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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Fix the Matchmaking

Originally posted by Stratos:

I’m just going to leave this here:
http://imgur.com/lZGzT7u

Teams are the cause of your issue – not the match making itself. This is a legitimate match – a simple tier 5/6/7 setup. Just so happens, the team you’re on screwed yourself … if neither side had a team, then yes, it would be considered unfair; however, both sides have a team within the normal match making parameters – so a fair matchup.

If you don’t like having matches like this, either make teams of all the same tier or be on teams of 2 or 3 tanks (so situations like this can’t happen).

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Fix the Matchmaking

Originally posted by mel3211:

Its kinda JOKE. Made today arround 100 battles. From those 100 … 65 was +2 tier, 25 battles +1 tier and just 10 battles had highest tier tank. Wanted to get the German tree up and played a lot Pz III whats tier IV med. With pest gun hes pen is 67mm. Tier VI meds and even tier V heavys have all arround higher armor then Pz III pen. So it doesnt matter you shoot front, side or rear armor …. NO PEN ANYWAYS. Its not fast enough to be scout … havent figured out how to be scout here, but havent tryed out lights also. So its stupid to play tank you cant do dam and a lot cases will be killed with 1 shot. It shows how balanced the tanks realy are and how “good” MM is working.

Everybody’s out to deal as much damage as possible – but that’s selfish. You’re part of a team – the point of each match is to win … not for you to deal as much damage as possible. You can be helpful to your team and deal no damage at all – be the eyes for your TDs/heavies so they can destroy the enemy without being injured/killed themselves … or you can shoot out the enemy tracks [usual anti-TD tactic] so that your teammate(s) [who can penetrate] can get the kill(s). You’ll gain experience for both of those actions.

Yes, being able to deal damage is very beneficial to your team – but when you’re unable to do that, you have to think about other ways you can help your team. The starter gun for the KV3 is HORRIBLE – with it, I rarely penetrated any tank … but because of my health and armor, I acted as the distraction so that others on my team could kill the enemy. I got a lot of grief from my teammates for lack of damage, but we still won – and that’s what matters.

As for the PzIII specifically, it is fast enough to be a scout (mine had a max speed of around 55 km/h) – but the trick to being a good scout: Do not stop moving. If you stop, you will die – make sure you’re always around cover (just in case), but keep moving. When you see an enemy, fire on the move – don’t stop to aim. With a little practice, you’ll get good at this – hopefully, you’ll hit their tracks and they can’t follow you … but your team will know where they are and can kill him.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

Originally posted by kudamon:
Originally posted by troublemaker83:
Originally posted by Sangraure:

I may have an explanation for those thinking we obviously hack when we “hit through rocks”.

Several times I shot the head of a tank hidden behind low rocks. And, curiously, almost all times, I got the message “ennemy tracks destroyed”. Which is fairly stupid, and the ennemy can’t think anything else than WTF, still a cheater !!

I’ve been killed twice by players I considered to be cheating – 1, an invisible heavy that was roughly 10 meters directly ahead of me (in a wide open field – nowhere for him to be hiding or behind cover); 2, a medium that was directly on the other side of a hill on the map with the frozen river running diagonally through the center of it.

It was on the NE base side, I was just outside the ridge line (and he was inside – not on top of the hill) – there was a large hill/mountain (whatever you want to call it) directly between us when he killed me. There was no possible line of sight between him and myself – after he killed me, I looked at the view from his tank … solid hill/mountain in front of him. There was no “barely shooting some edge of my tank” possibility – only thing I can reasonably conclude was some from of cheating.

actually, there is a way to shoot tanks even though you are lets say out of range or can’t be seen because of the weather.

1) if your aiming time reaches to zero, just zoom in and move it left to right, you will notices the words “easy to penetrate”, “hard to penetrate”…….etc. also if you bought the accessory where it increase your sight range and the weather doesn’t lower your sight at all, they will have the advantage.

p.s as long as your tracks is expose even for 1 CM, they still can try their luck to shoot you as well.

I don’t think you’re completely understanding what I’m trying to convey – I was not exposed at all; we were on completely opposite sides of a large hill/small mountain. From his POV, all you could see was the hill/mountain – from my POV, all I could see was hill/mountain. There was no ‘even 1 CM’ of me exposed – there was no way for a ‘easy/hard to penetrate’ to appear … there was a solid obstacle, which stretched well beyond all sides of our tanks (to either side and above), between us.

As for the ‘easy/hard to penetrate’, yes I know about this – the tank has to be within your view range but not showing due to weather/mostly obscured/normal game delay in showing tanks/etc. I pay close attention to this while sniping – it has been a trick, till now, I’ve kept to myself. The only way (that I know of at least) to hit targets you can’t see.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / game chat

Originally posted by GeorgeE3:

How do you chat in the game with typed messages? I can get the chat window to come up by typing “chat window”, but can’t seem to get into box with mouse pointer to type the message. Do I need to hit an additional key?

Press ‘enter’ → type your message → press ‘enter’ … now you can successfully chatt in game. But this will only allow you to chat with your team – if you want to chat with everybody (both teams), do this: Press ‘enter’ → hit ‘tab’ (should say ‘all’) → type your message → press ‘enter’ … YAY!

Also, a quick and easy shortcut for the annoying “attack”, “follow me”, etc commands – press ‘Z’ (without pressing ‘enter’ first) → select your command … if you spam during a match and I’m on your side, I will yell at you!

That is all :)

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

Originally posted by Sangraure:

I may have an explanation for those thinking we obviously hack when we “hit through rocks”.

Several times I shot the head of a tank hidden behind low rocks. And, curiously, almost all times, I got the message “ennemy tracks destroyed”. Which is fairly stupid, and the ennemy can’t think anything else than WTF, still a cheater !!

I’ve been killed twice by players I considered to be cheating – 1, an invisible heavy that was roughly 10 meters directly ahead of me (in a wide open field – nowhere for him to be hiding or behind cover); 2, a medium that was directly on the other side of a hill on the map with the frozen river running diagonally through the center of it.

It was on the NE base side, I was just outside the ridge line (and he was inside – not on top of the hill) – there was a large hill/mountain (whatever you want to call it) directly between us when he killed me. There was no possible line of sight between him and myself – after he killed me, I looked at the view from his tank … solid hill/mountain in front of him. There was no “barely shooting some edge of my tank” possibility – only thing I can reasonably conclude was some from of cheating.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Fix the Matchmaking

Originally posted by shivakali:

actually troublemaker83 you are wrong. i’ve been in matches playing against tiers 3 higher then mine.

Was that because the other side had a team with the higher tank 3 tiers higher? Or were you on a team with higher tier tanks and your team joined a match above your natural tier restrictions?

Because, from my experiences – the only way for there to be more than a 2 tier difference between the low tier tanks and the high tier tanks is due to a team composition on either side.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Fix the Matchmaking

The matchmaking in this game is a simple: A maximum of +/- 2 tiers of your tank. If you choose a tier 5 tank, you have the chance of playing with anything from tier 3 to tier 7; however, people in teams can drag lower (or higher) tier tanks into your match. Ignoring those instances, there’s never more than a 2 tier difference between low tier and high tier in a match.

Only real exception, tiers 1 and 2 tanks only ever play against other tier 1 and 2 tanks … unless they team up with higher tier tanks, then they will be dragged into a higher tiered match.

Now, as to how individual teams are chosen – I have no clue. I don’t know if teams are randomly selected or based on your fighting capacity or first queued/first play or something else.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

Originally posted by Directors_Cut:

kudamon should reach my niveau before he starts talking about tactic and skill

I know the difference between tactic and abusing faulty game mechanics. Just because something is possible doesn´t mean it should be allowed.

The Aimbotuser will always say “skill”
The buguser and glitcher will always say “tactic”

As long as they don´t punish those poeple or fix their stuff a lot of people will think it´s an allowed “feature”. Sad world!
Using high ground was never a problem for me, just the obvious map glitch…not and never

Using aimbots/bugs/glitches are not ‘skills’ or ‘tactics’ – they’re cheats. Working your way up a mountain side is not a glitch – hiding inside buildings, with no normal means in, on Caen/Berlin/Moscow/etc. is glitching.

How is driving your tank on any clear and open patch a glitch or cheating? What’s the difference between working my tank up the hillside in Aqqaqir different than taking the far west side of Green Mountain? Nothing.

Hiding your tank inside completely closed off buildings, in which you need to exploit a bug to enter – that’s glitching.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

Originally posted by Directors_Cut:

You can abuse even the most faulty map parts just by driving up obliquely. That´s what im talking about. A lot of hills and mountains (mountain, think about that word) can be abused for hard advantage. I really don´t want to check each round if there are cheater/lowgamer/abuser or what ever you wanna call it, just to be sure you can play fair. Besides, im not a friend of “glitch or get glitched”, that´s an issue and need to be fixed.

But after all, i would bet my a s s there will be no fix in the future, Devs are just to busy to put their heads out of the sling. Wargaming is coming for them!

Working your way up a hill/mountain for an advantage isn’t cheating/lowgaming/abusing; nor is it glitching – it’s called “strategy”. Just because we’re in tanks doesn’t mean we have to fight on a level playing field – we can use height to our advantage … even if the path isn’t immediately obvious.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

Originally posted by Directors_Cut:


Heavy tanks climbing mountains for example.

If you know what you’re doing – you can climb seemingly impossible hills/mountains with any tank … I do it all the time on most maps. Or, you hill climb elsewhere, then when up top – it’s not much different than driving over somewhat hilly terrain; allowing you to move into spots which, from any location nearby, would look to be impossible to attain. No cheating involved.

Granted, I don’t know what instance(s) you’re referring to – say, if you saw a heavy drive – literally – straight up a vertical mountain face … then yeah, odds are, there’s some cheating involved. But just because a heavy is sitting in a seeming impossible place, which you have no idea how he got there, doesn’t mean he was cheating.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / What is wrong with M10 ?

@Paratroopa: TomK was explaining how he does well with the M10 – He stays as far from his opponents as he can, while keeping them within his signal range … then he aims for their weak spots and fires as often as possible. All while maintaining cover. When needed, he moves to another spot to snipe – not just sit there and let his team do all the work (or die).

Yes, there are a multitude of variables he, nor I, went into detail about – some being: exact cover/sniping spots, how to use your teammates, knowing when to move and when to stay put … all of these (and many more) are going to change based on which map you’re playing, what your team does, what your opponents are doing, etc. – so there’s no easy way to “explain EXACTLY” what he does to perform so well. It’s just something that takes practice, skill, and some luck…

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / IS

Nobody cares about your “Oh, I have an IS and it’s starter gun isn’t awesome” woes – look at the IS counterpart’s (KV-3) starter gun. Your gun is amazing compared to that one.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / What is wrong with M10 ?

Originally posted by GIRTHQUAKE:

I just wanted to chime in as well. I am a noob and just got an m10, very disappointed with how bad the stock gun is…it cant penetrate anything….and I had been so excited to get it. I mean you look at the KV1 and compare it to the M10, theres no comparison which is a better tank…The m10 is a piece of garbage….Now that I am hearing the m36 is just as bad I am really considering quitting or switching tanks…

Uggh

The M10, or M36, isn’t worse or complete garbage – it’s just different. You can’t play the M10 the same way you’d play the KV1 – you’ll die very quickly. In order to do well with a tank, you need to learn it’s strengths and weaknesses – then adjust your play style with the tank to maximize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses. Sample of some for the M10 – weaknesses: health and armor. Strengths: (2nd gun) Fire rate/penetration – You’ll out shoot most tanks; (3rd gun) HE rounds – even if you don’t penetrate [which is likely] you’ll still do a decent amount of damage. A turret.

So, what does this mean? Well, front line fighting is a no-go. You’ll want to hide behind rocks/obstacles/other tanks/etc. that cover the body of your tank while leaving your turret exposed – there are lots of places like this on all maps. With this, very little of your tank is exposed – minimizing the shortcomings of your health and armor. Stay far enough away from your enemies so that you’re outside their view range, but just inside your signal range – this way, they’re unlikely to see or shoot you. This will leave you free to use your high rate of fire to attack freely – aim for common weak spots and you’ll deal a lot of damage.

With the M10, I’ve killed many KV1s and KV1Ses – you just have to play smarter than your opponent. Yes, attacking heavies head on with this take is very difficult and usually ends with the M10 (or M36) losing – which is why you don’t do it! Use your teammates – let them distract the opponent while you take cover on its flank, or rear, and open fire then. This all comes back to “play smarter”.

With some tanks, any noob or moron can play with decent effectiveness – some tanks actually take skill and intelligence to play well. The M10 and M36 are not for noobs/morons – if you want simple TDs that anybody can play well, use the Russian TDs (I prefer the SU100 line over the ASU57).

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / What is wrong with M10 ?

Originally posted by Sangraure:

Well, thank you to confirm me at least it’s not only my bad :-) Of course I’m not playing in the front lines, how frustrating it could be …

This is bad news about M36 too. I wonder if I shouldn’t reconsider my building … but what a waste of time for a free player :-(

Don’t give up on the American TDs – the TDs are their only decent line of tanks. Yes, the M10 and the M36 are very grindy, but after that the tanks get better. Ignore TomK – he’s just flaming/trolling you.

I currently have the M36 – just got the second gun a couple days ago. On average, I deal ~2k damage per match with this gun (similar damage with the stock gun, since penetration’s the same and damage is very similar). It just takes patience, having a good distraction (hopefully one who doesn’t die quickly), and well aimed shots (common weak points).

I’m a free player myself – don’t use gold ammo or have fancy accessories/camo on my tanks. At times, it does suck going up against players who have paid their way through the game – but you can beat them in the M10 and M36. With practice, and a LOT of patience, you can find your play style for the tank and do well. Just keep playing…

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / provide proof that there are hackers/cheaters in the game

I haven’t come across, or at least, haven’t noticed, most of the ‘hacks’ people have claimed, but I have been killed by a player who was on the other side of a mountain – with no possible line of sight between his tank and mine. And I’ve been killed by an invisible tank – There was a PzIV and a KV1 left on their team … the PzIV was flanking me and the KV1 (according to the mini map) was directly ahead of me (about 10m or so). I could see the PzIV, but the KV1 was nowhere to be seen – only a wide open field.

As to the ‘penetration hacks’ kudamon states: how is sniping a hack? I’ve killed entire teams before without cheating – it’s possible. By positioning yourself outside your opponent’s view range (estimated by knowledge of commonly used tanks), but within your signal range, you’re effectively invisible to your opponent. This allows you to snipe them without threat of retaliation. So long as the tank acting as your ‘eyes’ doesn’t die – you can repeat this process as often as you like.

Overall, in my experiences playing this game for several months now, I’ve only come across 2 possible hacking experiences. Glitchers, on the other hand, those are common occurrences (sadly). While I don’t consider glitching to be ‘hacking’, since ‘glitching’ is an exploitation of a known bug and not the unauthorized altering of game mechanics – I do consider it cheating … and cheaters of any caliber should be banned. While a screenshot may not be enough proof a player’s hacking – it’s more than enough to show a player’s glitching. Easier to prove, easier to punish.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / What is wrong with M10 ?

Yeah, the M10 is a massive grindfest (and the M36 isn’t much better) – most decent tanks will 1-hit you. However, if you’re playing a TD tank in the front lines so that you can easily be killed – you’re playing the tank wrong.

Once you get the new tracks, you can equip the same HE gun the T40 had – this will help some with dealing damage. All you have to do, suffer through the grinding – get used to that feeling … you’ll do a LOT of grinding with the M36 too.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Panther and KV-Series

@kudamon: I was just giving some basic, general tactics for medium tanks specifically – while yes, most of your tips can apply to mediums – yours are general tips for all tanks (w/ #5 being specifically for TDs).

I wasn’t going to share all my tips for fighting with heavies, and TDs too, since frameworkerx was only complaining about a specific medium tank.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Panther and KV-Series

The KV series of tanks are heavies – the Panthers are mediums. Heavy tanks can take a head on assault because they’re heavily armored – medium tanks sacrifice armor for speed and maneuverability. A medium tank should not take a heavy tank on in a frontal attack!

Instead of complaining that different tanks have different armor thicknesses and guns – learn how to properly play the tank you’re in, so that you’re not a detriment to your team. Medium tanks make good scouts and distractions so that heavies and TD can kill. A medium that stops to shoot will likely die – “hit and run” tactics will serve you better than anything else. Fire while moving – do not stop to aim – just keep moving. Heavy tanks’ turrets rotate slowly; you can be in and out of their view before they get a round off to hit your tracks – assuming you’re relatively close to the heavy.

In a 1-on-1 with a heavy: Drive circles around him – just stay ahead of their gun – and shoot their flank/rear. Do that and you’ll likely beat him quickly enough.

In a 1-on-1 with non-turreted TDs: Shoot their tracks, circle to their flank – kill. If need be, you might have to shoot their tracks again to prevent them from moving while you finish them off.

In a 1-on-1 with a turreted TD: Pending the traversing speed of the TD, you’ll either want to treat them like a heavy or a medium.

In a 1-on-1 with a medium: Have cover and play “Peek-a-boo” while shooting common weak spots (Front: bottom section [almost underside of the tank] / Flank: between the top of the tracks and the bottom of the turret / Rear: Everything) … or you can fall back while letting your teammates attack the medium.

Granted, these are just general tactics I’ve used to good success – ultimately, you need to learn how to work with a random team better so that you don’t do stupid things like attacking a heavy head on while in a medium.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Customer Service & BUG Report

My only real suggestion: While in a match, playing in full screen – do not have the escape key exit full screen mode! There is a full screen key (‘B’ by default), there is no need to have esc exit full screen when all I’m wanting to do is exit the match due to being killed or adjust my settings.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Professional laggers ?

Originally posted by prcek2001:

I dont know how you, but i met many people, that kept lagging the server by disconnecting and reconnecting again. I think they should fix this by etc. Making them reconnect max 2-3 times.

How do you reconnect to a match? I’ve been disconnected a couple times, but never saw a way to rejoin.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Why is there no Anti Cheat?

Originally posted by FernS2:
Originally posted by troublemaker83:

It is possible to 1-hit any tank in this game – destroy the ammo bay. There’s even a medal given after the match for accomplishing this task. May not be cheating – might just be a lucky shot.

Not when it’s every tank one shot after the other. You don’t get 100% lucky 100% of the time…

If you know where the ammo bay is located on a tank, close proximity, good accuracy, and some patience – it’s possible. I occasionally team up with a guy who, more often than not, gets ammo bay kills. He doesn’t hack – just plays smart. Chances are, if your “hackers” recorded their gameplay so you could watch via youtube, then you’d see they’re either having a good day or are just better at the game.

Granted yes, I have seen a few players take advantage of certain glitches – 2 notable ones are in Berlin and Caen – where they can enter a building, or group of buildings, and attack others through the walls. They don’t hack to get in there – anybody can do it – they just exploit a flaw in the game. Is it wrong, or unfair, for them to do this, imo, yes. Is it hacking, no.

If you have legitimate concerns, record what’s happening and send that video to gameboxcy support (or whomever takes care of issues regarding this) as evidence; vs. flaming players in forum without proof.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Why is there no Anti Cheat?

It is possible to 1-hit any tank in this game – destroy the ammo bay. There’s even a medal given after the match for accomplishing this task. May not be cheating – might just be a lucky shot.

 
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Topic: Ground War: Tanks / Customer Service & BUG Report

Same problem as others above (with ‘hot news’ issues) – also, anytime there seems to be an update or maintenance, my settings revert back to default vs. remaining how I had them configured.

 
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Topic: Curio Quest / Official Referral Code Thread

RFJGQ7KDZDDV – thank you :)

 
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Topic: The Gate / Share your invite codes!

S341ZM7V – Thank you :)