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HotPP #1 Posted May 13 2019 - 19:29

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Am i missing some special in game tank setting here? I just played in a FL battle (as attacker) and there were numerous invisable tanks operating on the battlefield. Lucky they were on the green team so it wasnt a problem until i ran actually ran into one and it made the typical crunching steel sound. then when the thing moved away it had its player tag above it, but the tag was of faded type & the tank symbol as well - like a dead tank. Except it was definitelt moving about and engaging red tanks. It was 100% not there except for the faded tag. No outline, tracks, nothing.

 

I saw 3 of these (different make of tanks, maybe same player, maybe not). they were however all light tank classes but they were never the same make of tank. 2 of them collided with me during the game. Or i ran into them since i couldnt see anything there. Anyone else notice this?:amazed:



SargeanTravis #2 Posted May 13 2019 - 19:31

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Can't be sure because Ive not actually played FL yet, but there is another thread with this exact issue somewhere in General Discussion, and when it was just him, I thought it was a glitch on his part or a joke.

 

Coincidence?



SwollenOstrich #3 Posted May 13 2019 - 19:34

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Yes, there are several threads now. It happened to me as well, I posted a screenshot and replay in my thread.

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Yes we are aware as well and the issues is currently being working on by the devs.

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I have a feeling it might be a hack. If you can code a computer game then anything is possible if you have enough knowledge. Ive seen a friend who is a professional IT developer, and he can code hack & mod most games written for a PC so its not surprising hacks are everywhere in wot.  The fact i saw 3 seperate tanks doing it. The other thing is there was no evident username ID attached to the tags either....just the tank type and the little green diamond.

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Not just lights, saw a Skopion that also had the issue.

The icon of the tank class also often didn't match up wither. Lights with a Heavy symbol, the Skorp had a Medium symbol.

 

 



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Does this only happen with Allied vehicles ?

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View PostFrontenacDuVandoo, on May 13 2019 - 19:38, said:

Not just lights, saw a Skopion that also had the issue.

The icon of the tank class also often didn't match up wither. Lights with a Heavy symbol, the Skorp had a Medium symbol.

 

 

 

One thread had a invisible Defender supposedly

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View PostHambijon, on May 13 2019 - 13:35, said:

Yes we are aware as well and the issues is currently being working on by the devs.

 

Yeah? Well, let's strap camo that on a few TD's in randoms!!! :trollface:



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View PostHotPP, on May 13 2019 - 19:37, said:

I have a feeling it might be a hack. If you can code a computer game then anything is possible if you have enough knowledge. Ive seen a friend who is a professional IT developer, and he can code hack & mod most games written for a PC so its not surprising hacks are everywhere in wot.  The fact i saw 3 seperate tanks doing it. The other thing is there was no evident username ID attached to the tags either....just the tank type and the little green diamond.

Please don't just assume things when your knowledge is based on a friend, it's not that simple, programs can be written in a multitude of ways and the way WoT is written means that all the critical calculations are made on WGs own server, what do i mean by that? well, lets say we have a simple game, a flat plane as the ground and a cube, if the game was susceptible to hacks then you'd be able to move that square around however you'd want, however with the calculations being made on the server means that.. you press W to move the square forward, the game sends that request to the server and the server validates your request and if it passes it then sends back a response with the result and then you see the square move on your screen, but if it doesn't pass the validation then nothing happens, simple enough explanation no? and then you just expand that to everything that has to do with the game mechanics and you end up with something where if you'd actually compromise the server itself to hack the game, and it's not like it'd be "that easy" as "get in and be done", you'd likely be faced with a heck of a lot of issues even if you did manage to gain access



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View PostHotPP, on May 13 2019 - 13:37, said:

I have a feeling it might be a hack. If you can code a computer game then anything is possible if you have enough knowledge. Ive seen a friend who is a professional IT developer, and he can code hack & mod most games written for a PC so its not surprising hacks are everywhere in wot.  The fact i saw 3 seperate tanks doing it. The other thing is there was no evident username ID attached to the tags either....just the tank type and the little green diamond.

 

Where'd I put my tin foil hat? C'mon man. The first thing you think of is a hack? You're probably the type who thinks everyone that snap shots you or can lead a shot is using an aimbot, too. What would be the point of a hack like that, which makes them invisible only to allied tanks? "How do I know they're only invisible to allies?", you ask. All of the invisible tanks I've seen today were shot by enemies as normal. I've had this bug happen to a total of 17 allies in my frontline matches today, but not one enemy. 

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They made some changes for the FL this month and it appears there were some unintended actions in the game. Hopefully they will get the gremlins off the field soon. Heck today is leprechaun day maybe they are using their tanks. Lol

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View PostYANKEE137, on May 13 2019 - 13:39, said:

Does this only happen with Allied vehicles ?

 

Ran into a Invisible hostile IS running around the map, apparently no one could aim at it well enough to take it out except by luck, and a Hostile Skorpion, but I think that one did get hit.



Markd73 #14 Posted May 14 2019 - 04:10

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What is this "invisable" thing you speak of? I've looked up this word in several dictionaries and it  invisible in all my searches.

 

It is almost like it is invisible....



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View PostHotPP, on May 13 2019 - 13:29, said:

Am i missing some special in game tank setting here? I just played in a FL battle (as attacker) and there were numerous invisable tanks operating on the battlefield. Lucky they were on the green team so it wasnt a problem until i ran actually ran into one and it made the typical crunching steel sound. then when the thing moved away it had its player tag above it, but the tag was of faded type & the tank symbol as well - like a dead tank. Except it was definitelt moving about and engaging red tanks. It was 100% not there except for the faded tag. No outline, tracks, nothing.

 

I saw 3 of these (different make of tanks, maybe same player, maybe not). they were however all light tank classes but they were never the same make of tank. 2 of them collided with me during the game. Or i ran into them since i couldnt see anything there. Anyone else notice this?:amazed:

 

is it your graphics card or cpu causing this issue?

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Yes. Had it happen in 2 battles already today.

 



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At one time there were 7 ghost tanks around me.

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View PostYANKEE137, on May 13 2019 - 10:39, said:

Does this only happen with Allied vehicles ?

 

I only noticed the friendly ones. If it applies to enemies as well, that blows (though I'm sure wheelie drivers are orgasmic over it...).

SwollenOstrich #19 Posted May 14 2019 - 07:43

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I as well have only noticed it with friendly vehicles. 

 

Not saying it isn't happening to the enemy tanks, but I haven't seen one that I know of.



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I ran into an allied invisible at a re supply point, so i know its real. I also seem to have lost 4 of my 5 recon planes, but that has happened since last month. So there are numbers of issues in the game.




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