World of Tanks

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

  1. Geek

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  2. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Personally I just don't see it. I have said it for a very long time and can say it again now that I have a few battles in the first brit unit....it is so fricken easy. I use no add-on's, no mods...nothing, Two games and I have lead time down with a 50% crew. It just is not hard.

    I started with that first brit unit, and unless I am wacked out of my mind on pain killers, I can't play it.....just zero challenge. And I can still kill tanks by watching for trees to fall in areas where there is no spotting....and that is kill them with that tier 2 tank with one shot....so wrong.

    I also have not notices less people playing them....after the last update no one played arty....now it is in just about every game....they changed something, or people figured out it is still simple.

    I will say what I have said for a very long time, take the gods eye view away from arty, make them less accurate....this is called world of tanks...seems the best games that I have are arty free...if I am lucky I get one once a night....make arty a support unit.
  3. Dysco

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  4. Audaciter

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    How would arty fire without the gods eye view?



    When you say the first Brit arty, do you mean tier 1?

    I'll tell you, the challenge comes for the Brits at higher tiers. Yes, they have reasonable accuracy, but until tier 8 or so they do medium tank damage. Then they start to do serious damage but at the cost of accuracy, and absurd reloads.

    The challenge of artillery is not the actual firing. It is the set up. Do you know where on the map the hot spots are likely to be? Do you know where you need to be to be the most effective? Are you watching the map so that you can support the weaker side? Can you prioritize targets? These are the things that most pubby arty aren't doing.

    I know people hate on arty, and I sort of get it. Arty makes me the biggest hyprocrite in the world sometimes. When I get hit by arty in my normal tanks my first thought is "FUCK OFF", but then I chide myself for knowing it is out there, and not protecting myself. You aren't going to roll out in front of a TD and then get upset when it pens you right?

    I maintain, and will continue to do so, that arty adds to the battle. If NOTHING else, it is a motivator. I can't count how many times I've seen people change their play styles when arty is present. I'm sure we all know of at least one map where we would position differently if arty wasn't in the map.

    I know it is "World of Tanks" but I think arty adds another dimension. Maybe instead of nerfing it to hell they need a MM restriction that limits each game to 1 or 2 arty per team or something like that. A lot of the same arguments against arty could be applied to TDs. They sit behind the line, often camo'd all to hell, and just point and click...
  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I think I've seen a max of two arty per side now, with one arty per side the most common - except in the lowest tier arty games.

    Not sure what tier you're playing that you see otherwise.
  6. Rafiki

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    Couple nights ago I was playing my T95 in a 10 match(which,BTW had 9 t 10s a side) with 4 arty per side.
  7. Big Bird 928

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    did you go hide?
  8. janeuner

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    Ever play Navy Field? It is something of a relic...

    This is how most players drive the the Tiger II. :puke1

    When I really get into the anti-artillery ranting, I turn the argument completely upside down. Why is it only artillery gets orbital-death-cannon mode?

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  9. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    Man, it has been more than a few years since I last opened NavyField.
    That was an addiction I had a hell of a time breaking.

    Some of you may be familiar with RedSky in World of Tanks, I was RS in navy field and spent a little time playing with RS in WoT - but too much is asked of a RS clan member (at the time I was playing with them - when they were in the world finals of WoT a year or so ago)

    I helped out as an aggressor in training rooms - basically someone to shoot at when they needed target drones.

    I need to play for fun and did not want the stress of training.... in retrospect, winning $50,000 real dollars, (or some such outrageous amount) may have taken the edge off.... LOL
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    Naaahhh....you know me...."Ran" right into the fight.lol
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    I know people with walkers that move faster than that tank... running is not what I would call it. :D
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  14. janeuner

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    I've had runs like this before, but it's always been in a platoon. Crazy...

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    Game #10 was an awesome comeback, and a testament to why you never try to cap out when you have the lead. Replay:

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  15. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    Just wait for the Cent Mk 7/1 it all changes in an instant.
    :cry
    I was the same in my Cent Mk. 1 - I could do no wrong in it and just could not wait for the tier 9 version.

    If I take it out once a week, its only because I miss my Mk. 1

    Good run though. Gratz.
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    That would be disappointing. I'm still running the middle engine upgrade in the Cent 1, so I don't expect to suffer the 7/1 mobility loss. And after operating the T-54 and the M46, the thought of full APCR at tier 9 has given high hopes. I guess time will tell...
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    I enjoy the higher tier british tanks.....they explode nicely when my arty shells land on them.



















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  18. janeuner

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    I've noticed! :rofl

    I didn't post the results from the Getsome account, but I had a similar streak there. Side effect of all that silliness: apparently I'm now purple-lite...

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    OK, done bragging. I need to take the bike out this weekend...
  19. Audaciter

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    Where'd you get that little thing?
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