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The_Next_Penetration #21 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 15:02

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Frontlines is terrible this time around. It was my favorite mode ever before this year. Now it's so bad none of my clanmates will even play it and if I weren't already committed to the grind I'd quit it too. It's a broken defence and clown car/arty paradise

Jryder #22 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 15:27

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View PostAtragon, on Apr 19 2019 - 05:10, said:

 

I'll be running the wheelie tonight. Got some special dangerous missions to do. Got to find the right moment to infiltrate the enemy lines. Probably best done of defending once a sector is won and the enemy tanks advance. Occasionally on attacking but you are restricted to the same sector.

 

Don't complain about the state of the game when you are contributing to THE biggest problem.

 

The games last night (after about 7 PM Mtn time) were an absolute crap show. Wheelie fast cap chaos was the order of the day. One game, I had to respawn so I went into "B" which had just been captured less than a minute before. I spawned in expecting to find attackers on the move and/or embroiled in combat. Nothing. Took me 5+ minutes to actually find combat (I was in an actual tank-stupid me!). Wheelies were bouncing around the board like pinballs and the defenders had either retreated all the way North or abandoned the game. Great fun!

 

It has really de-evolved into 2 separate games now-WoT and World of Wheelies. Wheelies play at a completely different level and Mediums/heavies simply cannot keep up, compete against, nor adequately defend against them. If wheelies go for a fast cap far behind the lines, what am I to do? I have no wheelies. Even if I respawn all the way North, unless they actually stop in order to shoot the objectives, I can rarely hit them anyway. More likely they keep rolling, hit all their shots anyway, and there is nothing I can do about it.

 

As for farming damage rather than being concerned with winning, even that idea is now questionable. The more wheelies that spawn, the fewer targets I can hit with my Mediums. Wheelies can attack more targets, faster, and do it EVERYWHERE. I am stuck in 1 maybe 2 zones (mobility...) and don't have the benefit of auto-hit technology while going 90+kph, or they'll find me and just kill me anyway and there is NOTHING I can do about it.

 

One or two wheelies per side are tolerable. They tend to do their job in those numbers. Mostly wheelies/lights VS mediums and Heavies? No point in being there. GJ WG on turning one of their best ideas (Frontline) into crap just to try and squeeze me into spending money on friggin' wheelies.



GeorgePreddy #23 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 15:32

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View PostProjectile_Misfired, on Apr 19 2019 - 10:42, said:

And then what?

 

 "What now? I'm as high as I can get.

 

What's the incentive of continuing to play?".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



tod914 #24 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 15:54

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latvius #25 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 16:06

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With no reason to win FL it just feels like a boring grind so no thanks.  If they get some new maps and change the goal to winning I'll come back.

ThePigSheFlies #26 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 16:08

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View PostJryder, on Apr 19 2019 - 09:27, said:

 

Don't complain about the state of the game when you are contributing to THE biggest problem.

 

 

I disagree.  Last year, the "biggest problem" was being focused by arty from two zones, as well as the cancerous strike consumables.

 

the unsympathetic reply was something akin to "where'd the bad arty touch you?"

 

well, in a similar vein, where'd the bad wheelie touch you?

 

 



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We need Front Line 3/5/7 match ups.

 

ahahaha...



Goat_Rodeo #28 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 16:40

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There is very little if any team play involved in FL. If I see a gaggle pile on towards the cap capture I’ll jump on too. I see another wheelie I’ll tag along in mine and go tear something up with them. 

Ive even learned to interrupt the attackers capping for a bit, make some rank and then jump off letting them capture it. This loads up the game clock, gives me a big red zone to push into and a wheelie to do it in. But I have to say arty pickings have been slim this time round. This sessions high score stands at a paltry 4 arty sent back to the 80 player line up. 

Either players are smartening up or Ive lost the touch. Let’s see what the weekend brings. 



iSkvio #29 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 16:43

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I want to know, what happen if I reach prestige 5? can I still play after that?

goldfinger_555 #30 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 16:45

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I hate the wheelies especially being able to get behind the lines so easily without consequence. I hate any arty and especially off map arty/airstrikes. With that said, FL is still the best mode by far!!. The credits and crew XP is heaven. Plus the games don't count so I don't care how anyone else plays it which makes the frustration very low. I just wish the default settings was FL and not Randoms. I hate when I forget to make the change and end up by mistake in a random.



Goat_Rodeo #31 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 17:53

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View PostThePigSheFlies, on Apr 19 2019 - 15:08, said:

 

I disagree.  Last year, the "biggest problem" was being focused by arty from two zones, as well as the cancerous strike consumables.

 

the unsympathetic reply was something akin to "where'd the bad arty touch you?"

 

well, in a similar vein, where'd the bad wheelie touch you?

 

 

Oh and don’t forget the perennial, “Blitz is arty free...:great:...”

 

So, here goes. Go play WOT Blitz, it’s wheelie free! :medal:


Edited by Goat_Rodeo, Apr 19 2019 - 18:05.


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I haven't had the time or patience to play much FL this go-around; maybe this weekend. Then again, maybe not. I've already decided not to kill myself for the sake of the Swedish heavy that's the real prize in all this.

Goat_Rodeo #33 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 18:04

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View PostJryder, on Apr 19 2019 - 14:27, said:

 

...and don't have the benefit of auto-hit technology while going 90+kph, or they'll find me and just kill me anyway and there is NOTHING I can do about it.

 

Statements like this only weaken your credibility. EBRs max out at 70 km/hr and are not “auto hit technology”. 



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View PostGoat_Rodeo, on Apr 19 2019 - 07:40, said:

There is very little if any team play involved in FL. If I see a gaggle pile on towards the cap capture I’ll jump on too. I see another wheelie I’ll tag along in mine and go tear something up with them. 

Ive even learned to interrupt the attackers capping for a bit, make some rank and then jump off letting them capture it. This loads up the game clock, gives me a big red zone to push into and a wheelie to do it in. But I have to say arty pickings have been slim this time round. This sessions high score stands at a paltry 4 arty sent back to the 80 player line up. 

Either players are smartening up or Ive lost the touch. Let’s see what the weekend brings. 

 

Or never had the touch to begin with... :ohmy:

tod914 #35 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:24

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Just wish that half my teammates would wipe the drool off their chin before hitting the battle button.

Goat_Rodeo #36 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 20:45

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View PostWhineMaker, on Apr 19 2019 - 19:05, said:

 

Or never had the touch to begin with... :ohmy:

 

Because after all, I’m really here at the forum to solicit opinion of a dedicated head roller right?...

If you want to crap poast and gag on your own junk then power to you. Congrats! You’ve made my ignore preferences! 

...Now awaiting whitty rapier like comment with Blitz referral and selection of emoticon that I’ll never have the displeasure to see...



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View PostiSkvio, on Apr 19 2019 - 15:43, said:

I want to know, what happen if I reach prestige 5? can I still play after that?

 

Don't go to Prestige 5 until you're ready to logout on Sunday. Regardless of how well you do, once you go to Prestige 5 Level 1, you're stuck there until the next episode.

If you reach Prestige 4 Level 30, just stay there and continue playing. If you go ahead and select the option to prestige, you will lose all but 1 level for 1 reserve(just like the other times you prestiged). But, if you stay at 4-30, you will have all the available levels for all the reserves.



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View PostAtragon, on Apr 19 2019 - 13:29, said:

Is it just me or does it feel like this new episode of FL is turning into an all out free for all where anything goes, mayhem runs rampant, and it best just to farm damage for yourself. Its like a bar room brawl. I wont repeat all the issues as they have been discussed already but will say the mode has become one big crap show.

 

Thankfully Im 300 xp form maxing out and I'll be playing to grind crew, have fun, and doing some experiments tonight trying different vehicles Ive never played in FL. I may also troll my own players with smoke bombs and airstrikes they didn't order.

 

Is there anyway to turn off ingame chat for FL ?

 

FL reminds me of this song:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well the "partial credit not given, winning doesn't matter" scoring means you screw yourself by doing support work or taking one for the team.  Why wouldn't people play selfish when everything about the mode encourages it?



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View PostAtragon, on Apr 19 2019 - 12:29, said:

Is it just me or does it feel like this new episode of FL is turning into an all out free for all where anything goes, mayhem runs rampant, and it best just to farm damage for yourself. Its like a bar room brawl. It's just you, and how is it different from regular random battles?

 

I may also troll my own players with smoke bombs and airstrikes they didn't order. Your humor is not shared.

 

Is there anyway to turn off ingame chat for FL ? No.



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View PostAtragon, on Apr 19 2019 - 06:29, said:

Is it just me or does it feel like this new episode of FL is turning into an all out free for all where anything goes, mayhem runs rampant, and it best just to farm damage for yourself. Its like a bar room brawl.

 

 

 

 

 

Well yeah, of course! Every man for himself, cause you can't count on anyone else on your team (unless you are in a platoon). And FL has become such a grind that a barroom brawl would be a lot more fun at this point.




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