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#4041 bojan

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 1758 PM

^ Gameplay wise i totally agree. PR wise may not  have been the wisest thing to do as many people are upset over RU meds in general right now. (along with that upcoming new RU med, whose name i can't remember right now)

M46/48/60 buffs are likely well appreciated

I missed  the part where they want 1 of each class as prems for all nations.

That new Russian med is next CW award, so irrelevant for a majority of the players. Also it (has a potential) to be quite a bit different than the 140/430/62 family. Soviet one is a lazy, but safe choice (Pasholok scanned a lot of the Soviet archives regarding tank development so plenty of contenders).

Real problem is that "Russian Tanks OP" narrative is still alive among mouthbreathers and whatever WG does (and it does a lot of bad moves) it will be a problem even if Soviet tanks underperform (and a larger % of them does on EU server than any other tree).

Re M46/48/60 - 

M48 will have Urdan low profile TC cupola and better turret armor, so it will be M48A5 (I think designation changes also).

M60 also got same cupola and better turret armor.

M46 got better turret armor and some other buffs.


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#4042 Avalon12

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 2146 PM

 

^ Gameplay wise i totally agree. PR wise may not  have been the wisest thing to do as many people are upset over RU meds in general right now. (along with that upcoming new RU med, whose name i can't remember right now)

M46/48/60 buffs are likely well appreciated

I missed  the part where they want 1 of each class as prems for all nations.

That new Russian med is next CW award, so irrelevant for a majority of the players. Also it (has a potential) to be quite a bit different than the 140/430/62 family. Soviet one is a lazy, but safe choice (Pasholok scanned a lot of the Soviet archives regarding tank development so plenty of contenders).

Real problem is that "Russian Tanks OP" narrative is still alive among mouthbreathers and whatever WG does (and it does a lot of bad moves) it will be a problem even if Soviet tanks underperform (and a larger % of them does on EU server than any other tree).

Re M46/48/60 - 

M48 will have Urdan low profile TC cupola and better turret armor, so it will be M48A5 (I think designation changes also).

M60 also got same cupola and better turret armor.

M46 got better turret armor and some other buffs.

 

Ah okay. CW reward tanks are pretty damn rare. Few and far between indeed.

Sounds like all good things on the American patton series adjustment.

https://thearmoredpa...sh-med-changes/

And now the brits get the same treatment...

I get why they are buffing the Cent 3 and Cent 7 sort of (giving them non crap dispersion isn't a thing apparently)

But What i dont get is the FV4202 and the Cent AX. Those tanks are FINE as is. Yes the FV4202 is slow but its what a prem is supposed to be. A good looking mediocre tank that you play for credits..... or am i alone in thinking that? the AX turret turret down is amazing, and autobounce when hull down anyways.


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#4043 bojan

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 0753 AM

4202 still sucks. I play it semi-regularly. :( This might be too much, but we will see.

 

For AX reason is that British branch is still unpopular (IDK why, it was fun when I was playing it, but that was long time ago). It has one OP tank (Cromwell), one very decent (Comet), two somewhat (but not horribly) subpar (Cents), and quite good tier 10. And other than a stock T8 Cent grind is not that horrible...

 

Idea, from what I have read is to make a difference between hull down fighters with good view range (AX, Patton), paper snipers (Leo, AMX30 to a lesser degree), "all-arounders" (Soviets except 430, possibly US T95), brawlers (STB, 430) and "alpha damage" (Chinese, possible 3rd US one). IDK where E-50M fits there.

There is a same idea with heavies to a lesser degree.


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#4044 Skywalkre

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 1427 PM

 

 

^ Gameplay wise i totally agree. PR wise may not  have been the wisest thing to do as many people are upset over RU meds in general right now. (along with that upcoming new RU med, whose name i can't remember right now)

M46/48/60 buffs are likely well appreciated

I missed  the part where they want 1 of each class as prems for all nations.

That new Russian med is next CW award, so irrelevant for a majority of the players. Also it (has a potential) to be quite a bit different than the 140/430/62 family. Soviet one is a lazy, but safe choice (Pasholok scanned a lot of the Soviet archives regarding tank development so plenty of contenders).

Real problem is that "Russian Tanks OP" narrative is still alive among mouthbreathers and whatever WG does (and it does a lot of bad moves) it will be a problem even if Soviet tanks underperform (and a larger % of them does on EU server than any other tree).

Re M46/48/60 - 

M48 will have Urdan low profile TC cupola and better turret armor, so it will be M48A5 (I think designation changes also).

M60 also got same cupola and better turret armor.

M46 got better turret armor and some other buffs.

 

Ah okay. CW reward tanks are pretty damn rare. Few and far between indeed.

Sounds like all good things on the American patton series adjustment.

https://thearmoredpa...sh-med-changes/

And now the brits get the same treatment...

I get why they are buffing the Cent 3 and Cent 7 sort of (giving them non crap dispersion isn't a thing apparently)

But What i dont get is the FV4202 and the Cent AX. Those tanks are FINE as is. Yes the FV4202 is slow but its what a prem is supposed to be. A good looking mediocre tank that you play for credits..... or am i alone in thinking that? the AX turret turret down is amazing, and autobounce when hull down anyways.

 

Sadly, from what I've gathered still following WoT, you're now in the minority for thinking that.  When WoT started premiums were slightly inferior tanks that you used to train crews and make credits.  Apparently a large percentage of gamers are now ok with the power creep in WoT and feel if you're spending money to get a premium then it better be slightly OP (if not outright OP) in some way.  It's a shame but that appears to be the new norm.


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#4045 Avalon12

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 1702 PM

4202 still sucks. I play it semi-regularly. :( This might be too much, but we will see.

 

For AX reason is that British branch is still unpopular (IDK why, it was fun when I was playing it, but that was long time ago). It has one OP tank (Cromwell), one very decent (Comet), two somewhat (but not horribly) subpar (Cents), and quite good tier 10. And other than a stock T8 Cent grind is not that horrible...

 

Idea, from what I have read is to make a difference between hull down fighters with good view range (AX, Patton), paper snipers (Leo, AMX30 to a lesser degree), "all-arounders" (Soviets except 430, possibly US T95), brawlers (STB, 430) and "alpha damage" (Chinese, possible 3rd US one). IDK where E-50M fits there.

There is a same idea with heavies to a lesser degree.

I agree with you on the british line. It was indeed and still is an unpopular line (nowhere near as unfun as the heavy line) And the cromwell is still OP. I have all the Cent's and last i played the FV4202 after the speed buff it got, it certainly felt better than the Cent 3 in game. (that was before its RoF buff) the turret is simply more reliable and both are equally bad @ shooting in a predictable pattern. (gun dispersion feels derpy as hell)

The hull is already autobounce angle... with this buff, its in a whole new class now......


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 1714 PM

 

 

 

^ Gameplay wise i totally agree. PR wise may not  have been the wisest thing to do as many people are upset over RU meds in general right now. (along with that upcoming new RU med, whose name i can't remember right now)

M46/48/60 buffs are likely well appreciated

I missed  the part where they want 1 of each class as prems for all nations.

That new Russian med is next CW award, so irrelevant for a majority of the players. Also it (has a potential) to be quite a bit different than the 140/430/62 family. Soviet one is a lazy, but safe choice (Pasholok scanned a lot of the Soviet archives regarding tank development so plenty of contenders).

Real problem is that "Russian Tanks OP" narrative is still alive among mouthbreathers and whatever WG does (and it does a lot of bad moves) it will be a problem even if Soviet tanks underperform (and a larger % of them does on EU server than any other tree).

Re M46/48/60 - 

M48 will have Urdan low profile TC cupola and better turret armor, so it will be M48A5 (I think designation changes also).

M60 also got same cupola and better turret armor.

M46 got better turret armor and some other buffs.

 

Ah okay. CW reward tanks are pretty damn rare. Few and far between indeed.

Sounds like all good things on the American patton series adjustment.

https://thearmoredpa...sh-med-changes/

And now the brits get the same treatment...

I get why they are buffing the Cent 3 and Cent 7 sort of (giving them non crap dispersion isn't a thing apparently)

But What i dont get is the FV4202 and the Cent AX. Those tanks are FINE as is. Yes the FV4202 is slow but its what a prem is supposed to be. A good looking mediocre tank that you play for credits..... or am i alone in thinking that? the AX turret turret down is amazing, and autobounce when hull down anyways.

 

Sadly, from what I've gathered still following WoT, you're now in the minority for thinking that.  When WoT started premiums were slightly inferior tanks that you used to train crews and make credits.  Apparently a large percentage of gamers are now ok with the power creep in WoT and feel if you're spending money to get a premium then it better be slightly OP (if not outright OP) in some way.  It's a shame but that appears to be the new norm.

 

I was afraid of this. This is like game design 102.... these guys never watched Extra Creditz. Haha. Do they not realize that once you go down this road it doesn't stop? This is why SerB told people to F off. With their idiotic ideas and never ending whining.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 1751 PM

In the meantime it's bound to make them a buttload of cash.  Apparently plenty of whales left in WoT willing to throw cash at the latest FotM OP vehicle.  :glare:


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 1304 PM

Nebelburg!


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#4049 TonyE

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 1224 PM

Char 2c and FCM F1! Multiturrets!


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#4050 Harold Jones

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 1937 PM

The Armored Patrol had some stuff from a dev Q&A  this seems like progress on the premium ammo front.  If they actually follow through is another thing I guess.  I'm glad WoWS doesn't have premium ammo of any kind* and the premium consumables you can buy with gold or silver are not world changing.  Signals do cost real money, but they aren't world changing either and I've never had a problem earning enough in day to day play to ever buy them in the store.


Q: Any gold changes?
A: In patch 1.0 we’ll remove the option to pay for consumables and ammo for gold. This will make it easier to rebalance premium ammo. We have three different solutions for this:
a) removing prem ammo (new would appear in its place)
B) making gold-only prem ammo
c) rework prem ammo economy completely

*you can get some pretty colored tracer effects but I'm not sure if you buy them or get them from a mission.


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#4051 Skywalkre

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 1942 PM

Eh, I'll believe it when I see it.  The SB was supposed to be the start of a major rebalance of the entire game and that went nowhere.  Instead the game continued down the path it was on and is about as poorly balanced as it's ever been.

 

Edit: Looking over what was stated in that Q&A... it doesn't make any sense.  There are basically 3 big issues at high tiers: fantasy levels of armor (the poster child being the Type 5), gold spam (in part because you basically have to when facing something like the Type 5), and HE is broken (a subset of this is arty is still arty).

 

That Q&A specifically stated that they think arty is fine (it's not... it's worse after the rework) and they have no plans on adjusting the Type 5... yet they also said they're considering removing gold ammo.  How can you remove it without adjusting a tank that you literally can't hurt unless you're throwing gold at it?

 

Maybe their cash flow has dropped.  Their answers (and the reddit thread on the subject would reinforce this) just seem to be telling players what they want to hear rather than highlighting meaningful thought put into the issues.


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#4052 Colin

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 1801 PM

Got the first Swedish TD with the funky suspension. I think the mix of graphics, sounds, animations in sniper mode are the most realistic that I have found ingame so far.


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 1221 PM

I'm still slogging through using the Sexton. Figured I'd mostly do cannon cocker stuff. 


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 2259 PM

Dunno if chat channels on WOT are persistent or not...but grate-site and pw sport....


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#4055 Colin

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 0302 AM

I'm still slogging through using the Sexton. Figured I'd mostly do cannon cocker stuff. 

It's very frustrating to play till you 100% crew 


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Posted 17 April 2020 - 1854 PM

The amount of bitching on the forums about artillery....  :wacko:


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#4057 bojan

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 2039 PM

Other than for general gameplay advice avoid WoT forum as a plague if you want to save your sanity.


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 1557 PM

The amount of bitching on the forums about artillery....  :wacko:

 

If you're going to stick with arty get used to the abuse.  That class has been vilified, and rightly so, since the game first launched.


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 1603 PM

Still playing.  Generally enjoy the game.  Not good at it still, but I don't work at it either.  I play because I like tanks and the tanks look good.  I hate Arty and those wheeled demons.  Once I had an 120mm AP round only do a critical hit to an armored car.  Hit the side and the little demon never stopped.  They drive me crazy.  But I like tanks. 


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 0241 AM

The sad thing is how bad the game has become. Shortly after the open BETA there were rounds full of only BETA award Shermans and I still remember an awesome battle when neither side could penetrate the other from the front and our team co-ordinated in the chat that 2/3 of the players switched to HE to go for the tracks of the others team, so that 1/3 of our team could use the terrain to flank them. Then our flankers popped up over the ridge and engaged the enemy from the side, forcing them to turn and opening their weak spots for the main force. It was epic.

 

Today, this would be decided by whom shoots the most gold ammo.


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