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  1. jodgi

    Naval Action

    They have a bunch of stuff up their sleeve. First they have to get the thing out of the door and get the queue populated, so hold that thought...
  2. jodgi

    Naval Action

    I've ground up to Renommee and since the semi open beta the queue is filling up. Had a battle with mostly players:
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    Naval Action

    The arena version of Naval Action: Naval Action Legends has now gone to (closed) beta. When released the game will be free to play but everyone who has purchased Naval Action now has Legends in their library. You might need to relog your Steam client for Legends to show up. Don't buy Naval Action to get access to Legends only to get mad when everyone gets access for free at release! We're still low-pop and bots are used to fill the queue. #FuckBots Premium stuff isn't in yet so it's all stock grind hell that will get wiped before release... You know how it goes...
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    Naval Action

    Halloween sale on Naval Action, if you wanted to try it out but money was an issue.
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    Naval Action

    I was messing with the capturable forts in one of the game-modes:
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    Naval Action

    Well, in that case... Here's how you fire it up. Server is up only on weekends at this point. Could you do me a favour and not be a little bitch on the forums should you become an NA forumite? I'm sorry, you're a wotlabber so I know you are better than that. key in PM.
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    Naval Action

    The first days of the first stress test is done, next window is the coming weekend. We're allowed to share closed beta access keys to "friends", so if there's anyone here who'd like to help hunt the inevitable bugs gimme a PM shout.
  8. jodgi

    Naval Action

    First hint at UI from Naval Action arena version:
  9. jodgi

    Naval Action

    How is it crap?
  10. jodgi

    Naval Action

    NA is crawling along. OW version is being updated to Unity 5 and the next thing on the list is to make it ready for release. The closed beta release of the arena version is being held up by the Unity 5 bugs. I expect to be able to share more details sooner than later. A random hostility grind mission against bots on the testbed:
  11. QuickieQ: Does standard account players have access to three man toons in WoT these days? (honestly don't remember)

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    2. SchnitzelTruck


      That was changed like 5 yrs ago, wtf

    3. Kolni


      you're alive???? :PogChamp: 

    4. jodgi


      Hi, Kolni, baby!

  12. jodgi

    Naval Action

    UI is the last thing they'll work on. The economy is probably what's changed the most. The EVE lovers like the new eco though I doubt it has the depth of EVE nor the numbers (currently) to make things go round. I REALLY like the game despite being rather averse towards eco boredom and loss induced PvP timidness (personal taste). That brings us into why I came here today: The arena version, working title: Naval Action Legends, has opened for applications to the upcoming closed beta testing. I'll stay in the open world version depending on this and that, but the arena version that revolves around the absolutely glorious skill-based fighting mechanics will be my bread and butter as well as the love of my life
  13. How many hours of play, or how many matches does it take to level up to T10 in wot? prem or no...

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    2. leggasiini


      It depends fucking alot.

      It can take between 400 - 4000 battles. 400 battles is possible to do in under week if you are crazy and play hella lot.

      I grinded Kranvagn in 400 battles. When i grinded it, i had purple recents, premium account and reserves activated basically all the time.

      I grinded FV215B in more than 4000 battles. I was bright red, didnt have premium and reserves didnt exist back then. No matter how much i played it took me ages to get it.


    3. jodgi


      Thanks guys. I'm involved in testing of Naval Action so was curious to see what kind of grinds we accept here.

    4. Archaic_One


      An IS-4 requires ~560k XP, IS-7 590k XP, and an E5 about 600k XP.  A few tier Xs require over 800K XP to earn, the average seems to be around 720k.  A really strong easy to play line like the IS-7 could be done in under 500 games by a good player using XP boost reserves.  On the other hand, arty are all up in the 800K XP range and arty is shit at earning XP, so 1K games would not be unexpected for a clicker driver to get tier X.  Or, what @leggasiini said, because I am a scrub and did not 'view previous comments'

  14. jodgi

    Naval Action

    Update. Things are chugging along in Naval Action, and I should do an update, but today I'll just give you a heads-up about Game-Labs' latests announcement: CLICKY I'm EXTREMELY hyped for this. Naval Action Open World is great and all, but I'm not a fan of the boredom in sandboxes like NA or EVE. If you haven't tried NA ship pew-pew you're missing out and soon you'll get to roll in the fun without having to deal with the boring activities of the sandbox. For those of you who like sandbox stuff the current Naval Action game on steam is worth checking out, btw
  15. I get these from time to time, at least as much as I get the pubbie rage (which is great entertainment to me, mind you). Lovey, dovey pubbies.
  16. jodgi

    The Random Thoughts Thread

    I've seen a lot during the course of my 37k wot matches, but this is the rarest of the rare: Right? Everyone sorta doing their job.
  17. I thought there was some "FAME is defunct and some shitters hijacked the name" or some such explanation...
  18. jodgi


    I chuckled.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    Back after a long hiatus. Good to see these guys aren't extinct yet:
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    Rheinmetall Skorpion G

    This is way too common:
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    Rheinmetall Skorpion G

    kek this thing is nothing like other prems, and the type 59 is supposed to be too good!? Did they just abandon their prem tank plan for this tank only? Good for fun (fast and lolgun) Good for winning Good for cash This is possibly almost as good as rhoomba before nerf. It's way, WAY better than silly chariot.
  22. jodgi

    Designated Target

    Original article by @jodgi The developers at Wargaming have a habit of being a bit short with the information and stats on most things concerning World of Tanks. We’re given a short description and requests for extensive explanations are met with the terse and trollish response: “This is not a game for accountants.” (paraphrased). To know the ins and outs of the game mechanics, players are often forced to do in-game tests or reverse engineer various data- and configuration files. The best example of this is the camo values of tanks. No information about these values is offered by the developers so players of the Russian forum are performing ongoing testing to discern the camo coefficients of the tanks in the game. This piece is about understanding exactly how the perk “Designated Target” works. Prior to writing this I put the question to the users of the forum. The answers I got were well thought through and mostly based on the official description of the perk, but varied a bit in content and effect. Testing had to be done to get closer to the elusive truth about the perk’s inner workings. It’s simple, really, and a small addition to the perk’s description would have made this wall of text with purdy pictures and videos pointless, but we’ll get to that. Perk description This is the description you’ll find in the game client and it doesn't give us much to go on. Notice you only have to target an enemy vehicle and it works in direct and indirect fire modes. Does indirect mean arcade- or artillery mode? The wiki description answers my question about artillery mode and further defines what targeting means. It goes on to state that the duration a target stays lit is at least five seconds, but seems to be random up to 10 seconds. If this assumption is true, coupled with visibility check intervals of up to two seconds at maximum range, it could be hard to do any meaningful testing at all. Testing SWSnake, Xinias, Ar1z, Arrnor, SWG112 and myself did the testing in a Malinovka training room using medium tanks (Thanks to Oneechan and Orrie for that out of range idea.). My M48 Patton was the only tank with a designated target trained gunner, it is also skilled and equipped to sport a viewrange of 486m but that is capped to the standard 445 maximum detection range. We used stopwatches during the testing but the times displayed in the videos and printed here were measured in the video editing software. Baseline First off a simple confirmation that Designated Target works and to note the baseline times. We also did many repetitions to get an impression of any random factors that might exist. The target tank is within my max spotting range and fires to drop camo which allows me to light him up. I believe firing the gun makes the target visible maybe three or four seconds, then follows the spotting countdown of about six seconds followed by the designated target countdown of an additional two seconds. It is abundantly clear that under these circumstances there are no random factors to correct for. Maybe the wiki information about random spotting duration is outdated? Maybe random durations can be observed in normal public battles? It is also possible firing the gun forces a visibility check, since even the two seconds interval seems to be taken out of the equation. We do not need to worry too much about randomness. Designated Target, passive at maximum range Does the perk work if you target the tank but it is another tank without the perk that does the actual spotting? The target tank is within my maximum spotting range and the spotter tank peeks out at the target, spots it and pulls back behind solid cover. Here we have to consider a small random factor caused by the movement of the spotting tank and half a second seems to fit the bill. Notice that the duration is longer when I’m aiming away. It seems unlikely Designated Target works in this setup, but we have to try again. Designated target, passive at medium range The setup: The spotter moves carefully forward until the target is spotted then moves back and out of spotting range. In this example we have to correct for the random factor caused by the movement of the spotter tank and allow for the human reaction time of the driver. I find it hard to suggest the difference is caused by a two seconds perk timer. Line of sight blocked, passive It seems passive mode is a goner, but we trundle on, regardless. The difference is in line with what we’ve seen already and is, like before, most likely caused by tank movement and reaction time. Line of sight blocked by objects, active spotting The setup is simple, the target peeks out, shoots and pulls back behind solid cover, a rock in this case. Designated Target works with solid objects between the spotter and the target. Line of sight broken by terrain, active spotting. What if the target pulls back and hides behind terrain? There is a little bit of driving involved in this test that makes the timing a bit inaccurate. Still, it seems Designated Target kicks in with two extra seconds even if the target hides behind terrain after being spotted. The moment of “designation”. When is the perk timer added? The two last tests indicate that it you have crosshairs on target around the time you spot the tank, two seconds are added to the duration the target will remain lit. Can you aim at a target towards the end of the duration and still add the perk timer? Designated target does not work if you spot a tank but don’t aim at it until it’s about to disappear. The perk timer is added at the start and that explains why the perk works in spite of the target hiding behind objects and terrain or even moves out of maximum detection range, as we will check next. We didn’t test what happens when there are multiple targets within the 10 degree cone of you aiming point. Neither did we test to find out exactly how quickly you need to aim at a spotted target to allow the perk to kick in. Outside viewrange, active spotting. What if the target you spot immediately moves out of your viewrange? Doesn’t matter, Designated target works even if the target moves out of your viewrange, even the maximum detection range of 445 m. Conclusion Designated Target works with a tank that does it’s own spotting and is aimed at the spotted target quickly. Gunners in medium and light tanks are obvious candidates to be trained to Designated Target. To make frequent use of the perk with a heavy tank or tank destroyer will require a playstyle not perfectly suited for those tank classes, but it’s still viable. Though, I can imagine it to be a good fit for something like the E25. Discuss this on WoTLabs
  23. jodgi

    Naval Action

    Here's a duel with Tomasz Pociecha. Duels are long and boring But the first 10 minutes of it sets the scene for my win. He's in a carronade ship that is REALLY deadly up close, so my game is to win the sail fight, gain wind on him and pull out of his death zone. From out of carro range I can kill him at my leasure. This game is very skill based, wotlabbers.
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    Aircraft Appreciation Thread

    I've actually talked to a few older guys who used to fly this in the Norwegian Air Force. Talking about burning 30k feet on a loop... made me go hard.