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DeltaRogue #1 Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:01 PM

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Hi there!

I am not the oldest player by any means, but I do have a habit of hoarding screenshots like nobody's business. I did a cursory look through this part of the forum, and a few choice searches, and found nothing that seemed related to this topic, and as such I felt compelled to share this relic with you all:

 

I have listed a few notable features of this picture (some being more apparent than others), however I am sure more experienced players may notice additional things:

  • Tier 4 Scout in a Tier 9 game (and evidently old-me was quite surprised at that).
  • Type 59 was the only Chinese tank.
  • Leopard in Tier 4 (also dead-end for tech tree).
  • No KV-1 or KV-2; just the KV.
  • Old minimap icons.
  • Old tank abbreviations (e.g. M36).

 

If you have any old screenshots of the game, please feel free to share them! If a topic like this already exists in any respectable capacity, I would very much appreciate a link to it.

Thanks for reading!



Homer_J #2 Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:37 PM

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UrQuan #3 Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:16 AM

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View PostDeltaRogue, on 21 July 2016 - 10:01 PM, said:

Hi there!

I am not the oldest player by any means, but I do have a habit of hoarding screenshots like nobody's business. I did a cursory look through this part of the forum, and a few choice searches, and found nothing that seemed related to this topic, and as such I felt compelled to share this relic with you all:

 

I have listed a few notable features of this picture (some being more apparent than others), however I am sure more experienced players may notice additional things:

  • Tier 4 Scout in a Tier 9 game (and evidently old-me was quite surprised at that).
  • Type 59 was the only Chinese tank.
  • Leopard in Tier 4 (also dead-end for tech tree).
  • No KV-1 or KV-2; just the KV.
  • Old minimap icons.
  • Old tank abbreviations (e.g. M36).

 

If you have any old screenshots of the game, please feel free to share them! If a topic like this already exists in any respectable capacity, I would very much appreciate a link to it.

Thanks for reading!

 

You missed the KV-3 in your pic, it's a T6 tank there :hiding:. Got replaced by KV-1S when it got shoved into the second russian tech tree as T7 with the stats unchanged. Only received a new engine you could research, making it faster then snail-speed.

 

My oldest screenshot is a battleresult (albeit I played plenty before that, as shown by the tanks I own in garage):

Capwin against superior tanks

 

What old stuff you spot here? Quite some:

- Result did not show damage back then, but remaining HP in %

- Lots of Type 59's, this was in the time it still had it's old pref MM so you ended up with a Type 59 in practically every T8 battle.

- Bottom right corner shows this match was won on Dragon's Ridge, a removed map.

- M5 Stuart & Pz 38 na (T4 lights) in this T8 match, old scout MM had +4 as standard & sometimes even higher for selected scout-tanks

- The S-51 Arty in my garage (bottom right) is tier 6, but it also had the old arty MM, meaning it saw tier 9 tanks & the like.

-  Info regarding premium time, gold & credits is all on right, not on top like today. Also: no info on boosters (non-existent back then)

- Old stat window for tanks insteadof the fancy slider thing we got now.

- You can see the server population numbers attop left.

- Whole bunch of other UI changes.



Homer_J #4 Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:34 AM

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Another thing dropped from the game due to cheat mods.

 

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The number of tanks waiting in each tier.



Homer_J #5 Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:45 AM

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This isn't a MM fail, the T34 was tier 9, with the T30 as tier 10 heavy.

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Erlenberg before they ruined it, and the minimap without tank names (but at least you could tell which class unlike earlier).

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Such detailed after battle stats.

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Homer_J #6 Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:38 AM

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The result of the forum Type 59 vs proper tier VIII tank battle.

 

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DeltaRogue #7 Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:52 PM

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Hi Homer_J!

It's nice to see that you've posted so many old screenshots! I particularly liked your pictures of the old in-game battle report, I remember those well! I also found a photo of the old service record panel:

 

You'll also notice the Tank Companies chat at the bottom (which is also visible in UrQuan's picture), as well as a pretty dated garage interface.



Xino9922 #8 Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:08 PM

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View PostDeltaRogue, on 21 July 2016 - 10:01 PM, said:

  • Tier 4 Scout in a Tier 9 game (and evidently old-me was quite surprised at that).

 

A-20 vs. Maus during closed beta. That was my first battle in the A-20 :amazed:



Homer_J #9 Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

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I had quite a few showing tier 5 heavies against tier 10 and Type59 vs tier 5 meds but decided I'd put enough up.

anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #10 Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:59 AM

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7 SPG's per team and a VK16.02 as top tier.

Those were the days...

 

 

The old M24 Chaffee   :justwait:

 

 

Not that old, but we used to have 150k credits Defeats back in the days as well (too bad I don't have anymore Löwe battle results in archive...).

 



Panocek #11 Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:05 AM

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View PostUrQuan, on 22 July 2016 - 12:16 AM, said:

 

You missed the KV-3 in your pic, it's a T6 tank there :hiding:. Got replaced by KV-1S when it got shoved into the second russian tech tree as T7 with the stats unchanged. Only received a new engine you could research, making it faster then snail-speed.

 

Nope, KV-1s at tier 6 was all the time, simply it was considered hipster tank when you had KV-3 on the same tier.



UrQuan #12 Posted 27 July 2016 - 06:58 PM

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View PostPanocek, on 27 July 2016 - 11:05 AM, said:

 

Nope, KV-1s at tier 6 was all the time, simply it was considered hipster tank when you had KV-3 on the same tier.

 

Ah yes, my memory fooled me: It was the T-150 that took it's place, not the KV-1S : Old russian tech tree

autophagy #13 Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:05 AM

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Aw man, I love old screenshots. Gives me all the nostalgia. I'm also always super interested what the game used to be like. Thank you for this topic! :)

My account isn't too old compared to you guys and most of what I have was posted already, so I only have two little things to contribute:

The tier 2 Bison. I miss those days, man.

 

The old Pz. IV before it was split up. God I hated that thing and I still do.







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