Jump to content


Will Frontline return?


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

samtheman26 #1 Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 26277 battles
  • 10
  • [TAC] TAC
  • Member since:
    06-08-2013

I'm sure everyone on here has played at least one game of Frontline since it came out. For many of us it's been a great chance to grind out tier 8s in a balanced environment (aka without tier 10's in every game). As this game mode reaches it's expiry date (3rd of June) do we think it's likely to return? If so as a permanent fixture or another event? Personally I think it's the best game mode released since I started playing in 2013 and although it does have it's floors I would be keen to keep playing it if it stuck around. 

 

Judging by the feedback I've seen on the forum and heard from my clan mates a lot of the community have the same opinion as myself and have really enjoyed playing it so it would be a great shame if it didn't make a reappearance. 

 

Any speculation or information on it's future would be greatly appreciated below! 

 

Sam



Dava_117 #2 Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

    Major

  • Player
  • 18578 battles
  • 2,757
  • [B-BAS] B-BAS
  • Member since:
    12-17-2014
IIRC, in a recent Q&A developers said that, if they manage to fix the optimization problem, the mode will return. So, let's hope they fix it and maybe ad a couple of map to it too. :)

valter1862 #3 Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:05 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 41307 battles
  • 13
  • Member since:
    10-29-2011
no. not come back, not enough premium ammo is fired.

Rataplan #4 Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 15808 battles
  • 273
  • [USAW] USAW
  • Member since:
    06-09-2011

View Postvalter1862, on 29 May 2018 - 08:05 PM, said:

no. not come back, not enough premium ammo is fired.

 

That's probably the optimization problem they are talking about :teethhappy:.

250swb #5 Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:59 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 21727 battles
  • 4,870
  • [WJDE] WJDE
  • Member since:
    09-23-2015
Hope not, or at least not without massive changes to game breaking credit earnings that distort the main game and with no jeopardy to a players stats for losing and playing like crap. Nobody would be playing Frontline if it wasn't a freeloaders game mode, put some genuine spice into it and have some responsibility for the players actions that reflect on them overall in their stats and maybe it can work. But players aren't playing it to be brought to account based on skill, they just want the free credits. Anybody can sit there dribbling over their keyboard and press W, and still they earn something, and their 44% WR isn't affected at all.

Edited by 250swb, 29 May 2018 - 10:06 PM.


Cobra6 #6 Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Beta Tester
  • 16332 battles
  • 15,548
  • [RGT] RGT
  • Member since:
    09-17-2010

Played some battles in it last night for the first time, this mode should become permanent.

 

Cobra 6



Dava_117 #7 Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

    Major

  • Player
  • 18578 battles
  • 2,757
  • [B-BAS] B-BAS
  • Member since:
    12-17-2014

View Post250swb, on 29 May 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

Hope not, or at least not without massive changes to game breaking credit earnings that distort the main game and with no jeopardy to a players stats for losing and playing like crap. Nobody would be playing Frontline if it wasn't a freeloaders game mode, put some genuine spice into it and have some responsibility for the players actions that reflect on them overall in their stats and maybe it can work. But players aren't playing it to be brought to account based on skill, they just want the free credits. Anybody can sit there dribbling over their keyboard and press W, and still they earn something, and their 44% WR isn't affected at all.

 

This isn't true. You need premium tanks or a premium account to earn credit with a bad performance in FL. Not really a freeloader mode...

Exp multiplier may be a more attractive point of the mode for freeloader, especially to grind stock tanks in a more friendly environment. 



CmdRatScabies #8 Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

    Colonel

  • Player
  • 35894 battles
  • 3,819
  • [-MM] -MM
  • Member since:
    10-12-2015

View Postvalter1862, on 29 May 2018 - 08:05 PM, said:

no. not come back, not enough premium ammo is fired.

 

I've amassed enough credits with FL now to keep the 2 key permanently pressed. :)

Balc0ra #9 Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 64443 battles
  • 15,457
  • [WALL] WALL
  • Member since:
    07-10-2012
I would like to see it return. But on a different tier, and a different map. It was fun. But the lack of variation made it short fun. I've not played it for over a week. 

eldrak #10 Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 46578 battles
  • 1,007
  • [NE-VO] NE-VO
  • Member since:
    01-27-2011

View PostBalc0ra, on 30 May 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:

I would like to see it return. But on a different tier, and a different map. It was fun. But the lack of variation made it short fun. I've not played it for over a week. 

 

Would be nice to have it moving between the tiers.

2 weeks tier 6, 2 weeks tier 7, 2 weeks tier 8, 2 weeks tier 9, repeat.

 

Maybe (probably) they don't want it like that as you could grind entire lines without playing any randoms. They did remove the option to grind tier 5 and 7 tanks in strongholds.



Thrael7 #11 Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 22984 battles
  • 1,913
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    11-17-2012

They analyze data for a couple of years when it comes to balance... It will only take them 5 minutes to see that people finished grinds and farmed credits like mofos.

Guess what comes next...

 

View PostCobra6, on 30 May 2018 - 01:02 PM, said:

Played some battles in it last night for the first time, this mode should become permanent.

Cobra 6

It becomes somewhat tedious playing the same map over and over again. It's still better than grinding in Randoms.



/deleted
 

Edited by xxTANK_Uxx, 07 June 2018 - 01:56 PM.


Gremlin182 #12 Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 46714 battles
  • 7,943
  • Member since:
    04-18-2012

How about keeping front line while you fix the optomisation problems and even if you cannot fix them still keep front line.

 

Its popular make that very popular despite the minor problems.

Its like those maps you remove because they are slightly unbalanced, who cares leave the map in the game while you fix it.



Agent_327 #13 Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

    Staff Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 16594 battles
  • 397
  • [CAF] CAF
  • Member since:
    09-20-2010

Sure it will. They need to empty the excessive amount of tier 8 in their play queue to help make the match making better.

 

Edit: stuff

 


Edited by Agent_327, 30 May 2018 - 02:56 PM.


Steffin #14 Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

    Staff Sergeant

  • Player
  • 24244 battles
  • 363
  • [WOOF] WOOF
  • Member since:
    09-06-2011
The game mode only works because most players use there best tanks on it.  Slow tanks are really annoying when you respawn 800m from the action.  There are a lot of slow tanks if you include the stock engines.

Solstad1069 #15 Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

    Lieutenant Сolonel

  • Player
  • 40142 battles
  • 3,096
  • Member since:
    06-15-2013

View PostCobra6, on 30 May 2018 - 12:02 PM, said:

Played some battles in it last night for the first time, this mode should become permanent.

 

Cobra 6

 

I also loved it the first week.
 

View PostSteffin, on 30 May 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

The game mode only works because most players use there best tanks on it.  Slow tanks are really annoying when you respawn 800m from the action.  There are a lot of slow tanks if you include the stock engines.

 

Yes i thought i could grind my AMX 65t, but just no....it was painful.
 

_Horned_ #16 Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:36 AM

    Private

  • Player
  • 14959 battles
  • 37
  • [WJDE] WJDE
  • Member since:
    06-16-2011
I've actually liked this gamemode, especially for the credit grinding part (i'm always broke). Another great thing about it is that it doesn't affect the player stats so you won't meet stadpadders or tryhards, so all in all, good fun, good credits, yes please. Just fix the fps drops and its perfect. :great:

Steiner011 #17 Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 37995 battles
  • 1,343
  • [SCRUB] SCRUB
  • Member since:
    10-09-2012

View PostThrael7, on 30 May 2018 - 01:11 PM, said:

They analyze data for a couple of years when it comes to balance.

 

I analyzed one girl last week , took me only one hour.

 

View PostThrael7, on 30 May 2018 - 01:11 PM, said:

It becomes somewhat tedious playing the same map over and over again. 

 

Still better than facing tier 10s in UDES with stock gun ( 52k free xp ). Lesser of the two evils.


 

Edited by xxTANK_Uxx, 07 June 2018 - 01:58 PM.


Jigabachi #18 Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 17858 battles
  • 18,558
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    08-12-2011
Given that it is the first new gamemode since years that actually works, it should make a return.

And... please, guys. When you talk about that gamemode, could you please have the decency to admit that playing it is borderline enjoyable at least? You only ever mention the fact that you get swamped with rewards...

Steiner011 #19 Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:48 AM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 37995 battles
  • 1,343
  • [SCRUB] SCRUB
  • Member since:
    10-09-2012

View PostJigabachi, on 31 May 2018 - 07:44 AM, said:

Given that it is the first new gamemode since years that actually works, it should make a return.

And... please, guys. When you talk about that gamemode, could you please have the decency to admit that playing it is borderline enjoyable at least? You only ever mention the fact that you get swamped with rewards...

 

It is borderline enjoyable. You get to face your own tier enemies, its completely playable with full standard ammo loadout, personal reserves work nicely, you get swamped with rewards ( if you havent reached tier 30 for the 4th time already , like me ).

TheR3dBaron #20 Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:05 AM

    Major

  • Player
  • 33925 battles
  • 2,966
  • [REMY] REMY
  • Member since:
    01-22-2013

View PostSteiner011, on 31 May 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

 

I analyzed one girl last week , took me only one hour.

 

L*be :hiding:

 

Given the feedback, I think the mode will return. I only hope the credit income will not get nerfed, as they even balance this on premium tanks.

 

 






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users