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SGTZIM #1 Posted Jan 08 2020 - 17:51

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Just had a match on airport, was hull down in my Pantera looking directly at the machinegun sticking up from top of UDES 14. All I can see of him is the machine gun, no part of the actual turret, no gun barrel, nothing, then he shoots me. How the hell is that possible?

The_Illusive_Man #2 Posted Jan 08 2020 - 17:54

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Airport?

 

Could anything. Need a replay.



GeorgePreddy #3 Posted Jan 08 2020 - 18:33

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It's VERY possible... a replay would explain everything probably... but just for starters, you are looking through your gun barrel essentially, when you are in sniper view, and just because his tank was situated in a way that did not allow you to target anything except his non-hitbox MG... that doesn't necessarily mean that he couldn't see the slightest sliver or tiniest corner of your turret through his barrel.

 

As far as calling it a "spotting glitch", you do realize that the highest view port for spotting on every tank is situated as if the tank is inside a rectangular box, and the "spotting view port" is in the center of, and at the TOP of that box (plus there is one at the mantlet, but that one doesn't matter in this scenario).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Plays_With_Matches #4 Posted Jan 08 2020 - 18:45

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If you are looking in sniper mode you are viewing from your guns perspective. It is entirely possible that your commanders hatch was exposed.

Almighty_Johnson #5 Posted Jan 08 2020 - 20:15

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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Jan 08 2020 - 12:33, said:

It's VERY possible... a replay would explain everything probably... but just for starters, you are looking through your gun barrel essentially, when you are in sniper view, and just because his tank was situated in a way that did not allow you to target anything except his non-hitbox MG... that doesn't necessarily mean that he couldn't see the slightest sliver or tiniest corner of your turret through his barrel.

 

As far as calling it a "spotting glitch", you do realize that the highest view port for spotting on every tank is situated as if the tank is inside a rectangular box, and the "spotting view port" is in the center of, and at the TOP of that box (plus there is one at the mantlet, but that one doesn't matter in this scenario).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View PostPlays_With_Matches, on Jan 08 2020 - 12:45, said:

If you are looking in sniper mode you are viewing from your guns perspective. It is entirely possible that your commanders hatch was exposed.

Both of these gentlemen nailed it.

WG actually released a couple very good videos on the spotting mechanics and concealment.  You should review them.  I learned more than a few things.







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