1.53 did nothing wrong
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What do you mean, senpai? Tbh this is the best update ever imo.
>turn BP slightly
>can't pen the front
>sides shots wont penetrate the second plate or will be eaten by the tracks/hidden 152mm plate near the ammo
pretty much, considering it can sit further out than most tanks with APDS loaded.
>The bombs aren't even rendered in cockpit view
>Trying to bomb the truck ends up almost in suicide as the bomb detonates on impact despite the update apparently forcing it to wait 4.5 seconds after dropping it
tanks are ded and gaijin don't care
what a time to be alive
>Bomb graphics disabled in ULQ
>Six trillion trees in air mode that might as well take up 50% of the game's processing requirement still rendered instead of turned into sprites
I don't understand their priorities.
>you will never farm soviet plane on the ground in real life with your buddy
gf sim holy fuck it's giving me migraines
these fucking captchas
>get enough spawn points in a ground battle to fly my fancy attacker with a fuckoff cannon
>realise that it's got AA ammunition loaded from when I was dicking about trying to shoot planes about 30 games ago
>land on the runway and J out to change ammo type
>1200 SP needed to fly it again
Thanks for the consistency, Gaijin.
guess they fixed how the 5000kg bomb's detonation looks like
Except Berlin IS a field-and-hill map, retard. Having a handful of buildings over to the side is virtually no different from the rock/trench/hill/castle formation you see on all the field maps.
>have they fixed all the broken FMs?
Yes, most of them were fixed, only ones left are the N1K's without any FM, Griffon spits missing 150 octane and Cannon Bearcat melting in 30 seconds.
>Is bomber cockpit view in yet?
No, only a few bombers received cockpit view.
Berlin is shit. Either get Poland or Eastern Europe, both are great. not sure about the new maps, but I think they are both urban too
Advance to the Rhine is the map, Cologne is the city, the cathedral is the Dom
I've heard that the Griffons actually fly more or less how they should be flying, which raises and interesting question: if they were just that fucking good, how do you balance them? The only things higher than their BR are jet fighters which outclass them heavily, and artificially nerfing a plane just kind of feels wrong.
I identify as a Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)
>if they were just that fucking good
That fucking good at what?
The thing is, Griffon spits are really well suited for the kind of combat you see in War Thunder. That's not to say other aircraft of the era had nothing on it, you just don't see the strengths of those aircraft in this game.
Mk XII production only started in october 42 iirc and only 100 were made.
Mk XIV started appearing late 43 and there were only 900 something.
The only other non-post war Griffons had only 300 something made.
And I hate using this phrase, but that's not nearly enough to "win the war."
Compare that to the numbers of US aircraft manufactured during the war.
I'm honestly of the opinion that the US wasn't totally concerned with making "the best of the best" fighters.
Not even comparing their high alt vs low alt performance, think about how close airfields are to each other in this game. That gives a huge advantage to the plane with the higher climb rate, they might find their opponent and kill them before they reach the altitude they want to fight at.
>Fly straight at a Hunter that is still in the process of completing a turn
>Suddenly it magically maneuvers a 20 degrees in an instant and we kill each other in a head on
Quality Gaijin servers. Just quality.
Yeah, only got like 300k out of it due to long loading times and the patch.
here's a picture of it f.am
>earn several jets yesterday during the event
>"we've banned the players for a day guys"
>still have my jets
So they just said they banned to appease the reddit heart-of-gold faggots right?
>Some nerd in an R2D2 trying to shit on me
>Make him BnZ over and over
>Get a small hit on him with no damageand he flies away
>10 min later I get kill credit
This is the best shit, thanks Gaijin.
They probably banned the biggest badgoys and anybody who was spamming chat about it I guess. There are several things that make this situation absolutely perfect.
1. small family company
2. patch day, programmers are exhausted
3. almost the weekend, no one wants to start a project
4. A LOT of people were doing it, but there was also a significant amount of people playing normally
5. "let's keep this quiet so the goy don't rebel"
>Ask a moderator about it
>Someone reported me in the vg chat for using the word "gook"
Ebin meme Broseph
I've mostly flown the T-bolt since the patch hit.
You'd think a plane that dives that fast would be at extreme risk of blackouts. But I haven't. All the spitfires on my team were dying to zeroes due to blackouts and I was mopping up the mess.
I'm not sure if I have my play style to thank for that, or the fact that my crew skill for G-tolerance is 3 and I get +3 from expert P-47D qualification. Might be both.
I made 500,000 RP and was doing it from the very start, informing other players in game of ways to maximise the score. So I don't see how I wasn't a target. I honestly think they are just lying or only caught the idiots doing it at the very end.
I did see some retards in the moderator game chat explaining how to do it, morons.
>TFW Swept wing cougar proves this point wrong.
(Also the Derpa hunter looks like an ugly passenger airliner)
>tfw you can see the bullets
Aced, yes. Stock, No
Also, high skill Reddit aces
I just noticed. They changed the category 'fighter-bomber' for 'strike fighter'. Why?
I did it in a single arcade game. After they had patched it out. I got 700 RP for crashing five bombers, then I played about a dozen tank games.
I'll be unbanned tomorrow around 3 PM EST.
I just wanted to see what it was like. I wouldn't even be mad if most of the people who got several hundred thousand RP out of it went untouched.
I'm honestly regretting buying a year of premium during the sale.
Why does literally everyone go headon with me?
Lmao I got banned and didn't even get to make that much RP, I wouldn't be surprised if those ass blasted reddit niggers went through yesterday's threads and reported the people who didn't censor their names.
I got a ban an only made about 3k RP.
The Gaijin dick sucking on Reddit is/was unbelievable. Fucking hall monitors.
Clucks who were late to the party do seem to be the majority claiming to have been banned.
Yeah he's a fag, add him to the TK list.
I think I'm done with War Thunder. I hate grinding, I hate the imbalance, I hate the new patch, and I hate the Russian bias.
I am going to uninstall this piece of shit and play some actual simulators.
>When these fat fucks think they can catch you
I played a little bit of it. Got to taxing down the runway and couldn't get it. Was already aggravated though since trying to get online was a new hell for me.
What other choices do I have for simulators? IL2?
New patch is fine. All you "LITERALLY WoT THE WORLD IS OVER" fags probably haven't even played GF this patch.
DCS's difficulty is a meme, you can learn everything important from the tutorial, and everything else as it comes up while you're actually playing.
The real problem is that it's boring as fuck. Thirty to ninety minutes of fucking nothing, and maybe thirty to sixty seconds of fun spread out in between.
I want you to meet my good buddy Pen, he is gonna take you to your new home
The only enjoyable parts of War Thunder for me were realistic battles or simulator where me and my small squadron would fly around and maybe not even see anyone. We'd just shoot the shit and fly around and look for the enemy.
I enjoy the lulls in combat. They make the combat actually interesting.
It's almost like realism in video games is inherently boring.
>I enjoy the lulls in combat.
It's not a lull in the combat if 99% of your time playing is a lull. It's a tiny bit of combat in a sea of lull.
Been gone quite awhile, since one of the pervious updates made WT no longer playable on my toaster
Seeing if it works again, redownloading it, I see there's been alot of updates, what has changed ?
Warthunder will never, ever be a simulator for air. The thing is, when they do stuff like nerf saber roll rate or buff something stats, it's no longer a sim. They can't make stats shit up willy nillie and claim it's accruate
>Americans suffer the most
Because you american pilots are fucking retards. I take out the P47 constantly and have major success. The F6F hellcat is also fucking amazing. And the bearcat is just an unbelievable prop. It dives at 700kmh + and can turn like a zero at times. Yet you faggots cannot work with these amazing planes.
They only do amazing because they're undertiered greatly because of shit faced pilots.
The map design still favours a low alt fighter over the p-51 or p-47
If there were missions where you had to escort B-17s at 21k feet the P-47 would be much stronger than any yak-3.
The inherent problem is that people want accurate vehicles facing historical opponents when some vehicles are just plain better than what they faced.
A locust has no business fighting other Arab-Israeli War tanks despite the fact that it did serve in that war.
>Realism in video games
90% of the fun is watching the game glitch out in AMAZING ways between the fighting, or making the game glitch out.
Are 50kg bombs useful for ANYTHING at all?
>Test flight has one single soft target, or multiple soft targets and a bunch of ships if you're clapper or britbong
>No medium nor heavy tanks, no pillboxes, no AI planes flying around, no nothing to actually try things on
>This is where events could come in handy, but gaijin are lazy shits for events
Events or well-designed game modes would 100% fix virtually every problem with the game.
Arcade, Realistic, and Simulator are all absolute shit. Gaijin needs to hire someone with even the most basic grasp on game design, because this is embarrassing. I'm hoping the fucking esports mode ends up being at least mildly thought out.
If you have them you probably have a lot of them, so just carpet bomb things.
Literally a non-issue if you're not scraping your ass against the ground while you're dropping bombs.
The delay's been twice as long in Arcade since day one. And you regularly get multikills with it.
You know, the game mode where planes spawn in with a giant red marker permanently stuck on them, where rolling SPAA is not only viable but expected for at least a quarter of your team, where the game forces you to lead your shots, and where you literally cannot use a plane tactfully since you have less than thirty seconds to use it.
What you're saying is that you're more incompetent than an arcade shitter despite having a much more favorable environment.
So I guess it's evident now just how bullshit Ground Forces is and how it's designed for Soviet vehicles to excel.
The fucked up MM, the poor zoom/ view ranges that force most engagements to close range. Where, surprise surprise, Soviet tanks do the best and things like Tigers cannot sit at stand-off ranges.
Was almost considering updating and playing this again. But then I see stuff like that, plus how Gaijin is prioritizing premium vehicles and cosmetic things over fixing the flaws that run deep throughout the game.
Yeah, they're in an unfortunate position and now accompanied by the hurri mk 4 and the vickers tempest, but at least you can still dump the flak shells into the open top burger TDs.
>do literally anything but fly straight
>realism tovarish )))
So I can roll 10g's in a Yak-3 as long as I like but the second I do something in a Zero I black out within a second. ok.
>Sherman comes around corner 500 meters away
>Put a shot into him with the Firefly
>Shot does nothing, spawn protection
>He shoots, bounces
>Shoot again, does nothing, more spawn protection
>He shoots, kills my driver
>Reload rate dies as the crew move about the tank
>He shoots again, kills my gun and gunner
>He shoots again, I die.
Why exactly do tanks get spawn protection after having moved and fired?
The GLOC thing's annoying, but it's kind of handy in today's SB event which is mainly Spit aces panicking and GLOC'ing themselves when confronted by Zeroes. Hopefully I can spade a couple of the T3 Zeroes this way
>Brushing teeth is for Indians
It was even the British that gave it the name 'chaffe'
>snow comes through the roof
>premium ran out
>coping with the lack of rewards
How do I do this?
>Ever since client patched been leaving matches before they end
>Now, finish round, see last guy killed
>Level the plane and lay back, used to the silence at the end of the rounds
>Sudden loud noise along with cheering makes me shit my heart out
>Soon replaced with disgust upon realizing I'll have this every match won, ASSUMING there isn't an equivalent for matches lost
Tell me there's a way to disable this
Don't you just love it when a plane keeps overshooting and giving you the easiest target in the world, but the one fucking crit to a control they landed is just enough to not let you get your guns in line?
All day today I'm dying to retards with offensively bad aim pulling the dumbest shit and allowed to get away with it because of bullshit.
>mk1 spitfire I wasn't fighting and flying over moving a little to stop from flying straight, prophangs from 1.8km down missing by miles
>pilot sniped )))
>mustang with rockets still hanging down dumps all of it's speed, breaks its flaps and decides to turn-fight a zero
>overload 6g loss of control ))))
>another mustang tries way too hard to force a kill, always immediately loops, doesn't regain much speed and always climbs away in straight lines
>elevator is orange = zero elevator authority
fucking god damn it fucking fuck
I guess I am become the shitter
>tfw when having fun popping T-34-100 shitters and IS-2 fags in my super hellcat
>tfw dont even care about the grind, just about popping tanks open
Fly a Yak-3P and tell me that is not the most under-ranked piece of RUSSIA STRONG fan-wankery in the game. I fly it all the damn time and I'll be the first to tell you it's OP as hell, literally the only reason I don't fly it exclusively is because the game is way too easy. Pop a commander wager, mousenigger your way from game to game in a Yak-3P, enjoy free gold.
You mean Yak-3, not Yak-3P. The 3P actually faces planes that can fuck it up. And will fuck it up, if they were piloted by competent players. Which they aren't.
I club Yak-3Ps in my Griffon Spit or Bf 109 G plenty.
guys, 1.53 is acctualy quite okay and brought back fun to this game
No they aren't. Only ones I know of is Yak-9T and Yak-1B, but the latter isn't that bad. Yak-3 is undertiered as fuck too, but that's about it.
Maybe the first 2 I-16 are kind of a saucer, but that works against them more than it works for them, cuz they are horrible gun platforms.
>Take out my new A6M5 ko
>All enemy team is now FOTM mustangs
>spend 80% of the match avoiding head-ons
>get lit on fire by a single stray bullet
>manage to kill some shitter before dying
Americans deserve to be gassed.
>Clappers are forced to learn how to energyfight due to g-loc and sanic
Frightens me more than competent slavs.
>Forced to land because AAA conveniently punctures a hole in my oil tank and causes my engine to overheat.
They're more balanced.
The penetration mechanics are very different. Shatter exists, so T-34s don't just autopenetrate Pz IV F2s every time. All of the tanks are fairly survivable and have to rely on hitting weakpoints.
There's no nuke filler in Russian shells either. If anything, the damage is too low on all shells. The first hit is unlikely to do much, but subsequent hits have more an increased chance to do damage.
Interior views so differences in visibility exist, and even crew size plays some role. T-34s are limited by their commander/gunner, and the T-70 has the commander loading too, so he has to look away from the optics when doing so.
That said, they're under utilized and somewhat clunky, so it's not as great as it sounds.
This pretty much demonstrates the clumsiness.
It's fairly minor. I've never experienced the German team dominating due to their tanks. Maybe because infantry is a far more important force.
End game jets ratings
in my opinion
Mig15bis > Hunter = F-2/CL > venom > Meteor mk 8
I'm hesitant to say that the F-2/CL are better than the venom at this point as this thing pulls off some real bullshit now.
>miggers completely ignoring bombers and fighters smart enough to groundpound tanks
do they not realize that's what loses them matches
Sorry, can't hear you over th-BRRRRRRRRRRRRT
Get IL-2 1946. It's fun, cheap, and had a massive modding community. With mods, you can have over 2000 flyable aircraft installed, at the cost of
300 GB of disk space and most of your game's stability.
d30 was too strong for its br as soon as hg75 was added, then it was downtired to 4.7 because shitters have to permawep.
now that the overheating was fixed all the shitters that couldnt fly at sub 100%/wep 24/7 will spam it.
also with fiddies acting like flamethrowers again its just more reason to club with it
on another note the p47m got the airbrake back and its great vs getting glocked in a dive
it can wing rip now
There's probably a Delta Dagger somewhere in this thread: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,35712.0.html
I'm too lazy to look right now. Just so you know, it's primarily a single-player game, though multiplayer is available through Hyperlobby. It's $10 on Steam, but don't get the Steam version unless you want severely limited modding capabilities. Last time I checked there were CD copies on Amazon for $6.
Why does Gaijin not use these maps for RB too?
>zoom across map at sea level in jet to kill ground targets
>make a pass and pull an immelmann for another run
>come out of the immelmann on P80s tail who is going the same exact speed as me
I love alt not mattering as much in jet combat.
>American pilots bitch about their P-47s and how the maps aren't catered to them and other shit
>Just had several matches in which us P-47s climbed and wrecked the Brits
Why can't you people get gud?
>the museum mission still works
>That feel when terrible in Thunderbolts
I just don't know how to fly them.
I try to boom and zoom and the like but it takes 80 minutes to climb and by the time I am at 5km either my whole team is dead or the enemy team is dead.
>Implying I play Burgerinos
I'm the same rank on all factions, man. I just don't get Thunderbolts. I can figure out every other aircraft but the fucking Thunderbolt.
Plus, I tend to get a metric assfuck of sparks and non-damaging hits with American .50 cals somehow.
He's right though. I know how to fly TBolt, but 99% of the time the US team just gets slaughtered so you're alone vs the entire enemy team. On the other hand, if you get a squad of 4 TBolts with semi-competent pilots you literally cannot lose.
Not with that BR anyway.
Well yeah. That's the same thing that ruins the game for US tbolt pilots. The team is worthless.
Although, for some reason when I play the E-4 the US team is sort of competent half of the time. I actually have to work. I dunno what's up with that. They are never decent when I am playing US.
>Dive on three enemies who are chasing an ally
>Enemy at the back of the group SHOOTS DOWN TWO OF HIS ALLIES TO GET THE KILL
FUCKING BURGERS OH MY GOD.
I just want to shoot someone.
In the defense of Americans, it's also Britshits in Spitfires who overspeed crash and rip their wings.
Facing Spits means half the enemy team will die on the first engagement.
Yeah, my first match on it I and the guy next to me lost our tracks and half our crews, but now that I know it happens it's not a problem. Also something for fags to do other than dump fiddies into the back of my lights.
>Turret gets btfo by meme cannon
>time to bully
>playing 6.3 soviets, tryna spade ISU-152
>Berlin comes on, expect another easy win
>Enemy team is all Panther IIs
>kill one before I get memed on
>take out yak-9t to genocide the Pantherniggers
>several Hortens and arados already in the sky, but get shot down by Kugelblitz nazi death array
>unlock 109 E-4
>uptiered to 3.7 every match
>still get at least 2 kills per match
This plane is great.
Anybody here make skins? This one could be pretty neat.
>Dive on an F4U while going around 700km/h
>He SPEEDS THE FUCK AWAY in a flat with no effort
Holy cunting fuck, did they put jet engines in the Corsairs this patch?
He effortlessly created an enormous distance in a flat line
He climbed a tiny bit, then did a very shallow dive just above the ground and suddenly started rocketing away, as if diving 300m or so gave him infinite acceleration.
It was strange.
>The main British Ground Force line-up will appear in War Thunder by the end of 2015.
The whole difference between the MG/FF and the MG/FF-M is the "Mine Shell." Something about the manufacturing method allowed them to pack more explosive filler into a comparably sized 20mm shell.
Oh shit, really?
Post bong tonks.