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  1. Joyrider216

    Electronic Music Thread

    Hey WOTlabs, I have noticed a lack of good electronic music on this forum, I hope to rectify that mistake! Share your favorite EDM, Hardstyle, dubstep, progressive, acid, trap, melodic, and house tracks. Please no Skrillex I will start us off with some of my favorites. Let the uncing and posting begin!
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    The Super Duper Pershing

    T26E4 Super Pershing Hello ladies and gents, I am here today to talk about the Super Pershing and why you should play this beast of a tank. A little forerunner, I love this tank and recent got 100% on it In name it would appear similar to the M26 Pershing that many know and love, but on the contrary completely the opposite is true This leads us into... Gameplay Describing how to play the Superpershing was summed up by CanadianTrex as "yolo until everything is dead." With the buff to its armor returning it to its former glory, you are able to do just that. The quick reload of the 90mm combined with the insane 258mm HVAP pen allow this thing to melt through anything and everything it meets. Moving into a heavy tank choke point and using your quick reload, good gun handling, and tough armor to rip apart your enemies is the best way to play this tank. Lets take a quick look at the armor profile and how you would go about hiding your weaknesses. As you can see, the SP relies on spaced armor to bounce and absorb shots from enemies. Because of this, RNG has a way of messing with your mind and causing pens that really shouldn't be happening, as Tranderas can attest When setting up your SP, you want to maximize your strengths, DPM and gun handling. I run Rammers/V. Stabs/ Vents small repair/ small med/ AFE. Running food is certainly viable if you are chasing three marks or want to squeeze a few more damages into your DPG, but the tank performs very well even without it. Summary So why should you get a Superpershing? + Great armor + Excellent gun + Very aggressive gameplay - Can be a bit slow to flex - Armor can play tricks on you Overall I would give it a 8.5/10, but who cares when at the end of the battle, the enemy team looks like this. P.S. I would love feedback on the guide, its my first one and would love to write more and get better at it.
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    M46 KR: Ripping it up in Style

    The M46 Korea This Tier VIII US Medium Premium Tank is one of the first premiums in a very long time that is competitive in any match-up. The combo of mobility, depression, and gun handling characteristic of US mediums allows you to pull off great snapshots and work ridges very easily. Setup This is my M46 Patton crew, the KR allows you to train your US med crews, and you should skill them the same as any other US med, prioritizing camouflage, vision, repairs, and BiA to give you the extra oomph to leverage your strengths. For equipment, running V. stabs helps control your bloom, Rammer boosts your DPM, and optics give the extra utility in a TX match when you can't damage your opponents directly as easily. An argument can be made for using Vents instead, and it is up to personal opinion. This tank carries plenty of ammo, I have yet to encounter a situation where I don't have enough ammo. the base AP round has 192 mm of penetration, which I find to be sufficient for fighting most tanks tier 8 and 9. If you are having trouble or there are a good deal of Tier 10s, the 243mm APCR gives you plenty of penetration to work with. In terms of consumables, using small rep/med kit/AFE is perfectly fine, this tank doesn't catch fire much at all. I recently switched to cola instead of AFE and don't regret it at all, the extra all round boost from the cola is 100% worth it. and since the AP round costs 255 silver a pop, 100k profit games are not uncommon at all, so the tank can pay for the cola if you don't have any stocked. Stats Taking a look at the soft stats, you can see the AP m/s value is very low, this is a minor annoyance at first, but can be overcome with some practice. While the HP/ton ratio is very nice, the terrain values aren't the greatest. The two greatest weaknesses of this tank are its sluggish mobility and its low AP m/s values. The 477m of VR is very helpful in just about every situation, this allows you to counterspot LTs, and find enemies late game during cleanup. You can see the DPM is rather normal for a tier VIII medium. Looking at the dispersion and bloom stats you can see where this tanks strengths begin to emerge. For comparison, here are the 215B's dispersion and bloom values Armor The armor profile on this tank is quite similar to the M26 Pershing, with the exception being that the turret is weaker. The Frontal armor is enough to prevent HE pens from T49s, so you don't have to cower as you would in a CDC. The UFP is strong enough at an extreme angle to bounce a shot or two, but don't rely on it. The red zones are the sections in which you might bounce a shot or two, if you are poking a ridge or generally giving a small target to your enemies. Again, don't expect it to in the way you expect an IS-7 turret to bounce shots. Mobility While it isn't a Maus, the mobility on this tank isn't what you would expect. going at about 35~ kmp on flat terrain is to be expected, acceleration is a tad sluggish as well. The overall feel is just enough mobility, but leaves you wishing for more. Gun Handling In a way the lower mobility is a blessing in combination with the incredible bloom and dispersion values. the amount of snapshots and insane on the move shots you can pull off in this tank is utterly disgusting. In a Tier 8 competing against RUmed laser cannons, this holds its own very well. Usually sitting and aiming in a shot is your doom in a Tier 10 match, the KR doesn't have to do that. in combination with its penetration, -10 depression, and bloom values, this tank is incredibly apt at fighting higher tier tanks, a rare trait indeed. Playstyle Pulling all these things together makes the M46 KR one of the better, if not the best, T8 medium in the game as of right now (Panzer 58 Mutz might take that title) the huge VR and depression allow you to play at about 200-300m from your enemies, poke a ridge, light them, fire and hit them with your insane gun handling, and back down to do the arty dance and dodge their incoming fire, if they can react fast enough. You should be playing a game of whack-a-mole with the enemy, never poke in the same place more than two or three times, always shift your position and find chinks in their armor, probe and prod their lineup, watch the minimap for holes, exploit weaknesses of enemy tanks to your advantage, you dont have overwhelming alpha or DPM, but you do have everything else in the equation of usefulness, leverage that to your advantage and never sit still. If a flank appears to be falling, do not hesitate to run, this isn't a CDC, it cannot evacuate quickly, reading your minimap for signs of a flank failure and getting out of there is crucial. Verdict +Typical US medium comfort and fun + Insane handling/bloom values + -10 depression and a tiny bit of turret armor + Just enough speed to flex and retreat + Profitable, earnings vary from 50k-110k - "just enough mobility" isnt enough sometimes - AP m/s is abysmal and makes leading a bit tricky - Armor is very minimal, 1450 HP doesn't last long Overall, I would give this tank a solid 8.5/10
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    Final Farewell

    i don't entirely know where to begin. four years ago when I started playing WoT, I had no clue the amount of time, energy, and devotion I would pour into it. Fast forward to now and I'm barely five months away from moving out of the house and starting university. WoT moved from being a fun game that I played in my free time to something that consumed my time. Part of what made it so appealing was the competitive nature and e-peen measuring, I wanted to be the best there was. Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, despite all the relationships I've formed through this game and all that I have done in this game, I have missed out on so many better opportunities in real life. Moving forward into this coming stage of my life, I don't think that WoT is the best thing to be spending my time on. As an extension of WoT, there is Wotlabs and the tight knit group of Chatwhores. Cutting out WoT and staying here is like getting rid of all my alcohol but still hanging out with my alcoholic friends. As much as it kills me to leave the wonderfully great and crazy people here, I need to be able to step back and get perspective and line up how I'm spending my time, who I want to be, and ultimately what I want to do with this life I have been given. I will miss you all and wish you all the best. Keep sticking it to SerB and get arty removed.
  5. The ride has been pretty sweet and I've met so many cool people, but its time to quit. adios serb

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    2. Tranderas


      With you and Aaveq gone who will give me sick fitness tips? :feelsbad: 

    3. ZXrage


      See you friendo, thanks for the good memes

    4. leggasiini
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    Sov's Replay Bin

    First on the docket is the M46 replay: 1. Pleas please please change to an Auto fire extinguisher, someone ran the numbers a while back and calculated that you actually save money by using the AFE in addition to taking a lot less damage from fires. 2. Not entirely in love with your initial position just because they have so many TDs and can control you and your movement with not very much you can do to break free and be able to move and flex. a better choice might have been playing a creeping game starting in D6 to give yourself options and better freedom instead of committing yourself to a flank before you have information as to the enemy teams deployment. 3. really unlucky getting whapped for 930 by that ISU, making sure you are aware of fire lanes like that before you poke is important to not making poor trades like that. 4. overall you let the enemy dictate how quickly you farmed through their HP rather than keeping your options open, letting the game develop a bit and then committing to a flank while leaving yourself an out in case things got hairy or the HP farm ran out. I'll take a look at the others later.
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    The What Are You Currently Listening To Thread

    Been on a foreign rap kick lately
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    Tiger Pretty perfect in a lot of ways marked :tanfiesta: 

    1. leggasiini


      waste of camo on TIGER PEE

  9. Liberte: 12 - 3 = 9 This tank is rubbish and doesn't perform effectively Löwe: 34 Patriot: 43 + 1 = 44 Since I feel bad yolo voting Lowe, I'll vote for this simply because the reload and alpha make it a fun tank to play.
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    Object 252U

    I need to hurry up and three mark it and write a review on it. I'm having so much fun playing this thing. With credit boosters the credit net is insane. My dpg is a rollercoaster of weirdness, it started at 3.9k, then 3.2k, then 2.4k, then 3k, then the current 2.6k, so lets hope I can find some consistency.
  11. AMX M4 49 (Liberte): 18 - 3 = 15 Have I beat this horse to death enough?Löwe: 34 + 1 = 35 Have I praised this tank enough?Patriot: 45
  12. AMX M4 49 (Liberté): 32 -3=29 The armor doesn't work and the front towards enemy is only useful when the enemy cant move 15 degrees to your flanks.Löwe: 42 +1= 43 The ponderous playstyle this encourages is so much fun and the flexibility that this tank has makes it a winner.T26E5 (Patriot): 49
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    Object 252U

    I contend it isn't OP at all.
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    How is this balanced.

  15. AMX M4 49 (Liberté): 42- 3= 39 The gun has rubbish handling and the armor is easily defeated Löwe: 44 +1= 45 The staying power and accuracy of the gun make it a better contender in high tier matches. T26E5 (Patriot): 45 112: 20
  16. What things to do now that I'm 18 :disco: 

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    2. Joyrider216


      So basically fake it till I figure it out when im 30 ^_^

    3. Dangalang_time


      Can confirm at 29 still feel/think/act like 18 , I can just suppress it when needed so I don't get demoted :P

    4. DirtyACE7


      No, don't wait to figure things out otherwise you might look back and regret all the time you've wasted. Do the best you can every day even though it will be hard. Don't waste your early years just coasting by unless that's what you really want.

  17. Joyrider216

    Object 252U

    Yes, yes it does XD WG has started balancing new tanks by a good metric, shell damage potential, this only has 12k potential damage, so underpowered
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    Guys the 252 is actually under powered, it might need a performance buff.

    1. leggasiini


      Damn that seems like a weak af tank

    2. BPX


      >5 games

      I'll come there and cut you brah

    3. Siimcy


      Love those huge samples always :PogChamp: 

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    VK100.01 - the new "Mini-Maus"?

    So I ground out the top gun, so my stats are trash in it right now, but the gun handling and 12 second reload really seems beefy. The LFP and sides are actually weaker than I would have thought, but I suppose it "balances" the tank.
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    A44 is actually really nice. The brawl potential and alpha at the tier range makes it worth taking a look at. My DPG as of now it garbage, but looks like it will rise pretty quickly.

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    2. SkittlesOfSteeI
    3. WhatTheSkara


      a44? should rebuy it and fix my 35% wr :kappa:

    4. Joyrider216


      @ThomChen114 Its certainly more interesting than the T20 playstyle of farm for days. 

  21. Obesity has long been linked with dangerous blood clots in the deep veins, usually in the legs, and with blood clots in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolisms. More recently, experts have found a link with height and cannot thoroughly explain it. WebMD may not be the best source, but thats all I could find right off hand. Ezz summed up what "medical experts can't explain"
  22. Also to add on, if you are overweight or are over 6 foot/185cm you are at a much higher risk of experiencing this. Source: My dad who is both overweight and 6'7"/200cm who had a stroke from a blood clot that broke free and traveled through his heart via an atrial septal defect on a 14 hour intercontinental flight.
  23. The Heaviest weight we lift is that of our feels :feelsbad: 

    Any tips for easing culture shock other than working out 3 hours a day.

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    2. orzel286


      @Raj Aye, shoot dem wildlings!


    3. 1n_Soviet_Russia


      Come here to Washington, I will buy you a brew, beer is good here. 

    4. TAdoo87


      I moved abroad a couple of years ago, so I know the feeling (The cultural differences probably weren't that significant in my case). If you are between places, or you know you won't live in a given place for a long time, then it is important to pick up some habits. Doesn't matter what kind of habit it is, the only important thing is, that it needs to be frequent and constant in your life. For example a friend of mine started to do long breakfasts every morning at the same time with self-made orange juice and stuff like that. Finding german speaking friends also helps, but it is important not to stick to them too much. You want to become friends with local people.

      Also the most important thing is:

      HAVE SOME FUN!:disco:

  24. M4A1 Revalorisé: 32AMX M4 49 (Liberté): 33Löwe: 31T26E5 (Patriot): 32Skorpion G: 22 STA-2: 28M46 KR: 23 112: 24Pz. 58 Mutz: 19WZ-111: 16T26E4: 14-3=11 Slow and clunky with nothing to stop people from easily penning you, with nothing special to lash back with.KV-5: 8 + 1 = 9 The yolo and carry potential of this thing is second to none, except maybe the new 252, but that remains to be seenType 59: 10
  25. From my experience and in all the games I have played in WoT, I can think of one time that I raged out and got angry. But otherwise, nothing ever phases me. No matter how many shots RNG makes me miss, no matter how much damage I take from artillery, I never rage or get upset at it. Part of the reason I can never be a good streamer is that I am so boring to watch, nothing lol fancy, no fits. Another thing I would suggest is turning off comparisons in your mind and becoming zen-like. Once you have attained this level of indifference and flow. Don't compare the game you are in with any other games, don't compare your failures with your successes, play as if the game you are in is the only thing and will be the only thing that matters. Focus and control mentally is the first step to excellent DPGs. Now I have nothing high tier to showcase as "super duper excellent" to validate all this seemingly hocus pocus claiming. But I do tolerate the likes of the ARL V39/Tiger P/ Church GC/A44, so I must be onto something.