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McLogo #81 Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

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View PostSerpia WG, on 12 January 2018 - 02:20 AM, said:

You are supporting a project that you like and helping it to have all the regular updates! That is really great, don`t feel sad about it! ;) 

 

We are completely different platforms, that makes the huge difference for the dev and publisher team, which is not that obvious for tankers and shouldn`t even be.

 

So basically it is cheaper to come up with a new design and build it from scratch for the console, than to "import" something that was already done in HD on the PC? :trollface:

 

As much as I like the game... I can't help it but it's just so obvious that WG (or the Investors) just seem to be getting greedier every year...



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I was looking forward to this OP.......big disappointment! You already gave me the Ripper in one of the other ops, thanks but tank sucks. 

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Mikhail OM #85 Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

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Aiming time 3.4 (3.2 on pc)

accuracy: 0.47 (0.44 on pc)

gun caliber: 122 mm

shots per minute: 3.87 (4 on pc)

shell capacity: 30

view range:350

 

 

WG, are you serious?

 



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View Postloco272829, on 11 January 2018 - 02:40 PM, said:

 

is the Champion M4 Sherman dual trainer

Unfortunately No.  It will train the crew of the nation that wins :)

View PostDenserFlyer173, on 11 January 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

so... no discount on american and soviet tank on the tech three?

Sorry, no.

View PostZ0MB13A55A51N, on 11 January 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

Time to flip a coin again and hope I win.  I hate Tank Bowl.  I find it unfair that you can earn hundreds of points for your side but if you didn't happen to pick the right side you miss out.  

The TankBowl winner will be determined by amount of completions per team.  Having a team with more tankers over the other, does not guarantee a win.  Remember, it will be completions per team.  You could have an army of 1000, but if those 1000 tankers only fulfill 120 completions, over a team of 300 which have 400, then you know who the tankbowl winners will be.

View PostxXDarkD3cayXx, on 11 January 2018 - 09:10 PM, said:

So which side are ppl picking?

 

Soviet!

View Postloco272829, on 11 January 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

 

is the Champion Sherman going to be dual trainer?

No.  Sorry :( 


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I to see no point in participating in the trials or the bowl for a tier V Sherman?  Unless it is a duel trainer and gets preferred MM.   I have sold every tank I have won and not because I need the garage space or money; just because the tanks to be polite "stink"!  

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View PostMikhail OM, on 12 January 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

252u

 

MM:8-10

silver bonus: 50%

exp bonus: 10%

hitpoints: 1500

engine power: 700

power to weight: 13.59

max speed: 35

hull traverse: 28 (30 on pc)

here goes hull armour

here is turret

turret traverse: 24

penetration

damage per shot

Aiming time 3.4 (3.2 on pc)

accuracy: 0.47 (0.44 on pc)

gun caliber: 122 mm

shots per minute: 3.87 (4 on pc)

shell capacity: 30

view range:350

 

 

WG, are you serious?

 

 



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View PostMikhail OM, on 12 January 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

252u

 

MM:8-10

silver bonus: 50%

exp bonus: 10%

hitpoints: 1500

engine power: 700

power to weight: 13.59

max speed: 35

hull traverse: 28 (30 on pc)

here goes hull armour

here is turret

turret traverse: 24

penetration

damage per shot

Aiming time 3.4 (3.2 on pc)

accuracy: 0.47 (0.44 on pc)

gun caliber: 122 mm

shots per minute: 3.87 (4 on pc)

shell capacity: 30

view range:350

 

 

WG, are you serious?

 

 

Unfortunately yes  :facepalm::angry:

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View PostMikhail OM, on 12 January 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

252u

 

MM:8-10

silver bonus: 50%

exp bonus: 10%

hitpoints: 1500

engine power: 700

power to weight: 13.59

max speed: 35

hull traverse: 28 (30 on pc)

here goes hull armour

here is turret

turret traverse: 24

penetration

damage per shot

Aiming time 3.4 (3.2 on pc)

accuracy: 0.47 (0.44 on pc)

gun caliber: 122 mm

shots per minute: 3.87 (4 on pc)

shell capacity: 30

view range:350

 

 

WG, are you serious?

 

 

It's an IS-7 hull at tier VIII, no matter how poor the gun stats are you're still going to crush most players who will be unable to pen you.

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View PostMetalrodent, on 12 January 2018 - 02:24 PM, said:

 

It's an IS-7 hull at tier VIII, no matter how poor the gun stats are you're still going to crush most players who will be unable to pen you.

 

exactly, my reply in Defender Stats thread.

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View Postloco272829, on 11 January 2018 - 10:53 PM, said:

 

is the Champion Sherman going to be dual trainer?

View PostRaiBOT01, on 12 January 2018 - 09:13 AM, said:

Unfortunately No.  It will train the crew of the nation that wins :)

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Funny that the M4 wont be a dual trainer. If the Americans don't win they will be looking at that Sherman and asking themselves, "Wonder how that tank works?"

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Awesome I will be buying both on Monday! 

 

 


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View Postsalomon2007, on 11 January 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

Hi Serpia WG, please answer my question about quoting below.

"How does a nation win?

The nation with the highest average completions (per qualifying players) will win TANKBOWL. "

 

Does this mean winning condition is not just the total sum of completions but stats of "average completions" of nation's participants ?

In other words the more participants join the TankBowl, the more completions would be needed to raise the average completion stats, right ? :unsure:

*Winning condition: Total completions / nation's participants (passed tryouts)

Then how many completions should I (we) get to confirm my (our) nation's victory ? :confused:

 

 

This is how it has always been for these "VS" competitions. They do average completions so that it isn't a popularity contest. In last years Tank Bowl and March Madness, some of the underplayed nations won because they had a higher average completions. In the first tank bowl Germany had more tankers and a higher completion/tanker average.

 

The stats from last year were all < 2 completions per tanker. So if you get 2 completions you will be helping your team. I think the highest nation was in the 1.7 range with most of them being in the 1.4-1.5 range.

 

Hope this helps.



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The image of the Champion Sherman posted on the tankbowl article has the suspension backwards:  the final drive and drive sprocket should be at the front of the tank with the idler at the rear.  Additionally, the return rollers on the bogies should be on the trailing side of it.  

 



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View PostContentWG, on 11 January 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

Tryout for a team and decimate the opposition for the Champion M4 Sherman!

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How does a nation win?

The nation with the highest average completions (per qualifying players) will win TANKBOWL.

 

 

 

 

View PostRaiBOT01, on 12 January 2018 - 08:13 AM, said:

Unfortunately No.  It will train the crew of the nation that wins :)

Sorry, no.

The TankBowl winner will be determined by amount of completions per team.  Having a team with more tankers over the other, does not guarantee a win.  Remember, it will be completions per team.  You could have an army of 1000, but if those 1000 tankers only fulfill 120 completions, over a team of 300 which have 400, then you know who the tankbowl winners will be.

Soviet!

No.  Sorry :( 

 

 

Hang on...

Is it the highest "average" completion or the "total" completions?

 

If it is the average, I'd rather have a bunch of people qualify, then complete ONE completion, while having about a dozen unicums actually work on the OP.  I'd rather have a dozen people all come in first and have a really high average the pool being diluted. 



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View PostContentWG, on 11 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

Tryout for a team and decimate the opposition for the Champion M4 Sherman!

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TANKBOWL Tryouts

Can I complete TANKBOWL tryouts for both nations?

You can progress in both teams during tryouts.  However, the first Op you complete will lock you to that specific nation.  If you complete USA Tryouts first, then USA will be your team.  Same goes for Tryouts U.S.S.R.

 

How do I earn my place in TANKBOWL during Tryouts?

Play battles and earn 100 points in your Nation’s tanks tier III or higher.

  • Top XP   Earner on your team: 5 points
  • Top 2-5 XP   Earners on your team: 3 points
  • Top 6-10 XP   Earners on your team: 1 point

 

What is the ‘Team Bonus!’?

When you complete your nation’s ‘Tryouts’ Op, you will unlock the ‘Team Bonus!’ OP which awards +25% XP and +25% Silver for every win in your tanks from your Nation (tiers III+). This OP can be repeated until the end of the Tryouts period. Make sure to complete ‘Tryouts’ early to maximize your ‘Team Bonus!’

 

Can I still participate in TANKBOWL if I did not do the "Tryouts" Ops? 

No. You must complete the “Tryouts” Op before being able to participate in TANKBOWL. 

 

TANKBOWL 

 

How do I score for my team during TANKBOWL?

By being one of the top XP earners on your team while playing a tank (tier III+) from your nation, you will earn points.  Earning 15 points will provide a completion for your team, which is what will factor in determining the winning team. For each multiplayer battle, you can earn:

  • Top XP Earner on your team: 5 points
  • Top 2-3 XP Earners on your team: 3 points
  • Top 4-5 XP Earners on your team: 1 point

 

What’s a "completion"?

Every 15 points you earn will equal a completion.  For example, earning 78 points would mean you earned 5 completions for your team.

 

How does a nation win?

The nation with the highest average completions (per qualifying players) will win TANKBOWL.

 

Does it make sense to participate in all 4 Quarters? 

Yes, the more you play the better your team’s chances of winning. You will also receive a surprise Overtime Reward. 

 

Can I use any tier tank of my team’s nation during TANKBOWL?

You can use any tier III tank or higher.

 

How do I earn MVP Status and what does it do?

Complete the ‘MVP USA’ or “MVP USSR” Op by scoring 110 points or more for your nation during TANKBOWL. You will earn an ‘MVP USA’ or ‘MVP USSR’ Medal and will also qualify for a 50% discount on the Champion Sherman bundle if your team is not victorious at the end of TANKBOWL.  (Medals will be credited a few days after TANKBOWL)

 

What is the “random drop rewards for completions”?

It is a random reward received every time you rack up 15 points in TANKBOWL. Play lots of games to see what you might get!

 

What happens if my team doesn’t win?

You’ll be able to buy the Champion M4 Sherman at a discounted price if you have scored at least one completion. If you earn MVP status, you will receive a 50% discount; Participation status will provide a 15% discount.  If you did not score one completion, the bundle will be available for purchase at full price.

 

Can I catch up and participate in all four quarters if I start late?

No, these are 24hr Ops and are not available for replay. (Ex: Players that begin on the last day, Feb 4th, will not see the Q1, Q2 or Q3 Ops).

 

Do I need to complete the TANKBOWL Quarter Operations in consecutive order to have a chance to win the tank?

No. But remember that you need to score as many completions as you can during each Quarter, to secure the win for your team. 

 

I made the team, but did not earn a completion.  Do I still qualify for the winning prize if my team wins?

Only players who score a completion (15 points) for their team are eligible for the winning prize.

 

How do I qualify for the prize or discounts?

You must complete the "Tryouts" Operation and earn 15 points during TANKBOWL to contribute one completion to your team. Score at least one completion to earn the “Participation USA” or “Participation USSR” medal to qualify for your team’s rewards.

Winning Team

  •   FREE Champion M4 Sherman bundle including unique 2018 Champion Emblems
  •  “Trophy” Medal

Losing Team

  • 50% off Champion M4 Sherman bundle for losing players who earned unique “MVP USA” or “MVP USSR” medal.
  • 15% off Champion M4 Sherman bundle for players who earned “Participation USA” or “Participation USSR” medal

Didn’t participate? Champion M4 Sherman bundle available for purchase

 

 

Oh [edited]me watch for the [edited]M4 even last year we got a tier 7 keep that [edited]



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View PostaGundamDownHere, on 12 January 2018 - 08:32 AM, said:

Sorry, Rai, but tell the dev crew to screw themselves.

https://console.worl...super-tankbowl/

 

 

 

You might try a more pleasant, reasoned approach. Do you remember that the Panther/M10 Champion was NOT originally a dual nation trainer?

  1. Initial Announcement with no details:
    https://console.worl...nkbowl-tryouts/
  2. Initial Forum Link where the question was asked many times "is it dual nation" before we got this answer (read the link for official answer, but basically a no):
    http://forum-console...56#entry3440056
    This lead to a lot of forum discussion about how it should be a dual trainer.
  3. Followed by the full announcement where it became a dual trainer and everyone was happy that the tank was actually worth something:
    http://forum-console...wl#entry3477024

 

EDIT: I know you shouldn't care, but it took me about 20-30 mins of search to find all those links :B

 


Edited by DARTH TETRIS, 12 January 2018 - 04:34 PM.


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View PostRaiBOT01, on 12 January 2018 - 02:13 PM, said:

Unfortunately No.  It will train the crew of the nation that wins 

 

Sorry :( 

 

Sorry Rai, I can't help think this is a tactical error.

Making it a dual nation would increase it's appeal and usefulness. It would make it stand out a bit more as a prize. I assumed the idea had been lifted from the War Stories Emchya. You might also sell more to players who could use the tank but can't compete for a discount. 

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