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SpiritFoxMY #41 Posted 29 July 2021 - 06:13 AM

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I mean, we've known that this was an issue for a long time and it was always going to get fixed - eventually. Broken ADE gave colossal bonuses to equipment which in turn compounds the issue that Specialization can straight up break certain airplanes. It makes it incredibly painful for new players who don't have the massive stockpiles of equipment and XP to compete and basically makes Aerodynamic Expert a baseline skill that everyone who wants to be competitive has to take. Fixing it and putting it back the way it is supposed to be just... puts it back the way its supposed to be. You're not losing out on anything, really.  It just means that the equipment difference isn't as vast between people who can afford the massive cost of equipment upgrades and people who can't and makes the game all about who has the correct planes/equipment/pilots combinations and less about knowing how to play the game in battle. It puts things back to where it was originally intended for equipment and specialization to provide small but definitive advantages in a fight rather than the "do this or die".

 

I wasn't being sarcastic or just looking on the bright side when I said what I said. I'm happy this change has been made. It means the performance gap between some - not all, but some - planes is dramatically reduced and the crux game is back where it should be; in the field of battle rather than in the hangar.


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qu33kKC #42 Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:13 AM

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What KamiFox sez above, and why.

 

We ALL knew AdEx was bugged, and exploited it. It's gone, and we shall overcome.



losttwo #43 Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:30 AM

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Polikarpov I-153 DM-4 | World of Warplanes

 

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In October 1940, the mass-produced I-153 was experimentally fitted with auxiliary ramjet DM-4 engines. During the trials, a significant increase in the top speed was achieved. However, it was decided to continue work on the ramjet engines on newer types of aircraft.
 
Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.72 342
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 727.12 66,894
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 120.18 11,056
 
 
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teeaichsee #44 Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:17 PM

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i didnt know nothing about nuthin being broke so we all did not know it.just return my money please.

CorvusCorvax #45 Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:34 PM

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View Postteeaichsee, on 29 July 2021 - 08:17 PM, said:

i didnt know nothing about nuthin being broke so we all did not know it.just return my money please.

Just take a hit and chill.

 

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We were all aware long ago that ADE was broken.  Everyone had lots of time to prepare for the changes. 
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CorvusCorvax #47 Posted 29 July 2021 - 10:34 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 29 July 2021 - 08:39 PM, said:

We were all aware long ago that ADE was broken.  Everyone had lots of time to prepare for the changes. 


This thing is a stealth buff for bombers, especially fast bombers.  The Pe-2 M82, the Ju-287 and the EF-131.  Like those last two needed a buff, LOL.  The Do-217M, too, I would imagine.

 

If EF-131s were sky cancer before, look out.  Since the only plane that was really a hard counter was the XF-90, and the XF-90 takes a big hit from the ADE fix, then look out T10.  :)

On the really downside, since my preferred playstyle is BnZ, I can tell I'm going to have to be more careful with my boost and run-out.  On the upside, the fact that turny fighters turn less quickly means that I can still zoom OK, even though I have less of it.

The real, REAL downside is map presence.  Everyone is going to be slower getting places, so now you have to think a little more before going there.  I'm going to have to stop my HF-solo-YOLO-to-MP runs.  ;)



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we all knew the clock was ticking on ADE         

 

we've been talking about it for a while here        in the last 6 months, there's some mention of how broken ADE is, on a weekly basis

 

it happened, and now it's over       it reduces the vast gulf of advantages that vets have had       a little bitty bit

 


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WhoaBlackBetty #49 Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:29 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 29 July 2021 - 08:20 PM, said:

      it reduces the vast gulf of advantages that vets have had       a little bitty bit

 

Heh. Not even a little. Dream on.

 

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jack_wdw #50 Posted 01 August 2021 - 06:22 PM

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Could it be that MM got an update regarding taking notice of specialist planes?

Specialist planes seem to be more or less divided equally between the two teams. (not matched to tier)
Maybe it's too soon to notice and this might be pure luck, I've only played a mere 30 battles since recent update.
 

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 30 July 2021 - 02:29 AM, said:

Heh. Not even a little. Dream on.

 

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lol     you're right       

 

but politicians have taught us, just the appearance of reducing that gap between the 1% vets and just plain folks is appealing

 

and gets votes     and thumbs up     and retention          while the 1%ers smugly know it won't change a thing


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View Postjack_wdw, on 01 August 2021 - 06:22 PM, said:

Could it be that MM got an update regarding taking notice of specialist planes?

Specialist planes seem to be more or less divided equally between the two teams. (not matched to tier)
Maybe it's too soon to notice and this might be pure luck, I've only played a mere 30 battles since recent update.
 

If my MM experience yesterday is any indicator, then no, the MM is not taking specialist into account.



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 02 August 2021 - 02:00 PM, said:

If my MM experience yesterday is any indicator, then no, the MM is not taking specialist into account.

 

So far, i still see a balanced number of specialist Planes on each team (EU). In case of an odd number of specialized Planes, there is always one team that gets one more specialized. 

 

They are not matched to type nor tier,  so one team can have 2 bottom tier specialized lf's, while the other can sport 2 specialized upper tier bombers.

 

Might be too soon, but i haven't seen any of those "nearly all specialized at one side VS one or none at the other side" lineups since the latest update.

 

I do know that real balance would take more than just balancing the number of specialized Planes over the two teams, but just evening the numbers seems already 1n upgrade compared to completely not taking any account of these planes' status

 

 

 

 

 


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trikke #54 Posted 03 August 2021 - 01:59 AM

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View Post_Bronze_, on 02 August 2021 - 04:58 PM, said:

 

 

 

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There were no changes to the Matchmaking system. :honoring:

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View PostblindfoId, on 03 August 2021 - 12:11 PM, said:

There were no changes to the Matchmaking system. :honoring:

@blindfold:

 

Please take the complaints here with a grain of salt.  There are a LOT of us that are glad that the development team is working on the game again.  Bugs getting fixed, new planes, weekend events with free stuff just for playing - all of that is good.

Please pass along to the team my thanks for the work, and the new stuff.  I, personally, appreciate it very much.



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 Anyone know what that little patch was for today? I THINK it was for the Game Center.

 

BamBaLam: I bet it was to take off the b'day stuff.


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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 04 August 2021 - 06:38 PM, said:

 Anyone know what that little patch was for today? I THINK it was for the Game Center.

 

BamBaLam: I bet it was to take off the b'day stuff.

 

take off .....depends



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View Postlosttwo, on 04 August 2021 - 06:19 PM, said:

 

take off .....depends

I'm not into Depends yet ole man, and I ain't takin' off yours.


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