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May 15, 2013

Storm: LeFH 18 premium arty gets overhauled

Source: http://world-of-kwg.livejournal.com/194503.html

Storm basically confirms that in 0.8.6, LeFH 18 French premium arty gets moved from T4 to T5, accuracy gets nerfed from 0,49 to 0,73, shell price gets doubled and the shell velocity is reduced.

What this means by the way: ALL 105mm German derp guns will have the velocity reduced, not just this arty.

Either way, Storm states that the "characteristics" of LeFH will stay practically unchanged, because due to the "new coordinate system" (SS: what the hell is that?), it won't fit tier 4 anymore. According to Storm, the shell price is a "system change" and the profitability of this vehicle won't be affected.

And about the arty accuracy "nerf" .... Storm might tell today :) I'll make a separate post about this later, but it's absolutely clear the arty accuracy will get a serious overhaul.

Edit: the "coordinate system" is a translation fail from my side, after consultation with Edrard (thank you!), we came to conclusion that by this, Storm means the new battletier spread.

As for the artillery accuracy overhaul, it will be published in 5 days officially.

30 comments:

  1. srsly? damm..selfspot arty will die :(

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  2. If they nerf it that much I want my money back.

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    1. Here's. Have your money back.

      Now GTFO...

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    2. "If they nerf it that much I want my money back."

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    1. Yeah, I thought it was even in this blog that this guys from the US (Chieftain, if I remember rightly) was saying that there are many changes on the arties but also positiv ones after studying the preliminary patchnotes. And there was some rumors about changes in the arty-gameplay-machanics a few months ago, too, so it wouldn't suprise me, if the get an other arty-gameplay.
      -Mppol

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    2. Ah... thanks for the clarification up there Frank!!

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  4. I felt it coming so hard.
    Promotions on camos, on tanks...

    And suddently, new camos to come, actual premium tank be nerfed...

    Heh.

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  5. Premium tanks get nerfed all the time.

    And if it isn't clear to you already that the accuracy changes have something big upcoming to compensate, you haven't been reading many posts here.

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    1. They're nerfing the crap out of accuracy, ROF, aim time, movement dispersion AND splash. In short, basically every parameter that matters to arty, other than mobility, is getting nerfed into the dirt. (And they nerfed mobility a couple patches ago.) Short of giving arty cloaking devices that work even the open, even at very short range, and even when moving or firing, I can't imagine what they can possibly do to keep it playable. What we've heard about so far suggests that arty will become so purely random and so intensely boring that few people will want to play it. And I think that's the point. This likely explains why they're comfortable removing the arty hard cap. Arty is going to suck so much that arty parties won't be a problem.

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    2. Excellent news.

      Cheers.

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  6. New coördinate system, worse accuracy.
    Sound a little bit like calling in arty "barrage" at a certain aerea.

    Maybe the nerfs aren't thàt bad, perhaps just the way arty works will be the biggest change.
    Like the t5 gold derps will still wreak havoc, just takes a bit more skill. (Pretty much only t7 heavies and some t6's will be happy about pen nerf)

    Guess we'll see in test, I will not abandon my artillery yet.

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  7. xCaptainObviousxMay 15, 2013, 9:01:00 PM

    I'm really curious on what this new "mechanic" is, if it requires ammo to be more expensive and accuracy to be decreased to work it's got to be interesting.

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  8. I would imagine that with the new nerfs to arty will come a decrease in arty shell prices.

    With such a terrible aim, arty hits will be rare even more, so there will be a lot of credits lost unless they do something about the shell price on those.

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    1. seems like they changed the acc. term for arty. ;) So maybe they came up with a whole new idea... we will know soon(tm) :)

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  9. So if it will be true i want return of my gold.

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  10. Well it's sad news this arty also gets nerfed that hard. It seemed pretty balanced (imho, like all 10,5er arties btw, reliable, but not ROFLPWNZER like Grille or S-51.). I bought it quite a while ago, but just played ~20 games in it yet (some 5er doubles etc) and quite liked it for its RoF and Accuracy.

    Gold refund? Ha, you know WG. Surely won't happen (read the EULA blah blah).

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    1. "Gold refund? Ha, you know WG."

      from what i know about WG, they always were generous when it came to compensations.

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  11. Isn't them giving out gold like it's candy equivalent to a refund? I mean I spent a few bucks buying a T14 when it was on sale for half price and since then between sheriff, MVP, tank company, challenges, skirmishes, live streams, bonus codes, etcetera I've gotten:

    T2 Light (Logitech)
    T1 E6 (2013)
    Tetrarch (2012)
    M22 (random gold)
    Ram II (random gold)
    T34 (lots of random gold)
    permanent camo for various premium tanks (random gold)
    Garage slots (random gold, bought when slots are half price)

    If I've only spent between $5 and $10 on my account why should I complain when I have several times that value in gold purchases that they gave me for free along the way?

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    1. In short I'm saying: Just keep playing, enjoy the game, and the gold will come...

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  12. Its happening!!!!

    Finally after all this time arty will be put in line with all the other tanks. No longer will it be a crutch for bads.

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    1. You sir are right, it is happening. About the rest... You sir are an idiot who has never played artillery.

      NEMO.

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  13. Well I´m an pure arty player. Just playing public 1-2 games each day because of idiots ruining there... But after this nerf is arty an useless factor in CW and ESL. There is a point where I must look if my clan/team needs me. Luck based arty is total useless so I dont have no other choise than quit this game...

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    1. Don't let the door hit you on you're way out! And get some more arty play.., pla.., hmm, point-and-clickers with you!

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    2. This is just so sad that they seriously fucked up game for arty players. This is just wrong - especially for you (in clan)... Shell prices probably will be high and profitability will be insanely low. 0.8 accuracy - just insane! They will not compensate it with anything! May the Gaussian distribution smile upon you -95,4 % chance you will hit in the range of circle and, if ultra lucky - maybe splash damage someone. Ou, wait splash is totally reduced anyway...

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  14. premium arty nerf
    i want my gold back

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  15. You will get a potato.

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  16. As usual, everybody is running around screaming that the sky is falling. There isn't even an open test server yet to try out the tanks. Maybe people should wait and try the new changes before quitting/celebrating?

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