So the new update, Air Superiority, just dropped and brought with it new vehicles, mostly top of the tree. We got some Cold War jets, boats (lol) and new top tier ground vehicles.
However, the implementation of these new ground vehicles has brought with it a whole load of complaints and grievances from the community. Whilst Gaijin are adding in fighters from the Cold War or just after, they’re also adding in some of the most modern variants of tanks, with very little information and statistics to go off for these vehicles, all while there’s numerous complaints, issues, incorrect values and bugs for the already implemented top of the line vehicles.
There’s multiple bug reports and issues for the implementation of the M1A2’s, Chally 2’s, Ariete’s, Leclerc’s and Type 10 regarding armour, mobility and general performance. However, the new update has just added more vehicles, that have the same issues, before fixing many of the issues already plaguing these vehicles!
The implementation of new mechanics, such as the spall liner, further complicates things, as vehicles have had anti-spall properties since the 80’s. Most of the late Cold War tanks had spall-liners built in, so I just assumed it was part of the armour values, however now, we have another separate component for the already borked damage calculator to factor in. (Drones are another perfect example.)
Gaijin have gone too far timeline wise wayyy too fast, the new vehicles sit at 11.7, despite being tier 8, they haven’t moved up to match aircraft BR’s and there’s still huge holes in most tech trees, even of the big 3. Whilst Gaijin are just adding in ASF’s from the late 80’s, we’re seeing tanks from a few years ago being added, before fixing the current content we have in game. 11.3 to 11.7 now spans a gap of almost 35 years in tank development.
It’s a real shame too, as there’s so much Cold War content still left to be added and a major decompression needed between 8.0 to 11.7.
But instead we see the most modern vehicles added to the top of the tree because everyone wants the best, the shiniest new equipment, despite the fact that they will NEVER reach community expectations when they are added and Gaijin are already overburdened with the current vehicles they have.
What are your thoughts? Have Gaijin tried to go too far too fast? I just want more Cold War stuff man (and to be able to play a T-80U without being subject to a drone strike).