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call_me_ShockZz #1 Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Havent seen anything like this on the forum yet so why shouldnt I start it myself?

 

For everyone that wants a short answer,

 

Well yes,

it is a fun mode that you should jump into at least once, simply for the experience

 

my impressions so far:

-the new repair depot system is fine, I didnt like the instant repair thing they had before, but I dont really get the positioning, probably not everyones problem but I seem to be running out of ammo at least once per game, and then I have to fall back quite a bit to refill which obviously doesnt really help the team out all that much

-map design, so far I havent played every little bit of the map, but as of now, it looks like a good map, but again there are some things I dont like.. playing as a heavy is very meh, you either get run over by the attacking team or you get left behind.. by the attacking team, you just seem to be late to the party almost everytime, unless youre defending; no point in playing a light tank, no need for scouts like anywhere on the entire map

-balance between the two sides, it is alright but I feel like defending is easier than attacking

-money, short answer - this mode makes a load of money giving me at least 200k per win

-performance, yes big deal for me, and a big deal before its release because of the huge map and I gotta say Im impressed, WG said that there would be no performance issues and they were actually more than just wrong, good lord where to start? Im playing at Maximum settings, not maximum as in the highest, just the setting and it is just wow I mean it is a huge map but damn, random battles are at about 100-120fps, and Frontline? well, havent seen more than 40fps so far, while usually being at around 30 fps, when a new part of the map is opened it goes below 20fps or even freezes for 1-2 seconds

 

the rest simply is World of Tanks but theres something I dont know how to put..

Alright WG, I get that you want to give new players the chance to play this game mode too and thats fine, but they are getting destroyed by the better players

New players that just got into the game jumping into this game mode while players like me are the ones facing them, they dont even know the basics, playing without equipment and crew skills, Im just farming them, Ive played 4 battles so far and averaging about almost 12k damage even becoming General twice and then theres Jimmy in his T32 FR loading HE because it deals more damage and asking what side scraping is.. seriously how is that fair?

 

but to be honest, it wouldnt be World of Tanks if there were no issues

 

Check it out and get the feeling of it for yourself,

Have a good one :)

 

 


Edited by call_me_ShockZz, 08 May 2018 - 11:11 PM.


TheOddRogue #2 Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

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Wow gonna give it a try if you make so much credits. 

tumppi776 #3 Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

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View PostTheOddRogue, on 07 May 2018 - 05:48 PM, said:

Wow gonna give it a try if you make so much credits. 

 

Yah its really profitable. I recommend All Premium lineup with boosters.. It just LOLs credits. I'll play more just bcs of that hehe:coin:

Edited by tumppi776, 07 May 2018 - 06:58 PM.


Valkyrie514 #4 Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

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Best game mode ever, make permanent please.

BatChatMan #5 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

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I dont know... It's too long and chaotic for me. But I'm a simple man :D Also, I don't have any tier 8s

SmellyGarbage #6 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:04 PM

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Phew, very chaotic gameplay. I guess because it is new to most, but there was no teamplay at all in the games (only 3) I played. 

Nice to hear you like the gamemode and I wish you a lot of fun, but I guess it is not my cup of tea.

 

 



MPV_11 #7 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

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They give y

View PostBatChatMan, on 07 May 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

I dont know... It's too long and chaotic for me. But I'm a simple man :D Also, I don't have any tier 8s

 

They give you a T32 and T44

Dava_117 #8 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

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Just tryed it and it looks epic! Tryed out mode with my KV-4 and I survived the game, with 6k damage, 6k blocked and some 1.4k assist. I didn't felt left behind. Allways on the first line untill the assault ended with a victory. 

Have to see how playing as defender looks like, but the first impression is really positive! :)


Edited by Dava_117, 07 May 2018 - 08:26 PM.


TheSanchez #9 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

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It's fun for a few rounds at least. But beyond that, eh, I'd probably rather play the normal game.

I also want to mention that I'm baffled at the performance issues of this mode once it goes into its final phases near the town. Fps tanking quite hard by then compared to the beginning. The map is pretty buggy too, I've already noticed multiple rock formations that have very misleading hitboxes and will eat your shells right up despite you aiming a good distance away from their edge, some hitbox issues for sure.

 

Can't see myself playing this often if it were to become permanent to be honest.


Edited by TheSanchez, 07 May 2018 - 07:23 PM.


the_Haba #10 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

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Credits per minute is pretty trash, games can last up to 30 minutes. Also remember that you use multiple consumables, which is fun.

 

A good way to grind bad tier 8 tanks, sure. But you won't have much fun.

 

Rewards are not making it worth the effort.



Balc0ra #11 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

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I only played the CDA 105 and Progetto 46 one round, 20K in repairs and 34K in ammo spread over 3 re-spawns. Made 180K on my first game. So not complaining. But it lasted 24 minutes. So it's about the same as playing 3 games with a premium getting 50 to 70K each round. So it's not that much faster to get income. 

 

But it was fun. Fresh fun.



BatChatMan #12 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

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Has anyone ever won an attack? My first match we lost areas badly to attackers (they got the first line in a few minutes, second too), still we won. I played 3 matches, all were loss to the attackers (thank RNGsus i was on the defending side)

Just playing the 4th, we're attacking and we're losing. Defending side is pretty broken imo
 

Edited by NickMustaine, 08 May 2018 - 09:36 AM.


Dorander #13 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

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I just read it's a 9 km squared map.

 

Time to bring out my Maus and a huge pot of coffee... and a few magazines... maybe a movie.



Valkyrie514 #14 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

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I always seem to find it much easier to defend. So I think on the whole it is fairly balanced.

call_me_ShockZz #15 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

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short update on my impression, attacking side has never won the game so far

spuff #16 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

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View Postcall_me_ShockZz, on 07 May 2018 - 06:57 PM, said:

short update on my impression, attacking side has never won the game so far

That’s interesting because I heard loads of reports from test servers that attacker always wins!! Maybe they changed something before release?



call_me_ShockZz #17 Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

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View Postspuff, on 07 May 2018 - 06:59 PM, said:

That’s interesting because I heard loads of reports from test servers that attacker always wins!! Maybe they changed something before release?

 

I dont know but the problem isnt the map design, you just dont have enough time if you dont win every flank

Strizi #18 Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

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Defender always wins, or atleast like 90%+ of the time.

BatChatMan #19 Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Oh, it seems you only need to destroy 3 out of 5 objectives (we've just won the attacker side)

sgtYester #20 Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

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get rid of stupid overtime, and it gets boring real fast.

 

just  a waste of dev time and money






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