Originally Posted by Max78
Well I just started playing WOT, wow what a fun game! Most of the time. . .
Just got into tier 3 light tank and arty.
There are several things I find extremely annoying. When I get into my T3 Arty it puts me in battles against T6 and even T8 tanks, I hit them and take 1% off their total HP, most of the time I do 0 damage, stupid and annoying. When I get into my T2 arty, it usually does the same thing accept its T4/T5 tanks. I have been on several matches where me and 2 others are in T2 light tanks and get thrown into battle with T4/T5 tanks and the other team has all T3 and T4/T5, we are the only T2 tanks in the game and all on 1 side, we usually get one shotted from an enemy we cannot see.
Another thing the enemy usually always sees and shoots first, there have been several battles where I have been killed from an invisible enemy that was only 100M away spotted by a friendly only after I died, what the hell? Ya I have a visible range of 280m and was hiding in a bush with camo activated grrr.
When you get a good battle going the game is great fun! There are however far too many battles that are lopsided on either side. We have had 1 flawless victory so far in a T2/T3 tank battle, we didn’t lose a single tank. I wish they would either take player skill into account or make a VOIP for much better communication and strategy for the entire team, not just 2/3 tanks. I still hop into my T1 tank for a few fun games when I get my butt kicked because they pair my T2 tank against T4’s and 5’s. . .
WoT has its little annoying niggles that are hard to escape I'm afraid, but we all just push through them for those super fun battles.
Couple of things to address your points here: As artillery you will always be put in a battle with much higher tier tanks than you. For the first few levels this is almost unbearable but once you reach tier 5/6, it evens out. This is done because artillery can do such high damage- a Tier 5 artillery can 1-shot a tier 8 heavy tank, if it gets a good hit. grinding through artillery is unfortunately slow and frustrating so its best to have another fun tank to jump on to. The tier 4 and 5's mediums are always fun so get yourself into one of those
As for enemies not being spotted, this can rely on many things- the view range of the tank, skill level of the crew, line of sight, lay of the land, ect. Certain tanks also have bonus' to camouflage. Tank destroyers for example are a lot harder to spot and reveal than a normal tank. In that situation you described, you may have just been unlucky though!
VOIP is in the game, but not many people use it. It is accessible in the options menu if you want to turn it on. Does not work well due to the multinational community of the game though.
Add me up if you want, Name is Evil262.
Currently playing everything from a T3 medium tank, though to a E75. See you on the battlefield