I was a pretty good casual player for my first couple thousand games with around a 55-56% WR. I decided to get good and watched skilled CC's such as Flamu. I wanted to impact my WR more and be more of a presence and carry better. It worked. I play consistently at unicum and super uni. My WR and all other stats started increasing steadily.
This last week has been an absolute debacle. I played my usual strong gameplay that I have developed. Yet game after game I found myself in hopeless matches. Understanding how to play more now I could see things going badly from the start of each match. And sure enough my team would start rapidly dying off and giving up caps, map control, flanks etc. I admit that there were times where I did not respond well. But I also tried to make suggestions to teammates to help the situation. It was clear that match after match I was facing strong players with decidedly weaker players on my team.
I played almost 15k games of WoT and have not played in almost five years for the same issues that I am seeing in WoWS. When you play at a high level and can't impact a win and the matchmaking is clearly unbalanced for me the gaming experience is ruined. I have had success in Ranked, so after I take a break for a couple days I might try to finish that. I have no idea why for a few months my improved skill set had a direct impact and the game was fun - I could impact most matches with a WR between 60-70%. Suddenly matches are hopeless. I could understand maybe a couple days, but this happened four out of five days and may have just ruined this game for me. Funny thing is I was about to spend some actual money on the game. Maybe buy some gold for a premium cammo for a T10 ship or two.
I am just posting this so that I have a voice. War Gaming seems to want to retain players and retain new players. I won't support this game by playing it if I develop a skillset and based on some hidden mechanic out of my control I cannot impact results. The game experience is ruined for me. There are a lot of issues that make this otherwise really cool game frustrating. Bottom line for me is that if this is something that continues it is a deal-breaker for me. I will quit playing WoWS like I did WoT. And I WILL NOT spend REAL MONEY on a game that has such flaws that cannot be countered by individual effort.
Positive feedback is appreciated. Toxic responses, ridicule, or mocking will be ignored.