I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while, and figure there’s no time like the present! These are my thoughts on why the game has been in a fairly steady decline for the last two years, and suggestions on what needs to change to reverse this trend. I should state now - I am on NA, and this is based on my experience in NA. I imagine other servers have their own set of issues.
What do I know about this kind of thing? I think good ideas are good ideas regardless of who says them, but some people care about pedigree, so I’ll reluctantly link my stats. I’ve worked my way up from YOLOtard tomato to superunicum in tier 10 tanks, and have been active in the clan scene for a couple years. I haven’t ever been in a top 5 clan, but I bump elbows with a lot of players who are.
I actually stopped playing the game a couple months ago, for personal reasons (I’m one of those poor souls who still enjoys the game), and it’s given me a chance to step back and observe the game from the outside.