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  1. You should post that on their discord server, wotlabs and don't have anything to do with each other.
  2. If you have a question about core mechanics that doesn't justify its own thread, ask and ye shall receive. Keep the questions short and the answers shorter. This is a community thread, anyone can answer just as anyone can ask.
  3. I don't know if you want to be noticed by the clans around NA these days :x Welcome back sweetheart, daddy WG still has your favorite belt <3 you're just imagining things~
  4. It took me until you said that to realize this isn't about warthunder.
  5. arrogant?!? you exist??
  6. i see nothing has changed
  7. Rexxie

    Ikv 90 Typ B, T7 TD

    Because we need a topic to complain about this one, too. Pros: 210 AP pen Very little hull above the gun -10 depression Small Cons No armor No HP Bad gold round Low alpha, mediocre DPM Bad gun handling, poor accuracy Engine damage Blind I was hoping for something a bit more usable than the T6, but the T7 doesn't seem to be any better. You gain a little comfort and lose any raw power the T6's alpha still had. The 210 pen feels like a pretty lousy advantage when the accuracy/handling make it feel more like 175, and the 250 HEAT option is unreliable against everything you'd want to use gold for. Basically, it's a SU-100M1 with a dead loader and no armor. Probably the worst T7 tank, although the newly-released Krupp Waffentrager could easily compete for that title, too. At least you can fit a good crew into that, though.
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    T28 "Appreciation" Thread

    I can't figure out how to use the T28. I have massive problems with the mobility/agility, I don't find the armor to be all that impressive, and the gun isn't great enough to manhandle people outside of my tier. The problems seem almost innumerable... for a tank that has given up (almost) everything for its armor, the armor isn't very good. You've got a 200mm glacis, 250mm superstructure, and ~150mm cupolas. It's low to the ground, so many heavies simply can ignore the armor in close combat. The side and back armor is basically nonexistent, and the completely flat roof means a SPG that lands a shell anywhere other than the frontal armor is very likely to pen. It doesn't have much HP, so using the armor it does have is never safe. It turns like a log, so if anything even remotely mobile gets close to you, you're likely to be hugged. And to top it all off, it's a tank that relies on DPM instead of alpha, so somehow you have to keep people in front of your immobile 120mm without them simply buggering off and leaving you to rot. Did I mention this thing moves at 15km/h? So... yeah. Am I just looking at a bad tank, or is there really a way to make this work? I sure as hell could make the T28 Prototype work, I can't believe how much harder this is. (also, my T28 stats are from shortly after release, so don't bother with those)
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    I give up... (after 8 years)

    I'd say arty was the #1 reason for most of WoT's existence, but yeah, the reason I quit (and I think most veterans have been quitting for the past couple years) is WG's "balance"/MM. This game has some of the worst powercreep I've ever seen in an MMO. Can totally understand gehak's raging anti-arty boner, though.
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    New Heavy for the current Meta

    This thing.
  11. Super congrats hibachi! We're so proud of you. I don't like to talk about my life much, but things have been really rough on me for the past six months or so. Bad health, bad experiences, and losing my SO has made for a pretty rough year. I've gotten some things done that I've always wanted to, but there's one thing I haven't been able to do, and that's come out about my sexuality. I just can't work up the courage, especially knowing how some people dear to me would take it. I have gotten to talk with Bun more often though, and I'm trying to make some new friends, so things aren't all bad. Still besties with @Zytyx, who is a precious bean, by the way!
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    Steam Summer Sale 2018 June 21-July 6

    Although I probably would have picked up Conan if they were similarly priced, 75% off Rust is hard to beat. One of the best deals I've seen is 92% off Civ 5 Complete, from a standard price of $150 USD down to $12. Definitely would pick that up if you have any interest in the Civ series. Since I'm talking about strategy games already, Age of Empires II HD is $4, with the complete game/DLC bundle also being $12. Along with EU4, these three games are the best strategy games of their respective subgenres, IMHO. I can't recommending buying EU4 though, considering the bundle costs $101 on sale. If you want it, you might want to buy the base game and "find" the DLC. Everspace also looks fun.
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    WoTlabs still the thing?

    im sorry
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    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.
  15. 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...
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    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.
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    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?
  18. 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. 

  19. 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.
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    On Allchat

    jesus christ guys
  21. dis our haus cabal of cats ask us questions give us pats So yea, AMA and shit. We're the same players, I'm just slightly more jaded from INCREESED SOLOPUBEING. I'm also a slut, sorry if i drool on you. (Oh, yeah, and ziddy's a fag.) Rex calls it an AMA but what he really means is pass the important questions to me, and hit on him.
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    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!
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    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?