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Monkeying About #1 Posted 10 August 2019 - 10:38 AM


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I started playing this game on console over 5 years ago.  It was fun and exciting. I didn't really understand how the different tanks should be played, the mechanics or the tactics. The maps were new and I hadn't learnt where I should go and where I should avoid. Everyone seemed to be finding their way in a similar manner.


But over time (and quite a lot of money) I learned the different classes, tactics and maps. As I did this I slowly progressed along the tiers... isn't this how Wargaming intended the game to be played?


After 5 long years I have a collection of tier X tanks and I play them quite a lot. One of the rewards of these long years of grinding were impressive tanks and the -2/+0 benefit of being the game's top tier.


SO WHY, OH WHY, over the last 6 months does Tier X feel like 2014 all over again. So many players appear to be playing the game for the first time. How is this possible in a Tier X tank? So many games where half the team refuses to move from the cap. Players wandering into known kill zones. Heavy's trying to snipe from the back. Lights, either roaring off to the other side of the map and spotting tanks which no one else can see and then dying, or hiding at the back. Lemming trains. Not responding to where the emery are on the map. The list goes on and on.


I know there are endless posts on this forum about bad team mates. I accept that there are lots of bad, inexperienced or casual players. That's fine, good luck to them. But at Tier X surely we can expect the players, at the very least, to be experienced and to understand class roles, be familiar with the maps and appreciate basic tactics and mechanics.  Is this asking too much?


Are people just buying their way to Tier X on day one? And if so, why are there so many? Can anything be done?


It's really starting to get me down...



Will-E-WangStar #2 Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:14 AM


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Did you even think outside your bubble????

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Wroclaw #3 Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:20 AM


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View PostMonkeying About, on 10 August 2019 - 10:38 AM, said:

 The list goes on and on.


It's really starting to get me down...


i hear you dude, but playing like that is how they got to tier 10. 


personally what i dont get is why they suck so hard to begin with. they are the video game generation - they should be Awesome! the playerbase of this game should literally get better & better with each passing year!

the exact opposite seems to be happening !

Edited by Wroclaw, 10 August 2019 - 11:21 AM.

XDukeSavageX #4 Posted 10 August 2019 - 11:51 AM


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I think the spring and summer games opps have added to the problem, allowing players to very quickly progress to there desired tier 10s very quickly. Don't get me wrong I have loved these opps and think they are a great addition to the game but people not being effective in their tier 10s does seem to be a side effect of them. I am by no means a great tank player myself at times but I have noticed a lot of what you say to be true. 

WidowMaker1711 #5 Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:27 PM


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Its why I rarely play my Tier Xs. Fed up of being abandoned by lights. Meds running into trouble and downing tools. Heavies camping as if they are at Glasto and TDs and Arty not even firing.

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PapaG9CY #6 Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:26 PM


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Don’t forget and mercenaries contracts. Things to do for a stage.....

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