Ranked battles have certainly brought a lot of discussion to the Forums and other media. While it was an highly expected feature, Improved Equipment and Bonds did create a black cloud above it, with part of the Community against it and others welcoming it.
Now that we are a few days in after the launch of the Beta Season, players started reporting one issue: the more they progress in the ranks, the more they get the same map. This is a know issue and Wargaming has talked about it:
When we launched Ranked Battles, we wanted players to get into battle as quick as possible with other players of their corresponding Rank. Unfortunately, the new map rotation mechanism introduced in 9.18 would significantly increase the waiting time in the queue Therefore, we decided in favour of reducing the waiting time to get into a battle. This is still a Beta Test and we will certainly take note of players feedback and take care of all problems that might appear.
I’ve noticed this almost as soon as I ranked, I was getting the same map, over and over again, the only thing it was changing was the side I was on. Hopefully more players will start playing Ranked Battles and Wargaming might be able to fix this issue.
But my issue with Ranked Battles isn’t the map rotation, is in fact how some (a lot) battles are developing into an entire team going to a single spot in the map…
I need more time playing and testing to come into my own opinion about Ranked Battles, so I’ll talk about this in more detail in a few days.