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Kandly #1 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:13 AM

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Many of you already noticed that players in some other regions of the world have the opportunity to get their hands on the Defender in February. We would like to be as transparent with you as possible about this question and let you know that currently we have no plans to put this vehicle on sale on the European Server for now.

 

Here is why:
When the Defender was first introduced back in 2017, many of you expressed concerns about its in-game performance as you considered it to be too powerful. We took the time to analyse the situation carefully and - after looking at the data and your feedback - we came to the conclusion that the tank should not be put on sale as long as we considered it to be problematic.
Fast forward to today, a lot of work has been accomplished on the overall game balance, changing the metagame significantly, and leading us to re-assess the state of the Defender. While we still believe the vehicle to be a good one, we also believe the current meta no longer makes it the be-all-end-all of top tier heavies. However, we know that the European community has had particularly strong concerns about the Defender since it has been introduced. For this reason, we have decided not to re-introduce the vehicle in Europe for now. 

 

We understand that some of you might not agree with this decision, and we will continue to pay particular attention to reading your feedback about this topic. Please continue to share your thoughts about the Defender, we will be listening.

 

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aduvanas #2 Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

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Thank you, now please make so all defenders that are on EU would have 10% to ammo rack themselves on shot.

_LEO_ #3 Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:30 PM

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View PostKandly, on 10 February 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

Fast forward to today, a lot of work has been accomplished on the overall game balance, changing the metagame significantly, and leading us to re-assess the state of the Defender. While we still believe the vehicle to be a good one, we also believe the current meta no longer makes it the be-all-end-all of top tier heavies.

 

Just good, lol. It's still OP.

The only way to balance that tank is to make it t9.

 



FluffyRedFox #4 Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

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Finally some good news in a while.

 



Bucifel #5 Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

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Finally a GOOD decision WG !!

Keep your minds like that and REBALANCE THAT TURD in future too BEFORE releasing again on shop !

 

finally something good on this forum from wg...FINALLY

:facepalm:

 

and same with your moronic Chrysler !! (WEAKPOINTS!!)


Edited by Bucifel, 10 February 2018 - 05:03 PM.


ogremage #6 Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:00 PM

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It's unfair that those who have bought it have it and those who haven't don't cannot even get it. This is an unfair practice and should stop, WG.

 

If tank is not OP then sell it.

If tank is OP then nerf it and compensate owners.


Edited by ogremage, 10 February 2018 - 05:18 PM.


GreatPowerfulTrixie #7 Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

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So in other words "Here's another middle finger for the EU server", got it.

SirGruut #8 Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

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Thank you for considering the players concern. While i agree that a lot of strong tanks have been introduced since the defender (like the VK100) i still think its to good compared to its t8 competition and just flat out better then some tanks with similar design



Radu_Korne #9 Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

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The guys that are balancing tanks (marketing dept. included) should be fired. The game has never felt so frustrating as it is now. Tier 8 is a complete mess.

TaharPT #10 Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Mybe buff obj 257 not defender

Dimarot #11 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

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I am super disappointed. I know so many people that want to buy the defender and nothing. There is no competetive tier 8 russian heavy premium except the defender and yet we get shafted. gj

pringlesfreak #12 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

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i feel so good having it

BlackBird4ever #13 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

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Why on earth do US server get p.victoria tank as special for the sabaton tour and we get nothing ?!

Im sabaton fan and want that tank so much.



MaxxyNL #14 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:43 PM

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View PostBlackBird4ever, on 10 February 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Why on earth do US server get p.victoria tank as special for the sabaton tour and we get nothing ?!

Im sabaton fan and want that tank so much.

 

This is the EU server, they do not want to spoil us too much. :hiding:

SuperKomet #15 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

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View PostGreatPowerfulTrixie, on 10 February 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

So in other words "Here's another middle finger for the EU server", got it.

 

As always... GG WG

LZ_Mordan #16 Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

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View PostRadu_Korne, on 10 February 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:

The guys that are balancing tanks (marketing dept. included) should be fired. The game has never felt so frustrating as it is now. Tier 8 is a complete mess.

 

i agree. the whole game is meh since the last update.

 

they ninja buff arty that litterally make most of the damage to my tanks now. Maus or even moving AMX 50.

 

All the new tanks have real armor. I never shoot gold. When i play Maus.. i am just gold cheese in a few minutes.

 

The game is devoid of any tactics or positioning.



Gremlin182 #17 Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

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That decision causes a problem either the tank is way overpowered in which case it should be removed.

Not from sale but from the game completely, perhaps having to return actual money to all the buyers will be enough of a deterrent for it to never happen again.

Plenty of companies do this they issue a product recall its no big deal done all the time and since this was a virtual product you don't really lose anything.

 

If you don't think its that overpowered then keep selling it.

I would certainly buy a Defender Its got a fairly prominent lower plate that's fairly easy to pen and an almost impenetrable upper hull and turret.

So you can still die unless you know what you are doing so good players make it OP but they do that with whatever they drive.

Plenty of other tanks in the game that can go hull down and bounce almost everything from the front other than SPG fire.

 

Anyway it seems to fit in perfectly with the recent Russian heavy tank changes another few patches and the defender will be like the Type 59 no longer that special or OP.



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View PostGreatPowerfulTrixie, on 10 February 2018 - 05:36 PM, said:

So in other words "Here's another middle finger for the EU server", got it.

 

this ^

 

if it's not now OP, why can't we buy it ?

 

why is it ok now for other regions and not EU ?

 

is it because EU players whined it would be too OP, so to teach them a lesson for whining, EU doesn't get the tank

 

the fact it was is op and the whining was for good reason, it just makes WG look like assholes



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View PostLCpl_Jones, on 10 February 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

 

this ^

 

if it's not now OP, why can't we buy it ?

 

why is it ok now for other regions and not EU ?

 

is it because EU players whined it would be too OP, so to teach them a lesson for whining, EU doesn't get the tank

 

the fact it was is op and the whining was for good reason, it just makes WG look like assholes

 

this exactly!

i can't stand these people complaining 24/7 about this game and WG even giving what they want. look at any post in the gameplay section of the forum: "nerf tank x", "nerf tank y", "mm is rigged", "rng is bad" and so on and so forth...

 



Junglist_ #20 Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

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Thanks WG for not putting it on sale, tier 8 is in a very bad place as it is and there's no need for messing it up even further with releasing a plague of what is the definition of a pay to win tank.

Edited by Junglist_, 10 February 2018 - 07:37 PM.






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