Dear War Thunder community,
I’m writing this thread to address the recent changes in some ammunition types, especially those impacting the 30mm Ho-155 cannons which, since the latest update, have sadly become almost unusable. This matter urgently requires attention as it has significantly affected gameplay balance.
To elaborate further, in the latest protection analysis against a G91, the ammunition couldn’t even inflict damage to the engine. At many points, the shots couldn’t penetrate the plane’s defenses. This level of ineffectiveness is simply unacceptable, particularly considering the fact that the Ki-200 only comes equipped with 120 rounds.
I’m speaking from personal experience here. I’m quite familiar with the Ki-200, boasting a K/D ratio of 6.67 with over 2,000 takedowns. I am, therefore, well-positioned to evaluate the current performance of the aircraft. However, following the recent updates and changes in Battle Rating (BR), the Ki-200 is now at a severe disadvantage.
The Ki-200 is a very specific kind of beast. It carries just 6 minutes of fuel and 120 rounds of ammunition. The combination of limited ammunition, which now seems to deal little to no damage, and a relatively short fuel reserve puts this aircraft at an inherent disadvantage against most opponents.
The situation worsens when faced with certain adversaries. Aircraft like the MiG-19 and the Starfighter, for instance, can carry up to four times more payload and have superior speed capabilities. In this light, the current BR, coupled with the new changes to ammunition, results in a scenario that is grossly unfavorable to Ki-200 pilots.
My intention here is not to point fingers or blame anyone, but to raise awareness and hopefully spark a discussion about this matter. It’s crucial that we ensure a balanced gaming environment where skill is rewarded appropriately, and no plane is made obsolete due to updates or game mechanics changes.
Balancing a game with as many variables as War Thunder is an arduous task, one that the developers work tirelessly to achieve. However, in this instance, I believe it’s necessary to re-evaluate the changes to the 30mm Ho-155 cannons and their subsequent effect on the Ki-200.
It’s also worth considering a BR adjustment for the Ki-200 or the provision of a minor ammunition buff, to offset the effects of the recent update. I firmly believe that such changes will help re-establish balance.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I look forward to your thoughts on this issue.