Behind the scenes of Armored Warfare

    
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At first glance, Armored Warfare definitely looks like a World of Tanks clone. That’s not by accident, either. A recent article highlights the genesis of the game from concept to the present; apparently, the designers were very consciously designing a direct competitor for World of Tanks right down to the vehicles featured. That meant covering modern weapons of war, ranging from main battle tanks to artillery, jeeps.

Obsidian also tells Polygon that the team sought to set the game in a historical timeframe that its rival doesn’t touch, which allows the game to feature modern vehicles and keeps the general feeling of a tactical competitive shooter without simply slapping on some newer tanks and calling it done. Read through the full article for a more thorough look under the hood at elements like trading tank commanders; it’s very strongly inspired by World of Tanks, but the game is striving to be more than simply a clone.

We’ve got a video showing off the five vehicle classes below.

[Source: Polygon, Official Site]
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eLdritchMD melissamcdon heliaxb I have only one gripe with WoT, and that’s the presence of blueprint prototypes on the same field of battle with production models that saw actual combat and were really manufactured.
There should be 2 different game portals, one for “saw combat” and another for “prototypes included”.   Because prototypes are invariably better on the blueprints…

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Damonvile eLdritchMD tell me about it… if they took artillery out today I would instantly call in sick tomorrow and play all day :P

It was fine for a while after the arty nerf in 8.whatever but they’ve promoted it so much now that it’s pretty much the same as before… every other match is an artillery game and I just hate it. When there’s no arty or just 1 really bad arty on each team it’s ok but those games are few and far between, sadly…

well let’s hope they can fix that in AW. I’m having fun with simulator battles in war thunder but I wouldn’t mind a nice arcadey tank game :D

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Mohoc eLdritchMD Blackomen yeah to each their own. I can see the appeal of modern tanks I just don’t like it thematically. Reenacting wars that happened when I was a kid just feels weird… I finally understand why my grandpa hated it when i played with my ww2 toys and model kits.

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melissamcdon eLdritchMD heliaxb my problem isn’t with being one shotted… f.e. I like War Thunder tanks just fine ^^

My problem is with tier 1-4 being completely devoid of any balance. You have absolutely nonsensical rubbish tanks like the AMX 38 and 40 and utter roflstomping rockstars like the T18 and Panzer 2 J…. 

Not to mention that the 2 tier spread is much, much worse at lower tier than it is at higher… facing off against KV-85s in your AMX 40 or Marder II is really not that much fun at all…

The main problem for me is that WoT is one of those games (like mobas) where I can only really have fun if I’m winning more than I’m losing and the lower tiers are pretty gruesome…. anyway… I quit the game anyway because of artillery so pay me and my bickering no heed :P

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heliaxb Considering the worst/least fun tanks to play were the tier 10 I never really understood the term grind in this game. The point wasn’t to get to the biggest tank, it was to shoot other tanks and enjoy the battle you’re in. These games aren’t mmos that start at end game.

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cald eLdritchMD heliaxb i like the ones with automatic guns. haha.  
what i mostly enjoy is teaching people some basics and fundamentals in tier I and II matches.  people need to be told not to do dumb stuff like run over trees, that give their position away.  so yes i do often play in lower tiers, all my tanks are elites now but i’m saving up for my Tiger 2.  still need another million, sigh.

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eLdritchMD Damonvile Isn’t that why everyone quits wot ? the actual tank fighting..when you can get it was really fun.

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eLdritchMD heliaxb I think the early tiers in WoT are really good.. I still have ltos of low tier vehicles and go back and paly them a lot.

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Kayweg If you really want ships now and cant wait for World of Warships check out Navy Field 2
http://www.navyfield2.com/
Its a top down game but basically plays like WT or WOT.

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eLdritchMD heliaxb Or you could look at it this way:  early tanks had little or poorly designed armor, and were one-shot killed just like happens in the game.   So you are zipping around in little more than an armored car with a light artillery gun until about Tier IV, and not likely to withstand much damage.    Tier V is where you start to get some real armor, by Tier VII and a Tiger tank you will have lesser guns than an 88 or 75 just bounce off your front armor.   I think the tier system translates the advances made in tanks in WW2 pretty well.