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Mockney_piers #1 Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Eh oop.

 

After a good 2 years of ipad death and my fumbling fat thumbs unable to adjust to ickle screens, i finally replaced the dead tablet with a pro, so have installed the game with an eye to easing my self back into the game.

 

Only to be beset by some weird maps, totally different old ones and a breathtakingly confusing plethora of UI and user experience changes.

 

So basically a quiet cry for help.

 

Can anyone give me map meta changes for the old maps and a very brief rundown of the new ones?

 

Also blitz fairs, multiple equipment/consumable slots, mysteriously deducted purple penanty things, dog tags, chips, gravy, tickets, chests...all kind of bewildering.

 

Any advice or pointers re wtfrick is going on hugely appreciated.

 


Edited by Mockney_piers, 19 January 2018 - 12:01 PM.


Chairman_merpug #2 Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

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Well, ignore the gambelthon event, for a start

The UI is indeed different. Biggest change is to Equipment, with the introduction of Spare Parts, so all your old stuff will have disappeared and been replaced with this tat, which is tied into timers for reequipping tanks - but won't get you back to where you were.

The Maps subforum has died, but mini and Andrew have created a Map Inspector app/website alongside Armour Inspector, which is a great tool: https://wotinspector.com/en/

There seem to be more low-WR players at higher tiers, probably running away from sealclubbers 

Flatpanzer was buffed to OP, but may be nerfed next patch

Tiger 1 and P are buffed massively

Meta is more campy in general

Up is wrong on Naval Frontier

Mines rework is not great

Himmelsdork is still awful

Dynasty's Pearl is a fun map, though everyone goes city generally, not sure why

Up is still right on Middelburg

Rockfield is interesting, tends to be low ground or high ground, still not sure of the best route, but changes with teams

Mayan Ruins meds tend to go down, heavies among the buildings, there's a useful knoll above the cap in the middle. And a tribute to EDURACE , too

Vineyards is a nice map

Meds at high tiers were effectively nerfed to boost heavy and TD gameplay

Low tiers have had a HP buff

I'm sure others will have better data.


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Mockney_piers #3 Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

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awesome stuff.

So vents, GLD etc gone, and we get the same options for all tanks or are they class based?

I seem to have about half a million of these cog type thingies.

Will that get me far?



Mjr_Eazy #4 Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:02 PM

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Welcome back, I’m still new round these parts but I’ve been trying to keep your groovy tunes thread alive :)

armorinspector is awesome too

wotbstars is dead, Blitzstars is main stats site

The equipment has changed, in my playing time, there’s a guide somewhere, i’ll see if I can find it.

The cogs are rare (nee spare) parts needed for equipping rows 2 & 3, they won’t go far and you will wait aeons for the timers to count down as you can only do one at a time per tank and they take days to countdown on higher tiers.


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Mockney_piers #5 Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

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Hi @Mjr_eazy, pleasure to meet you o7

 

fully paid up on armorinspector, as its got console as well as blitz, but thought the map guide was only PC, so will definitely have a good look at that.

 

I guess i'll just have to take the hit on having subpar equipment for a few weeks/ months or however long it takes to get those cogs.

Given how sucky my play is at the mo, I'm sure it won't matter much!!



Mockney_piers #6 Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

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trick question?

ex blitz player. Fancy playing it again. Just asking some advice really.



Mjr_Eazy #7 Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

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View PostMockney_piers, on 19 January 2018 - 01:23 PM, said:

trick question?

ex blitz player. Fancy playing it again. Just asking some advice really.

 

You'll spot TheDude generating abiding hatred and pity in equal measures, he's a notorious troll, no idea what he posted as have him blocked but not helpful from him, as usual from your reply...

 

On the equipment there was and still is much anger and many people have their thumbnail or footer campaigning against it as they didn't get anywhere near fair value when WG introduced the changes in 3.8...

I posted elsewhere I got 45 out of 86 small crates over a month with rare parts in them, averaging 642 a crate, you get a few from missions and games but most people seem to only equip high tier tanks or their favourites as still pretty rare...


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Mockney_piers #8 Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

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Duly noted, and thanks mucho.

 

Timers...it's all a bit clash of clans isn't it :)


Edited by Mockney_piers, 19 January 2018 - 02:20 PM.


Mjr_Eazy #9 Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

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View PostMockney_piers, on 19 January 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Duly noted, and thanks mucho.

 

Timers...it's all a bit clash of clans isn't it :)

Lol, from what other "old-timers" have said it's gone more and more that way, wait until you see your 1st event you will have your flabber well and truly ghasted!


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Mockney_piers #10 Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

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we have a whole different set of problems on console, though i think many of them may overlap with blitz (terrible player base being the major gripe) but at least most of the worst freemium sins are absent.

But then you do have things that people *would* like; premiumifying TT tanks for instance or liberal sprinkling of earnable short term premium time etc etc

 

View PostTheDudeAbidesBlitz, on 19 January 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

 

Candy Crush business model.

 

As for trolling, ---snip--- honour.

 

 

You're not from Sydenham by any chance are you Dude?


Edited by Mockney_piers, 19 January 2018 - 02:56 PM.


Chairman_merpug #11 Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:46 PM

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Oh, and there was a HEAT nerf

And they buggered about with HESH on the high tier Brits


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Chairman_merpug #12 Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

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View PostMockney_piers, on 19 January 2018 - 02:55 PM, said:

we have a whole different set of problems on console, though i think many of them may overlap with blitz (terrible player base being the major gripe) but at least most of the worst freemium sins are absent.

But then you do have things that people *would* like; premiumifying TT tanks for instance or liberal sprinkling of earnable short term premium time etc etc

 

 

You're not from Sydenham by any chance are you Dude?

 

is there a bridge?

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Mockney_piers #13 Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

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well i do like to get on the groovy train from time to time i suppose.

Chairman_merpug #14 Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:03 PM

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Wow, Mockney, you've really wakened it up.

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Bada__Bing #15 Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

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Welcome back Mockney, I’m sure you’ll get in the swing of it again. Maybe you should get on discord to someone you know and go through the millions of changes with them.

Mockney_piers #16 Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:07 PM

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View PostBada__Bing, on 19 January 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

Welcome back Mockney, I’m sure you’ll get in the swing of it again. Maybe you should get on discord to someone you know and go through the millions of changes with them.

 

alright mate, long time.

ill stop by and say hello!



Titus_Scato #17 Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:27 PM

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View PostMockney_piers, on 19 January 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

awesome stuff.

So vents, GLD etc gone, and we get the same options for all tanks or are they class based?

I seem to have about half a million of these cog type thingies.

Will that get me far?

 

500,000 cogs (spare parts) will unlock about 20 equipment slots.  Each tank has nine slots.  The top row of 3 are unlocked with credits, the other two rows, 6 slots, you need spare parts.  

 

The last two slots in the bottom row are non-essentials (they boost consumables).  But Vstabs is very useful on most tanks.

 

Unfortunately you have to unlock all slots in the second row before you can unlock Vstabs in the third row.

 

So for most tanks, you’ll need to unlock 4 slots with spare parts.  So 500,000 spare parts will unlock 20 slots, upgrading 5 tanks to a competitive level.

 

Recommend not using spare parts on tanks below Tier 6, unless the tank is a favourite you will drive lots.  The lower the tier of the tank, the less cost effective spare parts become.



RollingSwarm #18 Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

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A lot of changes. Start playing in a toon with someone who is to upt to date and talk it out on voice over a few beverages. Simples. Also CanCracker has been superseded by whoever this Abides troll is - lol. 

 

Take ken some comfort in the fact that somethings, aka trolls, never change and are as sad, pathetic and meaningless as always.

GL HF NTMU GJ TY GG are also still acceptable shorthand’s :)


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Boogie0NE #19 Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:10 AM

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Hy mate welcome back..

 

Another important news is that E_P_I_C_S_N_I_P_E_R changed name to Boogie0NE 

 

LOL.

 

wow has it really been 2 years! Wow


 

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Mockney_piers #20 Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:28 AM

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Hy Epic!! Glad to see you're well.

I get the impression you're not alone in the name changes, hopefully I'll catch up with all of the changes soon enough.

Yeah ikr, time bloody flies....

 

I'm going to abuse the DW2 as a sort of god mode whilst i work out all the new maps....lol, dirty seal clubber :)


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