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Historical Battle Patch 9.0

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Grif #1 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

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So, patch is out and historical battles are in.  

What do you guys think of it so far?

 

I noticed two things:

a) Wait times are rather long

b) Germans are going to be capped out very often if they're not careful.

 

EDIT: The way pubs play, I think Germans are seriously at a disadvantage in HBs.

 

EDIT2: HB's UI may need some work. Currently, it's impossible the check the stats of the components you carry towards one. I know you can easily exit the mode and check it individually, but that seems counter-intuitive. 


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Retia #2 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:13 PM

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Played a few games on the EU server yesterday, the mode's awesome, the players are... the usual.

It's great fun when the team works, it's a pretty fast death if they don't.

 

As for the wait times... 6k players online might be the reason.


 

 

Playing without Mods would be boring.

 

 


Grif #3 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

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View PostRetia, on 17 April 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Played a few games on the EU server yesterday, the mode's awesome, the players are... the usual.

It's great fun when the team works, it's a pretty fast death if they don't.

 

As for the wait times... 6k players online might be the reason.

 

That is true. Am just testing it out now for shits and giggles, but this definitely isn't a game mode to touch in low server populations.



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I'm finally applying the download now, (Started downloading at 10am, Its now 2:15pm) got to love Australian internet.

 

Ill reserve this spot so i can comment on the historic battle mod once I have had a few good games in it.


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View PostMcmole, on 17 April 2014 - 02:15 PM, said:

I'm finally applying the download now, (Started downloading at 10am, Its now 2:15pm) got to love Australian internet.

 

Ill reserve this spot so i can comment on the historic battle mod once I have had a few good games in it.

 

It took me like 20 minutes. Czech your (internet) privilege brodinskef.

 

Playing some maps in some tanks (like Malinovka in a Panther) reminds me of how Arty used to be. 5 min waits followed by restarting the queue followed by 5 minute waits followed by incomplete (even for historical) matches.

When it works, it relies a lot more on team work then pubs and would work much, much better if you could "form" a team or have a platoon. Having said that, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I give it a week before it gets there.




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View PostGrif, on 17 April 2014 - 06:15 AM, said:

 

That is true. Am just testing it out now for shits and giggles, but this definitely isn't a game mode to touch in low server populations.

 

Yeap, with full numbers you can expect this:

 


 

 

Playing without Mods would be boring.

 

 


Grif #7 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

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View PostRetia, on 17 April 2014 - 12:29 PM, said:

 

Yeap, with full numbers you can expect this:

 

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Mother of god. All that SU-152s scares me.


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View PostGrif, on 17 April 2014 - 06:07 AM, said:

EDIT2: HB's UI may need some work. Currently, it's impossible the check the stats of the components you carry towards one. I know you can easily exit the mode and check it individually, but that seems counter-intuitive. 

 

I think it's a resolution error.

 

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View PostGrif, on 17 April 2014 - 06:31 AM, said:

Mother of god. All that SU-152s scares me.

 

Killed one, heavily damaged another, was killed by a KV-1S and Churchill while annoying that 2nd SU by perma tracking it and dodging his shells.

Sadly my clever teammates didn't use such silly tactics and instead drove straight into those SUs.

 

Note: Driving a tier V tank into a 152mm HE shell is usually not a brilliant idea... ... doesn't work with a Panther either...

Ended up 3rd in damage with a StuG and the Ferdi above me... Go Team_EU~!


 

 

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Grif #9 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

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View PostRetia, on 17 April 2014 - 12:37 PM, said:

I think it's a resolution error.

 

Oh no, I mean more of the details of the weapons you get equipped with. The 85mm S-53 tells me (and others who may not have memorised the stats) shit all about its actual performance except about its calibre.

 

Then again, I just found out the stats to the right of the screen was updated, so never mind. 



Artemisinin #10 Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

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So now I'm getting constant crashes. As in, the game will crash and will not re-load. This is fun.

Is there a log somewhere I should be aware of?


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View PostArtemisinin, on 17 April 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

So now I'm getting constant crashes. As in, the game will crash and will not re-load. This is fun.

Is there a log somewhere I should be aware of?

Python file in your WoT directory is said log.

 

On topic- Played Germany once, US once. Anyone who brings in a Hellcat should be shot, the Jackson gets the 90mm and can hull down. 

 

Also the Tiger IIs are great, they win any flank they go on.


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Something tells me HB is hard to balance.


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Well I couldn't get a HB battle just now. After 5 mins I was kicked. Didn't bother to try again.

Grif #14 Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

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View PostSpawnster, on 17 April 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

Well I couldn't get a HB battle just now. After 5 mins I was kicked. Didn't bother to try again.

 

I managed to get into three a few hours ago. Might take a few tries.

 

Gonna try again at prime time tonight.



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View PostGrif, on 17 April 2014 - 08:30 PM, said:

 

I managed to get into three a few hours ago. Might take a few tries.

 

Gonna try again at prime time tonight.

I got mine pretty easy. The trick is to drive a less common tank, like a Jackson, E8, Panther, Pz 4, etc.


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KoishiKomeiji #16 Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

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Eh, does playing historical battles count into your overall stats?

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Rocking a PzIII, 5 minute wait for a battle. No fun really. At least that thing still works as a scout, with the right equipment.

 


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All you guys have the HB option ? I don't see the  option  in  my screen yet !!

 

LOL okay found the button


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View PostLaserbeam, on 17 April 2014 - 11:41 PM, said:

Eh, does playing historical battles count into your overall stats?


Nope, so you can yolo all you want in HB without the fear of losing your purple numbers :P

 



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Wonder how exp and cr are earned? Same as standard?

 

If so, and I were grinding the Germans, I'd be VERY tempted to play them in HB and sod off standard +2 tier battles entirely. Why play a Panther against tier 9s if you don't need to, for example?


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