CraBeatOff

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  1. 1.0 removed my ability to play WoT without investing in a PC upgrade - which isn't of great interest to me right now (mind you my internet is very shoddy). I didn't stop playing because I don't like WoT, or because i found particular fault with the community - it just upgraded past my ability to run it. I'll also share that@dualmaster333 has sold his PC parts and turned off his home internet. The era of the original chode$tarz has passed it seems. 

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    2. Fulcrous

      Fulcrous

      gotta prioritize them irl gains

    3. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      Aw, man.. I was wondering why we hadn't seen you in a while. 
      @CraBeatOff, hope to see you back before too long. Thanks for all of the encouragement and advice up to now.
       

    4. Tanager

      Tanager

      Just noticed this.  Bummed that you're taking a forced hiatus.  Hope an upgrade falls in your lap soon.

  2. ping? where you at?

    1. TheChang

      TheChang

      I played for a bit yesterday, just have been busy.

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      We miss you on G ts! Please come by!

  3. FV 4005 Stage 2 researched. HE is the best ammo.

    1. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      But I'm keeping the 5.5in Conway, cause it's funny

  4. Equipment 'Experimental Optics' successfully purchased (1 item(s)).
    You spent bond:  4,000.

    Equipment 'Experimental Optics' mounted on vehicle.

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    3. Fulcrous

      Fulcrous

      4 hours ago, CraBeatOff said:

      536m

      *spits out water*

      Imagine that on a T-100 with max camo :MingLee:

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Yea you can get the T-100 up to like 517 or something. It's 390 base won't reach the extreme levels the T49s 410 base can. But if you want to see what crazy camo and 535+ does those elc 90 replays...

  5. Estimate another 10 days of the Grand Hunt bonds mission event. 2m bonds paid Day 1, which was a short day (2pm EST to 6am the next morning). 3m paid on Day 2 with 37m banked. Expect quicker rate with the weekend activity bump. 

    1. Zepherex

      Zepherex

      2 more days of playing and then i can stick a purple rammer on something :^)

    2. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      .... sigh.. of course they start some bond event when I was out of country. :/

  6. Conway 5.5in gun is hilarious. Fabulous prep for the shitbarn...with flexible ammo choices and comfortable enough depression and mobility. I might keep it for lulz.

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      HE is best ammo comrade.

      But it's got a turret depression and goes 40, so just try to get an angle and wait for a turret break if you must harass a super.

    3. Tarski

      Tarski

      I switched to the 5.5in and I think I might have to switch back to the 120mm. My DPG has dropped off. I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with how much clumsier this gun is. Positions I used to be able to work are now off limits because of how much more exposure time it takes to bring the 5.5in on target. I've never had so many 0 damage shots from a gun. 

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It's not good. Just funny.

  7. This double xp mission combined with 200% xp boosters and the holiday bonus is nuts. I ground the 5.5 Conway gun with @1n_Soviet_Russia in 11games. 64k xp.

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    2. skyf24

      skyf24

      My bad, i got to the 416 in 48 games or so. The A-44 was pretty potato. free xpd all the modules on the 416, seems pretty nice so far, only done 3 games or so though. Probably be done with it in 2 nights or so. 

    3. Darvek

      Darvek

      2x xp bonus wasn't worth much for me yesterday. Playing at my usual blueish level, but with under 40% WR. I'm not great at this game, but I usually win more than the afkers. Ah well, small sample sizes and all that.

    4. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      I'm not really grinding anything but I've been playing T49 and not using boosters - i've done about 200k out of the 300k free xp i need for the 430 so far.  Gonna spend all day tomorrow with boosters on and see how it goes

  8. This is outside your normal wheelhouse, but I'm looking for an opinion on absolutely min-maxing the T49 - with the 152mm. What equipment do you think is optimal? Or is it simply whether you prefer a style of spotting (optics/vents), vs a style of better chances to hit shots(GLD)? I've played around with tons of combos, but can't really figure out what is best, need an expert opinion. 

    1. CarbonWard

      CarbonWard

      Optics VS and Rammer.

      VS and rammer doesn't need any introduction

      152 means you are gonna have a lot of downtime to scout, you need VR more than say GLD even tho you are starving for aimtime.

       

      152 is just shit tho, outside of occasional pens you are basically useless since a 152m HE to the side of a HT is most likely 300 dmg more or less at 19 sec reload, your early/mid/late game role is basically reduced to scout with occasional harrassment, which doesn't do shit on maps like plisen/himms or any city map in general.

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Would that change with improved equipment? I've found that rammer is my least preferred 3rd module as I'm so rarely stringing shots together - and that i feel i miss out on more damage from either final accuracy (mitigated by vents) or not being able to close the reticle in time (mitigated by GLD). 

      With 152 i find city fights are great, since like the Type4/5 and unlike other LTs you don't need to flank - frontally hits heavies and superheavies for 350, splashes tracks and sidescrapes for the same. The trouble comes on open maps where accuracy and aimtime are key factors - like steppes and overlord

  9. I'm uploading T49 games to show how i play each map. http://wotreplays.eu/site/index/version/60/player/Crabeatoff/sort/uploaded_at.desc

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Haha. Why was he even aimed at me? It's the Zen of the T49, RNGesus giveth and he taketh too. In a later game which had shit gameplay i 1-shot an udes for all 1000 hp and then on the next reload i cupola penned an Strv 103-0 for 1005 (at 350m). 

    3. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      Thanks for posting those CraB. I saw some different things I wouldn't have otherwise tried. 

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      My pleasure. I'll do more as i play.

  10. 20 straight wins in the T49 and over a million credits profit. Terrible pubbie abuse!

    1. mistervanni

      mistervanni

      pic or it didnt happen ;p

       

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I'll put up a replay pack tomorrow

    3. mistervanni
  11. I'm ticketing back my E-100 and grille. That means all 10s I've ever bought will be in garage. Are there some 9s i should reclaim though?

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    2. Kolni

      Kolni

      Waffle4 and JT are pretty decent tier 9s these days actually

    3. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Also no t95? It's broken as balls now that it's not slower than tog

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I played the German TDs and just didn't get into them. But neither under 3/5/7. Should revisit

  12. Bonds are paid!

  13. T92LT 3 marked. 2900 combined is the current value. I spent 80 games above 91.7 but finally got a nice run of maps and didn't suicide. I'm credit wealthy, my new T49 girls have good skills already. And its nice to be able to play spotter/zoom zoom style in tier 8 premium.

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It puts the lotion on its skin. Now get back into the tank and hunt butts!

    3. Vindi

      Vindi

      This tank has a very high skill-ceiling, especially for me who is not a good light player (just casually flipping with sheridan from time-to-time) I think my combined is like 1800-2k at best.. I think I just need some more games to "feel" it. What I can do with the chinese light line and normal american I can't do here.

    4. TheChang

      TheChang

      I think I may wait 14 days to attempt this 3-mark so I don't have to tryhard as much...

  14. Thank you @Dlur and @TheChang for excellent platoon. T49x2 and T30 is the new meta. All the alpha, all the depression. 

  15. Oh fuck yea. Ivstab is equipped!

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    2. Canadian_Reaper

      Canadian_Reaper

      I'm thinking of following your example, except equipping a 183. Although it will take me far longer of course.

      Does the improved equipment demount for gold? Or do you have to spend more bonds to demount it?

    3. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      200 bonds demount cost. The 183 is so skill blunting i don't know why you'd want to upgrade it let alone play it.

    4. Canadian_Reaper

      Canadian_Reaper

      Well it helps I have very little skill to blunt.

  16. Less than 250 bonds to go until MORE BETTERER T49 MEMES

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    3. leggasiini

      leggasiini

      Only at 1.7k bonds by myself :(

      Will probably torture myself in next ranked season tho...just so I can have 12.5 sec reload with O-Ho...

      I tried the O-Ho with full improved equipment loadout and VStab booster...jesus christ that gun handling was so good that I would reliably snap at long ranges :serb:

    4. Kolni

      Kolni

      DPM with HE guns hardly matter, so it's definitely the least urgent one to get

  17. Has anyone noticed any changes in the tier X platooned MM? I had odd results today.

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    2. monjardin

      monjardin

      It seems like Grand Battles became a lot more common a few days ago. Maybe that's contributing to your perceived weirdness?

    3. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I couldn't force tier X battles by platooning yesterday...like 30% over 20+ tries

    4. monjardin

      monjardin

      The past few days I've seemed to either get 3/5/7 or a long queue time before a Grand Battle over and over again. That was solo though. 

  18. Will today be S-tank day? Trying to schedule my activities. 

  19. Idiot forum won't let me reply

    Yoloing and hoping it works out is a great way to get dead in the T-100. Not sure how you got the impression that's the proper engagement! Active spotting is just 1 tool for the T-100 but the accel, profile, armor and 42% camo make the enemy connection very infrequent. 

    In the T-100 there is no engagement to far away, no flanking maneuver you can't reasonably do. And no situation you cannot drive away from.

    The guys above have it right, the RhmPz and Sheridan are the most medium like, but they're also just blah low hp, pen accuracy mediums with some speed and camo. The T-100 is the best LT in the game though and the one every other LT driver fears.

  20. Orders and crews paid out for 260 Campaign downtime...but wait! there's more!

    Error:giftTankwoman/server_error

    That's right, can't claim my bonus crew, because of an error! Huzzah! Two steps forward, one step back, put your hands on your head, now fall on your ass...its the WarGaming song!

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    2. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      I'm running vanilla and it would not fork over my woomans

    3. Vindi

      Vindi

      getting female member: only perk is bia -1 skill. fml

    4. Kolni

      Kolni

      19 hours ago, CraBeatOff said:

      on a related note, the 260 is pretty awful. took the equipment off it already. fuck that tank!

      It's not that bad, 113 is definitely worse and it's considered good still

  21. Why don't you have a T-100LT?

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Why not the the RU med that GO FAST, instead of clone #1

    3. TheMarine0341

      TheMarine0341

      I like Rusha Carpet tenk

    4. Errants

      Errants

      'cause 4.2 million is much more reasonable for my broke ass, than 6.3 million...

  22. 3500 bonds down. 1500 to go. I cannot wait to play more T49. I used today's tier X sale to buy a discounted 5A, so i can actually get picked for this next clan event. So I can get bonds, so I can outfit the T49...the circle of (chode) life. 

    1. dualmaster333

      dualmaster333

      I just hit 2500 bonds with no indication of further progress. I have to see if BULBA is actually doing the clan event thing. I'm on business travel for the first week or so but should be able to get enough games in for some sweet sweet bonds.

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    2. TheChang

      TheChang

      I made it available by direct link only. I clicked on it and it worked, idk.

      Oh, here

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/3916030?secret=b6ceba3d7f0b70b390a3b0a7858a01a3

    3. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      well make it public!

    4. TheChang

      TheChang

      I copied the url from the url bar, I had to press the button that says replay link I guess since it's private

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/3916030?secret=b6ceba3d7f0b70b390a3b0a7858a01a3

  23. So I've got three female crew to claim. I claimed a fourth to train as T49 loader until she's training 4th skills, then she becomes commander and will quickly catch the others. That 6 skill commander will go to the Sheridan i guess and the T71 gets the Sheridan 5 skills. 

    T-100LT has a Berlin 0 skills crew as does the 54LW.

    Both China light tanks have 5 skill commanders.

    All my German lights have 6 skill female commanders.

    France has no ladies.  So...do i fill out a T49 crew or do i claim a 3 woman Francaise crew?

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Thank you my analytical friend

    3. dualmaster333

      dualmaster333

      Fun fact of the day: a pimped out Conway with 5.5" HESH has 4100 theoretical DPM.

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I have checked that fact when it was on test! Eat dix grilles and skorps!