Just played a game on Mannerhieim line in my Kranvagn, took the south side and got into a hull down position doing 2k in 2 minutes. In those 2 minutes I received 2000 Hp worth of damage from 2 arties. Only 1 direct hit and I run super heavy spall liner on my heavies just to try and deal with arty. I am not stationary and consistantly dropping behind hill after 1 or 2 shots.
Thats the summary of the game that solidified my position that arty should not be allowed in ranked. While the rest of the team has to position well to counter enemies and take the areas most suited to their tanks strengths… arty reverses and aims towards a chokepoint and when someone else spots, they click then wait then click then wait. All without any worry or repercussions – yes to avoid counter arty the drive 30 feet away… like thats impressive. Simply put its a braindead role in a game mode that is supposed to be about player skill, and they consistently ruin the game for players of all tank types.
Dont even try to tell me they have a place for unseating campers, there are no 279e's or chieftans in ranked, just hit weakpoints, arty is an easy out for shit players to get high xp games. Screw the stun mechanics and bs splash dmg, arty needs to not he in ranked.