So here is my issue with WOWS. It is the same issues I had with WOT and the reason I uninstalled WOT years ago and no longer play it (you can look up my stats if you want: (PN DestrosFist, approx 16,00 games, overall WIN 8 of 2,000+ - half on games on an unstable connection.) Anyhoo . . .
So the title I posted eludes to the issue I have with this game. I am competitive. I like to play well and win. I have a lot of fun with this game when the match is competitive and the outcome is determined by skilled players on either side, win or lose. <- This makes the game GREAT!
However, more often than not the outcome of the match is determined before it even begins. This can be readily and easily discerned by the player stats for each respective team as provided by programs like matchmaking monitor, which I use. Is this 100% accurate in determining the outcome? No. However, I would estimate that 75-80% of the time it is. And I would say an equal proportion of that number is obviously unbalanced based on the stacking of player skill with one side clearly superior to the other.
The issues I am highlighting makes the game absolutely frustrating and frankly, not worth my time. I am posting this in the hopes that this issues will be recognized by WG and eventually dealt with once and for all. In my view this is THE main issue that has plagued the otherwise amazing games that WG puts out.
In my view there are other more minor issues. Like ships that are at least in my view poorly balanced in that they are rather obviously inferior to other ships in their respective tier and even compared to some a tier below them. Case in point: the Beyern, which I had the displeasure of grinding through, couple with consistently unbalanced match making against my teams made it rather ridiculous to play.
So this is an issue that I have been experiencing with the WG offerings of WOT and now WOWS that I have been rather disgusted with since I started playing these games in the late beta stages of WOT.
My hope is that this will FINALLY be recognized and addressed. I may give the game another shot and play the ranked matches. Or maybe I'll play some of the competitors games, which my son switched too. I don't have time to play clan battles, but pub matches have are just not worthwhile, but since this is the only way to viably "grind" through the tech trees, I really hope this issue is given serious attention.
Lastly, I'll say that there seemed to be a pattern that was fairly consistent and tolerable. It seemed that every other time I logged in for a serious of matches, or after a certain number of matches the matchmaking balance would shift from favorable to unfavorable and so on. This meant that I could win most matches by playing competitively, usually with the matches being decided by the more skilled players toward the end of the match, which makes gameplay interesting and fun. However I can say that I finally decided to do something and post this long overdue comment because the last five or six times I have logged in for a series of matches I have been on the side of teams that were obviously inferior based on matchmaking monitor and as predicted by this information offered no chance of a competitive match and made the game utterly frustrating and pointless.
I took a couple screen shots of a couple of the last matches I played before uninstalling. Yeah, lopsided losses as predicted . . .