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Offline MengJiao

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #330 on: July 11, 2018, 10:19:59 AM »
Given the many passionate discussions we've had here about BFC's relatively benign DRM in the CMx2 series, I'm surprised no one has discussed the very intrusive Gaijin DRM program.  It was a nuisance while I was playing a game I otherwise enjoyed and was dismayed about how difficult it was to remove when I tired of it.

To me it was near master class level "annoy your customer" stuff.

  I'm using steam to get to War Thunder.  I haven't noticed any intrusive DRM.  The undating seems good and I ignore most of the other weird stuff about the game (wagers, titles, the officers club etc. etc. etc.).  The cheating level fluctuates (which is interesting), but there is some evidence that some cheating does get dealt with somehow.  So that's good.


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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #331 on: July 11, 2018, 10:22:00 AM »
Has anybody mentioned the gambling wager element?

  I see lots of puzzling stuff along those lines, but I have a very low opinion of my abilities in the game so I'm not tempted to put even more pressure on my naive strategems.

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #332 on: July 11, 2018, 04:25:08 PM »
If you select a wager and put no money down, you still get 1/2 payoff if you succeed.

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #333 on: July 11, 2018, 04:41:15 PM »
Given the many passionate discussions we've had here about BFC's relatively benign DRM in the CMx2 series, I'm surprised no one has discussed the very intrusive Gaijin DRM program.  It was a nuisance while I was playing a game I otherwise enjoyed and was dismayed about how difficult it was to remove when I tired of it.

To me it was near master class level "annoy your customer" stuff.

  I'm using steam to get to War Thunder.  I haven't noticed any intrusive DRM.  The undating seems good and I ignore most of the other weird stuff about the game (wagers, titles, the officers club etc. etc. etc.).  The cheating level fluctuates (which is interesting), but there is some evidence that some cheating does get dealt with somehow.  So that's good.

Never noticed cheating.  Or maybe I don't care.

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #334 on: July 11, 2018, 05:23:27 PM »
Given the many passionate discussions we've had here about BFC's relatively benign DRM in the CMx2 series, I'm surprised no one has discussed the very intrusive Gaijin DRM program.  It was a nuisance while I was playing a game I otherwise enjoyed and was dismayed about how difficult it was to remove when I tired of it.

To me it was near master class level "annoy your customer" stuff.

  I'm using steam to get to War Thunder.  I haven't noticed any intrusive DRM.  The undating seems good and I ignore most of the other weird stuff about the game (wagers, titles, the officers club etc. etc. etc.).  The cheating level fluctuates (which is interesting), but there is some evidence that some cheating does get dealt with somehow.  So that's good.

Never noticed cheating.  Or maybe I don't care.

  The only interesting thing I've noticed about cheating is that right after Gaijin announces they have dropped the usual 250 cheaters, there is about a two week period where I can safely zoom across the map in a fast US vehicle and get missed 5 or 10 times.  Once the cheating gets going again, I get picked off at extraordinary ranges no matter how fast I'm going and there are no misses.  So then I stay in heavier tanks and don't drive around too much for the next two weeks and then the cycle begins again.
PS: Apparently the aimbot cheats (and there seem to be quite a few) just set up a shot (ie aim in a bot-like way) at the "location" of the target so the shot is correct automatically for range etc. BUT it "aims" at the location of the target not at a location on the target so aimbot targetted light vehicles get blown up at extraordinary ranges, but well-armored targets tend to shrug off the aimbot shots since they are at long range (often) and not aimed at weak points.  If a non-cheater shoots at long range, you'll get a few misses and then some well-targetted shots.  If an aimbot shoots from long range, and you have reasonable armor, there's a good chance you can knock out the shooter (for example, by shooting from a lower level at the lower hull ).
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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #335 on: July 11, 2018, 05:28:24 PM »
I'll have to give this one a try, I had fun in our TW MP sessions!

I'm in!

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #336 on: July 11, 2018, 07:46:02 PM »
I'll have to give this one a try, I had fun in our TW MP sessions!

I'm in!


LOL, might be easier to hook up with you, only 3 hours time difference, where Destraex is like 13 or 14 or something like that.

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #337 on: July 11, 2018, 08:16:34 PM »
Hey, I'm right here! :P
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #338 on: July 11, 2018, 08:38:11 PM »
Hey, I'm right here! :P
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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #339 on: July 12, 2018, 05:00:11 AM »
I will stand picket on your war thunder kit.
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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #340 on: July 12, 2018, 07:40:56 AM »
BTW, are we talking flying, or tanking here?

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #341 on: July 12, 2018, 10:00:49 AM »
BTW, are we talking flying, or tanking here?

  I tank and fly in "realistic" battles as JacquesLacann.  Currently I'm playing USA at about BR 2.3 (P40E) to 5.3 (M18, baby!)

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #342 on: July 12, 2018, 12:15:21 PM »
BTW, are we talking flying, or tanking here?

Iíve got lots of both (except the French and Italian lines.  I stopped playing about the time they were announced.)

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #343 on: July 12, 2018, 01:31:00 PM »
ugh, I'm probably way behind tier wise. Haven't played in years!

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Re: War Thunder Thread
« Reply #344 on: July 12, 2018, 01:33:42 PM »
Some Grog form a Squadron so I can join in - got booted from my old group whilst deployed (think they had a management change, so new boss = "out with the old!") and so need another like-minded group of chaps to frolic about with in my Heinkel and Brumbar.