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Hardy_Longtime #81 Posted Jun 07 2017 - 17:24

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If RANKED is BETA and it may be taken away what will happen to all the BONDS and equipment  that people have earned and bought with this beta test run? Will it stay in the game ?  It cost a TON !!!! of credits to play this dumb S__T limited time test that most of us can't and don't have the time to try nor the credits to earn any of the special equipment . You guys are putting yourselves in a position with this beta to lose player base, I can't see a win for you . Beta should stay in beta  till it's ready to run full on . If you yank it out of the game people will be pissed because of the credits and time they lost in Ranked play and if you keep it people will be pissed because of the advantage all the others have . " MASTER I DON'T THINK YOU THOUGHT THIS OUT VERY WELL" Like I've always said ( to myself ) I will play till it's no longer fun , and my time in game has really been dropping .

spud_tuber #82 Posted Jun 07 2017 - 19:48

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Question just occurred to me.  Personal reserves do work in ranked battles, right?

Dokalen #83 Posted Jun 07 2017 - 23:11

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I really do not like this new mode because it detracts from gameplay in random battles and makes the best players even better. I think it is great to be recognized as a good player but to get an advantage over other players because I am good at this game is dumb and it does not promote interest in new players if people are going into random battles. I would not want to play a game where I feel like as a newcomer that I can not win any games because the other team has people that are good at ranked battles. I would want this the game to be based on skill, not on special equipment that only a couple of individuals can get or over power tanks. 

The other problem with this game mode is it promotes the use of Gold ammunition because if you do not do well in this game mode you cannot stay competitive. This makes people spend more gold round which makes people spend more credits and overall more money if they want to do well at Ranked Battles.

I have been playing this game for a little over 6 years now and I would like to see it succeed in the future but this is the wrong direction and changes need to be made.



Dokalen #84 Posted Jun 07 2017 - 23:16

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I really do not like this new mode because it detracts from gameplay in random battles and makes the best players even better. I think it is great to be recognized as a good player but to get an advantage over other players because I am good at this game is dumb and it does not promote interest in new players if people are going into random battles. I would not want to play a game where I feel like as a newcomer that I can not win any games because the other team has people that are good at ranked battles. I would want this the game to be based on skill, not on special equipment that only a couple of individuals can get or over power tanks. 

The other problem with this game mode is it promotes the use of Gold ammunition because if you do not do well in this game mode you cannot stay competitive. This makes people spend more gold round which makes people spend more credits and overall more money if they want to do well at Ranked Battles.

I have been playing this game for a little over 6 years now and I would like to see it succeed in the future but this is the wrong direction and changes need to be made.



TrooperZZ #85 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 02:35

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Good luck winning 30 in a row or finishing in the top 3 during that run.

ymdr #86 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 13:26

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Are players connected from other time zones to endure?

CardboardJedi #87 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 13:51

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Ok so I managed to get in 3.5hrs over the last two days primarily in my T110E3, a few in the E100. Mostly in the rank 1 and 2 levels you have a mob of tankers behaving like children, running off to score damage first, I've never seen so much purposefull shot blocking as I have seen here too. No strategy. It's awful... Now maybe it gets better if you can claw your way out into the higher ranks? ...but I have my doubts.. Mostly all I could really do was gain a chevron, lose one. Gain, lose and so on. Am I a superstar player? No. But I'm not too shabby either. RNG has done it's it's share of sabotaging me as well, more than usual but I certainly can't prove it. Anyway I'm done with the Ranked Battles, not losing any more sleep on it. I work all day in the heat then get up everyday at 0300 to change and feed the baby, hopefully get him to go back to sleep so I can. This isn't worth the effort needed to get an unknown number of bonds that pretty much aren't even guaranteed. I'll take my chances without the new equipment and trying to get the bonds via the other means they mentioned. Good times...

Roccandil #88 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 16:33

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I'd like to see a pre-battle dialog in which we can choose a different tank based on the map, while seeing our teammates' choices (just like a skirmish). Have chat enabled, too.

 

Maybe even show the other teams' picks. :P



UziClip #89 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 20:34

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This game mode only benefits the best players.   The average players will never be able to progress.  

TheChief1893 #90 Posted Jun 08 2017 - 21:43

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View PostZBagg, on Jun 05 2017 - 14:46, said:

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????? 

 

this. I work 1530 to Midnight. Can't play this even though I want to.

WinzAll #91 Posted Jun 09 2017 - 08:58

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My Take on Ranked Battles: Great Idea, bad format as it is now. First off MM is broken in it..or doesn't exist. I've been in ranked game where 1 team had 9 heavys and other side had 2 heavys.. care to guess how that turned out? another game where 1 team had 2 light tanks and other team had none on Malinovka map care to guess how that 1 turned out? Those are some of the first problems with ranked battles right now. As far as the way they have the leagues set up and the way bonds will be given out. It's totally unfair for the common players. And will make it even worst in random battles in the future. Why not hand out bonds by league fairly, so all players have a chance at getting a high amount of bonds per month. Example: All who finish in league 1 split bonds this way. Top 10% get 5750 bonds Top 35% get 3250 in bonds and the rest in the league get the 1500 bonds.  And do that for all the leagues so common players who finish in league 3 still have equal chance at buying the improved equipment. If you do it the way you're doing it now only the pro's will get the equipment quickly making them even more stronger in random battles.  Just my opinion, but some thing should really be done about this before it ruins this game and even more peeps stop playing it and spending money. Bonds should not be handed out by League 1 gets 5750 League 2 gets 3250 and League 3 gets 1500... totally unfair for all.

OrnmiIler #92 Posted Jun 09 2017 - 11:46

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View PostDa_Craw, on Jun 05 2017 - 08:07, said:

 

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

 

 

+1

9.17=WoT Perfection

9.18-9.19=WoT Collapse

Dear WoT:

My money and I are very happy sitting 9.18-9.19 out, not playing at all, and waiting for WoT to reverse this madness, or at some point might just not care at all!

 



Tedsc #93 Posted Jun 09 2017 - 17:40

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What is the whole calendar thing?  I don't get it.  I tried to do a ranked battle in my T110E5 and had to logoff NAW and into NAE first.  After doing so I tried again and it said something about waiting for the battles on the calendar...What calendar?  I don't see any calendar in the game interface?

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View PostOrnmiIler, on Jun 09 2017 - 11:46, said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1

9.17=WoT Perfection

9.18-9.19=WoT Collapse

Dear WoT:

My money and I are very happy sitting 9.18-9.19 out, not playing at all, and waiting for WoT to reverse this madness, or at some point might just not care at all!

 

 

The people who seem to object most to 9.18 are seal clubbers.  People who don't want to fight in a fair fight, they prefer padding their stats against green tier 8s from their tier 10 thrones all day.

dance210 #95 Posted Jun 09 2017 - 17:51

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View PostTedsc, on Jun 09 2017 - 09:40, said:

What is the whole calendar thing?  I don't get it.  I tried to do a ranked battle in my T110E5 and had to logoff NAW and into NAE first.  After doing so I tried again and it said something about waiting for the battles on the calendar...What calendar?  I don't see any calendar in the game interface?

 

Hello Tedsc,

 

The time for Ranked battles is limited. When you go to the Ranked Battles screen, you should see a calendar icon. Clicking on that will bring up a full calendar, with the full times when all the season stages and times are happening.



Matthew_66 #96 Posted Jun 09 2017 - 19:50

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Map rotation needs work playing the same map 4 times in a row gets old fast! Another thing  that needs work is the match making, 9 super heavies vs 3 in an all tier 10 match is not balanced by any means. Other then that its pretty fun especially once you get above the second stage.

RickPatton #97 Posted Jun 10 2017 - 00:25

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View Postspud_tuber, on Jun 07 2017 - 08:48, said:

Question just occurred to me. Personal reserves do work in ranked battles, right?

 

Yes from what I heard others.

RickPatton #98 Posted Jun 10 2017 - 00:29

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View PostUziClip, on Jun 08 2017 - 09:34, said:

This game mode only benefits the best players.   The average players will never be able to progress.  

 

Not so.  I consider myself a average player and played it the first time, the east server, hour left.  Out of five battles, only lost once and died once.  Ranked a couple in 3rd too.  

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View PostTheChief1893, on Jun 08 2017 - 10:43, said:

 

this. I work 1530 to Midnight. Can't play this even though I want to.

 

Only on weekends for HST zone players.  Hope this can be changed.  

Was able to leave work early yesterday and the East server had an hour left and was lucky to play for the first time.  



thandiflight #100 Posted Jun 10 2017 - 02:48

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Ranked Battles - as more players who are persistent the quality of competition deteriorates and more players quit the mode. As those who remain face stiffer competition the ability to progress diminishes and more players quit the mode. Sure whilst it is in the first stage there is some enthusiasm for it as it is "different". As players discover what is expected of them in order to progress - and just how economically punitive the mode is - more players will quit. The NA server population is relatively small and as the number of players who can commit to regular participation is even smaller, the number of players who will see out a season is actually very limited. Now you factor in what needs to be done in order to receive the rewards: given that the number of players is small, the likelihood of finishing in the top 10% diminishes almost exponentially. The fact that most of the good players are trying to progress in ranked battles means that the random battles are blood red or black - which isn't fun.

 

Well done Wargaming, if screwing up the contacts list and PM system was not enough, you have brought out a game mode that is gaming equivalent of Ebola: it spreads, it kills and it is almost unstoppable without a coordinated effort (and Wargaming has shown a distinct lack of effort at providing a solution). How to Kill NA Server 101. GG Well played.






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