Its too early to judge tbh.
Assault and Encounter can be really fun if you play it right as a team. Most Encounter teams are ZOMG rush cap, end it early before we lose tactics, which as you can expect, lose the game often. Even if you do win, you screw your team out of so much money and experience that it may as well be a loss. Assaults are pretty dumb when you get a defense team that won't leave spawn, or backs up and hides behind the flag - as in Sand River. Likewise, being on the offense in Assault can be frustrating when you have a really coordinated opponent who sweeps and clears one whole flank with superior firepower while leaving a couple slow high tier guns behind to defend. The blitz one side attack often hobbles the attacker enough so that they cannot win. It's also frustrating when you get players who whine about attacking being too hard, and defense always wins. These are clearly the bads who are used to flag rushing in standard mode. You'll get some games where it seems like half your team is watching, camping, and sniping or are just generally AFK while you are supposed to be assaulting. That said, I won far more attacking in assault mode than defending. Are there any third party sites that break down win percentage by map/game mode?
Last edited by Xiang Jiao; June 24 2012 at 03:57:33 AM.
Originally Posted by indi
Attacks can be quite fun. But I just wish I could select which game mode to play.
Last edited by VARRAKK; June 24 2012 at 09:06:51 AM.
M103 still a boss even after they nerfed it...
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If its not really a nerf why'd they change it? And B if 0.5 sec longer loadtime doesn't matter why does every tank benefit from a rammer so much?
T110 need adjustmet I'll admit, maybe even the T30 but the M103, really?
I haven't been driving tanks much since patch, maybe at best a dozen E50 games. I only had engine problems once, when ISU got me from front. Can someone who's played tens and tens of games in E50 since patch please give a update on how much it affects in practice? (otoh, its same transmission as JT, and I see JTs burning all the damn time)
JagdTiger, JadgPanther, StuG III, Marder II, IS-8, KV-13, KV-1, KV-1s, T-150, Type59, T-34, M103, E-100, E-50, E-50M, PzKwIV, VK36, T34, M24, T-50-2, T54, M7 Priest, VK28, T25/2, M18, T49, M8A1, Tetrarch, T-127, T82
I have not been having any engine issues in my E75
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Encounter is super fun. Assault.. not so much.
Encounter should be the default random game mode. Add more spawn points (like six per map) and make the teams and the cap point always form a triangle. Fuck static positions.
Assault should be a selectable game mode with special tanks/modules (TDs for def, SPGs for offensive etc).
Standard battles should gtfo.
// Like this. Should work on every map. Ex.: Teams: SW and NE, Cap: SE or NW etc etc..
Last edited by V; June 24 2012 at 02:48:18 PM.
Ever since this new patch, I can't enter a training battle...
All I get is a screen that looks like this:
Then to top it off, I can't exit the room. I try clicking the button below "Battle" and it does nothing. Try relogging, nothing. Even closing down client...nothing. Only thing that forces me out of the room? A platoon invite. I can't even make my own platoons! WTF!
Then as if that wasn't bad enough, I am now getting massive FPS drops. I used to run anywhere from 30-60 FPS. Now whenever I go into sniper mode, my FPS drops to 5-15 FPS.
I have tried turning off server crosshair and all of the graphical settings to either low or off...but nothing is working. This 7.4 patch is so reminiscent of CCP that I am starting to wonder if they are both one and the same.
1) First game after patch, Batchat, Siegfried, do opening scout-em-up-Scotty! pass...
Take two immediate hits into my rear right hand hull[from Lowe, and KT?]...ZERO HP DMG! ZERO CRITS! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
2) These new modes are easy to win if you rush the enemy spawn instead of cap. You crush them at home, they never get to cap on Encounter. THE CAP COUNT IS SLOW AS FUCK LOLOLOL.
-You spot for arty for the first 6mins on Assault[Offense, AO for short] then mass rush at min 4 for the win.
On AD, you expand to 2/3 of the map, bunker down hard behind obvious buildings and the enemy cannot get past each choke/climb the hill smoothly enough to kill your last tank! 10mins lol. Won 2 of those in arty by running out the dead side.
3) Holy shit Bat155s are OP. And they deserve to be.
With these new mobile modes and OP speeds/clips, the publics have learned to fear arty and being sniped. They are even target-calling and pinging scouts/arty now.[mostly hiding hoping I do it at 600m, but dammit it's an 20% IMPROVEMENT! They still won't cancel dumb charges :/ ]
4)Can hardly see any notifications on map, this has made the publics even more paranoid and situationally aware of buttsex attacks. :Freud:
This is possibly the closest WG has come to a tutorial of hard knocks.
5)Fuck them for nerfing the American line again and the Germans. IF the tank performs like that historically then so be it. My IS7 took 27 hits in ANOTHER game this week, flat ground, 11 penned and I died to 2 large arty hits. Where is my nerf??
Why not buff underperforming tanks so everyone can have 57% WR in their VKP3001s?? The game is balanced for fun right............
Not my fault Soviet drivers suck in all tanks and Americans know to hulldown with 100mm of front hull armour...
KT is the same size as an M4 Sherman, but the IS7 gets shrunk, suck my cock WG. And WG apologists.
Last edited by Lusulpher; June 27 2012 at 06:01:31 AM.
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What most people dont realize is that in encounter mode maximum players that can cap is ONE.
So there is no point in putting 10 tanks in cap circle. Maximum cap limit is one per tank.
OR to be exact. No matter how many tanks are in cap zone capturing will progress at fixed ( slow ) pace equal or similar to the speed of one player capping in standard battle.
More players capping in encounter comes into play only when enemy has tanks in cap circle.
So the one that has more enemies will cap over the other but still at fixed speed.
Last edited by Stormscion; June 28 2012 at 02:53:47 AM.
Originally Posted by indi
Lets put more reliable and clear info here ( from wiki ) :
In encounter battles there is only one neutral base that both teams can capture. The mechanics explained apply here as well, however there are two differences. First, in an encounter no capture points can be gained while there are tanks of both teams within the capture circle. Capture progress is simply halted and resumes if the intruding tank leaves the circle again. The other difference is that the capture rate is slowed down to 1 capture point every 2.5 seconds.
Last edited by Stormscion; June 28 2012 at 03:04:22 AM.
I think you need 3 to make it go up not to sure though but how it seemed to work last night.
No matter what the particulars, I think we can all agree capping on encounter is stupid, as it is in other game modes. I've never noticed the timer go up any faster with one or three. The only map it may actually be a viable tactic on is El Halluf because there's a big fucking rock in the middle of the cap circle, so you just jam a scout in there at the beginning. Once the timer gets up to about 60 or 70, tanks start diving from cover to get in the circle. All your team has to do is set up in the proper locations, snipe, and collect pay checks. North may have the advantage in this respect because the cap circle is more Northerly. The real bitch is when your scout has done a dutiful effort drawing out all the stupids for you to shoot, then he goes on to win the game by capture before the rest of the enemy is dead because gaining 100 XP for sitting in a circle is pro.
Originally Posted by indi