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__RNG #1 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 03:03

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So yeah, I had seen far too many lower tier vehicles penetrating my front via the mudflaps, so myself and a friend did some testing.

M22 Locust, 56mm penetration. Damaged track only. No hit point damage.

M4A3E8 Sherman, 128mm penetration. Destroyed track with most shots. No hit point damage.

T-44, 175mm penetration. Destroyed track with most shots. Penetrated for full damage with most shots.

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IS-3, 225mm penetration. Destroyed track with most shots. Penetrated for high damage with most shots.

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So tier 6+ has no trouble penetrating the E-75's front via this weakness. This is an utter joke and something HAS to be done.

A few patches back the Maus had this very same weakness - you shoot the mud flaps, you deal full damage with lower tier guns. To fix this, the devs made them "transparent". Shoot the mud flaps and you kill the track, but deal 0 damage to the vehicle. What I am asking is a similar fix for the E-75 (and E-50, I believe it has this weakness too). Make it so mud flap shots kill the track but don't deal hit point damage.

Charlex #2 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 03:48

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How many shots did it take for the T-44 and the IS to kill the E-100?

VooDooPC #3 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 03:48

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Look at the bright side, you only have to deal with it for another 3 months until 7.0 comes out! Yay for making the same mistake twice and never releasing hot fixes!

worldeaters #4 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 04:03

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Oh please, oh please...don't show them her week spot! last thing we all need is those SOB's knowing just where to shoot her!  ;)

Drseckzytime #5 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 04:11

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Excellent, so the final "weak spot" from the Tests that I didn't get to try yet made it into the live game after all, after they denied it being there in the first place...  WG needs to get their stuff together already.

Bore #6 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 04:26

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So those are what the mudflaps are... I always thought they were on the side or something.

fritz3d #7 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 04:29

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This was detected during the testing, right? Why was the patch released with the bug still in?

Aesis #8 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 04:34

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View Postfritz3d, on Aug 11 2011 - 04:29, said:

This was detected during the testing, right? Why was the patch released with the bug still in?
Because too many people whine about e-75 cuz they cant auto aim german tanks any more :P
Srsly german line was about to have decent tank after all the beatings it took :(

GardenofSinners #9 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 05:16

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Could a KT penetrate the lower hull of an E-75(angled) at 50m?

Belleville #10 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 05:28

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NightFalcon #11 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 05:35

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Maus story all over again, looks like history repeats itself  :P

SWAMI_ #12 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 05:40

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Notice how the rounds seemed to 'ghost' through the tank when the far right side of the right mudflap was shot?

lordreaven448 #13 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 06:11

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this happend to my Tiger P today, and I got ammo racked to boot. Sadly i have no pics of it. Will take pics if it happens again.

jmt256 #14 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 06:15

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The word is out, looking at my tank during battle almost every shot has been aimed for my mudflap.

Drseckzytime #15 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 06:47

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View Postjmt256, on Aug 11 2011 - 06:15, said:

The word is out, looking at my tank during battle almost every shot has been aimed for my mudflap.

Yep, I'm getting hammered there myself now.  All I see are tons of scraps and holes near them.   :D

cxcx831002 #16 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 06:55

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WG really need to fix this bug.

The mudflap will be a huge disadvantage when E-75 player like me want to fight at any corner.
As we know, the first thing that exposed in front of the enemy is the MUDFLAP!!!!
(I was killed at least two timse today at a corner just because the enemy shoot my mudflap from a vary narrow degree.)

So, do something!!!!!!!  If you guys cant, just let all the other tanks have this weak point!!!

Kyoji #17 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 07:03

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So you are like a T34 except only your side and not your front? Want to be MORE OP?

AlexologyCh #18 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 07:10

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Well I don't have an E-75 as of yet so fortunately I can currently use this to my advantage and hopefully it will be fixed by the time I get one.

Though for E-75 drivers, I feel your pain and I hope this gets fixed so you can enjoy your new tank.

Harkonnen25 #19 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 07:11

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Maybe this downtime maintenance will release a hotfix for the mudflap issue.....bahahaha I could barely type that with a straight face.

AlexologyCh #20 Posted Aug 11 2011 - 07:17

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Yeah I noticed I cant get into the game due to 'scheduled maintenance' though this is anything but the usual time so I am guessing this is not scheduled at all?




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