Good day everybody,
Not much going on today (at least until I publish this and some huge dearth of info comes out solely because I typed that) however there is a brief Q&A from the Minsk office. No, not the Q&A that Rita was gathering questions from the community for, this one is mostly related to the upcoming Grand Battles mode:
- There are plans for Grand Battles to move into lower tiers. Unlike Ranked Battles, those plans are already underway.
- “Grand Canyon” was initially designed for this mode. However it was never released for players and will likely be held from release.
- On that note, there is a new map for Grand Battles already being tested by the developers. So far it hasn’t been revealed anywhere, but expect to see it as soon as it’s ready.
- According to the developers and the in-game stats from testing, there shouldn’t be any issues with running out of ammunition. There is always the possibility, however the devs don’t think this should happen often enough to be considered critical.
- There is a slight increase in players in Light tanks in the new mode, however there are even more players queuing up in SPGs. The question of arty in the new mode is always being floated around.
- One third of players are playing on weak PCs.
- According to WarGaming, only about 50% of players even open the options menu, and even less actually change anything. (Such as game modes)
- New epic medals for 20-25 kills aren’t planned, however there is the possibility of stretching the existing medals by a few kills. On that note, nothing had been determined for sure.
25 thoughts on “Q&A 8/20”
One third of players are playing on weak PCs.
A third? I thought I’m alone
What does WG consider a weak PC?
Probably something that is at minimum or below minimum specs. I.e something that can barely run the game at 30 fps with minimum settings or worse.
If that’s true, a third of the players running at minimum specs or below is frighteningly large number of players…
Something that isnt a super nasa computer
jeah sure 30v30 and I wont get any ammo problems with BC25t… I alrdy get ammo probs on 15v15 because Im pure ownage
Had a game with 8 batchats each team…. Sigh… All throwing heat…
Nice try kid you don’t even have b-c 25 t hahaha because some people aren’t lazy to do a research on wotinfo there isn’t any player named drama or qqdrama with b-c 25 t
And a player called “Thag_O_Mizer” only has a few hundred games, all at tier 3 or less, but I can tell you I’ve played >60k games and have almost every tier 10 going.
I last played my thag account after an hours ban for team killing a tiger P who insisted on trying to use my thunderbolt tank as a meat shield and push me around a corner into the enemy heavies so I would take the hit and he could then fire. No matter how much I shouted at him, no matter how many warning shots I bounced off his manlet, he persisted. The hours ban was worth it 🙂
A pure tier 8 grand battle would be awesome.
Defenders, patriots, Chrysler….is3…..thats it?
Skorpion g everywhere…
think of all the credits you could earn with a T8 prem though.
A big part of this gamemode is to funnel a huge amount of tier 10’s into one match. With less tier 10’s queuing, tier 8 MM might finally improve with more of them top tier instead of being stuck at bottom tier all the time
yeah, do it with tier VIII too, and then your tier VI can finally see some light.
“According to the developers and the in-game stats from testing, there shouldn’t be any issues with running out of ammunition. ”
In regular battles, against just 15 ennemies and within 15 mins ; many tanks run out of ammo. It does not happen every game, it is not too common, but it does happen.
And here they are basicaly saying that this situation will be as rare as in regular random battles, even with twice as many ennemies to fire at. And some tanks (especialy some autoloaders and lights) have this problem rather often already ; they wont be playable in GB.
But its WG. Live server is their test server. Screw sandbox and longer proper testings.
There are twice as many tanks to fire at but there are also twice as many tanks on your team to fire with you. Maybe this will teach you to not let your team die and then do the job alone but to keep your team alive because you need them to do damage. The amount of combined potential damage on your team in relation to the combined hitpoints of the enemy team will be the same and that’s what is important
Sometimes (many many times) games where a player has to carry alone don’t happen because he let his team die, but because the team is full of retards who cant play half decently and die in seconds. If you still believe in teamplay in random battles I’m afraid this new mode will disapoint you a lot. It happens, but very rarely and with very few players. While it can save a 15v15 it wont have the same impact on a 30v30.
You can try all you want ; but you cant save them from everything, and if you are any better than them you will know it’s not worth ir to sacrifice your tank to save even 2 or 3 braindead allies, because one working gun is better than 3 retards who probably don’t even know about sniper view.
In like 10 grand battles on test server I did not have any problems though and: you make it sound like the majority of players is braindead and that is just not true. there are maybe 1-2 braindeads in a 15 player team.
“There are plans for Grand Battles to move into lower tiers. Unlike Ranked Battles, those plans are already underway.”
Yes, yes YEEEEEEEES!!!!!
No, no NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
We don’t need more game modes for premiums! Get it? Good. If premiums are excuses then maybe it would be ok but I would prefer to have at least one thing that is 10 exclusive and fun (unlike Ranked)
Strv S1 or E25 in a corner of the map farming hundreds of thousands of credits on ennemies that will never spot it. Insane dpm and damage potential, insane camo, premium profitability, twice as many ennemies to shoot at.
This gamemode, if it comes to tier 8 and below, will destroy balance like nothing ever did before.
Why is wg always removing the actuall good maps? Do they want to make their game less fun on purpose?!
They only care about selling you overpriced pixels. As long as idiots keep paying for low quality product then they are going to get exactly that.
How about 30vs30 tier 5?