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Our servers will be running on upgraded hardware, providing a better performance that will greatly increase the matchmaking pool for all tiers and game modes.

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So in other words, population is getting that low that you're having to combine servers.. 

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In one hand it will increase the pop numbers, on the other hand, what about European players? I'm playing EU server and switch to NAE when EU is low on pop, but now they've moved the servers to Chicago and that's like good for America because it's in the middle, but I wonder how it will be for Euro players now. I used to play NAE without any significant difference with EU, ping was 4 bars on NAE and full on EU. Old Asia server was one red bar when it still existed.

 


The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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Man...their marketing group did a better job marketing (spinning) this than they do introducing new tanks or putting out monthly updates.

 

Well, like they say, "If you can't fix it, feature it".



 


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Oh my. Get ready for the camping meta to become more pronounced. I stopped going to the West server because the gameplay was often worse than it ever could have been on East. 

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I wonder if they will bother to put a disclaimer of sorts on buying premium time.  I wouldn't want to be buying a years worth at this point.



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View PostR35T NO MORE, on 15 May 2018 - 06:57 AM, said:

So in other words, population is getting that low that you're having to combine servers.. 

 

This is exactly what I thought when I read the thread title. Yikes!



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View PostGM1966, on 15 May 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

 

I wonder if they will bother to put a disclaimer of sorts on buying premium time.  I wouldn't want to be buying a years worth at this point.

 

I wouldn't either tbf, risky purchase. 

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View PostJope2209, on 15 May 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:

In one hand it will increase the pop numbers, on the other hand, what about European players? I'm playing EU server and switch to NAE when EU is low on pop, but now they've moved the servers to Chicago and that's like good for America because it's in the middle, but I wonder how it will be for Euro players now. I used to play NAE without any significant difference with EU, ping was 4 bars on NAE and full on EU. Old Asia server was one red bar when it still existed.

 

 

I'm in EU and on 4 bars still but i have ok internet, sometimes 5 but mostly 4 :)



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It'll be years before they shut the servers down for good. Until then there will be just less and less content....so not much difference from what we have now.

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View PostSATANIC ACOLYTE, on 15 May 2018 - 12:36 PM, said:

It'll be years before they shut the servers down for good. Until then there will be just less and less content....so not much difference from what we have now.

I do hope it stays for a while, spent a fortune on the game. Getting worried though. Always good to see a new person post btw, welcome to the forum (posting aspect of it at least). 


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View PostMASHMAN 90, on 15 May 2018 - 12:31 PM, said:

 

I'm in EU and on 4 bars still but i have ok internet, sometimes 5 but mostly 4 :)

 

I haven't tried it yet but if it's 4 bars I guess it's ok. Although you're closer in distance. We will definitely benefit from this move in short term, population will be better on NAE, so that's the place to be now.


The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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I play on NA East when the EU server pop gets too low; this merging of the two NA servers makes running on it full time a no-brainer for me. Hopefully the merger is successful and we can look to getting all regions linked up on a single server soon. 

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View PostR35T NO MORE, on 15 May 2018 - 05:57 AM, said:

So in other words, population is getting that low that you're having to combine servers.. 

 

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I do hope it stays for a while, spent a fortune on the game. Getting worried though. Always good to see a new person post btw, welcome to the forum (posting aspect of it at least). 

The game is here to stay.  Please know that combining the servers is no reflection of the population or the status of the game.  We have a lot of content coming this year. 


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View PostCatSnipah, on 15 May 2018 - 12:23 PM, said:

Oh my. Get ready for the camping meta to become more pronounced. I stopped going to the West server because the gameplay was often worse than it ever could have been on East. 

 

We already have enough of that on EU, that's what I'm running from when I switch to NAE...So now we're out of safe places..

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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View PostRaiBOT01, on 15 May 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

 

The game is here to stay.  Please know that combining the servers is no reflection of the population or the status of the game.  We have a lot of content coming this year. 

 

It's always nice to hear encouraging words like this Rai. But not all content is a content if you know what I mean. :)

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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Poll - Choose your least preferred map (removed maps* included, Nomonhan map added to Poll)


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I'm bummed I'm losing my NA west, as it was always more populated, and had less issues then NA east for me.  but hopefully the move to Chicago will fix that. 

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View PostRaiBOT01, on 15 May 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

 

The game is here to stay.  Please know that combining the servers is no reflection of the population or the status of the game.  We have a lot of content coming this year. 

I love the game, and would be over the moon if it continues for a long time, but there have been alot of worrying signs recently. Other than talk of new content (the Deathstalker hype and then it being a reskin hasn't helped with optimism there tbh) , is there anything that can be done to restore the confidence of concerned players who are wary of spending more money? 

 

Also are all of the recent changes, like forums and offices closing merely due to WGCB becoming more integrated into the parent WG company and being kind of standardised with the rest of the company? That's the only reason i can think of that isn't grim. 

 


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highest I've ever seen in queue on EU is 450... not really a thriving game, but considering the age it's steady, just need to clear up the exact focus, is it to keep regulars in, or make new players come (and stay)

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