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Procrastes #1 Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:11 AM

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I have, for a number of reasons, been more or less absent from World of Tanks for the past year or so. It was the new Frontline mode, and all the positive reviews it got, that lured me back. And I must say, I've been having a good time playing it - for all of three battles.

 

That's right. Since the start of this game mode, I've had the opportunity to play it a whopping three times. Due to professional and social engagements, and the daily time limits imposed by the mode itself, I have not been able to set aside more time than that. What can I say? May is a busy time of the year.

 

I may be the only one experiencing this, or I may be one of a multitude - I don't know. But what I do know, is that it feels a bit frustrating to have this all-new and very exciting game mode available only for such a very short time. I assume that Wargaming has some entirely valid reasons for this, and so this is not a complaint - just a simple boon: Leave it on for at least another month or so!

Please?


Edited by Procrastes, 01 June 2018 - 09:11 AM.


etody77 #2 Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:50 AM

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let WG fix problems in L and for sure they ill made it permanent

undutchable80 #3 Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

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View PostProcrastes, on 01 June 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

[...] just a simple boon: Leave it on for at least another month or so!

Please?

 

Second that!

Nethraniel #4 Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

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I think maybe they should not neccessarily leave it for another month, but bring it back every quarter of the year with new tweaks, new maps, other tiers.

 

I really like the gameplay, though, and would love to have it as permanently recurring event.



Balc0ra #5 Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:35 AM

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I've not played it for over 2 weeks. It was fun, but short fun with the same map, same objective, same everything all the time. So I would rather having back now and then for shorter times, even on different tiers to mix it up. I got 30 million credits and 3 Italian crews while doing it. So not complaining. 

 

But I would rather have WG pull it now, fix it's issues. Add a 2nd map to variate the mode, or even adding it for more then one tier at the same time. And bring it back later. As this would be nice to see a few times a year.. with different elements added or mixed up all the time. Vs the same stuff constantly like it is now. 

 

 



Search_Warrant #6 Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Sad part is WG dident make the map and i worry if they get there grubby hands on it they will ruin it.

WindSplitter1 #7 Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:03 PM

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I like the game mode. Even if it's just the map. I honestly don't want to go to the boredom sponsored by randoms.

Aikl #8 Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:28 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 01 June 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

Sad part is WG dident make the map and i worry if they get there grubby hands on it they will ruin it.

 

Doesn't really matter, since the general game design is very much deliberate. Not always working-as-intended-perfect, of course, which makes it harder to tell. Of course, their player relations and communications efforts are quite the opposite. If it only was the other way around.

 

Anyway, it was never meant to last. It's 'leeching' T8s from the random pool, and limits your suffering when grinding credits. Bad stuff if you're Wargaming or really enjoy snorting 3-5-7 linesTM.

The recipe for 3-5-7 linesTM is as follows:

20% blow

30% salt

50% corrosive acid

 

Mix in a MM bowl until frothy and/or you start posting "arguments" for 'diversifying' gameplay.

 

(Jokes aside, the matchmaking scheme doesn't seem to have enough T8 to start with. That's why PMM tanks are, supposedly, so problematic. God knows why they think removing more T8s was a good idea.)


Edited by Aikl, 01 June 2018 - 09:29 PM.


Spurtung #9 Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:26 PM

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View PostNethraniel, on 01 June 2018 - 12:28 PM, said:

I think maybe they should not neccessarily leave it for another month, but bring it back every quarter of the year with new tweaks, new maps, other tiers.

 

I really like the gameplay, though, and would love to have it as permanently recurring event.

 

Yeah! Tier 9 next because the Pantera will be elite soon, so I can continue grinding it there :hiding:

Edited by Spurtung, 01 June 2018 - 10:30 PM.


Nethraniel #10 Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:30 PM

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View PostSpurtung, on 01 June 2018 - 10:26 PM, said:

 

Yeah! Tier 9 next because the Pantera will be elite soon, so i can continue grinding it there :hiding:

 

As long as they will not make something like a T5 Frontline... I imagine lots of Pz IV H, M4, Stug III G, etc. (T67)

 


Edited by Nethraniel, 01 June 2018 - 10:31 PM.


FluffyRedFox #11 Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:34 PM

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View PostNethraniel, on 01 June 2018 - 10:28 AM, said:

I think maybe they should not neccessarily leave it for another month, but bring it back every quarter of the year with new tweaks, new maps, other tiers.

 

I really like the gameplay, though, and would love to have it as permanently recurring event.

Wouldn't mind this to become WoTs equivalent of Scenarios from WoWs, where iirc the map changes every week or two. 



etody77 #12 Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:27 PM

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View PostFluffyRedFox, on 01 June 2018 - 10:34 PM, said:

Wouldn't mind this to become WoTs equivalent of Scenarios from WoWs, where iirc the map changes every week or two. 

I kno, it'snot bad to have someting like that in oT, and from oWs, premium tank sold for free exp.



Procrastes #13 Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:17 AM

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View PostNethraniel, on 01 June 2018 - 10:30 PM, said:

 

As long as they will not make something like a T5 Frontline... I imagine lots of Pz IV H, M4, Stug III G, etc. (T67)

 

 

 

Well, yes... but would that be a bad thing?

Hammerhead20 #14 Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:33 AM

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Frontline mode is FAR BETTER AND MORE FUN TO PLAY than stupid Random battles.

 

After playing some Frontline mode, I decided to try some Random battles and you know what?

 

Random battles are just usless... No fun at all, always 3-5 min. battles with results of 0-15, 2-15, 3-15 and so on...

 

Frontline mode made this game FUN AGAIN and I would like to play this mode ALL THE TIME instead of f***** up Random battles.

 

Just add some more maps and tiers + fix bugs and optimization and then make this mode PERMANENT!


Edited by Hammerhead20, 02 June 2018 - 09:33 AM.


clixor #15 Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:38 AM

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I think that the mode will only be enjoyable for longer time if they implement new maps. A large part of the 'fun' in FL is that in the beginning the map was new to everybody and nobody really knew OP positions. But what you are already seeing now is that players start to know the good positions and farm lesser experienced players the same way as in randoms (guilty myself of that as well).

 

So i would make this a quarterly event or something with a new map. But considering the amount of time involved in creating such maps i don't think this realistic.



CaptKhazi #16 Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

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I would agree. I found going back to normal maps and game mode to be a bit of a come down. Frontline was much more fun.

 

However, there are a few things I would fix....

 

  • sort out zone C as it’s design sucks and can be very problematic to capture.
  • give to ability to change the extra abilities before you spawn. Depending whether you are defending or attacking different  modules are suitable... for example I put maintenance on a lot of tanks to force capping, but in a defensive battle these are pretty useless.





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