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Why I'm taking a break.

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I play WoWS as a kind of relaxation sport, if that makes any sense.

Relaxation because it takes my mind off the stress of daily life, and a sport because what attracts me to it is the feeling of accomplishment for winning, and the drive to try and do better both as an individual and as a team.

The key point to the team sport aspect is you need the people on your team to be equally motivated to win, otherwise you lose your own motivation to try.

This isn't about newbies, or even NOOBS, I'm happy to play with players of any skill level, I'll even tolerate idiots, as long as they are trying their best to help.

What completely turns me off is being in a game with teammates who don't care. And thanks to WG's recent monetization efforts, that's where we are now. CN_70 is just the poster child for a broader problem, which is players being more interested in the grind than the game.

This negatively impacts the game in a number of ways, from players being induced to take foolish risks just for ribbons or achievements, to players playing long after they stop being mentally alert, to players literally just sailing out and dying as fast as possible to maximize their XP per minute, ... to players using scripts to play while they sleep.

I blame the players as much as WG for this sorry state of affairs, but I hold WG responsible for it.

Simple analogy: if you tell soccer players they'll only be paid if they play more than 30 games a week, you aren't going to see good soccer no matter how good your players are. By making grind-based events needing beyond any reasonable time commitment to complete, WG is promoting bad behavior which actively makes the game less fun to play. It's worse this time than any time before because the reward is bigger than before, and the grind also.

CN_70 was just the final straw for me. I'm going to take a break until after New Year.

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me on the other hand, take a brake because I have to farm Christmas event in other game 😄

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People : CN_70 is using bot

Indonesia : hey kid, wanna get $10 by playing games?

 

WG : we can confirm it wasnt bot by hidden spy cam from KGB report. Here is the proof

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20 minutes ago, PGM991 said:

me on the other hand, take a brake because I have to farm Christmas event in other game 😄

The wows farm is terrible. I played some games over the weekend for a few hours and it was barely denting Directive One. Mind you, I was just playing casually with the wyvern flags for money in ops but if I extrapolate from my experience, to really hit those directives, you'd have to load up on flags, then play like a dedicated masochist so that you win and recoup those earnings.

It is near impossible for anyone who doesn't have a ton of economic flags and camo to achieve it in a sane manner on top of paying more money for the boosters. 

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This is why missions should only count your performance when you win the match, with all the requirements halved to compensate.

WG has no interest in promoting competitiveness tho.

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22 minutes ago, Verytis said:

This is why missions should only count your performance when you win the match, with all the requirements halved to compensate.

WG has no interest in promoting competitiveness tho.

Oh god no.

It would take ages to do anything. I’m not that good at carrying.

And some mission requirements are not conducive to effectively winning.

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13 minutes ago, Grygus_Triss said:

Oh god no.

It would take ages to do anything. I’m not that good at carrying.

And some mission requirements are not conducive to effectively winning.

Missions can always be adjusted however needed. But if a mission requires you to sabotage your team to get it done in a practical manner, isn't this a problem?

The idea is about maintaining a reasonable level of teamplay. You can do whatever you want to try to finish a mission, but we're drawing a line so you can't throw the match away for your own personal goals.

 

That said, the problem would be the potential of divisions.

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Well I am taking a break of another sort, first and foremost the instance I had the patch, log on, and read the directives I say it to myself, forget it , am not into this, say no to Benham, and now say no t to PR. But that is not the point, the point is I am now making it so that when I enter a game I would  no longer actively assert  my presence as a DD main, and will not go aggressive on the tactical goals ; guess the reason, well it put my sanity and stress level in check when I keep seeing Big Guns, Super Cruisers, Radar all never made an effort to do the team tactical thing. I've been in games that I only cap once and  did less that 20K damage and still came out a victory and no.1 on the team , figure how bad others are playing

Yes MM are to be blamed, too many Big Guns and Super Cruisers on any team, then thrown in CV, Radars, Long Range Hydro , Long Range secondaries , that pretty much exclude light force to a distance, well O that's part of it, the real problem is the team just do not exist. Talk about CLOSE support from guns, Fire suppression from CA and CL, AA support from friendlies , no they are all not there especially when one needs it dearly. most of the time you do not win by playing well, but win by enemy team doing even worse ( and your team is usually no better but happen to be lucky ) .. again the game itself not only had bad MM, faulted mechanism, over assertive mission goals , but generally all play out to discourage team play and promote selfish sniping, farming and general disregard to teammates as a whole ... no more apparent in these bots behavior and so many who will intentionally stay still at the back , and let the rest of the team to engage and and both deal and take damage before they would move in and steal easy farm and easy kills, and sure enough, any incoming sign of enemy powering through they are the one to run first and quick. Guns that always only hide and snipe , CV who do not spot, and Radar that put themselves so far back I had no idea even if their Radar is even in range. CA who keep sailing way further back than BB, and CL/DD likewise - in short everyone want others to be the one up front and take the blunt and be fire bait but would not fight a single real one if faced with it. As a DD main its all too often I got called to do this dirty jobs and DD are already too burdened with dirty jobs that do not pay , so enough is enough .. I say to myself .. NO I am not going out to do any dirty jobs anymore, not unless and until I see the teams Guns, Radars, CA, CL actually PUSH and these days I had to say this is far and few in between.

Is it the best for teamwork, certainly not, but its better than dying for nothing and my saying keep being related to those who would only hide, run, snipe, farm and generally never ever fight is that " if you are not prepared to go into harm's way, do not ask others to ; and if you are not prepared to defend a CAP, then do not ask others to, and if you are not prepared to fight , then forget about addressing others at all "

 

My take of taking a break now is I will play to my own pace and to my own goal. Yes I still want every game a Victory ; but I will not go out to the extent to sacrifice myself for the victory, NO the team just  do not deserve that

 

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1 時間前、PGM991 の発言:

me on the other hand, take a brake because I have to farm Christmas event in other game 😄

same here, and buying some Christmas present to myself.

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1 hour ago, Mechfori said:

Yes MM are to be blamed, too many Big Guns and Super Cruisers on any team, then thrown in CV, Radars, Long Range Hydro , Long Range secondaries , that pretty much exclude light force to a distance, well O that's part of it, the real problem is the team just do not exist.

As a high tier DD main, I know exactly where you are coming from. Alaska, in particular, has made a very significant impact on DD gameplay. Coupled with Brindisi, and CV, the DD role is much more dependent on teammates then before. You are playing close escort 90% of the time.

Which is fine and I have no problem with. I expect to work closely with my Alaska now, just as I expect my team to back my Alaska up.

If one or two of your ships are asleep at the wheel, however, this close interconnection means things unravel much more quickly, and there is even less you can do about it. Again - random battles I'll accept and mitigate against a certain level of incompetence. When half your team aren't even in the headspace to try, there's just no point being there.

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4 hours ago, Rina_Pon said:

I play WoWS as a kind of relaxation sport,

Recreational gaming.. relaxation and entertainment.

It is not a job and you wont need reason for quitting

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If you want to take a break from WoWs just do it. This game is not a job. Doesn't make sense to force yourself to play a game you don't enjoy.

But with that said, nothing grinds my gears more than the blatant botting that is going on now. That fact that the WG refuses to take action despite all the evidence is really pushing me to take a real long break from WoWs.

It doesn't help that the PR missions were seemingly designed to cater to no-lifers and botters. WG seems to care more about them then actual, honest players.

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Gaming, to put it straightly, is just a recreation. 

If the game failed to make a player happy/motivated/pleasured, then there is no reason to play it until he/she feels wanna give it a go again. 

It is not a must. 

Sometime the way WG does it makes me feel they aren't clear about their own status. 

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