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Would you endorse world of tanks to new players?

  1. YES! (33 votes [31.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.73%

  2. No! (71 votes [68.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 68.27%

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Vulture_IX #1 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:19 PM

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As stated, would you endorse world of tanks to new players "fresh from the street" as the game is today.

 

If you select yes, please add a comment about it.

 

If you select no, please add what WG could do to make the game more enjoyable to new players.

 

Please be civil!

 

 



NekoPuffer_PPP #2 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:24 PM

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I invested a big chunk of my time into WoT.

 

I could've spent it more efficiently...such as going out more and eating regularly, instead of only when hungry.

 

Safe to say, it's ruined my life. Edit: and broken several mice, including one keyboard

 

I wouldn't advise getting stuck in any online game, unless you really don't have anything better to do.

 

So, no...I guess.


Edited by NekoPuffer_PPP, 29 June 2019 - 11:27 PM.


r00barb #3 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:28 PM

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View PostVulture_IX, on 29 June 2019 - 10:19 PM, said:

If you select yes, please add a comment about it.

 

It's free to play so it's worth downloading to see what you think if you're interested in multiplayer tank vs. tank games.



XxKuzkina_MatxX #4 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:39 PM

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Nope and never did unfortunately. I do appreciate the effort WG sometimes put into the game but i won't be responsible for someone's frustration or disappointment.



If_I_Die_You_Die_Too #5 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:40 PM

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A bit like alcohol sex and drugs

 

In moderation will enhance your life and taken to excess could wreck your life



Hedgehog_small_tanks #6 Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:56 PM

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Best game I ever played.  Love it.

Gkirmathal #7 Posted 30 June 2019 - 12:27 AM

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View PostVulture_IX, on 29 June 2019 - 10:19 PM, said:

 

If you select no, please add what WG could do to make the game more enjoyable to new players.

 

 

Everyone I know who knows this game but does not play it, or has played it in the early days, are not not inclined because what they heard about the reputation of how WG (over the past few years) handles things. 'Issues' like balance/powercreep and most think WoT is too much pay2be-a-bit-better orientated.

I cannot rebut these things if some of them tell me such things being the reason they have not picked it (back) up.

 

It is telling really the majority of folks I know that have a negative view of this game.

vasilinhorulezz #8 Posted 30 June 2019 - 12:31 AM

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No. For a good amount of reasons. 2 lazy to type atm.



Negativvv #9 Posted 30 June 2019 - 12:40 AM

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Yes as long as they do their research into what's good and bad in terms of grinds and Prems.

 

Will save frustration later down the line.



Dorander #10 Posted 30 June 2019 - 01:39 AM

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No, I wouldn't, and if anyone asked me about it I'd probably give them a fair few warnings to temper their expectations and help them get started.

 

The problem for me isn't that the game has design problems, the problem is that to some extent, WoT is a gerontocracy. New players wouldn't notice this so much initially except for yon occasional sealclubber, but as they move up in the tiers, which occurs quickly these days, they're going to be facing players who have been playing this game for years, drive meta tanks with premium loadouts and 4-skill crews (if not more). And I know that skill is the most important factor yadayada but having the resources to throw at a problem a well as having a crew that vastly improves a tank's performance, means that even with skill being equal, the player that's been around longer wins.

 

And skill's not likely to be equal, because the newer player simply hasn't had the time to put a lot of things into practice, even assuming they bothered to learn the mechanics. You don't really get to learn a lot either when a player in an optimized vehicle makes your barely upgraded machine explode in no time.



kaneloon #11 Posted 30 June 2019 - 02:18 AM

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No, because the chaffee race (best event ever) ended long ago.

Gruff_ #12 Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:48 AM

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I wouldn't actively promote it but do talk about it including obvious grind balance company etc caveats

4nt #13 Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:31 AM

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View PostDorander, on 30 June 2019 - 01:39 AM, said:

No, I wouldn't, and if anyone asked me about it I'd probably give them a fair few warnings to temper their expectations and help them get started.

 

The problem for me isn't that the game has design problems, the problem is that to some extent, WoT is a gerontocracy. New players wouldn't notice this so much initially except for yon occasional sealclubber, but as they move up in the tiers, which occurs quickly these days, they're going to be facing players who have been playing this game for years, drive meta tanks with premium loadouts and 4-skill crews (if not more). And I know that skill is the most important factor yadayada but having the resources to throw at a problem a well as having a crew that vastly improves a tank's performance, means that even with skill being equal, the player that's been around longer wins.

 

And skill's not likely to be equal, because the newer player simply hasn't had the time to put a lot of things into practice, even assuming they bothered to learn the mechanics. You don't really get to learn a lot either when a player in an optimized vehicle makes your barely upgraded machine explode in no time.

This

 

With caveat, that guy recommending isn't an obnoxious brat sheep (where he fits right in with tinfoilers around) or likes extreme challenges and has good self-esteem.


Edited by 4nt, 30 June 2019 - 05:33 AM.


Blubba #14 Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:28 AM

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I think I would recommend it. It definitely has it's down sides but there are a lot of upsides too. It's free to play and they can dabble or drop it as they see fit. I would of course offer advice and platoon with them but in the end, it's up to them if they wish to continue. In the few years I have been here, 2 of the 11 I have bought here still play and they get enjoyment out of it. The others who no longer play are still my friends and we have numerous other interests we share.

Something to take from this however is that so far, I am looking at a 18% retention rate!

Clearly, I need to change my deodorant.



XOR42 #15 Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:50 AM

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What Blubba said.

 

Interesting that your poll option yes is all in caps - it emphasises a feeling of excitment, zeal or enthusiasm. It's your poll dude, but I would leave out personal bias/colouration/loaded language if it were me.

 

My only recommendation of wot would be "I play it and like it", what my friends/family do is their affair. I played free for the first 3 years and had plenty of fun. Just remember that what you, I  and everyone else takes away from the game can be completely different - personally, tooning with clannies and the banter whilst downing a few ice cold beers is what I like, the tanks are almost secondary.



mtnm #16 Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:54 AM

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No, I would not. Some improvements that might change my vote:


1) Option to hide player statistics to avoid harassment / focusing during the game

2) Option to play PvE without XP and Credits gain. Even only for Premium Account. Some tanks are awful to play in random battles.

3) Possibility to enter training rooms in a single player mode

 



Slyspy #17 Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:04 AM

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Why not? If they like it then great, new toon mate. If they don't then nothing is lost. Plus new players get an easier ride these days. 

NUKLEAR_SLUG #18 Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:12 AM

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 Yes, just the same as I would any other game if it was something I thought they might like. Why would you not?

Dramakid19 #19 Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

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Simple answer - no.

unhappy_bunny #20 Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:02 AM

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If it was something that came up in conversation, such as a discussion on how I spend my spare time, then I would talk about it and what my feelings about the game are. If asked should they play it, then the answer is they could give it a try.

It is not my responsibility to dictate to others what they should or should not play. It is not for me to decide what games they might or might not enjoy. That has to be their decision and is solely their responsibility. 

I enjoy WoT, so why would I actively discourage others from playing?

What I will not do is to parade in the street with a placard saying You must play Wot, or conversely Don't Play WoT, But then, I wouldnt do that to promote a political party, a religion or even a film. 






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