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My_Three_Stuns #1 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 02:36

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Chieftain, it was great meeting you at the San Antonio mixer! To follow up on one of the things we were discussing, I was hoping to find out if one of the recent game updates changed the artillery tracer detection game mechanics. What I mean is this: Prior to one of the recent major game updates (don't remember the number), while doing anti-arty searches in my arty, when you went looking for enemy arty tracers, these were simple white lines and they always started right at the point that the shell came out of the enemy arty's gun barrel. So it was simple to fire at a point just behind the origin of that tracer line to get a hit. After the update, the designers changed the look of the arty tracer so that it's more of a brief colored "cloud" tracer. If that were the only thing, it would be great because it looks way cooler. However, I started noticing that if you aim just behind the start of that tracer, as done before the update, you nearly always miss the target. Seems like you have to aim quite a bit behind it, and the distance behind the start of the tracer is highly variable (although it seems like the higher the tier, the further back you have to aim). Can you confirm if this is true, and is it another example of the developers trying to reduce overall effectiveness of arties? Thanks!

Christojojo #2 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 02:45

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Chieftain has a forum thread. It is super long. The last I saw it, it was 396 pages long. Why don't you post it there, since he actually he actually reads it?

Edited by Christojojo, Jan 21 2019 - 02:47.


Cowcat137 #3 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 03:26

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Plus one for nic

 



heavymetal1967 #4 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 03:33

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Plus one OP for that avatar.

 

I don't know if there has been official confirmation, but from personal experience as well as forum threads/posts you are correct.  Arty tracers no longer show when they immediately exit the muzzle.  Instead they show up a fit further out.



My_Three_Stuns #5 Posted Jan 23 2019 - 02:51

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Thank you all!

The_Chieftain #6 Posted Jan 25 2019 - 06:11

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Thank you for the reminder. I'm trying to find a definitive answer.

My_Three_Stuns #7 Posted Jan 26 2019 - 05:18

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Appreciate it, Chieftain.

The_Chieftain #8 Posted Feb 01 2019 - 16:37

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I haven't been able to get a good answer yet, but this video seems to be a good indicator of where it is necessary to aim. Start about 20 seconds in.



My_Three_Stuns #9 Posted Feb 04 2019 - 04:20

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LOL, that 3rd arty was clueless. Guess he didn't mind that his buddies were getting blown away all around him. Yep, the tracers start a good way behind the muzzle. Thanks, and please let us know if you find out anything more.






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