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Steeleye_Spam #21 Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Yes, agree, and with all the suggestions (except +-2) to make it better. Bit of a dinger echo chamber this thread... Maybe we should have a special dinger mode. Only gold.

Joggaman #22 Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:41 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 25 November 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

I was not a huge fan of it. But it was still a nice option to have now and then for tier 8. One downside is that since it's in randoms, it still doesn't count towards your service record, as in battles played and WR. As one day I had more wins then losses on my IS-M in randoms. But all the losses were normal battles, all the wins were GB. So it's WR still dropped like a rock :confused:

 

Tho I would like to see it as an optional mode on its own too. As well as hidden in randoms for those that want it. As in I could choose when I wanted to play it, as well as have it as a random mix for tier 8/X. It's not something I want to play all the time. But as you said, it's a nice break from randoms. Something you need, now and then. 

 

I see your point with the stats, but I'm one of those pesky "I pley4fun"-gamers. I didn't know they didn't count in your wr, but to be honest, I don't care. I just want some good ol' fun shooting stuff. 

Balc0ra #23 Posted 25 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 25 November 2018 - 02:41 PM, said:

 

I see your point with the stats, but I'm one of those pesky "I pley4fun"-gamers. I didn't know they didn't count in your wr, but to be honest, I don't care. I just want some good ol' fun shooting stuff. 

 

Oh ofc some don't care either way. I just thought it's still a bit odd as it's still a part of randoms as such. They could still have separate stats on it so you could see how many GB's you have played. But if you get often, it won't count towards your battle count etc. 



VeryRisky #24 Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:13 PM

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Why not have a different tier for Grand Battles each week? 

 

 



Homer_J #25 Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:30 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 25 November 2018 - 01:41 PM, said:

 

I see your point with the stats, but I'm one of those pesky "I pley4fun"-gamers. I didn't know they didn't count in your wr, but to be honest, I don't care. I just want some good ol' fun shooting stuff. 

 

Maybe it's the future direction for the game.  No stats, everyone can believe they are a WoT god and not be contradicted.  Suits me fine. :great:

Balc0ra #26 Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:32 PM

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View PostVeryRisky, on 25 November 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

Why not have a different tier for Grand Battles each week? 

 

 

 

At what should be the lowest tier for it? I suspect tier 5 could work for it, or even tier 6 as the lowest. They have their fair share of slow sluggers and large tanks as high tiers do. Tier 7 might even be fun for it more so then tier X. 

Pansenmann #27 Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:35 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 25 November 2018 - 12:26 PM, said:

 

It was a week long test. And that week had the most fun I had in WoT since Frontline mode.

 

I wholeheartedly agree!

While I would love to see the Frontline mode return,

tier 8 grand battles were more fun than the tier 10 version.



Balc0ra #28 Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:42 PM

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View PostPansenmann, on 25 November 2018 - 04:35 PM, said:

 

I wholeheartedly agree!

While I would love to see the Frontline mode return,

tier 8 grand battles were more fun than the tier 10 version.

 

Tier X GB are terrible tbh. Tier 8 GB was not without its faults either. Not due to the mode, but tier balance is less off there in general. And is mostly on the HT's like T32 vs Patriot etc. Vs on tier X when you have TD and meds on steroids too vs other tier X meds and TD's. Like Grille vs the 268 4. 

the_real_ratman #29 Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:07 PM

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Even though i would very much prefer the return of Frontlines as a permanent mode, i would still like to see permanent Grand Battles as an option as well. More variety in game modes is always welcome. And its not like those modes broke the MM during testing. At least i did not notice. Just do it already Wargaming.

VeryRisky #30 Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 25 November 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

 

At what should be the lowest tier for it? I suspect tier 5 could work for it, or even tier 6 as the lowest. They have their fair share of slow sluggers and large tanks as high tiers do. Tier 7 might even be fun for it more so then tier X. 

 

Much as my T40 might like a go at it, I suspect T6 or maybe 5 min would be best.  

 

 



Pansenmann #31 Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:18 PM

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View PostVeryRisky, on 25 November 2018 - 07:16 PM, said:

 

Much as my T40 might like a go at it, I suspect T6 or maybe 5 min would be best.  

 

 

 

another idea I saw floating around the forums was to make grandbattles for tier 5, 7 and 9 - and frontline mode for tier 6, 8 and 10

negative impact on the random queue during off-peak hours is obvious tho.



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View PostPansenmann, on 25 November 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

 

another idea I saw floating around the forums was to make grandbattles for tier 5, 7 and 9 - and frontline mode for tier 6, 8 and 10

negative impact on the random queue during off-peak hours is obvious tho.

 

Well we get single-tier 15v15 at times. they can just let them form when there are the numbers.

 

 



Fenrisian #33 Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:50 PM

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I am all for GB & FL as a permanent thing, be nice if you could select them as a choice though

jack_timber #34 Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:14 AM

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View PostJoggaman, on 25 November 2018 - 01:41 PM, said:

 

I see your point with the stats, but I'm one of those pesky "I pley4fun"-gamers. I didn't know they didn't count in your wr, but to be honest, I don't care. I just want some good ol' fun shooting stuff. 

Well said Joggaman, play for fun, that's why we play isn't, even rebought that T8 USA arty piece just for GB.

Will keep hold of it just in case T8 GB's are brought back.



Oldewolfe #35 Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:07 AM

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Said they needed to do this when Grands first came out for Tier 10, this and Frontline seem to be Hits.....    Make them atleast Tier 6 on Up, Single Tier Modes...    Maybe Tier 5, but that's the Lowest I'd Suggest.....

 

The Single Tiers alleviate some of the MM Woes those Tiers Face and MAYBE smooth out the MM in Randoms some.....     Certainly can't be any Worse than it is now....       I live at Tier 8 anyway, and have been getting a Garage together for Frontline.....      The MM doesn't Bother me at Tier 8, but the Constant Bottom Tier does get Olde after 6 and 8 Games in a Row.....       I really don't care for the Lower Tier Games, I have the Tanks, Platoon down there to help folkes with Grinds and Learning....     But I don't go down to the Basement Tiers if I don't have to, just an Occasional Visit for Missions....



undutchable80 #36 Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:19 AM

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Would prefer Frontline to return, but T8 GB was pretty fun and I managed to complete some missions as well. Would also like to have this mode optional and not a lottery between regular Random game or GB matchup.

Simeon85 #37 Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

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Not really bothered about Grand Battles, I feel those maps have similar issues to many random ones.

 

I'd actually like to see the GB maps used in the standard 15 v 15 rotation, that would be more interesting.

 

And Frontlines returning would be a greater priority for me, or of course just fixing the MM, that is really why we liked these tier 8 modes because we got much better tier 8 MM compared to the horrible 80-90% of your games in tier 10 you get now. 



tankqull #38 Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:05 AM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 25 November 2018 - 11:24 AM, said:

 

Agreed.

About the only thing I would change is to keep it 15 vs 15 - give everyone some room to manoeuvre.

 

20 per side would be fine too

troesmis #39 Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:54 AM

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Only T8. I would like that. If not all the time, at least regularly once or twice in the month.

SaintMaddenus #40 Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:25 PM

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It was the best for ages, made me happy to play my T8 Premiums again and If it was a regular feature I'd consider buy more T8 Premiums.  I really enjoyed my test of the Rev and the AMX heavy one.

 

 







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