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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2010, 12:16:02 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 18, 2010, 10:04:13 PM

This is really how a game should be imo.  It is fun to play and I find myself enjoying the grind and generally not noticing it.  I'm playing to have fun and then occasionally I get new stuff.

now that's a proper way to put in grinding.
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2010, 08:56:07 AM »

Saw Daehawk out there (was wondering why you were firing and then I noticed your nick!)  I think I literally ran into Harkonis earlier this afternoon accidentally ran into the back of his tank as we were going over the railroad tracks (ooops, sorry), although fortunately we weren't going fast enough to throw a track or anything.

[Edit] By firing, I don't mean firing at me, I mean just firing.  Kind of like a salute.  I've seen people randomly firing at the start before and wondered what they were doing.  I guess that must be it.  I guess you just have to be very careful where you barrel is pointing when you say hello.  It was nice getting a hello from Daehawk.

Maybe I should claim that's why I ran into Harkonis.  I was just saying hello, that's it.  It was not me having driving problems, no not at all.
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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2010, 12:46:09 PM »

Quote from: ydejin on July 19, 2010, 08:56:07 AM

Saw Daehawk out there (was wondering why you were firing and then I noticed your nick!)  I think I literally ran into Harkonis earlier this afternoon accidentally ran into the back of his tank as we were going over the railroad tracks (ooops, sorry), although fortunately we weren't going fast enough to throw a track or anything.

Yeah I also had a Daehawk sighting in one of the recruits battles. Along with DOSHIGH (letotse).

I'm digging my AT-1 tank (tank destroyer), especially now that I've dedicated myself to being one of the few that stays back and provides security for our artillery. I'm starting to get a feel for the most likely avenues of attack. So I set myself up in an ambush position so I can get the first shot. Been getting a few more kills this way.
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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2010, 03:07:14 PM »

Lol..howdy there smile As arty I sometimes fire off a round into the enemy start area to try to get a random hit or kill. I also fire sometimes at start to see just how long it takes to reload the ammo I'm using to get a feel for that. And sometimes I just fire for fun or because I got killed in a crappy way the match before smile But maybe it's also to say hello smile
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« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2010, 03:12:22 PM »

Quote from: ydejin on July 19, 2010, 08:56:07 AM

Maybe I should claim that's why I ran into Harkonis.  I was just saying hello, that's it.  It was not me having driving problems, no not at all.

drunk dricing again, eh?
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« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2010, 09:32:07 PM »

And raydude. ...thank you for staying around base with your AT tank to cover it and us arty guys. We appreciate it. When I'm in my Hetzer that's what I do to try and keep the arty alive.
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« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2010, 09:38:34 PM »

Maybe for a spinoff they could make World of Boats.
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« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2010, 10:40:47 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 19, 2010, 09:38:34 PM

Maybe for a spinoff they could make World of Boats.

that already exists, think it's called Navyfield or something similar.
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« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2010, 10:41:15 PM »

As a reminder, if you join the Qt3 chat channel, you'll find people in there from GT and Qt3 to talk to while ya play slywink
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« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2010, 01:44:32 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on July 19, 2010, 03:07:14 PM

Lol..howdy there smile As arty I sometimes fire off a round into the enemy start area to try to get a random hit or kill. I also fire sometimes at start to see just how long it takes to reload the ammo I'm using to get a feel for that. And sometimes I just fire for fun or because I got killed in a crappy way the match before smile But maybe it's also to say hello smile

Those random hellos you're talking about, one of them just took out my Pzkw IV as I was maneuvering in the starting area as the match started.  Ouch.  Did a quick check to see if there was a Daehawk on the other team!
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« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2010, 07:14:18 PM »

Does anyone have any tips on leading a moving tank? I seem to never get any hits on a tank that's moving, and I've waited until the dotted reticule shrinks to minimum size. Also, I don't seem to have any feedback on where the shell landed so that I can correct for it in the next shot. Really sucks cause I want to kill stuff at range with my tank destroyer.
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« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2010, 07:40:15 PM »

Quote from: ydejin on July 20, 2010, 01:44:32 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 19, 2010, 03:07:14 PM

Lol..howdy there smile As arty I sometimes fire off a round into the enemy start area to try to get a random hit or kill. I also fire sometimes at start to see just how long it takes to reload the ammo I'm using to get a feel for that. And sometimes I just fire for fun or because I got killed in a crappy way the match before smile But maybe it's also to say hello smile

Those random hellos you're talking about, one of them just took out my Pzkw IV as I was maneuvering in the starting area as the match started.  Ouch.  Did a quick check to see if there was a Daehawk on the other team!

Was this the Himmelsdorf map? That starting area is so tight it's not to hard to at least damage something.  

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Does anyone have any tips on leading a moving tank? I seem to never get any hits on a tank that's moving, and I've waited until the dotted reticule shrinks to minimum size. Also, I don't seem to have any feedback on where the shell landed so that I can correct for it in the next shot. Really sucks cause I want to kill stuff at range with my tank destroyer.

I just right click on the target(auto aim) at long ranges. Seems to do a better job than me at long distance and is good for tracking moving targets, but at close range I tend to turn it off.

Saw my first Maus today, thankfully he was on my team.  We were down to 3 on 11, then 1 on 9.  We won with the Maus getting 11 kills and at 95% health, lol.  Each shell cost 1k credits and a full repair bill is 32k!!!!!!
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« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2010, 09:51:15 PM »

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Got mine last night.
Got it just now, I don't think there's a mad rush on the Massively keys.  icon_smile I'll try to check it out tonight.

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« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2010, 03:49:40 AM »

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Got mine last night.
Got it just now, I don't think there's a mad rush on the Massively keys.  icon_smile I'll try to check it out tonight.

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« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2010, 04:24:19 AM »

Cool, thanks.
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« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2010, 04:16:36 PM »

Missed the last remaining beta key by a hair!
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« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2010, 04:19:19 PM »

I'm an old Artillery guy from my Canadian Army days........How well is the Arty part of the game being fleshed out? What guns are they representing?
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« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2010, 04:21:59 PM »

Try here, skystride.
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« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2010, 05:17:26 PM »

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Try here, skystride.

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« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2010, 09:25:33 PM »

Got a key.

Of course thanks to my fantastic connect at the moment I should have it downloaded by sometime next week.
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« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2010, 10:38:22 PM »

Thanks for the key guys, I'm downloading as we speak looks like fun. Never realized how many quality free to play games were out there. A question though, so when this comes out how is it going to work micro transactions for upgrades and such?
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« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2010, 11:04:02 PM »

gold will be the cash option, it generally just speeds things up.
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« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2010, 12:34:17 AM »

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I'm an old Artillery guy from my Canadian Army days........How well is the Arty part of the game being fleshed out? What guns are they representing?

Arty can really kick ass and hence piss people off since it can kill with indirect fire, but it is also extremely vulnerable to fast moving armor that will coming looking for you.  Having protection and staying hidden is key and is not always a given or an option.  There are 2 urban style maps that are tough since there are a lot of obstructed shots from buildings, a relatively small map with rarely a place to hide, especially the Himmelsdorf map.  The 5 other maps currently available are a bit more arty friendly.  All German SPG's use some variant of the 150mm while the Russians start at 76mm and can get up to 203mm(the only current factions available right now with the US to be added soon).  Can't go into much detail without violating the NDA, but the more powerful guns also have their drawbacks.  You can rack up as many kills, on pace with the heavy armor and TD's but you can also die a lot quicker so some matches are fun and others suck.  You are really dependent on teammates finding the enemy for you as not to expose your position, so sometimes you just find yourself sitting there hoping you're not spotted by the enemy first.  Maps are usually pretty quick, 5-8 minutes, so even a bad or unlucky team can quickly be forgotten.  Do not expect a hard core sim by any means but real world tactics help, especially if most of your teammates are on the same page.  The game is a blast now but should only get better as they add more maps and features.
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« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2010, 01:16:21 AM »

Too bad they wont have my old M-109 self propelled howitzer in the game   icon_wink
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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2010, 01:38:11 AM »

With my little Russian SU-18 arty I racked up 8 kills in one game. The only other two people to get kills were 1 kill each. I then ran out of ammo and died.
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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2010, 01:49:57 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 19, 2010, 10:40:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 19, 2010, 09:38:34 PM

Maybe for a spinoff they could make World of Boats.

that already exists, think it's called Navyfield or something similar.

oh yeah, forgot about that one.
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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2010, 02:10:22 AM »

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Try here, skystride.

Sweet. Thanks. I will give this a, ah, shot.

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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2010, 05:23:36 AM »

Loving it. Thanks for turning me onto this one guys, going under the name "r1s3n" in case your ever wondering who that guy is constantly getting killed first that'd be me.
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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2010, 07:08:53 AM »

Well so far I have mastered the art of blowing up.

The fact that I can't get better than 160 ping doesn't help either.
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« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2010, 07:23:59 AM »

Just got my first heavy tank..a soviet KV..and all I do it die...I can't turn or go forward or move my turret well at all...its all soooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow.
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« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2010, 07:27:56 AM »

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Try here, skystride.

got a key too, thanks!
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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2010, 04:04:04 PM »

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The fact that I can't get better than 160 ping doesn't help either.

My ping is closer to 200, I'm thinking the servers are not in N. America since the developer is in Russia. You'll get better just playing and upgrading your armor and gear.  The guys that move 30m at a time like its some turn based game are annoying as hell though.
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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2010, 09:03:11 PM »

Quote from: DOSHIGH on July 22, 2010, 04:04:04 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on July 22, 2010, 07:08:53 AM

The fact that I can't get better than 160 ping doesn't help either.

My ping is closer to 200, I'm thinking the servers are not in N. America since the developer is in Russia. You'll get better just playing and upgrading your armor and gear.  The guys that move 30m at a time like its some turn based game are annoying as hell though.

AIUI the Beta is explicitly the "European Beta" so I would say the servers not being in N. America is extremely likely.  In fact I'm a bit nervous for what this means about the game being released in the Autumn.  Are we going to be able to play with our European brethren or our we going to lose access, since we aren't on the right continent?  I've heard absolutely nothing about a North American release.
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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2010, 09:43:30 PM »

Pretty sure I saw in their forums somewhere that the servers are in Germany.
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« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2010, 12:34:59 AM »

Yeah saw some comments about it being on EU servers.

My connection still sucks... but it isn't affecting this as much as I thought smile

I still suck, but, I do have a T-26 now.
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« Reply #75 on: July 23, 2010, 03:53:45 PM »

I'm a bit lost with this game.  There is no tutorial?  You just get thrown in with the big boys on your first match?  Seemed like every other tank was much better than my noob tank.  So do I have to grind through many humiliating losses before I can get a better tank?  To make matters worse, my own team was damaging me on purpose at the start of the battle.  They don't have any way to deal with TKs or griefers?
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« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2010, 04:10:39 PM »

Click on the arrow right below 'Battle!'. Then you can select recruit or training battles.

Not sure if the training battles are worth messing with more than once, you don't gain anything from them. The recruit battles are still going to have better tanks/crews than you have at the beginning, but, won't be as overwhelming. Still sucks because the recruit battles are apparently the best way to farm money, so you get plenty of really experienced people in the matches.

You are going to get blown up a lot. Playing cautious, staying with team mates, hiding in bushes, around a rock, covering artillery, will help. Regardless you are not likely to do well for a number of battles.

Research better engine and tracks as quickly as you can (from the tech screen). A better radio helps as well, it allows you to get info from scouts/relay info much farther out. This is automatic.

F1 in battle pulls up the control list (why you can only do this in a fight is beyond me). You can't change any bindings right now.
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« Reply #77 on: July 23, 2010, 11:04:45 PM »

Yes play RECRUIT games if you have a little tank. I still do that with my little SU-18 arty tank. there will be no heavy or medium in it at all. there will still be TDs though.

As for exp..don't worry too much. You'll get exp no matter what. Its like a team based thing. You get more exp for actually shooting stuff but you also get it for hitting close to them or spotting tanks first, just about anything will get you some exp. Also there are no kill steals. If some one does 99% damage to a tank and you destroy it then you get 1% and they get 99% of the exp.Also you get exp for damaging .an enemy who is capping your base and such. So help out. People appreciate it. Its better to have someone kill the tank you are fighting than let that tank damage you more. I have to pay about 10k per repair and 2.5k per ammo reload on my KV. But it's ok because I have like 400k.

So the best thing to do as a noob is hide near base in bushes unless they ask you to scout. If you want to scout as a light then upgrade your engine and treads to the best you can and be as fast as you can. Heck half the time as my heavy KV I still hide near base because it's not upgraded at all and it is slooooow. So I dit there and kill base cappers and protect the arty. Works well. Just remember the bushes smile A tank in the sights is worth 2 in the bush smile
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« Reply #78 on: July 23, 2010, 11:30:34 PM »

hmm... never received a confirmation email but it says my key is in use.  must have mistyped the email address.  oh well, let's try one of my other email accounts  icon_lol
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« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2010, 01:01:18 AM »

In as morlac.  I missed the first round of keys but just registered anyway  and got an email today with a code.  Played about 5 matches and am really digging it so far.
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