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Quasinerdo #1 Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

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Having read the e-mail regarding the xp missions to encourage free xp conversion I now realise why every game I have played today I have been hit exclusively by premium ammo from every premium tank.  It's an absolute [edited] gold spam fest  /sigh.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GREAT REWARDS FROM WG YOUR BENEVOLENT FRIEND!!!! 1

 

1Only for players fessing up tonnes of real money for premium tanks and XP conversion to Free XP. Other players can naff off.2

2 "Tonnes of money" is used in a general value sense given a premium T8 costs equivalent value of a new AAA title.

 

It's bad enough that the OP t8's particularly can spam premium 100% and still be financially viable compared to tech tree tanks (and are now also on par or better than tech tree counterparts) but this mission to encourage players to transact money has made tier 8 especially painful to play in for now.

 

If you are grinding a tech tree tank I'd suggest steering clear of Tier 8 until 11 Jan. 

 

 

I'm grinding the Polish 45TP which I consider a reasonable tank.... and today it's been demoralising due to the high number of 8's dragging me into matches as bottom tier and also not being competitive with the premium vehicles (even on a cost basis of having no cash bonus to fund premium spam).

 

This may sound solely like a whinge.... However I actually like the opportunity to gain that bonus xp and for players to make some good ground on a tech tree - it would have been even nicer to have it as a split option... say 2k bonus on a tech tree tank or 6k on the premium. The 4x on offer for first win is generous and it's a shame the missions don't follow through into the tech tree focussed players.

 

If the Tier 8 premium line wasn't so broken (not just base stats but the compounding of the cash bonus that enables more premium spam at profit) It wouldn't seem so irritating.

 

 


Edited by Quasinerdo, 04 January 2019 - 08:48 PM.


 

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Quasinerdo #2 Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

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View PostRainbowAssassin, on 04 January 2019 - 03:45 PM, said:

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Holeinthehead #5 Posted 05 January 2019 - 12:05 AM

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Mother of God . Was unaware of the Missions .

Took the 257 out to do my Decoration run .

 

257 is an awesome tank . However I got hammered by no less than 7 tanks ALL flinging gold .


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You're a weird mob . I'd like to go quietly into the night . I understand Mods are here to stay . I understand Mission / SH / CW rigging is here to stay .

I'll not bother the forums with these things . Let me go in peace . Not sure though why I cannot try and get cheap gold if it's ok for others to do .


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FramFramson #7 Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:11 AM

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How is "all gold, all the time" any different than usual these days?

 

In any case, I've been playing LTs, so I haven't noticed anything different.


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FramFramson #8 Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:26 AM

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And these missions seem pretty small and ordinary? You might've missed it Quasi, but they've been having XP Fever weeks like this for months now.

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Holeinthehead #9 Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:31 AM

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View PostFramFramson, on 04 January 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:

How is "all gold, all the time" any different than usual these days?

 

In any case, I've been playing LTs, so I haven't noticed anything different.

 

Gold is normal . Not used to every single tank I face firing it though .

Sig number 6 gone . In Armageddon - Day 1.  Note the date .

You're a weird mob . I'd like to go quietly into the night . I understand Mods are here to stay . I understand Mission / SH / CW rigging is here to stay .

I'll not bother the forums with these things . Let me go in peace . Not sure though why I cannot try and get cheap gold if it's ok for others to do .


AlexTheKid72 #10 Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:41 AM

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The xmas credit bonus is making it easier on economy to shoot gold atm also

 



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Grinding P.44. if people want to waste sprem on me that's their (financial) loss.

 

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Quasinerdo #12 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

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This is an new level of spam Dan.... not the usual play. It's a combo of the tanks in play due to the mission more so than just the normal premium spam. It's an out and out PTW reward - spend money and gain exponential rewards over those playing the tech tree. I don't see it as a bad business choice to make income but I do see it as very disappointing off the back of the issues with MM and popular concern regarding imbalances in the Premium line.


 

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Bigglesfliesagain_ #13 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

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View PostQuasinerdo, on 04 January 2019 - 10:19 PM, said:

 

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The continual gold spam is rife through all tiers not just tier 8 and it will be the death of this game. When was the last time someone completed a damage blocking mission? You either get spammed by gold or HE (or gold HE).

I don't mind if you are bottom tier and you are shooting at something heavier than you but when you are in a battle with 15 same tier tanks and STILL keep getting gold spammed that's what I find disappointing.



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Sadly that's how the game has developed. Making gold (rounds) available with creds is kinda something that had to happen, as in the very old days it was only people who could buy it or clan wars players that had it.

 

In saying that, it never ceases to amaze me how many people will fire gold at a scout tank. I'd agree absolutely that something needs to be done, and I think WG are on the right track with how they are developing their change for it. 


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View Postspacewolf, on 05 January 2019 - 01:04 AM, said:

it never ceases to amaze me how many people will fire gold at a scout tank.

 

To be fair, on most tanks the gold round is an APCR shell which travels faster than the standard AP shell.

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View PostQuasinerdo, on 04 January 2019 - 08:00 PM, said:

Having read the e-mail regarding the xp missions to encourage free xp conversion I now realise why every game I have played today I have been hit exclusively by premium ammo from every premium tank.  It's an absolute [edited] gold spam fest  /sigh.

 

I suggest  disable whatever mod you use that tells you what shell is damaging you, and be  like the enemy and shoot the best bullets you have going for the win. And be thankful that you did not grind the Polish line with +2 MM like I had to.....

 

I dont spend any money on this game anymore, yet have over 100 million in available credits  and still shoot my best bullets and make money. 

 

Also, in some tanks the best bullets are the standard rounds (t71 / StandardB / Leapord PTA come to mind) so just because you are getting hit by APCR does not mean that it is not standard rounds.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by BrutalOlyx, 05 January 2019 - 04:14 PM.


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View PostBrutalOlyx, on 05 January 2019 - 06:42 PM, said:

 

disable whatever mod you use that tells you what shell is damaging you

 

AKA uninstall because the vanilla game tells you :)


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View PostBrutalOlyx, on 05 January 2019 - 02:42 PM, said:

 

I suggest  disable whatever mod you use that tells you what shell is damaging you, and be  like the enemy and shoot the best bullets you have going for the win. And be thankful that you did not grind the Polish line with +2 MM like I had to.....

 

I dont spend any money on this game anymore, yet have over 100 million in available credits  and still shoot my best bullets and make money. 

 

Also, in some tanks the best bullets are the standard rounds (t71 / StandardB / Leapord PTA come to mind) so just because you are getting hit by APCR does not mean that it is not standard rounds.

 

 

 

Well, Vanilla WoT can shows you what kind of shells hit you and even tell you if it standard or premium round. I must admit seeing a lot of butterbars in indicator can be quite demoralizing.


Edited by Otakubouzu, 05 January 2019 - 04:29 PM.

Back to World of Tanks for now.


Quasinerdo #20 Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

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View PostBrutalOlyx, on 05 January 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:

 

I suggest  disable whatever mod you use that tells you what shell is damaging you, and be  like the enemy and shoot the best bullets you have going for the win. And be thankful that you did not grind the Polish line with +2 MM like I had to.....

 

I dont spend any money on this game anymore, yet have over 100 million in available credits  and still shoot my best bullets and make money. 

 

Also, in some tanks the best bullets are the standard rounds (t71 / StandardB / Leapord PTA come to mind) so just because you are getting hit by APCR does not mean that it is not standard rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the educational post :P. I'm aware of the game dynamics and as pointed out the game's inbuilt indicators inform you.


 

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