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iuytr #1 Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:00 AM

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Are tracers still in the game or have they been removed? I have both effects settings turned up to the max but I don't see tracers, so I wondered if maybe they've been zapped. Hope not, as I enjoy a bit of counter battery play.

Balc0ra #2 Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:05 AM

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No they are still there for unspotted arty if that was what you were referring to.

iuytr #3 Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:17 AM

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Really? That is what I mean, but I've not seen any tracers. Though since 1.0 my effects are non-existent. No muzzle flashes, no explosions, it's just so very very poor, and sad. So maybe I've lost tracers too.

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BP_OMowe #4 Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:49 AM

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So, what graphic setting controls the visibility of tracers?

TheComfyChair #5 Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:24 AM

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You have to be eyes wide open now to spot them. Not as easy as 2017 :arta:

_funitoo__ #6 Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:32 AM

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I see the ones from friendly clickers very clearly but haven't noticed any of the enemy ones, but I don't really pay attention.

Homer_J #7 Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

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View Post_funitoo__, on 01 April 2018 - 07:32 AM, said:

I see the ones from friendly clickers very clearly but haven't noticed any of the enemy ones, but I don't really pay attention.

 

They are only visible from enemies which are spotted.  I had that "oh poop" feeling when an arty tracer looped at me the other night for the first time in years.

iuytr #8 Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 April 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

 

They are only visible from enemies which are spotted. 

 

So not visible from unspotted arty as they were pre-1.0?



Homer_J #9 Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:15 AM

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View Postiuytr, on 01 April 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

View PostHomer_J, on 01 April 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

 

They are only visible from enemies which are spotted. 

 

So not visible from unspotted arty as they were pre-1.0?

Spottable in arty mode as before as far as I'm aware.



JohnHusky #10 Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:50 PM

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There is a bug atm after patch 1.0, that seems to be random, where you dont see tracers and missing damage indications.



BP_OMowe #11 Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:22 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 April 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

Spottable in arty mode as before as far as I'm aware.

 

I for one finds it much harder to spot them after the update, with the tracers both shorter and faster than they used to be.

OIias_of_Sunhillow #12 Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

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They're there, but for counter-battery, they're a lot more difficult to hit.

 

Fortunately, there's plenty of dumb heavy tanks blundering into spotted range to compensate.



Homer_J #13 Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:29 PM

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View PostBP_OMowe, on 06 April 2018 - 08:22 PM, said:

 

I for one finds it much harder to spot them after the update, with the tracers both shorter and faster than they used to be.

 

I have a feeling that they are not visible at all with minimum settings.  I might try a few rounds on the laptop later to test it.

Homer_J #14 Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:37 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 06 April 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

 

I have a feeling that they are not visible at all with minimum settings.  I might try a few rounds on the laptop later to test it.

 

Not been able to see any yet.

Homer_J #15 Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:37 AM

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View PostBP_OMowe, on 06 April 2018 - 08:22 PM, said:

 

I for one finds it much harder to spot them after the update, with the tracers both shorter and faster than they used to be.

 

I finally got mines and on lowest settings the tracers look just like they used to,

JohnHusky #16 Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:13 AM

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After the mini patch it seems to be worse. Most of the time now it does not show even if your close. Same goes for sound of being hit.

CmdRatScabies #17 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:03 PM

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They were very easy to spot when V1.0 first came out, much more visible than before.  However, I've been wondering the same myself the last week or so & wondering if I'd turned the effects off because I haven't seen any in a week.  Could be that they've patched them to make counter battery less easy - it was super easy at the start of V1.0.

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View PostHomer_J, on 08 April 2018 - 12:37 AM, said:

I finally got mines and on lowest settings the tracers look just like they used to,

 

Are you using the SD- or HD-client?

Homer_J #19 Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

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View PostBP_OMowe, on 08 April 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

 

Are you using the SD- or HD-client?

 

SD with everything turned right down.  Running at my laptop's native resolution.

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OK, after some freeze framing and running the replay at 1/8 speed I got some screenshots.

 

One just as it launches.

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And one as the trail is fading.

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So not exactly as they were, there's a bright flash followed by fading smoke, but in real time they look much the same.

 

I didn't get a counter hit but the other arty was moving between shots.  Funnily enough the previous battle was the first I had seen any counter battery happening and that was on what used to be called Arctic region, and snow maps were always bad for countering.






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