Steel Beasts-2 & 7GTK Server

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jeffduquette

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 19, 2008
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Sunday morning, I decided to give the Steel Beats-"2" mutator being played on the 7GTK Server another try out. This is the server that was running the extremely horrible Steel Beasts-1 mutator last weekend in which German projectile penetration capability (or Russian Armor thickness values) were horribly out of whack.

Well they apparently did a fair bit of tweaking to their armor mutator over the last week, as the Steel Beats-2 Mutator seems to be getting more in line with reality. Moreover I wasn’t subjected to eighteen of my 75mm pzgr39/42 shells bouncing off the rear and flank of an IS-2 from a range of less than 800meters.

The Steel Beasts-2 Mutator “feels” and plays much better than the 7GTKs original rendition of Steel Beasts. However, I still think the compounded angle effects are being over blown as to their effects on projectile penetration capability. But in this regard it doesn’t feel much different than stock RO.

One thing of particular note for those that like playing the Axis is that the Steel Beats 2 map uses the Late War Tiger-1. This uses the duel magnification gunsight. In addition, I think only Tiger Tank Commanders have duel magnification capability for their binoculars – although I might be wrong on this latter bit.

The only other gripe I have is that the server seems to only play two or three versions of Keystone’s Original – and excellent -- Debrecen Map. Moreover 7GTK has moved some terrain around and placed some of the objectives in different locations. There are some nice contour changes in areas which add a few new tactical options to players. But the maps are essentially Debrecen with a lot more Tigers, IS2s and Panthers. It would be interesting if they would try other maps using their Steel Beasts-2 Mutator – Keystones Pripet or Orel or Foo’bar’s AZ.
 

Shurek

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May 21, 2006
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Not that I know of. I suppose I could have structured the sentence better. Dunno who did Orel.

Slashbot_427 created the first Orel, which BTW was the first large scale tanking map on RO:OST, IIRC. I think it was later modified by a variety of different authors to include Tigers and Panthers, oh my!
 

jeffduquette

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 19, 2008
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I think it was later modified by a variety of different authors to include Tigers and Panthers, oh my!

How interesting -- no one has really thought to add large and unrealistic numbers of Panthers and Tigers and IS2s to an RO tank map before. :D