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lwood65 #1 Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

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So at last WOT has found a legit way to kill off arty! I have seen so many arty players killed off in the first few minutes in the last few days, it will certainly make those players soon lose interest. The reason is those pesky French wheeled vehicles, so many of them race through the map and head for the arty that most arty is done for so fast that they barely get off 2 shots. Is this the end?

qpranger #2 Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:31 PM

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I love arty. Wheelies must be banned.

Desyatnik_Pansy #3 Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:34 PM

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Define exactly how many "so many" is. Fair enough I haven't played as much as I normally would with their release; IIRC Only a few sessions before FL Dropped, then a week of just FL, then a week break and finally playing randoms again the last two days; but even still, I've yet to see even one wheelie-rush at the start or early-game of a battle.

Dorander #4 Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

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Not a problem I've seen recently. Maybe at low tiers where people scatter to illogical positions and fail to hit fast moving targets at reasonable ranges. Your team leaving a wide open gap for a fast tank to yolo to the artillery isn't a new problem, if you really want to do a suicide mission to kill artillery any fast light tank can do it with a bit of timing and luck.

Rati_Festa #5 Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:44 PM

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I've seen a few manage to race through enemy lines. Quite a few where I am the only one to hit a shot on them as well. Which points more at the quality of the players of the team, if more than half your team can't hit a fast moving target. Losing your arty in the first 30 secs is the least of your problems :)

 

The main issue is when your team don't work as a team. Your allied lights/meds should just deal with the WV, they are quite easy to kill if you can aim.

 

The wheelies are good at digging out bush campers as well as upsetting arty. I'd suggest that it's arty players that don't have the sense to get behind a bush that are having an "issue" at the start of game. Clickers that can't be bothered to hide, I doubt many tears will be shed for them.



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View Postlwood65, on 26 February 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

So at last WOT has found a legit way to kill off arty! I have seen so many arty players killed off in the first few minutes in the last few days, it will certainly make those players soon lose interest. The reason is those pesky French wheeled vehicles, so many of them race through the map and head for the arty that most arty is done for so fast that they barely get off 2 shots. Is this the end?

 

Hopefully.

wsatnutter #7 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:18 PM

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I said this from the beginning its to late for WG to sort arty but but but introducing these wheeled tanks is a utter stoke of genius

when I had mine on trial  I always went for arty great fun



undutchable80 #8 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:30 PM

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All this means is more games to be played in my arty in the attempt to complete missions... 

Wintermute_1 #9 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:32 PM

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I play arty and can't remember being killed by a wheeled vehicle once. As far as I'm concerned they've made zero difference.

FrantisekBascovansky #10 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:36 PM

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View Postlwood65, on 26 February 2019 - 03:24 PM, said:

So at last WOT has found a legit way to kill off arty! I have seen so many arty players killed off in the first few minutes in the last few days, it will certainly make those players soon lose interest. The reason is those pesky French wheeled vehicles, so many of them race through the map and head for the arty that most arty is done for so fast that they barely get off 2 shots. Is this the end?

 

I have totally different experience.

Way, way more often wheelies are dead halfway of their yolo run.

WVs are deadly at the end of the battle, but again - it needs very skilled player to survive long enough.



SaintMaddenus #11 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

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same happened when the French autoloaders came.  it will pass.

Cobra6 #12 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

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View Postlwood65, on 26 February 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

So at last WOT has found a legit way to kill off arty! I have seen so many arty players killed off in the first few minutes in the last few days, it will certainly make those players soon lose interest. The reason is those pesky French wheeled vehicles, so many of them race through the map and head for the arty that most arty is done for so fast that they barely get off 2 shots. Is this the end?

 

Playing arty as a main class (or frequently for that matter) only appeals to a very persistent part of the player base that will not be dissuaded from playing said class easily.

If this were the case they would have left after the arty nerfs/rebalances but here we are and they are still present.

 

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DeadLecter #13 Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:56 PM

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All they have to do is open their frickin eyes. In FL, each flank is limited to 1 arty so there are 3 arties and 27 tanks. How can they possibly think it's okay to have 3 arties and 12 tanks in randoms, on a map that is far far smaller? My only explanation is they want us to use lots of med kits and repair kits so the bill gets larger and larger and eventually you have to buy premium time unless you want to lose credits. Other than that, there is no logic in having 2-3 arties on a small map.

apaleytos #14 Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:59 PM

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People dont play arty that much because games end too fast like 2-3min and you need time to pile dmg+assist.I hope they add hard cap to one arty per team someday.Arty gameplay especially the stun is pure griefing.Some maps are "somehow" arty safe but on open maps with 3 artas thats a nightmare,even LTs arent safe.Havent been yoloed by LTs in arty.They often kill each other trying to counter at the usual spots. 

 

Thx to the marathon & missions,I was delivering gifts from my 7.2 inch barrel today just fine.They are still alive:trollface:.

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wEight_Tanker #15 Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

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I don't play arty lately because RNG.

VeryRisky #16 Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:36 PM

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I find shooting the funny cars with arty very satisfying.  Getting a goo car killrate with the M44 atm.

JocMeister #17 Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:38 PM

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YOLO killing clickerbots is the only thing that could make me play WV.

gpalsson #18 Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 26 February 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

YOLO killing clickerbots is the only thing that could make me play WV.

 

It's the entire reason I started grinding that line. Turn out, the wheeled ones are completely trash to play. Well, the tier 6 is. Haven't really tried the rest.

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View Postlwood65, on 26 February 2019 - 03:24 PM, said:

So at last WOT has found a legit way to kill off arty! I have seen so many arty players killed off in the first few minutes in the last few days, it will certainly make those players soon lose interest. The reason is those pesky French wheeled vehicles, so many of them race through the map and head for the arty that most arty is done for so fast that they barely get off 2 shots. Is this the end?

 

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PipariIkkunaPesuvati #20 Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:38 AM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 26 February 2019 - 03:32 PM, said:

I play arty and can't remember being killed by a wheeled vehicle once. As far as I'm concerned they've made zero difference.

 

Maybe once or twice, can't remember well.





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