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Epicenter: Yay or Nay?

Epicenter: Yay or Nay?  

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  1. 1. So what do you think? Should we keep epicenter or let it go the way of the Kitakami?

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So what's your opinion of the epicenter game mode?  Should it be kept, or should it be sent the way of the Kitakami?

 

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I enjoy it. Why get rid of a mode that is such fun?

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Fine mode, tbh the caps should tick for larger points when captured... and it should not exist on tears of the desert. 

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 I think it's a good mode, makes sure ships don't drift off to the map edge and snipe.  But it just doesn't work on some maps like Tears of the Desert, which removes player agency.  What can you do in Epicenter on Tears of the Desert in a Battleship?  You can't take the epicenter because you'd be obliterated by a battle-line of ships crossing your t since there is no cover at all.  So your only options are, sail east in a circle or sail west in a circle.  Yay...  Only DDs can take the epicenter and if they screw up, you lost, before you could even do anything.  Yay...

 

What Trident gets right is that Battleships can actually contribute, since there's a large island in the epicenter.  Even if you hide behind the island, you can be flanked on two sides, so it requires strategy in order to contest it.

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I agree it's bad on 1-2 maps, but it's the only game mode that really encourages players to get in close, which to me is way more fun than the long range sniping nonsense that the normal 2 game modes turn into.

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One more possible answer - 

"Make it Optional"

 

World of Tanks allows you to pick the battle modes you would like to play.  I would like to see WoWS incorporate this feature.

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epicenter should be on Ocean. I will fight you on this.

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Epicenter works and is a fun battle mode on Trident and Big Race.

 

But there is a reason its called Tears of the Players.

Cause no one wants to play Epicenter on Tears of the Desert, not the BB who camp in the back, not the Cruisers hugging the islands for dear life and not the Destroyers who are dying in the center trying to spot the enemy destroyers so they both can be shot at by the campers. No word if Carriers care or not, those cold hearted eyes in the sky flying around like vultures waiting on their next meal. 

Someone once suggested they put Epicenter on the Ocean map, we're not sure if they did because that map is so rarely seen and even than only with 3 cap domination. 

I do think the captain that came up with this suggestion was sent to a gulag. Something about needing their skills in the management. 

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It would be better if they used buoys instead of white lines on the water, those really put a damper on the ambiance of the game. 

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3 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

But there is a reason its called Tears of the Players.

I was recently in a game where someone called it "tears of the cruisers."

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1 minute ago, Snargfargle said:

It would be better if they used buoys instead of white lines on the water, those really put a damper on the ambiance of the game. 

And maybe an Oil Platform at the center to explain why we're fighting to the death over a patch of water.

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Just now, Sventex said:

And maybe an Oil Platform at the center to explain why we're fighting to the death over a patch of water.

That would actually be interesting. Or even a small atoll with an air base on it. In fact, I'd actually like to see that -- an airbase island that could be captured then used as an alternate point to launch and refuel planes from.

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Keep it, but make the caps worth more points and get rid of it on certain maps.

 

I actually think it could be interesting on Ocean. :cap_haloween:

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26 minutes ago, bat1159man said:

One more possible answer - 

"Make it Optional"

 

World of Tanks allows you to pick the battle modes you would like to play.  I would like to see WoWS incorporate this feature.

Not enough population that is the official answer anyways.

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Epicenter is fine. Stop expecting your destroyers and cruisers to do all the work for you while you hide behind an island from the scary HE that might tickle you slightly.

 

Over the years I've noticed that most of the people who hate Epicenter as a game mode (Not specifically Tears, that's a different issue) are battleship mains who hate a mode that forces them to be closer than 20km to their opponents.

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Nay on Tears of Cruisers, Yay on Trident. ToD: Epicenter is bad unless you are in Yugumo. 

What we really need are maps specifically for Epicenter.

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51 minutes ago, bat1159man said:

One more possible answer - 

"Make it Optional"

 

World of Tanks allows you to pick the battle modes you would like to play.  I would like to see WoWS incorporate this feature.

Absolutely not.  WoT should remove the ability to have optional modes, not the reverse!!!

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1 hour ago, cometguy said:

Yay on trident, nay on tears of the desert. Is it on any other maps?

It's on Big Race too.

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49 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

It would be better if they used buoys instead of white lines on the water, those really put a damper on the ambiance of the game. 

Meh, the white lines don't bother me.

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