World of Tanks Holiday Ops 2019 (Fiasco!) | Forum

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Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 6
Holiday Ops is back, and it's set the stage for more lootboxy nonsense... but also sounds like it has some halfway decent bits in it as well. Check out the video below.



Not sure what the freebie tank is this year, I'll report back when I know more.

The Forum post is edited by Maklarr4000 Dec 14
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 6
QuickyBaby has the breakdown!



Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 6
The article from  WOT is HERE, but something interesting has already come up. The new tank is called the MKA, and while the video says it's a tier 2 tank, the article says it's a tier 3 tank.




Strange.

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 6
Okay, so the Daily Bounce had an article up going all the way back to the SuperTest that I missed (apologies!) which can be found HERE about the MKA. Both the test and the video say "tier 2" which means the article may simply be a typo, certainly not unheard of for WOT.




Statistically speaking, it sounds like it's going to be relatively quick with almost no armor, and a pitiful gun. Sort of like the Toldi III from a few years back. Hey, a free tank is a free tank. 

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 8
WOT has an article up about Holiday Ops, and moreover about historical instances where warring armies set aside their weapons in recognition of the holiday. It's a series of well written articles (I suspect the Chieftain had a hand in this) and I highly recommend checking them out HERE.
Jasper
Jasper Dec 9
New shit tank lol
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 10

Quote from Jasper New shit tank lol
Yep!
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 10
You didn't think they'd pass on Loot Boxes while they are still legal in 'most' countries did you? Article is HERE.



Okay, so let's recap-The Good!-Skins! Excellent! More cosmetic goodies that improve the game without wrecking balance.

-Gold! Nice!

-Decorations! Stupid, but nice!-KV-220-2! Tank sucks in the current matchmaker scheme, but it's still a great starter tank!

-M4 IMP! The M4 IMP is terrible, but it's also quick and (again) a good tank for beginners!-Turan III! The Turan is also awful, but as a bonus goodie tank, it's not too bad.

The Bad!

-The Lefh-105! The leafblower is, without question, one of the most toxic vehicles in the game. There are only 2 premium artillery vehicles in the whole game as the artillery mechanic itself is almost unbearable. This is bad news for the game and it's players at large.

-The Defender! Literally the most unballanced tank in the game to date, the Defender represents virtually everything that's wrong with World of Tanks as a Pay-To-Win model.

-The Skorpion G! Again, ridiculously over-powered vehicle.

-The E-25! The E-25 was pulled from sale because it was game-breaking in the old matchmaker. It's a nightmare machine now.-The IS-3A! It's billed as "unstoppable" and has an auto-reloader system that makes it deadly as a single shot or as a full-on autoloader, with armor and speed to boot. The Defender 2 has arrived.

On the whole, the boxes last year were filled with all sorts of things- tier 4 tanks like the T28E/F30, the Sentinel, the B2 (which is broken at tier 4, but causes less game damage than the beasts at tier 8), and a battery of tier 5 tanks like the Ram II, M4 Imp, the Panzer 3K, and so on. There were some tier 8's in there (including the Type 59, which is over-powered) the Skorpion G, but also tanks like the Lorraine 40T that are pretty normal in the MM these days. This is a turn that will flood the matchmaker with yet more broken, over-powered tanks that'll further drive the game into the ground.Bleh.

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 13
Holiday Ops has descended into a fiasco of controversy and anger. The matchmaker is flooded with overpowered premium tanks like the LEFH, Defender, and IS3A. Community contributors and leaders are all decrying this season, with 4Tankers going so far as to uninstall the game in protest. Things are getting legitimately bad.






This makes the Chrysler K fiasco look like a hiccup.

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 13
For comparison...


Chrysler K Fiasco

-Jingles Quit

-Sir Foch Quit

-MarkGFL Quit

-Playerbase shaken

-Bad tank had (arguably) worst sale of all time.


Lootbox Bonanza 2019

-4Tankers bailed (not officially quit as of this writing)

-LuckyLeopard Quit

-QuickyBaby has multi-video meltdown on the subject of loot boxes.

-Playerbase divided, players abandon game in droves.


It's been less than one day. This is the most interesting WOT has been in a long time. 

Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 14
Claus Kellerman chimes in on the Christmas fiasco.



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