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sniper_pixie #1 Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

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I bought the tier 7 Russian S-51 arty yesterday to do the Union-12 mission for the Chimera.

 

In 50 games I have never seen a tier 5 tank, and in all 14 played today I have been bottom tier and not even seen a tier 6. I am waiting about 1 1/2 minutes in the queue before each game, so out of the 2 hours personal reserves I just used I spent 30 minutes doing nothing when you add in the countdown, despite there never being less than 1000 players in the queue. Waiting for the game has actually lasted longer than some of the games themselves.



TheDrownedApe #2 Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Why would you want to see lower tiers in Arty?

 

If you don't like the queues, don't play arty



Homer_J #3 Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:44 AM

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View PostTheDrownedApe, on 02 June 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

Why would you want to see lower tiers in Arty?

 

This.  Surely if you are trying to do arty missions then you want as many high tiers as possible.

UrQuan #4 Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

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Sounds you got perfect arty MM. And no I'm not being sarcastic. When I play arty, I hope to be bottomtier, because higher tier tanks tend to be slower & bigger, making them easier to hit (or splash). And more assistance damage too, because bigger guns on higher tiers to shoot your stunned targets for more XP!

 

The queue times are long because arty has a max limit in matches (3), hence not all arties can be given games & MM seems to take into account a spreading of arty too, as you still get some 0 or 1 arty games despite arty queue saturation, extending the queue for arty players.

In short, when playing arty, you got to accept the longer queue times, the trade off for having 3 or less arties in your game when you don't play arties.



Steve8066 #5 Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:56 AM

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seems to be plenty of non-arty players actually playing it today in order to do the damage TD D-Day mission, might explain the added wait time,.

Blubba #6 Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:20 PM

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Arties have longer wait time?

Well it's a start I guess. Maybe they're getting us used to having to wait longer because they are reducing the 3 hard cap.... and then again, probably not.



BlackBloodBandit #7 Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:32 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 02 June 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

This.  Surely if you are trying to do arty missions then you want as many high tiers as possible.

This totally depends on what mission you play. Some missions are waaaay easier to do when being toptier.

 

I admit that the que has become garbage. The last few days I waited 1-1:30 min in the que per battle when picking my rental AMX 13 57. If the mm can't handle a light tank like that, certainly it will be hard when picking an arty.


Edited by BlackBloodBandit, 02 June 2019 - 12:34 PM.


sniper_pixie #8 Posted 02 June 2019 - 05:42 PM

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Well, as a tier 7 arty I've now played 33 consecutive games without seeing a tier 5 or 6 tank. I thought the matchmaker wasn't supposed to allow this to happen?



7thSyndicate #9 Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:16 PM

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You should do more damage/assist at higher tier battles, maybe im wrong.

sniper_pixie #10 Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:44 PM

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View Post7thSyndicate, on 02 June 2019 - 05:16 PM, said:

You should do more damage/assist at higher tier battles, maybe im wrong.

 

As a support tank it depends on the team. My teams have been awesome enough to allow me to win 10/35 today so far.

sniper_pixie #11 Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:14 PM

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Bought the EBR Hotchkiss today and played 30 games in it. Again, every single game I was bottom tier. My tier 7 TD and Heavy seem to have balanced MM, but that's now 114 games in tier 7 arty and light tank that has never been above bottom tier.

Geno1isme #12 Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:33 AM

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View Postsniper_pixie, on 02 June 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

I bought the tier 7 Russian S-51 arty yesterday to do the Union-12 mission for the Chimera.

 

In 50 games I have never seen a tier 5 tank, and in all 14 played today I have been bottom tier and not even seen a tier 6.

 

And the problem is? Why do you want to meet low-tier tanks with arty, and esp. the S-51?

MeetriX #13 Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:53 AM

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View PostBlubba, on 02 June 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

Arties have longer wait time?

.

 

Don't believe rumors.

 



tumppi776 #14 Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:39 AM

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its not just arty. been doing some seal clubbing with T4/T5 - and almost every game its 1+ minute wait time.

 

But I dont mind as it seems that the tanks get bottom tiering less.

 

(but M7 did get 5 in row T7 MM....)






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