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CabbageMechanic #1 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:09

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Hey Tankers,

Today I am excited to bring you the first news on the upcoming new branch to the Soviet HT Tree - bringing the line a set of super-heavies to brawl with the Maus, Type 5, and their ilk.  These armored behemoths include the IS-M, Object 705, and Object 705A.  All of them feature considerable armor for their tier, higher than average alpha, and a speed that will leave you plenty of time to enjoy some Kvas while traveling to the battle.

First up for testing, the IS-M - designed as part of an effort to modernize the IS-2.  The gameplay is classic HT style, but final values are of course subject to feedback and testing.  Please take a look and let us know what you think:


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Okay so the new tanks start at tier 8..

what is the tier 7 we should start grinding? IS?



Nudnick #3 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:13

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A Russian Chrysler K, just what we need.

Silver_ReBangBang_Wow #4 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:13

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Thanks for the update Cabbage. Forewarned is forearmed as they say.

 

But holy guacamole, more Russian heavy tanks?   No love for the Polish line and it's one tank?   The Italian line that so many have asked for over the years, even if the tree would be a short one?  

Brazilians even?

 

New tank content is great but you know what a number of us will say.  More maps please!  Without more maps, we could be driving Starcraft tanks and it's still getting stale.



The_Wild_Weasel #6 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:16

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why moar Soviet tanks......... please something new ..........

GaussDeath #7 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:22

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View PostAltwar, on Dec 12 2017 - 18:14, said:

Thanks for the update Cabbage. Forewarned is forearmed as they say.

 

But holy guacamole, more Russian heavy tanks?   No love for the Polish line and it's one tank?   The Italian line that so many have asked for over the years, even if the tree would be a short one?  

Brazilians even?

 

New tank content is great but you know what a number of us will say.  More maps please!  Without more maps, we could be driving Starcraft tanks and it's still getting stale.

 

From what I understand, new tanks have no impact on the maps or no maps, they are different employees. Anyhow, we are waiting for the HD conversion before they do new maps (other than the GB maps which they outsourced).

SacherMasoc #8 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:29

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All I want to know is if there are any frontal weakspots with an effective thickness below 250 mm. If there's going to be another Maus/Type 5 in the corridor/premium meta I'll know what to uninstall.

SenaKashiwazaki #9 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:34

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It's so pretty!!! 

Orion3 #10 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:38

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Any news on the Kirovets @Cabbage?

Viper69 #11 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:40

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Just what we need is the friggin Russian heavy tank tree worked on. Jesus Christ guys how many damn tank prototypes did comrade Stalin commission? 

CabbageMechanic #12 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:51

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View Postdir32jd, on Dec 12 2017 - 17:11, said:

Okay so the new tanks start at tier 8..

what is the tier 7 we should start grinding? IS?

 

I will inquire, it is not noted in the docs I have.  I strongly suspect it will indeed be off the IS
 

View PostSilverEaglewing, on Dec 12 2017 - 17:13, said:

 

Balling is a habit

 

View PostAltwar, on Dec 12 2017 - 17:14, said:

Thanks for the update Cabbage. Forewarned is forearmed as they say.

 

But holy guacamole, more Russian heavy tanks?   No love for the Polish line and it's one tank?   The Italian line that so many have asked for over the years, even if the tree would be a short one?  

Brazilians even?

 

New tank content is great but you know what a number of us will say.  More maps please!  Without more maps, we could be driving Starcraft tanks and it's still getting stale.

 

1. Love takes time (and lots of fertilizer composed of Dev sweat and tears).  One branch entering testing doesn't mean another line isn't in the works.

2.  We have quite a lot of new map stuff in progress, you can see some of it in this subforum - not to mention the HD update shortly which will offer some pretty significant changes to the current rotation.  There is also a new Grand Battles Map, Klondike, incoming tomorrow. 

 

Orion3

 Any news on the Kirovets @Cabbage?

 

Not at this time


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Why do we need another branch of heavy tanks, especially superheavies? They're damaging enough to gameplay, we don't need more of them.

 

And a Soviet branch? It doesn't bring anything new or different to the game. It seems unnecessary, redundant and just bad for the quality of gameplay. But I guess this is the path the game is going down...



Xeraux #14 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 02:59

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View PostScorpiany, on Dec 12 2017 - 17:53, said:

Why do we need another branch of heavy tanks, especially superheavies? They're damaging enough to gameplay, we don't need more of them.

 

And a Soviet branch? It doesn't bring anything new or different to the game. It seems unnecessary, redundant and just bad for the quality of gameplay. But I guess this is the path the game is going down...

Yeah, pretty much this. Almost all of these new features just make the game less enjoyable.



Mikosah #15 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 03:01

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This thing absolutely needs a significant frontal weakspot. Learn from the obj 252u's mistakes, if that lower plate is more than 175mm effective thickness on level ground then it'll end up being a code 22 magnet, and that's a lose-lose for everyone. Remember the paradigm for heavy armor in WoT- heavy armor forces code 22 to be used. If code 22 penetrates the armor, then the armor is pointless. If code 22 fails to penetrate the armor, then the armor is game-breaking.

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View PostScorpiany, on Dec 13 2017 - 02:53, said:

Why do we need another branch of heavy tanks, especially superheavies? They're damaging enough to gameplay, we don't need more of them.

 

And a Soviet branch? It doesn't bring anything new or different to the game. It seems unnecessary, redundant and just bad for the quality of gameplay. But I guess this is the path the game is going down...

 

The Russians want their own Maus / Type 5, only better, I'll bet.

Dizzy_Squirrel #17 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 03:38

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So when will the A-10 Warthog be introduced into the American line to counter all these Russian tanks? :sceptic:

thandiflight #18 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 06:02

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Why won't you let us have the tank we really want? Chieftain ftw. The game needs more camping Russian heavies

Mad_Dog_Seabee #19 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 06:07

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View PostScorpiany, on Dec 12 2017 - 18:53, said:

Why do we need another branch of heavy tanks, especially superheavies? They're damaging enough to gameplay, we don't need more of them.

 

And a Soviet branch? It doesn't bring anything new or different to the game. It seems unnecessary, redundant and just bad for the quality of gameplay. But I guess this is the path the game is going down...

 

I agree completely.

Sturm_Teufel #20 Posted Dec 13 2017 - 07:29

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"Yawn" more Soviet tanks,... :sceptic: So, when's the MOE system going to be fixed?




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