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WindSplitter1 #1 Posted 30 October 2019 - 10:25 PM

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Open Alpha-Test.

 

WG might want to test a new mechanic, Leviathan style. Back then they had a good chunk of players engaged.

I see they, WG, value this holiday a whole lot as if some sort of hallmark.

 

The reported "technical difficulty" might have been a new mechanic in the works that was unsuccessfully implemented/with errors/etc and had to be delayed so it gets corrected. Makes sense.

 

In the Leviathan game mode, the secondary gun reticle occupied the entire screen. They had to release a micropatch to fix it while it was running. Chances are, there's a similar bug, though serious enough to might have caused to break its viability.

 

What do...

>Latin voiceovers

>Custom crew skins and their dark ranks

>RNG reward sarcophagus

>PVP and/or PVE - your choice

>Micro campaigns and missions

>Backstory and promo

>AI + HP packs

 

...Tell you?

 

There's a lot of planning and executing made ahead from start to finish. UPS delivery services was rushed as if offered quite stale new content. Maybe this year the team is different. Who knows?

 

 

 

WG fed the hype to get more people in the boat. Perhaps it's a new concept they want to be subtle about.



IgnatiusDisloyola #2 Posted 30 October 2019 - 10:28 PM

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Maybe they are just bad at their job and have all their best people allocated to the premium shop.

_Sensation_ #3 Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:17 PM

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View PostIgnatiusDisloyola, on 30 October 2019 - 10:28 PM, said:

Maybe they are just bad at their job and have all their best people allocated to the premium shop.


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tajj7 #4 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:17 AM

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Both WOTs and WOWs have used mini-special event modes to test new mechanics, WVs were tested with the 100 years of tank mode IIRC, last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet), WOWs tested subs in Halloween mode last year and they have come into the game this year, so you might be right. 

 

I am just struggling to think what new mechanic they might be testing. 

 



splash_time #5 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:26 AM

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View Posttajj7, on 31 October 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

Both WOTs and WOWs have used mini-special event modes to test new mechanics, WVs were tested with the 100 years of tank mode IIRC, last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet), WOWs tested subs in Halloween mode last year and they have come into the game this year, so you might be right. 

 

I am just struggling to think what new mechanic they might be testing. 

 

 

Maybe they want to test out the theory of "secondary guns" as @WindSplitter1 mentioned in his post. But since only few tanks have secondary guns, it might not be the case. 

Let's just wait. :) 

 

 

 



Spurtung #6 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

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View Posttajj7, on 31 October 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

 last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet)

 

It was 2 years ago. Last year it was the MT-25s on that first GB map killing bots and collecting their life points or whatever.


Edited by Spurtung, 31 October 2019 - 11:17 AM.


splash_time #7 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:33 AM

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View PostSpurtung, on 31 October 2019 - 01:00 PM, said:

 

It was 2 years ago. Last year it was the MT-25s on that first GB map killing bots and collecting their life points or whatever.

 

And what about the ST- I I captin? I think they got it from that Halloween mode? (Leviathan game mode)



Tankistu #8 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:34 AM

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We've had three modes already this year (PvE/PvAI, Steel Hunter and Racing). Now if they tried a fancy new mechanic for the 4th event (Halloween), it was a mistake. They should have played it safe and reused last year's Halloween event, maybe with some minor rehashes. 

Edited by Tankistu, 31 October 2019 - 10:35 AM.


Spurtung #9 Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

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View Postsplash_time, on 31 October 2019 - 09:33 AM, said:

And what about the ST- I I captin? I think they got it from that Halloween mode? (Leviathan game mode)

 

From 2 years ago, yes. So?

 

Besides, technically speaking, those new tanks will be using a second primary gun, and not a secondary gun, and that was already in the game with that American LT, the MTLS-1G14.



1ucky #10 Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:00 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 31 October 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

Both WOTs and WOWs have used mini-special event modes to test new mechanics, WVs were tested with the 100 years of tank mode IIRC, last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet), WOWs tested subs in Halloween mode last year and they have come into the game this year, so you might be right. 

 

I am just struggling to think what new mechanic they might be testing. 

 

 

Maybe twin barrels?



mjs_89 #11 Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

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https://thedailybounce.net/world-of-tanks/world-of-tanks-halloween-2019-event-delayed/

fwhaatpiraat #12 Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:15 PM

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I never really cared at all about those Halloween modes, or Halloween in general.

wEight_Tanker #13 Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

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That's when they realized...

 

...They had nothing in plan to sell for money.



Xandania #14 Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:25 PM

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I still want that Char 2C in the regular game....

WindSplitter1 #15 Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:20 PM

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Just saw the news. I was wrong it seems.

 

Halloween Event was canceled.



Bulldog_Drummond #16 Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:05 PM

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View PostIgnatiusDisloyola, on 30 October 2019 - 09:28 PM, said:

Maybe they are just bad at their job and have all their best people allocated to the premium shop.

 

Occam's Razor suggests this is the most likely explanation.



Jumping_Turtle #17 Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:10 PM

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My guess if they have put out way too many events this year and have not enough time to really test them all. we have seen more and more fix patches each event lately and I can imagine the constant pointing out from us they are doing a bad job is something they would like to prevent if they saw a number of buggs again and had no time to fix them.

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View Posttajj7, on 31 October 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

Both WOTs and WOWs have used mini-special event modes to test new mechanics, WVs were tested with the 100 years of tank mode IIRC, last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet), WOWs tested subs in Halloween mode last year and they have come into the game this year, so you might be right. 

 

I am just struggling to think what new mechanic they might be testing. 

 

It's delayed shooting. 

 

The playerbase have naively interpreted this as "server lag".



The_Baba_Yaga #19 Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:32 PM

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Just have a Halloween Karl mode.



Cobra6 #20 Posted 01 November 2019 - 08:47 AM

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View Posttajj7, on 31 October 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

Both WOTs and WOWs have used mini-special event modes to test new mechanics, WVs were tested with the 100 years of tank mode IIRC, last Halloween event tested multi-turreted tanks IIRC (which haven't come yet), WOWs tested subs in Halloween mode last year and they have come into the game this year, so you might be right. 

 

I am just struggling to think what new mechanic they might be testing. 

 


Actual proper balancing? Which is why they failed to get it to work.

They've lost the art of properly balancing tanks as all the people that did the good balancing in the first couple of years of this game have moved on.

 

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