Jump to content


Which Sucks More, Minks or Fjords?


  • Please log in to reply
56 replies to this topic

Poll: Sucky Maps (84 members have cast votes)

You have to complete 250 battle in order to participate this poll.

The Map I feel Sucks More Is...

  1. Minsk (44 votes [52.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.38%

  2. Fjords (40 votes [47.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.62%

Vote Hide poll

TungstenHitman #1 Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:25 AM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 33462 battles
  • 6,828
  • [SPIKE] SPIKE
  • Member since:
    08-28-2016

Hi guys,

 

Maybe it's time for change. I only run a standard F2P account, always have and lest be honest why wouldn't I? lol. Anyway, as such, this limits me to blocking just one map. 

 

Now, since ever this block-a-map offering was introduced and kudos WG here it was a blessing it really was, I immediately picked Minsk but it was a close call there's just so many hideously un-fun maps of course and I could happily block probably 10 or more, regardless of tank class they just offer nothing.

 

Anyways, I had good reason to block Minsk, I saw as nothing more than a tribute by the Belarusian company to their own country obviously but the map itself is nothing much more insufferable than Wide Park imho whereby its a big ridge or spine cutting across the middle of the map and yet one side has many defensive and offensive opportunities while the other side has F all but be that as it may and God know many maps get this hatchet job one side can't lose scenario, at least with the other maps the battles tend to be fast but on Minsk one can drag the balls out of it to combine into both a hideously bad map and for the full battle duration.

 

That said, it was a very close call with my more disliked maps, Fjords. Now, I have had Aces and Radleys and Kolobanovs on this this map it doesn't matter I hate it. Why? You can't do anything pro-active or positive on this map. I'm thinking of which side is less annoying and restricted but tbh there's not much in it. Sure, if you are playing heavy tanks you can go south and brawl away but other than that, you have the middle bit with the pond and hill that's crucial, offers much potential, is a powerful spot BUT in randoms if you don't get supported its all or nothing, maybe no enemy tanks encountered, maybe 5 and you're out. The east team can push north, takes 10 years to get there and if nobody spots that uselessly open field suicide area then you are just sitting there like a crayon so I never go there anymore. Alternatively if you spawn on the west side you can go sit in bushes overlooking that field an maybe spot and shoot those north enemy tanks should the be ballys enough to make a press but most likely wont soon after one gets spotted and insta-killed. You can try pressing north from the east side but again, lottery as to how many tanks you encounter and if you actually get caught in a crossfire so that's not cool either it's just a trashy map. 

 

But which one would you feel is more annoying worth of blocking?

 

Also, at this stage, what maps have you blocked and why?

 

Factor in the suffering please. There are MANY bad maps like Airfield etc etc but the reason I have not blocked those is that the suffering generally doesn't take that long lol. 



Inappropriate_noob #2 Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:00 AM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 18482 battles
  • 5,574
  • Member since:
    09-23-2011
Both bad maps but I would go with Minsk.

NekoPuffer_PPP #3 Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:08 AM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 36600 battles
  • 5,116
  • [VRTC] VRTC
  • Member since:
    09-13-2013

Minsk: West side is brilliant, middle ridge is great for scouts, east is terrible.

 

Fjords: End my suffering.



Balc0ra #4 Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:14 AM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 77203 battles
  • 23,262
  • [WALL] WALL
  • Member since:
    07-10-2012

Tbh, as a medium/light player. I'm gonna say Minks. I feel useless in some matches from Minsk South depending on tank and tier spread, less so from the North, even with intel gathering.

Fjords, north I even go the 8 lane road and spot the A8 corner and bully those using the trees as double bushes daring to push out. South you can bully hill or the ditch. Even in a +2 to name a few. So I have options there.

 

But in terms of team fails. Fjords. As A8 camping fail is not a rare occurrence.


Edited by Balc0ra, 11 May 2020 - 02:15 AM.


Desyatnik_Pansy #5 Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:18 AM

    Bartender

  • Moderator
  • 19414 battles
  • 27,795
  • [-GLO-] -GLO-
  • Member since:
    04-19-2013

Mountain Pass. :trollface:

 

 

 

But no seriously, if I had to pick one personally I'd go for Fjords. I'm usually pretty heavy on the pond rush from either side, but as you mentioned you tend to get screwed if you're not supported doing it. Meanwhile Minsk I have no expectations from the randoms, so I just kinda do.. whatever. Granted though, in the case of Fjords, atleast I'm out of the battle pretty quickly when it doesn't work I guess, while Minsk is usually a lot longer to have to sit through.



Spurtung #6 Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:43 AM

    General

  • Player
  • 80615 battles
  • 8,132
  • Member since:
    07-05-2013

I blocked Minsk and Emperor's Borders, so yeah, Minsk < Fjords.



DaniulSims #7 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:41 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 11471 battles
  • 856
  • [ELC3K] ELC3K
  • Member since:
    03-29-2014
Ensk.

Hyina #8 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:41 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 65326 battles
  • 572
  • Member since:
    05-16-2013
Ensk.

DaniulSims #9 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:41 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 11471 battles
  • 856
  • [ELC3K] ELC3K
  • Member since:
    03-29-2014

View PostHyina, on 11 May 2020 - 04:41 AM, said:

Ensk.

Don't copy me.



Hyina #10 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:44 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 65326 battles
  • 572
  • Member since:
    05-16-2013

View PostDaniulSims, on 11 May 2020 - 03:41 AM, said:

Don't copy me.

 

You will find the timing of the posts are the same.



DaniulSims #11 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:45 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 11471 battles
  • 856
  • [ELC3K] ELC3K
  • Member since:
    03-29-2014

View PostHyina, on 11 May 2020 - 04:44 AM, said:

 

You will find the timing of the posts are the same.

Aye, I have realized that.

 

 

The fact that more and more maps are brought up in a comparison of two bad maps is a telltale sign of some brilliant map design.



Hyina #12 Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:46 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 65326 battles
  • 572
  • Member since:
    05-16-2013

The maps aren't even bad. I just change it up depending on what class I'm marking. Blocked Ensk mainly because of my playstyle. Even Himmelsdorf is easy to navigate and make plays, Ensk is too small.

Use to perma block Minsk but have learnt to play it now and it's fairly straightforward.


Edited by Hyina, 11 May 2020 - 03:49 AM.


Lycopersicon #13 Posted 11 May 2020 - 04:39 AM

    Colonel

  • Player
  • 11225 battles
  • 3,743
  • Member since:
    07-30-2014

 

More seriously, I don't know whether it sucks, but finding something to do in Minsk has remained a puzzle that I just cannot solve. It is either hovering around doing nothing at all, or quick trip to garage the moment I get bored. Fjords is no easier, but at least I have some ideas that may or may not work.



xx984 #14 Posted 11 May 2020 - 05:02 AM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 68485 battles
  • 4,075
  • [T1LT] T1LT
  • Member since:
    08-11-2013

I love minsk tbh, Find it super enjoyable in any class i play. Fjords... eh i dont despise it, but i'm not gonna defend it either and say its a good map because its really isn't, I just feel there are worse maps out there (Fishermans bay, Glacier, Studswanky) 

 

Fjords used to be ALOT better before the rework it had in 1.0, The north was actually really fun and playable back then



WhoCares01 #15 Posted 11 May 2020 - 09:12 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 29602 battles
  • 921
  • Member since:
    04-21-2015
Currently i blocked Mines and Airfield. Mines is perma-ban, but sometimes I shuffle Airfield with Ensk and Mountain Pass. I don't mind either Minsk or Fjords that much, even though the latter feels rather imbalanced...

dan_dix #16 Posted 11 May 2020 - 09:21 AM

    Staff Sergeant

  • Player
  • 21419 battles
  • 351
  • Member since:
    01-09-2016
Empire's border for me too :lol:

DuncaN_101 #17 Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:21 AM

    Lieutenant Сolonel

  • Player
  • 57709 battles
  • 3,481
  • [TEC] TEC
  • Member since:
    07-29-2011

View Postdan_dix, on 11 May 2020 - 09:21 AM, said:

Empire's border for me too :lol:

This



norbar #18 Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:23 AM

    Private

  • Player
  • 4899 battles
  • 47
  • Member since:
    06-03-2019
More tanks work on Fjords than on Minsk imho.

BlackBloodBandit #19 Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:32 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 10035 battles
  • 945
  • Member since:
    12-23-2018

On both maps you can't push or td's will snipe you. On Fjords they are even harder to outspot then on Minsk. I don't like both, as I hate it to win a flank and still can't go on without having to cross open terrain and give enemy campers free damage, while not being able to outspot them with 445+m view range on my tanks.

As earlier said: Fjords used to be a lot better, but now it's boring. I have to mention both are far from being as bad as Fisherman's Bay. That's why I have that map always blocked.


Edited by BlackBloodBandit, 11 May 2020 - 10:33 AM.


qpranger #20 Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:37 AM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 38889 battles
  • 6,398
  • [HAMMY] HAMMY
  • Member since:
    12-25-2013
All non-FL and non-GB maps suck because they are just too small.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users