Why doesn't MM consider vehicle classes? One of MM rules is interesting team composition. Different tanks have different roles on the battlefield. MM seeks to ensure variety in the types of vehicles on the battlefield so that the battle gameplay and tactics remain varied from start to finish. How does MM work for platoons? MM consider the highest vehicle tier in platoon.
Tanks with preferential status are likely to get matched into dual or single-tier battles, where their status combined with combat parameters does more harm than good. Improve the experience for preferential tanks while keeping the preferential matchmaking parameter and their unique characteristics intact. All-around vehicle rebalances on a tank-by-tank basis to improve their statistics combined with matchmaker rule revision. As a side note, regular Tier VIII vehicles face a similar issue with matchmaking, amplified by the fact that they also compete against Tier X tanks. The underlying problem for these vehicles is too many battles versus Tier X.
This past May saw us test changes to the KV Had they proven agreeable, they would have been applied to other preferential tanks. As the feedback and testing showed, the reason you take these tanks onto the battlefield or bring them into your Garage in the first place is their preferential status and unique characteristics. In response to your comments, we went back to the drawing board to work on another round of adjustments. Here's a look at where the current setup is falling short and how the upcoming changes address those areas.
First daily victory with the vehicle Coefficient of 2 No Exiting battle during loading screen or countdown No "Joining a battle" bonus. Since your tank is actually present in the battle until it gets destroyed, it can passively earn XP e. No "Joining a battle" bonus. Since your tank is actually present in the battle until it gets destroyed, it can passively earn credits e. Exiting battle after countdown There is a penalty for XP earning, but only if the tank has not yet been destroyed.