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RinTin_NL #1 Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

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So no HD maps in 2017, damn...

 

 

Source: https://thearmoredpa...e-rest-of-2017/



Balc0ra #2 Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:12 PM

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View PostRinTin_NL, on 31 October 2017 - 04:06 PM, said:

So no HD maps in 2017, damn...

 

Well, we don't know what 9.21 will bring atm even. Tho considering how long they use on each map, and how many they have ready atm. I did not expect it his year. Tho they might be able to do the last few HD tanks this year, as there are only 17 left, inc the T-34-3 that many have been asking for.

 

 

 

 



RinTin_NL #3 Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

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Thats true, we don't know whats inside patch 9.21 yet. But strange they didn't mention it, it's a big thing!

tajj7 #4 Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

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View PostRinTin_NL, on 31 October 2017 - 03:06 PM, said:

So no HD maps in 2017, damn...

 

 

Source: https://thearmoredpa...e-rest-of-2017/

 

That is just events and specials, it;s basically telling you what they are going to sell you.

 

We are due another patch before the end of the year, we won't know what's in it. I'd presume aside some little bug fixes the HD maps they have done are ready to go in, unless by some miracle they have actually listened to our feedback and are changing the bad parts (like the base camping ledges) but I seriously doubt that. 



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i hope 9.21 is a better patch then 9.20.1 :ohmy:

 

HD maps soontm :teethhappy:

 



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View PostBalc0ra, on 31 October 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

 

Well, we don't know what 9.21 will bring atm even. Tho considering how long they use on each map, and how many they have ready atm. I did not expect it his year. Tho they might be able to do the last few HD tanks this year, as there are only 17 left, inc the T-34-3 that many have been asking for.

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry to burst all of you guys bubbles, but it have taken WG something like 3 years to redo all the tonks in HD, and they are not even done yet. And they have already said it takes them roughly 2 months to redo a map in to HD, they have put 12. I think it is, on the sandbox server which means not even close to test server state yet. And there is 45-ish maps in the game, so you all do the math on that one. New HD map, not even rebalanced HD maps, I would guess next summer at the earliest, more likely next fall. 

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9.21 will bring the Badger (new british TD) and most likely the 2nd French HT line, branching from the AMX M4 45. Not sure about remaining stuff, tho.

 

But yeah, seems like the first HD maps are not coming in the 9.21 after all. Maybe they decided again to release them all at same time?


Edited by leggasiini, 31 October 2017 - 04:53 PM.


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View Postleggasiini, on 31 October 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:

9.21 will bring the Badger (new british TD) and most likely the 2nd French HT line, branching from the AMX M4 45. Not sure about remaining stuff, tho.

 

But yeah, seems like the first HD maps are not coming in the 9.21 after all. Maybe they decided again to release them all at same time?

 

They will probably have to release them all in one go unless they have found some magic way to port a 10 year old obsolete graphics engine to run on a completely new engine.  

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View PostRinTin_NL, on 31 October 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

Thats true, we don't know whats inside patch 9.21 yet. But strange they didn't mention it, it's a big thing!

 

Well as pr the norm for EU, we usually know of planned events by name only, not what they contain until a few days before, or until it starts. As for patch notes? Well that's the same for all. So I suspect the news will start to leak rather soon, as I guess the CT will be up by 2-3 weeks time.

Edited by Balc0ra, 31 October 2017 - 05:22 PM.


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View PostBalc0ra, on 31 October 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

T-34-3 that many have been asking for.

it's already done 



Jumping_Turtle #11 Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

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View PostJack_Sparroxx, on 31 October 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

They will probably have to release them all in one go unless they have found some magic way to port a 10 year old obsolete graphics engine to run on a completely new engine.  

 

They could also just start with the 12 maps they have now and add finished ones later.

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17 hd model tanks at once on 9.21? I think they should hurry and finish tank hd models, so they can move to hd maps.

 

Advent Calendar is best event, I hope not same ones as last year... something like Pz 38H (got nice armor buff on hd model), I know Type 59 never comes again so I don't even wish for it.

 

9.21 will be last update of 2017, I wonder what special is added similar to last year swedish vehicles? Not maybe new tech tree, but maybe client itself? They could release new graphics engine and then if we get last tanks hd models, they can go full speed on hd maps.


Edited by StrikeFIN, 31 October 2017 - 06:14 PM.


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View PostJumping_Turtle, on 31 October 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

 

They could also just start with the 12 maps they have now and add finished ones later.

 

So we would have to play the same 12 HD maps for something like a year?  maps plays the same way as they do now since the they wont be rebalanced? Yea that will go down fine with the player base for sure. To me it sounds like u like eye candy more then good REAL content. Mines, highway, swamp among others are terribly broken in current meta not to mention a map like El hallluf where the ENTIRE map is irrelevant in 95% of the games except the A1 corner.. F-ing good map design. 

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I would be surprised if there weren't new tanks for the Xmas period, WG has done that at least the last two years IIRC and it brings in loads of players. Also last year they tied in the Swedish TDs with that Xmas decorations event, and that was a big success so I'd expect something similar.

 

Whether they can do that with just 3 French heavies I don't know. 



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It says that there will be a new Britisch tank destroyer in 9.21 

It will probably be a tier 8 premium to train you're shitbarn crew.



arthurwellsley #16 Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

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View Posttajj7, on 01 November 2017 - 08:20 AM, said:

I would be surprised if there weren't new tanks for the Xmas period, WG has done that at least the last two years IIRC and it brings in loads of players. Also last year they tied in the Swedish TDs with that Xmas decorations event, and that was a big success so I'd expect something similar.

 

Whether they can do that with just 3 French heavies I don't know. 

 

I think this is absolutely correct. The Christmas event last year with the Swedish lines and Swedish crews on the tree was a big hit for WG both in bringing in players and retaining old ones. I therefore expect something similar this year.

 

As to HD maps, I have played them on the Super test server. One in particular needs a re-balance due to the alterations. They need to test them on CT, so maybe December 2017 for that, with a patch date somewhere in the first quarter of 2018.



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 01 November 2017 - 10:41 AM, said:

 

I think this is absolutely correct. The Christmas event last year with the Swedish lines and Swedish crews on the tree was a big hit for WG both in bringing in players and retaining old ones. I therefore expect something similar this year.

 

As to HD maps, I have played them on the Super test server. One in particular needs a re-balance due to the alterations. They need to test them on CT, so maybe December 2017 for that, with a patch date somewhere in the first quarter of 2018.

I thought super test is for russians only? Or did you mean sandbox?



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View PostJack_Sparroxx, on 01 November 2017 - 02:31 AM, said:

 

So we would have to play the same 12 HD maps for something like a year? 

 

With the maps they have done so far I would not mind at all. Could play on them forever, now they havent done some of my most hated maps yet and done some of my fav ones.

 

And besides that, when I play for an hour now I do not get to see more than 4 or 5 different maps also. and besides that v2.0 in that year they will finish more maps they can add.



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View Posttajj7, on 01 November 2017 - 09:20 AM, said:

I would be surprised if there weren't new tanks for the Xmas period, WG has done that at least the last two years IIRC and it brings in loads of players. Also last year they tied in the Swedish TDs with that Xmas decorations event, and that was a big success so I'd expect something similar.

 

Whether they can do that with just 3 French heavies I don't know. 

 

Since I got a some Polish food in the halloween event it wouldn't surprise me if they'd release some sort of Polish tree. You'd think stuff would've been leaked/posted by now, but it seems kind of redundant to release the Pudel and give away the consumable in an event if nothing more is coming.

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View PostJack_Sparroxx, on 01 November 2017 - 02:31 AM, said:

 

So we would have to play the same 12 HD maps for something like a year?  maps plays the same way as they do now since the they wont be rebalanced? Yea that will go down fine with the player base for sure. To me it sounds like u like eye candy more then good REAL content. Mines, highway, swamp among others are terribly broken in current meta not to mention a map like El hallluf where the ENTIRE map is irrelevant in 95% of the games except the A1 corner.. F-ing good map design. 

 

El Halluf works fine if there is a sufficient number of LTs and fast, stealthy mediums. I got some of the weirdest games of that map by simply duking it out in the valley of doom and spotting everybody and their mom, and Aced vehicles on that map I couldn't ace anywhere else (T25/2 comes to mind, and that had very little to do with the A1 corner too).

 

Also, they may work on 2-3 maps at once, so they could release already 13-15 maps by the time it's Christmas. With 15 HD maps it's quite workable especially if 3 maps are added every few months.

 

It's not like we need a HD Ensk or Mittengard anyway, both maps suck, and I can imagine them wanting to fix Swamp and Lakeville's gameplay issues as well as they rework them in HD. Outside of that, I think the six best maps are already in HD (El Halluf, Sand River, Prokhorovka, Malinovka, Steppes, Murovanka) which is great. I don't know why they wasted their time on Abbey or didn't increase the size of Mines in the process, because both are kinda bad maps. Same for Mountain Pass which is just disgusting and I don't think the HD rework fixed any of the actual issues that map has.






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