Anyone try the 8.6 test servers?

#1rookieplayer03Posted 5/30/2013 10:28:00 PM
Downloaded it this morning. First time doing so too.

Gotta say, it's pretty fun trying out all the tanks but after a few hours, I got pretty burned out. Everyone is using gold rounds. It's not a bad thing, but it makes the game un-fun for me because armor techniques are thrown out the window. Makes me appreciate all the ones I've unlocked so far.

A few things I liked about 8.6
-game sounds sound better
-you're told when you damage a module by the in-game crew voice
-nice knowing that you get credit for doing more things like how many times tracking, etc. it's also nice to see a better description of your stats
-gun accuracy seems "better"

now the dislikes
-IMO, arty splash damage seems to be a lot stronger
-the su-14-1, which is a tier VII arty, gets an 1850 damage howitzer. i guess the positive (or negative, depending on your view) is that it's used until tier IX. the closest damaging arty at that tier is the american one which is at 1500 IIRC.
-it has this weird auto-tracking feature when in sniper mode. the best i can explain it is like in halo, when you track towards an enemy, the reticule slows down and will try to get to the center of a target
-haven't really noticed a difference in camo

A majority of people are from Russia and I feel like the playing style is more aggressive in comparison to North American players. I also don't know the language, so when your team is getting steamrolled, pubs suck even more.

Anyways, anyone else try it?
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#2Fossil(Moderator)Posted 6/1/2013 1:21:08 AM
Haven't tried it. I'm not much into beta/test server stuff. But I am looking forward to the accuracy RNG buff the most. Hopefully my shots will stop flying outside of the reticle a little less often.
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#3captainjamiePosted 6/4/2013 11:54:03 AM
I'm curious how badly arty has been nerfed. I love my little su-26, but I don't know if it will be nearly as good after 8.6...
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#4Fossil(Moderator)Posted 6/4/2013 3:34:50 PM
Actually, despite what they claim and from watching a few videos, arty looks like they are getting buffed from the accuracy change across the boards for all tanks.
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#5rookieplayer03(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2013 2:56:55 PM
I've been hearing that the accuracy buff isn't going to apply to artillery. Also, the artillery shells travel a bit slower and reloading has been increased. I haven't noticed any difference in the 8.6 beta.
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#6incinerator950Posted 6/10/2013 10:44:54 AM
Fossil posted...
Haven't tried it. I'm not much into beta/test server stuff. But I am looking forward to the accuracy RNG buff the most. Hopefully my shots will stop flying outside of the reticle a little less often.


Fighting at range in an AT 15 is a pain in the ass because of this.
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#7AnonymousPepperPosted 6/15/2013 9:03:23 PM
Fossil posted...
Actually, despite what they claim and from watching a few videos, arty looks like they are getting buffed from the accuracy change across the boards for all tanks.


No, StranaMechty from the World of Tanks subreddit did the math, it amounts to about a 12% nerf.

rookieplayer03 posted...
I've been hearing that the accuracy buff isn't going to apply to artillery. Also, the artillery shells travel a bit slower and reloading has been increased. I haven't noticed any difference in the 8.6 beta.


Nope, the accuracy buff applies, it's just been counterbalanced - and then some - by the overall accuracy nerf.

Those other changes are quite big however.

What worries me is the damage that's dealt by a lot of these arty though. The S-51 will still have that ridiculous 203mm gun as a tier 6 arty (even if it does literally shoot once per minute), the GW Tiger P will have a 2000 damage gun at tier 8...
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#8Fossil(Moderator)Posted 6/16/2013 12:34:59 AM
You know AP for some reason I thought I remember adding you to my friends list in-game... Maybe you found out I played when I took a hiatus for a few months. Anyways, I'm backing to playing these days. I added you and will send you a message next time I see you on.
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