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Community #1 Posted 18 August 2021 - 02:00 PM

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Our new experimental mode is returning to World of Tanks with several improvements.

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TijgernootTank #2 Posted 18 August 2021 - 02:57 PM

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This is good news !

I think this is the kind of new content the game really needs , all the fuss about the mm and that this mode was cancelled at first , for me this was not needed , but ok , im glad its back now ]]

New content is not so much a new tech tree line , or new premium tank , so u can play Himmelsdorf with another tank , its really maps , maps , maps .

The way a new map like Safe Haven is introduced now , i had to play around 100 games to get this new map 2 times , this is bad .

Then the system of Recon is just very nice u can play these new maps before they end up in the game .

The time was very short last time , but the first impression of the new maps was not bad , even though i seen some very negative comments posted also.

The quality of the maps is really something where improvements can be made and it would be smart if WG starts see this as a priority .

The way of thinking in designing maps is often in my view a bad approach where parts of maps are designed as designation for certain type vehicles .

I think in general the maps should be some bigger and more open .

This would be bad for heavies and some td's , if WG would really try go get better maps , i think u would end up needing to buff all heavy \ slow tanks in mobility and \ or armour , but it would lead to much better gameplay .

Look at Berlin map , how is this a nice map to play with light tank or medium , if u want active play , i dont play wot to go sit in a bush all the time .

The area's designed for them , have also all these camp spots designed for enemy , that makes active play hard , with a heavy tank its ok map to play , with other tank types i find this map very bad  , Minsk map seems improved a bit but found this map trash also , and these are some of the newer maps ,

so there are concerns about the map making in general , im happy with this Recon mode i hope this can steer the mapmaking in to a better direction.

Dont be afraid to just remove the least popular maps out of the game , keep introduce new maps , better maps could have implications for some tanks types and WG may have to think about how to balance this .

Removed maps could be at some point put back in game , this could be a nice event where in end players vote for maps to return in the game .

WG has the information wich maps are banned the most , start remove them out game and keep introduce new maps , why we play frontline on only 2 maps , make more maps , its the type of new content the game really needs and this game could really improve if somehow u start make better maps.

 



Monsieur_T #3 Posted 18 August 2021 - 02:58 PM

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Love the concept of trying out maps this way as its easier to get involved.

Gotta say aswell that these three maps are allot of fun.



nieriusas_LTU #4 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:02 PM

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Can you explain us why in this "special mode" where we can test new maps all our progress like "marks of excellence, wins/defeats and everything else is counted like in RANDOM BATTLES?

 

Why is that? What's the point of this? Why we can't play Recon mission without these unnecessary things?

 

I don't get it... 



_217_ #5 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:03 PM

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Good! I like this mode so GG.

Yaccay #6 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:06 PM

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A good move from WG.

Geno1isme #7 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:11 PM

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View Postnieriusas_LTU, on 18 August 2021 - 04:02 PM, said:

Can you explain us why in this "special mode" where we can test new maps all our progress like "marks of excellence, wins/defeats and everything else is counted like in RANDOM BATTLES?

Because they are pretty much random battles?



Zoggo_ #8 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:13 PM

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Why would you ever play Recon Missions if you in a tier 8? You will always be bottom tier at best same tier. :facepalm:

nieriusas_LTU #9 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:15 PM

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View PostGeno1isme, on 18 August 2021 - 03:11 PM, said:

Because they are pretty much random battles?

Well... yes. But it's more like a "special mode" where we are able to "test" these new maps before introducing them to the game?

 

At least I thought so... 



Duscha_ #10 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:19 PM

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View PostZoggo_, on 18 August 2021 - 03:13 PM, said:

Why would you ever play Recon Missions if you in a tier 8? You will always be bottom tier at best same tier. :facepalm:

 

You could have even more fun in the World of Tanks by playing pref. MM Tanks aka Tier 7.5 Tanks in Recon Mode.



Geno1isme #11 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:19 PM

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View Postnieriusas_LTU, on 18 August 2021 - 04:15 PM, said:

Well... yes. But it's more like a "special mode" where we are able to "test" these new maps before introducing them to the game?

 

At least I thought so... 

For all intents and purposes they are random battles. The "testing" is not really about exploring the map, just for WG to see if people play the map as planned (heavies to A, meds to B, TDs at C and D) or completely different.

 

Thing is if you disable stats then people are much more likely to not play "normally" but try silly stunts, so the test results aren't that useful.



Sturmi_0545 #12 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:29 PM

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becoming part of my favourite game? YES!!! What is XCOM 2 up to now?
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PS: Please do more future changes in a "Recon Mode" kind of style instead of CT and SB tests. This way, you will collect data that's much closer to the real life on the live server. The amount of people living their pure goldspam power fantasies on the CT- and SB-servers is horrific. Even worse is the fact that it's this abnormal behaviour that WG is analysing before commencing further tweaking. This is a not very smart approach that's ultimately deteriorating the outcome of your game changes.

Simona2k #13 Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:36 PM

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Very good

T1dus #14 Posted 18 August 2021 - 06:05 PM

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Noice! I remember at least 2 of those maps to be really good

saxsan4 #15 Posted 18 August 2021 - 06:17 PM

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uselss mode , always bottom tier

 

i want to play it tier 2-7



wzbomber #16 Posted 18 August 2021 - 06:51 PM

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First news in a LOOOOOONG while I've been optimistic about.

michaltank #17 Posted 18 August 2021 - 08:06 PM

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Great, I did love this idea on the sandbox! Finally something we can play with ZERO stress and ZERO toxic behaviour, this is also why FL are so relaxing.
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View PostZoggo_, on 18 August 2021 - 02:13 PM, said:

Why would you ever play Recon Missions if you in a tier 8? You will always be bottom tier at best same tier. :facepalm:

 

I'm pretty sure there will be alot of tier 8 matches. Statistics don't count in this game mode and people will farm credits and play with less gold and premium consumables.

 

I retract my previous statements. Recon missions will count toward your stats, so playing tier 8 is pointless, since you have no chance to be a top tier tank. You can only be in the same tier match or be a bottom tier.


Edited by michaltank, 19 August 2021 - 03:04 PM.


Luckymahdi #18 Posted 18 August 2021 - 09:55 PM

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if we are gonna test the maps why are you counting these battles in random battle stats?
grand battles are still on the betta test and those battles are not counted in random battle stats after all these years.
this is a test it should be counted in random battle stats

 

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View Postmichaltank, on 18 August 2021 - 08:06 PM, said:

Great, I did love this idea on the sandbox! Finally something we can play with ZERO stress and ZERO toxic behaviour, this is also why FL are so relaxing.
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I'm pretty sure there will be alot of tier 8 matches. Statistics don't count in this game mode and people will farm credits and play with less gold and premium consumables.

it will be counted as random battles it will be in your stats mate. i think you didn't read the news 



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View Postnieriusas_LTU, on 18 August 2021 - 04:02 PM, said:

Can you explain us why in this "special mode" where we can test new maps all our progress like "marks of excellence, wins/defeats and everything else is counted like in RANDOM BATTLES?

 

Why is that? What's the point of this? Why we can't play Recon mission without these unnecessary things?

 

I don't get it... 

It is random battle, but new maps (untested) only.



frange #20 Posted 18 August 2021 - 11:20 PM

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View PostZoggo_, on 18 August 2021 - 02:13 PM, said:

Why would you ever play Recon Missions if you in a tier 8? You will always be bottom tier at best same tier. :facepalm:

And yeeeey - it is yey good ole 3-5-7 matchmaking coming back again. Cause that one was so beloved and such a success - right? :facepalm: 


Edited by frange, 18 August 2021 - 11:20 PM.





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