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theSparatan117 #1 Posted May 16 2018 - 13:48

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Frontline: Road to Glory

May 7-June 4

 

I mean, if you were just planning on killing it off, why even tease us with it? It's not an event... it's a game mode some of us have grown to enjoy instead of the normal boring gameplay.... mainly because RESPAWNS... but why WG... why must you always kill off everything that's fun... such a buzz kill



Cognitive_Dissonance #2 Posted May 16 2018 - 13:50

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This is actually a test. They are using this to fine tune, get feedback, and probably bring it back for other tiers and possibly multiple tiers . . . I don't think they are killing it off, they learned from Rampage mode and are cautiously introducing a new mode in my estimation.

YANKEE137 #3 Posted May 16 2018 - 13:54

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It's evolving. It's already put ranked and grand battles into the dumpster as far as I'm concerned.



_Gungrave_ #4 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:07

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Despite what you say it is an event mode, they intended for it to be an event mode. I still think the mode should be something that comes and goes every so often. If it was a 24/7 kind of thing the playerbase would become bored of it. Also everytime Frontline is brought back we could see patches, optimization, and maybe different tiers/maps.

__WarChild__ #5 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:08

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View PostYANKEE137, on May 16 2018 - 06:54, said:

It's evolving. It's already put ranked and grand battles into the dumpster as far as I'm concerned.

 

BLASPHEMY!  

 

Don't care about Grand Battles, but please don't do anything to my Precious...(Ranked Battles)

 

That's the best place for a person with my MM to reap rewards.



DorkBeard_The_Flatulent #6 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:09

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View Post_Gungrave_, on May 16 2018 - 05:07, said:

Despite what you say it is an event mode, they intended for it to be an event mode. I still think the mode should be something that comes and goes every so often. If it was a 24/7 kind of thing the playerbase would become bored of it. Also everytime Frontline is brought back we could see patches, optimization, and maybe different tiers/maps.

 

^^^ Mmhmm.

_Tsavo_ #7 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:12

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It was always intended to be a temporary mode in this release.  It's gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews and receptions, so I imagine it'll be a regularly returning mode much like Ranked Battles.  Except without the fuss and worry of ranked.

 

I do think any return of this mode will see a huge income nerf as that's generally the biggest positive thing I see about what is basically just a glorified assault mode.  Can't let us have too much fun, right?



Panman69 #8 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:26

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When they finish running through the data they collect from this instance, I can see them bringing it back for other tiers.

I'd like it if they started a new FL mode each month but for a different tier.

They could start with tier 5. Run it for 3 weeks. Take a week off so players can play other modes. Then, start a new FL with the next tier up. Once tier 10 is played, start back at tier 5.



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Need a "fun" song.

 

Spoiler

 



Da_Craw #10 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:43

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View Post_Tsavo_, on May 16 2018 - 07:12, said:

I do think any return of this mode will see a huge income nerf as that's generally the biggest positive thing I see about what is basically just a glorified assault mode. 

You can make good credits IF you finish at Major or General.  Anything below that is comparable to randoms (or worse) over the same period.  Remember, you could play 4 average randoms in the time it takes to play the average FL battle.  Netting 150k with a premium account for a Captain battle is a losing proposition compared to randoms.  


Edited by Da_Craw, May 16 2018 - 14:43.


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View PostPanman69, on May 16 2018 - 06:26, said:

When they finish running through the data they collect from this instance, I can see them bringing it back for other tiers.

I'd like it if they started a new FL mode each month but for a different tier.

They could start with tier 5. Run it for 3 weeks. Take a week off so players can play other modes. Then, start a new FL with the next tier up. Once tier 10 is played, start back at tier 5.

 

you mean we would have to keep tier 7 and tier 9 tonks?  :ohmy:

_Tsavo_ #12 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:45

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View PostDa_Craw, on May 16 2018 - 08:43, said:

You can make good credits IF you finish at Major or General.  Anything below that is comparable to randoms (or worse) over the same period.  Remember, you could play 4 average randoms in the time it takes to play the average FL battle.  Netting 150k with a premium account for a Captain battle is a losing proposition compared to randoms.  

 

Well, I do need reminding occasionally that I'm not an average player (I don't think I'm a good one) and what I pull credit wise isn't what others will see.  Thanks for the reminder.

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View Post_Gungrave_, on May 16 2018 - 07:07, said:

Despite what you say it is an event mode, they intended for it to be an event mode. I still think the mode should be something that comes and goes every so often. If it was a 24/7 kind of thing the playerbase would become bored of it. Also everytime Frontline is brought back we could see patches, optimization, and maybe different tiers/maps.

Agree

 

View PostPanman69, on May 16 2018 - 07:26, said:

When they finish running through the data they collect from this instance, I can see them bringing it back for other tiers.

I'd like it if they started a new FL mode each month but for a different tier.

They could start with tier 5. Run it for 3 weeks. Take a week off so players can play other modes. Then, start a new FL with the next tier up. Once tier 10 is played, start back at tier 5.

I like this idea!



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View Post_Tsavo_, on May 16 2018 - 05:12, said:

It was always intended to be a temporary mode in this release.  It's gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews and receptions, so I imagine it'll be a regularly returning mode much like Ranked Battles.  Except without the fuss and worry of ranked.

 

I do think any return of this mode will see a huge income nerf as that's generally the biggest positive thing I see about what is basically just a glorified assault mode.  Can't let us have too much fun, right?

 

Actually I think the MM is the key draw.  Its an "even" match every time,  and less skilled players can test and hone their skills and have fun without being punished and nuked for trying and having fun.  Income is on par with a good T8 Prem game,  if not lower if you factor you can run 2-3 pub matches while you do a FL battle. 

djb_95 #15 Posted May 16 2018 - 14:52

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View PostDa_Craw, on May 16 2018 - 07:43, said:

You can make good credits IF you finish at Major or General.  Anything below that is comparable to randoms (or worse) over the same period.  Remember, you could play 4 average randoms in the time it takes to play the average FLbattle.  Netting 150k with a premium account for a Captain battle is a losing proposition compared to randoms.  

 

I played frontline yesterday for several hours.  I kept a credit booster going the whole time and I have a premium account.  I netted right at 2.5 million credits.

I typically net about 500k to 1 million for the same amount of work in pubs.

Frontline has all these little extras that add up too, like slipping you an extra 25k more or less (depending on your tier or rank in the battle - I forget which it is) after each battle plus some premium consumables.  It all adds up.


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View PosttheSparatan117, on May 16 2018 - 07:48, said:

Frontline: Road to Glory

May 7-June 4

 

I mean, if you were just planning on killing it off, why even tease us with it? It's not an event... it's a game mode some of us have grown to enjoy instead of the normal boring gameplay.... mainly because RESPAWNS... but why WG... why must you always kill off everything that's fun... such a buzz kill

 

It will come back every couple of months. People enjoy it, myself included. That's all I've been playing since it came out. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes back in July/August. Maybe even have Tier VI Frontline: you pick Frontline mode and the game asks what tier you want to play. THAT would be AWESOME!

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View PostYANKEE137, on May 16 2018 - 07:54, said:

It's evolving. It's already put ranked and grand battles into the dumpster as far as I'm concerned.

Yep ranked is trash now.The first two seasons we're good that last season was complete trash.



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I think Frontline has been the easiest way to earn credits since I've started playing this game.  The tier 8 premiums are just a joy to run and no getting clobbered by 907s and such.

YANKEE137 #19 Posted May 16 2018 - 15:07

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Mostly I worry that WG will put +2mm back in because they want that filthy gold spam money!

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View PosttheSparatan117, on May 16 2018 - 07:48, said:

Frontline: Road to Glory

May 7-June 4

 

I mean, if you were just planning on killing it off, why even tease us with it? It's not an event... it's a game mode some of us have grown to enjoy instead of the normal boring gameplay.... mainly because RESPAWNS... but why WG... why must you always kill off everything that's fun... such a buzz kill

 

​Hopefully if it's popular enough, they will bring it back permanently.




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