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hugis12 #1 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

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Its sad that no one talks about this but i think they should allow atleast 2 arties in a platoon. Its stupid that they went from 3 to 1 arties per platoon, like i specifically bought the 105 leFH18B2 to play with my friend in a platoon. And now... yeah feel like crap. Please WG consider this.

divsmo #2 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

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They should limit it to 1 spg per game nevermind per platoon :P

Jigabachi #3 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:32 PM

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Yeah, so sad that you can't platoon with one of the most gamebreaking tanks in the game.

4zu #4 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:34 PM

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Agreed.

NUKLEAR_SLUG #5 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

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View Posthugis12, on 31 March 2018 - 09:27 PM, said:

Its sad that no one talks about this but i think they should allow atleast 2 arties in a platoon. Its stupid that they went from 3 to 1 arties per platoon, like i specifically bought the 105 leFH18B2 to play with my friend in a platoon. And now... yeah feel like crap. Please WG consider this.

 

You can still platoon together. One of you can arty and the other can be spotter.

OIias_of_Sunhillow #6 Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

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It's like flypaper.

Put an arty fly-catcher out, and you snatch all kinds of insects. :hiding:



jack_timber #7 Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:14 AM

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Probably the most hated class in the game that appears to get folks worked up into a frenzy....

That's why I play this finest class.

 



Aikl #8 Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

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While this would appear to be a change intended to limit the numbers of SPGs, I bet it also stems from how platoons tend to play. Getting focused by two-three SPGs is simply not fun at all. Limiting the ability to do that makes a lot of sense to me.

 

In effect, SPGs are causing their own demise, best illustrated by the ouroboros:

 



mpf1959 #9 Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:15 PM

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Me and my Hummel, a platoon of one! :B:teethhappy:

WindSplitter1 #10 Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

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View PostAikl, on 01 April 2018 - 09:28 AM, said:

Getting focused by two-three SPGs is simply not fun at all. Limiting the ability to do that makes a lot of sense to me.

 

One of the loading illustated tips and a typical CW/SH tactic is that "Concentrated fire is always a good option". It's a valid tactic, which of course has nothing to do with your post, but nonetheless...

 

Regardless, Aikl has a point here. It was a required change as artillery in a plat is not the same as HTs or MTs in a plat.

LTs and TDs have the same potential but their effect is specific to a target and if you have backup, you can have a chance of surviving.

 

With SPGs, you don't. More so in a Leffer squad.



Homer_J #11 Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:28 PM

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View PostAikl, on 01 April 2018 - 10:28 AM, said:

While this would appear to be a change intended to limit the numbers of SPGs, I bet it also stems from how platoons tend to play. Getting focused by two-three SPGs is simply not fun at all. Limiting the ability to do that makes a lot of sense to me.

 

Arty can focus fire without being in a platoon.  Only needs the T button.



Balc0ra #12 Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 April 2018 - 05:28 PM, said:

Arty can focus fire without being in a platoon.  Only needs the T button.

 

True. They tend to do that late game. But less so early on. Platoons would smack the same targets constantly. And make sure that their shots don't overlap the stuns. But instead making sure it's perma stunned. Or even make sure a large HT group is perma stunned. Not firing on the same one now and then like they do outside of a platoon.

Edited by Balc0ra, 01 April 2018 - 05:41 PM.


Homer_J #13 Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 01 April 2018 - 05:38 PM, said:

 

True. They tend to do that late game. But less so early on.

Not really.

 

Arty generally aims at the same areas at the start and picks on the first tank to get spotted so there's a natural tendency to focus fire.

 

And you want to overlap, that way you get assist off each other.

 

Differences in reload time do the rest for you.



HeidenSieker #14 Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:10 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 April 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

Not really.

 

Hm. I rarely see cooperation of the sort you mention; maybe every few hundred battles... P'raps it's because I have only ever played with very unskilled SPG players?

PhooBar #15 Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:34 AM

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Arty toon restriction is ironic, considering that there is no such restriction on Maus, Type 5 Heavy, Defenders, Chryslers, Patriots, etc. 

Not to mention E-25's, Cromwell B's or AMX13-57's.

Funny, innit?



Excavatus #16 Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:54 AM

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You can get into a platoon with 2 arties.. or 3 even..

and I am not talking about the dynamic toons.

We discovered this last night with Bora!

 

get on TS, countdown.. 3.2.1... select together..

voila! 2 arties in the toon..

 

It is said that when you press battle.. client says.. error..xx something.

and doesnt let you go in.

 

but you can get into the platoon with your friend,

then open youtube and watch WOT matches..



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