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Community #1 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:30 AM

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The most epic mode in World of Tanks will return in August 2021 with several upgrades and adjustments.

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Enherjaren #2 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:35 AM

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Woohoo, two days after my re-exam! :)
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thanks for ruining Frontline completely

undutchable80 #5 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:39 AM

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After 3 years of FL, I cannot recall  a single player asking for a 2-tier FL. Several have asked for FL to be available for tier 7 or tier 9 - AS A SEPARATE MODE. Especially since both those tiers dont get any events or modes. So kudos to WG to include T9s, but we already have enough EBR 75s and Lynx' driving around; lets add the EBR 90 to the mix... as well as some really strong tier 9 tanks (kpz50t, concept 1b, etc) that are now guarenteed -1MM...

 

If the rewards for playing FL are similar to SH (i.e. NONE - directives dont count) then I may try 1 match and then go back to +2MM in Randoms. 



Duckoe #6 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:45 AM

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1 week per month seems like an unnecesary restriction.

IIAtomicToastII #7 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:45 AM

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I've been waiting AGES for this and actually I was just looking for news about this mode a few days ago, nice to finally see it coming back!

 

Not sure how to feel about the extra tiers but I guess we'll see once the mode goes live... I'm not gonna make baseless assumptions like most of the people on the forums who's only personality trait is their ability to complain and whine about everything.

 

EDIT: Now that I think of it, you'd be getting extra credits and XP for shooting and killing higher tier tanks right?

 

EDIT: Having watched the video, do you HAVE to pick a tier 9 if you have the chance to do so? Seems like some teams will stay tier 8 to earn more money and others will all go to tier 9 to destroy the tier 8 team...? Maybe I'm understanding it wrong but this seems very risky to implement.

 

Excited!


Edited by IIAtomicToastII, 15 July 2021 - 11:53 AM.


7thNighthawk #8 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:47 AM

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The only reason to play FL is credits now that you do not need to play it to get the reward tanks. As long as that still works and the addition of Tier 9s does not sabotage that too much (and I guess, that was the idea: Play more expensive to run tanks OR shoot gold at them in your prem), I might play a few games of it.

 

On the other hand I luckily won't need to grind that boring mode too much like the last few times.



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The most epic mode in World of Tanks will return in August 2021 with several upgrades nerfs and adjustments.(to your credit earning)

as predicted wg is continuing on their mission to nerf credit earning potential of this once great mode.

as soon as the t9 mode opens up in new format the spam will be unplayable as all frustrated players will have to pick t9 to stay competitive, instead of fun mode of past years this will become just another t9 grindfest. 

gj wg, truly gj. i hope playerbase respond in kind when they release obligatory pre frontline progetto and scorpion sale spam



uploader51 #10 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:54 AM

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so... I took a break from WoT, planning to get back when frontlines will be up... 

 

well, thanks WG, looks like I will prolong my break till christmas, now that you ruined this mode :) at least I will have more time for work and school, now that I do both at once



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9 level nice

Puszka_Drynia #12 Posted 15 July 2021 - 11:57 AM

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View PostIIAtomicToastII, on 15 July 2021 - 11:45 AM, said:

I've been waiting AGES for this and actually I was just looking for news about this mode a few days ago, nice to finally see it coming back!

 

Not sure how to feel about the extra tiers but I guess we'll see once the mode goes live... I'm not gonna make baseless assumptions like most of the people on the forums who's only personality trait is their ability to complain and whine about everything.

 

EDIT: Now that I think of it, you'd be getting extra credits and XP for shooting and killing higher tier tanks right?

 

EDIT: Having watched the video, do you HAVE to pick a tier 9 if you have the chance to do so? Seems like some teams will stay tier 8 to earn more money and others will all go to tier 9 to destroy the tier 8 team...? Maybe I'm understanding it wrong but this seems very risky to implement.

 

Excited!

 

 

 

Knowing WG, the mode will be unbalanced and a team with tier 9s wins. I suspect that in September they will be hastily retreating to an all tier-8 mode when tier 8 sales bring them nothing as most people will be choosing tier 9 to play and not buying premiums.


Edited by Puszka_Drynia, 15 July 2021 - 11:59 AM.


RedJester #13 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:07 PM

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No one wanted, no one asked for tier 9, this is so stupid I am lost for words. 95% of us play FL with our tier 8 premiums - especially because of the great credit making potential and Wargaming know this only too well. FL was great in 2019. Ever since then they've been doing their best to restrict and destroy this mode it seems.  :(

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View PostIIAtomicToastII, on 15 July 2021 - 01:45 PM, said:

EDIT: Having watched the video, do you HAVE to pick a tier 9 if you have the chance to do so? Seems like some teams will stay tier 8 to earn more money and others will all go to tier 9 to destroy the tier 8 team...? Maybe I'm understanding it wrong but this seems very risky to implement.

You can play whole battle in your prem t8 :coin:

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I am lost for words

dictionary.cambridge.org  :honoring:



Duscha_ #15 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:12 PM

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Thinking about it. Wargaming how are you this good at making World of Tanks worse? It truly is impressive to observe.

upliftedDevil #16 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:18 PM

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Aaaaand they ruined it, who knew

Qomewaon #17 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:19 PM

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Nobody asked for it, but Wargaming is doing it.

Yaccay #18 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:20 PM

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tier VIII tanks fight vs tier IX tanks in frontline?

Really sounds bad.

 

Edit: One of the big advantage of FL was: only the same tier tanks played vs each other.


Edited by Yaccay, 15 July 2021 - 12:23 PM.


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View PostBR33K1_PAWAH, on 15 July 2021 - 12:10 PM, said:

You can play whole battle in your prem t8 :coin:

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dictionary.cambridge.org  :honoring:

 

Yes, and the chance to win the battle significantly reduces. Good luck against Kpz50, Concept 1B, Kunze Panzer and similar very strong tanks. They outclass entire Tier 8 completely, and if you are not playing them, you have no chance on the battlefield. 

 

So yeah, WG saw that players are using FL as credit earning time (while actually having huge fun), and decided to cut the credit earning potential. This is huge backstab. If you really wanted to have tier 9 tanks, than limit them to i don't know, 3 per team, and players can only pick them if they reach General in-battle rank. This will reward players for good play, although it may speed up the battles, because the team that gets access to tier 9 tanks (even if only 1-3 of them) will steamroll the opponent. EBR 90 will now absolutely dominate everything. This is really bad news. 

 

Next issue is.. mines. This is so overpowered thing. It is instant and permanent area-denying, zero skill required thing. Again, made to push players to spend more credits, because you will have to spend both repair and med. kit after you step into them (since, for some reason, they do stun as well.. as we don't have enough stun from clickers already). Air strike also does stun, right? Combat reserves should be buffs & nerfs to the tanks, like inspire is. This is the best reserve. First category of reserves should be removed completely. It is essentially free damage, and has no place in the game. It is ok to use short-term situational buffs to your team (or nerfs to the enemy, although this is also questionable). 

 

Splitting the engineering reserve basically into 2, out of which you can only pick one is also annoying thing. Nobody will take engineering now, as it is practically useless (other than for cap rushes on the winter map right at the start of the battle). And the field repairs looks quite weak to spend a slot on it. Let's see.

 

Dear WG, Front Line is by far the most loved game mode. All you had to do is to integrate it with battle pass and leave it as it is. Maybe balance maps a bit, but even that was not such huge issue. Don't destroy things that are working well. 

 

Big big minus from my side. :( 

 

I will play it, of course, but probably not even as close as i thought I would. I even thought to take few days vacation (since due to the tyrannical lockdowns, i can't go anywhere anyway) to play FL, but I won't be doing it now for sure.


Edited by 3MAJ86, 15 July 2021 - 12:25 PM.


SlyMeerkat #20 Posted 15 July 2021 - 12:25 PM

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This is going to be interesting and for those who are complaining, at least give it a try instead of just jumping to negative comments all the time..... At least they are TRYING something new, different and not keeping to the same format otherwise it would just get boring and dull :(

Edited by SlyMeerkat, 15 July 2021 - 12:34 PM.





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