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I agree with the AP buff, but not the HEAT for the prowlers. they are going to do some major damage to infantry, while being very effective against armor still; and I was under the impression that HEAT was supposed to be mediocre damage to either, needing to go AV or AI specifically if you want to be really effective. As if prowlers didn't farm infantry enough as it is, at least now they have to turn tail if armor rolls up.. now they'll be able to kill both fairly easily.
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HEAT buff for the prowler..... lachen.gif

People already complain that it's ridiculous. I can't believe they're buffing it. I hope this doesn't result in it getting nerfed to oblivion so that it's no longer usable.

Can't wait for the AP bonus though. As I said, AP rounds already tear through aircraft with ease. The speed buff will mean that I miss less too. Gonna be one-shotting a lot of Scythes and Reavers. biggrin.gif

So many rage-quits will follow....
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Originally Posted by -SE7EN- View Post

http://twitter.yfrog.com/oejmxwgp

That's more than just a little amusing.
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This is the reasoning Higby has posted on reddit
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Quick thoughts behind these changes:

Looking purely at performance of tank vs tank the balance is far from ideal. The Prowler makes up for it's vs tank shortcomings quite a bit with infantry farming, but on a tank vs. tank basis it is very weak. We don't really want people to feel like they HAVE to roll vs infantry loadouts with tanks to be useful, but the current state of the prowler makes that seem like the only real useful role for it. These changes (along with the previous HE nerfs) are hopefully going to encourage a lot more tank vs tank combat from each empire.

Picking a random day from last month, the effective K: D of MBTs vs. other MBTs across about 10k tank vs tank fights was:

Magrider: 1.71 Vanguard: 0.87 Prowler: 0.63

There is a lot more that goes into the "usefulness" of tanks, and non-tank based counters that keep this MBT vs. MBT balance from being as severe to the overall game balance as it is to the tank game, but I don't think that anyone is surprised to see the Magrider with such an undisputed advantage in MBT vs MBT. The overall kills per vehicle type are much better balanced, due largely to the Prowler's higher capacity for farming infantry, but again, we want to make sure tanks are tuned around combat with other tanks, not combat with infantry, and large changes were and are warranted to bring them into line.

I still dont get the HEAT buff though, it was (is) a massive inf farming tool.
post #1196 of 3016
Probably because it's the starting gun for the Prowler, and according to a previous statement, only 10% of players are paying, so it's safe to assume that the vast majority of prowlers out there are using HEATs. Maybe the damage buff is only against other vehicles.
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It's been months, has there been a fix for the appcrash when closing the game? It's not really a huge issue but it's more or less weird that it happens.
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It's been months, has there been a fix for the appcrash when closing the game? It's not really a huge issue but it's more or less weird that it happens.

Is that the G24 or something error when you closed the game? Ive just started to get that over the last few days.

It doesnt seem to do anything nasty to the game... everything opens up and was the same as I left it... just annoying.
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Is that the G24 or something error when you closed the game? Ive just started to get that over the last few days.

It doesnt seem to do anything nasty to the game... everything opens up and was the same as I left it... just annoying.

For me it just crashes, happening since beta.
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Boy... was I wrong about the update coming tonight... Oh well.
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