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Here we go again...otherwise known as....have the holidays started already?


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Easymeat72 #1 Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:10 PM

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So, yep this is a whine thread, but one with a real question behind it.

We all know the quality of play in random games is pretty damn poor most of the time, seriously compounded by the operation of the MM. I find it amazing to think people believe this mechanism is there to balance the game by making teams evenly competitive. Its really there to make the results balanced between good, bad and indifferent players by having a consistently balanced run of UNBALANCED games. We all see this as a run of white wash defeats, followed by whitewash victories... 15-5 games. If games were balanced we would be seeing a much higher incidence of draws. I appreciate game types, defend the base rather than kill all the opposition would dictate play style but nevertheless the absence of drawn results simply confirms how the games are individually unbalanced. When the imbalances are taken in a larger sample with a sometimes you're on the superior team and sometimes the inferior, thats when WOT get their target results. Which is noobs don't get rolled over so much they leave too quickly, good players don't dominate so much they drive  everyone else out of the game and those in the middle hang around in the vane attempt to improve. 

With that in mind and considering the unbalanced/balanced ratio can only be even over a length of time, within specific periods you will get bad days, weeks, months(?) and vice versa.

 

So the question is this, having hit defeat after defeat, with the most idiotic teams over the last few days, regardless of what I  have been able to contribute, regardless of tank type or tier are we hitting the summer holiday season already? All the a##holes appear to have surfaced early this year and do we really have to wait until September until the  amphibians return to the pond?



250swb #2 Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:18 PM

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I've had ten battles tonight, five I lost, and five I won, that's balanced isn't it?

Enforcer1975 #3 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:01 PM

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View Post250swb, on 09 July 2018 - 09:18 PM, said:

I've had ten battles tonight, five I lost, and five I won, that's balanced isn't it?

 

Well i had 16 games with 9 wins but it could have been more if they team hadn't gone full retard mode like in one game on Abbey when we had double the tanks and only had to pick the few enemy tanks...but nope let's rush and die.

Same with another game on Fjords where i smacked the enemy heavies at the chokepoint for 5k but my heavies got all cocky again and got derped by the remaining enemy Type 5s because they had to poke out..again......at least it ended in a draw with me being a oneshot in my 4005 and 3 arties on my side and the last enemy Type running away after i finally found his teammate in the E100 but time wasn't on our side. 



Hedgehog1963 #4 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:19 PM

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FatigueGalaxy #5 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:29 PM

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View PostEasymeat72, on 09 July 2018 - 09:10 PM, said:

 

So the question is this, having hit defeat after defeat, with the most idiotic teams over the last few days, regardless of what I  have been able to contribute, regardless of tank type or tier are we hitting the summer holiday season already? All the a##holes appear to have surfaced early this year and do we really have to wait until September until the  amphibians return to the pond?

No, it's just a streak of bad luck.

I stopped believing in "summer players", "weekend players", "x5 players" after scoring sub 20% WR numerous times, during normal, weekday evenings. It simply doesn't matter - it's the same crap, every day.

 

Stop caring, it helps.



SlyMeerkat #6 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

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Stop dwelling on it and just play on :)

unhappy_bunny #7 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:39 PM

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If there were more draws, I wouldnt think it was a sign of a more balanced game, rather I would think the whole game was rigged. I fully expect draws to be a rarity. More results like 15-10/11/12/13/14 indicate balance, and to be honest, I see quite a lot of them. Of course I see the odd whitewash, from both sides of the coin, and yes, they can indicate that one team played like idiots, often in complete contrast to the stats of the players involved, but it could also indicate that one team just got lucky especially early in the battle.

 

However, if you want to put it all down to amphibians, then go ahead. 



Bordhaw #8 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:40 PM

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View PostEasymeat72, on 09 July 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:

So the question is this, having hit defeat after defeat, with the most idiotic teams over the last few days, regardless of what I  have been able to contribute, regardless of tank type or tier are we hitting the summer holiday season already? All the a##holes appear to have surfaced early this year and do we really have to wait until September until the  amphibians return to the pond?

 

What you expect when WG give new players free Tier 6 tanks of their choice. 



Jumping_TurtIe #9 Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:46 PM

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Play clanthings if you dont like randoms. Its there for a reason. You can pick your team and the enemy is usually euqally good/bad.

Balc0ra #10 Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:42 PM

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Idk how the holiday works where you live. But most of EU and the "Kids" have already had 4 weeks off. School where I live is still out for another 4 weeks. And the 2nd wave of 4 week work holiday just started here. So that "bandwagon" has been around for weeks already. You just had a bad streak. Nothing more. As I suspect you don't complain or notice when you win 60% of your days a few days in a row? 

Edited by Balc0ra, 09 July 2018 - 11:42 PM.


malachi6 #11 Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

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You talk of a-holes appearing on your 3rd forum post and I cannot help but agree with you.

JocMeister #12 Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:43 AM

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Edited by JocMeister, 10 July 2018 - 09:58 AM.





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