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Aoli7 #1 Posted 14 October 2021 - 12:32 AM

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I don't remember anyone saying we needed a tank line that doesn't fit the meta. 

 

I know we've been asking for tanks to be fixed. Buffed/Nerfed

 

So why were these Awful German TD's added? 



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Players: “We want more WWII content and tank lines”

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View PostBrogueOne, on 13 October 2021 - 07:46 PM, said:

Players: “We want more WWII content and tank lines”

Don't forget people asking for some console exclusive lines, and that's also not mentioning that the Sturmtiger specifically has been asked for many times over the years.


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View PostBrogueOne, on 14 October 2021 - 12:46 AM, said:

Players: “We want more WWII content and tank lines”

 

We've also been asking for a double barrel Russian heavy tanks.

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View PostAoli7, on 14 October 2021 - 01:32 AM, said:

I don't remember anyone saying we needed a tank line that doesn't fit the meta. 

 

I know we've been asking for tanks to be fixed. Buffed/Nerfed

 

So why were these Awful German TD's added? 

 

Don't think they're all awful... tiers 5-7 seems good/decent but tiers 8-9 seems unplayble garbage... tier 10 seems pretty good.

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View PostAoli7, on 14 October 2021 - 01:52 AM, said:

 

We've also been asking for a double barrel Russian heavy tanks.

 

Those will arrive probably early in 2022. Hopefully they won't be nerfed into oblivion, like Italian heavies...

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They were asking for the Sturmtiger when I first started playing.  This line of TD's has been in demand for years.

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View PostZerebusPrime, on 14 October 2021 - 01:09 AM, said:

They were asking for the Sturmtiger when I first started playing.  This line of TD's has been in demand for years.

 

Are you enjoying the new line?

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View PostAoli7, on 14 October 2021 - 01:23 AM, said:

 

Are you enjoying the new line?

 

*shudder*  Sorry, my spider sense was just warning me that I was about to walk into a rhetorical trap.  My liking it or not is beside the point.  My point is just that this line was in fact asked for.  The Sturmtiger was mocking us from the back of the old tank garage, rendered but unusable.

 

I am used to clunkiness in my tanks.  Broken levels of clunkiness, even.  I don't expect to do well in a particularly clunky tank score-wise but I do have fun.  



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View PostFusionStar287, on 13 October 2021 - 07:51 PM, said:

Don't forget people asking for some console exclusive lines, and that's also not mentioning that the Sturmtiger specifically has been asked for many times over the years.

 

Except the Sturmtiger is an artillery which was what was requested but was put into the console game as a TD. Which btw is a lazy rip off of a special  one time game mode PC did last year.  

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Should have been an aty line not a TD line.

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View PostPYLE33, on 13 October 2021 - 08:58 PM, said:

 

Except the Sturmtiger is an artillery which was what was requested but was put into the console game as a TD. Which btw is a lazy rip off of a special  one time game mode PC did last year.  

It's been requested as both a TD and a SPG quite a few times each. Personally I think it works better as a TD, but either way it was certainly a requested addition.

 

Also, saying it's a "lazy rip off" isn't remotely fair nor accurate. Even ignoring the entire line that had to be designed before the Sturmtiger the only similarities between the PC special mode version and our version is its slow shell velocity and the fact that it's a Sturmtiger.


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Personally I am glad they have been added, as the line provides something abit different from other lines.  The SturmTiger itself is nice from a historical perspective, even though WG gave up on that years ago.

 

I am going to wait a few weeks before starting the line, so that there isn't 3-5 of them in every battle!    I think this will give a better sense of what they are truly like.

 

... But if they don't suit your play style, there is NO requirement to play them!  Play something you enjoy instead.

 

PS:  I am surprised they didn't bring out a premium tank for the line in advance, like they normally do.  One idea might be a tier 8 version of the SturmPanzer which is based off the fully upgraded Jagdpanther 2.



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Premium is going to be the Sturmpanther, but looks like the Halloween version is going to be released first, as I don't see them releasing the normal version at the same time.

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Honestly, unless they’re dangerously broken, I welcome new tanks. Something different. Maybe after I get nuked by a crouching camper, hidden sturmtiger I’ll be singing a different tune.

 


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They fit perfectly with the British lights and Polish Mediums.  Complete garbage.  The only good thing is the new German TD's are getting smoked on the battlefield.  Another test of patience for those willing to grind or spend free XP to get the Sturmtiger.

 

Not a good addition.  The only poorer decision was to have Ghost Town and Pilsen added to the tier X map rotation and then tell us we asked for the removal of Dezful, Cao Bang and Fredvang.   The only reason this change was made was to create an incentive for players to join lobbies in CW mode which is a disaster.  I do not believe players in WWII mode wanted smaller maps, fewer maps, and quicker battles.  When they say this it is a fabrication.



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View PostCostlessSun07, on 13 October 2021 - 11:04 PM, said:

They fit perfectly with the British lights and Polish Mediums.  Complete garbage.  The only good thing is the new German TD's are getting smoked on the battlefield.  Another test of patience for those willing to grind or spend free XP to get the Sturmtiger.

 

Not a good addition.  The only poorer decision was to have Ghost Town and Pilsen added to the tier X map rotation and then tell us we asked for the removal of Dezful, Cao Bang and Fredvang.   The only reason this change was made was to create an incentive for players to join lobbies in CW mode which is a disaster.  I do not believe players in WWII mode wanted smaller maps, fewer maps, and quicker battles.  When they say this it is a fabrication.

The British lights past the tier VII are all at least good, and the Manticore is arguably the best tier X light currently.


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Players: We want more arty

Also players: Arty is op!

WG: Adds arty in form of a TD for it not to be "op"

Players: tHis sUcKS


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View PostAoli7, on 14 October 2021 - 01:23 AM, said:

 

Are you enjoying the new line?

 

Tier 5: Meh
Tier 6: Only good with HEAT
Tier 7: Who doesn't want an ISU-152 at Tier 7? (Pen is fairly poor at 203 mm)

Not played the 8, 9, or 10 but Tier 9 is one of the worst tanks in the game.

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The Sturmtiger has been asked for quite literally since the start of the game. It was, until Tuesday, perhaps the last major WWII vehicle not added, certainly the most well-known one (I doubt people care greatly about the SP2 Avenger, after all).
Not only did they add the Sturmtiger, but they added a whole line of vehicles with a related theme.

Are they the best? No, somewhat thankfully considering their high calibres. They can always be buffed later on if they really need it (although how they're going to squeeze a single gun depression out of the Bär I have no idea).

As for double barreled tanks, not too sure if you are aware of this or not, but as this requires a brand new mechanic it's going to take a bit longer, and they're due after wheeled vehicles. I think they're also due after multi-weapon systems as well.

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