Before we start, this is not a troll thread, and no my recent wn8 is not red. For a while there, however, it was orange, then yellow. I've taken many breaks because I've been frustrated, and after coming back from my most recent break, I decided it was time I understand the game more and try and get better. I'm no longer a detriment. But after I started to understand the game more, I started to dislike the game more.
This entire day, I've been seeing, match after match, our top tier heavies are camping in a bush/hiding behind lower tier/lower armored tanks, or dieing in the first minute of battle, there's very little in-between. The gameplay of higher wn8 players is my biggest problem with this game. It can almost be defined by "hiding behind lower tiers, or weaker tanks." It's terrible. I don't know if this is just the na server, but this game seems to have turned into a full blown "run away or hide" simulator. I saw an is3 in a game earlier today that sat behind a building for an entire 3 minutes, I watched the clock, until the enemy heavy turned his turret to look at someone else. It was only then that he came out from behind cover and shot at the enemy heavy, and guess what, it tracked him. A 3 minute wind-up for a 0 dmg shot. The only reason this is3 was able to wait until the enemy heavy looked away, was because during this 3 minutes that he sat behind a building, our team destroyed their team and flanked behind the enemy heavy. I knew exactly what I'd see when I opened up his service record, and sure enough, it was a pr of 6700. 3 minutes he sat there as a top tier heavy to ensure that he didn't nick his new paint on his god-damned heavy tank.
This game has turned into a camp fest at the higher tiers. It's untreatable, it's a cancer. This isn't the only problem either. This game is undeniably turning p2w. If you can't see it, you're a [edited]idiot. I've been playing this game for 5 years. I absolutely loved this game. When life stressed me out, I sat down for a round of World of Tanks. The concept is still so amazing. The core gameplay is still so amazing. But there's too much in this game that isn't that amazing, and I cannot ignore it any longer. I've been playing a lot of Overwatch lately. I've recently picked up Rainbow Six Siege as well. These are good games, they're completely void of any p2w aspects. They aren't perfectly balanced, what game is? However, the devs frequently take note of what isn't balanced and take the steps to fix it.
I'm a master on Overwatch. If you don't know what that is, it's the second highest tier of 7 different tiers in ranked competitive play. These games take talent. There's no rng in these games. The numbers are whole, and the numbers are consistent. If you make a mistake in these games, you made a mistake. You didn't get a low roll, and you didn't get randomly one-shot by something that wouldn't one-shot you most other times. I'm not just another tomato that's blaming everyone else for why I'm leaving. I was very attached to this game. I'm gonna hate to see it go, but I just can't bring myself to stay either. Best of luck to all of you tankers who stay, and I truly do hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel for you guys, and for this game.