Hey guys, I just want to give my personal experience as a Germany main in this game, which I have played since 2014, back when I was 15 years old.
I’ve always been a kind of casual but constant player, playing at least 4 or 5 months every year, and I’ve gone through many stages of the game and many updates. So I’ve also seen many things with my own eyes.
I’ve seen German WW2 tanks getting the German late WW2 steel with less effective protection and how it got removed due to people’s complaints.
I’ve seen the Tiger 105 kwk, Panter 2, koelian and maus being removed, and I remember doing an insane research rush the day they announced that they were getting removed for getting them and still I missed the Koelian forever.
I’ve seen F84B outrunning me in my 262 for so long and do so much better in dogfights, killing my friends who sadly quit the game a long time ago due to the Germany state.
I’ve seen tanks with Heatfs rounds kill my heavy 6.7 tanks and then once I got my Leopard 1 with Heat rounds, I remember stabilized guns rip the sh*t out of my Leopard 1 before I could get a stabilized tank.
I’ve seen how the Radkampfwagen 90 has been getting higher and higher battle ratings, ending up at 9.7 with no thermals and DM33.
I’ve seen the crazy research for the Tiger UTH and how painful it was for me to get it on a BO 105 with 4 kilometer firing range missiles and no target lock in helicopter encounter battles facing a full team of K50 players with 10 kilometer firing range missiles with proximity fuse in wide open maps, playing 3/4 hours in a row every day for over a month on a premium account after my classes, and quitting the game for 8 months right after getting the UTH.
My best time at this game was in the G91 r3 facing planes, but I also remember the nerf to the Nord ground missiles, and then I had really good times in the Mig 21 MF when I got it, even though I remember my R60 missiles always losing the lock once the enemies went into the clouds before that feature got fixed. A couple of years later, the planes I faced had flares to deflect my R60 and advanced missiles that easily killed my Mig 21, which at the time had no chaff or flares.
Even my best memories have a few awful moments.
In more recent times, I’ve seen Germany mains just asking for realistic and useful additions such as the F4F ICE with useful radar missiles, not a crappy F4F with 4 aim9J, 2 sad mavericks and no Sparrows that Germany got really late compared with other nations, or another variant of the tornado a bit more advanced, the one that we got by the end of 2022 should have appeared a year before, along with the Mig27 for the USSR in 2021. The tornado was dead on arrival, so it was the F4F.
About the ground tech tree, now we are getting the Leopard PSO which is basically a tank with no useful protection, more chunky, slower and with a worse cannon than the 2A6. It seems like they added it to slow down future Leopard 2A7 research, and about the KF 41 that is coming up to Italy, I don’t complain about it, but I think it should mean the addition of Spike missiles for the Puma at least, but no, they just won’t add them for now, and once they add them for Germany, it is probably going to be in another separate vehicle just with the Spike missile feature.
In general, it is all really sad, so sad that Sweden has had a better leopard than Germany itself for over 2 years…
But all of these things I’ve seen and suffered over the years never seem to matter because it is really easy to cancel all these facts by saying ‘‘Germany suffers’’ to German players’ faces or saying that Germany gets vehicles that they shouldn’t get even though we didn’t ask for them, such as the DF105, the JaPz.K A2 or the Swiss Hunter F.58 that only ended up pissing off other nations players against Germany.
In the end, it’s always the same thing guys… Germany is getting crappy things that we didn’t need or ask for, losing some of the ones that worked and getting the ones that we need really late when they are already obsolete and way later than other nations.
I have played video games ever since I was 6 years old when I got my PlayStation 2 in 2005. I have played so many games on consoles and PC. And can truly say that War Thunder is an amazing game. It is just sad for me that my main nation always goes through tough moments and I wonder if it is going to stop at some point.