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WOT Update 9.2 Grand Battles Dead on Arrival

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 –

Failed game modes

  • Tank Companies
  • Historic mode
  • Team Battles
  • Rampage
  • Domination
  • Proving Grounds
  • Encounter and Assault

Soon to the list

  • Grand Battles
  • Ranked Battles




This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Thing 1

    First off, well done, man!

    Secondly, yeah. Every game mode they’ve introduced has been a complete fucking failure. I can’t for the life of me figure out why they ever did it.

    The only mode I’ve ever seen people ask for is PvE. That’s it. They wont do it. Why? Because then they can’t let you get bullied around by their bullshit MM.

    The maps in this game are too damn small for 15 v 15 as it is. 30 would be ridiculous. And when you consider the lag and packet loss they’ve had since day one, even on high end machines, it’s going to be a complete disaster.

    Thing is, I don’t know anybody that even plays T10 anymore. It’s just too broken. Secondly, even the very few that do probably wont do so for long as they’ll probably go broke long before they ever get into a 30 v 30 match to begin with.

    I swear…what fucking morons come up with these stupid fucking ideas?

  2. Gomez_Adams

    I’ve never understood why they keep on with all these different modes. You know, you can almost tie the downturn of World of Tanks to the day they started all that crap.

    It has always divided the player base and split it up, and most everybody I know never wanted nor liked any of them.

    All they’ve ever been is tools for the exploiters and power clans to rape the system even more. The single, average Joe player, which represents the VAST majority of players, only got punished by it all.

    When everything you do markets to the elite only, then you can kiss 90% of your income goodbye.

    And that is exactly what has happened and why they are now so desperate that they’re screwing up to levels no gaming company ever has before. They’ve had to issue blanket, wholesale apologies for completely screwing up twice now in as many months.

    Wargaming has become not just a rudderless ship adrift in high seas, but a rudderless ship adrift in high seas with a drunken captain at the helm.

  3. Meatslab

    @ Insurrectional_Leftist. I fucking hated his pony tail ass anyways :>

  4. Meatslab

    @ Thing 1 Thanks man!

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