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Poll: Hitbox skins (805 members have cast votes)

What do you think about hitbox skins?

  1. They should be forbidden (385 votes [47.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  2. They help my gameplay keep them as they are (89 votes [11.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.06%

  3. If removing them means all skins are illegal I would like them to stay (162 votes [20.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.12%

  4. I dont care (169 votes [20.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.99%

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Inporylem #1 Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:54 PM

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So what do people think about these hitbox skins? Here you go
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bubbs #2 Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:55 PM

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A link or something would be helpful because I have honestly no idea what you're talking about.

Sharpe #3 Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:11 PM

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They should definately be forbidden - though I don't think that will happen soon while at the same time keeping support for custom skins.

Perhaps at a later stage of development custom skins will not be allowed anymore, instead, having an ingame interface to chose from several official (using gold) and player made skins (using credits, which would have to be approved by devs).

Orree #4 Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:29 PM

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I think these might be kind of nice as a training aid for new players (heck, I'd probably learn something form them), but I don't think it's cool to be using them in actual battles.  As much as I love and make use of the user-created historical skins, this sort of thing was inevitable and will be abused.  I rather hope they add better default skins to the game and disallow the ability to use skins of this type.

Cynabal #5 Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:59 PM

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Who cares its not like you can hit a tiny red box on the side of a T-54 at 500m anyway??

It really doesn't bother me most people know where some of the weak points on most tanks are and even when they shoot them they rarely affects the outcome of the fight, not like you can drive around one shotting people?

MiG_Hunter #6 Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:13 PM

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Weakpoints should be known by trial and error, asking people or reading stuff on forum and other places. Not by some random guys skin...
I voted for making these skins forbidden.

Sharpasaspoon #7 Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:35 PM

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This is a paste of the post I put on the hitbox thread.  I thinks its valid here...


"Very interesting and useful but only at close range. It makes it all a little 'gamey' to use a RGP term.

Speaking from an entirely personal point of view... I've tryed them but I'll go back to realistic skins download for visuals. All those wild colours make them look like gaming pieces not tanks. "

BrusilovX #8 Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

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I think they should not be allowed.

However, as the skins are only on the game as you see them no-one else sees what is going on.  Such things could lead to a ban of all modified skins and I like my 'realistic' skins downloaded from this forum.

LordJebe #9 Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:58 AM

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They can't be considered cheating. You can do the same job yourself by testing every tank out for weak spots, or by learning from playing the game. These skins then are shortcuts, as you can learn all the spots to shoot at by other, harder means. And seriously, come on, they only matter in close-combat, where you are aiming at the same spots anyways. Use your common sense.

Personally, I don't care, because I don't use the skins and I will stick to the skins I have now as they look much better.

@incurably_myself #10 Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:21 AM

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tested the skins out of curiosity with ma mates in training battles
dunno who was the lazy one  but about half the coler codings are wrong and i mean dead wrong   expecially T54 has some false info and the panther 2 aswell


btw calling it cheating
if you go thatf ar then changing the profiles (on the side of the screen) is cheating aswell cause you have to learn the profiles by heart the other ones have the advantage of knowing what tank it is

or like in this pic
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armor values and names !!!! that would be cheating aswell

BallsOFSteel #11 Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:17 PM

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Do you guys use armor penetration color reticle?

Then why bother with ugly hitboxes skin.

Pravda #12 Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

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Because my reticule doesn't change color to white when I'm aiming at the ammo rack?

The utility of these skins is obvious. Or so I thought.

Can't say I'm a fan though. But at long as skins are laissez-faire and not vetted, their existence is unavoidable.

Naeron66 #13 Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:32 AM

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These skins do no more than help people remember where the useful aiming points are on tanks to improve the chance of module/crew damage. Its pretty laughable that remembering where they are is Ok but being reminded where they are is somehow a heinous crime.

AlfaDk #14 Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:45 AM

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aslong as you cant hit 100% where you aim anyway I cant see the problem (but I better like the nice camo schemes ppl have made :) )

Bonecrusher #15 Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:08 AM

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It's not cheating imo. But I don't know, this seems like a desperate solution for desperate ppl who are desperately trying to win instead of enjoying the game. I like to play this game on highest graphic details, enjoying the view instead of having some skins who makes all the tanks looking like broken toys.

Foka #16 Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:03 PM

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Two simple questions:

1. How would you like to enforce that rule? There is no way to check if someone uses such skins, and forbidding skins at all would be sick idea.

2. It can only help in very close range. I medium and far distans whole or less tank is in aiming cicrle. Shell does not hit exactly the point you are aiming.

@incurably_myself #17 Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

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NOW EDITED: IT IS NOT CHEATING "CASE CLOSED"

Posted Today, 02:01 PM

View Postincurably_myself, on 17 February 2011 - 01:35 PM, said:
There is a small discussion about hitbox skins in the forum right now

Is it considered an unfair advantage over other players at this point ?
or maybe in the future ?
I will post the anwser in the discussion so we have an official statement regarding the issue.
thanks

OVERLORD said:
Tank skins featuring weak spots of vehicles are officially allowed. The main requirement is that they (skins) shouldn't contain any other prohibited content.

see:
http://forum.worldof...post__p__406282

Foka #18 Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

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Please, read it again. Overlord said "officially allowed". Don't make false rumours!

Rhoadie #19 Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

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I bet all the kids that use  these sort of skins also need mom to switch on their computer every day.

OldIronsides #20 Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:31 PM

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View PostST61, on 17 February 2011 - 02:52 PM, said:

Please, read it again. Overlord said "officially allowed". Don't make false rumours!

Sometimes it seems like a lot of people tend to deliberately misunderstand English sentences to spread misinformation. I'm quite sure that there a not only a few people who just read "overlord" and "cheating" and just accept that without even checking. Especially if it's something they'd like to read.