may be slight technical issues on Grand Battles ( define slight as in not enough life boats on the Titanic )

Reviews of players who have tried Grand Battles are varied with most indifferent or negative ( Noone goes awesome grand battle)

Summary

I not the shiniest shoes in the cupboard but it looks like the cons have it however the power of the dark side is strong ( Poundshop I am your father) so it looks like I will waste the credits and beat myself up in the morning for not taking heed of my own post.

 



los_lobo #2 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:07 PM

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I like grands a lot.

Sadly, did not have them as much as I would like. I actually don't like standard fights any more. The fact these do not affect your stats takes the edge of, so the number of stat padding, gold slinging, prem consumables using unicorn wannabes is low. It is nice to play a game where e100s are not spamming heat ammo and so on. 



Junglist_ #3 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

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View Postlos_lobo, on 31 August 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

the number of stat padding, gold slinging, prem consumables using unicorn wannabes is low. . 

 



commer #4 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

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The mode may be nice but the map is horrible. Like old school komarin. Campy forests and hills and in between them huge open ground to cover. This map really rewards camping. It is also a bit imbalanced. Best tanks for it will have decent speed armor and gun control though so you can fight for the few key areas that aren't camp fests without dying and so that you are fast enough not to get eaten on the open ground. Tried the mode in TD's and I think it only works for the STRVB which I don't have. Grille and Foch suck in this mode. Grille less than the Foch.

Pansenmann #5 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:19 PM

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scnr


arthurwellsley #6 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:27 PM

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I have rather enjoyed Grand Battles so far.

brisha #7 Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:33 PM

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Don't see why they didn't make Grand Battles for T8 instead of T10, it's not as if T10 isn't always top tier anyway.  This might have taken some of the pressure out of T8.

Poundshop #8 Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:11 PM

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Guys thanks for the comments including the humorous one. Its food for thought mmmmmm foooood. Seriously think I will probably give it a miss.

xtram3x #9 Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:25 PM

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I quite like them

SlyMeerkat #10 Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:55 PM

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I think its a good and interesting mode, gives more to play in

Balc0ra #11 Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:16 AM

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View PostPoundshop, on 31 August 2017 - 09:27 PM, said:

Why only tier 10 why not all tiers?

 

Yeah I can see grand battles working on tier 1.....

 

Tho joking aside. They have said they will do other tiers later in upcoming patches. But they are gonna wait for more maps etc for the lower tiers. As this was designed with tier X in mind. As it's not gonna be ideal for tier 4 etc.

 

Only thing I hate about it is the 10% chance to get it. Only had 2 games in it so far. Had 10 games or so before I did see one, and just got one again now after trying like 20 times. I would like to see an option to select if I wanted to get into one instantly. I don't see the issue with it, even if it's hidden in randoms. Atm it seems to be to rare to make the impact most wanted on tier 8 MM.



jack_timber #12 Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

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Yes I rather like the Grand battles, especially in STRV 103B:)

Problem is it doesn't get into the map rotation often...

But it's got something for everyone, town, castle ruins and plenty of open space. IMHO the north spawn seems to have the advantage, well in a TD.

For those that haven't tried give it a go you may be surprised.

Haven't come across any technical issues apart from FPS is slightly lower, drops from 50ish to around 35, but still playable.

Really must invest in a new laptop....



Zodiac1960s #13 Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:51 AM

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Like it. Hope there will be many maps for it in the future.

UrQuan #14 Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

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Enjoying it, hope they'll give the mode more attention in the future (more maps mainly). It's a nice change from classic randoms.

Aikl #15 Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

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View PostPansenmann, on 31 August 2017 - 09:19 PM, said:

scnr

 

Little bit NSFW, and some trigger warning if you can't handle a jewish guy making fun of Nazi Germany (in which case I'd recommend burying your head in the sand).

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arthurwellsley #16 Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:08 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 31 August 2017 - 11:16 PM, said:

 

Yeah I can see grand battles working on tier 1.....

 

Tho joking aside. They have said they will do other tiers later in upcoming patches. But they are gonna wait for more maps etc for the lower tiers. As this was designed with tier X in mind. As it's not gonna be ideal for tier 4 etc.

 

Only thing I hate about it is the 10% chance to get it. Only had 2 games in it so far. Had 10 games or so before I did see one, and just got one again now after trying like 20 times. I would like to see an option to select if I wanted to get into one instantly. I don't see the issue with it, even if it's hidden in randoms. Atm it seems to be to rare to make the impact most wanted on tier 8 MM.

 

agreed that the map is too large for lower tier tanks. Would work for 8 & 9, might work for 7, might be difficult at tier 6.

 

Is it fixed all the time at a 10% chance of grand battles or is it dynamic, depending on the number of tier 10's that are in the queue? 

 

Maybe after some figures are in and if it proves popular the chance of getting a Grand Battle should be increased. However essentially it is designed as a credit sink for silver. So long term players who have a few spare million silver and a few tier X already convert their excess silver into the new bond currency at a slow but steady rate as they deplete excess silver by spamming tier X tanks to try and roll up their rng percentage to get into GB.



Cannes76 #17 Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:22 AM

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All the E-100's in grand battles redline snipe with HE instead... :teethhappy:

gizaman #18 Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

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It is a failure at the moment.

Hear me out.

It is not the grand battle mode. It works nice. I really like it. Although 2 fronts and the north town a bit closer to center or bigger.

The problem is that when you are in a platoon and you get standard battles 6 times in a row...that is not fun.

The new standard battle mode has been changed to ONLY tier 10 units. The maps are too small and really the gold spam has never been higher.

If going for that grand battle means you have to endure time after time on small maps not suited for tier 10...then it is really not worth it to play tier 10.

 



Sir_Bad #19 Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

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Tried the mode yesterday for the first time and just derped around, looking what works best and I must admit, that I quite enjoyed it. My only gripe is that most players (as always) seem to be overwhelmed by the mode and resort to base camping, which makes it hard to pull off any aggressive move.

 

Also the probability of getting this mode seems much higher than others described it. I played solo and in a platoon yesterday, with encounter and attack/defense turned off and had grand battles in about 50% of my matches, if not more.



Sams_Baneblade #20 Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:07 AM

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My first battle with my first Tier 10 ever (IS-4) => Nebelburg. It was quite enjoyable, although I didn't realy had a crazy score (2.7-2.8k)

What I fear are the eventual steamrolls. If your team gets stomped hard, you could end up 3 vs 20 while low on ammo. If you were to carry, your epic act of heroism will be told to your grandchildren even years after. But you would be much more likely to be part of a new Brazzers video about a brutal crowd gangbang. Time will tell.

Edited by Sams_Baneblade, 01 September 2017 - 10:08 AM.





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