I had read the reviews of this game before I installed and prepared for the worse. But at first it didn't seems to bad the immersion was excellent and I enjoyed hitching rides on player's jeeps to the front line where I would hold the building against the other team (that part I enjoyed most) The best part was the P2W aspect wasn't bothering me too much. Sure the fact we had to buy our own ammo let alone weapons was annoying (not really accurate). But it wasn't to bad at the moment I was actually thinking of giving a positive reveiw on this maybe even an 9/10.
Then I reached level 3.
I tried out the new modes that were unlocked for me and I was thrown into an unbalanced, annoying, unfun game of who-paid-the-most. Crushed by tanks, head shotted from superb snipers. Sprayed by suprieor weapons. I couldn't defend myself since what good is a MP34 against a one-shotting Soviet Anti-Tank Rifle? (also I'm pretty sure that useing such a weapon against infantry is banned by the Geneva convention) I just simply wasn't ready for the ♥♥♥♥♥torm of advanced players after level 3. What is also annoying AF is the lack of communication abilties among your teamates. If i've cornered by 5 guys and need to request help. There is no time to press t and type *need help at X2* because they would've sprayed you by then. Since there is no voice chat in the game. Another complait I have is the combat in general, it feels clunky slightly better than DayZ, but still clunky.
Then there is the biggest complaint of all from not just me, but from multiple people! The god-awful, rage-inducing, hair-pulling, life shortening, Pay 2 Win system. It's simple, if you don't pay, you gotta grind for hours upon hours just for a new gun! In the amount of time I played, I still just have a MP34. And whats even worse is when your creamed by some guy with the best weapons in the game who just forked over some cash.
This is why this game cannot be reccomended at all to the great people of steam. I would give it a 1/10 thanks to the semi-helpful community. But I give a 9/10 to the game before you reach level 3.
(another thing that will truely ♥♥♥♥ you off is the number of people *especially when playing the soviet faction* who people use anti-tank weapons against infantry *a certain one-hit kill*)
Another thing I think this game could have is a humans VS bots system, I can't be the only one who likes a little practise system when PvP gets to be too much. It would certainly keep me coming back. I know it's possible because of the tutorial segment of the game. I can't be the only one who likes to destroy bots every now and then
*edit* The new update from what I can tell, makes the P2W even worse, now you can pay to level up your ribbions!
*more edit* now you cannot deny that is it P2W since now the devs have raised the price of everything again! the weapons are crazy expensive, the mp40 is now over 100,000 credits, the kar 98 is no better, 89,000 credits. even the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mp34 is 45,000 credits! really?
*even more edit* As suggested by D3uterzx, the main reason why each game is who-has-the-most-tanks, is because the weapons required for infantry to get rid of them is extremly expensive with some poor souls racking up thousands in costs and making it worth it more to simply leave the game and wait for it to end.