Season 5 extended? WTH Wargaming. Quit extending the seasons.
Competing in these seasons and campaigns takes some commitment from the players in order to do well. Some players even make adjustments in their real life schedules in order to be competitive. When you set a schedule that effects the lives of thousands of people you need to stick to it. You can't just change it every time you set one. It's very unprofessional.
Think about it like this... how many times have you worked for someone that was constantly changing the schedules that they set for you? How did you feel about them or how would you feel (if you never had that experience)?
Imagine that you work for someone who gave you a work schedule to work for 60 days and then they will pay you. Now imagine you are on day 50 and they tell you now you have to work another 40 days before you can be paid. On top of they are going to pay you the same compensation that you were going to get for 60 days. How would you feel towards a boss like that?
Now imagine that you have given a schedule to many thousands of people. You tell them they only have to work for 60 days and then you'll pay them. Now it's day 50 and you tell them they have to work for another 40 days. Now you tell them that you are only going to pay the same compensation that they would have gotten for working 60 days. How you would you expect those many thousands of people to towards their employer? Can you blame them?
I know us players are not employees for Wargaming but the principals are still the same. You are screwing over your players by extending the seasons and campaigns like you do. About a week ago, a bunch of us were talking about the end of the season coming. We were pretty excited about that. Then a few cynics in the clan started comment that Wargaming was probably going to extend the season like they ALWAYS do. Some others were like "Nah, they wouldn't do that again." Well it turns out the cynics were right. That means that Wargaming has the reputation of not being able to keep their word. They cannot keep a schedule and they are very unprofessional.
The excuse given by dance210 is BS. What do the recent changes and (laughably) Stronghold activities have to do with the season end date? I can't think of a single reason why these two things should affect the end date? If you want to keep the Global Map up longer for testing, that's fine. Do that but end the competitive season on the scheduled date. Hand out the awards. People will still play clan wars post season if the map is up. Just end the competition and pay your players. If you can't do that then you should be fair and offer more compensation for extending. You could extend the rewards to a greater percentage of the clans. You could offer something more to the tier 8 and 6. Maybe camo and if not that you could reward some credits. It wouldn't be gamebreaking to reward credits to the tier 8 and 6. You could reward them incrementally scaled to tier 6 Veterans receiving 150,000. Just a thought. You guys should do something for jerking us all around.