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DubiousDrewski #1 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:00

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End of the round, I run into this medium on our cap. He had been killed earlier in the round, but he was displaying as alive.  I was a dumbass and pumped 30k worth of ammo into him before I realized what was going on.

I only have the demo version of fraps, so here's a sped up video of what happened:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7vJcbfvSuN0

And here's the replay. It happens right at the end after I stick a round up arty's butt.
http://mwreplays.com...y/OPWJQ971OWAJ/

I wonder how it appeared to my allies. From their viewpoint, was I just shooting into a corpse?

Kankou #2 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:02

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That happens when all crew members are killed.

c0m3t #3 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:02

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Crew was dead.  Known glitch, if I recall correctly.  Happens once in a blue moon when someone gets pelted with HE shells.

Exiledcrow #4 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:03

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View PostKankou, on Dec 20 2012 - 02:02, said:

That happens when all crew members are killed.

View Postc0m3t, on Dec 20 2012 - 02:02, said:

Crew was dead.  Known glitch, if I recall correctly.  Happens once in a blue moon when someone gets pelted with HE shells.

These.

tank0628 #5 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:03

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Crew died
not a glitch

Edited by tank0628, Dec 20 2012 - 02:04.


A_Defenseless_Kitten #6 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:05

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I hope they fix this in 8.3 the dead crew tanks need to have black over them to show that their dead

seekorigin #7 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:11

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I've encountered the same thing.  Crew dead.

As for shooting it, better safe than sorry.  But maneuver to the rear and get a nice tail shot.  Save your gold rounds

Also hope they fix it in 8.3

Mantisman630 #8 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:15

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As everyone says, it looks like the ENTIRE crew of the tank has died but the tank is still "alive" in health. Happens usually with HE spamming or tanks with few crew members. It happens a lot in low tier French tanks, especially the AMX 38 and FT-17...at least those are what I have experienced. Sometimes though, it could happen to larger tanks. One time I was hit by an SU-5 at the field of Siegfried Line in my VK3601H. The shell did a mere 200 damage or so but it when through my side and killed all the crew. I sat at 650 or so HP for the rest of the round... :Smile_confused:

TankDestroyerNoob #9 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:18

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same it happened to me and i was like hacker hacker wtf

LightningStriker911 #10 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:18

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View PostKankou, on Dec 20 2012 - 02:02, said:

That happens when all crew members are killed.

View Postc0m3t, on Dec 20 2012 - 02:02, said:

Crew was dead.  Known glitch, if I recall correctly.  Happens once in a blue moon when someone gets pelted with HE shells.

This ^^

DubiousDrewski #11 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:23

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Ah, I see. So it's a pseudoglitch. I don't think the tank should be displayed differently if all of the crew dies, but the tank SHOULDN'T BECOME INVINCIBLE. It should still be possible to finish off the vehicle.

View Postseekorigin, on Dec 20 2012 - 02:11, said:

But maneuver to the rear and get a nice tail shot.
I respectfully disagree. With the 200mm pen of my regular rounds and the 244mm pen of the gold rounds, firing into the side of his turret would have been sufficient. Even his front upper plate couldn't have withstood it. A rear shot was unecessary.

HOTA_CHATON #12 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:41

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Yes, actually I have but mine was red.  It happened a few night ago on Redshire and I made a post in the bugs section of the forum.  That was very similar to my experience, except i found out
that the TD I was shooting at was supposed to be a dead tank but showing it still alive and viable.  Very simlar indeed.

Fritz_Fried #13 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:43

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Thanks for the post. I ran into this same issue a while back. Me and another were blasting away at this guy and could get no dmg on him.

Somnus #14 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:45

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Happened to me once with my KV-1S firing at a Wolverine. Fortunately I figured out he was dead before wasting too many additional shots on him.

greyfox2 #15 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 02:55

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LOL.  First time I saw this, I was a scout (low man on the totem) and maneuvered behind the TD to put a bit of hurt on him....No damage, WTF?!  So I kept firing.  The rest of the team explained in no uncertain terms that I was an idiot for shooting a "dead" tank and asked where my brain surgery scars were.  I felt like a fool, but I really had not seen it before.

DubiousDrewski #16 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 03:30

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Yup! I've been in a few battles as well, but I've never seen it before this.

I still think the tank should remain destructible. It's silly for it to become invincible once the crew dies.