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fwhaatpiraat #1 Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

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https://worldoftanks...-map-arms-race/

 

So there is a 2-week mini-campaign incoming. And although I prefer to not be negative all the time, come on, it has to become a fail.

 

Let's start with the rewards: m60, 121b and t95e6. They will be buffed so that's positive, right? Since they used to be 'not the best'. But no new tanks, and no vk72 and 907. So for the cw veterans there is not much reward since they can already have all the rewards (or they still need the vk, but whatever). Also the only 'true' reward tank won't be included. People basically only want that 907 because of how balanced it is. If that thing won't be obtainable many won't participate. Ofcourse it is just a mini campaign so I understand the rewards won't be as high, but this will also result in less participation which isn't a good thing I suppose. Ofcourse there won't be a positve influx of 907s again, which is nice.

 

Now about the gameplay itself, or the game balance to be precise: the 'problems' (as perceived by quite some) of gamebreaking tanks won't be adressed at all. You better bring plenty of 268 Version 4s to the battlefield or you can press 'exit' after the countdown immediately. The type 5 also is still the same pathetic box of toxicity. Will be fun on maps like Ensk and Ruinberg if teams bring 10 of these. And ofcourse the 907 itself. There is not much reason to play other mediums for the general combat role. Great balance, great fun. 

 

Tier ten always had a quite dynamic (shifting) meta and new tanks dominating the map, but if WG comes up with such campaign with these rewards after giving the finger to game balance and community, don't act surprised if less and less people don't give a f*ck anymore and won't participate in 'competitive' gameplay.

 

The name of the campaign: 'Arms race' is a well chose name though, can't deny that the people that came up with that name have humour.
 



WindSplitter1 #2 Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:27 AM

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While I agree with most of your points, the lesser rewards could go for lesser players.

 

The vehicles listed have a higher skill cap to do well in unlike 907s and the Panzer 7 with the boomstick. So it's not a "↑" and win (I prefer keyboard arrows). Therego, less toxic.

 

Veteran players will, once more, earn more of what they already have. You're one of them, so this obviously disappoints you way before the campaign even starts.

 

Lesser clans will have something going for them but with the fierce competition they will face... The Vergeltungswaffeski 4 will be sufficient deterrent to keep them at bay.

 

So, it's not as much of a problem with the rewards. But rather, the crap you're required to grind in order to stay competitive.

 

Type 5, V4, SQ, 5A, Steve, Maus or don't bother. Of those who even have Tier Xs, many won't or aren't interested in these tanks and those who do, are very likely not to need these rewards.

 

Combine that with a ToTT that promotes and further rewards players to play (a) vehicle(s) with such detrimental effect to the game, along with people who think they have a chance at winning something (my clan is OKish to acceptably good and they settle with CW camo. Something you can get for in-game gold) and you might just have yourself enough players to participate in the tournament so you can say you gave something for free.

 

WG wins, again.

 



breeeze #3 Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:31 AM

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All these games with 7-8 268v4s per side are gonna be so much fun...



Simeon85 #4 Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

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Not giving out more 907s seems pretty logical IMO. Tank is broken and needs a nerf, so less of them about is a good thing.

 

Plus the buffs to those 3 tanks make them much more appealing IMO, I have M60 and I am looking forward to playing it with it's new attributes, the 121b looks competitive and the buffs to the E6 are tempting, it's going to have actually mobility, good gun handling (same as the 907) and very high DPM, plus more like heavy tank hit points.

 

Gameplay is going to be awful so that puts me off, plus I'm not sure I have the time. 

 

But then tier 10 gameplay is awful right now anyway. 



fwhaatpiraat #5 Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:22 AM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 30 April 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

While I agree with most of your points, the lesser rewards could go for lesser players.

 

The vehicles listed have a higher skill cap to do well in unlike 907s and the Panzer 7 with the boomstick. So it's not a "↑" and win (I prefer keyboard arrows). Therego, less toxic.

 

Veteran players will, once more, earn more of what they already have. You're one of them, so this obviously disappoints you way before the campaign even starts.

 

Lesser clans will have something going for them but with the fierce competition they will face... The Vergeltungswaffeski 4 will be sufficient deterrent to keep them at bay.

 

So, it's not as much of a problem with the rewards. But rather, the crap you're required to grind in order to stay competitive.

 

Type 5, V4, SQ, 5A, Steve, Maus or don't bother. Of those who even have Tier Xs, many won't or aren't interested in these tanks and those who do, are very likely not to need these rewards.

 

Combine that with a ToTT that promotes and further rewards players to play (a) vehicle(s) with such detrimental effect to the game, along with people who think they have a chance at winning something (my clan is OKish to acceptably good and they settle with CW camo. Something you can get for in-game gold) and you might just have yourself enough players to participate in the tournament so you can say you gave something for free.

 

WG wins, again.

 

I cant ce bothered not winning the 907 per se, but if this campaign is more or less targeted at the sub-top players, I doubt they are that interested to win a tank that is stiil subpar compared to the 907. At the last campaign we also saw a decline in participants and the 907 definitely was part of the reason why people played.

 

@simeon If the 907 should be nerfed (I agree), it should be nerfed. By simply not giving new ones out, the already 1000s of existing 907 remain as strong as they are and these things keep destroying pubbies and be big part of cw line ups. Seems balanced and like a level playing field. 

 

Btw: me not having/getting the 907 is not a big deal for me. 

 



speedphlux #6 Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:27 AM

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Nah, I'm retired (or retarded). Will not bother with it. Even "mini" campaigns like that were extremely annoying and exhausting.

Cobra6 #7 Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Yeah this campaign is going to be interesting, the only tank I was missing was the VK and I honestly don't even want it.

 

Couple that with the idiotic balancing going on at tier 10 with the over importance of armour, everyone being at view range cap and the Jap DERP guns it's going to be a rather pointless affair.

 

I also love how in the article they specify they've toned down the importance of personal FapPoints to give worse players a chance of winning something, so no longer do the rewards go to the best players and the best clans but everyone will get a participation trophy soon!

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 30 April 2018 - 11:53 AM.


UrQuan #8 Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:58 AM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 30 April 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

Lesser clans will have something going for them but with the fierce competition they will face... The Vergeltungswaffeski 4 will be sufficient deterrent to keep them at bay.

 

 

 

I enjoyed your analysis on things, but I had to highlight this gem. I love it.



Schepel #9 Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

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Well, I guess this is my chance to finally get my hands on the M60... If I can square a campaign with work, which is somewhat unlikely. :/

fwhaatpiraat #10 Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

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View PostSchepel, on 30 April 2018 - 12:02 PM, said:

Well, I guess this is my chance to finally get my hands on the M60... If I can square a campaign with work, which is somewhat unlikely. :/

People will probably notice if you play video games at work from 20:00 till 00:00 ;)



Schepel #11 Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:12 PM

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View Postfwhaatpiraat, on 30 April 2018 - 12:08 PM, said:

People will probably notice if you play video games at work from 20:00 till 00:00 ;)

 

The problem is slightly different: I have to be in bed quite early (22.00) in order to be able to do my job properly the next day.

xtrem3x #12 Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:32 AM

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Hmm, I would like an M60. Only 2 weeks grind instead of the full month, could be worth it :unsure:

xx984 #13 Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:44 AM

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Im happy. Already have T95E6 and 121B, was going to pick M60 for my next tank even on a full campaign unless there would be an interesting new tank.

 

907 doesn't interest me, Id rather play 140 in all honesty, Better turret, Better gun dep.. but tbh 907 and 140 play pretty much identically and its already gotten boring after 1k+ games in the 140, and 1k+ in t62a as well. 

 

After the nerf the VK 72 is getting, and no new tanks yet, M60 is the only choice for me.



Strappster #14 Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

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I would also like an M60 but only in the absence of a 907. Although I'd also have to change clans and get selected with only the Squonk gracing my garage from the list of desirables posted above so ... yeah. 

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View PostStrappster, on 01 May 2018 - 02:45 AM, said:

I would also like an M60 but only in the absence of a 907. Although I'd also have to change clans and get selected with only the Squonk gracing my garage from the list of desirables posted above so ... yeah. 

 

I got them all! Pick me, pick me.

brumbarr #16 Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

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View Postxx984, on 01 May 2018 - 01:44 AM, said:

Im happy. Already have T95E6 and 121B, was going to pick M60 for my next tank even on a full campaign unless there would be an interesting new tank.

 

907 doesn't interest me, Id rather play 140 in all honesty, Better turret, Better gun dep.. but tbh 907 and 140 play pretty much identically and its already gotten boring after 1k+ games in the 140, and 1k+ in t62a as well. 

 

After the nerf the VK 72 is getting, and no new tanks yet, M60 is the only choice for me.

Vk is not nerfed btw



Jumping_TurtIe #17 Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

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View PostStrappster, on 01 May 2018 - 01:45 AM, said:

Although I'd also have to change clans

 

Just start a stronghold or cw in wjde if you want. No one is stopping you.

xx984 #18 Posted 02 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 01 May 2018 - 08:59 AM, said:

Vk is not nerfed btw

 



HundeWurst #19 Posted 02 May 2018 - 02:43 PM

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View Postbreeeze, on 30 April 2018 - 12:31 AM, said:

All these games with 7-8 268v4s per side are gonna be so much fun...

 

Im happy to skip that campaign as well. I already skipped the last one, but the next with 268v4 spam? Thanks WG you can keep that for yourself.

uglycousin #20 Posted 02 May 2018 - 02:50 PM

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I would have picked the M60 ... or the 121b ... but ... I am away on holiday during the mini CW campaign. F@#$ me, right? :)

 

Good luck to the ones going for it.

 






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