I think the task “Through the fire” should be rewritten to include light tanks like the M26 and SPAA/SPG depending on the armor. The same for the mammoth hunter task, which should include the T28 and other heavy tank destroyers. Am I wrong? Would it make a difference or am I just being picky?
No, not “wrong”, as it isn’t really a right or wrong issue really . . just different wants & needs of different players. The tasks are made in such a way as to be pretty generic or “vanilla” if you will. And this is so more players can have a chance to do them . . less “specific” if you will. And that is actually a good thing. But . . . . . lol, (here it comes) there are clearly some tasks that are out of touch/disconnected from what the players actually want and can do, in a “reasonable” amount of time/effort. They really can’t and shouldn’t make them too “easy”, but on the other hand a great many are more trouble & time consuming than they are worth. I do mine playing AB Air . . it is really needed to re-roll a great many tasks as far too many start with the word “Win” . . that one requirement makes the vast majority of those a no go, as they are totally dependent on your team cooperating to get the win . . . and we all know how that can turn out. Even with a 50% winrate, you can easily double or triple the numbers of games needed to do the task . . and usually a lot more, so I always re-roll those.
Most the numbers are just a bit much, but doable. Only one I would totally remove is the “Mission Maker” task . . . those are next to impossible to do in AB . . . just ain’t gonna happen. I have been told it is much easier to do in RB, but at any rate, it is just no a realistic expectation in AB & needs to be removed. Perhaps a comprehensive list of “acceptable” tasks might help the Devs make adjustments. The did some slight adjustments not long ago, but really . . . all those were for was to make some tasks . . less easy . . . lol. But I understand where you are coming from, I am a full time BP player and doing the tasks each day is about all I do anymore . . . which is ok, I enjoy it.
Use a more favourable BR for yourself, it’ll make things easier for you by not going up as high as you can.
I’ve gotten Mission Maker several times in AB but NEVER when I needed it for a task. I see your point. I suggested this because I need to kill 40 light and medium tanks for the task. My first mission for the task I got 4 kills. 2 tigor Is and two TDs. It just felt like a waste of time. My first warbond task I got was for 120 crits. Now that one I liked TBH. I would love to get it again. Get in an SPAA and you get crits on aircraft a whole lot more than you do tanks.
I’m not a big fan of the top tier. I play the M51 and M51(W). It’s just not fun for me. I think the highest BR I go is 8.0 for tasks only.
I go low often… My Air AB lineup for R3 is 4.0 US, my ground RB is 5.7/6.0. I do put it down to as low as I can if I’m genuinely having trouble.
I get the first rank 2 task out the way as soon as I can so I have hours to do the Rank 3 task.
Also checking all modes, Ground RB and AB, as well as Air AB for me… ;)