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Anyone know what tier will be the new season and when it will start?

 

About to buy a t8 ship so wondering if I should hold out for the discount if its t8s this season.

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you know as much as anybody else so far...

there wont be a 'normal' ranked season for a while, there should be clan battles next - which might include a ranked sprint or not.

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They are currently collecting feedback, so i suspect tier and mode at least are not fixed yet.

And as Salentine pointed out it's likely that there will be a CW season in between.

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It is generally less advisable to buy Tier VIII premium ships than any other tier because Tier VIII gets the worst matchmaking. By far. WG have promised to improve it several times but so far to little actual effect.

 

Should there be another Ranked season on Tier VIII, that could make this a better decision but it would still depend on the specifics of the format, especially regarding the question if aircraft carriers will be admitted. Also there would conceivably be discounts or at least bundles of some kind. So best wait and see.

 

Generally speaking, I can only reiterate what I've said before, even though it met with a lot of criticism: this game is in flux. It is hard to discern stable directions the development and marketing might be taking. The game has changed fundamentally over the past few months, not for the better, and until things clear up significantly, best don't spend money on it.

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On 2/27/2019 at 2:08 PM, WaifuAdmiral said:

Anyone know what tier will be the new season and when it will start?

 

About to buy a t8 ship so wondering if I should hold out for the discount if its t8s this season.

Don't buy T8 premium ships unless you played the corresponding tech line ship and felt it suits you. Because, let's face it, you are new, you have little experience in T8-10 matches and all you are doing is handing WG money so you can derp around ineffectively. You got your Massachusetts, yet, do you know how that ship plays? Are you already familiar with game mechanics?

 

No, I'm not trying to roast you over being a noob, we all were beginners once upon a time. But there really is no point in getting high tier ships with no high tier experience. Especially ships like Massachusetts that actually need specialised skills on your captain and certain skills from you to be useful and not just some free damage for the next battleship or light cruiser given its armour, frankly, sucks. Obviously, nothing prevents you from throwing money at WG to derp around with abysmal performance. Some people seem more interested in watching the scenery WG provided (you can watch those little villages. They have animated cars!) than in winning battles, that's not something I can help or which per se is illegal. If you rather actually win though, go polish your skills, learn the mechanics, maybe join a halfway decent clan to get people who have a clue to help you and you'll eventually get there.

 

On your main question, we do not know, nor do we know whether it'll be T8. For all its worth, it could be T6-10, Sprint or not, Arms Race or Domination or whatever else they come up with. Also, while it's possible to reach Rank 1 even by being an idiot if you play often enough, if you cannot either win or secure first spot on your team consistently, you'll likely be stuck even if you play hundreds of Ranked games. If you really want to play Ranked properly, I'd advise the abovementioned steps to get better at playing the game.

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Nope...but for me the best version would be tier 8 or 9, 2 man divisions and arms race

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16 minutes ago, domen3 said:

Nope...but for me the best version would be tier 8 or 9, 2 man divisions and arms race

T9 is pretty imbalanced though, i think T8 would be best.

(let me guess you'd go Black+Buffalo/Seattle/Kita div ?)

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11 minutes ago, rnat said:

T9 is pretty imbalanced though, i think T8 would be best.

(let me guess you'd go Black+Buffalo/Seattle/Kita div ?)

No, probably missouri/alaska....although black or kita sound good too.

The reason why I wan't divisions though is because I don't really enjoy playing wows solo. I just don't find it fun, so having a friend to play with would help.

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Just now, a_p_u_l_e_i_u_s said:

t4 and remove all cap all objective, just pew pew pew. and pew pew and pew pew again

Sure, let's just make it a brainless BB slugfest.

ALL HAIL THE NIKOLAI!

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8 minutes ago, rnat said:

Sure, let's just make it a brainless BB slugfest.

ALL HAIL THE NIKOLAI!

Ishizuchi ftw!

 

Honestly, T8 would be nice, though I also accept T7.

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On 2/27/2019 at 8:08 AM, WaifuAdmiral said:

About to buy a t8 ship so wondering if I should hold out for the discount if its t8s this season.

As others say, we simply don't know yet; besides which, even if it turns out to be T8, it would be sensible to wait until more specifics are known e.g. if the mode is overrun with CVs, say, that'll drastically change the viability of quite a few premiums.

 

Regardless of any particular mode, I would strongly suggest not buying any T8 premiums until you've played a silver line up to the same level (ideally), for a couple of reasons:

  • T8s face rather nasty opposition, and not all of them uptier equally well; you want to make sure you have the necessary skills, to avoid getting your posterior handed to you.
  • Almost everyone you face will (probably) have a rather better captain than you've had time to train yet; this makes an enormous difference to how effective you'll be, plus some premiums essentially *require* especially high point captains to be viable.
  • WG are possibly going to be messing with premiums (at the moment, the de facto policy is that they never get worse, except via changes in mechanics); until that is decided one way or the other, I would suggest avoiding buying any premium where you don't know that you'll get your money's worth in, say, three to six months.

If you're like most people though, you'll ignore all this advice and buy some sort of T8 premium anyway (most of us on here probably did something similar - mine was the IS6 for WOT); if you do, WOWS at least has Coop mode - play it there; you'll still get rewards, plus get flamed a lot less by grumpy players who view you as a liability on their Randoms team...

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6 minutes ago, Drasnighta said:

As long as it's not T10 Ranked, I honestly don't really mind.

Even if it is, at least T10 hasn't been getting the complete rinsing lately that was happening last year - now I don't have to play my T10s (it seems like) every other damn game, I'm rather enjoying them again.

 

My feeling is that, within reason, it matters more that whatever tier is selected, it's a different one than last time - hurrah for variety!

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How about a ranked sprint at Tiers II-IV?

Couple that with a Tiers II-X weekly mission and let the fun begin!:cap_rambo::cap_rambo::cap_rambo:

 

As stated above it would be fantastic to have some pew-pew battles for a change. Though April 1st is in a few weeks....

 

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On 2/27/2019 at 6:52 PM, rnat said:

They are currently collecting feedback, so i suspect tier and mode at least are not fixed yet.

And as Salentine pointed out it's likely that there will be a CW season in between.

Personally I hope it will be another one like the last one (with the pickups), that was more interesting to me :Smile_Default:

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I hope will will get another one with pickups in high tier (anywhere between 8-10) with divisions of 2 allowed

 

 

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2 hours ago, dejohnpence said:

there wont be a 'normal' ranked season for a while, there should be clan battles next - which might include a ranked sprint or not.

 

There are two T7 ranked seasons next with the first one starting this week.

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