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Difficulty_ #1 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 06:20

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I recently stumbled across this post on the FTR blog:

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Yes and no. The vehicle is not a fake if that’s what you mean – it was an evolution step to the M8 Scott HMC. However, there is one significant catch: it was not a tank destroyer, it always was an artillery vehicle (SPG). This issue plagues the US tree in general in fact – the T82 also was an artillery vehicle, but the T57 (SPG in the game) was a tank destroyer. The_Chieftain from US forums has been fighting for a long time to get this fixed, but given the Wargaming response times, nothing came of it – for now at least, despite it being an elegant solution: switching the T57 SPG to TD (as it was in real life) would solve the armor problem, while T18 “artillery” piece would be heavily armored, but also extremely sluggish (artillery as a class gets a mobility nerf almost every time, the “fast” artillery vehicles such as the British FV304 being the exceptions), which would solve the whole sealclubbing thing.

 After reading this, I swapped the T57 model to the T18, so now the T18 (T57) is a SPG :D ( I have yet to see how it looks in game)

EDIT: You can see it in the garage, but it won't load in-game. :(


Edited by Difficulty_, Jan 28 2014 - 05:53.


TexasTech111 #2 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 06:37

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I'm surprised you can actually do that.

EndlesNights #3 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 06:56

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View PostSurprisedPatrick, on Jan 16 2014 - 05:37, said:

I'm surprised you can actually do that.


It's very easy, but only you can see it as the files are only changed around on your computer, and not on anyone elses computer.



Difficulty_ #4 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 06:59

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View PostEndlesNights, on Jan 16 2014 - 05:56, said:


It's very easy, but only you can see it as the files are only changed around on your computer, and not on anyone elses computer.

Yep. All skins and mods are client-side


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schaghticokekid #5 Posted Jan 16 2014 - 07:14

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That's an interesting article there. I would have to say that I would welcome that change. As much as I love the T18, it is undeniably unbalanced (those two things have a lot in common). Having the T57 as a TD would be fun, given it's fantastic cannon (the same as the T40's top cannon, if I'm not mistaken. Not functionally in it's current class, of course). Then again, if you do that then you'd have to do the same for the T82, and that opens up a whole other can of worms (New tier 3 american TD? What becomes of the us arty line? etc...). Plus, if we're looking at TDs that were really artillery, and vice versa, then we'd have to look at vehicles like the Bison, SU-76, SU-152, ISU-152, etc. This is kind of why WoT needs an assault tank class. We can all dream, can't we? 

HotCreamyHunk #6 Posted Jan 27 2014 - 15:00

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My dad would rage-quit if this change happens. Right now, 1,532 battles in his T18.

 

5k+ battles, and no tanks over tier IV and he JUST got those.

 

OK, I got a Neg Rep for that? Gee whiz. Oh well, it's just a website. ;)


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CapturedJoe #7 Posted Jan 27 2014 - 15:06

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Does your dad shoot Pz.35(t)s in the back when they say they loathe T18s?

HotCreamyHunk #8 Posted Jan 27 2014 - 21:46

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View PostCapturedJoe, on Jan 27 2014 - 09:06, said:

Does your dad shoot Pz.35(t)s in the back when they say they loathe T18s?

 

No, not that I'm aware of.

 

Oh yeah, one thing. Am I a bad person if I run the T18 without the derp and with the high RoF gun?

 

 






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