War Thunder (F2P Air/Ground combat MMO)

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  1. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    Yet another fantastic F2P game in open beta for PC gamers (surprised there is no thread already).

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    http://warthunder.com/en/

    Global Beta Trailer


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    Google for more.​
     
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  2. Waheed

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    From the same guys who made Birds Of Steel
     
  3. MeanElf

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    Yes indeed, I've been waiting for a while to get a PC so I can play this. I have IL-2: Birds of Prey and Birds of Steel on PS3 but the PC versions are far better - once I get a permanent job maybe...

    Just slight off topic but a heads up for anyone interested, there is also another game in the same vein by Gaijin coming out later called Star Thunder which also looks very promising too, though a bit more fantastical: Star Thunder teaser

    And now back to War Thunder
     
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  4. Leonidae@MFT

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    Star thunder looks like ID4 during WWII..
     
  5. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    I have been playing this game the past couple days and I am absolutely loving it. I will be shelling out $25 initially to support the devs and receive some of the premium content.

    I highly suggest picking this game up.

    If you have it and would like to play my call sign is Pontifex_Mortis (I am not the best but do hold my own).

    Couple of pictures (getting shot down after a bombing run) in my Catalina:


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    As you can see... top notch graphics (best I have ever seen in a flight game); and the gameplay is fantastic.


    Just for good measure one from the cockpit of my Kittyhawk:

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    Had a couple of ground and air kills that round; starting to get the hang of it.

    I have been using a 360 controller set up similar to the jet controls in BF3. Took quite a bit of tinkering due to their confusing configuration settings.

    Depending on the map I can completely max this game out (as in going past their suggested photo/replay settings in game) and hold well over 60 fps; most of the time I am well over 100. Cockpit view will drop the frame rate slightly of course. Mainly they have suggested levels for "max," "movie" and then custom settings with additional sliders for draw distance, texture resolution, and AA injection options which I completely max out (max/movie do not max out AA, draw distance, or tex res). AMD 7950 for those wondering.

    I can run the game in Eyefinity at their "max" settings (which is still great) and hold above 45 fps.

    So, the game runs incredibly well and looks and plays fantastic. Unfortunately, (for the US) there are no North American servers yet so the lowest ping I have seen is around 140/150; but you would never notice with this type of game.
     
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  6. MeanElf

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    The graphics are very similar to their previous titles, which was something I liked about Gaijin's games and attracted me to them in the first place. Nice to see more refinement has been made in that direction after Birds of Steel.

    A more intuitive controller setup would be a welcomed next step forward, I agree.
     
  7. Leonidae@MFT

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    Just downloading the client. As soon as I find out whether the comp can run this or not, I shall make a decision of buying a joystick, probably Logitech one..
     
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    Just trying to download their client and holy :censored: is it slow.
    Did anyone else have this problem? It's topping out at like 0.6-0.8 MB/s for me, and I have up to a 50 downstream if I remember what I'm paying for...
     
  9. Leonidae@MFT

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    It's largely dependent of the amount of seeding by the people who have already downloaded it. I'm getting 1.3MB/s, roughly.
     
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    I am in Beta in it and I didn't meet this problem. The game is in the closed beta now, here are some collection of reviews, previews and screenshots http://www.dotmmo.com/war-thunder-15685.html
    http://www.mmowood.com/war-thunder
     
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  11. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    I downloaded it before Christmas and yes; it was painfully slow. Just don't stare at the screen waiting for it to finish and you'll be okay.

    It will be done eventually.

    Any suggestions for a joystick? This game makes me want one as well.
     
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    Do you have to pay to join the beta?
     
  13. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    No its free.
     
  14. NotThePrez

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    Ok, this looks tempting. Are there any minimum specs for the game?

    Also, how does it play with mouse & keyboard? (Total air/fighter game noob, btw).
     
  15. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    My brother uses mouse/keyboard and he does quite well. He said its practically point and click; so very user friendly. I have been using a 360 controller and I am about to head to Fry's to pick up a Logitech joystick :)

    They have arcade modes and realistic/sim modes for multiplayer.

    Unsure on specs you will have to google that.
     
  16. MeanElf

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    The Gaijin forum link discusses which joysticks folks in these games generally use and which work the best. I'm sure the Logitech one will be one of them - anyway, any settings should be there in the threads too. If not, try the 1c Birds of Prey forum - publisher of the IL-2 Sturmovik games up until BoS. There is a lot of useful info living there: 1c Publishing
     
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  17. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    Thanks man.
     
  18. Leonidae@MFT

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    I've spent couple days on this now, and while the comp can't handle the beauty of this game and I have to play it on lowered settings, it's still fairly entertaining game for airplane geeks. Sadly, arcade nor realistic settings don't hold a candle to CFS3.. Still, good time killer. I recommend using a Joystick, as playing with keyboard and mouse is major pain.
     
  19. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    What is different and what could be better? I honestly don't know because this is their first game / overall my first flight combat sim I have played.

    The multiplayer 'matchmaking' (if you could even call it that) is a poor system right now. Just one large queue that throws players together; you can't pick game type or map. In addition to that the map rotation is non-existent because you're thrown off the server at the end of the round to the main menu.... so I have seen only a quarter to maybe a half of maps in multiplayer. Only reason I know there are more is the custom missions/games.

    Oh dear 'beta.'
     
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    Indeed.. But what can we do but wait patiently? Atleast now that I've got access to slightly better planes, such as Spitfire, Airacobra etc, I can deliver some damage back. Oh, and the gunners in my Catalinas are rather good at what they do :D
     
  21. MeanElf

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    I know I'm quoting myself but I see now that this was actually an April Fool's joke created to promote War Thunder

    I am so naive sometimes...:)
     
  22. II-zOoLoGy-II

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    Ha; maybe we will see it as dlc or a mod lmao.
     
  23. MeanElf

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    Subsequently there has been talk of it turning up as an Easter egg in War Thunder - not sure if that has happened yet though.
     
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    Latest update cranked up the triple A by a mile, so approaching enemy airfield or fleet low and fast won't work anymore.. Also, several ubertough planes have been dialed down, such as the Catalinas.
     
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  26. MeanElf

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    I though Star Conflict was a completely different game, more starfighters vs starfighters and battleships in space not Spitfires and the rest against District 9 starships :sly:Oh well.
     
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    It is. I thought you were saying the game isn't real. :lol:
     
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    Wahey! Today I will receive my flightstick and finally can fly properly in the game.. No more mouse control-related deaths.. :p :lol:
     
  30. Leonidae@MFT

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    After latest update there has been severe issues with lag and actual disconnections. Save your nerves and don't even bother to try.