World of Warplanes is nixing three-player flights

    
12
World of Warplanes

Wargaming is doing away with three-player premades in its World of Warplanes aerial battler. The firm’s latest dev blog says that three-player flights have an average win ratio of 66 percent. That number rises when the three-flight in question is “well trained,” which has Wargaming concerned about balance and inequality not only for the losing teams but for the winning teams that score fewer kills and earn less XP and credits on account of weak opposition.

“We’ve been tracking and analyzing the situation for a long time, looking for ways to fix it with slight changes,” Wargaming says. “Unfortunately, that does not seem possible and so we’ve decided to turn to radical measures. When the Update 1.8 comes online the flights will be limited to two players only instead of three.” The firm says that two-player premades don’t have as much influence over the battle, and they also give solo players a greater chance to survive and contribute.

[Source: Dev blog]
Advertisement

No posts to display

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
andresdjb
Guest
andresdjb

This change is stupid as all get out g’bye warplanes, alpha’d, beta’d, then murked

GeneMartin2
Guest
GeneMartin2

Loopstah This is why I’ve never really gotten into it, when I play multiplayer games… I want to play with multiple people, consistently, not random folks who I’ll never build a relationship with.

melissamcdon
Guest
melissamcdon

I love the game, but  nobody is playing it much.   I logged on a few weeks ago and there were 72 people online.   That’s just sad.   It deserves better.

heliaxb
Guest
heliaxb

WTF

ahahahahahaha

Goronmon
Guest
Goronmon

I guess I’m not smart enough to figure out why this is such a terrible change.

Right now, World of Warplanes isn’t built to handle competitive play at the moment. It sounds like if people want to make pre-mades for the purpose of stomping pubs in matches, they’ll have to move onto a different game. Pretending as if the result was anything different is, honestly, kind of dumb in my opinion.

Loopstah
Guest
Loopstah

“You are only allowed one friend”

Wohnwagen
Guest
Wohnwagen

WTF R.I.P.  It’s communism in gaming, every one wins and every one looses meaning that now the majority of gamers have no fun, … like the rest, … good job!

Galaji
Guest
Galaji

This just in: Teamwork OP in team-based games!!!

SmugglerinaYT
Guest
SmugglerinaYT

Damonvile I finally kicked the WG habit at the beginning of Spring.  It’s amazing how much rage you can generate over computer tanks.  No idea how they did it, but between the occasional server lag, grinding to T10, and the lack of procedurally generated maps, on the flip side it’s amazing it took me so long to step away.  I always liked WoP much better, but no one seems to play these days – took forever to spin up a match last time I was in.

WoS is supposed to be out soon.  Might give it a shot, but the critical mass necessary to flip quick turnarounds on matches seems to be the sole purview of WoT.

Damonvile
Guest
Damonvile

I guess doing something like making sure each side has the same number of premades on them and even go as far as trying to balance win records was out of the question ? I know they’ve spent a small fortune on the match maker and keeping the wait times down. In tanks at even 30 seconds people would rage about how much of their life was wasted waiting on a match…..which is so ironic to me :)