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HCallahan #1 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 17:51

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Most of the time when I get tracked, it only hits the track on one side or another.  Given that, the other track should be working, right?  If that is the case I can see that I wouldn't be able to move forward/backward.  But, shouldn't I be able to traverse the hull in a circle around the broken track?  Probably at a reduced rate, of course, and maybe coupled with a longer repair time since I may be additionally damaging the bad track.  Obviously, if both tracks are out, I am scrod.

There are times in an emergency where it might be advantageous to move the hull to a better angle vs opponents, particularly if the movement angle is not great.

ForcestormX #2 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 18:03

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It'd be nice, but I'm guessing there's a 'it would take work' issue out there.

Tsupernami #3 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 18:16

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I like the idea. But it should mean that it takes longer to repair too.

Vivisector999 #4 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 18:18

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Its because while you don't actually see them, your crew are out working on fixing the track.  Although it would be funny if you could still turn on the one track, and all of a sudden hear "Loader bought the farm, you ran him over"

lord_farquad #5 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 18:20

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Actually, if you've ever driven a tracked vehicle.... often when the track links are broken the track will actually act as a break, sometimes even preventing the tank from moving at all.

Tsupernami #6 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 19:02

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View PostVivisector999, on Dec 01 2011 - 18:18, said:

Its because while you don't actually see them, your crew are out working on fixing the track.  Although it would be funny if you could still turn on the one track, and all of a sudden hear "Loader bought the farm, you ran him over"

That would be fantastic!

ncpinz #7 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 19:15

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For a tracked vehicle, you wouldn't want to move if one track is off.  You'll end up losing it completely...off the rollers, etc.  Not something you can fix in the field without the aid of a crane/hoist.

HCallahan #8 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 19:54

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View Postncpinz, on Dec 01 2011 - 19:15, said:

For a tracked vehicle, you wouldn't want to move if one track is off.  You'll end up losing it completely...off the rollers, etc.  Not something you can fix in the field without the aid of a crane/hoist.
Although, in reality, taking a round to the tracks would probably not be field repairable anyway.  It's not like they broke a watchband or something.  Besides, I wouldn't want to be the crewmember outside the tank when shots are being fired!

ncpinz #9 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 20:00

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^^^well that is that.  Being Derped with only a helmet to protect you would make for a crappy day.

HCallahan #10 Posted Dec 01 2011 - 22:10

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:D

wildspear #11 Posted Dec 03 2011 - 00:23

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Most of the time when you lose a track you can't move because all that weight is now on the skinny road wheels and they'll just dig into the dirt. Plus like another poster stated, the broke track will get jambed up in the wheels.

RazgrizOne #12 Posted Dec 06 2011 - 03:22

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View PostVivisector999, on Dec 01 2011 - 18:18, said:

Its because while you don't actually see them, your crew are out working on fixing the track.  Although it would be funny if you could still turn on the one track, and all of a sudden hear "Loader bought the farm, you ran him over"

Everybody knows your Radio Man fixes the tracks, duh. :P

SteelBurn #13 Posted Dec 06 2011 - 03:31

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*Shot to crew members 4mm steel helmet*

"That one bounced!"  :lol:

Gary007 #14 Posted Dec 06 2011 - 04:13

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View PostSteelBurn, on Dec 06 2011 - 03:31, said:

*Shot to crew members 4mm steel helmet*

"That one bounced!"  :lol:


lol my case would be '' That was a crt hit !''  as man gets into tank saying '' WTF was that all about?'':lol:

HCallahan #15 Posted Dec 06 2011 - 04:33

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View PostGary007, on Dec 06 2011 - 04:13, said:

lol my case would be '' That was a crt hit !''  as man gets into tank saying '' WTF was that all about?'':lol:
Probably blew the soles off his tennis shoes.  It's called getting "sneakered".    B)

kurgen22 #16 Posted Dec 08 2011 - 07:11

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If Chuck Norris was doing the repair and got hit in his beard it would be " We didnt even scratch him!!"




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