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Captain_Tickle #1 Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

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I'm noticing more and more games, especially at the higher tiers, where most tanks that normally would have camo (or certainly had in the past), are blank/unpainted.  I'm assuming this is because there are now so many non historical camos being used by players, and I have the option ticked to not see them.  Garish football/lightning bolt/Christmas wrapping paper camos spoil the immersion for me, and half the tanks being plain grey or green is almost as bad.  

 

Is it possible to include in a future update that if you don't want to see non historical camos, those tanks that have such camos applied can be shown in game with the default rental camos instead?  Seems a bit of a shame to have the amazing graphics of the last update but half of the tanks on the field in a plain basecoat.



Leadfire #2 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

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Why not pay a visit to the mod section and download skins that you want to see in game, then you'll never have to be offended again.

kaneloon #3 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:19 PM

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I mostly use non historical camo because I won tons of them and I don't have to pay for new.

Still some are ok-ish : I like my 430 in the football type 2 (black grey and green).



Balc0ra #4 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

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That or more players simply don't care about camo anymore. As I have it on, and I still see more and more non camo high tiers. 

RaptorAbt #5 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:26 PM

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Thought there was a setting to "not show" un-historical camo's - I just usually see dead people naked tanks in game!:hiding:

ThinGun #6 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:27 PM

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I find it hard to believe that camo 'spoils the immersion'.  There must be a million things that are more annoying than that. surely?  Let 's see ... walls that can't be destroyed, birds that circle in squadrons, bringing crew back from the dead, tanks that upend themselves on a pebble, no bloody body parts lying around ....

Homer_J #7 Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:50 PM

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View PostCaptain_Tickle, on 31 December 2018 - 04:59 PM, said:

I'm noticing more and more games, especially at the higher tiers, where most tanks that normally would have camo (or certainly had in the past), are blank/unpainted.  I'm assuming this is because there are now so many non historical camos being used by players, and I have the option ticked to not see them.

 

Might be part of the reason for you but I have non historical elements turned on and I am also seeing more tanks with no camo at all levels.

 

Which is strange since even the rental camo can be swapped between tanks now.



signal11th #8 Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:00 PM

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who cares if I wanted historical accuracy I would play the tiger 1 ot t-34 or Leo 1 because they were the better tanks for the period.. oh wait WG threw "accuracy" out years ago...

Edited by signal11th, 31 December 2018 - 07:00 PM.


Captain_Tickle #9 Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:07 PM

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View PostLeadfire, on 31 December 2018 - 06:09 PM, said:

Why not pay a visit to the mod section and download skins that you want to see in game, then you'll never have to be offended again.

 

I'm not offended.  It's just that it would seem trivial, as all the standard camos are already in the files everyone loads.  I'd rather see all tanks (that have camo applied) in some realistic camo, and the game looking prettier for it.  

 

 



Balc0ra #10 Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:16 PM

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View Postsignal11th, on 31 December 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

who cares if I wanted historical accuracy I would play the tiger 1 ot t-34 or Leo 1 because they were the better tanks for the period.. oh wait WG threw "accuracy" out years ago...

 

So you would love to play the Tiger with the short 88 vs only tanks they actually faced for the most part? Well, we all know how that historical accuracy mode worked for most. And the shot 88 vs the IS would not be fun either. Historical or not. 

RaptorAbt #11 Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

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In the early days, someone used to do an "awesome skin" for the Marder 2, Hellcat etc  with crewmen...:medal:

DangerMouse #12 Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:31 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 31 December 2018 - 06:16 PM, said:

 

So you would love to play the Tiger with the short 88 vs only tanks they actually faced for the most part? Well, we all know how that historical accuracy mode worked for most. And the shot 88 vs the IS would not be fun either. Historical or not. 

 

IS would be matched against the King Tiger with the long 88?

 

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chiggy #13 Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

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I like it. Once spotted these players are like a chap running around in a war zone in a high vis vest and a traffic cone on their head. You are going to shoot them first because they are so easy to see.

It is however rather sad wargaming haven't added more historical skins you can buy for all the tanks. Not like them to miss money making trick.

Karasu_Hidesuke #14 Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

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WG and historical (or any) accuracy... Just now, for comparison, I'm arguing on the WoWS forums why IMO they should have chosen real, distinct combat roles as a template for their game design. The game is okay, but I still don't like what I see... BB's camping behind one rock, cruisers camping behind an island or a puff or smoke where they can bombard BB's from cover with impudence, DD's trying to either cap or outgun or torpedo enemy ships.. CV's occasionally added to the mix.

Edited by Karasu_Hidesuke, 01 January 2019 - 05:50 PM.


AliceUnchained #15 Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 31 December 2018 - 06:50 PM, said:

Which is strange since even the rental camo can be swapped between tanks now.

 

Ah, so it really wasn't possible before. Could have sworn that after the rework it was announced swapping the rental was possible, yet never managed to get that done previously.



mjs_89 #16 Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

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Friendly reminder that just because the game says it's historical, it's not necessarily historical...

 

 


Edited by mjs_89, 01 January 2019 - 08:32 PM.


MeNoobTank #17 Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:44 PM

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I have all my high tier tanks Historically Clown painted so you can be happy if you meet me in battle !

mystikro #18 Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

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I disabled the non-historical camo so I see plenty of blank tanks. I do use the CZ flag on the T50. But I don't care, I'm not enabling clown camo, I rather see no cammo.

Jigabachi #19 Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

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View PostCaptain_Tickle, on 31 December 2018 - 05:59 PM, said:

Garish football/lightning bolt/Christmas wrapping paper camos spoil the immersion for me, and half the tanks being plain grey or green is almost as bad. 

Err. Which immersion?

"Wrong" or missing colours on a tank are a huge immersion breaker, but... ehm... everything else that makes this an unrealistic arcadegame isn't?  :confused:

 

Anyway, try the mod section. They might have what you are looking for.



Cobra6 #20 Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:57 PM

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View PostCaptain_Tickle, on 31 December 2018 - 04:59 PM, said:

I'm noticing more and more games, especially at the higher tiers, where most tanks that normally would have camo (or certainly had in the past), are blank/unpainted.  I'm assuming this is because there are now so many non historical camos being used by players, and I have the option ticked to not see them.  Garish football/lightning bolt/Christmas wrapping paper camos spoil the immersion for me, and half the tanks being plain grey or green is almost as bad.  

 

Is it possible to include in a future update that if you don't want to see non historical camos, those tanks that have such camos applied can be shown in game with the default rental camos instead?  Seems a bit of a shame to have the amazing graphics of the last update but half of the tanks on the field in a plain basecoat.

 

This indeed.

 

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