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SkaerKrow #1 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 03:54

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Do we have an official date/window for when Frontline will return to the game? It's the only thing that WG has done right in the last four or five years, and the longer that it's gone, the more I realize that it's the only mode that I still want to play. Thanks for any relevant info. 

Frostblitz20 #2 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 03:58

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Prob only comes back every 6 months which is what it should be.

goldfinger_555 #3 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:06

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Cant come back soon enough. Haven't heard anything.

Dizzy_Squirrel #4 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:26

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Frontline should be available every couple of months max. To spice things up they could alternate the levels from say 5-8. Below 5 are a bit too low and holding to 8 and loaning everyone a tank means all can play. I miss it greatly. Frontline is by far my favorite way to play and has reignited my interest in WoT. 

#Bringbackfrontline



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No idea. They wanted to fix some bugs and balancing issues, as well as experiment with changing the tier. Hopefully sooner rather than later. 

 

I played the mode quite a bit for several reasons.

 

1. Grind the Tiger II without getting shot by tier 10? Sign me up! Not to mention the xp boosts for reaching Major and General.w

2. The respawn and cap mechanics were genuinely fun.

3. Bonds and camos. I finished the last half of the fourth stage during the CW campaign, and about 4 nights I stayed up an extra two hours to finish the rewards.

 

I don't think I'll play the mode as much the second time around, but I've got enough tanks at every tier I think it would be fun to see FL expanded to tier 5-9 on a rotation.



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Just so long as 1300 bonds are in the offing otherwise, meh.

Gargoyle_UR #7 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:32

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Tier 6 Frontline please

The_Illusive_Man #8 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:44

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Frontlines should be the main mode.... To much fun. And there is NO tier spread....

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View PostGargoyle_UR, on Jul 10 2018 - 19:32, said:

Tier 6 Frontline please

 

That would be cool. It would be fun to play tanks like the T-34-85M, SU-100 or KV-2 in FL mode.

SenorDucKK #10 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:55

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the main mode? come on.. imagine the main mode allowing constant respawns(careless plays because i get another life!) and also you can leave your sector if your sector is failing (happened constantly it seemed)

 

just like when FPS games used to allow team switching, everyone would try to switch to winning side. Players leave the sector that’s struggling. Frontline was cool but it isn’t the solution, it’s a nice mode to change it up but it seems the players that long for it most are ones who struggle some in random battles, my theory is the constant respawning they like so much 



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View PostSenorDucKK, on Jul 10 2018 - 22:55, said:

the main mode? come on.. imagine the main mode allowing constant respawns(careless plays because i get another life!) and also you can leave your sector if your sector is failing (happened constantly it seemed)

 

just like when FPS games used to allow team switching, everyone would try to switch to winning side. Players leave the sector that’s struggling. Frontline was cool but it isn’t the solution, it’s a nice mode to change it up but it seems the players that long for it most are ones who struggle some in random battles, my theory is the constant respawning they like so much 

Actually I prefer it for the map, the larger scope of the battles, and the single-tier MM. That said, WoT should have gotten a respawn mode years ago.



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View PostSenorDucKK, on Jul 10 2018 - 22:55, said:

the main mode? come on.. imagine the main mode allowing constant respawns(careless plays because i get another life!) and also you can leave your sector if your sector is failing (happened constantly it seemed)

 

just like when FPS games used to allow team switching, everyone would try to switch to winning side. Players leave the sector that’s struggling. Frontline was cool but it isn’t the solution, it’s a nice mode to change it up but it seems the players that long for it most are ones who struggle some in random battles, my theory is the constant respawning they like so much 

 

I agree, the respawns is one huge reason I don't like warplanes, and while I liked the larger map areas of frontlines there are/were many things I did not like about it

  • arty/strike consumables - on top of actual arty.
  • while the maps were larger, they were still fairly linear, with funnels.
  • respawns, and time commitment.  I have in the past gotten in random pubby battles here and there through-out the work day - because of their much shorter typical game time.  something that isn't feasible in a frontline mode, or a "main mode" that has respawns...  (I work from home with a huge amount of flexibility and my actual work day often spans 10-12 hours due to east+west coast colleagues and customers, but only 8 hours is actually expected)
  • I also have many different 'keeper tanks' at various tiers.  being locked into a single tier with respawns is too limiting to what I might feel like playing during my sessions.


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So the only news we got was from tankfest in which they stated they were working on optimizing it and wanted to bring it back before the end of the year.  Basically said they don't want it to be a permanent mode but an optional mode that comes back at regular intervals.  I did not see any word on what tier or tiers they were considering for it or the frequency with which it would be coming back.

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View Post"SenorDucKK, on Jul 10 2018 - 19:55, said:

the main mode? come on.. imagine the main mode allowing constant respawns(careless plays because i get another life!) and also you can leave your sector if your sector is failing (happened constantly it seemed)

 

just like when FPS games used to allow team switching, everyone would try to switch to winning side. Players leave the sector that’s struggling. Frontline was cool but it isn’t the solution, it’s a nice mode to change it up but it seems the players that long for it most are ones who struggle some in random battles, my theory is the constant respawning they like so much 

"the main mode? come on.. imagine the main mode allowing constant respawns(careless plays because i get another life!)"

You say encourages recklessness-I say encourages players to stop sitting in the back sniping and to GET INTO THE GAME. Hard to imagine someone preferring that others would sit out the game on the back edge or be afraid to move from behind cover over everyone actually being involved...

 

 

"also you can leave your sector if your sector is failing (happened constantly it seemed)"

I fail to see how the ability to tactically/strategically retreat in order to establish better positioning with which to continue the battle is a BAD thing. You prefer snowball, stampede, blow out wins lasting 5 minutes or less?



Gnomon #15 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 21:01

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Heya! Cabbage talked about Frontline's return here: CM's Post

 

View PostCabbageMechanic, on May 16 2018 - 08:11, said:

 

Essentially this - the feedback from Frontlines has been almost entirely positive and the Dev team is fully aware.  However, there is definitely some fine-tuning and optimization work to be done and the hard data gathered from this session will assist in that.  I have no timeline to give at the moment, but I am confident that you have not seen the last (or the best) of Frontline.

 

 tl;dr Frontline was great, and we don't have an exact timeline we can provide at this time as to its return, but we are confident that's not the last you will see of Frontline. 

 

 


Edited by Gnomon, Jul 11 2018 - 21:03.


YANKEE137 #16 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 21:09

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"Optimize" hold onto your cabbage patch.

Flarvin #17 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 21:14

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I heard WG was delaying the release of the new FL by two weeks, for every thread started in the forum asking when FL is coming back. 

SpamNCan #18 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 21:16

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Answer: Not soon enough.

SkaerKrow #19 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 22:22

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View PostGnomon, on Jul 11 2018 - 15:01, said:

Heya! Cabbage talked about Frontline's return here: CM's Post

 

 

 tl;dr Frontline was great, and we don't have an exact timeline we can provide at this time as to its return, but we are confident that's not the last you will see of Frontline. 

 

 

 

Not the answer that I was hoping for, but thanks for answering all the same. 

_Steel_Casket_ #20 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 23:23

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I hope never........That crap was a  friggin joke.

Edited by _Steel_Casket_, Jul 11 2018 - 23:23.





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