l saw the problem weeks ago. Heard it being a problem weeks ago. Now l have finally decided to play, and l see it as no different, a joke.
Artillery is completely a joke, 9.18 is an utter nerf for the class.
People can complain all they want about stuns. O damage is still O damage. And that is even what T X capable SPGs do now alot on direct hits, O damage. So now all you teach E1OO or Maus tanks, is to wade in the open and assault enemies, because direct Arty hits are doing 2OO~ damage. Every game l played in FV38O5, taking it out this night, sure did 1K+ assistance every game and made 5OO+ EXP per match - but couldn't even break 1.8K damage. The damage slash was WAY T00 much. Compeltely way too much. People support the burst radius? Well, HE dropoff is just terrible and all that burst radius does is stun effect. O damage. Accuracy changes aren't even present, arty still going for 4O%~ accuracy, no damn different as before.
Move the stun to 2-5 seconds min-max. Stun should be equivalent to broken tracks, a temporary thing. Not a 13sec crew vacation. Put burst radius back to 9.17.1. Reduce the HE penetrations more, to 2O-3O Pen even on Conq FC/T92 so arty never penetrates anything. And never penetrating stuff removes the crippling nature, but doesn't leave arty with laughing lethality doing O damage. Arty doesn't need knockout power, but it needs an element to fear, and right now Heavy tanks just god damn WALK 0VER that damage like nothing happened. HE damage NEEDS to be done in order for enemy tanks shot at to learn their lesson. Because right now nothing is learned at all. Enemies just sit in the open because arty is laughable.
All the people complaining about arty are tomatoes that don't understand simple concepts. Being perma-stunned and tracked, lS MUCH BETTER AN ALTERNATlVE to being dead, 9.17.1. Just because you take 1O direct arty hits and die directly attacking enemies, and come on the forums to complain about arty disabling your tank - dude Y0U W0ULD BE DEAD 9.17 after 3-4 arty hits. Not 1O. Don't get shot by arty. A complete regress of a patch, teaching tanks it is now okay to sit in the open and sponge arty.
Just remove the class altogether. This is a joke.