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Poll: Mercenary Tank Tree (297 members have cast votes)

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What do you think of the Mercenary Tank Tree

  1. Blasphemy (38 votes [12.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.79%

  2. Genius (259 votes [87.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.21%

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WGWPAIN #1 Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:54 PM

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A WoTX Player asked:

"could it be possible to get a breakdown of the percentage of each class is played by the overall playerbase? I.E 60 percent uses lights, 80 percent uses TD's etc.

Sure thing, thanks for writing in, here you go:

From Feb 12 (1.8 launch) to current. Interesting to see delta between battles & owned tanks.

 

Total Battles

Type

Sum for Type

% total battles

Heavy Tank

17,074,951

26.09%

Medium Tank

15,801,012

24.15%

Light Tank

14,169,415

21.65%

TD

13,570,613

20.74%

SPG

4,822,850

7.37%

 

Current Population of Tanks Owned

Type

Owned Per Class

% total owned

Light Tank

4,069,802

39.07%

Medium Tank

2,204,666

21.17%

TD

2,132,640

20.48%

SPG

1,137,686

10.92%

Heavy Tank

870,818

8.36%

 

In other news:

I spend a lot of time reading forums, looking into issues, pouring over dataminer reports and reading the daily issues players are having with the game from CSR's and PES's.  There's never enough time in the day for me to do this as much as I want.  I also find myself reaching out to select supertesters and community members for their opinion on any random issue I am looking into.  Ever since the beginning of our friends and family testing almost two years ago, there's been one thoughtful, articulate and naturally positive player with a insane attention to detail that I've talked to.  Way back in the Beta days I wanted to hire him but his situation wouldn't allow it.  Recently his situation has changed and we were able to bring him on board with us at the development studio.  His job is still taking shape but it consists of interacting with players and playing the game daily and looking into issue regarding gameplay.  He's also part of any sound-boarding review of new features, promotions and community events.  Some of you may have noticed his recent absence in the forums or supertest so I figured it was time to introduce our Live Team's newest employee:

 

MaxChaos24, welcome aboard where you'll find game development is far from being all fun and games (but still one of the best jobs ever).

 

Max's focus is on advising development from the player's perspective, not working on the game itself.  So don't flock to him asking for features or blaming him for decisions that are made.  I hope to keep him playing the game and being in the forums as much as possible to maintain the perspective of a player.  I'll admit I got the idea from Riot Games who have hired players for the same type of position.  Max is still getting up to speed and looking for housing so there's no special project to announce he's working on at this time.  When the time comes I'm sure you will be hearing from him, seeing polls and post on various topics.

 

Lastly, the designer (hair!) who brought you Pacific Island did a lot of research and dreamed up a new tank link that while unusual had a lot of really cool tanks.  This was his email that showed up in my inbox this morning.

 

"Hey, check this out!  I mocked up a quick tank tree of a potential Merc line, featuring all real world tanks that were mixed and matched with various national components (like a Churchill chassis and a Matilda turret/gun) or early prototypes of already existing tanks."

 

I thought I would share that with you all tonight and see what you think.  Blasphemy or Genius?  You can decide.

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Thanks for playing.


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J0hio #2 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:02 AM

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Awesome breakdown. Fascinating that the most played tank class (heavies) has the lowest presence in the garage. hmm. 

 

Also, congrats Max! Hope all goes well. 

 

I'm somewhat indifferent with regards to the Mercenary tree. Cool concept, I just don't know enough about the tanks/guns/configurations to make any determination. My first thought was, "I have no idea if this is balanced." lol

 

Thanks for the blog PAIN.



Sir Moose V #3 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:09 AM

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hooray for Max getting the recognition he deserves :D

 


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Violet Viper x #4 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:10 AM

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Congrats max :)

BongoBaggins #5 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:10 AM

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Even the name - Waffentrager Leopard - makes me want one.
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R35T NO MORE #6 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:12 AM

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Congrats to Max. As for the tank line, any new tanks are good, and those ones would be interesting.

evereadyuk #7 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

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Congrats Max, way to go :honoring:

Smaugone1 #8 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

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Mercenary line looks good! Would this be separate from any one nation, kinda like an independent line?
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kazmiodie #9 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

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Congrats Max!! :)

 

Also the mercenary tech tree looks like it could be good more tanks is always great :)


 


Kev360X #10 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

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Congrats Max!

MaxChaos24 #11 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:19 AM

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Thanks All!

WGWPAIN #12 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

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View PostSmaugone1, on 19 March 2015 - 06:13 PM, said:

Mercenary line looks good! Would this be separate from any one nation, kinda like an independent line?

 

The thought was a new tech tree but really this is just the beginning of an idea.  Feel free to add your thoughts and suggestions here.
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oldZ54 #13 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:33 AM

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Congrats Max.  Tank on!  :great:

dukeofpeasant #14 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:33 AM

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Congrats Max!

I'm intrigued by the leopard based pzjger. Vk16 leopard, vk 30 p leopard or leopard 1? I'd love playing a flak panther, the pics I've seen in books make them look pretty sweet.

Also mercenary crews need scars and grizzledness, maybe some cigars and eye patches. Just for fun.


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SixxGunnz #15 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:39 AM

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A super big CONGRATS Max.

 


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View PostMaxChaos24, on 19 March 2015 - 06:19 PM, said:

Thanks All!

 

Sweet... Congrats Max. :great:        can i still be jellyous lol



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I'll reserve comment on the Franken-tree for the time being... Keep us posted on any development into making that a reality. Certainly interesting...

 

I'm excited to hear about this opportunity for Max... His involvement has been exemplary since his arrival in the early days, and it's really rare to see this kind of recognition. Congratulations to all involved!

 

And thanks, Max, for everything you've done for this motley community!



LadyObscura WGA #18 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:42 AM

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Welcome (officially now) Max! :)

 

Also, where's the TOG hybrid tank?



WGWPAIN #19 Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:45 AM

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View Postdukeofpeasant, on 19 March 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

Congrats Max!

I'm intrigued by the leopard based pzjger. Vk16 leopard, vk 30 p leopard or leopard 1? I'd love playing a flak panther, the pics I've seen in books make them look pretty sweet.

Also mercenary crews need scars and grizzledness, maybe some cigars and eye patches. Just for fun.

 

Absolutely! 
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Congrats max

 

Edit

 

Forgot to mention that was some interesting information you posted on the tanks.


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