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basil_liddell_hart #1 Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

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The common test is becoming increasingly irrelevant as far as testing tanks go.  The data set gained will bare little resemblance to anything approaching useful for normal server game play.  Mainly due to the proliferation of premium ammo.  Yes the premium ammo usage is higher in some tiers than WG would have us believe but normal ammo is a rarity in the test server.  How can you adequately test a tanks armour characteristics when all it faces is premium ammo.  Perhaps this is why the last few tanks released to the game have been too well armoured.   

DanLBob #2 Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:03 PM

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Well I suppose if WG actually thought it was a problem they could just not allow premium ammo on the test server. LOL! i crack myself up.

 

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Sir_Direkin #3 Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

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Are you sure about that? There's been plenty of games on the live server where top tiers fire nothing but gold at the bottom tiers, regardless of how much armour it has. It's the 2018 loadout.

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sakutaro_csgo #4 Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:52 PM

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I think WG should make a restriction for gold ammo. Example: 1 tank can only carry 3 premium ammo/ per games. That'll helps.

basil_liddell_hart #5 Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

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View PostSir_Direkin, on 26 May 2018 - 08:14 AM, said:

Are you sure about that? There's been plenty of games on the live server where top tiers fire nothing but gold at the bottom tiers, regardless of how much armour it has. It's the 2018 loadout.

Yep.  that happens a lot sure,  but on the test server it would be a rare to get hit with anything but premium ammo.  The whole concept of a test server is for it to recreate normal conditions. the conditions on the test server are closer to abnormal. Perhaps this is why the obj268/4 got through testing with the armour profile it has.   



basil_liddell_hart #6 Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

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Perhaps as Qb suggested recently the premium ammo capacity of tanks on the test server should be limited.  but like most issues.  nothing is likely to happen.  

CelestiaLudenberg #7 Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

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Considering that on the test servers you can pretty easily tell whether a tank is too strong or not and nothing is ever done about it before release, it is safe to say....

 

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View Postbasil_liddell_hart, on 26 May 2018 - 05:55 PM, said:

The common test is becoming increasingly irrelevant as far as testing tanks go.  The data set gained will bare little resemblance to anything approaching useful for normal server game play.  Mainly due to the proliferation of premium ammo.  Yes the premium ammo usage is higher in some tiers than WG would have us believe but normal ammo is a rarity in the test server.  How can you adequately test a tanks armour characteristics when all it faces is premium ammo.  Perhaps this is why the last few tanks released to the game have been too well armoured.   

 

Nah the last few tanks are too well armoured by design. WG have intended them to be impervious to standard ammo and even some premium ammo because in their infinite wisdom, thought that it would make the game 'interesting'.

 

Its interesting all right. Its interesting that my desire to play this game has fallen to the lowest point ever. 

 


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 A. Guy on 02 June 2018 - 12:40 AM, said:

Destroyer of Tier 6 CW... says it all about you.


basil_liddell_hart #9 Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

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View PostCelestiaLudenberg, on 27 May 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

Considering that on the test servers you can pretty easily tell whether a tank is too strong or not and nothing is ever done about it before release, it is safe to say....

 

No.

Thats my point.  You cant if all a new tank ever faces in the test server is prem ammo.   But your correct.  Little if anything is done to remedy a problem if it does arise. 






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