Yet more news from Supertest: the Province map is receiving some re-balances! Read on for details.
(Important note: For now, the map will continue to have no tier limits.)
Province has always been a special map. Some loved it, others hated it, and others regularly died getting shot out of nowhere, about 10 seconds after the beginning of the battle. In any case, there was probably many a tanker who would have a neutral opinion about this map. When we removed it from the game in 2015, the reactions were different. Many people actually waited with much anticipation for its' return. This return finally took place in May 2018, and the map again became special.
However, opinions are still divided: some are happy with the restoration of this map (seriously, there are such people), while others ask to limit the tier for this map. They say that the map is simply too small for top machines with their larger view ranges, and the teams are fighting a battle while permanently spotted by the opponent. This opinion has appeared all over -- on the forum, in social media, or on YouTube.
We want it to be clear: we are aware of the situation, and we are aware of your opinions and comments. However, we think that the map needs some time to stabilize within the game: players should first get to know the map and familiarize themselves with the locations and tactics for this map.
How long will it take? There is no definite answer here; however, when players get used to the map, we will know about it - just the map statistics will stabilize. As a rule, this takes place within 2-3 months after the map is published. Consequently, we are not yet ready to introduce tier restrictions, because we need more data first. We will continue to monitor the average duration of the battle, how long the tanks last in the battle in the Province, what shooting positions are the most popular, where vehicles are most often destroyed, etc.
The collected data, along with your opinions, will help you make the right decision. If the data confirms that the map does not work for vehicles of the top tiers, and community members are still asking for this change, we will introduce restrictions. For now, we kindly ask you for a little patience and your opinions and remarks - along with the arguments for-or-against such restrictions.
Okay - but what are we changing if we do not introduce level restrictions? The map actually seems unbalanced when it comes to starting positions at the moment, and we intend to improve it as such. The east side has an advantage and wins more often. The Western team has fewer shooting positions, which means less organization and development of the attack. Today, we will test the patches that should restore the balance. Here they are:
The supertest begins today and we will need time to analyze the results. We hope that the effect will be to eliminate the current imbalance. We will let you know when we decide about the fate of the Province. Follow the news, and good luck in battle!
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