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Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:26 pm


Finally!† War Thunder launches for North America today (already out in the UK and AU for months).† It's a F2P, massively multiplayer, historical combat game.† Mostly flight combat but apparently tanks now too.† I have been waiting for this since launch.

P.S. Don't forget to get your two free games today as well.† Trine 2 and Pixeljunk Shooter.† The PS Store should be updating this afternoon sometime.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:34 pm

This is one that I wish MS wasn't so opposed to bringing to the XB1. †I've never played it but was interested. †Oh well, lol.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:51 pm

Yeah, it might even suck but I have looking forward to trying it.† I'll let you know what I think.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:30 pm

I'll have to remember to DL all of these so we can try them out this weekend.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:22 am

Get em DL'd last night but did not get a chance to play as I was at the ball fields all night.† Hopefully I can try it out this afternoon.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:05 pm

Cool tidbit I picked up while looking online today...

Can PC and PS4 users play together?
Yes, the North American PS4 version of the game is cross-platform between PS4, PC and Mac OS. You are playing on the same server and even can form squads (up to 4 people) to play together regardless of userís platform.

Anyone playing this on the PC?

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:31 pm

S7 Interseptor wrote:Cool tidbit I picked up while looking online today...

Can PC and PS4 users play together?
Yes, the North American PS4 version of the game is cross-platform between PS4, PC and Mac OS. You are playing on the same server and even can form squads (up to 4 people) to play together regardless of userís platform.

Anyone playing this on the PC?

And this is why it's not available on the XB1. †MS as usual didn't want to allow cross-platform play.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:39 pm

OneBadHuskerFan wrote:
S7 Interseptor wrote:Cool tidbit I picked up while looking online today...

Can PC and PS4 users play together?
Yes, the North American PS4 version of the game is cross-platform between PS4, PC and Mac OS. You are playing on the same server and even can form squads (up to 4 people) to play together regardless of userís platform.

Anyone playing this on the PC?

And this is why it's not available on the XB1. †MS as usual didn't want to allow cross-platform play.

Yeah, same with FF14.† I just don't understand why either.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by Xpert2010 on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:53 pm

The only Xbox†games that I remember that allowed cross platform play were FF11 (PC,X360,PS2,PS3)†and Shadowrun (PC,X360).† I don't think I've seen anything other than those.† It'd be cool if I'd be able to play matches with PS4 users, but it's not going to happen unfortunately.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Panzer on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:14 pm

S7 Interseptor wrote:Cool tidbit I picked up while looking online today...

Can PC and PS4 users play together?
Yes, the North American PS4 version of the game is cross-platform between PS4, PC and Mac OS. You are playing on the same server and even can form squads (up to 4 people) to play together regardless of userís platform.

Anyone playing this on the PC?

Yes Interseptor I play it weekly. Got a joystick and everything lol.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:36 am

S7 Panzer wrote:
S7 Interseptor wrote:Cool tidbit I picked up while looking online today...

Can PC and PS4 users play together?
Yes, the North American PS4 version of the game is cross-platform between PS4, PC and Mac OS. You are playing on the same server and even can form squads (up to 4 people) to play together regardless of userís platform.

Anyone playing this on the PC?

Yes Interseptor I play it weekly. Got a joystick and everything lol.

And there lies the problem with Cross-Platform lol.† I played for a little while last night (much of it setting up the controls that are clearly meant for PC and not consoles).† This is just a straight port for the most part and PS4 users are going to be at a big disadvantage IMO.† I don't have access to all the controls cause there are not enough buttons so things like Flaps and Brakes had to go in my initial setup.† But more than that, I am up against PC users that have been playing for a long time and have much better controls/setups.† As far as the controls go, I think I can find a way to get used to that eventually.† You can map multi-buttons so that opens up a bunch of options but is also a pain in the ass.† We'll see how it goes.

As for the game... I liked it.† Just got completely pwnd by PC guys all night.† When I found a PS4 guy, I could take him out, unless a PC guy came and pwnd me first lol.† Still I am gonna put some time in and see what happens.† I like the game so we will see.

@ Panzer - add me to your contacts.† Interspetor_ What is your ID?† Maybe we can squad up and you can keep some of these PC guy off my tail.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by Atrum on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:48 am

Zak, I don't think it's a PS4 vs PC so much. Pretty much everyone that posts reviews just get murdered for the first few days of gameplay. I saw one guy (who normally is pretty average at games) just get stomped for 6 hours straight.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:01 pm

AtrumX wrote:Zak, I don't think it's a PS4 vs PC so much. Pretty much everyone that posts reviews just get murdered for the first few days of gameplay. I saw one guy (who normally is pretty average at games) just get stomped for 6 hours straight.

Could be.† It might just be a learning curve but at the same time someone with full control of Flaps etc is gonna be way more maneuverable too.† We'll see how it goes.† I am pretty committed to giving this one a shot so I am gonna put in some time and see what happens.† Normally I am not too bad at games myself.†Wink

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by Atrum on Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:56 pm

That last sentence is debatable††Twisted Evil

I might download it and give it a try. I played a fair amount of World of Warplanes, and this looks pretty similar.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Panzer on Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:38 pm

Honestly i like the mouse and keyboard controls over the joystick its just more accurate. I'll have to log on tonight to see what my name is. You can try "tincrow" which I believe is my username.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Panzer on Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:44 pm

My ID should be "lordpanzer"

Is yours "*Interseptor_"

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:06 pm

Oh the * is for PS4 users

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Post by S7 Panzer on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:27 pm

Ok I should be on and off this Friday through the weekend. Check the Private forums i just posted my info in the contact information thread so text me if you are interested in playing a few rounds.

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Re: War Thunder Launches Today

Post by S7 Interseptor on Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:26 pm

Started to get better at the game yesterday.† It's helped switching to the US planes as early on they appear to be much more powerful with both 12mm and 7mm guns.† I was previously using Japan and getting owned.† Those 7mm guns by themselves are not very powerful.† I also like the bombing options on the US planes early on.† Allowing me to take out armored targets on the ground too.

So far I really like this game.† Still a lot I have to figure out but it's coming along nicely.†

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:57 pm

Zak, not sure how much of a history buff you are but the as you found out the Japanese planes tended to be weaker for armor and fire power and faster and more maneuverable, whereas the US, German and British tended to be a little slower and less agile but better armored and armed, if I remember right.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:10 pm

That is true here too.† Also there is no doubt I get owned by a good pilot in one of those bi-planes (starting planes for JP).† Much more maneuverable up close and can out turn anything but my inexperience makes it hard to fly early on.† MERICA! = Bigger guns, more power!† If I can get a good line I can do more damage easier.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Makes sense that the bi-planes would turn on a dime. †I bet they're not as fast though. †Still, being able to make up for speed with practically 90 deg turns should have some benefit. †

I'll have to try it out once I get to play but if I remember right US pilots used to climb to a high level and the use steep dives and gravity to make up the speed on the Japanese planes. †That tactic and the weapons/armor should make a US or German plane way superior. †And if you do it right you catch them from an angle where you have the largest target (ie the entire top of their plane). †

I'm not a huge history buff but from what I've heard from you and from what I've read and seen I should be a menace if I ever get the controls down. †Oh, how are the Japanese bombers? †If I remember right the fighter/bombers were pretty effective when they got close enough to their targets.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:13 pm

S7 SockPuppet wrote:Makes sense that the bi-planes would turn on a dime. †I bet they're not as fast though. †Still, being able to make up for speed with practically 90 deg turns should have some benefit. †

I'll have to try it out once I get to play but if I remember right US pilots used to climb to a high level and the use steep dives and gravity to make up the speed on the Japanese planes. †That tactic and the weapons/armor should make a US or German plane way superior. †And if you do it right you catch them from an angle where you have the largest target (ie the entire top of their plane). †

I'm not a huge history buff but from what I've heard from you and from what I've read and seen I should be a menace if I ever get the controls down. †Oh, how are the Japanese bombers? †If I remember right the fighter/bombers were pretty effective when they got close enough to their targets.

Not sure on the bombers yet.† You have to research to unlock planes and that takes a while (unless you pay of course).† I am not paying anything yet so I just let things progress slowly for now.† But the American planes have the option for 2 small bombs with only a little research required.† I was able to unlock bombs for 3 of my planes in a day playing.† Even less if I knew what I was doing.† But like most F2P games there is a lot to take in and little to no instructions.† Trial and error along with the interweb are your best friends.

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