I figured some people like to see data regarding WoT.
Anyone who plays Ranked probably realized this information already, but WG is always talking about how they collect and review data to improve the game.So I decided to collect my own data.
Data Collection: To show the meta for Ranked, I recorded some data within the first week of Ranked Battles a few weeks ago. I observed a few super-unicum streamers on Twitch and recorded which tanks were used for 15 battles on NA and EU, for a sample size of 30 battles. This was within the first week of the Ranked Battles season and it was always higher-rank battles at the time. The data was recorded manually, which was cumbersome. I understand it would’ve been better to collect data over the entire season, but again, the data collection was manual and time consuming.
Results: I am listing only the specific names of heavies/meds and their usage because the other classes were barely used and I want to keep the article from being 10 pages long. ALL tank data was recorded though and can be seen in the graphs, but the graphs don’t contain specific tank names. Ranked battles are 15 v 15.
|*Tech tree tanks not used: Leopard 1, Obj 268, T-62A, Badger, Foch B, BC 155 58, WZ 113G FT, WZ-132-1|
|*Tech tree tanks not used: Sheridan, T110E3, T110E4, Grille 15, JP E100, PZ KPFW VII, Maus, E100, Leopard 1, RHM PZW, Obj 268, K-91, IS-4, Obj 705A, Badger, Foch B, AMX M4 54, Amx 30B, BC 155 58, STB-1, WZ 113G FT, WZ-132-1, 121, Kranvagn|
Conclusions: It doesn’t take a brain surgeon (Or even someone with a semi functioning brain) to see what is happening here. The meta is dominated by heavily armored mediums and heavies that can brawl at close range to maximize EXP so chevrons can be gained. Sniping and long distance damage doesn’t really pay off because the EXP you get is vastly diminished. Note that tanks with strong turret armor reign supreme (Super conq, WZ 5A, Obj 430U, 907, IS7, Obj 277 etc). These tanks are pretty easy to play hulldown and just dominate anything without turret armor, and their armor can easily bounce even premium shells in many situations.
To me the most interesting thing here is the total lack of some tanks being used. It’s no secret the Leopard 1 is terrible and it wasn’t seen in any of the 30 battles. Other older and forgotten tanks were missing/barely featured at all. In general, German, American, and French tanks were barely featured even though they have several tier 10s available.
Light tanks and TDs were also barely used.
TLDR – Ranked is totally dominated by a handful (Primarily Russian) of brawling tanks and others with strong turret armor. Mobile tanks are also better performers to slower tanks, with some exceptions depending on the map.
Basically if it wasn’t for the Super Conq/5A, Ranked would be 90% Russian tanks.
But don’t worry, WG “collects data” and will make adjustments accordingly Kappa.
Disclaimer: This is my first article here, constructive criticism is welcome. I understand some people don’t care about data so I’m curious as to what the reception of this will be. If people like it, I will post more articles containing data, mostly collected from VBAddict on tank performance, which makes data manipulation easy and quick.
Hope I didn’t make any typos.