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Reply #5775 on: June 09, 2016, 09:35:45 PM

So apparently, every time a Grille cries from an arty shot, an angel gets its wings...or something.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

http://wotreplays.com/site/2746758#cliff-strazos-m53_m55

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Reply #5776 on: June 12, 2016, 10:10:28 AM

Ya gotta love when facing tentative teams sometimes.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

http://wotreplays.com/site/2751382#mountain_pass-strazos-kv-2

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Reply #5777 on: July 27, 2016, 08:30:11 PM

So on a lark, I downloaded a modpack with the BattleAsst arty view...Wow, mind blown, it's totally changed my life when playing arty.
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Reply #5778 on: July 27, 2016, 08:33:27 PM

I legit forgot all about this game until you bumped this post. Goddamn you.

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Reply #5779 on: July 30, 2016, 04:05:27 PM

I still need to log in and take an inventory so I can sell my account. PM me if you are interested and are bad with money  awesome, for real

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Reply #5780 on: August 10, 2016, 11:41:23 AM

So, this is just an example of what can happen with the alternate arty view:

http://wotreplays.com/site/2866934#sand_river-strazos-m53_m55

In my opinion, seeing as most arty firing arcs are fairly low and more-direct than they perhaps would be in IRL, I find this view to often be a bit more rational than the default view. It also gives you a better idea of what your shot is likely to do.

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Reply #5781 on: August 11, 2016, 03:50:59 PM

Just started playing this for fun.  Any chance an F13 clan still exists (if it ever existed)?

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Reply #5782 on: August 11, 2016, 07:43:31 PM

Never was one and most of the people on here have stopped playing from what I can tell (including me).

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Reply #5783 on: August 11, 2016, 09:57:20 PM

I play on occasion on NA East.  Nebu_f13 is my handle.

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Reply #5784 on: August 14, 2016, 11:27:24 AM

I mostly just solo, and I head to Egypt for a year on Tuesday, so I may not be playing much.

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Reply #5785 on: August 15, 2016, 01:22:46 PM

I'm finding the game near unplayable solo.  The quality of the player base is getting so bad that you're really at the mercy of your team unless you have a strong platoon to try and dictate the action.  Sure, you still get crushed some games... but it's a lot easier to feel your impact when there are two or three tanks working together.

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Reply #5786 on: August 16, 2016, 11:05:05 PM

Getting saddled with window lickers constantly was what drove me from the game. Just listed my account on e-bay. Will give 10% refund to any long time f13er that buys it  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #5787 on: August 17, 2016, 12:28:14 AM

I wish you could transfer tanks. I'd buy your 59 off of you just to scratch my completionist itch even though I don't even play any more.

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Reply #5788 on: August 19, 2016, 02:03:29 PM

I am hoping that it brings a premium price for the account. I was amazed to see that I had 33 premium tanks total...God I spent a lot of money on this game.

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Reply #5789 on: August 19, 2016, 03:06:15 PM

I am hoping that it brings a premium price for the account. I was amazed to see that I had 33 premium tanks total...God I spent a lot of money on this game.

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Reply #5790 on: August 20, 2016, 05:17:25 PM

I very rarely earned gold, so I bought a shit ton of it to finance camo and premium and shit.

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Reply #5791 on: October 21, 2016, 11:28:45 AM

So-
Accepted an offer for $500 for my account on eBay. Of course the cocksucker backs out. I report a non-pay to eBay, and they promptly de-list my offering because it is account selling. Never mind that there are literally at least a dozen other sales going on at any time. SIGH.

Wondering if Craigslist is an option. Any suggestions?

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Reply #5792 on: October 24, 2016, 05:09:14 PM

Sell it to me for three fifty?

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Reply #5793 on: October 24, 2016, 10:55:03 PM

Loch Ness Monster gets first dibs.

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Reply #5794 on: November 29, 2016, 12:58:02 PM

Is cheating rampant in the game now?  First game in many months and on the Tundra map it seemed like I was getting shot THROUGH the rock covering my side.  Didn't play again.
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Reply #5795 on: December 02, 2016, 07:18:11 PM

Is cheating rampant in the game now?  First game in many months and on the Tundra map it seemed like I was getting shot THROUGH the rock covering my side.  Didn't play again.
Back in the old 7-42 tournaments, were you have 5 teir 8 tanks and 2 tier 1 tanks, I would try to find places to hide tier 1 tanks for spotting using 2 accounts in a test room. I found the server just just did not sync with the client on a very few bushes as if the entire bush did not exist server side. I think a few rocks and walls might have this problem also. Beyond that it should be impossible to do cheating of shooting through objects because it is the server not clients deciding if a shot hits.
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Reply #5796 on: December 02, 2016, 10:44:56 PM

Is cheating rampant in the game now?  First game in many months and on the Tundra map it seemed like I was getting shot THROUGH the rock covering my side.  Didn't play again.
Not sure about Tundra but there are definitely rocks that have "cracks" in them you can shoot through.

E.g. on Mountain Pass, I can't remember exactly which rock it is (it's been a while since I've played), but one of the rocks you would think you could hide behind and side scrape from between J2 and J3 on the east side can get shot through from the west side:


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Reply #5797 on: February 21, 2017, 10:53:38 PM

Doesn't seem like anyone plays this any more but if you liked playing the Lowe they have buffed the everloving fuck out of it. Still slow, but it's very fun to play now.

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Reply #5798 on: February 22, 2017, 07:27:39 AM

Doesn't seem like anyone plays this any more but if you liked playing the Lowe they have buffed the everloving fuck out of it. Still slow, but it's very fun to play now.

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Reply #5799 on: February 22, 2017, 12:45:50 PM

The Lowe was impressive before.. how the hell do you buff it without making it supremely overpowered? Were the newer tiers of tanks enough to counter it then, or had it been nerfed to oblivion in the last 2 years?

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Reply #5800 on: February 22, 2017, 12:56:58 PM

It was a combination of nerfs and powercreep by other tanks that made it obsolete.
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Reply #5801 on: February 22, 2017, 01:52:34 PM

One of the big things they did to it before was make it larger so it became a giant tarted with YUUUUGE weakpoints. The gun was always very good though.

I remember one time I got tracked in the perfect position for all the shots to keep going into my tracks and yet I was angled to keep stuff bounching, and then half the enemy team opened up on me. 9000 damage points bounced later I felt like a KV5.

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Reply #5802 on: February 27, 2017, 07:08:16 PM

I don't believe I had a Lowe, but I had most of the other premiums. Let me know if you wanna buy my account  awesome, for real

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Reply #5803 on: March 08, 2017, 04:10:24 PM

The power creep is getting pretty bad, especially with premiums. In the past, they often had good armor and HP, but mediocre guns. Later, they had great guns but critical flaws.

Now? You get shit like the Patriot, which is clearly OP with great mobility for a heavy, good guns, troll armor. Or you get the new flavor of heavies like the Japanese - good luck penning them even from 1 tier above.

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Reply #5804 on: May 04, 2017, 04:45:26 AM

Heard they're revamping (revamped?) arty, less damage but arty can now stun tanks with a hit. Anyone tried it?

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Reply #5805 on: May 13, 2017, 05:08:00 AM

I've messed with it a little bit. Yes, arty do less alpha damage, but can stun crew for...up to 30 seconds perhaps? It basically gives some kind of debuff to the crew, affecting many critical attributes of the tank with a temporary penalty ranging from -25% to -50%, depending on a few factors. Using a first aid consumable can prematurely end the stun.

Consumables are also now on a 90 second cooldown, so you can be a little more liberal with their use. You do not incur costs for multiple uses.

More here: https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/general-news/918-spg-revision/

I'm still not sure how I feel about it - I had a lot of fun 1-shotting lazy tanks sitting in the open, and I never personally let the presence of arty force me to cower the whole match behind a rock. I also don't like the fact that now arty cannot platoon - I think limiting platoons to one arty would have been fine. Apparently, people were crying that arty would concentrate on helping platoonmates, which...as long as they're killing targets and advancing the game, I don't know why that would matter.

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Reply #5806 on: May 15, 2017, 06:54:36 AM

Ah, that's what you all meant by stunned. I was thinking they'd gone back to the old, "Inactive, can't move," mechanic that had caused the first round of changes due to all the bitching.  Crew stun seems like an OK compromise.

Still not enough to get me to reinstall, though.

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Reply #5807 on: May 15, 2017, 05:39:46 PM

What's more annoying now is the power level of the new premium tanks. You previously had a lot of one-trick ponies, but now you're seeing a lot of premiums mediums and heavies that have both great guns and solid armor. Or mold-breaking things like a turreted glass cannon German TD. I actually ran into a French heavy (+1 tier) that I couldn't pen from the front with the Steuer Emil's first gun, even with gold rounds. It's a little silly.

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Reply #5808 on: May 15, 2017, 07:45:46 PM

At this point in the lifecycle that shouldn't be too surprising, though. The only way to keep the revenue flowing is to keep the whales buying and they're only going to buy OP vehicles. There aren't enough newbs to worry about driving them off.

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Reply #5809 on: May 16, 2017, 08:44:05 AM

At this point in the lifecycle that shouldn't be too surprising, though. The only way to keep the revenue flowing is to keep the whales buying and they're only going to buy OP vehicles. There aren't enough newbs to worry about driving them off.

WG has already switched to the "make premiums great again" policy when WoWs came out. Most premiums (there are shitty exceptions) are flat out upgrades over their same-tier non-premium counterparts. But it's still better there than in WoT where you may end up not being able to damage something even tiered at all.

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