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Arty is Exactly How it is Supposed to be... and that's why some people don't like it


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Poll: Arty Preference (129 members have cast votes)

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Which arty do you prefer?

  1. Old Arty (97 votes [75.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.19%

  2. New Arty (32 votes [24.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.81%

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ProfessionalFinn #141 Posted Feb 15 2019 - 19:08

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View PostBillT, on Feb 15 2019 - 09:58, said:

 

The key to understanding this, Deputy, is to realize that we're talking about ergonomics.  Obviously the average German soldier could lift more than 34 pounds.  But can he do it quickly enough to keep the gun firing?  Does he fumble around, drop the shell sometimes, etc?  Can he sustain that work for an hour uninterrupted, or does he get fatigued after ten minutes?

 

So while an American in an Abrams tank can muscle a 120mm round a few feet from the magazine to the breech, it's nonetheless a fact that during WWII, guns above about 90mm used separate-loading ammo and thus either required two loaders, or had a slower rate of fire.  This was an issue for the 122mm gun in the IS tanks and the German 12.8cm.

 

BillT is on point again. Pumping 34 lbs of brass at 15 to 20 reps per minute with your life at risk for a good distance.  This must have pushed the loader to their physical limits.

Got to hand it to the Germans product designers/engineers , they consider of most everything.



Grintch #142 Posted Feb 15 2019 - 19:44

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View PostProfessionalFinn, on Feb 14 2019 - 16:03, said:

Hitting a moving tank is child's play compared to bringing the dead back to life in WoT. Dont confuse this fantastic game of entertainment with combat reality.

 

 

So make tanks 1/10 the accuracy, and 1/5 the lethality of real life.  But make arty 100x the accuracy, and 10x the effectiveness (against tanks) of real life.  Seems an odd choice, that does NOT make game play any better (unless you are playing arty). 



ProfessionalFinn #143 Posted Feb 15 2019 - 20:36

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View PostGrintch, on Feb 15 2019 - 10:44, said:

 

So make tanks 1/10 the accuracy, and 1/5 the lethality of real life.  But make arty 100x the accuracy, and 10x the effectiveness (against tanks) of real life.  Seems an odd choice, that does NOT make game play any better (unless you are playing arty). 

 

We disagree.  Playing tanks while battling against teams with SPGs is fun for me.  Ditto playing tanks on teams with SPGs.  

I used to dislike arty and was in the anti-arty camp not very long ago.  I had not even played arty until about 6 months ago.  Once I embraced arty, learned through playing SPGs,  the WoT experience became a richer and more enjoyable. 

My advice is learn to like arty.  I am proof it can be done, just takes an open mind.



Flarvin #144 Posted Feb 15 2019 - 21:58

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View PostDeputy276, on Feb 13 2019 - 17:02, said:

 

Great...Wikipedia...based on contributions buy God-knows-who. Sorry, but no.

 

AAA is anti-aircraft artillery. Common knowledge. 

 

Whch was one of the roles the 88 was used for. 

 

https://www.britannica.com/technology/artillery






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