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Looks awesome! Are those battles also including planes?
 
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Yup, but planes were deactivated in last days. Maybe they'll bring them back this week but planes are deadly to tanks.
I can say that a Chaika with 4x100 kg bombs brings havoc between tanks (my KV-1 was blown to pieces by a single 100 kg bomb direct hit). I just don't even try to imagine what a ground attack plane can do (IL-2 and P-47 fully loaded with bombs and rockets comes in mind now). :eek:
 
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Yup, but planes were deactivated in last days. Maybe they'll bring them back this week but planes are deadly to tanks.
I can say that a Chaika with 4x100 kg bombs brings havoc between tanks (my KV-1 was blown to pieces by a single 100 kg bomb direct hit). I just don't even try to imagine what a ground attack plane can do (IL-2 and P-47 fully loaded with bombs and rockets comes in mind now). :eek:
Yeah I love flying Il-2 and Il-10's for exactly that reason =D. Was already wondering how they would do it from a balance point of view. I suppose that if you've got two equal air and ground forces battling it doesn't really matter. However I do see tanks as being more "expendable" and in that sense maybe players should have more tank respawns that aircraft respawns maybe?
 
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However I do see tanks as being more "expendable" and in that sense maybe players should have more tank respawns that aircraft respawns maybe?
Hope I don't get banned from CBT for posting this but this is an excerpt from yesterday patch.

Mission and game modes:

  • New RB mode is enabled. In this mode number of respawns restricted by spawn score, which can be gained during game. In this mode all slots can be used - both tanks and aircraft.
  • Each spawn cost spawn score.
  • Spawn score can are gained with active actions in game.
  • Each next respawn on the same type of vehicle costs more.
  • Types are: attackers + bombers, fighters, SPGs, tanks
Note that this is CBT and all those features are object to change. They are still trying new things to spice up the gameplay.

As for me all I want is a realistic environment/tanks/DM/spotting/aiming without respawns. Like in real life, you make a mistake you pay for it. :)
I want something different from arcade gameplay like WoT.
 
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Thanks for accepting me into the squad! forgot about the fact that I didn't use the same name on there, but apparently you figured it out:p

And I agree; the damage model on those tanks didn't really seem all that solid, while it is one of those key factors that make plane fighting really fun.
 
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My Bearcat was dusty in garage so I took it for a spin.
Fourth kill is somehow nice. :pimp:

 

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thanks all for this thread. i want!!!!
 
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From today we have a new map for RB/SB with tanks: Kursk. It's huge and with AI tanks and planes.

I've played it from 2 different perspectives:

IL-2

You must see last 5 seconds, it's a WTF moment. :D

T-34-57

TBH with this kind of map game is fine. Some spotting issues but they said that for now foliage/forest doesn't count for camo so it will be better.
As you see in my IL-2 video basically I cannot spot any tanks on the ground so it's kinda hard to hit them but if you see it then a good pilot (not me lol) can bring havoc between tanks.
 
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Happy april fools from gaijin
 
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I'm giving it a shot.
 
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same here, thnx:)

On a side note; finally managed to reach my 1st jet this week, be having two russian rank 4 planes researched(IL-10 and La-7), meaning i can take the MiG-9 for a spin!
 
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Mig-7? :confused:
 
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Haha!! my bad, Ofc I ment the MiG-9. Don't know where I got the MiG-7 idea from.

Suppose the american naming scheme isn't just cooler looking with all their nicknames :p


Edited other post aswell.
 
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Don't hold your breath with both MiG-9's.
The only jet worth from Russian line is MiG-15. Others are garbage (with capital G).
 
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Patch 1.39 is out. Release notes.

Trailer.


New Spits here I come. :D
 
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A little effort for 2 days and almost everybody can join CBT. Event.
Good luck. :)
 
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Today patch 1.41. Tanks come to OBT. Have fun with new toys. :)
 

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Today patch 1.41. Tanks come to OBT. Have fun with new toys. :)
Thanks for the heads-up! Been looking forward to this for quite some time! :D

The new B-25 variants look awesome.
 
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Also some tables with new repair prices and BR changes. Some are nice some not so nice but time will tell. :)
 
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Highlight of this update:


They had to add another I-185...they just had too...
Also, squirrels eatin' mah game!

EDIT:
The new B-25 variants look awesome.
Yes, they changed the USA tree again because of the PBJs...which, yet again, messes with my crew arrangement. *Sigh*
 
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You can max the crew points day one by paying money. Maby someday they will make a free game thats not pay2win.
 
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Oh well, my first Tier 5 tank. Unfortunately it's not German but Russian: IS-3

 
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Time passed by and the game is going to a downward spiral. At least for me.
I'm playing planes since 14 September 2011 14:11 and tanks since 22 December 2013 22:36.

Starting WT for tanks but until they appear I've had great fun with planes. Unexpectedly I must say.
But tanks arrives and I was in CBT. Things looks promising but they rushed it into OBT and Pandora's box was opened.
I'll talk only about tanks because this is all I want from this game: tanks.

I'm playing tanks only in SB. AB is for ADHD people (no offense but instead playing GF AB you should play WoT because WoT is miles ahead in fun gameplay) and RB is filled with nametags all over the map so only SB is something completely different than WoT. At least for me.
So what I have playing tanks in SB?

- endless waiting time in queue for high tiers and if I get a match is 4 vs. 4
- Karelia
- gun barrel damage
- Karelia
- Romulan tanks
- one game mode
- Karelia again
- hilarious DM
- did I mention Karelia?
- no end game content
- and much more wrong things with tanks (spotting system, rewards, multiple respawns for meds/td's, physics, maps, lack of players, lack of game modes, forced mixed battles and so on).

In fact the only working things for tanks are graphics/sounds.

Every time I have hope that next patch will put tanks back on tracks (pun intended) but no joy until now.
Yesterday was a patch day. Both on server and client. They also did a lot of changes for planes and tanks.
I was thrilled when I saw some big changes for tanks

  1. Added base visibility check when viewed through trees - at the moment it is only enabled for the armour penetration indicator in AB;
  2. Added repair and rearming of ground vehicles at capture points;
  3. Added influence of tank crew on detection. A non trained crew will be able to locate targets up to 1km away, fully trained to up to 1.5km; direction of detection as follows: commander - towards camera direction, aimer - towards barrel direction, driver and radio operator - towards tank movement direction;
  4. Ground forces visibility check has been improved.
3 changes in spotting system and one for DM system. It must be good I said to myself so I eagerly wait to go home and see the changes.
Disaster. First game in KT and after 10 minutes of waiting in queue I got this game below. It's only one minute of playing but it shows 3 gamebreaking problems which plague GF now:

- Romulan tanks. Watch that TD appearing and disappearing in plain field
- shooting through rocks
- omnipresent gun barrel damage crap


This was the drop which fill my glass. Enough is enough. 8 months of playing tanks and we are in the same point as the beginning.

And it's not only me. Pilots are upset too. Playerbase is dropping. In good old days we've had a peak of 50k PC players only with planes. Now we have a peak of 40-50k players but we have PS4 players added and tank players too. All my friends from my list already uninstalled game.
I am alone now. And sad. Hoping for better and expecting the worse.

It's time to take a break from this game and check it again after a few months. Hope dies last. :)

Bottom line it's not a rant/whine post but only a disappointed one. I've had great expectations for tanks based on funny planes but until now nothing.
 
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