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Poll: Keep it? Change it? Scrap it? (94 members have cast votes)

Keep 'Frontline' mode?

  1. YES! (83 votes [88.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 88.30%

  2. NO! (11 votes [11.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.70%

Keep it at tier 8?

  1. Yes, tier 8 is just fine. (42 votes [44.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.68%

  2. As long as it's ONE tier, I don't care (41 votes [43.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.62%

  3. No, give it the same +/- as normal pubbing. (7 votes [7.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.45%

  4. I voted 'NO' on question 1. (4 votes [4.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

If they keep the mode, should it change up?

  1. Keep it as it is, no changes (34 votes [36.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.17%

  2. Change it month to month - tier 8 this month, tier 5 next month, ect. As long as it always has a 1 tier limit. (35 votes [37.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.23%

  3. Keep the mode, but open to all tiers with the one tier limit, so I can play one in my tier 5 (against tier 5) and the next in my tier 9 (against same). (21 votes [22.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.34%

  4. I voted 'NO' on question 1. (4 votes [4.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

Maps?

  1. This map is too big already, we don't need more! (15 votes [15.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.96%

  2. Yes, MORE HUGE MAPS! (60 votes [63.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.83%

  3. Yes, more maps. But cut down on the kamping bushes and sniper nests! (7 votes [7.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.45%

  4. Sure, as long as we get to choose which map we want to play (this sniper fest, a pure city map, mountain map with many usable elevations, et cetera). (8 votes [8.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

  5. I voted 'NO' on question 1. (4 votes [4.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

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Mikosah #21 Posted May 17 2018 - 18:40

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Since the mode already exists and it isn't causing any harm, what on earth would be the point of removing it? In fact I'd say this is one of the most promising developments WoT has seen in years. And whatever concern about the random queue being influenced can be solved by just rotating which tier plays frontline at a given time. Though tier 8 is still definitely the tier that needs it the most, and that's a win-win. We get to play tier 8s and avoid the ravages of normal MM, WG now has a much better sales pitch for premiums. 

 

As of the problem that players are too focused on damage and not helping the team, consider that damage does help the team. If you're forcing the enemy to either take cover, backtrack to a repair zone, or continue fighting in a vulnerable state then you are making your teammates' job easier. And its a great thing that you can play different ways, win or lose, and still have little worry about coming out empty-handed. That's something that the randoms are terrible at.

 

 And as an aside, I'd say its more frustrating being on defense than offense because there aren't that many useful defensive positions and so long as the attackers are pressing W, its almost impossible to stop them from capturing points A-F. Whether they have enough time to kill the final objectives is another story though. So you're put in a situation where a typical result is repeatedly falling back until all six captures are done, and then watching the attacking team trip over their own feet wondering what to do about the final objectives. A good compromise for both sides would be making the terrain a little more defense-friendly, but giving the attackers more time. 



SkunkButt #22 Posted May 18 2018 - 01:36

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View PostDeputy276, on May 17 2018 - 10:04, said:

Your poll is messed up. If we vote NO to the first question, we should NOT be voting in the rest. 

 

Ah hah, a very good point, and fixed.
I made the post while getting ready for werk so it was a bit hasty.

stalkervision #23 Posted May 18 2018 - 03:03

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View PostKenshin2kx, on May 17 2018 - 12:19, said:

 

Thing is on Vulcan, the game would be impeccably logical and accurate, and we'd all be playing on top notch high performance machines that are maintained ... unfortunately this is Earth, so very little of that applies locally.  :D

 

Game is now as logical as DR. McCoy being the captain of the Enterprise in any dimension I have calculated,

Captain_Rownd #24 Posted May 18 2018 - 03:22

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View PostKatzeWolf, on May 17 2018 - 17:49, said:

I "was" taking a break from WoT... But this game mode is just too much fun.
I haven't had this much fun in WoT in a while.

 

Yeah, as soon as Frontline is over I'll go back to mostly playing Warplanes until they decide to Frontline again. 

 



Mojo_Riesing #25 Posted May 18 2018 - 05:40

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Edited by Mojo_Riesing, Jun 07 2018 - 09:21.


TA_Reaper #26 Posted May 19 2018 - 23:56

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Frontline is immensely more fun than random total one sided MM slaughters in which the game can be over with in less than one minute when 4-5 of your aahhh "team" is already dead. Just makes playing a PITA 

 



Horst_von_Usedom #27 Posted May 20 2018 - 03:10

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It really doesn't matter what the majority of players say, Wargaming is only going to do what their staff and their preferred players want anyway. 

docroberts #28 Posted May 20 2018 - 03:48

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View PostHorst_von_Usedom, on May 19 2018 - 20:10, said:

It really doesn't matter what the majority of players say, Wargaming is only going to do what their staff and their preferred players want anyway. 

 

Yep , same stuff ,, different day ,, just more of it and business as usual .. Who cares about the players right .  

PoprocksGSN #29 Posted May 21 2018 - 15:45

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Have enjoyed the FL dynamic so far.  It's changed up my play from the stale credit grind I've been on.  I can't keep silver to save my life!  There are so many shiny tanks I just can't afford.

 

I'd like to see the mode be made a standard mode with a tier rotation limited to 6,8,10.  Also, I am in favor of the armistice.  Gives me an excuse to grind my other tiers too.  Additional maps would be great too.

 

 



Ich_bin_Hass #30 Posted May 21 2018 - 18:00

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Great idea for this game. We do need more maps for it. So people have to adapted to the different situations. People now know where all the sniper nests are and just sit and farm damage and don't actually help their team. Plus the recon planes need to be average for spotting. I mean if you've got a tank with a good crew in CAMO with a CAMO net up and not moving ? You should not be automatically spotted by the recon over flight. 

Ich_bin_Hass #31 Posted May 21 2018 - 18:01

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View PostPoprocksGSN, on May 21 2018 - 08:45, said:

Have enjoyed the FL dynamic so far.  It's changed up my play from the stale credit grind I've been on.  I can't keep silver to save my life!  There are so many shiny tanks I just can't afford.

 

I'd like to see the mode be made a standard mode with a tier rotation limited to 6,8,10.  Also, I am in favor of the armistice.  Gives me an excuse to grind my other tiers too.  Additional maps would be great too.

 

 

 

NO please keep the IX's and X's out of it.   

Edited by Ich_bin_Hass, May 21 2018 - 18:01.


Ich_bin_Hass #32 Posted May 21 2018 - 18:09

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View Postdocroberts, on May 19 2018 - 20:48, said:

 

Yep , same stuff ,, different day ,, just more of it and business as usual .. Who cares about the players right .  

 

I've been playing since kick off. Ever since WoT's FIRED the Americans they hired to run WoT's NA. It's gone to CRAP ! OP'd Russian tanks RAMPAGING through the game. IE., 252, 257 premiums,  the 268 V4 which after MONTHS they finally nerfed with a WHOPPING -2 KPH in reverse ! While a 70 ton vehicle still out runs some and can keep up some medium tanks and keeps up with some light tanks. What tripe WoT's.

FunPolice_ #33 Posted May 21 2018 - 18:13

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Poll questions were a bit awkward.

 

They should keep the mode, but run it as seasons and change the tier.  So like first 3 weeks of every month there is frontline, but May was tier 8, so June is tier 9, or 7, or 6 w/e then a week off.  Have it skipped during a ranked season maybe.  4 weeks of same tier with only 1 map and I'm pretty bored of it.  If they used it this often adding at minimum a winter and a desert map would help with the sameness of replaying a lot.



Deputy276 #34 Posted May 21 2018 - 21:40

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View PostSkunkButt, on May 17 2018 - 18:36, said:

 

Ah hah, a very good point, and fixed.
I made the post while getting ready for werk so it was a bit hasty.

 

Well done sir! Vote posted :)

Tedsc #35 Posted May 22 2018 - 06:10

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Honestly if they made the daily XP bonus and regular missions apply to frontline battles, I would never have to deal with +2 MM again.



Genarelbetrayus #36 Posted May 25 2018 - 22:01

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Keeping this mode is the best way to negate getting rid of pref match making.  makes it not nearly as bad because at least then you will for sure get t8 mm if you want to.  This is clearly one of the best things that have been created,made etc in WoT sense i started playing this mode, almost made me not give up completely on WG.  :playing:

Edited by Genarelbetrayus, May 25 2018 - 22:03.


StrachwitzPzGraf #37 Posted May 26 2018 - 14:56

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Maps are big... but also seem bigger because you have a total (initially) of only 20 tanks in any 1x1 sector -- regular randoms have 30 tanks (increase of 50%) and the maps are frequently much less than 1x1 (ensk comes to mind)....

 

Regardless of mode this more wide open/less densely populated environment makes for more tactical options and is a large reason FL is so popular (well, that and the fact the the economics have not been NERFED!)



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View PostIch_bin_Hass, on May 21 2018 - 12:09, said:

 

I've been playing since kick off. Ever since WoT's FIRED the Americans they hired to run WoT's NA. It's gone to CRAP ! OP'd Russian tanks RAMPAGING through the game. IE., 252, 257 premiums,  the 268 V4 which after MONTHS they finally nerfed with a WHOPPING -2 KPH in reverse ! While a 70 ton vehicle still out runs some and can keep up some medium tanks and keeps up with some light tanks. What tripe WoT's.

 

So -- if the Russian "bias" is real -- why the hell don't you play the Russian tanks?  I see these complaints all the time about OP tanks (Russian, Japanese Type 5, Chinese 113 and 111-5a, all the SPG because they ruin the game, etc etc)...

 

Yes -- some tanks are better than others -- yes, you therefore see players gravitate to them for play -- so, you'd prefer to have every tank at each level exactly level -- reduce the tech tree to one tank of each type and every country to the exact same characteristics -- better yet, let's do away with all tank classes, cause let's face it -- what chance does a LT have with those OP Mediums which are better than they should be?

 

You think a particular tank has and advantage -- then play it.  WG can Nerf, Buff, and tweak all the tanks all the time -- there will ALWAYS be some that outshine and others that wither in the garage...



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game mode is fun and much better than many other modes WG has created before but it has a few flaws

 

arty/air strikes should be at best a perk for scouts or artys, not sure what was the objective behind this two

 

slow tanks realy got the short edge with the big open map, it takes them ages to get to the fight and more often than not they end in horrible situations due to how easy is to flank/snipe  

  

 

 

 


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View PostAltwar, on May 17 2018 - 10:00, said:

I'm for keeping it "seasonal", as in not a constant condition and vary the tiers from time to time.  Seasonal so it doesn't get too stale and tier varying for the same reason.

 

I think that the Frontline mode should be expanded to replace randoms. That way if you don't like having to face OP'd T10 tanks all the time now. You just play the Tier that you have fun playing. Without all the so called elitist running a round seal clubbing people. If WoT's can eliminate totally all the illegal mod use. That along with flexible Frontline type randoms. Maybe, just maybe this game will begin a come back. I've know of several players who quit because of power creep of the T10 tanks and of cheaters in the game.





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