World of Warplanes

World of Warplanes

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KingKickAss Sep 12, 2018 @ 12:09pm
Trying to save it by bringing it to Steam?
I used to play this game back when it was in the open beta, but the playerbase has died off to the point where they actually added bots to the game where you que up. These "12 vs 12" battles against other players don't actually happen anymore. Its like two or three players vs two or three players and the rest are bots. I also recall the balancing being all over the place, there being like one or two planes that will just dominate all the others and the advantage a plane has being a tier above yours is incredible and when there is next to no player base, its not even balanced out by you having people of that tier on your team since its like 2v3 battles. I would actually lose a lot of money by playing a Tier 6 or 7 so progression cant be made. Mind you that was before they added bots, but I mean, they're bots. I also heard that recent updates bothered a lot more people as well.
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+Tooterfish Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:00pm 
I've never seen 2 or 3 players, rather me vs the other guy and our 11 bots. Everyone sticks to lower tier so, you're right, progression is pointless. Not sure why WG is promoting this game anymore as they must surely play their own stuff once in a while.
Sci The Scientist Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:00pm 
I did like this game, but yes wish it were more popular.
They should just put World of Tanks on Steam instead if they want a boom in popularity. This game died ages ago.
KingKickAss Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:28pm 
Before the bots were added, I would be in matches that were like 2v3. The game died out not too long after coming out of open beta. I very highly doubt that a dead game like this is going to be able to woo the War Thunder crowd and its basically coming out of the gate talking about 12 v 12s when it already doesn't have a playerbase to really support that claim.
Priolia Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:29pm 
Originally posted by KingKickAss:
Before the bots were added, I would be in matches that were like 2v3.
have you tried it now?

KingKickAss Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:30pm 
I played a little bit after they added the bots and it was like 2 players and 10 bots on each team. Thats pretty much when I quit. I also remember the AI controlling the bots would just fly the plane right into you and kill you and itself.
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Navy3001 Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:54pm 
i like this game! i find it overall more fun then war thunder air fighter force! were only thing that matters is fighters that one shot! were in World Of War Planes you have HP so you cant be one shot. And, they did bomber gameplay right! unlike war thunder
☆Efina☆ Sep 12, 2018 @ 1:56pm 
honestly. im amazed you seen people in at least a 1v1 with bots filling slots. every match i went into was 1v0 or 2v0 with most of the match being bots. had about 5v5s near the beta but that died out real fast.
Zalzany Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:06pm 
Its crap I was in the clased alpha testing it was just horrible they cut so many corners going "we don't think players will really enjoy take off and landings so, were not gonna waste man hours doing it. We don't think players will want to fly large planes like bombers so were not going above heavy fighters as we feel its a waste of money to devolop."

I mean I tried coming back to it 3 times since its launch it was dead as a doornail every time and honestly Warthunder did every thing better.

And navy is crazy, its the HP bar that makes this one kind of crap I can't do a stratigic strike and rip your wing off, I can't shoot a 37mm HE shell into you cockpit and kill the pilot. I mean if you such bad at arial combat the HP system is more forgiving but if you letting people shoot your pilot and wings off, well your gonna get your HP chewed to shreds in this game almost as fast...
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Priolia Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:09pm 
Originally posted by KingKickAss:
I played a little bit after they added the bots and it was like 2 players and 10 bots on each team. Thats pretty much when I quit. I also remember the AI controlling the bots would just fly the plane right into you and kill you and itself.
Well, probably you should try it now before you write about the game)
Priolia Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:12pm 
Originally posted by Zalzany:
Its crap I was in the clased alpha testing it was just horrible they cut so many corners going "we don't think players will really enjoy take off and landings so, were not gonna waste man hours doing it. We don't think players will want to fly large planes like bombers so were not going above heavy fighters as we feel its a waste of money to devolop."
Well actually WOWP DO have bombers now and is going to have Air fortresses really soon. And lots of things changed ... Starting from a game mode and ending with progression system. I'll agree, when you left on closed alfa (which was how many? 3-4 years ago?) it was a totally different game from what you will see now..
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KingKickAss Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:15pm 
Originally posted by Priolia:
Originally posted by KingKickAss:
I played a little bit after they added the bots and it was like 2 players and 10 bots on each team. Thats pretty much when I quit. I also remember the AI controlling the bots would just fly the plane right into you and kill you and itself.
Well, probably you should try it now before you write about the game)
You're more than welcome to tell everybody that the state of the game is not how they have been saying it is. I am just speaking from all the experiences I have had with the game overtime and when I did looked up the game recently, it seems like it hasn't really changed, if not gotten worse.

Originally posted by navy3001:
i like this game! i find it overall more fun then war thunder air fighter force! were only thing that matters is fighters that one shot! were in World Of War Planes you have HP so you cant be one shot. And, they did bomber gameplay right! unlike war thunder
Really? I mean you technically don't get one shot, but there have been plenty of times where I was killed in about one to two seconds because an enemy got their sights on me and there wasn't much that could be done about it.
Navy3001 Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:19pm 
"Really? I mean you technically don't get one shot, but there have been plenty of times where I was killed in about one to two seconds because an enemy got their sights on me and there wasn't much that could be done about it."

when i play a fighter and i get in a dog fight gwith fia player (checking via leaderbord) i make sure to get in a turning war, fighters to win that..wins the dogfight, Also, i was mostly talking about Bombers since in war thunder bombers die by the time you blink were in World Of War Planes...

You have a fighting chance to fight back and defeat the one attacking you unlike war thunder..were by the time you see bullets you are allread heading to the ground with a huge repair bill
ctiger Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:26pm 
Originally posted by Priolia:
Originally posted by KingKickAss:
Before the bots were added, I would be in matches that were like 2v3.
have you tried it now?
I have. I had over 18,000 battles played prior to 2.0. I played 2.0 for a few months before quitting for good. The fact that you have finally brought this game to Steam at this piont is just another example of your failure to market this game properly. Had you done it back around update 1.4, it just might have grew the game. Instead, you continue to change the game, against the wishes of the player base, looking for that "magic bullet" that will bring in the masses.

So here we are, almost 5 years later, and still you cannot return the player base numbers back to those of the v1.4 high point. Coming to Steam now is a little too little, little too late, desperation move.

To those of you considering this game, I say this: It's F2P, so there is no risk in trying it out. But, i would strongly discourage you from spending any money on it until you are sure you like it AND, wait to see if moving to Steam has any real impact on player numbers. This game has had way more bad spells, than good, but I stuck with it for four years to see if the Devs could finally turn it around...take it from me, they have not shown virtually any sign of knowing what to do with this game in the past 5 years. Coming to Steam is probably their last "roll of the dice".

Rend Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:32pm 
Looks like desperation to me!
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