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Poll: Reaction of Players to Arty Nerf (281 members have cast votes)

Do you play arty? (This is at any time)

  1. Yes (223 votes [79.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 79.36%

  2. No (58 votes [20.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.64%

How satisfied are you with the nerfs to arty?

  1. 1 - Unhappy (Reason does not matter) (72 votes [25.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.62%

  2. 2 - Somewhat displeased (63 votes [22.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.42%

  3. 3 - Don't care (82 votes [29.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.18%

  4. 4 - Somewhat satisfied (41 votes [14.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.59%

  5. 5 - Very satisfied (23 votes [8.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.19%

How do the arty nerfs affect your arty playing decisions? (Examples added to give context

  1. 1. I will either stop playing arty, never consider playing it again, or sell all arty I own (14 votes [4.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.98%

  2. 2. I am less likely to play arty, I am not too interested in playing arty anymore, I am selling some arty (27 votes [9.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.61%

  3. 3. I might play arty a bit less, I am only a little interested in playing arty (71 votes [25.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.27%

  4. 4. I will still play arty the same amount, I am a bit more interested in buying arty (83 votes [29.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.54%

  5. 5. I will play arty more, I am quite interested in getting arty (15 votes [5.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.34%

  6. I don't play arty at all (71 votes [25.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.27%

Does the arty nerf make you play TDs more?

  1. No (233 votes [82.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 82.92%

  2. A bit more (30 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  3. Quite a bit more (18 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

Does the arty nerf make you play Heavy Tanks more?

  1. No (223 votes [79.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 79.36%

  2. A bit more (37 votes [13.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.17%

  3. Quite a bit more (21 votes [7.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.47%

Does the arty nerf make you play Medium Tanks more?

  1. No (226 votes [80.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.43%

  2. A bit more (33 votes [11.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.74%

  3. Quite a bit more (22 votes [7.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.83%

Does the arty nerf make you play Light Tanks more?

  1. I play them less (Option added because one job of many light tanks is to hunt arty) (38 votes [13.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.52%

  2. No (207 votes [73.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.67%

  3. A bit more (24 votes [8.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.54%

  4. Quite a bit more (12 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

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DeutschPantherV #1 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 17:59

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This is pretty much a poll topic, but feel free to discuss.

I tried to make it as unbiased as possible. I am aware that there is an artillery section of the forums, but there is little point in going there as I went and was the only one viewing it :/

SHISHKABOB #2 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:01

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the arty nerf had literally no effect on my play at all other than it's easier to one shot the dirty rascals now

Garbad #3 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:03

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As an arty player, my reaction is.....who cares? I can still play with one hand and luck my way to wins. Easy mode wasn't nerfed at all.

VRMoran #4 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:04

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Honestly, the nerf to artillery so far hasn't affected my playstyle at all. Even the Su-26, which was hammered HARD is still a very powerful weapon.

All the nerfs were "annoyance" nerfs, that didn't really change much from the perspective of the tanks on the recieving end, and wouldn't really destroy the capabilities of those who actually use them....but made them annoying to use. We saw the same kind of nerf to the French tanks, where their performance really wasn't impacted too terribly bad, but the general feel of them made them somewhat awkward to use.

This coming from someone on both sides of the arty debate

Super_Salo7 #5 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:04

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the nerf wasn't a nerf at all.

Urban_Cohort #6 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:04

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I still see arty busy trying to put God out of a job, so...

DeutschPantherV #7 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:04

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View PostGarbad, on Jan 23 2013 - 18:03, said:

As an arty player, my reaction is.....who cares? I can still play with one hand and luck my way to wins. Easy mode wasn't nerfed at all.

I have the same opinion. I have noticed very little difference in gameplay, and my first battle in 8.3 had me getting one shot before leaving the base (43%er took a random shot and it ammo racked my tank)

Gregor_Marethel #8 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:07

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Meaningless nerf.  The HP reduction probably screws over the enemy team more than you, since they get less xp from dealing less damage when they kill you.

hunteralex #9 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:11

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arty nerf for me was, meh i started to like the lorr39 but anyway, btw in my last battle, my team got a hummel as top tier tank, lol, crazy updates

alexsyl007 #10 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:15

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View PostGarbad, on Jan 23 2013 - 18:03, said:

As an arty player, my reaction is.....who cares? I can still play with one hand and luck my way to wins. Easy mode wasn't nerfed at all.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttt?????????????????????

LUDWIG5 #11 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:15

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It doesnt really matter even though arty is sometimes crucial in a game but if u know what ur doing u wont get artied.And I havent noticed any change in my game play either.Its still the same.

Kaeldian #12 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:16

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I had given up playing arty in pub battles until the nerfs hit as it didn't feel right.  Now I'm playing it again.  Nerf only affected my E100 play -- I take it out more now.  Nothing else was affected.

BattlecryGWJ #13 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:18

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I play arty because its there, and because I'm grinding through all the lines in the game.  Unless they completely remove arty from the game, I'm still liable to buy it when I've got it unlocked and it goes on sale and I'll play if for the daily doubles.

That said, I've not particularly enjoy playing as arty and I tend to sell it once its elited, though the nefs from the last patch haven't made arty any less fun or otherwise impacted my goals.

Dogsoldier6 #14 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:24

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I hardly noticed a change to my play style with my SU-26 and M41. I always use my SU-26 forward and on the move a lot (Reposition to provide good support) so the nerf had no effect on how I play it nor how effective it still is. Same for my M41, I don't sit still and reposition to provide support, tho I do stay farther back in my M41. (Sorry Garbad I am not a one handed arty player I actually move around, give it a try sometime it is fun in the low and mid tier arty)

However, the nerf had zero effect on high tier arty, zip. The main problem is still there and pretty much untouched, IE:Mini-Nukes. Basically, ignoring the fact that the US Army's own ten year study proved that Large Caliber HE fired indirectly had to either had to hit a tank or land right next to it to do any damage, the splash is way to large and way to effective. My tier 10s are still either getting destroyed from 100% to dead, or so crippled by module damage as to be dead, by OP splash ranges that make cover short of a sky scrapper or a mountain is useless.

So my tier 10s have been slid back into the garage and parked as I cannot stand having to hide the entire match while mini-nukes fly around. Forget the repair costs and lost credits in a battle where I couldn't do anything because both sides tanks were hiding.

WoT this nerf is a total fail.

Edited by Dogsoldier6, Jan 23 2013 - 18:25.


POKEDSMOT #15 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:28

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I still play arty and nothing has changed.

Pretty much as I stated before, these so-called nerfs were done to balance the crew skills.

Barring the Bat arty nothing has really changed.

Excellent/good arty players who played before crew skills will notice nothing.

Good arty players. Most will still play but some will quit.

Bads hopefully most will give up.

Rokra #16 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:28

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What nerf? 8.3 nerf was a joke, still waiting for a REAL nerf

Ehbiker_DS67 #17 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:32

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View PostGarbad, on Jan 23 2013 - 18:03, said:

As an arty player, my reaction is.....who cares? I can still play with one hand and luck my way to wins. Easy mode wasn't nerfed at all.

Ok Mister Garbad you stated that you are an arty player. So I looked into your arty stats and found this to be quite interesting.

You have a total of 3 total arty: Object 261 with 101 total games, Object 212 with 181 total games and S-51 with 200 total games. Grand total of 482 total games in arty and yet you still complain about something you have little knowledge about. Try playing arty more and and get away from tanks and see what happens. I have all end tier arty and some tier VI and VII that I play. I love playing my GW Panther and have found that it is the best balanced arty in the game. So until you get as many games in arty as I have I would appreciate if you would stop trashing arty and ruining the game for those of us that play arty and enjoy doing it. We play arty because of the challenge, not because it is easy or OP but  because it takes a brain to figure out how to hit a tank on a slope or one in a divot to get damage.

Thank you for your time and remember:
Dragons may die but Dragon Slayers live Forever!!!!

Edited by DragonSlayer67, Jan 23 2013 - 18:36.


DUKE_AUTY #18 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:32

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I sold all but one of my arty a long time ago. I just got tired of taking the crap from all sides. I don't play this game to be bitched at. I kept my Bison though. Very few complaints. It has limited range, mobility, and fire power so no one thinks its the Hammer of Lucifer. Shaving off hit points was a laugh since it was easy to destroy before the nerf. I just think that the splash mechanics of all arty should be varied according to the impact area. Rock or pavement vs dirt, sand or snow.

gremlin181 #19 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:33

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It was a strange kind of nerf, not everything got worse.
I have 3 SPGs
SU26 my fun arty plays just the same as before.
AMX 13 F3 AM is a fraction slower otherwise no problems
M41 has had a slight boost but plays much the same

I say its a strange nerf because what the player base as a whole asked for was no arty parties and the update didn't really mention that.
Its true they have talked about a 5 per side SPG limit but I didn't see anywhere that they had added it yet.

So no change in play from me I still play all classes of tank to the same extent.

Razapheal #20 Posted Jan 23 2013 - 18:37

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View Postgremlin181, on Jan 23 2013 - 18:33, said:

Its true they have talked about a 5 per side SPG limit but I didn't see anywhere that they had added it yet.

They ninja patched that. It's been in effect for awhile.