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SoMuchHard #81 Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:57 PM


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View PostComixfan, on 01 September 2019 - 09:58 AM, said:


One of the worst things Wargaming did was add the travesty called Mercenaries to World of Tanks on console. It should have been a separate game mode with Merc tanks vs Merc tanks. Mercenaries should never have been added in to the regular multiplayer game mode.


The absolute worst thing they did was add The Machine. That thing is so ridiculously broken. It needs to be removed completely.



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SandM9 #82 Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:26 PM


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View Postnatedaishmaster, on 06 September 2019 - 07:16 AM, said:


It's about 1 million exp from tier 1 to tier 10 so it is fairly close. Add in the fact that the tank is free and you get stuff along the way and it pretty much evens out if you. The Chisel is 500k more exp than the average tier 10 and that's about 20k gold worth of free exp. 20k gold is 8 million silver. Since you get the tank for free plus other stuff, the cost almost exactly evens out. It's almost like WG calculated it to be that way (they definiely did lol). Sure you don't get the tier 8 or 9 on the way there but I usually end up selling those tanks anyways (and losing silver on the grind too). You also don't have to play any stock or crappy tanks along the way so the grind, IMO, is more enjoyable. As far as medals, I rarely have a problem completing those before I get the exp.


Did you actually do the math because when I added up the XP for a tier IV TT it was significantly less then the Centrifuge and the Machine also came in with much more XP then working up a ladder. I'll go back and do the math again.

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Thrillhelm #83 Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:51 PM

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When they announced mercenaries, I was expecting tanks from smaller countries (just for example the Bob Semple) or tanks with camo and inscriptions from countries aside from the eleven we have now.

Then they announced the first batch of mercenary tanks which wasn't too terrible at first, but some of these tanks namely the Absolution and The Machine are imbalanced. Then we had the Brick which was laughable, possibly the worst tank you can buy for money, including the truly awful background story of its tank commander.

I could have lived with the Tank Girl hommages or at least some mechanics like the ability to have some merc tanks be crew trainer or the abilty to have tank commanders from the original eleven countries go rogue and become mercenaries.

What annoys me is the fact that a lot of energy and creativity could have gone into fixing the game's various problems and balance issues, instead it added fuel to the fire.

aaapsmoi #84 Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:49 AM


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I think Mercenaries are not destoying the game, but in fact they help you to choose which tanks to use. I for instance have over 100 tanks in my garage and it is often hard to decide which tanks to use, because there are so many lines to grind. When I sign a contract I simultaneously choose a set of tanks to play with. In the end I not only get the reward mercenary tank but have also unlocked several tech tree tanks.


But to be honest, none of the mercenary tanks are interesting "per se". I have over 10 already but hardly ever use them - except if I can use them in some other contract.

STUART SHERMAN #85 Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:43 PM


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Hmmmmmm, maybe a poll? 


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Knight of Annwn #86 Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:35 PM


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Becasue of Mercs I voted with my wallet, for the first time since Beta I have not renewed my premium account, and have not bought anything from the store for 9 months. I wonder what the actual numbers are today for premium account revenue for WG versus 2 years ago?

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