So a lot of things have been implemented in the Roadmap, however they are also dancing around a lot of the actual needed changes - but I really feel like it hasn’t changed anything.
They increased rewards but - really I still feel like they are too low and unless they REALLLY decrease RP and purchase costs with the Roadmap I don’t think its going to get any better.
One of the core problems of this game is the blatant horrible monetization. I played world of tanks - almost to to pro circuit level for a long time. And while that game has problems and I have no longer played it in many years I look back on it now and realize how much of a better job they did.
The costs of everything is insane I mean even crews - an expert tier crew is going to cost you 1.2M. Why? And it takes a long time to get a crew to those stats if you arent griding a prem with a prem account. Then if you want ACE well you gotta pay up or grind a lot more. World of tanks it didnt take that long to get a new crew to 100% and starting getting your first perk. When transferring between tanks and moving them up it also didn’t take very long to get them back up to that level - and it also cost nothing purchase wise to do it. Crew skills are important and war thunder - especially in aircraft the bonus you get from having a maxxed out ace crew on g tolerance can mean life or death.
Researching stuff on vehicles sucks too - yeah hey take this vehicle into top tier with only HEAT rounds. Oh youre fighting only vehicles with ERA? Good luck, unless you wanna pay up.
Oh that vehicle has smoke launchers on it already? Better research the smoke grenades - or pay up.
I mean FINALLY on aircraft at least you have flares but a lot of aircraft dont get their missiles to start still. World of tanks you would research a new turret or gun etc, like on the IS series a fully upgraded one would become and IS-2. You could easily get by with the 100mm until you got the 122. AND BEST PART IS IF YOU PURCHASED THAT GUN AT SOMEONE POINT YOU WOULD HAVE IT IN YOUR DEPOT AND NOT HAVE TO BUY IT AGAIN OR RESEARCH IT AGAIN. Warthunder needs to do this, seriously. If I have researched and purchased for instance Matra Magic 1’s I should not have to research and purchase them again on another aircraft that uses them. Or same goes for tank ammo.
Gamemode wise we still haven’t seen anything new. They keep stuffing this game full of vehicles but - its still the same boring gamemodes. ARB has bigger maps which has been a little nicer and ground got smaller maps which they took away all the flanking routes and sniping spots but yet still have poor map design.
Its a grindfest and always will be unless they make REAL significant change - and so far I don’t feel like there’s been enough of it. And stuff thats supposed to come is getting sidestepped.