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  1. I'm weighing in to disagree with my friend Archaic's archaic philosophy of censorship. In the 18th century, typical Americans didn't work for huge corporations. They were craftsman and small farmers, who were either their own boss or who aspired to be the boss in the foreseeable future. And they didn't get their entertainment and information from media empires. In that setting, it made sense to focus almost solely on government threat of censorship. Things have changed. Now the capitalists whom we work for and who provide our information and entertainment have the power to shut us down, in a way that didn't exist in the 18th century. Concepts of free speech and censorship must evolve accordingly. I'm not okay with being a wage slave. (When faced with a rebellion of his employees, my favorite Marxist, Groucho, said: "Wages? You want to be wage slaves? Answer me that! Of course not. What is it that makes wage slaves? Wages! I want you to be free. Strike off your chains! Strike up the band! Strike three you're out! Remember, there's nothing like Liberty, except Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post. Be free, now and forever. One and individual. One for all and all for me, and tea for two and six for a quarter.")
  2. This is one of the goofy tanks that I play after a rough day at work. At those times, I just can't bring myself to try hard. Instead, I pull out roller skates like the PZ IC and Luchs, derps like the KV-2, and the ultimate in goofiness: the roller skate/derp T49.
  3. Welcome friend!
  4. Now that the 85M has been buffed, it is way better than the Rudy for me. The 85M now has an awesome gun; it is the same gun as the Rudy and regular 34-85, but fires faster. The 85M also has better frontal armor that is more likely to get troll bounces. These advantages are not even close to counterbalanced by a small speed disadvantage: the 85M is still generally fast enough to get where you want to go Yes, the 85M is a true throwback to the Russian bias days that we all loved. Buy it, comrades. (But don't get too enamored of capitalism, which is on its last legs.)
  5. Thank you for the answers. @8_Hussars: That map overlay thing was helpful. That's also an interesting link and point that you bring up about clutch braking vs. off road driving. I have been going in the opposite direction: I used to favor CB first, but lately I have been favoring ORD. My current reasoning is that ORD also helps turning, albeit not as much as CB in many situations; in addition, ORD helps straight ahead speed. I also find that, in some quick turretless vehicles, CB makes me turn too fast, and I can't get my gun on the target. What do others think about CB vs. ORD?
  6. There's no stupid questions, right? I thought I remembered reading eons ago that you get a speed bonus from traveling on roads. Well, I have probably followed paved roads, dirt roads, and small dirt paths thousands of times. I haven't really noticed any speed increase over firm ground. Sure, I notice a decrease when I drive on soft ground, but that's the only speed difference that registers with me. This has been bugging me forever. It took me a long time to ask because I know that I am probably being stupid. So what is the deal with roads? Is driving on roads better than driving on firm ground?
  7. I find the Rudy harder, too. It seems a little less durable and a little slower. It could be my tomato imagination. I look forward to Crab playing it. By the way, are you guys playing the T-34-85M? It is awesome since the buff. Great gun: like the regular T-34-85 gun, but fires faster.
  8. As they say in Scotland: "Your father is dead? What size were his shoes?" Good luck!
  9. I haven't thought about him in ages. Just seeing the name made me lmao.
  10. I couldn't find a thread for the T-34-85M. So I'm starting this to get your opinion post-buff. My opinion after playing it a bunch: Holy Cow! Stalin has decided to bless us with a new tool to fight the fascists and their capitalist lackeys. The gun is really good now: just like the regular T-34-85 gun, but fires faster. And the M's armor, like always, gets the occasional troll bounce. All this for a slight loss in mobility, which rarely seems to matter. What do you think?
  11. Skill4ltu was new to me, and I watched him yesterday based on the recommendations here. He did explain hilariously what went wrong in the occasional derp-out game. The best part was that he was doing viewer choice for tank selection. He got trolled by a request to play the Matilda BP. The irony was priceless when 3/4 of his team died before he got to the battle.
  12. Löwe: 14T26E5 (Patriot): 36 America!
  13. Sorry, guys, can't figure out on my work computer how to remove the colors from the previous poster. I can't do bold and italics, either! Type 59 - 21 WZ-111 - 18112 - 21 T-34-3 - 18 59-Patton - 11 FCM 50 t - 24M4A1 Rev. - 23 AMX M4 49 (Liberte) - 20leKpz M41 90mm - 21Skorpion G - 22+1Panther 88 - 20Lowe -29Pz. 58 Mutz - 20STA-2 - 23FV4202 (P) - 11-3=8 Hasn't gone down yet only because it is so bad that it flies under the radar. At least people play the CDC and know that it is bad.T26E4 - 18+1=19 Don't let this go down prematurely. Pref matchmaking. Armor still trolls auto-aiming pubbies, who can be facehugged to death. Even has weirdly good camo if you are forced to play at range. Gun is better than advertised.T34 - 17M46 KR - 21T26E5 (Patriot) - 23 T-54 Mod. 11IS-6 - 15 KV-5 - 20T-44-100 - 21
  14. I'm not sure that I understand. I don't think that you are writing about too few tanks going east. I think that you are writing about tanks going east, but not covering all of the levels. (There's basically 3 different levels in the east, each of which has cover from reds in the adjoining level if they are not peeking.) I haven't noticed any trends in that regard. It is probably just pubbies randomly deciding whether to go low or go high, without seeing that their choice may cause them to get flanked.
  15. The 30.01 D is interesting. It is not a bad tank now. But it doesn't get played much because it is slightly, yet obviously, worse than the Cromwell and T-34-85. I wonder if these buffs will be what 30.01 D needs to become a real option: a Cromwell-like tank that trades a just little speed for being better able to hit shots from long range. I'm in.