Ikoma wrote:So... Cyberpunk 2077 is having a very bad week. But in completely unrelated news, World of Tanks Console update 6.0 has lit a much smaller dumpster fire of its own. WoTC isn't nearly as big as C'77. You won't see this on video game news sites. But it is... bad.
Almost every single thing got changed between the last version and the 6.0 update. Down to game play... I mean, yes, it is still a game about tanks shooting other tanks. But sighting, target, hell, almost everything is different. The UI is completely new. The community is up in arms and I have to say my first inclination is to join them. For me, the biggest problem is I feel like ALL my previously compiled knowledge is worthless. I don't know what skills do what anymore. I don't know what equipment does what anymore. I don't know the new reorganized tech trees. Or Commander system. Hell, playing the game there are times I am not sure what buttons do what anymore. And that's frustrating.
BUT... while this is all new, it's also true that the new thing might be okay... or even... <gasp> good? It's just I'll have to put a lot of effort into learning the new systems to even know if they are something I want to get good at again. A lot of players are not willing to do that. After all, what's to stop WG from doing this to us again? Leveling the playing field but massively changing the game out from underneath us.
That said, while I was okay with the last two seasons themes (WWE & Hot Wheels), I do LOVE the Action Heroes theme of this season. So... silver lining?
Similar thing happened with me and League of Legends, but instead of one big change it happened over the course of a few years. And I don't think the changes were for the better in the long run as you say the WoT update might be.
My main play-style just slowly became less and less viable and there was enormous and steady power creep in the new characters. I got to diamond rank 3 seasons in a row from 2015 to 2018 and then the following 2 seasons were so un-fun for me I just stopped playing ranked and then this year I finally uninstalled.
I kind of wish I had quit sooner before my memories of it were soured by over a year of really shitty experiences.