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LordMuffin #1 Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

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I tested the PvE mode, 2 times, then I couldn't do it anymore.

It seems we get 2 tries per 24 hours.

 

Reward are some improved equipments.

First place nets you 10 points towards next level. You also get another type of points which I don't know how they work.

But I guess 10 regular and 20 of other kind is maximum.

 

Levels.

1: Mindless bots in T3-T5 tanks, just set up a crossfire and kill them, you shouldn't lose any hp on this level. 

2: Mindless bots, 2 tanks and a Tiger H. Kill the 2 small tanks first, they are separated from the Tiger H, so can be killed without fear of Tiger H interfering. Then just gang up on Tiger H, track him and shoot rear or side, or even circle him. Still rather easy.

3: Quite alot of T3-T5 tanks, but they are still Mindless and driving like stupid [edited], so just set up a nice crossfire with team and you can kill them with ease.

4: The only tricky one. You are up against 4 Panthers, so alot or HP to chew through.

Try to separate and kill isolated Panthers, important to focus fire. Can even use the air strike to help.

They do sometimes shoot back, so be a little bit cautious.

5: A bunch of T4 and T5 tanks. Begin to get tricky. Especially with only 2 alive.

6: 13 T4 and T5 tanks against 2...

 

My results: 1st try, Prokhorovka, lost against Panthers, my team mates died so I was alone against 2 Panthers who destroyed the base before I managed to kill them (shot their rears over and over again).

2nd on Ensk: Won without much trouble at all.

Just was at one side of the rails and we managed to win without much trouble.

 

All in all, I think you should be able to complete this 80%+ of the times you try with random teams, because it wasn't hard and it didn't require much tactics at all.

Btw, from Russian side,  I think T-28 is the best tank.

 

And of course, you can buy yourself through the mode.

 

It seems you get more levels if at least 1 have leveled up past the first one.

 

It doesn't seem to reward much at all.

First place (6k dmg): 6 Iron markers. 5th place (0 damage) 4 Iron markers.


Edited by LordMuffin, 25 July 2019 - 12:49 PM.


Balc0ra #2 Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:57 AM

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Not had time to fire the game up yet. But the AI sounds like the old proving ground one. AI on console is more or less the same. They have preset waypoints. And you getting spotted might get them off it to fire on you. Fire on them unspotted and they still do their main task vs going for the direction of the fire they take. I suspect it's the same here? 

LordMuffin #3 Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 25 July 2019 - 11:57 AM, said:

Not had time to fire the game up yet. But the AI sounds like the old proving ground one. AI on console is more or less the same. They have preset waypoints. And you getting spotted might get them off it to fire on you. Fire on them unspotted and they still do their main task vs going for the direction of the fire they take. I suspect it's the same here? 

Pretty much.



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View PostLordMuffin, on 25 July 2019 - 11:52 AM, said:

I tested the PvE mode, 2 times, then I couldn't do it anymore.

It seems we get 2 tries per 24 hours.

 

You can earn more fuel in randoms I believe.

Balc0ra #5 Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 25 July 2019 - 12:18 PM, said:

 

You can earn more fuel in randoms I believe.

 

There are missions for more fuel indeed. Inc something as simple as getting 300 base XP. I just played a game with the M8A1. Did 150 to 200 damage to the Panthers hitting the side and rear with the derp. So with 4 of those, that wave died fast. 

Edited by Balc0ra, 25 July 2019 - 12:28 PM.


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Will try it this after noon 

TungstenHitman #7 Posted 25 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

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Nice insight, thanks.

 

So, can we compete for both sides and get both pieces of equipment? Also, I'd be playing the non-Russian side for the rammer, what is the most rewarded aspect of play in this battle mode, doing the most damage, doing the most kills, the most spotting, the most tracking, bouncing shots, least killed, something else? 



Cookiemonster817 #8 Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:12 PM

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It's not as easy as you claim. It's full of kids that either farm at your cost and make you lose or at least let you die for no reason. Some even camp in the back, just like in randoms.

LordMuffin #9 Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 25 July 2019 - 02:16 PM, said:

Nice insight, thanks.

 

So, can we compete for both sides and get both pieces of equipment? Also, I'd be playing the non-Russian side for the rammer, what is the most rewarded aspect of play in this battle mode, doing the most damage, doing the most kills, the most spotting, the most tracking, bouncing shots, least killed, something else? 

All damage done, spotting, arty strike, assist and normal, is added into one big pile.

The more you do, the better (higher place). You also get higher reward for using fewer tanks, I think.

 

We can compete for both, I did Russian side.

 

I also found this out.

 

If all are level 1, you have 4 levels of play.

If at least 1 are level 2, you have 6 levels (or more, we died at 6th).

 

The rewards are.

If you win when all are level 1, you get 10 points for first place.

If you die on 6th level and are first, you get 6 points for first place.

 

So it is better to win with all level 1 tanks then lost at level 6th, like way better.

So to maximize this, I think you should either buy level 2 and only play with other of level 2 and complete it, or make sure everyone is level 1 and complete level 1.



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View PostCookiemonster817, on 25 July 2019 - 03:12 PM, said:

It's not as easy as you claim. It's full of kids that either farm at your cost and make you lose or at least let you die for no reason. Some even camp in the back, just like in randoms.

 

This is why we need a separate server - for the adults :)

LordMuffin #11 Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

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View PostCookiemonster817, on 25 July 2019 - 03:12 PM, said:

It's not as easy as you claim. It's full of kids that either farm at your cost and make you lose or at least let you die for no reason. Some even camp in the back, just like in randoms.

Indeed, your main obstruction to not winning is your team mates inability to do anything.

I had a run where we got to level 6. After 3 tanks being killed, one of my team mates had racked up a score of 0 (0 dmg, assistance, spotting and arty strike damage).

 

 



Yaccay #12 Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:35 PM

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Playing against bots  - as expected - is boring.

I had played one match, that was enough.

I pass this event.

 

I wish fun and success to anyone who interested in this game mode.



JocMeister #13 Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

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Don´t know what is up with this mode but it seems effed.

 

Played 3 battles. All losses. All 3 battles I was top damage. 2 battles had 1 guy AFK. I did 3-5k damage and got 5 points. Guy with 900 damage also got 5 points. Fair da?

 

 



LordMuffin #14 Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:53 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 25 July 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

Don´t know what is up with this mode but it seems effed.

 

Played 3 battles. All losses. All 3 battles I was top damage. 2 battles had 1 guy AFK. I did 3-5k damage and got 5 points. Guy with 900 damage also got 5 points. Fair da?

 

 

Agreed, the effort put in to do well and win is hardly worth anything.

 

I have 1 win.

2 losses against Panthers.

1 against lvl 6.

 

3 games as top dmg dealers with a 1k+ margin.



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Played 4 rounds in platoons together with xx984 and arthurwellsley (for 1 round).

3 rounds on Fisherman's Bay (2 wins, 1 loss) and 1 round on Sand River (loss). Last round in each was against 4 Tiger I's.

xx984 figured out a way to quickly kill the Tigers with the mines the British get. High risk, high reward tactic. 

Getting way too few games in the mode. Need to up my aggression level, played maybe a bit too defensively in depth.



4nt #16 Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:02 PM

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It's fine, even when random platmates are as brainless as bots we face. Fun diversion when one doesn't take it too seriously.

prezon12 #17 Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:07 PM

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Really bad design , if one player on your team is higher rank you will lose the game 100%

waste of time . Thanks but no thanks .



LordMuffin #18 Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:12 PM

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View Postprezon12, on 25 July 2019 - 05:07 PM, said:

Really bad design , if one player on your team is higher rank you will lose the game 100%

waste of time . Thanks but no thanks .

Problem isn't that you lose, but that you get a higher reward for completing less stages if you.

 

Example: it is better to win and complete 4 then lose and complete 5 or 6...



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View PostCookiemonster817, on 25 July 2019 - 03:12 PM, said:

It's not as easy as you claim. It's full of kids that either farm at your cost and make you lose or at least let you die for no reason. Some even camp in the back, just like in randoms.

 

Like hell it isn't. I was just driving around with stuart laughing my @ss off at the puny damage I was doing to a tiger, while searching for the punchline of the joke somewhere on the map. The mode is braindead easy, I can only imagine a failure if somehow the rest of your teammates die.

 

Like, really. This is it?



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View PostLordMuffin, on 25 July 2019 - 10:52 AM, said:

4: The only tricky one. You are up against 4 Panthers, so alot or HP to chew through.

Try to separate and kill isolated Panthers, important to focus fire. Can even use the air strike to help.

They do sometimes shoot back, so be a little bit cautious.

 

It's 5 Panthers, not 4, and they are prone to burn when shot in the rear...






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