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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Me2005 » 2015-10-09 07:34pm

For a slightly different WoT fix, I've been playing WoT:Blitz since just after launch. It's the exact same thing as WoT except modified for mobile:
Simpler crew training mechanics
Slight tweaks to the numbers on WoT vehicles
No Artillery
Smaller maps
Smaller teams
Shorter games
Light tanks are basically what you get in low tiers before you've researched mediums. They do not show up in battles at tier 5-6+ because they are useless after that.

My top vehicles are the M103, T34 (which I won in a contest), and M46. Russian and top-tier German heavy vehicles dominate because all engagements are at comparatively close range and there is no artillery. Because of that, I'm working my way up the Russian medium line. Personally, I liked playing artillery when I played full-fledged WoT, and kind of miss it, but it just wouldn't work in these maps.

It's a big app though, 4+ gigs. It barely works on my original ipad mini, and it's better on tablet than phone screens though on an iphone 6 it might be just tolerable.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-10-13 03:19am

Also went from WoW back to WoT for a while. While I like WoW, I don't think it has the same staying power (yet). The 3x experience bonus lately helped to get to up some tiers in some tank lines

- I loathed the Japanese medium line but the new Heavy line finally make them worthwhile to play. Had some good matched in the O-I Exp (when I’m not overconfident) and close to getting the O-I which is supposed to be near OP.
- I'm glad I finally traded the godawful Indien Panzer for the Leopard PT A. Even stock it appears to be miles better.
- Also unlocked the top gun on the Centurion 7/1. While the current gun is already amazing I have the feeling that good times are a' comin' :twisted:
Conquerer and AT-15 are also getting on the horizon but credits will be the main bottleneck).
- After getting the Rm Borsig I’m not interest in climbing further in the German TD line. Now working on getting an ISU-152 deathwagon although I’m very much enjoying my SU-100 so far.
- Finally, spending a little time in getting a new arty line for some pesky arty missions (the SU-14-2 schoolbus just doesn’t seem to cut it). A bit on the fence on choosing US or German.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Dominus Atheos » 2015-12-20 06:56pm

I thought this was so hilarious I just had to share it:



That's not a parody, that is literally the official video Wargamming.net put out. :lol:

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Jub » 2015-12-20 07:04pm

That got a solid chuckle out of me and I haven't played tanks in ages.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Vendetta » 2015-12-21 04:01am

I'm fairly sure Armored Warfare is trolling with their free tank for christmas as well.


It's a Type 59.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Jub » 2015-12-21 04:03am

Vendetta wrote:I'm fairly sure Armored Warfare is trolling with their free tank for christmas as well.

It's a Type 59.
Yeah, Armored Warfare takes the chance to stick it to WoT where it can. I don't blame them either, Obsidian has made the better tank game and WG is madly trying to play catch up now that they have an actual competitor.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-21 05:14am

Armored Warfare is a good tank game and I can clearly see why many people enjoy it. I still prefer playing WoT over AW though.

Thoughts on the new Skoda tank tree? I didn't bothered with tier II to IV but I find the Skoda T 24 (tier V) quite enjoyable so far (I got a soft spot for mobile glass cannons)

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Jub » 2015-12-21 05:34am

wautd wrote:Armored Warfare is a good tank game and I can clearly see why many people enjoy it. I still prefer playing WoT over AW though.
I can see why you'd stick with WoT over Armored Warfare. It's probably due to a combination of greater skill at WoT owing to time invested, and the fact that in spite of itself WoT manages to be more fun than the technically superior WTGF and AW. I consider both WTGF and AW to be better games that WoT, but if I was to play a tank game it would still probably be WoT.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-21 10:56am

Jub wrote:
wautd wrote:Armored Warfare is a good tank game and I can clearly see why many people enjoy it. I still prefer playing WoT over AW though.
I can see why you'd stick with WoT over Armored Warfare. It's probably due to a combination of greater skill at WoT owing to time invested, and the fact that in spite of itself WoT manages to be more fun than the technically superior WTGF and AW. I consider both WTGF and AW to be better games that WoT, but if I was to play a tank game it would still probably be WoT.
I've enjoyed playing WoT more (so far) than AW for the same reason I've been playing WoWS almost exclusively at the expense of WoT lately; I can dive into a game of Warships and just enjoy it, rather than worrying about twitch reflexes (been playing the WZ-132 and AMX CDC a lot). Likewise, in WoT I don't have to climb the learning curve of ERA, shaped charge vs AP, etc.

Heck, in the AMX CDC I don't even have to worry about armour angling because there isn't any armour to angle!
wautd wrote:Thoughts on the new Skoda tank tree? I didn't bothered with tier II to IV but I find the Skoda T 24 (tier V) quite enjoyable so far (I got a soft spot for mobile glass cannons)
It's worth playing the whole tree, at least until January 24th. They're ladling on everything from XP boosts to free equipment to female Czech crew just for not playing like a potato.

I was pretty meh on the tanks originally but seeing Quickybaby's feature on the TVP 50/51 makes me reconsider.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-21 12:30pm

Venator wrote: I was pretty meh on the tanks originally but seeing Quickybaby's feature on the TVP 50/51 makes me reconsider.
True, but he can make any tank look good. He just makes it looks so easy.

One of his vids convinced me to recently buy the AMX CDC as well and I don't regret it though (although I prefer the AMX 50 t for money forming)

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-21 04:18pm

wautd wrote:
Venator wrote: I was pretty meh on the tanks originally but seeing Quickybaby's feature on the TVP 50/51 makes me reconsider.
True, but he can make any tank look good. He just makes it looks so easy.

One of his vids convinced me to recently buy the AMX CDC as well and I don't regret it though (although I prefer the AMX 50 t for money forming)
Same boat for the CDC. I don't play that for raw income (step up E 25, FV201 (A45)), but to make me a better tanker.

To explain further - he posted a 10k damage game submitted by another unicorn player. The reason it drew me to the Czech line is because I absolutely hate playing autoloaders but the different balance of burst potential vs vulnerability compared to the French (and honourary Frenchman M41) made playing the TVP appealing.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Darth Yoshi » 2015-12-21 05:52pm

Venator wrote:It's worth playing the whole tree, at least until January 24th. They're ladling on everything from XP boosts to free equipment to female Czech crew just for not playing like a potato.
Honestly, the female crew rewards would appeal to me more if I had the free XP to burn on skipping all the low and mid tiers to actually get to the tanks where I can try for the crew, because I have neither the time nor the inclination to grind my way through the entire tree for them. Now, if PVE mode weren't limited to tiers 1-2 and I could grind XP with it, it'd be a different story, but this past year has pretty much burned me out on grinding solo pub matches. And since I don't do platoons, tourneys, or clan wars...
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-21 08:21pm

Darth Yoshi wrote:but this past year has pretty much burned me out on grinding solo pub matches. And since I don't do platoons, tourneys, or clan wars...
Ah, a fellow player who gets sick of lone-wolf gameplay but refuses to try the alternatives! :wink:

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-22 05:21am

The two new Rampage modes are OK. Well, at least the one where one random team fights another random team. The deadmatch where its everyone for themselves but platoons can enter as well is quite unbalanced and extremely chaotic

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by The Infidel » 2015-12-22 08:56am

Venator wrote:
Darth Yoshi wrote:but this past year has pretty much burned me out on grinding solo pub matches. And since I don't do platoons, tourneys, or clan wars...
Ah, a fellow player who gets sick of lone-wolf gameplay but refuses to try the alternatives! :wink:
The only time I play platoon, are with some old friends of mine. I never play platoon otherwise. Armored Warfare seems really nice, but I don't feel like doing all that grinding again. I now have some really good tanks with really good crews.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-22 12:12pm

I gave Armoured Warfare a spin yesterday. Actually did pretty good; the truncated crew skill curve is great (at least at low tiers).

As someone who plays on a toaster, my biggest complaint is that it looks way better than WoT on minimum specs, but runs worse.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Vendetta » 2015-12-23 05:22am

Yeah, AW runs on Cryengine IIRC which is not the most optimised for low end hardware. On medium I get 30FPS if I'm lucky (albeit on a 3 year old laptop).

They really have fixed a lot of the persistent issues that WoT has had for ages, and even made arty a reasonable addition to the game, which I'm fairly sure counts as witchcraft.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Jub » 2015-12-23 05:27am

AW tends to run pretty well on anything mid to high end which seems to be where the engine hits its sweet spot. My computer is a bit lacking in the video card end of things and sporting a Radeon HD 7970 (a solid midrange card that's about 3 years out of date) and I can still hit 60 fps with most settings up. Granted, my resolution is set lower than I'd like due to my crappy TV-cum-monitor setup, but it still goes to show that the engine isn't that much of a hog.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Jub » 2015-12-23 05:49am

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It seems 'solid' in my case is 60 at 1366 x 768 High, or 30-40 at the same resolution and Very High.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-24 02:52am

I'm glad the Cromwell Berlin was offered on the advent calender yesterday. I was really waiting for this little tank after I've saw Quickybaby's review of it. I've had a few matches where I was top tier and I felt like cheating. It's a Beast.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-24 08:47am

wautd wrote:I'm glad the Cromwell Berlin was offered on the advent calender yesterday. I was really waiting for this little tank after I've saw Quickybaby's review of it. I've had a few matches where I was top tier and I felt like cheating. It's a Beast.
I snapped it up immediately when it came out the first time (about a week after burning gold on permanent camo for my regular Cromwell, go figure). At first I ran Camo and Binocs, but with Coated Optics and Vents it's in a completely different league.

I did pinch Rudy from the winter sale because dog.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-24 08:59am

Is the Rudy any good? Because thats the only tank from the Berlin line that looks underwhelming to me.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by wautd » 2015-12-24 09:15am

edit: damn, I didn't know you got a dog with the Rudy. That's pretty neat

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Venator » 2015-12-24 12:26pm

wautd wrote:Is the Rudy any good? Because thats the only tank from the Berlin line that looks underwhelming to me.
wautd wrote:edit: damn, I didn't know you got a dog with the Rudy. That's pretty neat
The hull is essentially useless but you can use the turret to bounce if you're smart about it. It's not a great tank any more than the T-34-85 is (though with the extra HP, faster traverse, much better signal range and improved gun handling, I think it's much better than the T-34-85 just like the B outmatches the regular Cromwell). The other Berlin offerings are more competitive, but it's probably the most characterful of the bunch visually. And it comes with a dog.

Who gives you 5m better spotting distance :V.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Post by Vendetta » 2015-12-24 04:19pm

I thought the T-34/85 was a solid workmanlike tier 6 medium which I was happy to play in almost any match.

So yeah, Rudy should be OK.

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