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Poll: What should happen to Hitskins (504 members have cast votes)

What should happen to Hitskins?

  1. Ban them (259 votes [51.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.39%

  2. Leave them as it is (231 votes [45.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.83%

  3. Something else ( Please state below) (14 votes [2.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.78%

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Sean473 #1 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

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I'm just conducting a poll to see the opinion of people on Hitskins. Personally, I think they should be banned as its just defeats the purpose of this game.. Its gone to the extenet that some of my friends are quiting WOT because this is nothing short of cheating.. So what do you think?

gonsi #2 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

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You can remember all weakspots by yourself and be pro. Some ppl are lazy and like lots of colors... I dont use em myself but dont think its cheating, just lazy way to know where to shoot.

Shirer #3 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

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This forum is like deja bloody vu.

You learn the weakspots through experience.

Weakspot skins are not 100% accurate

Weakspot skins are generally bugger all use over a greater distance than 200 meters (accruacy of gun dependent ofc)

Weakspot skins should not be banned as they confer no real advantage.

Move along please to the next resurrected issue....

Captain_Govorov #4 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

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Ban them or make it impossible to use that type of skin.

I'm no programmer... you lot work it out.

monthey_ #5 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Just let players decide for themselves if they want to use HS or not. Personally, it would ruin the game experience with all those brightly coloured hitzones on tanks... but if someone wants to use them then its fine by me. And I think there are numerous threads concerning this topic as well so you can conclude that HS are here to say as long as WG allows it.  

Just laugh it off, shake your head and carry on with business as usual when you hear/ see someone using them... That's what I always do  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Sepharus #6 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

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I have used them in the past but it gets annoying fast... for aesthetic reasons I have them now all replaced with custom awesome looking custom skins. B)  It didnt really help my performance...

Denolven #7 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

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View PostRed17, on 23 February 2012 - 07:11 PM, said:

Ban them or make it impossible to use that type of skin.

I'm no programmer... you lot work it out.
I am a programmer (software developer to be exact, but let's not discuss the difference here), and I tell you it's technically impossible to ban hitzone skins without banning all custom skins. And it doesn't mater whether they should be banned or not, because banning something you can't control is pointless.

So what's your choice: bann all custom skins (= punch in the face for the thousands of people who love customization) or bann no skins (= hitzone skins allowed)?


EDIT: If you wonder why it is impossible: skins are basically pictures. To differentiate between certain pictures is easy if whith stuff like colors, difficult with patterns, and practically impossible with complex pictures. Even if you implement such a system that checks patterns, people will always find a way to trick the mechanic by adding a line/dot here or there. It is easy to check if the skins are the original ones. But other than that the machine is pretty much blind. PLUS, such a feature would take an insane amount of system resources - it's not only diffucult (which means people need alot of time to make it work properly), it's expensive, too. In any aspect. No sane company will do something that
  • is expensive to produce
  • won't solve the problem no matter how much effort you put into it
  • will be even more annoying to most customers than the current one


Leadbucket #8 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

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I find it kinda funny to see folks post their impressive screenshots and replays only to find they've been battling P.T. Barnum's circus clowns. :rolleyes:

ravennn1 #9 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

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tried them around 6.4... they are irrelevant. considering the spotting system, with the outlines, they make no difference.
I don't see why someone would quit because of something they don't know other players are using, as you can't see their custom skins... and some people actually know where to aim...

bomben72 #10 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

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Captain_Govorov #12 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

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View PostDenolven, on 23 February 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

I am a programmer (software developer to be exact, but let's not discuss the difference here), and I tell you it's technically impossible to ban hitzone skins without banning all custom skins. And it doesn't mater whether they should be banned or not, because banning something you can't control is pointless.

So what's your choice: bann all custom skins (= punch in the face for the thousands of people who love customization) or bann no skins (= hitzone skins allowed)

Then the custom skins have to go but Wargaming.net should introduce many more skins and lower the price a bit and it could also be "wacky" skins that makes your tank to be made out of gold or glass or whatever... only the imagination is the limit.

Taalen #13 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

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The way I see it, if somebody's willing to keep looking at those often butt-ugly hit skins while they're playing, they've earned the chance to learn weakspots a little faster than they would otherwise. Personally I don't see the appeal.

Kalamain #14 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

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Erm...Am I the only one to have no clue what a 'Hitskin' is?

Is it a hack?

Kaffekasken #15 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

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Keep them.


Well, at least as long as WG puts out scuh terrible and unhistorical tank skins of their own, I'll stick to custom skins.

ZaPpeh #16 Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

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View PostRed17, on 23 February 2012 - 07:11 PM, said:

Ban them or make it impossible to use that type of skin.

I'm no programmer... you lot work it out.
:lol:

Taalen #17 Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

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View PostKalamain, on 23 February 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

Erm...Am I the only one to have no clue what a 'Hitskin' is?

Is it a hack?

No, it's not a hack. They're custom skins where weakspots and critical hit locations have been marked with bright colours. Basically helps people unfamiliar with the tanks they're facing shoot them where it hurts.

Sturmtiger_304 #18 Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

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Hitbox skins are for people that can't play.

Real men play without.

san_tropez #19 Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

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Only reason why people call them cheating is because blaming themselves for being poor tankers is too much on their mind. Just saying "omg hitskin noob" when i leave your tier 9 a steaming mess with a tier 6 tank is much easier than improving your skills.

vlajko #20 Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

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View Postsan_tropez, on 23 February 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Only reason why people call them cheating is because blaming themselves for being poor tankers is too much on their mind. Just saying "omg hitskin noob" when i leave your tier 9 a steaming mess with a tier 6 tank is much easier than improving your skills.

Hahaha, made my day. +1 internets for you, Sir. I agree 100%.