1. Post #14441
    The issue with this is you would end up with only two nations really worth playing (with the British occasionally building something really wacky but not really dogfighting material like the Harrier or the Lightning) constantly leapfrogging eachother, with very little proper matchups. Japan and Germany would get absolutely no progression for an extremely long time (and no nobody wants three trees of american jets fighting eachother). Not to mention it would handle like a completely different game, and there is even more shit for the flight modelling to fuck up.

    As a seperate game it'd be fun (Gaijin should liscence out the mouse-aim system imo it's really good), but not as a part of WT.
    It's not like thats how it already is anyways. Japan and Germany are getting cop-outs as their top tiers and Russia and America already rule the jet tiers as it is anyways.
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  2. Post #14442
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    huehuehuehuehue
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  3. Post #14443
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    Wait so are planes actually use-able in Tonks Beta? I've tried to fly my JU87, but it keeps saying no spawn point. Does it have to be RB's?
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  4. Post #14444
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    Wait so are planes actually use-able in Tonks Beta? I've tried to fly my JU87, but it keeps saying no spawn point. Does it have to be RB's?
    the spawns in arcade are still fucked, but you can respawn in RB because of the new spawn system.
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  5. Post #14445
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    The issue with this is you would end up with only two nations really worth playing (with the British occasionally building something really wacky but not really dogfighting material like the Harrier or the Lightning) constantly leapfrogging eachother, with very little proper matchups. Japan and Germany would get absolutely no progression for an extremely long time (and no nobody wants three trees of american jets fighting eachother). Not to mention it would handle like a completely different game, and there is even more shit for the flight modelling to fuck up.

    As a seperate game it'd be fun (Gaijin should liscence out the mouse-aim system imo it's really good), but not as a part of WT.
    I've given a "Cold War Thunder" a lot of thought, and basically I came to the same conclusion. Due to the speeds involved, guided missiles, and nations involved, it would be essentially a whole new game if it were rolled into the current game. It would have to exist in its own bubble.

    Gaijin shouldn't be the one to attempt this game, they already have trouble handling what they have and continue to have the shortsighted belief that they don't need to hire new people. What I would love to see though, is somebody use the War Thunder engine and expand it to model things like radars and guided missiles so we could have a Cold War Thunder. I've always liked modern jets more than WWII planes, and after seeing War Thunder nail (conceptually anyway) what "World of Tanks in the sky" should be, I've been dreaming for a game of this format but in the Cold War.

    There's so much wacky and fun shit that the US and Soviet Union were doing at the time, and it would be easily split up into distinctive eras or generations for matchmaking purposes.

       Maybe now that we're getting a literal World of Cold War Tanks in Armored Warfare there's a better chance for one about Cold War jets?   
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  6. Post #14446
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    When does the nightly server close on Thursdays?
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  7. Post #14447
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    I want a blue Swastika for my P-36
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  8. Post #14448
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    Just stumbled upon into something in the tonk client I haven't noticed before
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    yes, i manually typed all those
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  9. Post #14449
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    Just stumbled upon into something in the tonk client I haven't noticed before



    What in the fuck
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  10. Post #14450
    I want a blue Swastika for my P-36
    And you won't get it either, because that was another symbol of the evil ancestor killers.
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  11. Post #14451
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    What in the fuck
    The sooner more low-Era nations get rockets and fun payloads, the better.

       Swordfish III with 6 x RP-3 rockets WHEN.   
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  12. Post #14452
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    The sooner more low-Era nations get rockets and fun payloads, the better.
    Shit the F-2's 15mm cannon already has pretty good armor penetration, combined with those rockets and you might get away with being a ground attack plane.

    I gotta test this next time the server is up.

       Swordfish III with 6 x RP-3 rockets WHEN.   
    Good god man.
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  13. Post #14453
    It's about time the Germans started getting some rockets.

    BF110 rockets when
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  14. Post #14454
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    It's about time the Germans started getting some rockets.

    BF110 rockets when
    If the Bf 110 gets rockets I can die a happy man. I'm well into tier III for Germans and I still fly the 110. It's such a fun plane!
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  15. Post #14455
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    Is it worth to put the Bf109 K4 in service, or is it the same pile of dogshit as the G10? [RB]

    Edit:
    It's a miracle, I finally got a good round with this piece of shit.
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  16. Post #14456
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    Good god man.
    My mistake. 8 x RP-3.



    fuckin' when. And while you're at it, let the Mk 1 carry SOMETHING OTHER THAN A SINGLE TORPEDO. It doesn't even get naval maps that often.
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  17. Post #14457
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    Hot damn that's efficient.
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    Hot damn that's efficient.
    I love flying the F-2 because it's the only fighter I know of that after killing stuff in the air, it can start popping tanks with ease and doesn't even having to reload to change belts. The F-2's cannon is a miracle of the universe. Of the 109's I own (Up to the G-6), it's hands down my favorite.
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  19. Post #14459
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    If the Bf 110 gets rockets I can die a happy man. I'm well into tier III for Germans and I still fly the 110. It's such a fun plane!
    It would be funner to fly if it wasn't a flying airbrake.
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  20. Post #14460
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    It would be funner to fly if it wasn't a flying airbrake.
    since they changed compressibility again on the tank server the 110 is actually pretty fast.
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  21. Post #14461
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    since they changed compressibility again on the tank server the 110 is actually pretty fast.
    Non-CBT adequate enough race here. Sounds good though, might have to reintroduce the 110 back into the fold at one point after 1.39 drops.
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  22. Post #14462
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    Non-CBT adequate enough race here. Sounds good though, might have to reintroduce the 110 back into the fold at one point after 1.39 drops.
    it can gain energy and maintain it much better now, one loitering over the tank zone can be very hazardous to bombers if left alone, this in combination with the Russians not having AA at the moment means that if the germans win air superiority there really isn't anything the russians can do about it if they don't bring any planes or lose them all.

    also the damage model for all planes has seen a SHARP lethality increase, like 20mm cannons make prop planes feel like they have the durability of jets.
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  23. Post #14463
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this is so pretty
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  24. Post #14464
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    Shit the F-2's 15mm cannon already has pretty good armor penetration, combined with those rockets and you might get away with being a ground attack plane.

    I gotta test this next time the server is up.



    Good god man.
    I fired the full barrage at a T-34 and killed him but then plowed through some trees. I am pretty sure that the rockets have the worst velocity and explosive damage of all weapons currently in the game.

    Also, is it me or are all the planes handling far more "floaty" in the 1.40 test? They feel more like actual vehicles in fluid rather than on railroad tracks. Less responsive but in what I suppose is a realistic way. Reminds me of IL-2 a bit.
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  25. Post #14465
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    I fired the full barrage at a T-34 and killed him but then plowed through some trees.

    Is it me or are all the planes handling far more "floaty" in the 1.40 test? They feel more like actual vehicles in fluid rather than on railroad tracks. Less responsive but in what I suppose is a realistic way. Reminds me of IL-2 a bit.
    my guess is they've been conditioning the playerbase for this, because I remember when 1.37 rolled in planes handled noticeably differently and the tank server continues to go in this direction.
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  26. Post #14466
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    This makes me want to get into the closed beta just so I can shoot battleships out of the water with a KV-2.
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  27. Post #14467
    If the Bf 110 gets rockets I can die a happy man. I'm well into tier III for Germans and I still fly the 110. It's such a fun plane!
    Seriously

    My friends and I like to fly in squadrons of 4 and fly all the same plane and dominate realistic matches. Lately we've been flying I-16's and ripping apart everyone and everything. Doing the same with BF110's would be baller, but they're just not heavily armed enough for my taste.

    Edited:

    are the TB-3's coming next patch?
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  28. Post #14468
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    I just spent ages grinding the G-6 in RB to get the G-10, was expecting it to be amazing but it's not great so far.

    What's your guys opinion on the G-10?
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  29. Post #14469
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    it can gain energy and maintain it much better now, one loitering over the tank zone can be very hazardous to bombers if left alone, this in combination with the Russians not having AA at the moment means that if the germans win air superiority there really isn't anything the russians can do about it if they don't bring any planes or lose them all.

    also the damage model for all planes has seen a SHARP lethality increase, like 20mm cannons make prop planes feel like they have the durability of jets.
    That's brilliant, the 110 hemorrhages energy as soon as you pull out of a dive. This'll probably give it a fighting chance in low-altitude level flight.
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  30. Post #14470
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    I spent all day yesterday grinding for Ju 87 G1, I love how the 37mm's make the plane wiggle when you fire them.
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  31. Post #14471
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    so much what
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  32. Post #14472
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    but they're just not heavily armed enough for my taste.
    Sounds like the 217's your man
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  33. Post #14473
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this is so pretty
    fuck you I was scrolling fast and it made me think they were adding the German Condor. I need more sleep.

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  34. Post #14474
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    It's so hard to catch people in this thing but when you finally tag someone it's glorious



    I'm not good at making gifs.
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  35. Post #14475
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    Anyone every use the bomb tracking button on rockets?

    Weird shit happens.


    This video has been removed by the user.
    holy fuck it was for one second (yer2fast) because Google+ forced it's dick into my youtube , split my account, and moved all my vidya to the new shitty account.

    This wouldn't be an issue if, recently, it hadn't started logging me into the old and barren account constantly.
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  36. Post #14476
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    Anyone every use the bomb tracking button on rockets?

    Weird shit happens.

    This video has been removed by the user.
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  37. Post #14477
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    And you won't get it either, because that was another symbol of the evil ancestor killers.
    How is it evil? Finland didn't do anything wrong in ww2
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  38. Post #14478
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    How is it evil? Finland didn't do anything wrong in ww2
    Because of the similarity with nazi swastika.

    Edited:

    Also it's pretty damn naive to say that country didn't do anything wrong during WW2, every country has its secrets. Finland did hand over jews and POWs to Nazi Germany which were then disposed in death camps.
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  39. Post #14479
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    Anyone every use the bomb tracking button on rockets?

    Weird shit happens.




    holy fuck it was for one second (yer2fast) because Google+ forced it's dick into my youtube , split my account, and moved all my vidya to the new shitty account.

    This wouldn't be an issue if, recently, it hadn't started logging me into the old and barren account constantly.
    It started logging me into the Gmail enabled account instead of the YouTube one I had since ever. Seriously, I am getting tired of Google's shit.
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  40. Post #14480
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    It started logging me into the Gmail enabled account instead of the YouTube one I had since ever. Seriously, I am getting tired of Google's shit.
    This happens to me every fucking single time i try to browse Youtube. Annoying as hell.
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