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marathon bots? afk?

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But_Can_You_Meme #1 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:09 PM

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So i recently returned to the game after a LONG break. I'd played maybe 100 battles since 2015/16 so this is my first WOT Marathon.

 

So far today i have had the same experience. Multiple afk players or bots (not sure which) on my team leading to absolute cancerous battles. I'll link the replay to my last game with 3 top tier meds. 2 in an anonymous platoon and a 430.  

 

I wasn't planning on focusing on the marathon. As is said, i just returned and am still rusty and making bad decisions in battle. I was just going to grind the Top of the Tree and any rewards i get are a bonus. BUT, if this is going to be common over the next 10 days, i'll just come back after the event has finished.

 

So that is my question. To players who have been through a few Marathons. Save me ruining the next 10 days. Is this a common thing during the event period?

 

Thanks for replies in advance.



Balc0ra #2 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:11 PM

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I'm playing tier 6,7 and X. I've seen 1 afk so far all day. That had not loaded in as indicated by his nick that is. I'm not counting those that are idle for 30 seconds into the battle etc.

BQBD #3 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:14 PM

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Playing Tier 10 and 9 havent seen any AFK-ers yet. 

Wish there were some bots as quite a few humans in the team are as useful as a kidney stone.

tajj7 #4 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:22 PM

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Do we need a temporary 'vent about the marathon' pinned thread? 

clixor #5 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:23 PM

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You don't get (a lot of) XP if you are AFK, only the top10 players on XP get their XP counted. There are a lot of cancerous battles though, especially tier10 is a nightmare right now (but i just hope it's just school kids playing only this afternoon). I'm seeing a lot of 0 dmg players just yolo-ing. I don't get it, the requirements for the tier10 side of missions are quite tough. Why play a tier10 if you know you won't be able to complete the requirements, and those players don't get any xp as well so it's double useless.


Edited by clixor, 21 February 2020 - 04:23 PM.


SovietBias #6 Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:58 PM

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View Postclixor, on 21 February 2020 - 03:23 PM, said:

You don't get (a lot of) XP if you are AFK, only the top10 players on XP get their XP counted. There are a lot of cancerous battles though, especially tier10 is a nightmare right now (but i just hope it's just school kids playing only this afternoon). I'm seeing a lot of 0 dmg players just yolo-ing. I don't get it, the requirements for the tier10 side of missions are quite tough. Why play a tier10 if you know you won't be able to complete the requirements, and those players don't get any xp as well so it's double useless.

 

The solution is having more than 5 bots per team, so they can compete for the XP awarding slots.



shikaka9 #7 Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:00 PM

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Yes. and its Wargamings fault, not players. Because they made it  10 days run. AFKs and Yolos just saving precious time when they are -2 or lost before start battles. By adding just like +5 days and marathon time would be way different.

But_Can_You_Meme #8 Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:33 PM

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Judging from the response it seems my first few battles were just a bit of bad luck that MM stuck me with so many in so few rounds.

 

Thanks for the replies guys :great:



AngelofAwe #9 Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:56 PM

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I've had absolutely awful battles for several days before the marathon began, so no it's not marathon specific.
May be a combination of marathon and campaign though, good players are tired after the campaign and stay out of randoms while bad players flood the high tiers in order to grind the marathon event.

Or maybe WG have just finally realized my WR is inflated and are balancing me back to 50% overall as some people claim every now and then. :trollface:

But yeah on a serious note, the battles have been far worse than usual (imo) at high tiers ever since the campaign began. Fairly rare to see 50% and above WR players even in full T10 battles.
I've been checking all the service record after battles so while it is anecdotal evidence it's at least evidence that it's been happening for me. Mostly 46-48% players but also some 41-43% ones sneaking in.
50%+ players can be counted on one hand.

Pandabird #10 Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:36 PM

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Absolute bot infestation

gitgud_cannot #11 Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:49 PM

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tnx for marathon wg. now everyone plays like a braindead moron.

even good players play like crap.


Edited by gitgud_cannot, 21 February 2020 - 08:50 PM.


But_Can_You_Meme #12 Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:02 PM

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Update.

 

I haven't had a single afk player since my first few when i made this post.

 

HOWEVER. Tonight has been one of the most vile gaming experiences of my life. Trash teams with disgusting gameplay :facepalm:

 

I'll return after the event has finished. With the amount of other games i can play i'd be needlessly ruining my free time for nothing worthy in return :sceptic:



Aiston #13 Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:06 PM

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Played tier 8's, 19 battles and sub 30% WR, I quit this marathon after that.

Steve8066 #14 Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:07 PM

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View PostBut_Can_You_Meme, on 21 February 2020 - 09:02 PM, said:

Update.

 

I haven't had a single afk player since my first few when i made this post.

 

HOWEVER. Tonight has been one of the most vile gaming experiences of my life. Trash teams with disgusting gameplay :facepalm:

 

I'll return after the event has finished. With the amount of other games i can play i'd be needlessly ruining my free time for nothing worthy in return :sceptic:

 

it wont be any different when the marathon is finished. What you have experienced is the current state of WoT, and if anything, its getting worse.



NUKLEAR_SLUG #15 Posted 22 February 2020 - 12:00 AM

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As with every marathon that is limited to tier 10 the MM gets flooded by a huge number of players that are firmly convinced they have the skills to win all the stages by mastery whilst 90%+ of them have no chance at all.



1ucky #16 Posted 22 February 2020 - 05:20 AM

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"What happens in the Marathon stays in the Marathon."

the_Haba #17 Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:39 AM

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Marathon simply reveals the "normal" World of Tanks experience. The average players turn up to grind for a tank, nobody has fun.





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