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Feb 28, 2013

28.2.2013

- the fact the tank in hangar always displays winter camo is a bug
- T69 has a huge gold ammo penetration (300) "for historical and balance reasons"
- M4A2E4 nerf is a "rollback" according to Storm and as for the Ram II, "nerf" is too strong a word
- the LFP Panther thickness is now 50mm for historical reasons - counts for Ausf.G hull (Storm quotes Jentz and Spielberger, posts this picture and quotes this book part as a reason for the LFP lower thickness), Storm also states the numbers WG used fits the Spielberger books (SS: not really, just checked, Spielberger in his book "Panther and its variants" on page 248 clearly states the LFP thickness for Panther Ausf. A, D and G was 60mm, Storm says it's an error in Spielberger's drawing)
- in 8.4, the profitability and repair costs of VK2801 were changed too
- if you have a bug during 8.4 that the textures are way too dark (like here), it can be fixed by setting the texture quality to maximum.
- it's not possible to turn on the removed speed governor consumable during the initial battle countdown simply because noone ask for this option

48 comments:

  1. "Storm says it's an error in Spielberger's drawing"

    does he have a proof of this or just ... dunno, the rain!?

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    1. Actually, he does. Sort of. On page 128 of the book it is mentioned that the thickness is 50mm, but I am not convinced it's the part Spielberger had in mind. The page can be found here:

      http://i.imgur.com/2xza1qo.jpg

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    2. Well, a software dev vs a proven expert. mh, I would trust the expert.

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    3. he sais "it was proposed to decrease the lower front plate from 60 to 50mm"
      PROPOSED!!

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    4. so why the 50 mm isnt an error?

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    5. Ry0ken here:
      OMG that SoB nerving Panther tanks once more?
      I'll also check Jentz and Spielberger. I also remember 60mm! ffs!

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    6. wtf...why don't they just contact someone who actually has a real running Panther? Oh...I dunno, like The Jacques Littlefield Military Vehicle Collection?

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  2. If the winter camo in hanger is a bug...what 's it supposed to be?

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    1. The same camo as the one used in the last battle the tank took part in.

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    2. Yeah, camo resets to winter every time you re-log in to server.

      L0rd_0f_War

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  3. M4A2E4 nerf is a "rollback" according to Storm

    what do you mean saying rollback?

    and jesus chrish.... they just eliminated the only one good ability of this tank....

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    1. Rollback as in the vehicle was like this before they buffed it and now they removed the buff.

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    2. lol M4A2E4 is clearly OP so no buff for you!

      Nevermind that the rest of the Sherman family always have -10~-12 degree of depression with stock and upgraded turrets while mounting the same gun(75mm M3) as the E4

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  4. What about M4A2E4 nerf, can you post some link or data. That sucks, I love that tank. That is my beta prize

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    1. M4A2E4 Sherman:
      Elevation angle of 75 mm Gun M3 L/37 gun changed from -25 degrees to -20 degrees
      Depression angle of 75 mm Gun M3 L/37 gun changed from 10 degrees to 5 degrees

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    2. That is not cool :(

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    3. And we have the sotry of UN gun depression nerf AGAIN... like it was for T29/T32/T34 I think 2 years ago. They don't learn it seems.

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  5. Do people on the EU server still use their beta Shermans? The thing is almost extinct here on NA.

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    1. I still have it and no plan to "dispose" of it

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    2. The emphasis was on "use".
      I kept mine as well, but I think I've used it maybe once in the last three months.

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    3. I use it mainly for training crews for US tanks

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    4. i have used it a lot for credit farming but since i have bought a kv 5 i use it very rarely...only if i want a fast low tier match.

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    5. I still have mine. I take it out every once in a while.

      And yes, I'm mad at this "rollback"

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  6. Storm says it's an error in Spielberger's drawing)
    lol?

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  7. Ram II is hardly seen in matches...

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  8. Complete BS that they can nerf the E4/Ram but not the 59. Every time I read things like this, I am happy that I stopped playing.

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    1. Nice... take it out on the Type 59. Lol.

      L0rd_0f_War

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    2. Lol... you stopped playing but still follow blogs about it...

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    3. If you have been paying any attention to this blog, the devs themselves stated multiple times that the 59 is overpowered.

      And yeah, I'm following this blog because it's entertaining (thanks Mr. Davis!)

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  9. Storm says it's an error in Spielberger's drawing)
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    We already know that geniuses from WG are always right even when they nerf the imaginary tank(like Lowe) to historical values.

    - if you have a bug during 8.4 that the textures are way too dark (like here), it can be fixed by setting the texture quality to maximum.
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    So if you have problems with too dark textures set them to maximum and then if you don't own strong enough PC your FPS will go down because of higher graphic quality. This kind of soulution can only mentioned above geniuses think of. I am amazed more and more with their incredible stupidity and arrogance.

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  10. Jesus, the devs are fucking ridiculous.

    Disagree with expert about a tank? Fuck it, he must be wrong

    Error with new patch? Put your game settings to high.

    WTF?!

    These are not solutions. They literally live in a world of their own.

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  11. Umm...read the supposed 0.8.4 patchnotes somewhere, but no info about the RAM-II supposed nerf.

    What is supposed to change about it?

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    1. "Ram II:
      Body weight changed from 12600 kg to 12670 kg"

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    2. Thanks, doesn't sound that horrible :)

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  12. As others said, the M4A2E4 is rare enough and only a few of the vets still use it. Maybe because it's solely owned by veteran players, it's causing its winrate to be bumped up. I don't know, it doesn't make sense to me. It was a pretty crap tank before and now it's even worse.

    Just remembered that anyone can buy the M4A2E4 on the RU server so there goes my veteran theory. I wonder when they'll sell the KV-220 on the EU and US server -.-

    Solexi *EU*

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  13. Why cross compare sources when you can just quote one despite every other claiming it to be 60mm.

    Since they must be buddies with Doyle by now. Why don't they phone him up and ask why he wrote the wrong armour thickness for the lower front plate of the Panther Ausf. G in his books.
    It's the least they can do since they are basically calling him a liar now.

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    1. Rumors have it that Doyle and WG had a falling out.

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    2. No wonder, since he only seems to be correct, when it fits.

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    3. lol why am I not surprised. Some of those egos@WG...smh

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    4. most likely over WG bullshit books

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    5. Well, after the way they keep ignoring the NA fans, how they insult their players on a daily basis, that they refuse to to admit they screwed up with arty and nerf it into the ground so it's finally balanced, the refusal to rework the entire engine of this game so it runs good on all machines and great on great machines, AND Gaijin showing off how incredible their tanks look early on in War Thunder... My wallet is going to have a "falling out" with WG. Scumbags.

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  14. We have a competitive game that has to be balanced! That's why we can't nerf [insert russian tank] to its historical values, because he would be come useless.

    Heys guys, dont forget we love history, herp derp! Thats why the [insert random non-russia tank here] is getting a nerf for historical accuracy!!!

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    1. >implying that Russian tanks don't receive nerfs or they plainly suck to begin with (KV-5 or IS-6's guns)
      >implying that you can do anything but flanking with the T-43 after they removed the inaccurate but powerful 100mm gun
      >implying that anon isn't yet another German whining boy

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    2. >implying people aren't running the IS-6 at 97 wins out of 100 games.
      >implying the KV-5 isn't the only counter to the AMX 50 100 tourney spam.

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  15. Frank, is there any chance you can get some informaton about the Chaffee's ugly Bulldog turret? Will they change it? Thanks!

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    1. No official info, but the American tech expert The_Chieftain is very unhappy with the Chaffee, so there might be some changes eventually.

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