Gaijin Entertainment’s popular military vehicle MMO War Thunder is currently facing a wave of negative ‘review bomb’ feedback from frustrated fans, just ahead of its 10-year anniversary celebrations. The backlash began earlier this month after Gaijin implemented several controversial changes to the in-game economy. These tweaks significantly reduced the amount of Silver Lions currency and […]
Some War Thunder players have started a boycott movement against the game’s developers Gaijin Entertainment due to issues with the game’s economy, progression and balancing.
Should you join the War Thunder boycott? Here are some reasons behind it:
• Unreasonable Grind – Many players feel that progressing through the different ranks and unlocking new vehicles has become excessively grindy, especially for high tier vehicles. The costs have been continuously increasing without a substantial increase in rewards.
• Frustration with Repair Costs – The repair costs for high tier vehicles have become unreasonably high for many players, especially for losing matches. This discourages experimenting with new vehicles.
• Unbalanced Gameplay– There are complaints that Gaijin favors some nations over others resulting in an unfair playing field. Some vehicles are considered overpowered while others underpowered.
• Lack of Realistic Game Economy – The economy and progression in War Thunder is not realistic and based more on creating incentives for players to spend money instead. This frustrates free-to-play players.
• bugs and crashes – Many players also report experiencing regular glitches, bugs and game crashes that are not fixed for a long time. Some feel Gaijin is slow to fix critical issues.
• Lack of Communication – There have also been complaints that Gaijin fails to adequately listen to player feedback and instead makes decisions that benefit them financially. Players feel ignored.
• Show Disapproval – The boycott is mainly a way for dissatisfied players to show Gaijin that the current direction of the game is unacceptable and changes are needed regarding the economy, progression and gameplay balance.
So in summary, while a boycott may not achieve substantial results, it can be a way for players to express their dissatisfaction in the hopes that Gaijin will listen and make some positive changes to the game. But ultimately, you should decide based on your own experience with the game.