I think your Ost rank is already higher than mine (well, I hardly have time to play any more so my very short time in the Ost top 100 is far behind me...!).
But as a Brit "main" the thing I love about Ost is, of course, having tools for everything... and using them to really control one area.
Yeah, it is as you say exhausting, one of the hardest-work factions to play with more micro, no questions. So I personally find that, instead of doing grenspam, using your mortar, mg, Pak, sniper, not to mention the synergy from gren and pgren, can be unbeatable if you focus your energy into one area. Then, like I see a lot of Ost players doing, send your pioneers to cap (or a-move your grens) to try and grab something elsewhere when you have the chance. Then when that stops working, refocus your main effort into another area.
Then, 222 can help get you to p4, though don't fall into the trap of getting one every time as it's not always applicable (222, I mean... p4 is always always applicable ;-)
The T4 stuff is more of a bonus when you already have the upper hand, at least a little...
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Register Time: 2 Jan 2016, 10:40 AM
Nationality: United Kingdom
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Thread: Ostheer 1v1 tips?29 Jul 2020, 16:49 PM
Thread: Centaur19 Jul 2020, 14:07 PM
16 Jul 2020, 19:04 PMProtos Angelus
Centaur by itself needs no buffs/nerfs in any way shape or form.
I agree. It's a good unit, there's just almost never a good time to get it in 1v1.
I would rather have a well-microed Crom; get a shot off, take down a model, and maneuver away. The Centaur, you have to just park it in front of infantry squads, and wait for it to randomly fire something between 2 and 20 shots... it's only reliable with the special ability.
So I dunno, increase Crom price to 120, make Centaur fire 5-8 rounds instead of 2-20, then maybe it will seem more attractive.
Thread: Centaur16 Jul 2020, 17:17 PM
A good argument and a logical idea from Vipper. Don't know if I agree with the particular solution. But it's certainly in a slightly useless spot for 1v1.
The only really useful way to use it is to get two AT guns, then carefully vet it up ASAP to use the special ability. The regular fire is just not that good any more compared to a Cromwell (Centaur was nerfed and Crom buffed) especially against full health squads since it rarely takes down a unit in the first volley.
That really limits it's use to AA and blob control in team games. Maybe that's fine, though, maybe not all units need to be useful in all modes...
Thread: Why are grenadier the only3 Jul 2020, 23:48 PM
Why are grenadier the only
unit that has longer range faust and rifle nades?
Why are T34 the only
tank that gets ram?
Why are Rifles the only
unit that speaks with an American accent?
Why are you the only
person starting threads without bothering to actually write out any content, context, or reasoning?
Thread: An Old Schooler's Rant and Observations3 Jul 2020, 23:38 PM
Fair enough. I don't know about the incidents you're referring to in your post, but I didn't disagree with any of the points you were raising. I certainly did not disagree with you standing up for the volunteer balance guys. As I said I agree that we should be thankful to them, and that they're generally doing a good job, and that most of the people complaining the loudest don't really understand balance on any high level.
To be honest I just disagreed with the manner in which you presented your points, with a bunch of sweary personal attacks, whereas in my view the OP actually presented his argument in a reasonably polite and respectful manner. Perhaps he was overly critical, but at the very least he provided some useful feedback points (regarding QA and "big picture" balance) which seem perfectly valid to me and hopefully will be helpful to the balance team.
Anyway it doesn't really matter, let's take it to PM if we have anything further to discuss, to avoid cluttering up the thread.
Thread: An Old Schooler's Rant and Observations2 Jul 2020, 13:41 PM
1 Jul 2020, 05:29 AMichoosethesteak
If you actually took a little more time and read what I wrote
Unfortunately, I read everything that you wrote.
My point is just that you're being a bit hypocritical, no?
You're against this guy for "treating people like shit", but at the same time you're doing nothing but raging and pouring hatred and shit on him and everyone else you disagree with, "because they deserved it".
Well, who are you to make that judgement?
This is a discussion forum, the point is literally to share and discuss opinions.
Thread: The problem with raketen30 Jun 2020, 11:06 AM
27 Jun 2020, 19:06 PMIncendiaryRounds
Many have already suggested: make the crew RA from 1 to 1.25. This will make them have the same effective HP to small arms damage as the 4 man crews of other at gun crews but still be just as resistant to explosive damage which was what the rak crew struggled with when they only had 4 men.
Agree with this or at least 1.15 or something. I don't want to remove retreat because it's cool and unique, and it was just too squishy before at 4 man. But 5 man + retreat is too much, it's too easy to A-move overextend to get shots off and then run away (especially with double rak this can punish Mediums super hard).
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Thread: An Old Schooler's Rant and Observations30 Jun 2020, 10:59 AM
30 Jun 2020, 06:34 AMKiwiBirb
no like/dislike tho please as this leads to polarization and angery arguements.
Thanks for the positive comment :-)
To be honest I think "Agree / Respectfully Disagree" works well on the HoI4 forums, though some other places do "Helpful / Unhelpful" or whatever.
29 Jun 2020, 18:33 PMichoosethesteak
disrespectful ungrateful simplistic people...
OK so basically you take a massive shit on everyone at Relic and on the forum, then accuse this James guy of being the cunt because he expresses an opinion about the current state of balance?
Yes, the balance team are volunteers and doing a good job and we should be grateful, but that doesn't mean we can't discuss their work...? Seems to me that at least he has started a discussion in a constructive way.
Thread: An Old Schooler's Rant and Observations21 Jun 2020, 17:39 PM
21 Jun 2020, 17:26 PMBaba
Nice. tell me do you feel cool copy pasting some numbers that aint nothing to do whith what im talking about?
This thread is not about the T-70 vs. the Ostwind... honestly I tried to choose my words carefully because I knew someone would come out either saying "lulz shut up T70 is way better than Ostwind" or "lulz shut up Ostwind is way better than T70".
I'm only trying to make an example with T-70, a unit that is very strong and good value, but is nonetheless not seen as a "crutch" or "gimmick", because it is seen as an integral part of a balanced faction.
Thread: An Old Schooler's Rant and Observations21 Jun 2020, 16:29 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. :-)
I don't agree, uniqueness is important for fun, flavour, and interesting strategies. Nobody would have bought the game if every army was a reskin of each other.
Yeah maybe, but the meta is always evolving, even without patches. People have not always been given enough time to adjust and learn. Look at T-70 for example - that thing's an infantry murder machine, almost more effective than an Ostwind or Centaur, at a light-tank tier & price. Yet, most people don't complain, because it fits in to the faction, and Sov have other weaknesses that can still be exploited.
You can label everything as "crutch" or "gimmicks", some things are it's true, but it's more interesting to try and balance and keep things, instead of gradually turning everything into a reskinned Ostheer
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