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  1. 1 point
    Haswell

    Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s

    Echoing the above, it is very clear that changing gold ammo and consumables to have an optional credit cost wasn't "only" to appease the anti-pay2win crowd, there are financial benefits to it as well. Before credits for prem stuff: -in order to get prem ammo and consumables, you have to pay with gold directly -gold (mainly) costs real world money, hence pay2win -anti-pay2win crowd (ie. EU and NA) are unwilling to support this practice, so they are less likely to open their wallets After credits for prem stuff: -prem ammo and consumables can be bought with credits at a steep price, but this makes it less pay2win -using gold ammo and consumables will likely put a significant dent in your credit earnings -you can offset your credit deficit with prem time, playing prem tanks, or just git gud. -prem time and tanks costs gold (not counting tourneys/CW/whatever), ergo real money -prem time however gives more benefits than simply pay2win, it is a pay2grindless option -prem tanks can sometimes be fun -anti-pay2win crowd are now more likely to spend money, because the game isn't blatantly pay2win now In short, almost all the problems regarding OP tanks and powercreep are due to (very likely) deliberate financial reasons. Until WG starts losing money I don't see any of the problems getting fixed.
  2. 1 point
    Zinn

    Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s

    The thing is that WG does this shit on purpose, people are far too kind to them and presume they're just bumbling around incompetently. That was probably true 5-6 years ago but today they're very keen on the business model they use: Give the people with T10 an easy time while making sure that gold spam is at its highest at that point by giving 8s and 9s just about enough prem pen to do something. Mr 45% gets to see big numbers and feel useful while the 9s still have things to do and the 8s are fodder. It's nothing new, they just moved the concept up in tiers, as I'm sure most of us remember grinding several horrible mid-tier tanks way back. WG frankly doesn't care about any playerbase outside RU and potentially China, as I have no idea how popular the game is there. It never mattered to them that EU and US spent far more dosh per capita, which is a bad move if you care about making more money but not necessarily if you're lazy and just want to make enough money. Business culture is quite different from place to place, the annoying thing is that WoT is a potentially great game which WG keeps ignoring. The real solution has always been the same, even back in 2010: Give tanks a half decent stock gun in terms of penetration and you solve most of the problems. Unfortunately, WG quickly went from "gold rounds should be used sparingly" to cackling like a maniac once they saw just how much god damn money people used on said shells. There are probably quite a few lazy whales out there who have pumped several hundred thousand dollaridoos into the game because you can bypass 95% of the game's problems with gold shells, equipment and food. Fixing the game's problems is not really a priority for WG, just as they don't care too much about the dwindling playerbase in the West.
  3. 1 point
    Madner Kami

    Centurion Mk. I

    I assume we are talking about the 20 pounder? It's one of "those guns", which are just frustratingly bad at shooting where you point them and the 20 pounder is, along with the DCA45, probably the worst offender. It really isn't just about accuracy while secondary factors... factor in (sorry, just came home from a long work day night), like turret or hull traverse or movement. It just is inaccurate even fully aimed in for some reason, despite high final accuracy.
  4. 1 point
    Madner Kami

    O-I: Derp 2.0 - The Derpening

    I underlined your mistake.
  5. 1 point
    Madner Kami

    Centurion Mk. I

    7/1 is better. You get the same hull armor as the Caern, a much sturdier variant of the turret and, finally, the L7. It has somewhat lowish DPM, but the Cent lives entirely from it's engine's grunt and the L7. Imagine that, I grinded through the tank before it got buffed.
  6. 1 point
    Meh I was just pointing out that bots might not be as bad as people think, they may well be worse. one possibility is that they changed up the login code. previously i'd get thrown into the ozziiiiiieeee server for no discernible reason despite having like 15 ping on the HK server since I literally live next to it. it could be that the server code no longer throws people in the AU server, or at least not as zealously as it used to
  7. 1 point
    tido

    Test, just a test

    Hello. And Bye.
  8. 1 point
    Assassin7

    Test, just a test

    in that case ima go on ahead and just remove this topic
  9. 1 point
    Haswell

    Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s

    What WG needs to do is a full rebalancing of every single tank in every single tier. This means instead of powercreeping their way to "balance" they should start nerfing things back in line to preserve a healthy power difference across tiers. As it stands there are less tanks that need buffs than there are that needs to be nerfed back to sane levels. Obviously nobody likes the idea of nerfs to their favorite time waster, but nerfs are exactly what is needed.