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  1. Basically why this mode is good breaks down to: 40%: all tier 8, no +/-2 tier difference garbage where you're expected to waste half your time being low tier fodder so some mouth breather gets to feel good. This also diminishes the role of gold ammo which is another garbage game mechanic WG won't give up. 20%: lots of room to maneuver, which adds some strategy and thought while evening out the classes more than standard chokepointfest games. I dare say a (good) light tank is even good in this mode. 20%: respawns and repair bays, which remove a lot of frustration where one bad roll can ruin your game and as a result every one hides because moving is so dangerous. 20%: low rate of arty play. Go back to a regular tier 8 and get hit as much in 5 minutes as you do in 30 minutes of frontline. I played my friend's account since he had a tier 8 arty and it was stupid easy, so I expect the bads to gravitate towards it over time, unfortunately, so this factor will likely diminish. I found I didn't do a ton of damage and get much XP, but it still leveled ranks quickly. It's also so easy to land hits in this mode because of the cap objective, I literally only missed 2/24 shots. Did about 250 damage per hit overall plus the stun, and we're talking a weak crew and no food. But yeah, WG's kinda painted itself into a corner, this mode just points out everything we've been saying for years is right. I've been playing 2 hours of frontline a day since the start and it's been pretty chill, my sanity can't reliably withstand a full hour of regular tanks. Open the mode to tier 5+ and Remove Arty From the Game, 100% better than old tanks.
  2. Even in this mode the Panther II is unplayable shit. Highlights so far include being killed from full health by an arty strike consumable and literally taking damage to engine or ammo rack 4 hits in a row. Arty has been very light overall even with the arty consumable, I don't expect it to last though. I wager arty is stupid easy to play in this mode since it forces players to the cap circle. I would definitely be ruining peoples' games myself but I don't have a tier 8 arty.
  3. Tried using it as a mode to grind through garbage tanks, but it didn't work too well. Still was able to contribute fairly well, but the XP bonuses you get for ranks are big. You do 10k damage and hit general you get literally twice as much XP as doing 7k damage and hitting a rank (or even two) lower. You have the right premium tanks and it does make good credits though. Lowe and T-54 Mod have seemed to do well since armor is actually relevant. Tried a light tank one time, felt as useless as always.
  5. Jesse_the_Scout

    The return of Province

    Between this, Glacier, and Erlenburg it's like they're trying to make all the maps shit. Just dump all the tanks in a big pile at the beginning of the game and get it over with already, half the players will still sign their paychecks over to you anyway.
  6. So my ancient lycos email is finally shutting down next month, which is what I had used for gaming accounts for years. This absurd nonsense is what WG expects you to do in order to change the email of a 7 year old account.

    1. Archaic_One


      I would not worry about it.  My kid plays on an account linked to an email address of a company that has not been in business for years.  WG never needs to receive emails if you don't mind not getting anything from them.

    2. Jesse_the_Scout


      Yeah, you're probably right, other than emails to meathead videos it's not like I get anything from WoT anyway. I just won't be able to change my password again is all.

    3. Archaic_One


      Passwords are so 2007, Putin can change it for you if you want

  7. Jesse_the_Scout

    Patch 1.0 - HD Maps and other things

    They've yet again gone through the maps and removed position after position after position. Bushes are cleared out to the point where if you do take a shot from something you can't see just shoot the one fucking bush and you'll hit the shooter. More terrain ground out to make it impossible to operate unless you're the top tier tomato fuck in your heavy tank. They specifically are trying to make it harder and harder to do anything but roll your face on your keyboard. Amazing.
  8. If it truly is JUST base XP only (so no premium bonus, no X2 daily, no boosters) then it's fucking ridiculous. Even for a good player base XP per game is maybe 800 turf, that's 390 or so games in 14 days, or 28 games a day every day, no shortcuts. For the vegetables it'd be more like 45 games per day for 14 days. Maybe playing a particularly good tank will squeeze a little more out, but the quantity of sheer tryhard going on will probably tamp that back down. But then these have long slid toward more of an optional discount mode. If it's base I'll do something remotely useful with my existence instead, as much as the thought pains me.
  9. tfw you're doing a report for school and eventually it starts to sink in and you're just like... wait, what?


  10. My World of Tanks Razer mouse finally died last night and I was like... yeah, I get it.
  11. Jesse_the_Scout

    Patch 1.0 - HD Maps and other things

    People be like, "more TD bush wanking maps" and I'm like,
  12. Jesse_the_Scout

    Patch 1.0 - HD Maps and other things

    Gotta give them credit, couldn't have imagined how Fjords could have been made worse, but they pulled it off. The center zone is even more of a no man's land, the perch in the center is virtually useless due to being devoid of cover and concealment, and thanks to the lowering of the center mountain arty can fuck over half the map now.
  13. I have rarely seen a more prolific font of straight up fucking stupid ideas as WG.

    1. Darvek


      You're salty about the April Fools event? Did you throw a fit over 8-bit tanks too?

  14. Jesse_the_Scout

    Patch 1.0 - HD Maps and other things

    Any one else enjoying how easy it is to flip your fucking tank now? It feels like they tweaked traction to where you can drive straight up a wall again, and between that and all the smooth HD rubble and crap everywhere the simple act of moving feels more dangerous than ever.
  15. Jesse_the_Scout

    M7 guidance!

    I do appreciate how the M7 change over succinctly summarized WG's light tank philosophy: take a medium tank, then make it shit. There you go, light tank.