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Poll: FrontLine - should it be permanent game mode? (216 members have cast votes)

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Do you think FrontLine should be permanent game mode?

  1. Yes (178 votes [82.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 82.41%

  2. No (38 votes [17.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.59%

Do you like that FL is tier 8 only?

  1. Yes (151 votes [69.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 69.91%

  2. No (65 votes [30.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.09%

Having experienced FL, do you think you will play less randoms until it returns?

  1. Yes (121 votes [56.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.02%

  2. No (95 votes [43.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.98%

Do you like FL more than random battles

  1. Yes (149 votes [68.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 68.98%

  2. No (67 votes [31.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.02%

Would you buy a Premium tank to play FL

  1. Yes (93 votes [43.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.06%

  2. No (123 votes [56.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.94%

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Awestryker #21 Posted May 15 2018 - 17:07

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View Post__WarChild__, on May 15 2018 - 09:17, said:

FIrst!

 

I really like Front Lines but don't want it ALL the time.  Some kind of regular schedule, or a shortened daily time period - cuz I need to grind.

 

I DID buy the new Cent, in part, because of Front Lines where normally I might have waited or passed.  I am hoping they put the other British tank out this week (heavy) because Daddy want dat too!

 

 

PS - We were in a battle together last night and I enjoyed your comments to our brain dead teammates.  FYI - that is my MM 70-80% of the time without any tinfoil.

 

I see FL all the time as allowing tier 8 randoms to be more 5/10 and 15/15 versus so much 3/5/7...

So I would be all for FL all the time...

 

 


Edited by Awestryker, May 15 2018 - 17:08.


LeaveIT2Beaver #22 Posted May 15 2018 - 17:26

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View Posttonkmato, on May 15 2018 - 11:06, said:

Twice I've had my game CTD at the end of the battle once with 30 seconds left, once in overtime. I get no XP and no credits, still get charged for ammo and repairs, and waste a half an hour for nothing. I'm done with the mode. 

 

If you are running mods, start FL in the "safe mode"  and consider a  cut back on the graphics.  I notice that it is a SUPER gobbler of graphics RAM and I have seen my frame rates drop as low as 37. Usually on FL it is around 60 on Ultra. I think I will drop it  to  Maximum to see how it does. 

 

  GL mate!


Edited by LeaveIT2Beaver, May 15 2018 - 17:27.


LeaveIT2Beaver #23 Posted May 15 2018 - 17:28

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View Post_Tsavo_, on May 15 2018 - 11:01, said:

Frontline is just a fancy assault mode with double the total players.  It's a big of a grind to get the spacebucks (bonds) but it could be worse.  Unlike other alternate mods, you make mad monies in this one if you make your shots count, limit your total repairs, and run premium tanks + boosters.  I've been pulling 500k/game with boosters so it's bonkers amounts of money.

 

:coin: Nice!  I get one third of that and I feel like a fat dog!

Panzerama #24 Posted May 15 2018 - 17:29

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I'm not sure why you would ever have FL as a temporary game mode or why on earth it would be excluded from Missions.  Once you add in missions like, the Italian Goalkeeper Crew (where FL play is not qualified) it seems like it is counter productive to have people play whatever they desire without feeling like they are missing out on something.  

 

If FL makes it too easy to complete said missions using random battle stats, then make a separate set of qualifying standards so FL can be a means of gaining those mission tokens too, and that way people can enjoy more playing what they want.  

 

But hey, admittedly I'm just trying to make sense, my bad.



Sensei_101 #25 Posted May 15 2018 - 17:49

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XVM and the worship of stats is one of the more toxic aspects of WoT; however, wether intentional or not, FL has dealt a serious blow to that cadre of players.(At least for now)

 

FL’s focus seems more about the playing without the ‘pressure’ of padding XVM. That will probably change, I hope not, because XVM Free is the place to be.

 

 



RF_Van #26 Posted May 15 2018 - 18:00

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I am enjoying it very much and would prefer it become a regular addition to the game. The games are long though. As a guy who only plays a few games a day, a half hour battle can feel quite grueling. I was in a tense game the other day on defense when the enemy made an all out final push at the bridges. They were pulling out every trick they had including air strikes, artillery and smoke, but we held them off. By the time it was over my heart was pounding. It was a great moment of battle, but very intense.

goldfinger_555 #27 Posted May 15 2018 - 18:10

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View PostSensei_101, on May 15 2018 - 16:49, said:

XVM and the worship of stats is one of the more toxic aspects of WoT; however, wether intentional or not, FL has dealt a serious blow to that cadre of players.(At least for now)

 

FL’s focus seems more about the playing without the ‘pressure’ of padding XVM. That will probably change, I hope not, because XVM Free is the place to be.

 

 

 

This^^^...... I started playing FL (and WOT) again only after hearing the stats were not counted. The hostility in Random Battles because everyone wants a win so bad is over the top. Turning off chat is best option, but there are times when its important to communicate with words so I have left it on. It doesn't matter nearly as much in FL if you win or lose so there's more "peace". If WOT is listening, FL has made me want to spend money on the game again.
 

Other benefits as already mentioned:

1. Good credit and XP making.

2. Grinding tier 8 is enjoyable again cause you don't get stuck with tier 10s.

3. you get to shoot at something every game! Too many times in random battle, where I might get 3-5 shots before being overrun. In FL, I have to watch that I don't run out of ammo and see where the closest repair center is. In fact I pick my tanks with a lot depending on how much ammo they carry.

Please make it permanent!



LeaveIT2Beaver #28 Posted May 15 2018 - 18:30

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View Postgoldfinger_555, on May 15 2018 - 12:10, said:

 

This^^^...... I started playing FL (and WOT) again only after hearing the stats were not counted. The hostility in Random Battles because everyone wants a win so bad is over the top. Turning off chat is best option, but there are times when its important to communicate with words so I have left it on. It doesn't matter nearly as much in FL if you win or lose so there's more "peace". If WOT is listening, FL has made me want to spend money on the game again.
 

Other benefits as already mentioned:

1. Good credit and XP making.

2. Grinding tier 8 is enjoyable again cause you don't get stuck with tier 10s.

3. you get to shoot at something every game! Too many times in random battle, where I might get 3-5 shots before being overrun. In FL, I have to watch that I don't run out of ammo and see where the closest repair center is. In fact I pick my tanks with a lot depending on how much ammo they carry.

Please make it permanent!

 



TonkinGulch #29 Posted May 15 2018 - 18:33

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I really like the mode and would like to see it on a regular basis.

 

My first battle lasted 26 minutes, and left me exhausted. I have since paced myself a bit, and am less drained after the battles, which have lasted a max of about 33 minutes, and a minimum of about 16 minutes.

 

I would like tiers 7 & 9 to be featured, as those tiers seem to be short-changed by the game.

 

See you in game.



tonkmato #30 Posted May 15 2018 - 20:53

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View PostLeaveIT2Beaver, on May 15 2018 - 09:26, said:

 

If you are running mods, start FL in the "safe mode"  and consider a  cut back on the graphics.  I notice that it is a SUPER gobbler of graphics RAM and I have seen my frame rates drop as low as 37. Usually on FL it is around 60 on Ultra. I think I will drop it  to  Maximum to see how it does. 

 

  GL mate!

I play vanilla, and I turn the graphics settings down for FL.  But thanks for the advice, anyway

Fetzer_Valve_ #31 Posted May 15 2018 - 21:17

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Like it, but needs fixing, serious fixing.

 

Why three lanes?  Do we have a real general controlling all?  No.  IN fact, worse, you have an easy out for guys wanting to desert to another lane.  What I see is as soon as first time folks re-spawn, they leave the lane they were beat up in, resulting in absolute target fest for red side in that lane.  I see 2-4 tanks on green side in a lane that has been hurt, because everyone left..  So, why three lanes?    Stop that, only have one lane, and or you can only respawn that lane all the time.

 

C cap on offense needs to be fixed yesterday.  To easy for defenders to swarm and cap rest, and shoot you when spawned, move the red line north, the cap north, the repair spot north.  Give offenders a place to go when they spawn.

 

Spammers are worse than ever on this type map.  map clicking all over, repeatedly just to piss folks off, comm jamming.  Seriously, you should have click limits, like 2 every 5 minutes.  This form of fight needs clear comm, clicking all over map should be a penalty that freezes your tank for 5 minutes or bans you from game style.

 

 



Mokoma #32 Posted May 15 2018 - 22:21

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I’d like to see it be around 2-3 times a year, for a month at a time like currently. I doubt they’ll do other tiers than 8 personally (though it would be fun), because they want it to encourage people to buy tier 8 premiums.

The most important thing WG should learn from FL IMO is that the special modes need to have good earning potential. So many of their past ones have had terrible economy, and that has been a significant reason for lack of popularity.

BoogerSnots #33 Posted May 16 2018 - 03:39

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I thought that once the defenders lost a sector they got blown to bits if they remained or entered again. But I see defenders in the red zones all the time. Wassup wid dat?



CrazyBobby666 #34 Posted May 16 2018 - 04:03

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I got bored of playing WOT and haven't play it much in the last few months ( I used to play on an almost daily basis before) . Tonight, I login in to kill a few tanks and I found out about the new mode !!  I tried it and find it pretty awesome.  I sincerely hope that this will became a permanent feature of the game.

Edited by CrazyBobby666, May 16 2018 - 04:05.


1lt_wert #35 Posted May 16 2018 - 04:15

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What is with this only playing like 2 hours a day? I never get more than 3 or 4 matches then it's wait 20 hours to play. and the times seam to be random as to day I log in at 7:00 and after just 2 matches it's over. This is crap.

Revel8 #36 Posted May 16 2018 - 04:25

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Frontline is the future of this game.

Shortcult #37 Posted May 16 2018 - 04:31

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Love the mode.  My biggest problem with it, and I admit there will be few with this problem, is that I have 40 tier 8 tanks in the garage (not counting the two FL freebies).  On a 'level' playing field I want to play them all.  I have more than once had the timer come up while I am still trying to decide which tank to take in next.

 

There are some negatives...but I'll wait for another thread topic to go into those.



zed2204 #38 Posted May 16 2018 - 05:48

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If I could just play it :)
What is with the time restrictions again, they don't let us go to EU but keep making stuff we have to play in the middle of the night


Deputy276 #39 Posted May 16 2018 - 07:06

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No bacon choice...[Edited] poll. :(

Hans_Sprungfeld #40 Posted May 16 2018 - 11:01

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The first few days of frontlines were really fun, but it's kind of gotten boring with the same map and same tanks every time. (I'm close to prestiging out for the third time, so I've been playing it quite a lot). I hope they keep it around sporadically, it's a fun change of pace, the credits are really good, and you can grind tanks that would be frustrating to play in pubs (hello TVP VTU). My only real "complaint" is I feel like I "should" be playing it because the rewards are so good. I'd love to see more maps in the same format and for them to change the tier sometimes (maybe rotate between 6 and 8).





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