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Poll: Would you recommend World of Tanks to your friends? (202 members have cast votes)

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Would you recommend World of Tanks to your friends?

  1. Yes (50 votes [23.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.92%

  2. No (159 votes [76.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.08%

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4ztec #1 Posted 02 May 2020 - 07:40 AM

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If I have fun in a computer game I tell my friends to try it out because playing games with friends makes them even more fun. But recently I asked myself why I don't recommend World of Tanks to anyone, even though I'm kinda enjoying it.

I think the reason is that at one point my friends would come across the fact that there is a tank class in game that can't take you out of the game by just clicking at you from safe satellite view and there is literally nothing you can do about it. You can hide behind a rock the whole time but then your game will also be a pretty bad one.

My friends would at some other point also meet armored cars that are able to do maneuvers that even Super Mario in his kart can only dream about. They will ask me what these arcade racing cars that laugh at the laws of physics and can barely be hit do in a otherwise slow paced tactical shooter.

And should my friends be tough enough to play until tier 8 and higher, they will meet tier 11 tanks like Bobject 279e that can barely be penetrated even with premium ammunition and have no real downsides whatsoever.

My friends would then ask me: "What is this nonsense? Why are you playing this and how could you recommend such a bad game to me? I wasted enough of my nerves and time on this. I'm out. Bye!" 

And I couldn't even blame them. 

 

How about you?

 

Edit:

And imagine one of your friends bought a FCM50t or T-34-3 for 40-43€.

What would I say? Congratulations for throwing 43€ into the trash bin? I mean, these tanks aren't even viable in Frontline if you ask me. 


Edited by 4ztec, 02 May 2020 - 08:37 AM.


Frostilicus #2 Posted 02 May 2020 - 07:43 AM

    Colonel

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Why not? It's a free game, they can always uninstall it if they don't like it 

wsatnutter #3 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:02 AM

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tell your friends if you cant beat them join them

rimmer_the #4 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:19 AM

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The constant lying and euphenisms in marketing articles annoy me. 

jack_timber #5 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:21 AM

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Yes, great game and it's free.

Erwin_Von_Braun #6 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:58 AM

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View Post4ztec, on 02 May 2020 - 06:40 AM, said:

If I have fun in a computer game I tell my friends to try it out because playing games with friends makes them even more fun. But recently I asked myself why I don't recommend World of Tanks to anyone, even though I'm kinda enjoying it.

I think the reason is that at one point my friends would come across the fact that there is a tank class in game that can't take you out of the game by just clicking at you from safe satellite view and there is literally nothing you can do about it. You can hide behind a rock the whole time but then your game will also be a pretty bad one.

My friends would at some other point also meet armored cars that are able to do maneuvers that even Super Mario in his kart can only dream about. They will ask me what these arcade racing cars that laugh at the laws of physics and can barely be hit do in a otherwise slow paced tactical shooter.

And should my friends be tough enough to play until tier 8 and higher, they will meet tier 11 tanks like Bobject 279e that can barely be penetrated even with premium ammunition and have no real downsides whatsoever.

My friends would then ask me: "What is this nonsense? Why are you playing this and how could you recommend such a bad game to me? I wasted enough of my nerves and time on this. I'm out. Bye!" 

And I couldn't even blame them. 

 

How about you?

 

Edit:

And imagine one of your friends bought a FCM50t or T-34-3 for 40-43€.

What would I say? Congratulations for throwing 43€ into the trash bin? I mean, these tanks aren't even viable in Frontline if you ask me. 


Voted No, but your poll allows anyone to vote for both - maybe worth editing accordingly:)



pihip #7 Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:12 AM

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No, unless they are fine with putting up with the freemium model while spending as little as possible (or nothing at all).

World of Tanks is a good game, it's the predatory policies of WG and their influence over said game that negatively affect it (and my opinion of it).

NekoPuffer_PPP #8 Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:26 AM

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Absolutely not. Never. Not even to my enemies.



gunslingerXXX #9 Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:32 AM

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Starting from scratch is too painfull, even though its a lot less so then when I started. 

I would advise them something which is against forum rules but would allow them to quickly enjoy the game. 



Bigtime_Alarm #10 Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:47 AM

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if any of them wanted to know how a pig feels in a slaughterhouse when hung up and killed with no chance to fight back.

 



tank276 #11 Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:53 AM

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As slinger said, it must be pretty hard to be a new player.

If I would recommend it to a friend (and I dont see why not), I would advice him to stick to 1 or 2 lines, no more.

IS7 and 430U for example.

I would also advise him to go slowly up the tiers. Really slowly.



Blento0404 #12 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:08 AM

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No.

AeyT #13 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:19 AM

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Most of my friends have tried and played World of Tanks at somepoint but the learning curve makes the game quite hard for new players making most of them quit in under a couple thousand battles.

shikaka9 #14 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:31 AM

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just for poor friends from nearby villages of Gaborone

Edited by shikaka9, 02 May 2020 - 11:32 AM.


Draqutsc #15 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:42 AM

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No, low tiers got even worse with the new balance path.

This game has serious balancing issues that need to be addressed.



unhappy__bunny #16 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:45 AM

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Why not? 

My friends are all grown-up individuals who are capable of making their own minds up about an online game. 

And if I enjoy playing WoT, and I do, why would I want to dissuade others? 

And if they decide to try it, I would happily help them learn the basics of the game. 
 

On the other hand, if I didn't enjoy playing it, I wouldn't play it, and if asked by a friend I would try and give a balanced view leaving him/her to decide for themselves. 



mpf1959 #17 Posted 02 May 2020 - 12:03 PM

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vote = no.

All my mates are miseraable old bastards that can barely switch a computer on, never mind play a game, and they think Im barmy for playing it! :teethhappy:



antwerp_fighter #18 Posted 02 May 2020 - 12:09 PM

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If I dont like that friend, I will definitely recommend WOT to him/her.:trollface:

Snagfang #19 Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:28 PM

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The way it is at the moment?
Definitely not - It's become an absolute joke.
But hey, a fast buck beats a balanced game any day - right?

_Carpaccio_ #20 Posted 02 May 2020 - 02:11 PM

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Hard to say. I think I might recommend this game to some my friend, but I am that kind of person who would be willing to spend lots of hours to explain them everything from mechanics, maps, ... and play with them platoons till they got at least to average level :D 

 

But I think that, should I recommend this game to my friend, I would also tell them that its really better to sacrifice some money for it, if only a little for prem acc and some tier 5 premium for credits, etc. 

 

As a free to play? I could recommend this to my friends as free to play in maybe 2011-2015 max, after that not really. You are grinding your stock tier 7,8 and play against swarms of OP premiums. 


Edited by _Carpaccio_, 02 May 2020 - 03:56 PM.





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