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Introducing World of Tanks' First Friendly Friday


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Community #1 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:33 PM

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You already know our weekend specials, but it's time to fight in advance with a new event: Friendly Friday!

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BSHDBCG #2 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:42 PM

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Well might be good if it didn't feel like platooning gets even more punished by the MM than playing solo. :unsure:

SlyMeerkat #3 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:42 PM

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Wishful thinking 

Fire_man74 #4 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:51 PM

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Dynamic Platoons also?:unsure:

HadurHun #5 Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:55 PM

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Would be great if you weren't forced to play bottom tier 9 out of 10 matches and then comes 1 match in mid tiers!
Platoons can't carry a team anymore, because you specifically mined it!
Back in the day the teams were full of platoons because it was skill and team play that mattered, now platoons are rare!

PervyPastryPuffer #6 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:13 PM

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First sentence in the article - It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday

 



WaryShadow #7 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

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Meh skip this one platoons get wrecked by MM hell a lot of my friends have left because of the terrible MM.

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_Salman_ #8 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:15 PM

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no friends. feels bad man :(

StinkyStonky #9 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Most player are top 10 about 2/3rd of the time.

To do that for 15 battles will require 20-25 battles for most players.

 

For most players that means 3-4 hours of play ALL in a platoon.

 

I can see the requirements coming down in subsequent Friday's as WG realise how few people achieve this.

 

It's also Randoms only.  Why not TBs, SHs or Clan Wars ?  They're not "Friendly" ?



Cobra6 #10 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

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Now if only the matchmaker didn't actively punish platooning by giving them bottom tier MM 95% of the time then this might actually be fun.

 

As it stands, platooning in anything that isn't tier 10 is just horrible.

I'm sorry to say but platooning in the MM from 2-3 years ago was actually fun, you'd be bottom and top tier roughly equally. 

Then came the (frankly baffling) choice to give platoons harsher matchmaking and making them bottom tier  roughly 85% of the time. 

With the recent changes to the MM this has been increased to pretty much 95% of the time so platooning is completely unenjoyable unless you only play tier 10.

 

Being the underdog is fun when it happens with some measure, if it happens all the time it quickly becomes frustrating and feels like being artificially handicapped for no valid reason.

 

View PostBSHDBCG, on 04 October 2018 - 11:42 AM, said:

Well might be good if it didn't feel like platooning gets even more punished by the MM than playing solo. :unsure:


It's not a feeling, platoons ARE given harsher MM which WG has admitted in the past. They introduced this nugget of gold a couple of years back to compensate for their shoddy matchmaker giving team unequal amounts/tiers of platoons instead of, you know, fixing the matchmaker to not make it do that.

 

Cobra 6


Edited by Cobra6, 04 October 2018 - 01:24 PM.


MechBuster #11 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:22 PM

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I don't get what WG gain by pushing these platoon based missions.

 

You can call it whatever you like, but excluding solo players... WTF?



Negativvv #12 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

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Thought Friendly Friday would be a complete ban on reporting no msgs from random salty losers :trollface:

Denton_0451 #13 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:36 PM

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Good job ignoring the players who are playing solo.

OlympusPk #14 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:37 PM

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Actually I cannot understand why those mission should be done while platoon. As most say they avoid platooning because of the mm. Really. what WG gains by setting a restriction like this one? Of course you can use the option of dynamic platoons in combat, but it is so frustrating in every battle to ask others to platoon with you. Please just remove this parameter.

Edited by OlympusPk, 04 October 2018 - 01:39 PM.


Hellraiser0201 #15 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:43 PM

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Oh, thank you WG, what a nice MEME event again. FFS :angry: im not going to play bottom tier 90%+ of the time.

Remove +2/-2 MM.

Remove XVM.

 



uglycousin #16 Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

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Friendly fire friday? :hiding:

 

View PostCobra6, on 04 October 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Now if only the matchmaker didn't actively punish platooning by giving them bottom tier MM 95% of the time then this might actually be fun.

 

As it stands, platooning in anything that isn't tier 10 is just horrible.

I'm sorry to say but platooning in the MM from 2-3 years ago was actually fun, you'd be bottom and top tier roughly equally. 

Then came the (frankly baffling) choice to give platoons harsher matchmaking and making them bottom tier  roughly 85% of the time. 

With the recent changes to the MM this has been increased to pretty much 95% of the time so platooning is completely unenjoyable unless you only play tier 10.

 

Being the underdog is fun when it happens with some measure, if it happens all the time it quickly becomes frustrating and feels like being artificially handicapped for no valid reason.

 


It's not a feeling, platoons ARE given harsher MM which WG has admitted in the past. They introduced this nugget of gold a couple of years back to compensate for their shoddy matchmaker giving team unequal amounts/tiers of platoons instead of, you know, fixing the matchmaker to not make it do that.

 

Cobra 6

 

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Simona2k #17 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:01 PM

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Nice

ibrox3 #18 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

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Why do they want to encourage platoons which will be bottom tier ?

 

Think about it , why does WG introduce anything these days ?

 

So you get a platoon that thinks its going to get a reward if they reach 15 top 10 finishes.

But they are also bottom tier.

One outplays the other team mate and eventually gets the reward - what they going to do?

 

Carry on being battered in bottom tier, until one of them says - "Hey why don't you just spam premium ammo and get this over with"

 

The other says he can't afford it as he is losing credits anyway...... until it dawns that he could buy a premium account.........

 

All comes back to the slight tweaks that push players towards premium accounts / tanks ....


WG is a business and business is about getting you to spend money.....

 



8126Jakobsson #19 Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:52 PM

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View Post_Salman_, on 04 October 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

no friends. feels bad man :(

 

It's ok. We don't want to play with friends in randoms anyway. Even if. 

stokerel #20 Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:13 PM

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So is this working for ad-hoc platoons? or do you have to start the battle while being platooned in order for the mission to activate?




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