Private_Miros

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  1. Private_Miros

    [NA] Haven't played in what feels like a year!

    I expected the introduction post to read: "... but it turns out it has been 2 that just flew by because I finally started to enjoy my game time." Hi, we all turned sour.
  2. Random thought: World of Tanks was successful because it was a basically a 1vs29 battle royal game before those were cool.

    1. Medjed

      Medjed

      It definitely felt like that most of the time i was playing it.

  3. Private_Miros

    When you're top tier with a T29

    Whips the dust off his banning wand.
  4. This is what I don't get from people. How can they not imagine what any person in a difficult situation, be it physically, mentally or socially (or all three, as, well... here) must be getting in terms of stupid comments? That things that might be funny once, twice, maybe trice, are never funny the sevenhundreth time?
  5. Oh, I believe you need to be able to treat every subject with humour, but it should be obvious it is humour that respects its subject, rather than humour at the cost of its subject. Political correctness also helps no one I didn't show up here on my own, we were notified by persons who were very much unsure which category yours was. Be aware that it simple was that kind of ice breaker where if you did it in a company, more than a few winces and an uncomfortable silence would follow. I'll let you in on some Belgian insider knowledge. The waffles are for the tourists. We survive on trappist beers and the occasional frites (with mayo). Still mostly beer though. Perhaps with our exchange above, maybe one of the people that is emotionally invested in this subject might be willing to provide with some kind of view.
  6. It is a pity that a lack of insults and adult conversation is a buzz kill for you. Some people have bigger issues in life and happiness than baiting and discussing silly memes in blatantly wrong contexts. This cold, lifeless sociology lecture is very much human and alive and captures serious mental struggles some people have to go through in their lives, compared to fucking memes. You were warned about the use of derogatory terminology. Since I am involved in this conversation and - wrongly - wished to believe you were a sensible adult who (awkwardly) attempted light banter about a serious subject I forfeited my right to sanction here. But WoTLabs moderation has taken note. Off-brand Frenchie is the lamest most irrelevant attempt at insult that ever got aimed at me, my dear Mexican. At least you can produce something that raises a brow.
  7. Your use of words is either socially awkward or baiting. In any case, I don't think penalizing you would serve anything. Censure for political corectness is as harming as narrowmindedness is, and I loathe both. You seem to have an issue with lebals and getting frustrated when people don't behave you see fit for that label. You give the clear example for women. Feel free to think that way obviously, just don't force that view on others. Regarding the question, though I am someone who biologically and in terms of sexual orientation falls well within what is average, it seems quite simple to me. Adult people love and respect adult people who love and respect them. You don't need much labels for that. If you nonetheless wish to ask yourself questions, ask the following. Biologically and evolutionary a minority of individuals is born with external or internal gender characteristics of both sexes or of a sex that does not align with their chromosonal make-up (we all develop from the same embryonic template anyway). So, if for what matters, namely the way your phycial make-up determines your thinking, you are female and you like men, but have physically male characteristics, are you then straight or gay? The answer logically seems to me to be both but also that the question is nonsensical. One could argue that after a gender transition at least for society the answer is more "clear", at this point she would be straight according to social norms. On a personal side note, this need to "identify" with a group is to me something American. "LGBT", "African-American", etc... all those labels for sexual orientation or race. And then they wonder why people make such disinctions based upon those labels... It's human to have an us vs them mentality. Putting labels enforces this.
  8. Private_Miros

    Object 416: How to play?

    This. This is exactly what WoTLabs is about. Just like when you play badly, it's your own fault. The fact that you have inadequate forum etiquette is your own fault. True, we are not the most accessible forum, but we are closer to real life. If, in my job, I get someone like you asking me questions that can easily be searched, I'll answer once or twice. The tenth time, you're bottom of my to-do-list. The fiftieth time, you'll be the main example of the person to ignore in lunch time rants with anyone whose help you might also need at some point. Luckily, you only seem to be impulsive and lazy (and now defensive), so you strongly belong to the bracket of people that can learn from their mistakes.
  9. Private_Miros

    Looking for friends

    7th time good time. Every clan needs fast learners.
  10. Private_Miros

    WG NA going full retard

    You know I came here to merge this thread with the first one, but now...
  11. Ow bloody hell guys, are you really dragging me into an MM is rigged discussion of old like on the official forums? I'll summarize my view point since 2011. MM 15 vs 15; in the form it has always been, with random players and random RNG, favours baddies and pulls everyone to the mean. You don't need to rig such a system to hurt the good players. All changes since then also favour pulling players to the mean (premium ammo for credits, limited MM spread, the 3-5-7), it all serves the diminish the impact of one player - and the 3-5-7; of a platoon on average - on the outcome of a game (although premium ammo plus 3man-platoons and no 3-5-7 made 80% possible for a while). You don't even need rigging for that. If you do cry rigging, numbers and data god damnit, because if you are human you will always belief the system is out to get you based on perception only. TL:DR: WoT is a success because the MM is rigged without it being actually rigged.
  12. Due to lack of one, I decided to make this M26 Pershing appreciation thread. Once I find more time, unless I can ninja'd by another poster, I will give an overview of the basic information on the tank (stats, pictures, armor lay-out, etc..). But for know, by all means, appreciate, and give tips on equipment and crew training, as well as its optimal use, in your view. Personally, the M26 Pershing, even after the appearance of the T69, stays the most complete US medium tank. It beats the Patton in that aspect, since the Patton is a true medium tank. The Pershing, in tier VIII games, is more versatile and can actually act as an emergency heavy and line holder. This thing can take an enormous beating before going down. The main goal is of course to use terrain to stay out of the enemy firing-line and troll the flanks of the enemy shamelessly abusing gun depression. However, in stark contrast to the T20 and Patton, it can hold its own in direct confrontation too. The Patton III pre-nerf was pretty similar, being a more versatile but lesser armoured T110E5, while this is in essence a more versatile but lesser armoured T32.
  13. Leaving that thread open would only have served a(n admittedly likely enjoyable) shitstorm of sarcastic answers. We try to keep those out of vehicle discussions. We are lead to believe there are no stupid questions and nobody is bad at something. Well, newsflash, there are, and everyone sucks at something, and most at many things. And you know what, that's fine. That's how life is. The only way to learn is to realize that, and work from there. This forum was built upon those principles.
  14. Private_Miros

    M3 Lee to be removed from game

    Why doesn't Trump have a tank yet? If anyone would demand a tank to be named after him...
  15. A while ago, I bought a wheel and pedals for my pc and started practicing race sims, I think I'm settling into my new post-WoT addiction. (And to think I'm avoiding PUBG out of fear of getting sucked in.)

    1. Medjed

      Medjed

      I wanted to try racing with wheel and pedals so badly, but proper setup costs a fucking lot....so i'm not sure would it be a wise investement....i might not like it that much and it would be a lot of money wasted

    2. Private_Miros

      Private_Miros

      Yeah, it set me back 300 EUR (Logitec G920 plus 6-speed shifter - and some fiddling to adapt the brake pedal to my liking)... And the beginning is frustrating, but once you get the hang of it, it's oh so rewarding. Asseto Corsa (always great to drive) and Project Cars (fun to meh, depending on the car).

  16. Private_Miros

    How to get started with the meth (API, Datasets?)

    Moved the "meth" section. Enjoy the snort.
  17. Private_Miros

    free (3 days) of premium EVERY WEEK

    There is a DIRECT LINK between retardation and CAPS LOCK use, BE AWARE of this image you create of yourself.
  18. Private_Miros

    M.O.E on Test Server

    Why do you try to post this 3 times in an AMA section??? Moved to general test server related stuff. Also, it's a test server, separate from the actual game. If you ask WG, don't forget to ask the credits and gold to also carry over, but preferably only for you and me.
  19. Private_Miros

    9.20 Supertest - Soviet Medium Changes

    Sometimes I feel like returning to WoT. Then I read new threads on WotLabs.
  20. Private_Miros

    So what did you guys pick up at the Steam sale?

    Dishonored 2 only so far.
  21. Banned and binned the spammer, though I feel compelled to congratulate him on the proper layout of his post. The use of paragraphs and proper outlining was much appreciated.

    1. MAJEST1C

      MAJEST1C

      What did I miss? Link plox 

      Noticed a bug on mobile. Double neg rep on posts

  22. Private_Miros

    WG - >9000; Playerbase - 2

    Xen, please, since when is to not appear to be totally wrong an obstacle?
  23. In a probably useless effort to mediate the ever returning threads of often mediocre players demanding the addition of expected values for their new toys (in the vain hope their stats will get an insignificant boost to a value no one cares about), I will compile in this stickied thread the reasons for their loss. Most of this information is originally from our resident statistical lump of gold, @RichardNixon 1. Why are new tanks not giving me stats: - WG does not always immediately release the stats of newly added tanks in the API, meaning that WoTLabs cannot read the data to be included into its calculations. - Added to this: WN8 data doesn't typically include any tank details except the ID. Sites used to do automated encyclopedia lookups, but WG murdered half their API team a few months ago, and no new tanks are currently being added. For example: The Mutz was in the newer tankopedia API and the KR was in the deprecated one. The M41 isn't in either/ Not all is lost though: Sites (like WoTLabs) have to enter the name, tier, class etc manually. The data's there in the API though. This, however, takes time and manual labour, and known expected values (or replacement values). It's not always easy either, as for example, there are two M41 90s in the API. The GF version (ID 50961) has something like 30-40k players on EU, while the plain one (ID 64017) has one player on EU and ~100 on RU, which is typical for supertest tanks. 2. Why are other sites giving me stats for this tank and WoTLabs not? - WN8 didn't define a method for handling missing expected values, so sites vary. Some methods will universally inflate WN8, while others are in the right ballpark for most tanks or most accounts. - A lot of sites pull updates automatically from wnefficiency.net. If that's not updated, then nothing happens though, unless replacement values are being used. Sites and session mods sometimes pick their own values for missing tanks when the official expected values are taking too long to update. - WoTLabs "official" WN8 works with "official" expected values for each tank, using replacement values from other similar tanks, still need internal discussion, much like a full update of the WN8 expected values. This takes time. TL:DR Tanks will get added sooner or later. WN is a measure only relevant over larger number of battles. Replacement values also take time as enough players (and not only the good ones that free xp or grind faster) should have played the tank to get a relevant sample. Lastly: The people who take care of all this, do this voluntarily and in their own free time. They have no obligations to anyone, least of all to a random dude who's irky because his overal or recent meaningless value is temporarily slightly lower than it might otherwise be. Additionally: If you were referred to this thread because you made a thread about this subject without first checking this stickied thread, you are bad and should feel bad.
  24. Private_Miros

    How to reset History clan

    Your clan history is too impressive to delete, mate.