Rexxie

Rex & Ziddy's CoC - A Lewd New Years

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Yeah, I've also started playing again after not playing since last March. I don't hate playing low tiers like I used to, and a lot of it I find is because of how badly they've fucked up tier 8+, especially tier 10. It'll only get worse with the 9.22 Russian tank additions

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Impressions from the 1.0 test server:

  • Incredibly beautiful update. You're going to be blown away if you haven't played it yet. The new forest garage is a breath of fresh air, too. The only new visual that annoys me is the grainy anti-aliasing - 1.0 has far more detailed and small textures/models, especially on foliage, and the anti-aliasing gets a bit spoiled when the camera is moving. This should be less of a problem on larger monitors, but it's certainly noticeable at 1920x1080.
     
  • ...but a very buggy one. Almost everything is just visual/audio bugs, but there's a lot of them. Flickering shadows, silently receiving damage, ceaseless reload noise etc. There's a lot of this kind of stuff wargaming has to burn through before release date. I wouldn't be too surprised if the planned march release is held back until april or even may, just going by what still needs to be done.
     
  • From my experience, ranged combat/camo abuse is coming back in a smol way. Some maps have been flattened out, which allows longer sight & engagement ranges. TDs in particular will be (even) more popular. We're still well within corridor territory, but you can do something other than brawl a bit more often now.
     
  • ...but the actual map design of some of these reworked maps is still WG-tier, so that "something other than brawl" will be camp, especially for pubbies. As usual the best spots are still ten seconds from spawn. It's really a mixed bag. I like longer engagement ranges and I think unicums will do better because of them, but I've got my doubts if the gameplay has actually been improved. We'll have to see.

Until WG addresses T8 & T10 balance and the failure of the new template-based MM, I'm not going be too excited for the future of the game. With that said, I'm happy 1.0 is at least an improvement over live. All too often WoT patches end up being one step forward and two steps back.

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it took a bit to realize that i had been losing hp at some points because of buggy hit registry but the graphics over haul sure looks nice.

I also quite like the new scores 

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On 2/16/2018 at 6:44 AM, Rexxie said:

TDs in particular will be (even) more popular.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Hello Rexxie.

It's been a long time and I just want to pop by and check if everything is good and well over on the NA side of world of tanks? I can see you are still active on WotLabs - so I assume you are still playing semi-regularly? :3

What tanks are you enjoying driving around in at the moment, if any in particular? 

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16 hours ago, WaterWar said:

Hello Rexxie.

It's been a long time and I just want to pop by and check if everything is good and well over on the NA side of world of tanks? I can see you are still active on WotLabs - so I assume you are still playing semi-regularly? :3

What tanks are you enjoying driving around in at the moment, if any in particular? 

Hey waterwar! I dont actually play, I just keep tabs on the forum to see if anything is going on. I'm holding off until an update piques my interest! How about you, do you still play?

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4 hours ago, Rexxie said:

Hey waterwar! I dont actually play, I just keep tabs on the forum to see if anything is going on. I'm holding off until an update piques my interest! How about you, do you still play?

So the graphical update didn't pique your interest? Because that is what got me back to the game after a 15 months hiatus.
I had been walking around in a nostalgic haze for a few months, thinking back on the grand days of WotLabs and the social shenanigans in the game with my clan, LAVA. Then I saw that they updated the graphics to catch up to the more modern games, and I decided to plunge back in to see if the game was any better than when I left. Also I had a little itch for some short competitive games of some sort, which WoT fits perfectly.

I must admit that I actually enjoy the game a good bit now. I like almost all of the changes that they've made with the 3-5-7 MM, change of the MM of light tanks and arty rework. I still find RNG to be a bit annoying at times, but I'm not too bothered by it. Taking a 15 month break made me realise that no-one gives a damn about your stats out in the real world. So it makes it easy for me to just pick a tank and zoom around and have fun without really giving many damns about how well I (don't) play.

When did you stop playing? Any particular reason, or just the game growing a bit stale?

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23 hours ago, WaterWar said:

When did you stop playing? Any particular reason, or just the game growing a bit stale?

I think a large part of it is the social aspect - my clan is dead, almost everyone I played with has quit, my server is apparently on life support, pubs are dead silent now, and the forum isn't exactly lively. Sometimes I'll log in, but not having a community makes it difficult to stick around. I like to say that I'm just waiting for an update, but I think I'm hoping the game will just feel more alive one day. Probably not going to happen, though!

Glad you're enjoying yourself after 1.0! I think a lot of people, me included, like to keep around a low commitment competitive title around. That's what originally got me hooked for sure!

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6 hours ago, Rexxie said:

I think a large part of it is the social aspect - my clan is dead, almost everyone I played with has quit, my server is apparently on life support, pubs are dead silent now, and the forum isn't exactly lively. Sometimes I'll log in, but not having a community makes it difficult to stick around. I like to say that I'm just waiting for an update, but I think I'm hoping the game will just feel more alive one day. Probably not going to happen, though!

Glad you're enjoying yourself after 1.0! I think a lot of people, me included, like to keep around a low commitment competitive title around. That's what originally got me hooked for sure!

Yea, the "supercum" community is a shadow of it's former self unfortunately. You guys on NA always struggled a bit with lower server populations, so I suppose now it is just even more noticeable. The EU servers seems to be doing well with plenty of people playing. I saw 300k+ people online yesterday evening which surprised me!

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