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8.8 first impressions?

Post  Brainfarter on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:24 pm

Anybody want to share first impressions after 8.8 goes live today?

I am at work, hungry for steel-destruction... but can only read up on topics in wot-forum (complaining about the SP-nerf).

Did we get the VK3001H substitute on tier VI?
Is the SP as useless as a turd on a stick?
Is the remake of german engines as terrible as I fear?
How about the remade VK3601?

First impressions?



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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Brainfarter on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:41 pm

Is the VK3002M (new tier VI) as good as it looks?

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Lemmingtrain on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:46 pm

Looking forward to how the slightly buffed JP works out Very Happy 
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Tecuani on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:27 pm

We will soon know, as I am downloading right now (I guess)
Played some on the testserver but not much due to work Sad 

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  nilzatron on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:38 pm

VK3002M: better than Panther for it's tier (mainly due to workable alpha), but accelerates too slow.
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Vampir_Kifla on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:51 pm

nilzatron wrote:VK3002M: better than Panther for it's tier (mainly due to workable alpha), but accelerates too slow.
And crap crappy crap armor.

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Wen90 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:34 am

Oh come on, Vampir, which Tier 6 medium has good armour, even for its tier? Razz
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Vampir_Kifla on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:10 am

Wen90 wrote:Oh come on, Vampir, which Tier 6 medium has good armour, even for its tier? Razz
Jumbo. VK36 used to have, but it's a heavy now.

I guess I'm to used playing E-50 which had awesome armor against same tier meds and mostly all lower tiers.

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Lemmingtrain on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:42 am

Can highly recommend this mod pack as it's so easy to set up and it has a working version of XVM for 8.8

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/219978-088-chr1schi%C2%B4s-modpackage-releaseday-version/#top

Just delete any existing XVM files from your WoT folder (including XVM-stats) and also delete the Res_Mods folder entirely.  Download the file from the link above and then drop the extracted Res-Mods folder into your WoT folder.

That's all you have to do - XVM and all the mods launch automatically when you launch WoT (you no longer any need to launch from XVM-Stat.exe)

(- since xvm 5.0.0 you don't need the xvm-stats.exe, Dokan library or .net framework - launch the game as normal with the WoT launcher or with  worldoftanks.exe)

The pack includes:


- xvm full 5.0.0 Test1
- damage panel with fire sound and a reversed damage log
- advanced xvm damage counter
- Enemy Hitpoints left on Alt
- sixth sense sound
- crew loader
- j1mb0s coloured icon mod
- Jimbos crosshairs incl. shell travel time and swivel range indicator
- accurate damage indicator
- max zoom out camera mod for a better cam view distance
- max farplane
- death animation tank angels
- xvm minimap
- no shadow  in zoom
- visible railcarts mod


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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  zed22 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:52 am

i still try to update my game but still give me error " data incorrect "or send me to game and show me error my game need update" and send me back to update page...
look like i have long way for starting 8.8 ver
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  zed22 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:08 am

only one thing:
pray that all of them going to hell
they block the update server
for god sake how much i should stress because of them every time i see they block something .....

edit:
they can't stop me - find a way to pass first update file and go to downloading.
i'm coming


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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Brainfarter on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:44 am

@Lemming.
Do you have the XVM-stats working with this modpack? (i dont).

First impressions:
VK3002M can be a worthy successor - but weaker than the VK3601 was....

The bastards made the new chinese premiums giftshop only, so no use for the gold i purchased in the weekend to add to the sales of SP... maybe it will be IS-6 after all...

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Lemmingtrain on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:09 am

Stats are working fine - just launch from your WoT launcher.  Do not launch using XVM-stats.exe - you should have already deleted this before installing the pack.  

You must delete anything XVM related from your WoT folder before installing the pack - just do a file search for "XVM" in your WoT folder and then delete the lot.

If you have any problems delete the new Res-Mods folder, any XVM files and then put in the new Res-Mods folder into your main WoT folder again.
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Wasp on Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:23 am

My beloved VK (the 36 that is) is different but not nerfed to hell as some people wanted to make me believe Razz
That definitely saved my day Very Happy

I like the new missions tab, finally a good overview over all of them. No need to check the homepage everyday.

BUT this annoying blinking from the service button when you ready up in a platoon is making me crazy!!! Mad 

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Brainfarter on Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:29 am

I sold mine in pure disgust of how they would treat my tank... now i sort of regret...

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  we_just_dinged_em on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:36 pm

Meh, first impressions are some good aspects (like the new map 'Tundra') but not having properly functional mods is annoying and I'm not keen on the new service record, far too many screens for me!
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  IronClaw on Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:45 pm

Even though it was the only game I lost last night: I got to play the new Serene Coast and I kinda like it!

Most of my mods are more or less in working order. I can't seem to make XVM 5 display the winchances though, and my after-battle screen shows "00000000000012" credits, instead of "1200".

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  we_just_dinged_em on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:17 pm

Not displaying win chances is good for your sanity, it's for the best.

Forgot to say, yeah I lke the redesigned seren coast too Smile
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  nilzatron on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 pm

Just played it. They've done well.

All the new maps seem to have been (re)designed to a lot higher standard and offer opportunities for all the different classes and playstyles.
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Vallu01 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:56 pm

Well it made me finally update my mods Smile Got xvm working again, now I need to get used to all the red and yellow again. Only checked the new maps yesterday and they all looked good. But they called one them Serene Coast, must be a typo... There's cover, more than 1 chokepoint and no hills! That can't be Serene Coast.

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Rancidpunk on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:34 pm

First impressions after 8.8;

VK3601H - Absolutely brilliant, Hellcats, KV1S's, etc. should shiver with fear when they see this thing coming Smile

VK3001 - Same again, happy to take on Hellcats and KV1S's with it and very, very happy to fight same tier stuff with it!

Durchbruchswagen 2 - Easily the master of it's tier and had a great time in a game yesterday circling a full health KV1S until it was dead!

Tiger 2 and E75 have apparently been nerfed but I'm finding them faster and just as deadly as before so they feel buffed to me.

Might have to get a Tiger again now just to have the complete line of heavies.

Komarin is better than ever and Swamp is sublime especially now the bridges are gone and water crossings enable great flanking fun, haven't been on Serene Coast yet.

Should be back on WoT early next week for a lesson and a map tour of Komarin but the time I've got spare this week is going on WoWp as I've just got the first months free premium and I can just manage another before it goes live, it takes about 10 battles a day to max the free gold/tokens daily!

Edit - I've just seen the Spitfires are coming next week, hell yeah!
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  RoninRage on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:41 pm

my impressions:
VK3601H not as bad is I feared even if i liked the medium and konisch small turret combination in the version before.

VK3001 really good the konisch on tier 5 rocks as rancid said KV-1 will fear and KV-1s has to be aware of you.

Had a battle on Serene Coast in my Leopard and it is awesome for scouts I think also interessting for mediums will be interesting to see what havies really do there the only ones I've seen where hiding and snipping KV-1s.

One battle on Komarin which was a big mess nobody knowed where to go and what to do there.

A battle on swamp in the TC we had on wednesday. They made some parts of the water crossable which is nice.
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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  Opa_Apo on Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:37 am

I had a battle in my arty on the serene coast so i only noticed one thing ok two things. Playing arty there was now a little bit easier and I spawned south and as i saw the mountain in the north i was like lol, did the developeres have ever seen mountines. One single very high and steep mountain. Is this still earth? Smile

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Re: 8.8 first impressions?

Post  RoninRage on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:59 pm

About some issues some of us are facing in game it seems to be proven that they happen often:
http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/09/12/storm-on-8-8-settings-bug/

So in short terms this is about:
Camera settings (so dynamic camera settings) are NOT SAVED over a battle and have to be changed after every battle start
Word filter: so this confirms that sometimes it seems it does not work for some accounts.
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