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Rexxie last won the day on January 28

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  1. Rexxie

    WoTlabs still the thing?

    im sorry
  2. Rexxie

    WoTlabs still the thing?

    I don't believe there is another site for English high-level metagame discussion, so in that way, yes, wotlabs is still the thing. It's also very inactive though, so you'll find a lot more content crawling through reddit or the official forum than you will here. Usually not good content, but it's there. I wouldn't be surprised if the Russian community has something similar to wotlabs' forum, though. Sadly the competitive aspect of the game has been actively subdued by wargaming, so there's little push for either more wotlabs content or a new site to share it on. Unless the game takes a 180 (and doesn't manage to die in the process), this is unlikely to change.
  3. This tanks looks like they took the ugly hull design of the british tanks and combined it with the ugly turret design of american tanks. I'm half tempted to say it's a good safe sex advertisement, and half tempted to say it's adorable...
  4. Rexxie

    Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

    I dont think pubg is exactly known for its quality, but yea. If you take it slow, it's just AFK simulator with one fight after a half hour of waiting. If you take it fast, it's just an FPS with bad controls. It's still good fun if you're into these kinds of games, though; the weight and slow nature of the game gives a nice alternative to fortnight. It's just too bad it still feels like an early access game.
  5. Anyone here code, either as a hobby or profession? How'd you get started?

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    2. OOPMan


      @Rexxie I've been working professionally as a developer for just over 11 years. I also do some coding on the side on whatever random thing takes my interest, although my personal projects have a habit of withering on the vine. Mostly I work in Python and Scala right now, in the past I've done a fair bit of ES5.1 and ES6 (JavaScript to humans), PHP (never again) and Java (also never again).

      I got my start pretty early. When I was in primary school I found some books in the local library on programming in BASIC. They were really out of date at the time (they were for 80s computers like the Spectrum whereas this was the early 90s) and my family didn't own a computer, although a computer lab had just been created at school running machines with MS-DOS. Anyways, I got to learning BASIC and some friends and I spent hours writing out code for linear, choose-your-own-adventure text-based adventure games. When I say writing, I mean we literally wrote them down on paper :-) I think when we eventually got a chance to try them on the computers but I can't recall if any of them worked.

      Later my family got a computer (initially borrowed from one of my Dad's co-workers but later we got one of our own) and around the same time we got dial-up internet. I was in secondary school at this point. I was already using Linux at this point as before we even got a PC at home I'd found out about it and ordered a 6-CD set that included a couple of distros (Slackware, Redhat 3.0.3 Picasso, some others I forget) and various contrib packages of applications. I think I was mad about Linux for a good year before I even got to run it :-) 

      Anyways, with the internet I somehow found out about C and downloaded a tutorial and taught myself C (compiling on Redhat 3.0.3 with GCC). Later I got a book on C++ (one of those terrible C++ for dummies books) and, in theory, learned C++ but honestly that book was pretty terrible.

      By the time I got to varsity I was experienced enough (which is to say, not very in reality) that learning Java in first year was dead easy which in turned set me up for a habit of slacking that ultimately didn't help. At varsity we worked in Java (1st year) and C++ (2nd year on) for practical (which I usually did well in) while covering all the usual theory (data structures, complexity theory, etc) which I hated and tended to do poorly at in tests. In the end I didn't complete my degree and after spending 6 months in the UK looking for work (I only found shitty temp jobs outside of the field) came back to South Africa and returned to Cape Town a few months later.

      Moved in with this girl (who's now my wife) and managed to get a Junior Java Developer job at a local company via a recommendation from a friend of hers and I haven't looked back since. 

    3. MAJEST1C


      We all started with "Hello World" :serb:

      That's normal @lordawesome7, I prefer EE more than CS right now.

    4. Gashtag


      Started 4 years ago. Taught myself how to write a shitty C# application for work, wrote a thread here 6 months after that (worth reading if you want to know where to start), picked up "Head First Java" and now work on a distributed web service and dabble in app development while doing CS degree. 

  6. I have to agree with Tupin here; the KV-5's weakness has not historically been tanks that could pen it, but tanks that it couldn't pen. Without that, there is no such thing a favorable brawl against a good KV-5. The armor buffs are fairly inconsequential compared to gaining 220 AP. While it's undeniably enough to peel off pref MM, I don't know how I feel about the changes. Pulling down the side and rear armor & buffing the front makes it feel like a generic heavy. Utilizing the armor scheme has always been one of the most unique bits of the vehicle.
  7. Rexxie

    On Allchat

    jesus christ guys
  8. Rexxie

    On Allchat

    It has been a little over a year and a half since WG removed allchat. Looking back on it, what do you think? Did it help or hurt your enjoyment? Do you think it was a good decision?
  9. Rexxie

    Rex & Ziddy's CoC - A Lewd New Years

    I think a large part of it is the social aspect - my clan is dead, almost everyone I played with has quit, my server is apparently on life support, pubs are dead silent now, and the forum isn't exactly lively. Sometimes I'll log in, but not having a community makes it difficult to stick around. I like to say that I'm just waiting for an update, but I think I'm hoping the game will just feel more alive one day. Probably not going to happen, though! Glad you're enjoying yourself after 1.0! I think a lot of people, me included, like to keep around a low commitment competitive title around. That's what originally got me hooked for sure!
  10. Rexxie

    Rex & Ziddy's CoC - A Lewd New Years

    Hey waterwar! I dont actually play, I just keep tabs on the forum to see if anything is going on. I'm holding off until an update piques my interest! How about you, do you still play?
  11. Rexxie

    M35 Marathon Megathread

    The XP requirements here are pretty serious stuff, achieving the full 312,000 base XP required to finish the marathon is going to be a lot of work. If you're used to a premium account and the occasional booster, 312k base XP is enough to go from T1-T10. That's not too difficult if you had a month to finish, but with only 2 weeks you're going to have to be very committed. It's a little more manageable if you try to hit as many of the achievement-based unlocks as possible, but you're still looking at hundreds of games to finish the last few stages. The only way to do this as a casual is to finish the first 6 or 7 stages and purchase the rest, which I assume is WG's plan. (also the premium looks fairly boring imho but what do i know)
  12. Rexxie

    Panzer IV D 1:35 (Tamiya, wip)

    Throw them on so that we can see them
  13. Rexxie


    Really shit map in my opinion. Middle vision is too strong. Being able to spot people in base almost immediately was not good on Malinovka, and it's not good here. I held W and killed two guys trying to pick a flank on circle. Seems fair. Camping near spawn is promoted. It's relatively easy to eventually dig out TDs trying it, but they can sit there farming until you clear out a path to them. You shouldnt be able to drive 50m from spawn and have agency over any attempted push on 2/3 of the flanks. Huge map that's actually just three corridors if you aren't mobile enough to play mid. Corridors on huge maps especially suck, because you have no way of making an impact if you picked the wrong flank.
  14. Rexxie

    Tiger I in winter whitewash (1/35 Academy)

    Awesome job! I love it