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LpBronco #41 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 02:05

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View Postrohanikov123, on Jun 02 2017 - 19:19, said:

 

from what wg is saying it will be possible to earn improved equipment without ever playing a single ranked battle. This means you wont even need tier 10s to get improved equipment it will just be faster if you do play ranked battles.

 

Give that man a prize, he rung the bell with that swing of the hammer.

Badgriuel #42 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 03:28

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View PostLpBronco, on Jun 02 2017 - 17:05, said:

 

Give that man a prize, he rung the bell with that swing of the hammer.

 

Saying and doing are two different things. Not to mention the people doing ranked battles will earn bonds much faster, so the people that can't play tier 10's will fall further behind. In one season you can earn enough for 1 equipment. So after a few seasons you'll have all the equipment unlocked and just have to spend gold to move them around your tanks. 

 

 



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So, at the end of the test session do we lose what we have earned?

rohanikov123 #44 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 03:50

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View PostBadgriuel, on Jun 03 2017 - 03:28, said:

 

Saying and doing are two different things. Not to mention the people doing ranked battles will earn bonds much faster, so the people that can't play tier 10's will fall further behind. In one season you can earn enough for 1 equipment. So after a few seasons you'll have all the equipment unlocked and just have to spend gold to move them around your tanks. 

 

 

 

games already like that in a few ways though. If the equipment we currently have was being added as a new thing instead of improved equipment you could argue the same thing. Those with a prem account and a prem tank would pull ahead and be able to equip their tank much faster than someone who has no prem account or prem tanks.

 

multiple things in the game take more or less time to do based on your situation.

 

However if wg does not release other methods to earn bonds i am 100% against the addition of improved equipment.

 

Also i just hope the amount of bonds through missions is atleast a decent amount so its not too large of a gap.


Edited by rohanikov123, Jun 03 2017 - 04:12.


Badgriuel #45 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 04:59

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View Postrohanikov123, on Jun 02 2017 - 18:50, said:

 

games already like that in a few ways though. If the equipment we currently have was being added as a new thing instead of improved equipment you could argue the same thing. Those with a prem account and a prem tank would pull ahead and be able to equip their tank much faster than someone who has no prem account or prem tanks.

 

multiple things in the game take more or less time to do based on your situation.

 

Only issue is this new equipment REQUIRES you to have a T10 to be able to play in that mode as it currently stands. Where as the standard equipment you can get it easily. 

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View PostBadgriuel, on Jun 03 2017 - 04:59, said:

 

Only issue is this new equipment REQUIRES you to have a T10 to be able to play in that mode as it currently stands. Where as the standard equipment you can get it easily. 

 

thats why i said im 100% against it if they add no other ways to earn bonds.

Badgriuel #47 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 05:32

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View Postrohanikov123, on Jun 02 2017 - 20:13, said:

 

thats why i said im 100% against it if they add no other ways to earn bonds.

 

They should have had the other ways to get bonds in from the get go of this patch. Not say we'll add this in later. People would be behind the ball depending on how long it takes them to add the new ways to get bonds, seeing at the current pace of development is going.

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View PostBadgriuel, on Jun 03 2017 - 05:32, said:

 

They should have had the other ways to get bonds in from the get go of this patch. Not say we'll add this in later. People would be behind the ball depending on how long it takes them to add the new ways to get bonds, seeing at the current pace of development is going.

 

yea thats true. My guess is missions will likely come after the first stage/season is finished.

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View PostEisenriese, on Jun 02 2017 - 20:34, said:

 

​Might not be. Seems even the EU players don't want the ranked crap anymore then NA does. WG might have single handedly killed WoT this time.

 

Every single update people say this, yet Wargaming's numbers have never gone down since the games release aside from pretty predictable player fluctuations throughout the year

Termitey #50 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 22:05

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do we know how many ranks there  are in the ranked system

like 5 ranks or like 30 ranks?



Badgriuel #51 Posted Jun 03 2017 - 23:07

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View PostTermitey, on Jun 03 2017 - 13:05, said:

do we know how many ranks there  are in the ranked system

like 5 ranks or like 30 ranks?

 

There are 5 ranks. Once you reach rank 5 in any given week your position is locked in at 5. The only time you start over without a rank is when the next week begins. 

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View PostWirbelfeld, on Jun 03 2017 - 11:31, said:

 

Every single update people say this, yet Wargaming's numbers have never gone down since the games release aside from pretty predictable player fluctuations throughout the year

 

I love WoT, but you have your head in the sand.  The numbers have been on a steady decline for years.  Just check wotnews.  

Edited by Da_Craw, Jun 05 2017 - 14:14.


ZBagg #53 Posted Jun 05 2017 - 14:46

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Why go with the time frames to play this. Do you want your player base to resent the fact you are adding new improved equipment they cant earn because they cant play in the certain time frame you allotted????? 

Bear031 #54 Posted Jun 05 2017 - 15:15

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Where the hell is the information hidden- is there anywhere that explains/clarifies all the above confusion? When the hell can we play it?

Reset every week? etc. Been playing since day 1 out of Beta and asking WG to hire a (*^%&^* writer who can put together nicely organized and explained descriptions of the game. Their writers  have not improved at all in their lack of clarity when writing.


Edited by Bear031, Jun 05 2017 - 15:16.


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View PostQuemapueblos, on Jun 02 2017 - 12:05, said:

Hey Tankers,

We are listening to your concerns about Bonds, Equipment and Directives and reached out to our developers to provide some clarity on the Ranked Battles: Beta Season.



Q: How much of this Beta Season of Ranked Battles is final?

A: Ranked Battles: Beta Season is a 1 month test, designed to collect feedback and tune the mode based on what players say and data we collect.

We're eager to tune Ranked Battles and deliver an experience that truly resonates with our community. With the Beta Season, we're rolling out a new game mode to a large number of tankers to test and help define potential future adjustments. We will be monitoring player feedback in every region, collecting and analyzing your suggestions.

Q: What if I'm not a Tier X player or don't want to play Tier Xs? Can I earn Bonds in any other way in the future?

A: While Bonds are being introduced to the game with the Ranked Battles: Beta Season, the Ranked Battles mode was not and is not intended to be the only way to earn Bonds. In the future, we’ll make Bonds available through other game modes and expand the list of items players can obtain with them.

Along with the new mode, we have added an all-new currency, Bonds, to the game. Right now, Ranked Battles are the only way to stock up on Bonds, but it won't stay this way forever. Just as with Ranked Battles, we're testing the new currency and the new rewards. We will expand the list of items you can purchase with Bonds; there will be much more than Improved Equipment and Directives for purchase. We’re also planning to make Bonds available through other game modes, including ways to acquire them in Random Battles. Players will also be able to earn Bonds by completing Missions and taking part in in-game specials.

Q: What kinds of changes will come from community feedback?

A: We may make subsequent changes based on player feedback to the functionality and rewards of the mode, including Improved Equipment and Directives.

After going over feedback and collecting game data, we'll proceed to optimize the experience by tweaking its functionality, rewards, and any other element that players raise as a concern. We are tracking carefully the way Improved Equipment and Directives work and their effect on gameplay, and we may make changes to them based on that data and player feedback.

For instance, we might revise where these rewards can be earned or used such as Tiers and/or game modes.

Q: If I don't have a Tier X how can I effectively give feedback?

A: All players get 100 Bonds when the Beta Season begins.

All players registered prior to June 3rd will receive 100 Bonds when the Beta Season begins. Tankers can test the newly added Directives, which also allows us to gather substantial feedback.



Thank you for reading this, and thank you for your interest in Ranked Battles, Bonds, Improved Equipment and Directives. We hope this clarifies our views around these features and answers any concerns you may have. If you have any further questions or comments, please leave your feedback below.

 

I appreciate this information.  Thankyou.

 

My only feedback is a request:  Please continue to fine tune the game mode until you reach a successful amount of consistant and positive participation from the playerbase , instead of limiting it to 30 days.

 

Or, if the mode is not successful in this regard in 30 days, please consider terminating the game mode and move on to other projects.

 

Thanks,

 

 



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Once again all europeans players [edited] by the hours - at least for the beta - not that when it will be official WG will change anything- we already have the examples of CW, new SH and Advances. If WG  consider the players playing from Europe are not important, since probably they say that we are just a few, why they will not allow us to move on EU servers? IT IS THAT SIMPLE - IF WE ARE NOT A NUMBER TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, JUST LET US GO ON THE EU SERVERS. Most of my friends expectated this Ranked Battles - but with this limitation of hours to play most of them consider to stop playing. For all the ones that will start telling me to move in the EU server with a new account - pls just stop it there...

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I agree with iov89. There are allot of us that cannot play at that hour. So the players that can will get a GREAT advantage over us. I was really expecting this update and feature, but it seems this is rapidly going DOWN like WG usually does...

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I would have left this game long ago had I not dropped the equivalent of a new "Hot tub" on this pos game..... im no unicorn , but I enjoy the strategy/challenge and tanking with buddies,and have stuck with WG through thick and thin, but with the OP premiums/bonds...and all the prior fails...... are becoming the norm and alienating the player base.

 

but with some new exciting games conning out , we do have other solutions, or WG could maybe actually listen to its player base and save themselves?

 

what are the chances.......

 



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Hmmm ranked battles "only certain times" What where you thinking WG (facepalm) i was under the impression its just going to be like a new gamemode like random battles and it only on the east server also.... rip well luckily its only beta i still have a small amount of faith that you guys can pull this off crossing my fingers on that one.

 

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The rules say this:

 

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To hold a position in Season Leaders, players must accumulate the required number of points throughout the Beta Season.

The required number of points is specific to each given stage: 

 

Stage 1: 2 points 
Stage 2: 4 points 
Stage 3: 8 points 
Stage 4 (end of season): 12 points

 

If I make the leaderboard in stage 1, do I stay on the leaderboard in subsequent stages even if my total points go below the minimum?

 

If not, that's going to be really bad for the players who are in the the top 50%. Say 1000 players make the leaderboard in stage 1, such that we have 100 gold league players, 150 silver, 250 bronze, and 500 not in a league.

 

Those bottom 500, however, give up and don't play in the second stage, and suddenly, the leaderboard is now only 500 strong. We're at 50 gold league players, 75 silver, and 125 bronze. The previous 250 bronze are now the bottom 50%; that entire bronze league has been wiped out, and 50% of the gold and silver leagues got demoted, simply because fewer players showed up overall.

 

Rinse and repeat. Sad! :)






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