Hey WoW players, long time game player but relative noob to WoW. Really disappointed but not surprised by the treatment of new players by the long term players! Throwing insults at the new players is just an act of cowardice! None of this has come my way, but reading some of the forums to learn more about the game was an eye-opener. There are a lot of Trolls out there.
It's a game designed to make money, and lots of it, for its corporate master and Google, so there is a certain amount of unfairness in the game to make you get out the credit card or buy Google Play cards. Simple as that. Sometimes the unfairness of the game (i.e. skilled players picking on new players or robot-players out and out cheating) can become awfully discouraging. You can debate whether its cheating, but let me tell you from an expert, THE LONG TERM PLAYERS ARE LYING TO YOU! Yes they developed skills playing long term (some of them), others simply paid their way to the top, possibly with Mommy's credit card. Very easy to hurl insults from the top. Not much satisfaction buying your way, but to each their own.
So have fun with the game, have something ELSE to do waiting for the game to reset when you get hyper-killed by robo-stealth ships or an elite player 10 seconds in to the game. Once back don't worry about surviving or points or what have you...just have fun with it. Save the credit card for when you get bored with your current ship.
Further in this theme, elite players will tell you to practice practice practice and you will get better and what they are doing is not really "cheating". That is sort of true, BUT follow this logic: How do you get better if you can't actually play the game??? If you are killed seconds in to the game and almost every game what are you learning? How to die? That the opposition has murderously accurate fire and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOU DO can dodge it? I know how to maneuver and dodge and the best way to avoid torpedoes but in WoW against robots and elite player IT DOES NOT WORK! Like many new players I'm trying to learn but the game simply will not allow it? Note that avoiding being killed or any kind of balance play means you don't meet the game goals and your team loses. Your team is generally formed by noob players such as yourself and cheater-bots playing for the OPPOSING team but supposedly on your side (watch how they play), so you will get demoted and punished for their poor play. It's a tough learning curve!
I'm trying to contact customer service yet again but their web site is completely down (last 2 days now). Thye need a learning area that one can learn and progress in and not be bullied by cowardly elites and cheater-bots. And I don't mean Co-op, that's simply too easy, the bots in that forma are suicide-bots!
Hey buddy, long-time player but first-time poster...
Yeah, it's a frustrating game. However I dunno what you're meaning by cowardly elites and cheater-bots. For sure there's people that play and play all day long, but generally they're not the ones who've bought their way in to the rankings via premium/premium ships - Those guys are easy to spot as they'll have a premium ship but 0 idea how to play the game.
If you're getting smoked that quickly in the game, I'd suggest you slow down a bit and not lead the charge. I, for one, don't do well in Destroyers or Cruisers - Give me a lumbering Battleship any day to give covering fire from behind the smaller ships. Even on a bad day, I'm not the first to get knocked out.
Calm down, take a breath and get used to the frustration of the grind. It helps if you've got a few different nations ships going on at the same time too... I always start the days battles in the Wyoming and switch between that and the Kaiser until I've won in both ships, then move up to Konig and Kongo. Rinse and repeat until I'm done for the day (I only have ships up to Tier VI at the moment).
I rarely lead the charge! At present all I have is an Erie gunboat, great for shooting at a distance but not in-close combat, plus a Nicholls destroyer that should be called Sink-Me! I only recently figured out how to tightly group my torpedos, and that one is on me. I've also noticed the purchase-noobs with premium ships and no idea how to use them. But I'm a long time de-bugger/tester of programs so I have noticed some rather unpleasant things too, particularly when I'm playing hard to hit/hard to get. Teleporting ships that you have full detection on that suddenly jump from far away then appear directly parallelt to you and torp you dead instantly...perhaps a server glitch but I report that. It has nothing to do with detection or clever tactics on the part of the player, particularly when they come from OFF of the map. Enemy ships directly beside you 10 seconds in the game! Shouldn't happen, but from time to time it does. More common is something that makes you think the opposing team is actually all A.i. but more likely a cooperative team slumming/bullying the noobs....suddenly every opposing ship is long-distance targeting you, detected or not, and since the entire sea turns to shelling no amount of twists and turns helps...you don't have the time anyway...INSTA-KILL I like to call it. One that I have caught a few players at are usually in Japanese or Russian destroyers...indestructable! While I'm sure they are good ships with good players, premiumed to the max as are my modest ships, they should take damage when hit. I have seen these ships take a half-dozen or more torpedo hits and dozens of shell hits but their damage bar does not move down at all, even though the attacking ship get points. Said indestructable ships then annihilate all opposing ships rapidly. At first I thought I was missing something, then when it happened again and again I paid more attention and realized these ships were totally unkillable. At best I have been able to report two players pulling this hack, and am trying to get some video for WoW to action. I played for a month then royally screwed up my game and somehow lost all my XP, so i created a new account and started over. That makes me a relative noob at this game with only 2 months experience. However, and I say this with all sincerity, I'm going to stay a noob if half the time I join a game and regardless of anything I do I'm dead in seconds because the game is crowded with elites who INSTA-KILL the opposing team. No way to practice and improve with that happening. I have also noticed that I am frequently on the team where several ships on my team run away and hide and refuse to fight, just zip off to a corner and wait the game out, so over-all you lose, slowly if the opposing team is "normal" and quickly if they are elites. I don't know if this is bad A.I., noob players, or cheater-elites playing for the opposing team (not sure how they arrange that to be honest). It was a common cheat in Navy Field to get your friends on the opposing team and turn traitor, but far more difficult to pull off in WoW. Regardless, I'm loving WoW and will persist on my way to better ships. I play exclusively in random battles to max my XP, besides which the co-op battles are far too easy and give no practical experience. WoW may be bringing something better than co-op to the game, so fingers crossed! Finally, my pet peeve are elites who don't want noobs to learn. The good thing about Navy Field there were players who helped you learn so the game improved overall. Sadly the entire game was all-too frequently ruined by cheaters and the game monitors just couldn't seem to kick them out fast enough. Perhaps I will learn otherwise as I spend more time in the game, but so far in the forums all I have seen is lying and hurled insults at noobs just trying to learn and becoming baffled. My only advise there is yes, do slow down, maybe quit and come back later. I find there are fewer mysteries playing in the off-hours, when all the ships behave normally and there is far less "cheating" and bullying. At least that is the experience so far.