Over the year I have learned not to expect to much out of patches and additions to the game. With Update 9.2 right around the corner, I don’t expect much from it either. Like many other failed game modes, over powered tanks, and worthless maps, Grand Battles will go right down the toilet with the rest of them. (Stay tuned at the end for a list of failed game modes)
If I would have known about this site sooner, you would have seen me on here bitching about Ranked Battles. Unlike the Ranked Battles, Grand Battles will be embedded into the Random Battle que. This means that players will have to spin the RNG to get the battle mode.
You’re in for 30v30 combat if you own (or as soon as you buy) at least one top-tier vehicle. Starting in 9.20, all tier X tank players have a 10% chance of getting matched into a Grand Battle by default. The chances of getting a Standard Battle areset at 60%, with a 15% chance of playing Encounter or Assault. These are the odds you get when lots of players queueing to hit the battlefield; the numbers differ when there’s considerably fewer people.
The new format might cause frame rate issues on low-performance PCs, making World of Tanks practically turn-based! That’s not enjoyable, especially when it happens unexpectedly, so to alleviate the problem, Grand Battle is disabled by default on weaker PCs. If you want to check out the mode regardless, you can enable it manually:
Thank god you can turn this game mode off, and I suspect many will.
Oh and yes, Grand Battles is for tier 10 only. So if you don’t have a tier 10 then I guess you will need to pay for that XP conversion. Monkey tits! How fucking crass is that, to suggest its player base spend money on this new game mode that will more than likely be unplayable.
Then there is the map and yes only one map. Its to freaking big. We already know there will be frame rate problems, but there are many others. You think camo/view range is broken now. This map is a snipers heaven. Remember Swamp map and how advancing the 1 -2 line was a nightmare?
Last thing, although I could continue to point out many other flaws, and there are many others, who the fuck asked for 60 players in a random battle. I fucking didn’t. What we have been asking for is new maps, rework tanks so that they are balanced, and to remove arty from the game. We also, asked that random battle matchmaking consider statistics about a player. Like how many battles they have had for example. We want more dynamic random battles with fair game play. Instead we get this – https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/general-news/update-920-grand-battles/
Failed game modes
- Tank Companies
- Historic mode
- Team Battles
- Proving Grounds
- Encounter and Assault
Soon to the list
- Grand Battles
- Ranked Battles