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Scootaloo23 #1 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:19

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OK, I had this Idea and wanted to know what you guys think of it.

A players tanks should "weather" in accordance with how many battles they have fought. More specifically, here's how it would go:

1-100 battles: Crisp, shiny, well kept looking. Vehicles at this stage would look fresh from the factory.

101-200 battles: Slightly Grimy, a few scratches and dings, maybe a few oil stains.

201-350 battles: Numerous mud splatters and scratches, a few large impacts even. Oil stains galore, and rust spots starting to emerge.

351+ battles: Rust and oils stains everywhere, paint is very pale and sun damaged, and a few panels are missing. Mud is all over the vehicle, making it look very worn.

Since not all players like a war weathered vehicle, there would be an option to turn this feature off.

Well, what do you think? Questions, comments and concerns should be left below.

Lert #2 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:21

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Has been suggested before. I liked it then, I like it now.

However, I suggest that the amount of battles needed for the next level of weathering would vary by tier. Getting your tier 1 fully weathered requires dedication, getting your tier 9 fully weathered is almost a given considering how much time you spend in it.

muscles1 #3 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:24

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Agreed

jampy00 #4 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:26

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Very cool idea and one that should be easily done by the WG staff...

lugzan #5 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:26

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View PostLert, on Jan 02 2013 - 18:21, said:

Has been suggested before. I liked it then, I like it now.

However, I suggest that the amount of battles needed for the next level of weathering would vary by tier. Getting your tier 1 fully weathered requires dedication, getting your tier 9 fully weathered is almost a given considering how much time you spend in it.
damn You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day

PrototypePegasus #6 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:26

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ID like to keep my body panels but good idea.

Tpaktop2_1 #7 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:27

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I know some players would have problems with this because their tank would not look shiney and new. Me Meh. Another question that I would like to ask is what would the new modules look like, for example a new researched turret with this proposal? Would it look new or worn?

Avocet #8 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:28

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I think it'd be cool, and making it optional should appease anyone who likes their tanks crisp and clean at all times.

otakuben #9 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:28

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I like this. Would add some character to the whole game.

jbrowning #10 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:28

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In all reality none of these tanks lasted long enough to get surface rust

Vladimir__Poutine #11 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:29

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I agree.

Captain_Howdy #12 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:29

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View Postjbrowning, on Jan 02 2013 - 18:28, said:

In all reality none of these tanks lasted long enough to get surface rust

More like their maintenance crews wouldnt let it happen.

Smudged #13 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:33

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Would never happen any downtime you have in the military is spent cleaning up, you tank would always be spotless

Synkro #14 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:33

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Agree to this. :) Make it happen WG.

X32Wright #15 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:34

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umm excuse me but umm you never pressed the REPAIR button??? If you tank never dies, I can see this idea happening but if it dies, it is essentially a new tank so...this idea is moot.

Edited by X32Wright, Jan 02 2013 - 18:34.


otakuben #16 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:35

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Maybe a camo option to make the tank look battle worn?

SHISHKABOB #17 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:36

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I'd rather this be an option only, like otakuben suggests

15th_Armored_division #18 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:37

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If I have the option to clean my tanks so they look good as new.

Trioptimum #19 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:41

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The french tanks already are weathered and rusty/muddy. I've never bothered looking closely at the other nations, as that would be cheating on my mistress.

TehPaws3D #20 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 18:46

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I think this would be really awesome, However I can also see how people would cry "low battle noob" and basically be a serverside e-peen swinging test to see who has more battles in what, or just to randomly hate on people advancing through a tier, basically how some people with XVM act.

And having my hellcat all rusty and worn would be epic. + the fall camo? = sexy