(i hate that this post has to be so long but i’ve been playing the game mode for so long that i have to speak out to try and get changes since i really love this game and want to have a good time)
I have been playing Assault Ground Arcade for hundreds of hours and have been in all BRs and experienced all the maps, this is a compiled list of problems that cause us to lose 99% of the time which costs us silver due to repair costs and makes the overall gaming experience on the game utter garbage. After playing Custom Battles a ton i find that it would be nice if the ground battles from custom battles would be in Assault Ground cycle through the tons of maps and game modes and the AI from custom battles are way way better than assault ground and are not at all cancerous and annoying since their accuracy is more realistic and not super perfect hits nonstop they also have to stop to put out fires. Planes should be a player only thing and same with SPAA, cause yes i get there is SPAA but no one uses it and those who do use them as tank destroyers anyways and helicopters with only rockets can’t do anything due to AI SPAA. I have been unfairly targeted over and over and over by the same plane despite there being plenty of other players to go after and i really really hate the planes. it is too difficult to kill planes with SPAA and getting punished by it by being killed by them after theyre already dead is stupid they should not be allowed to use their weapons when they are destroyed.
Planes badly need to be nerfed in assault ground and should not be allowed to carry 1000lb bombs and tons of rockets, it is entirely ridiculous especially when you’re playing SPAA and you kill the plane and it says AIRCRAFT DESTROYED and they still nail you with laser accuracy bombs or rockets instant killing you causing you to have to respawn out in the open where you will be spawn killed by the terminator tanks. They also fly at annoying high altitudes and in annoying patterns making it extremely hard to deal with them with lower tier SPAA and even tanks like the AMX 13 DCA 40 despite having a very powerful 40mm gun unless they are swooping down to attack which just results in them getting a kill before they are killed every single time. I can’t even drive my Somau SM that i spent golden eagles on because i’ll get into assault ground battles and just get unfairly targeted over and over by unfair planes 1 hit killing my tank despite me playing assault ground to face enemy tanks because no one uses SPAA and those who do try to be a tank destroyer. The planes on Japan map at 3.7 are so broken that they don’t even do anything and it actually is so nice being able to fight tanks in a ground battle mode without having to deal with dumb unfair planes constantly spamming rockets and bombs with laser accuracy. I will list some battle ratings at where the planes are absolutely just ridiculous:
Maginot Line at 1.0 - 2.3 and even at 2.7 - 3.7 the planes are broken fly at super high altitude and are impossible to kill even with player spawned planes and constantly drop 1000lb bombs insta killing people
Japan at 2.7 - 3.7 the planes are useless and do absolutely nothing they do not engage players at all and are unkillable due to flight patterns
All maps the planes fly in a giant circle super high after spawning a few times then try to swarm players making it a nightmare to deal with them as SPAA if your team even has SPAA which never really happens and you end up just getting spammed by rockets and killed over and over by a single plane just because it wants to.
(In summary for the planes i feel they need to be stripped of their bombs and rockets and should be forced to fly at low altitude at 1km off the ground and can only use guns that are very inaccurate and fire HE only because this is Assault GROUND and i play it to face GROUND vehicles and considering how accurate all the AI is their firerate should be heavily reduced because even if you strip the bombs and rockets they’ll still hit you with perfect accuracy.)
Tanks As for the tanks here are a few vehicles that you know are unfair and annoying for sure but torture players with unfairly, they are ungodly accurate terminators that can hit you at 2km with laser accuracy while driving at insane speed on uneven surfaces. Tank AI do not respond to fires when they are set on fire they just auto put it out and don’t have to stop and fire fight like players do allowing them to get to the base and bleed tickets, they also abuse high tier rounds nonstop which is super annoying that the French Sherman jumbo is spamming T45 APCR shot which makes it a nightmare to even deal with them using the Churchill VII that includes all other Sherman models for some reason. Spamming players with premium tanks at 2.7 - 3.7 is dumb as well as having to deal with Heavy Tank No 6 and when you bought Chi-Nu II and you can’t even face Chi-Nu II with yours because it’s a 4.3 and gets up tiered past 3.7 which makes no sense. All tanks we face in assault ground should be the same tier that the player can use, it’s super annoying i can’t face Churchill III with a Churchill VII or Chi-Nu II because they are just barely a high enough BR to get thrown against Tigers and Panthers which too are too high tier to be at 4.0 - 5.0. You can’t drive Tiger II at the BR Tiger II appears in and it gets so highly up tiered it might as well be useless. The max BR for tanks should apply to the AI as well, i really hate that i can’t face a lot of the top tier tanks with that very tank because players get up tiered but not the AI.
At 2.3 we should not being seeing Valentine II, it is a 2.7 and should be facing 2.7s and 3.7s who have guns that can deal with them either that or lower Matilda III, Valentine II, and Churchill I to 2.3 to combat them. Sinai is a dumb map and im sick of facing Valentines i have no hope of damaging since Italian guns are trash at low tier and you expect me to grind to even get rounds that can do damage to them, most tech trees can’t damage the valentine at all it’s super annoying.
At 4.0 to 5.0 the French Sherman Jumbo is extremely ridiculous it’s been moved to 5.3 so it shouldn’t be facing 5.0s and after the nerfs to APDS Challenger II can’t even deal with them in the front nor can any tank making them a super annoying nightmare to deal with
Captured Churchill and Churchill III in general at 3.7 BR for players is unfair, it is a 4.0 and extremely annoying to deal with. tie in to that the Canadian M4A5 “RAM II” which is also extremely annoying to deal with and you spam spawn them. You can’t even fight Churchill III with Churchill III if you own it because it’s a 4.0 and gets up tiered yet i can face them with an Achilles cause yeah a 17pdr AT gun for sure isn’t 4.0 worthy yet Chi Nu II is.
Chi-Nu II at 4.3 bullying 3.7s with Type 4 Kou is super annoying im super sick of seeing my whole team get instantly wiped every time on Japan cause they never miss and always 1 hit kill. It should be moved to 4.0 to 5.0 to be with Chi-Ri II
[Ammunition count for player vehicles is too low and the base circle where you get ammo is too out in the open where you will get killed trying to get ammo and the ammo timer between each shell is too long making you have to spend minutes on the open base to collect ammo it is a problem especially for tanks with low ammo count and SPAA. Ammo collection for players in the out in the open base is too slow, a lot of tanks in the game have too low ammo to deal with so many tanks and you can’t respawn because you’ll get spawn trapped by the AI sniping at long range. the Ammo collection area needs to be large and cover the entire capture area so that players always have ammo to deal with the AI. and btw p.s. special ammo you have to spend silver on runs out during the battle causing you to have to change ammo in assault ground because you literally run out of shells due to them having to be bought and restocked so please auto restock those rounds during the battle cause i shouldn’t be running out of APDS for Challenger II because it costs silver and requires restocking after battle. Ticket bleeding is still too annoying and aggressive especially when youre dealing with insanely strong tanks like Valentine II and Churchill VII.]
and if you think flying a helicopter is fun all the AI tanks hit you at over 2km with laser accurate machine gun fire and it’s super annoying, no matter how fast youre going they hit you over and over with pure accuracy even at 3km speeding away from them. The AI enemy SPAA is also way too annoying and accurate and spawn too close to let helicopters who have only rockets do anything thus spawn killing them every time they try to move in to combat enemy tanks. Helicopter reload times for missiles and rockets is way too long even with trained crew for how many tanks spawn and aircraft.
Maginot Line is a decent map, has decent cover and alright AI spawns the base has a bunker that protects you while you get ammo
Sinai is dumb and has no cover and the ammo base is too far out in the open so you can’t get ammo, all in all a terrible map for the gamemode with no cover the buildings get knocked out by planes so there is no cover especially with the planes being cancer with rockets and bombs.
Japan is alright but still suffers the no cover situation, AI will just shoot through the building even if they can’t see you and 1 hit kill you then spawn trap you, the ammo collection area is too out in the open and gathering ammo on any map isn’t worth it.
Ardennes is absolutely horrid, you spawn in open with AI all around you and just get spawned trapped with no cover requiring there to be better spawn protection that lasts way longer for players, the ammo collection area is too far in the open and there is no cover.
Fulda is pretty cool but it needs a better ammo area placement for tanks asides that it’s a good map at high br.
Mozdok is good and i do like the map a lot but the problem is ammo placements and repair pickups being in the open making it hard to play SPAA or tanks with low ammo.
Summary for all maps: the base capture area for the AI to capture the base needs to be far smaller and the AI need to spawn much further away and not be able to shoot until they are within 1km and there should be way less of them due to ammo and reload times for players, ammo collection circles need to be well covered to allow SPAA to do its job in peace and for players to be able to gather ammo easily without risk or fear. All maps need a lot more cover for the defending area to slow down the AI and give players a far better chance, the bases should have SPAA emplacements to deal with the planes that are friendly AIs or at least friendly planes that engage the enemy planes that are the same AI type with the same laser bs accuracy. This is supposed to be a defense situation so there should be makeshift cover and tools to help defend rather than just being completely out in the open with nothing.
My major summary for everything:
Planes need to be removed or nerfed to just low caliber guns with bad ammo entirely, the enemy tank AI need to have their accuracy and speed heavily reduced they should not be instantly putting out fires and not having to stop to fire fight the fire and should not be getting 1 hit kill snipers at long range while driving, Maps need more cover around the capture area for players and the ammo collection area needs to be far bigger or give ammo far faster to compensate for having to sit out in the open, vehicles with low ammo need to be given more ammo. All Assault Ground maps and BRs should be replaced with custom battle tank battles with different objectives with BRs that both AI and Players are locked to so that all tanks see each other as player and AI and there is no unfair uptiering where youre not facing tanks that you can’t use because they are a BR tier higher. My hope is to help build a nice and engaging fun PVE mode for Assault series so that we can actually have fun in it because this game shouldn’t just be focused on just PVP.
PS if you think it’s not that bad and you’ll do fine then i dare you to do multiple matches in different BR clusters of Assault Ground Arcade and see if your PVP skills will save you here and make you win constantly and you will literally see just how horrid and terrible this game mode is. I will not be playing the even worse PVP experience either, it’s either PVE or im just going to leave the game fully.