Thank you Gaijin for providing me with one of the greatest gaming experiences ever, the enjoyment I have had over the years is nothing short of spectacular. This is my 3rd post I think and the 1st one not for tech support but general gameplay. I am and arcade player that now mainly plays Naval.
A detraction from the game is that after all the grinding to get Battlehips, the gameplay is mostly PVE and you have some of the most horrible bots.
When trying to attack a battleship for that whole “shoot the deathstar” experience, one is often potted from across the map by a bot with a SKR or PR 206, the aimbots on these work very well.
Since the anniversary update, the bot behavior changed again and now they very effectively aimbot you from long distances whilst using ships and boats. Additionally friendly bots now swarm you, effectively blocking torpedo attacks and ramming battleships 250 degrees off of their broadside, if you lose a Battleship it costs more than 30k hard earned SL and to have that happen because of a bot is something I find frustrating. The biggest concern for me is that their is a team of people at Gaijin working on these bots which indicates that we are not going to be rid of them anytime soon.
My suggestion for fixing this would be to introduce a different game mode, call it “Line of Battle”, allow for 2v2, 3v3 and upwards etc. The game mode should automatically spawn player vehicles 5km away from the enemy line in order of ship displacement in their lineups. Battles should be set at 5 minutes so anyone waiting in the queue know they wont have longer that to join the next game. When player number reach a sufficient level MM can resume normal games. This will also allow us to very easily identify bot accounts.
Other crazy stuff I have noticed in the game,
US destroyers from the 50’s are rank 2 and cannot be used for any sort of grinding whilst they have a a mostly useless frigate in their coastal from ww2 at rank 5
The Japanese and the British lack a really good Rank 3 or higher CAS plane for Naval, the Kikka used to be an attacker but somewhere along the line this changed and the Brits have the Whirlwind of which the later marks were attack planes. Perhaps Martin Baltimore’s?
BR and uptiers - Has it ever been considered to have what I think of as “dead BR’s” as gaps between the different era’s of vehicles, for example no vehicles at all on BR 4.0 to 4.7 at all so that if you are going to be massively uptiered, it is by choice, this would help the lower level of ground where 2.3 and 2,7 vehicles are in big trouble against 3.3 and 3.7. etc.
Thanks again Gaijin for all the fun and pretty stuff, looking well forward to my next session.