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del1001228920 #1 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 17:56

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Howdy folks, we're going to have a 30 minute period of downtime for the server later tonight (midnight PST updated to 03:00 PST on the 29th).  It'll be putting a hard cap on the number of artillery in each match.  At this point it's a test, and we're definitely looking for your feedback, so we can make adjustments as we move forward.

You're welcome to theorize and meta the heck out of it, but what we're searching for is thoughtful commentary after you've had time to feel out the changes.

You can find the details for the server maintenance and a quick word about the changes that will be applied here.

Edited by hobbstrosity, Dec 28 2012 - 18:21.


ForcestormX #2 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 17:59

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Well, clearly I wasn't paying attention that it's starting this soon.

Will evaluate later.

Monty_Droppings #3 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 17:59

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I'd like to meet the brilliant guy who thought 5 was a great limit. /sarcasm

Abject_McDeath #4 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 17:59

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edit: there should be a 2-3 arty in T10 matches

Edited by Abject_McDeath, Dec 28 2012 - 18:01.


Abject_McDeath #5 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:00

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View PostMonty_Droppings, on Dec 28 2012 - 17:59, said:

I'd like to meet the brilliant guy who thought 5 was a great limit. /sarcasm
Burda's Medal man. comon

Ecco_the_Dolphin #6 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:00

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Hell maybe I'll actually drag my T95 out for some fun. I pretty much stopped playing it after getting two 24+ arty games in a row

Blackhorse_Six #7 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:03

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View PostAbject_McDeath, on Dec 28 2012 - 17:59, said:

edit: there should be a 2-3 arty in T10 matches

Every match, regardless of Tier ...

Monty_Droppings #8 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:04

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View PostAbject_McDeath, on Dec 28 2012 - 18:00, said:

Burda's Medal man. comon

Remove Burda's, like Bolters, and reduce arty to 2 or 3 a match, rejoice in the new Renascence.

VRMoran #9 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:06

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View PostMonty_Droppings, on Dec 28 2012 - 17:59, said:

I'd like to meet the brilliant guy who thought 5 was a great limit. /sarcasm

Wait, 5 is the limit? That's still....a little much. I kind of enjoy 3 arty per side matches, they're challenging but not impossible. But 5? Those ones are brutal  :Smile_mellow:

Abject_McDeath #10 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:06

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View PostMonty_Droppings, on Dec 28 2012 - 18:04, said:

Remove Burda's, like Bolters, and reduce arty to 2 or 3 a match, rejoice in the new Renascence.
http://t1.gstatic.co...B5_rDPbZLI038Fg

we of the majority who havent attained this medal would want it, if it were possible.

make it, tier 8 and down and have the 5 arty cap.
9 and up has a 2-3 arty cap.

Edited by Abject_McDeath, Dec 28 2012 - 18:08.


pipecutter #11 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:10

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Looks like my tier 10 tanks are going to still sit in the garage. Five high tier artys are too many since they can take you out in a heartbeat=lose at least 30k.

del1001228920 #12 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:14

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View PostAbject_McDeath, on Dec 28 2012 - 18:06, said:

http://t1.gstatic.co...B5_rDPbZLI038Fg

we of the majority who havent attained this medal would want it, if it were possible.

make it, tier 8 and down and have the 5 arty cap.
9 and up has a 2-3 arty cap.

View PostVRMoran, on Dec 28 2012 - 18:06, said:

Wait, 5 is the limit? That's still....a little much. I kind of enjoy 3 arty per side matches, they're challenging but not impossible. But 5? Those ones are brutal  :Smile_mellow:

View PostAbject_McDeath, on Dec 28 2012 - 17:59, said:

edit: there should be a 2-3 arty in T10 matches

View PostMonty_Droppings, on Dec 28 2012 - 17:59, said:

I'd like to meet the brilliant guy who thought 5 was a great limit. /sarcasm

Believe me, I was hoping for a smaller cap too.  However, this is still in the testing phase, and it's only part of the plan to readjust artillery within the game, so I'm content to let it play out.  Leave your feedback, and your ideas here once you've had a chance to experience the changes.  We'll be collecting all constructive criticism from our server and presenting it to the development team a little ways down the road.

Whee #13 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:16

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This isn't gonna work. Arty cap of 3 is much more preferable than 5. WG stop trolling with us, we really mean it.

tankcrunch #14 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:16

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cant wait to see the nerf arty even harder threads....

Jewel_Thief #15 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:17

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Hey folks,

One last time:   please WAIT until the test is running, THEN give us your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback AFTER you have run a few battles with the new cap. Please.

Thanks!!!

~JT

DSLR #16 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:18

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World of scouts here we come!
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VK4501 #17 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:19

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View Postpipecutter, on Dec 28 2012 - 18:10, said:

Looks like my tier 10 tanks are going to still sit in the garage. Five high tier artys are too many since they can take you out in a heartbeat=lose at least 30k.
Looks like my T7 arty are going to be played even less now.

I don't have arty past tier 7, and those will be 6 months [real time] + before they go farther.  The 8.3 arty nerf + limitations imposed by the absurd number of XP required already [primarily playing arty last 9 mos.], makes higher tier arty not only not fun [HUGE anti-arty bias in WoT], but difficult at best.  If you aren't platooned up, it is a big crap shoot as to whether you can even survive.

Not having gone all that far up the trees, if you will, I think 5 max seems fair; what pipecutter did not mention was how easy to kill arty is now - and even easier at 8.3.

While I can sympathize with you, I see matches where the noobishness of a higher percentage of players combined with arty fear has IS-4's cowering needlessly behind rocks.  :Smile_ohmy:

A_Defenseless_Kitten #18 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:21

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http://ts1.mm.bing.n...76&pid=1.7thank you so much.

Veril #19 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:22

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How exactly is capping arty at 5 fix the problem? It's precisely battles with 4-5 arty that I loathe. Trust WG to apply useless fixes.

Abject_McDeath #20 Posted Dec 28 2012 - 18:22

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With the arty nerf and MM cap.
it makes me not even want to touch an arty piece.