MM change is good as long as you don't want to play tier 8. If you play tier 8 you better enjoy being bottom tier, because that is where you will be in the vast majority of matches. Seems you will get a full tier 8 match every now and than which counts as your top tier battle. I nearly had a heart attack today when I got not one but TWO t6-t8 matches in my t8. Apart from that (and any other tier that may suffer from the same) this change was pretty good.
Arty on the other hand... I am not sure if anyone can argue that it wasn't a buff for the majority? I don't play arty much but it seems that only small calibre arty such as fv304 really got anything close to a nerf. Minimum stun is ridiculous. It should be tied to damage, who the hell thought a splash that does zero damage should stun tanks for 15+ seconds?
Before the patch I hated my GW Tiger P. I questioned my sanity in buying it and progressing past the GW panther. However, it is actually sort of fun after this patch. The reload buff isn't significant, but still enough that you can get that next shot into tanks before they find cover much more often. Aim time and dispersion feels like it is hugely improved, and it has retained the ability to one shot many tanks. I one shot a t-44 a couple nights ago, and if I am lucky enough to hit the engine deck and get a near max dmg roll I can also one shot is 3 still. As much fun as it was occasionally loading a heat or AP round into arty, I actually one shot more tanks with HE than I did with other options.
I don't know about anyone else, for me arty is more annoying to play against (huge splash, long stun times, accurate) but definitely a lot more fun to play as. I would expect arty to receive more changes in the future. I also would like to take one arty in a platoon. We have a guy in the clan who basically only plays arty, now we nearly never play with him because he plays arty and we cannot platoon with any arty.
For me the changes were promising but failed to deliver in areas.
Edited by TechnoGore, 13 May 2017 - 11:37 PM.