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Underhook #1 Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:48 PM

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Hi Tankers,

I have come back to the game after more than 12 months away.  I'm having trouble when I get close to tanks.  The gun movement isnt reliable and I find I'm over rotating the turret etc.  Has anybody else had this issue and is there a fix?



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Napalmer #2 Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:49 PM

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Are you firing in sniper mode or third person view?

 

I don't have any issues using x2 zoom when in sniper mode to aim at point blank.


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Underhook #3 Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:32 PM

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View PostNapalmer, on 13 January 2021 - 09:49 PM, said:

Are you firing in sniper mode or third person view?

 

I don't have any issues using x2 zoom when in sniper mode to aim at point blank.

I'm having trouble in both modes



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Beth_Harmon #4 Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:59 PM

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I personally am not experiencing any observable issue with aiming.

If it's a high ping issue, try enabling server reticle so you would know where your gun is actually pointing at on the server-side.


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NZ_Reaper_666 #5 Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:33 PM

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try turning off server reticle it could be that. 

doodletank2 #6 Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:45 PM

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View PostNZ_Reaper_666, on 14 January 2021 - 11:33 PM, said:

try turning off server reticle it could be that. 

What is server reticle ?



Underhook #7 Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:25 PM

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View PostNZ_Reaper_666, on 15 January 2021 - 01:33 AM, said:

try turning off server reticle it could be that. 

I have tried going from HD to SD and turning everything to min but its still terrible.  I will try your suggestion and try turning server reticle off.  That makes sense as it does sometimes have a mind of its own.



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Underhook #8 Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:28 PM

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View Postdoodletank2, on 15 January 2021 - 01:45 AM, said:

What is server reticle ?

The server reticle shows you what the server think your gun is pointing at (instead of what your PC is showing).  For example: if you are turning your turret to face the enemy your gun may actually settle on the enemy a second after you think it does, this is due to the time it take the information to get to the server and back again.



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Underhook #9 Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:42 AM

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Thought I would comment on my findings in case it helps others with the same issue.

 

The problem:

When I get close to another tank (dog fighting) its very hard to keep my gun on my opponent and my tank becomes difficult to control and I find my self overcorrecting, missing shots and crashing into walls etc.

 

What I believe the cause to be:

The issue seems to be caused by lag.  I actually don't live too far from the server and get as low as 25ms ping although it spikes (up to 900) sometimes for 10 seconds and sometimes for 5 mins.

Even when the ping is good, I still get lag.   I know because the server reticle jerks around when I move my gun or turret.  Also I often notice a delay of a second between pressing fire and the gun actually firing.

I live in Australia (known for terrible internet) and my service provider is Telstra.  I am serviced by fibre optic cable (should be fantastic) and I am on their top plan (about $100 per month).  Unfortunately its a monopoly in my area and no other supplier is allowed to use their cable.  I get up to 4MB per second download which is fine, the problem is, I think, the upload.  I get 150k upload.  I have spoken to them many times and they tell me it is impossible to get faster upload with the infrastructure.  Once upon a time multiplayer games didnt need much upload but it seems to cause issue in many games now.  At least, I think thats the problem.

 

Solution:  Well for me, I dont think there is one.  NZ_Reaper_666 (post above) suggested I turn off the server reticle (settings/general/tick box)  which I did.  It helped a fair bit.  I still have trouble hitting tanks (in a dog fight) because the server does not know where my gun is pointing.  However I can control my tank much better.  I think I was losing control of the tank because the server reticle was jumping around and constantly overcorrecting and was disorienting to the point that I could not tell in which direction my tank was pointing.

 

What I tried that didnt work:

I have a new MB and CPU.  i9 85000k  so that shouldnt be an issue.  The GPU is new but not great its a 1660 super (I'm waiting for the 3080 to come in stock).  still should not be an issue.  I was running the game in 1080 HD.  I tried running in SD, no better.  So, I tried turning all settings to minimum.  It did not improve the issue at all.



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