they got rid of those, now evrything works kind of well... altho there are some funny ones... like rajin walking on air... and climbing out of reach of wepons... and spaming trebuche all over the map.
I also left it 2 year ago when it was bad like you said, but i redescoverd it lately, specily after this money grabbing update they made to SM.
This money hungry strategy is what actualy drives me away from SM. That and the big slap they delt to old hard paying players.
I returned to War Robots, and quess what, all my stuff was still competitive, all my wepons were good, all the mechs were still hardcore... skill was rusted tho... but i relearned it, and now i have fun at it.
Golden league and climbing... without reinvesting.
Plus the fact that u grind, in PvP and you get alot from that.
There are more benefits for f2p players there then in this game.