World of Tanks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    Wolveriners, is there a point to upgrading the turret? Looks like all it would do is add weight and slow down my turreting (I just made that word up).

    Or am I missing the bigger picture? :huh

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  2. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    So here is the replay for the match I posted the battle summary for earlier:

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MSZyGFJJu1c" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    So in this one I got to the battle early enough to start dealing damage at that first encounter, but I learned a few things:

    1. I trust my camo too much. Being deeper in cover could have let me not get shot at all. Camo helps tremendously, but it can become a crutch. Getting caught out in the open sucks quickly.
    2. Sick air off of sweet jumps are for the training rooms, not battles. Pretty boneheaded move on my part.
    3. I should have decided where to go more quickly near the end. The OpFor had two tanks left, I knew exactly where they were, and I didn't make a decision on where to go for about 30 seconds. Too slow. Much too slow.

    Any critiques welcome.
  3. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    It adds 20 more hit points and increases your rate of fire. :deal
  4. DomEOD

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    Haha.. winnn. Got 5 kills and won with 20 points left. Good thing I upgraded!

    This is my signature.
  5. Big Bird 928

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    <header class="entry-header"> 25.8.2013

    Posted on <time class="entry-date updated" datetime="2013-08-25T14:50:24+00:00" pubdate="">August 25, 2013</time> by Silentstalker — 88 Comments &#8595;
    </header> - it looks like no matter what happens with the KV-1S 122mm gun, the 100mm S-34 will be added either way
    - the reason for KV-1S balance is that it stands out in the statistics. Not terribly, but it does. So in any case it is necessery to somehow nerf the 122mm KV-1S, but what exactly is still being discussed
    - the German unhistorical engines removal was the balance team’s idea, not SerB’s.

    - Q: “Why remove unhistorical German engines when most of the players don’t care about their historicity anyway, but it did cost a lot of XP to level them up and it causes distrust between players and WG?” A: “We don’t care about distrust, conspiracy theorists would make up a conspiracy theory anyway”
    - gold shells use has not increased compared to before, according to developers, the gold ammo for credits was a good thing to do
    - no skill MM will ever appear: “If you get more skilled, you will have the right to pwn”
    - SerB wants to remove the new sliders from the test, he already wrote Storm about it
    - will the Object 140 have better accuracy on the move because of the improved suspension? “Tests will show”
    - officially there will not be an option to actually select, which national voiceover goes to which tank, but the modmakers will do something like that SerB says
    - SerB on constant WoT rebalance: “There is stability only in grave – in the sense that there is not one “live” MMO without constant rebalance”
    - the GW E tracks are too heavy (40 tons, 30 tons for other E-100 vehicles), these 10 tons will be moved from the trucks to the hull, it has no influence on gameplay, so it has very low priority
    - whilem the T-44-85 will carry the S-54 gun, its ballistic properties are allegedly the same as the ones of S-53, eg. 120 pen. It’s possible that the T-44-85 will recieve special shells to improve the penetration
    - maps Moscow, Stalingrad, Minsk and Kharkov (city maps) are being developed for random battles too
    - national voiceover subtitles in other language are not planned
  6. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    In 8.9, WG will add the Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai. There will then be five tier 5 premium mediums to choose from, and two that are unobtainable premiums. As you all must know by now, I will be buying the Chi-Nu Kai. I have excited since Open Beta about the promised Japanese line. This morning, I wanted to see how it would stack up against the other tier 5 medium premiums though, so I made the following chart. The numbers are from this article.

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    Make what conclusions you want from it. I am excited about the Chi-Nu Kai due to its good pen, accuracy, and turret armor for the tier. This, to me, looks like a very fun tank, and I have waited two years already, what's a few more months? :y0! It stacks up against non-premium tier 5 mediums like this:

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    Now, these numbers for the Chi-Nu Kai are just the ones that leaked from the super-test, so they will probably change. But so far it's looking slow with weak hull armor, but a great gun and a great turret. We will see how it changes while being balanced over the next few months. I am excited no matter what. IJA finally in the game! :deal

    A little history on this premium tank:

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    The Type 97 Chi-Ha (above) is in the game and a great tank, in my opinion, though shuffled away to the "We have no tanks of our own" Chinese line. :cry The Imperial Japanese Army realized that it would be ineffectual against the M4 Sherman in the eventual invasion of the Home Islands, so in 1943 they began development of the Type 4 Chi-To. The Type 4 was much larger than the Chi-Ha, but with similar lines and angling. The development ran into issues and delays so they fast-tracked a stop-gap tank solution. They took the Type 97 Chi-Ha hull and suspension, a 75mm Type 3 Tank Gun, and a new turret based on the angular Type 4's turret. Marrying them together they created the Type 3 Chi-Nu (Below). The Chi-Nu was the last tank the IJA fielded in the war. Production of them was stopped by the American Army.

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    The Chi-Nu Kai is the chassis and suspension from the Type 3 Chi-Nu, mated to the turret and gun of the Type 4 Chi-To (Below). That gun is a modified Type 4 AA Gun named the Type 5 75mm Tank Gun. The single prototype of this Frankenstein design was finished in March 1945, but never entered combat.

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    PS -- Some Type 97 Chi-Has had 120mm guns attached to them:

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    :eek1 Can you imagine that at tier 3? :eek1
  7. Morgue

    Morgue Been here awhile

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    National Crew voices (except US and Uk have the same). I am excited for this. Anyone who gets on TS with me will here me speaking Chinese now.

    http://youtu.be/IwHx0W_82gI
  8. we3

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    Please pleas pleasePLEASE pleasepleaseplease tell me I can turn that crap off - its enough to make me walk away from the game.

    They tried that lame assed voice overs once before and got laughed off the internet - so much so that they hot fixed it 48 hours after the BIG REVEAL.

    Not no but - HELL NO.
  9. Morgue

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    It is optional. I think they said you have to go turn it on in the settings. I don't know what they sounded like before, but now all but the UK sound pretty decent.
  10. we3

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    Actually SilentStalker has said it is ON or ALL OFF no voices what so ever - ALL on or ALL off is his reply .

    Also the thread - it look like not a single person likes them (again)

    http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/08/26/national-voiceovers/

    The chinese syntax is in English which the chinese players are saying it is totally grammatically wrong (show you my surprised face that WarGaming screwed the pooch?)

    Cheap code too - as the example - drive a German vehicle, have German audio. Die and change to watching someone play - say French - the audio for the French your listening to is still German and not Frog.

    Another fine job of quality control WarGaming.... we expect nothing more.
  11. vwboomer

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    I don't play arty too much anymore, but platooning with Lobster yesterday I slid into my GWPanther. I can't believe how little damage it does now :cry
    Just played another round, and even direct hits were only between 90 and 225hp :huh

    hardly seems worth it anymore.
  12. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Nice pictures and write up, THeaty.

    And what a commotion it made! For those newer to the game, it was an incredible backlash after they changed to more flambouyant voices.

    To be honest, part of it really seemed as if they hired an actual Russian to do the American voice-overs. There was something alien and accented about his louder "We've been Hit!!" or whatever the phrases were.

    Perhaps they'll do better this time? I think many likesd the neatrality with which the current voices state events.

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    Had a surprise today when I rushed my T-54 down a hill to kill an E50. Apparently the tier nine E50 can back down a hill at nearly the same speed a T-54 can go down that same hill forward. My perceived advantge was negated.

    I did get the kill, but then got killed afterward from having to linger in the area in the long amount of time it took me to get behind him.
  13. Big Bird 928

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    <header class="entry-header"> 26.8.2013

    Posted on <time class="entry-date updated" datetime="2013-08-26T17:02:03+00:00" pubdate="">August 26, 2013</time> by Silentstalker — 55 Comments &#8595;
    </header> First, some info from Overlord:
    - the bug where the vehicle says “not ready for battle” but in fact it IS read for battle on test server is a bug, it will be solved
    - the Tiger buffs will make the Tiger more popular
    - there will be no special XP/credit compensation for engines lost in 8.8
    - if you sell your Superpershing, you will get no gold compensation for its gold ammo

    Regular Q&A
    - WG will compensate premium account only if the servers were down for more than 4 hours
    - the new WG rating does not imply there will be a rating based MM
    - there will be no “forsage” mode/consumable for Germans, as the 1200hp engines (E-50/75) were totally unhistorical, the “forsage” allowed the engine to temporarily operate at 1000hp and it was available only in the 60&#8242;s
    - boiler plates of the same thickness are roughly two times less effective than armor plates, when it comes to resistance to shells. That’s one of the reasons more “layers” of Superpershing armor will not be modelled, it will stay as it is in 8.8
    - the reason Leopard prototype has such a thin armor (50mm) is that by that time, all the countries used HEAT and subcaliber rounds en masse and the designers thought that no matter what they do, the armor will get penetrated anyway, so they might as well make it withstand only low caliber weapons fire from autocannons, while making the vehicle lighter and faster
    - the German tanks didn’t have historical modules in the past, because “it was not possible to do it from the start” (SS: I guess it’s tied to the evolution of the branches, where vehicles were forced to fill other niches, f.e. +/-3 tier spread)
    - SerB has a Moskvich 2141 from 1993 as his car
    - Soviet 1200hp engines are historical, as it was basically two 600hp V-2 engines working in pair
    - Q:”Will you make the commander’s copulas not damageable by shells?” A:”And what about a ‘make me invulnerable and kill all’ button?”
    - reward tanks from missions will be hard to obtain
    - SerB on how much historical WOT is: “We balance the historicity and the playability in such an extent we consider necessery”
    - despite the fact tanks are being balanced around their top configuration, SerB states that no gun is considered to be “top” and thus the two guns for T-44 for example (D-25T and LB-1) are considered equal
    - RU251 will not come in 8.9, as there are still some issues with obtaining some info from Münster
    - the idea is that free experience should be shared between WoT, WoWp and WoWs, but the developers are still waiting for some technical solution on this
    - Q: “You removed the unhistorical engine from E-75. How do you know what engine was historical, when the vehicle was never built and no engine was installed in it?” A: “No engine was installed in it in real life, so we’ll just remove all the engines from it”
    - Object 139 won’t be introduced as a separate tank
    - the entire German E-series rebalance is a compromise according to SerB
    - Havoc server-side destruction physics will be implemented
    - S-34 (the new coming KV-1S gun) is roughly equal to the 100mm D-10T, it’s a bit weaker in secondary parameters
    - SerB is still fighting to keep the 122mm KV-1S
    - 2nd German TD branch in 8.9? “It’s possible”
    - 7/42 companies: “when it’s done it’s done”
    - the fire extinguisher change is not actual ATM (SS: there was a plan to make all the fire extinguishers automatic, with the skill reducing the delay in which they activate)
    - Q: “Why does not shooting allies who are capturing enemy base reset the capture counter like when you shoot enemies?” A: “So that retards – and you did try that, didn’t you? – don’t disrupt the capture while screaming ‘No cap!!!!!!’”
  14. Morgue

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    The 112 and the t-43-3 are now available to test on the test server.




  15. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    When I do critiques, I watch the video once, pause when I type a note, then hit play again. Here is what I saw:

    TL;DR - At 4:00 you forfeited the game to the green Pz4 to win against an M2 Medium. Was the Pz4 damaged? Was the M2 Medium firing 75mm HEAT? The video doesn't show.
  16. Theaty Hannington

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    Thanks, Dave!

    I'm excited about this! :D I think the Chinese voice actor sounds great.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So this morning, in search of 30 kills, I was playing my usual kills suspects: Type T-34, M10 Wolverine, Le Heffer, and the T40. I had this match in the tier 4 T40, my second favorite TD so far:

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    For contrast, 1577 was the lowest T40 score to win gold in the recent content. With 2574 damage and 8 kills in a tier 5 match, I was 153 XP away. :huh Those contest winners must have been in tier 6 matches. :deal I am in awe of their accomplishments. In 199 matches, this one, number 199, is the best I've had, and I love the tank. I wish I could find the replays that won the T40 by Mar0uder, GallionFo, and HIPPOCRIT.
  17. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Thanks a ton! This really helps. I'll rewatch the video with your notes. You rock! :clap

    As you well know from platooning with me, my meta game is shit. The specifics on how to improve that are very appreciated, as are the rest of the comments about specific tactics. Thanks!
  18. Morgue

    Morgue Been here awhile

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    I know this was not a critique of one of my games (would take too long to type), but there is a lot for me to take away from that critique paired with that video.


    I need to record and watch my videos. I do this stuff ALL the time and don't recognize it while I am doing it. Apparently I don't recognize it while I watch someone else do it either. I need to develop an eye for these things.
  19. janeuner

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    No prob. Gave me something to watch while I ate lunch.

    I go here to watch good replays and then read the subsequent reviews. They are both entertaining and informative.

    If you can toss one on youtube, I'll get to it eventually.
  20. Theaty Hannington

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    So we both come out on top! I get an awesome critique, you get entertainment. :deal

    Thanks for the link! I will check that out after work today.