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C_Menz #1 Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:36 AM

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On the 9.0 test server the top turret for the M24 Chaffee(tier 6 M24) has received a model change.  It is now smaller and still retains it's old stats.....however it is now 400% less bobble-head like which brings sadness.  For full screenshots of all angles of the M24 Chaffee you can find them on WoTGuru.com with the link below.

 

http://wotguru.com/9-0-test-m24-chaffee-turret-change/

 

Old Model:

http://wotguru.com/9-0-test-m24-chaffee-turret-change/chaffee_old7/

 

New Model:

http://wotguru.com/9-0-test-m24-chaffee-turret-change/chaffee_new8/


Edited by C_Menz, 22 March 2014 - 02:40 AM.


Polkadot9000 #2 Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:04 AM

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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

MY CHAFFEE!!! WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU???!!!

GIVE ME MY OLD ONE BACK!!!! I WANT THE CHAFFEE MODEL TO STAY AS IS. PREFERABLY ALSO GET ALWAYS TOP TIER MM, BUT IT SHOULD LOOK THE SAME ALL THE TIME!!!

THIS IS LIKE CHANGING THE SHAPE OF THE E-100 SO THAT THE TURRET LOOKS LIKE SOME TEENAGER'S PIMPLE. IT IS JUST PLAIN UGLY THE NEW TURRET.



Eila_Juutilainen #3 Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

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Finally it will look like it's supposed to. The current top turret is not a turret that belongs on Chaffee, but another light tank. Which we'll probably see when the branch gets extended.

vilios #4 Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

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For a moment I was worried. I thought "I started grinding the chaffee last night and now they are going to nerf it?". That was a close one.

IndianaJonnie #5 Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

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I understand the 'bobble-head' turret will be passed to (the most likely candidate for) the Tier VI light tank, the T37. http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/03/22/9-0-model-changes/#more-9571

 

Any word on equipment changes this will mean for the Chaffee? Presumably it will lose the top gun.

 

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Eila_Juutilainen #6 Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

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View PostIndianaJonnie, on 22 March 2014 - 04:57 PM, said:

I understand the 'bobble-head' turret will be passed to (the most likely candidate for) the Tier VI light tank, the T37. http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/03/22/9-0-model-changes/#more-9571

 

Any word on equipment changes this will mean for the Chaffee? Presumably it will lose the top gun.

 

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No, apparently all stats remain. It's just the looks.



IndianaJonnie #7 Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:37 AM

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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 22 March 2014 - 06:01 PM, said:


No, apparently all stats remain. It's just the looks.

 

I can live with that. Though I guess view-range will take a hit.

 

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rptb1 #8 Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:22 AM

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The view range reported by the vehicle stats is the same.  I think it's just cosmetic.  Now my Chaffee in-game looks like my Chaffee model and the Chaffee I petted at the Bovington Tank Museum!

 


Edited by rptb1, 23 March 2014 - 03:45 AM.


boomboom517 #9 Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

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Looks good.

Eila_Juutilainen #10 Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:27 AM

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View Postrptb1, on 23 March 2014 - 03:22 AM, said:

 I think it's just cosmetic.

Pretty much. Although the armour model does change, of course. But smaller turret = less surface to hit = nice extra.



azakow #11 Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:15 AM

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nice looks ... and hopefully regular LT6 MM.

Eila_Juutilainen #12 Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:02 AM

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View Postazakow, on 24 March 2014 - 06:15 AM, said:

nice looks ... and hopefully regular LT6 MM.

Would be nice but I don't think they'll do that until the line gets extended, I'm assuming Chaffee will get a rebalance when that happens.



rptb1 #13 Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

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I don't want either of those things to happen, personally.

BlackYeti #14 Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

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I hoped this change would come someday, great! Hello cute historical turret, goodbye fugly brain tumor!

rptb1 #15 Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

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View Postrptb1, on 24 March 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

I don't want either of those things to happen, personally.


Expressing my personal opinion about how I enjoy the Chaffee was worth a downvote?  Do you think I'm not contributing to the forums? It's not a "disagree" button.  If you have an opinion, why not add it to the thread.  I'll be happy to read it!

 

In the meantime, I'll explain myself.

 

I think the Chaffee is one of the few interesting corners of the game, in a situation where most tanks from the early days have been "balanced" out, which to my mind means made more uniform and boring.  The Chaffee gets to do extraordinary things in difficult circumstances, and is a real challenge to play well.  It's always interesting.

 

What I really don't want is for WG to replace it with a bunch of much less interesting tanks with "regular" (i.e. monotonous) MM and "balanced" (i.e. unchallenging) stats.

 

So, speaking personally, I'd like to keep the brutal MM, the special gun, and the epic things that happen when I'm driving the Chaffee.  By all means, add more US LTs, move the Chaffee to tier 7 if you like, but leave it alone.

 

(But undo some of the indirect camo nerfs, thanks.)


Edited by rptb1, 24 March 2014 - 09:19 PM.


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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 24 March 2014 - 07:02 AM, said:

Would be nice but I don't think they'll do that until the line gets extended, I'm assuming Chaffee will get a rebalance when that happens.


Sure it's a good tank but I don't see why WG feels it needs to be given insane MM or needs a nerf. To me the Chaffee is what all mid tier light tanks should be buffed up to match.

 

In fact I'd buff the Chaffee so that it has light camo values instead of the medium ones. Since the nerf to bush camo the Chaffee has been hurting.


Edited by Highway_Star, 26 March 2014 - 10:15 AM.


azakow #17 Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

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I just found, that M24 on test server is still at LT5. The OP could have seen that as well. :tongue:

 

The vehicle handling feels different, nimbleness is missing. This might be the test server only. I had two matches on Steppes and Mountain Pass.

The influence of the new turrent on the camo, could not be tested so far.



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View PostHighway_Star, on 26 March 2014 - 10:07 AM, said:


Sure it's a good tank but I don't see why WG feels it needs to be given insane MM or needs a nerf. To me the Chaffee is what all mid tier light tanks should be buffed up to match.

 

In fact I'd buff the Chaffee so that it has light camo values instead of the medium ones. Since the nerf to bush camo the Chaffee has been hurting.


I said 'rebalance', not nerf. I haven't played my Chaffee much since eliting it, so I can't really say much about what it needs or not. I'm just expecting that it's stats will be looked at when it gets a MM reduction, which I assume will happen when the LT gets extended, not any time sooner. And it may probably end up needing a buff in certain areas even with reduced MM, who knows? I certainly don't.



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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 26 March 2014 - 04:17 PM, said:


I said 'rebalance', not nerf. I haven't played my Chaffee much since eliting it, so I can't really say much about what it needs or not. I'm just expecting that it's stats will be looked at when it gets a MM reduction, which I assume will happen when the LT gets extended, not any time sooner. And it may probably end up needing a buff in certain areas even with reduced MM, who knows? I certainly don't.


I know, because I know WG.



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R.I.P. Luchs (tier III ),   R.I.P.  T-50,  R.I.P.  T-50-2 : Knowing this, I am afraid R.I.P. Chaffee too very soon.

WG, give me back my 40-50 ping instead 90-100 I have now. This is real problem, not the turret. Stop spoiling good tanks nobody is complaining about.







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