Just a quick update regarding the new Stronghold changes. Wargaming has announced that Tier VI and Tier VIII battles would now be 7vs7, but it seems the Tier VIII battle new format has been rejected. This means it will stay 10vs10 when Update 9.17.1 goes live. This has been announced on the Russian Forum by one of the Developers.
“We have carefully collected feedback and communicated with players and clan commanders, and as a result we agreed with the opinion that 10vs10 on Tier VIII battles is the best format. Accordingly, when the new version of Strongholds goes live, the attacks format will remain the same as now. Tier VI: 7vs7, Tier VIII: 10vs10, Tier X: 15vs15.”
I’m actually not very happy with this “reverse change” on the format, because I was really looking forward to see Tier VIII battles with 7vs7. Why? Because they are closer to the Wargaming League format, so it would actually be beneficial for Clans to practice and maybe even try to get more active on different tournaments.
It would be easier for players to participate in a similar format if they could just play Skirmishes rather than Team Battles, where you have to create a team and have limited space.
On the other hand, this could mean WGL could need a change so it relates more with what players got available in the game. One of the biggest problems WGL has, and this has been identified several times, is players do not relate to the WGL format because they don’t play it in the game.
What do you think?