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What would Wargaming LOSE from making Grand Battles available on demand?


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qpranger #1 Posted 02 May 2020 - 02:27 PM

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Yes, I know that very few people are *supposed* to like Grand Battles, but I would not mind waiting in the queue for a few minutes just to get into a Grand Battle instead of 15v15 that I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY.

Persesaapas #2 Posted 02 May 2020 - 02:34 PM

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WG is afraid of splitting playerbase? Usually splitting players in to two tribes causes slow death to other side. Maybe that is what they are afraid.

If i could choose i would play nothing else but Grand Battles because t10 random battles are boring as hell.

BravelyRanAway #3 Posted 02 May 2020 - 02:39 PM

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I think it's due to the fact that this game meets a few criteria for the casual gamers.....the most important being a max 15 minutes per game and a short waiting queue to get into battle. There are other factors like the credit earning which is increased because more damage is available in Grand Battles....and WG are more interested in credits sinks than credit earning(as shown by the reduction in the Frontline time span).

sifis_21 #4 Posted 02 May 2020 - 02:47 PM

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wg would lose 2 hours of programming to improve game but make no profit, so its not going to happen.

Erwin_Von_Braun #5 Posted 02 May 2020 - 03:48 PM

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I would love GB's but with standard 15 vs 15

Balc0ra #6 Posted 02 May 2020 - 03:53 PM

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I never did see the issue having a separate queue for GB people that only want to play tier X GB "as there are some". That would also take players with GB enabled from randoms to fill the void.

 

As missions work there, I suspect it would be a somewhat popular option at times.



StronkiTonki #7 Posted 02 May 2020 - 06:57 PM

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It's already been said: It would split the playerbase. And that's a bad thing.

Randoms should always be the only gamemode that is always available.

Any other gamemodes should be temporary, or implemented into random by chance (Like Assault and Encounter)



qpranger #8 Posted 02 May 2020 - 07:09 PM

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View PostStronkiTonki, on 02 May 2020 - 08:57 PM, said:

It's already been said: It would split the playerbase. And that's a bad thing.

Randoms should always be the only gamemode that is always available.

Any other gamemodes should be temporary, or implemented into random by chance (Like Assault and Encounter)

 

But randoms are garbage.

I stopped playing (and paying) because of that.

And I have zero motivation to resume.

I occasionally log in for Frontline and that is it.

I would say that not offering customers enough choice ON A DAILY BASIS is splitting the playerbase into leaving the game :)


Edited by qpranger, 02 May 2020 - 07:35 PM.


Karasu_Hidesuke #9 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:49 PM

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If it were me I'd probably only be playing Grand Battles (and premium randoms to finance them!) as the randoms are utter trash these days... in large part due to you-know-whats. I used to like and expect FL battles, but those are just not profitable any more. Not even with premium tanks, and I refuse to buy premium time the way this game currently stands.

The_Naa #10 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:55 PM

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What tiers were you planning? if its only tier 10 and 8, its a meh for me.

tier 9? now that would be something i would pay for.



GodTank2 #11 Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:57 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 02 May 2020 - 08:09 PM, said:

 

But randoms are garbage.

I stopped playing (and paying) because of that.

And I have zero motivation to resume.

I occasionally log in for Frontline and that is it.

I would say that not offering customers enough choice ON A DAILY BASIS is splitting the playerbase into leaving the game :)

and yet you are here everyday arent you?



BravelyRanAway #12 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:04 PM

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View PostGodTank2, on 02 May 2020 - 07:57 PM, said:

and yet you are here everyday arent you?

He'll be on this treadmill until he dies.:trollface:



TheJ4ckal #13 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:05 PM

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You have to understand Tier X is the LEAST popular tier on the EU server at least. Fewest people play it, despite them thinking they are the most important players.

They arent going to waste time pushing or developing part of the game aimed at the fewest players.



kaneloon #14 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:15 PM

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Strangely I live the opposite : every time I activate GB I get them like 3 times on 5 battles.

Once in a while it's ok, but not at this frequency.

GB are nice but toooo long for the XP and credits it gives : those should be boosted.

 



qpranger #15 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:23 PM

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View PostGodTank2, on 02 May 2020 - 10:57 PM, said:

and yet you are here everyday arent you?

 

Sue me.



Homer_J #16 Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:51 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 02 May 2020 - 03:48 PM, said:

I would love GB's but with standard 15 vs 15

 

I think 20v20 would work but the current format makes it even more crowded than regular battles since half the team go to one square and the other half to another.



wEight_Tanker #17 Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:06 PM

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I am forced to play with arty and you don't see me complaining.

Persesaapas #18 Posted 03 May 2020 - 10:12 AM

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Wot is kind of missing "end game" so maybe grand battles could be "the end game"? Add some cosmetic special rewards like 2d and 3d skins, paints, markings, bonds etc... and make those t10 tanks a bit more profitable even for non premium players in grand battles. Maybe grand battles should be only open up at the weekends so it doesn't split the player base so harshly? 

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View PostwEight_Tanker, on 02 May 2020 - 11:06 PM, said:

I am forced to play with arty and you don't see me complaining.


that's a passive-agressive complaint though :popcorn:



TankkiPoju #20 Posted 03 May 2020 - 01:52 PM

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You can do the missions for 279e and 260 in GB mode, so people would get them easier.

 

Which might not be a good thing.






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