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Puggsley #41 Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:45 AM

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Things to help you gain ranks much faster in FL. I'm approaching it that its mainly a prestige/credits gaining purpose.

 

Capping/Defending is well rewarded. Wonder why that arty sitting at the back is always getting GOA when defending and they only have 6k damage? Its the huge number of cap resets, plus all the stun assist damage. If you are lucky enough to get zone A you can cap this out in the first minute in a HT such as the IS3A, then move on to Cap D quickly. This can happen very often before the other zones are capped out (makes the requirement to cap longer) so you get a lot more capping points and will be close to Major with many minutes remaining. I've not yet had a game where I have done this and not gotten to General. 

 

Team Play is well rewarded - take those tracking shots, spot for your team, take those tracking shots. Its just like stun in arty. If you have a lot of backup its much more profitable to not shoot and just spot - unless you can take safe shots. 

 

Play close to the front-line - an extension of the previous point. You will have more places to shoot, you will get spotting. You are not giving up half your xp. Pick tanks which will allow you to play in this zone - speedy tanks with some armour (T44-100 is great in this role, as is Prog) or light tanks which swap evasiveness/camo for armour. I have played a few platoons and while damage was pretty similar the difference in where you played (spotting/shooting targets you have spotted) made an enormous difference in rank gained.



Justa_Target #42 Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

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I played FL on the USA server last year and had a great time.  Now playing the asian server, the game sux.  Nobody seems to have the slightest clue what to do.  Most dont even understand the repair facility.  They seem to defend one flank completely ignoring the other two.  Also, at the end of it, it costs me more money because I dont have premium or premium tanks.  At least on the USA server you got 2 premium tanks to use for FL, though WG now 'rents' them out so they can make more money.  At the end of a battle, I usually lose credits and what I make, I make more in a tier IV game than FL.  

 

Waste of time unless you PAY to win.  Sorry WG, I wouldnt give you the time of day let alone money.

 

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Edited by Justa_Target, 17 February 2019 - 08:42 PM.

It's not about how good you are, it's about how stupid the rest of the team is and how stupid the enemy team is which makes a good game.

 


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View PostJusta_Target, on 17 February 2019 - 08:41 PM, said:

I played FL on the USA server last year and had a great time.  Now playing the asian server, the game sux.  Nobody seems to have the slightest clue what to do.  Most dont even understand the repair facility.  They seem to defend one flank completely ignoring the other two.  Also, at the end of it, it costs me more money because I dont have premium or premium tanks.  At least on the USA server you got 2 premium tanks to use for FL, though WG now 'rents' them out so they can make more money.  At the end of a battle, I usually lose credits and what I make, I make more in a tier IV game than FL.  

 

Waste of time unless you PAY to win.  Sorry WG, I wouldnt give you the time of day let alone money.

 

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You'll find we had free tanks last year, and that the NA server is renting this year just like us.
You will also (probably) find the meta there just as effed up this year, because it is a 10 month grind. Gone is FrontLines for fun. It is now a Tier 9 premium tank earning camp/farmfest.
 

Great casual mode wrecked by marathon that encourages shitty team play.


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Puggsley #44 Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:55 AM

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View PostJusta_Target, on 17 February 2019 - 10:41 PM, said:

I usually lose credits and what I make, I make more in a tier IV game than FL.  

 

Waste of time unless you PAY to win.  Sorry WG, I wouldnt give you the time of day let alone money.

 

 

If you learn what is rewarded and change your playstyle just a little bit you will be well rewarded...



neokai #45 Posted 19 February 2019 - 03:25 PM

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I was tempted to say something not-nice, then decided the IGN is pretty telling and just left it at that.

 

If there is interest I can do a write-up/guide on the individual sub-maps (A-F and Guns 1-5) and some of the meta plays for each sub-map.


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Puggsley #46 Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Well I'm always very keen to find out someone else's approach to the game Neo!!

mttspiii #47 Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:43 PM

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View PostJusta_Target, on 17 February 2019 - 08:41 PM, said:

I played FL on the USA server last year and had a great time.  Now playing the asian server, the game sux.  Nobody seems to have the slightest clue what to do.  Most dont even understand the repair facility.  They seem to defend one flank completely ignoring the other two.  Also, at the end of it, it costs me more money because I dont have premium or premium tanks.  At least on the USA server you got 2 premium tanks to use for FL, though WG now 'rents' them out so they can make more money.  At the end of a battle, I usually lose credits and what I make, I make more in a tier IV game than FL.  

 

Waste of time unless you PAY to win.  Sorry WG, I wouldnt give you the time of day let alone money.

 

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You lose money in FL?

 

Serves you right for spremspamming in the only map that lets you flank or dislodge hardened targets with a porta-arty.


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Puggsley #48 Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:25 PM

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View Postmttspiii, on 20 February 2019 - 03:43 PM, said:

 

You lose money in FL?

 

Serves you right for spremspamming in the only map that lets you flank or dislodge hardened targets with a porta-arty.

 

I'm still trying to figure out how the hell you could lose money in FL.......

afoxq #49 Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:47 AM

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View PostJusta_Target, on 17 February 2019 - 08:41 PM, said:

I played FL on the USA server last year and had a great time.  Now playing the asian server, the game sux.  Nobody seems to have the slightest clue what to do.  Most dont even understand the repair facility.  They seem to defend one flank completely ignoring the other two.  Also, at the end of it, it costs me more money because I dont have premium or premium tanks.  At least on the USA server you got 2 premium tanks to use for FL, though WG now 'rents' them out so they can make more money.  At the end of a battle, I usually lose credits and what I make, I make more in a tier IV game than FL.  

 

Waste of time unless you PAY to win.  Sorry WG, I wouldnt give you the time of day let alone money.

 

Justa

 

Uh, considering I mostly ran my FL games in Light Tanks (WZ 132 & BC 12T) 

AND having to shoot Prem ammo 60% - 70% of the time against all the new tanks I've yet to learn the weak spots from being away from the game for over a year ...

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I ran my Lorraine SPG again for this frontline and was annoyed at only getting 2 GOA, the defending teams folding like wet toilet paper, it seems that MM decided to put all the "no idea what to do's" on the defending teams, it was enjoyable being on the attacking team and [edited] on the defending teams 

BadTeddy #51 Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

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Any idea when the FL session starts in March? Have looked but couldn't find any info.

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View PostBadTeddy, on 07 March 2019 - 03:56 PM, said:

Any idea when the FL session starts in March? Have looked but couldn't find any info.

 

I think the 11th... but not 100% sure. It may have been in the initial announcement but i cbf checking.

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11 March 2019, 07:00 UTC +8  to 18 March 2019, 04:00 UTC +8

 

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LeSigh #54 Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:11 PM

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View PostBadTeddy, on 07 March 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

Any idea when the FL session starts in March? Have looked but couldn't find any info.

 

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BadTeddy #55 Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:12 PM

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Many thanks all! Good timing as I'm down under during that period.

STEALTHandGUILE #56 Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

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 I play the UDES 03 in Frontline and what i have noticed is that out of the 1 in 10 times i manage to hit a light tank ,it is a critical hit. Then the light tank proceeds to do a merry go around me killing me at the end. This has happened  6 times so far. It is outrageous ,at the least it should be tracked when hit.

BadTeddy #57 Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

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Agreed, mate, those stupid wheeled tanks wreck the balance in FL and I've had the same thing happen - many critical hits, but they just keep rolling along at full speed. WG have made a real mistake with this line, I fee, especially in FL where wheeled tanks favour the attackers.

LeSigh #58 Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:23 PM

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How do you spawn in front of the C cap not in the protected area? What is Russian for oxygen thieves?

 


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Happened twice now. Spawned between two enemy firing lines while on attack.

 


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ckuu #60 Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:52 PM

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View PostU12D13, on 28 January 2019 - 04:32 PM, said:

 

Nah its the WZ-120G FT I think. Not to be confused with the WZ-120-1G FT at tier 8.

I am so confused.






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