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Arthwys 27 Sep 12 17:37

8.0 update released, physics unleashed
 
Well I spent a day with the 8.0 WoT yesterday. The new release is good for the game IMO. I like the new rendering engine, everything is much brighter than in previous incarnations. The revamped maps have been done well. there are new combat types on maps that didn't have them before (like assault on westfield) and then of course there's the new physics...

This has made my day ( and not Dirty Harry style either) I'm talking laugh riot for the first five battles and then a couple of hours testing what could and could not be accomplished using them. Westfield yesterday was a gongshow every time I was in it; mostly from people trying and failing to jump the bridge, and therefore plummeting to their fiery deaths below(I admit to being the first guy to try it on the map the first time I got there, but I left it alone after that)

Yes you can 'go where you want to go' within reason, you can ram and push other tanks, even crush them into non-destructable buildings if you're big enough compared to your opponent. You can climb over the ridge and slide down the other side, (or fall down it depending or slope or complete absence thereof) Small fast tanks like the T-50 and the T50-2 will notice a tendency to drift when cornering at high speed, fun and dangerous depending upon what your trying to avoid. You can even leap your tank onto other tanks if you time it right.

So I've found no unhappiness with this update so far. Indeed I am thoroughly enjoying the new feel of the game...

How about you folks? have you experienced 8.0 yet? do you like it or not? and why?

Hida Akechi 28 Sep 12 13:51

I am enjoying it too. But with my slow internet, probably not as much as you.

I did notice that the penetration was redone. Sadly, it turned my Hellcat from an outstanding tank to a mediocre one now. And the Hellcat was my favorite. Guess I'll have to upgrade to a different tank now.

But other than that, no serious complains so far.

I'm having a fair time with WOWP as well, but I can tell you its not quite as good as WOT. Maybe it will improve as the beta continues. We'll see.

Arthwys 28 Sep 12 16:16

I decided to give WoWP a miss... although I'm reconsidering... I have moments of weakness where I think about it, but I'm so 'gamed-up' right now it's crazy. That and I'm waiting for WoB.

Hida Akechi 28 Sep 12 16:43

Yeah, WOB is the one I want the most.

Played more games with the Hellcat. Camo seems nerfed, my gun can't hurt anything anymore. Yeah, the Hellcat is crap now.

Destroyer25 29 Sep 12 01:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hida Akechi (Post 2353758)
Yeah, WOB is the one I want the most.

Played more games with the Hellcat. Camo seems nerfed, my gun can't hurt anything anymore. Yeah, the Hellcat is crap now.

Not sure about that. I don't recall it's gun getting a penetration nerf and the changes to armor normalization aren't that drastic, especially at lower tiers. You're probably just not hitting weakspots.

Imperial 29 Sep 12 03:47

The only thing I really like about 8.0 so far is the detailed post-battle report. Apart from that... meh. I don't think we needed the old maps re-designed, they should have addressed the annoying 0 damage shots instead. As for the graphics... too much light.

Hida Akechi 29 Sep 12 11:16

I'm still shooting at the same exact spots as before. I am not the only one that has noticed the changes.

Destroyer25 30 Sep 12 00:52

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Originally Posted by Hida Akechi (Post 2354410)
I'm still shooting at the same exact spots as before. I am not the only one that has noticed the changes.

And my clan mates say otherwise. I've had no trouble penning things at the Medium TC level, so I don't know what you're talking about.

Hida Akechi 30 Sep 12 15:02

Of course you don't. I'm lying it seems. Back to the ignore list with you.

Destroyer25 30 Sep 12 19:24

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Originally Posted by Hida Akechi (Post 2355321)
Of course you don't. I'm lying it seems. Back to the ignore list with you.

You're not very experienced at this game therefor you're wrong. Deal with it.

Fodder76 30 Sep 12 21:14

Has the 10.5 gun on the Hetzer had its penetration value lowered, or is the Lee better armoured maybe?

I just bounced 10.5cm shell off the front of one and though "hmmm, never seen that happen before". He then, for reasons only he understands proceeded to present his side armour to me at a 90 degree angle. "A-ha" thinks I, "one shot kill coming up". Shot bounced off.

I used to love killing Lee's. Big ugly things that filled the reticule perfectly and brewed up with a single click. Was I simply unlucky this time?

Destroyer25 30 Sep 12 23:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fodder76 (Post 2355539)
Has the 10.5 gun on the Hetzer had its penetration value lowered, or is the Lee better armoured maybe?

I just bounced 10.5cm shell off the front of one and though "hmmm, never seen that happen before". He then, for reasons only he understands proceeded to present his side armour to me at a 90 degree angle. "A-ha" thinks I, "one shot kill coming up". Shot bounced off.

I used to love killing Lee's. Big ugly things that filled the reticule perfectly and brewed up with a single click. Was I simply unlucky this time?

Changes to armor normalization means more bounces. Do you run AP or HE with the derp Hetzer? Should should be running just HE.

Fodder76 30 Sep 12 23:57

Just HE. Normal service was resumed next time I ran into a Lee :D


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