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_N7_ #1 Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:01 AM


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Hi ppl. In the world of tanks wiki says in the view range part:

Maximum Spotting Range
You can never spot a vehicle further away than 445m, the game engine performs no spotting checks past this boundary.

Can anyone explain what this means? If my tank has 445 view range is it not beneficial to improve view range?
If my passive scout tank have 560 view range, and is hiding in a bush, it will not detect tanks past 445m?

Please someone explain this to me. thx

Ding760 #2 Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:13 AM


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It means without view enhancing equipment such as Binoculars, your view range will can never exceed 445m. With equipment such as binoculars your maximum view range is 500m.

However, if someone in front of you has spotted an enemy, you will see him if you are within radio range of your friendly tank, even if the target is over 500m away.

bloodwolwo #3 Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

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And if u have many of fps good pc etc u will spot enemys much faster :)

Neone_pl #4 Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:15 PM


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Tank Camo:
All camo values are recursive percentage reductions in enemy view range when trying to spot you, and only you.

Bushes provide anywhere from 5%-65% cover per bush between you and spotters, that is a 5%-65% reduction of enemies spotting distance when trying to see you. Good bushes are higher on that spectrum, burnt bushes/no leaf's are at the bottom. Bushes average 60% camo, with tree's averaging 35%.
Say if someone has 400m spotting distance, and you are behind a good bush, they can only see you from 160m

When you are within 15m of the center of a bush, you can see through the bush, it will not obscure your spot checks to see any tanks through it. one way to check to see if you are within 15m of a bush is in first person mode. If you are greater then 15m from a bush it will be opaque. If you are closer then 15m to a bush, it will become semi-transparent, the closer you move the more transparent the bush becomes. the moment you see the bush start to become semi-transparent, you are within the 15m amount to see through that bush.

Tanks have two innate camo ratings.

One for when the hull is at rest, and one for when the hull is moving. Moving the turret or cannon has no effect on this.
When you fire your cannon, your tank loses about 75% of it's current Camo rating. It varies based on cannon size and if the cannon has a muzzle brake.
Bushes within 15m will provide no camo cover for you for 5 seconds. that is enemies can see through your bushes for 5 seconds.
Sources point to the idea that the bush with the greatest camo rating will still provide cover ilregardless of firing.

Training your crew in camo boosts the tanks camo roughly by a factor. 50% crew by 1.5
100% camo crew doubles the tanks innate camo rating.
camo nets add 25% more off the base camo rating, so more stealthy tanks get a bigger boost.

Example run through:
so a Hetzer, with a camo rating of 30% at rest will with a full crew be 60% camo.
that is a 60% reduction in enemy view range when trying to see the Hetzer no matter what.
a Maus with 500m view range trying to see the Hetzer will not see it until
500m - (500m * 60%)
500m - (500m * .6)
500m - (300m) = 200m!
now lets throw a camo net on that
so 25% more...
500m - (500m * (60% + 25%))
500m - (500m * (.6 + (.6 *.25))
500m - (400m) = 100m!
now behind a good bush!
100m - (100m * 60%)
100m - (100m * .6)
100m - (60m) = 40m!
then round it up to 50m minimum.

one point to bring up that many don't know, you can have a vision rating greater then 500m
say a maus with binocs.
he'll have 625m total vision
lets versus that same hetzer
625m - (625m * 60%)
625 - (625 * .6)
625 - 375 = 250m!

SlicerDicer #5 Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:32 AM


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I thought trees don't work...fallen trees are only cosmetic, right?

Edited by SlicerDicer, 05 May 2012 - 10:32 AM.

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