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MrFriendly #1 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 19:31

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How doe radio's affect spotting the enemy? Does upgrading your radio expand your detection range and if so, how do you know how far out it goes? The receive/transmit communication ranges are well described and explained...but I'm really tired of dying by a tank (it's cross-fire I can see, not overhead arty) I can't even see.

If radio's don't affect how far off you can spot the enemy, what does?

Asaiko #2 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 19:35

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They dont help you spot enemy, it increases the range that your message gets back to other players so they can see what you spotted
Hope that makes sense lol, its 3am here in Tokyo and my brain hurts :Smile-hiding:
Crew skill at 100% gives you your maximum view range as detailed in your tank specification, increase your range by 10% up to a maximum of 500m with Binos (Static tanks only) or there is another item that does the same thing but works even when moving. Sorry cannot think of the name.

m938nek #3 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 19:38

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View PostAsaiko, on Apr 14 2011 - 19:35, said:

They dont help you spot enemy, it increases the range that your message gets back to other players so they can see what you spotted
Hope that makes sense lol, its 3am here in Tokyo and my brain hurts :Smile-hiding:

It's accurate. Radio doesn't help spot enemies (turret type, additional modules, terrain, commander's skills, however, yes). And when you spot enemy, all allies within your radio range can see red dot on map too (ass well as your green dot). It's very important to your team's artillery vehicles (SPGs) that you have good radio so they see their targets... and for you too, because you get bonus exp and credits for whatever damage occures to targets which you spotted.

MrFriendly #4 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 19:47

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thanks for the update on that. now I understand better...always thought the radio was involved in detecting other transmissions and would/could reveal enemy positions to you. was very frustrating thinking this because we'd have the best radio's installed during the beta but still get killed by tanks we couldn't see.

Jaigenarc #5 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 19:57

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(You only see this a lot in the first couple tiers) You're driving around all on your own then all of a sudden on your mini map, all your allies disappear but they're still alive. This is because you're out of radio range (I freaked out every time they disappeared until I figured out what was going on :P)

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View PostJaigenarc, on Apr 14 2011 - 19:57, said:

(You only see this a lot in the first couple tiers) You're driving around all on your own then all of a sudden on your mini map, all your allies disappear but they're still alive. This is because you're out of radio range (I freaked out every time they disappeared until I figured out what was going on :P)

It will scare you soon again then, because 2x2 km maps are planned :D




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View Postm938nek, on Apr 14 2011 - 19:59, said:

It will scare you soon again then, because 2x2 km maps are planned :D




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m938nek #8 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 20:05

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I was secretly hoping also for some 1x3 km or something, but that would be too much to want.

Sir_Texas_Sir #9 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 21:47

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View PostJaigenarc, on Apr 14 2011 - 19:57, said:

(You only see this a lot in the first couple tiers) You're driving around all on your own then all of a sudden on your mini map, all your allies disappear but they're still alive. This is because you're out of radio range (I freaked out every time they disappeared until I figured out what was going on :P)
LOL I don't feel so noob now when it went open game, haven't played a Tier 1 tank in some time and was like, "WHAT THE HELL EVERY ONE IS DEAD."  Oh wait there just out of range.

Here is a question I was wondering who has the best lowest rateing radios for spotting?

Ruleslawyer #10 Posted Apr 14 2011 - 22:07

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http://wiki.worldoft...d_View_Range.29

Read this and the rest of the wiki too.

m938nek #11 Posted Apr 15 2011 - 07:03

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View PostSir_Texas_Sir, on Apr 14 2011 - 21:47, said:

LOL I don't feel so noob now when it went open game, haven't played a Tier 1 tank in some time and was like, "WHAT THE HELL EVERY ONE IS DEAD."  Oh wait there just out of range.

Here is a question I was wondering who has the best lowest rateing radios for spotting?

Basically american tanks have best radio available in this game... as soon as tier 2, you can research radio with 700m signal range, but it cost 30k credits to buy and 5.6k exp to research, which is insane for tier 2 tankers (btw i went for it and use it, nearly forgot to dismount it when i was selling the tank, hehehe)

blade12444 #12 Posted Apr 15 2011 - 12:57

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in fact radios do help the enemy be spoted . if a freindly sees an enemy which you cannot it is transfered through the radio to all freindlys within the radios range. this will then show up in game if you a) are in range of the freindly and B) within 500ish meters of the enemy tank.

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View Postblade12444, on Apr 15 2011 - 12:57, said:

in fact radios do help the enemy be spoted . if a freindly sees an enemy which you cannot it is transfered through the radio to all freindlys within the radios range. this will then show up in game if you a) are in range of the freindly and B) within 500ish meters of the enemy tank.

No, you confuse cause and effect. Radios will NEVER cause any target to be spotted. It just have the effect of letting other tanks know you just spotted.

blade12444 #14 Posted Apr 16 2011 - 08:12

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View Postm938nek, on Apr 15 2011 - 17:07, said:

No, you confuse cause and effect. Radios will NEVER cause any target to be spotted. It just have the effect of letting other tanks know you just spotted.

no the radio will not infact 'help' u spot an enemy however if you can't see the enemy and a freindly can , it will then help u see that enemy

Asaiko #15 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 16:50

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View Postblade12444, on Apr 16 2011 - 08:12, said:

no the radio will not infact 'help' u spot an enemy however if you can't see the enemy and a freindly can , it will then help u see that enemy
I think the OP was asking how to increase his own view range not range of transmissions to other outstations. Radio does not increase your spotting range




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