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Can we get "classic" Halloween modes back please?

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Some of us really enjoyed the Halloween modes from the last few years and aren't interested in another highly competitive arena type mode. How about it WG?

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The problem is that for every player who wants to see the same-old familiar game mode, there are others who are looking for something fresh and different.  WG probably made the correct decision to explore new options.  

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The old Halloween game modes were definitely more fun.
WG should bring them back as 2020 game mode is pretty boring.
The 2016 and 2017 game modes were repeated every year and idk why not this year.
2019 was pretty nice too.
But WG why break away from the tradition of repeating 2016 and 2017 when they were fun and you guys already did an outstanding job on those years.

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I'm not averse to the new modes other than allowing teammates to turn on each other and teamkill. :Smile-angry:

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i dont think ive ever had more fun in operations than i did with the Halloween Ops, but i guess WG doesnt care what their players see as fun anymore

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I enjoyed the Torpedo mode and the space mode but I loved the Halloween Missions. The new 'key' mode is extremely boring for some reason and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the whole kill everyone including your own team to get the key that's doing it, not sure. Regardless, I'm already tired of it especially considering I'm not earning any credits or XP. Plus the campaign reward is the Slowkohoma which thus far does not look all that promising. 

I second bringing back the escorting Transylvania missions. At least they had style and a Halloween theme. 

This 'key' mission is just meh. 

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Tend to agree on playing the old modes. I Should update a post in another Topic on this but The lack of xp, elite commander xp, And credits make it tough to justify spending much time on this

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1 hour ago, PrairiePlayer said:

The problem is that for every player who wants to see the same-old familiar game mode, there are others who are looking for something fresh and different.  WG probably made the correct decision to explore new options.  

And if both were implemented both types of players would be able to play what they want to.

I really fail to see what the issue is supposed to be here, especially since implementation of the old Halloween gamemodes shouldn't be that complicated.

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The key point is: 

We think the onld mode is fun . It doesn't mean WG also think it's fun. Many players got T10 perm camo, and millions of elite captain XP for free; that is a pure money lose for WG. Because WG assume us will buy those stuff anyway if we can't earn them.

 

With that condition in mind, you will see why this event comes, just like other grindy and stinky events.

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43 minutes ago, tcbaker777 said:

i dont think ive ever had more fun in operations than i did with the Halloween Ops, but i guess WG doesnt care what their players see as fun anymore

Ahhh, but I'm exactly the opposite.  I do NOT see these Halloween ops as fun.  To me, they're a waste of development resources that would be better spent on the regular game, like say in developing new operations or refurbishing the old, but not in use since the CV rework operations.  

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I'm asking myself "why do I want to spend my gaming hours on this mode?"

I "might" get enough collection pieces to get a mediocre premium.

No credits, no ECXP, can't div with my buddies unless we get lucky on a sync drop.

Just drive around and shoot stuff, and that's fine up to a point.

 

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2 hours ago, JollyRager said:

Some of us really enjoyed the Halloween modes from the last few years and aren't interested in another highly competitive arena type mode. How about it WG?

Would love to see the return of the Salem Witch hunt from a few years back.

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27 minutes ago, Crucis said:

Ahhh, but I'm exactly the opposite.  I do NOT see these Halloween ops as fun.  To me, they're a waste of development resources that would be better spent on the regular game, like say in developing new operations or refurbishing the old, but not in use since the CV rework operations.  

Honestly, I have a hard time disagreeing with this on a personal level.

But I do understand WG trying to broaden horizons and shake things up a bit from the everyday norm.

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39 minutes ago, contag10n said:

I'm asking myself "why do I want to spend my gaming hours on this mode?"

I ignored the Filth Grab last year; I expect I’ll ignore this mode this year. Too much like last year’s mode anyway.

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I "might" get enough collection pieces to get a mediocre premium.

I want Oklahoma because I live there.

I said previous I’d be laser focused on getting her, but if doing so involves playing in a mode I detest? Then that may be enough to convince me to give up on Okie.

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No credits, no ECXP, can't div with my buddies unless we get lucky on a sync drop.

Wasn’t aware of this previously, but don’t find it surprising. Another reason to ignore the mode.

39 minutes ago, contag10n said:

Just drive around and shoot stuff, and that's fine up to a point.

Kind of what I do in the regular game?

Perhaps it’s an issue with the Death Match format; but last year’s Filth Grab and the mode this year I consider to be boring as hell; or at least, incapable of arousing any kind of interest in them, in me.

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31 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

Honestly, I have a hard time disagreeing with this on a personal level.

But I do understand WG trying to broaden horizons and shake things up a bit from the everyday norm.

The problem is that the only thing that we really get from WG is new ships, and I doubt that they would devote developers to anything other than new ships if they weren't working on these game modes. 

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13 minutes ago, guns_at_last_light said:

The problem is that the only thing that we really get from WG is new ships, and I doubt that they would devote developers to anything other than new ships if they weren't working on these game modes. 

Its a shame they only keep the maps for temporary things. i know they arent really designed for play, and some would object to having these maps show up in circulation but it would be cool to see a "Map of the month" that was one from past events.

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also halloween is almost always a testing ground for new crap. (like subs) and i think this year their testing bigger maps? i dunno what else... maybe more players too...

 

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9 hours ago, guns_at_last_light said:

The problem is that the only thing that we really get from WG is new ships, and I doubt that they would devote developers to anything other than new ships if they weren't working on these game modes. 

New (aka: unique) maps and game modes (real convoy mode, Axis vs. Allies, etc) would be nice.

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Halloween is primarily a test bed for possible new additions to the game.  Hence we had the sub version a couple of years ago, and based on that data and positive feedback they decided to implement subs into the game as a permanent class.

It's a pretty useful opportunity for WG to large scale test new things while having the double benefit of being a Halloween event, and I have no doubt they get a ton of data from it that they simply couldn't get if they just put a new mode on the PTS.  The only reason why they'd repeat something is if they have nothing new they want to test that year.

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Played three battles in the new mode. No XP, not a fan of battle royale, every battle is the same crap. The price of the rewards is so high, that I needed to spend more time in those battles then it is worth. Plus: it's some fantasy camo. Yeah, I know I can disable them. 

I had more fun, watching the AFK training of my new horse in another game

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0/10 will not play again

 

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@Erebthoron that was pretty much my conclusion as well, the only time I'm going to play this is as a relief from other things. It is not something I'm going to play game after game of.

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1 hour ago, Erebthoron said:

Played three battles in the new mode. No XP, not a fan of battle royale, every battle is the same crap. The price of the rewards is so high, that I needed to spend more time in those battles then it is worth. Plus: it's some fantasy camo. Yeah, I know I can disable them. 

I had more fun, watching the AFK training of my new horse in another game

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0/10 will not play again

 

That IS a pretty sick horse, to be fair.

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13 hours ago, contag10n said:

I'm asking myself "why do I want to spend my gaming hours on this mode?"

I "might" get enough collection pieces to get a mediocre premium.

No credits, no ECXP, can't div with my buddies unless we get lucky on a sync drop.

Just drive around and shoot stuff, and that's fine up to a point.

 

As it happened in the past, WG is trying new game modes to determine if they are suitable for the game.

Happened with a lot of mechanics and game modes. Subs started like this.

This is not about you (and me) enjoying the game, it's about being the guinea pigs or testers for free. Or at least as cheap as they can.

While in previous Halloween events you where having fun in a quite small map, playing "with" your teammates, even division or clan mates, now you are playing in a huge map, "against" everyone. I've played 2 battles, the first one I was killed by another player with torps (Valkirye has none) in less than 2 minutes. In the other one, I played 20 minutes until I got a key and was able to exit but remained as an spectator, the battle lasted 25 minutes.

In the second battle I fighted 3 monsters and 2 humans. Is was really boring.

To make things worse all "prizes" are behind a wall of grinding.

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12 hours ago, Princess_Daystar said:

it would be cool to see a "Map of the month" that was one from past events

I would like this too

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