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  1. Profuse thanks for this thread. I feel like my IQ has been boosted.
  2. That's a good point about newer players getting in trouble with fast, fragile tanks. I would certainly steer a newer player away from such a tank at tier 8. But tier 6 is a good place to start learning. So if a newer player has made it to tier 6, I wouldn't necessarily steer them away from the Bromwell and Type 64.
  3. Awesome. I'm that guy who always rushes out to C1, even in a bottom-tier tank, because it is the "important" spot. This post gave me a lot to think about.
  4. I am anti-Patriot on this one. You say your friend needs a tier 8 credit earner. With the current matchmaking, the Patriot is a poor earner for me. I end up firing premium way too much. To be sure, I am probably bad. But so is your friend. So maybe my opinion is most realistic. My opinion on the best tier 8 credit earners is not very valuable because I don't have the newer premiums. With that caveat, my best credit-earner by far is the Skorpion. I also do pretty well on credits in the Super Pershing with its preferential matchmaking and adequate gun. Of the two, the Spersh is probably okay for noobs, while the Skorpion could be problematic. But why the obsession with tier 8? No matter the tank, a noob may end up losing at tier 8 and not making credits. I would lean strongly towards tier 7 and the Berlin IS-2 if it is on sale. Or how about the T-34-85M, Bromwell, or Type 64 at tier 6? What about some of the stuff at tier 5 -- like the lefty for steady earning and trollish fun? (I'll now duck after suggesting an arty.)
  5. Absolutely. There's 2 rocks on the top of the mid ridge. I will sometimes go back and forth from one rock to the other as I am reloading.
  6. IS-3: 26Object 416: 28+1=29 The tank I hate playing against. It hits me, and I can't see it. If I see it, I can't hit it. If I hit it, a troll bounce.Lowe: 35T26E5/Patriot: 30Rhm. Skorpion: 24Obj. 252U/Defender: 34 Lorr. 40t: 17-3=14 A good tank, but not that hard to kill.
  7. lol. MM has made both tier 6 and tier 8 suck. I have been playing my tier 7 premium IS-2 to make credits.
  8. Nice list, my friend. But you must feel especially filthy for this^
  9. Is this a social security disability appeal? Years ago, my understanding was that it was easy to find an essentially free lawyer specializing in SSD appeals. That's because lawyers collected fees from the government upon winning in federal court. Many lawyers took the cases for free on the chance that they would win and collect the fee. You had to be careful in selecting a lawyer, though: some law firms were SSD appeal "mills" that churned out the appeals, doing very little work for individual clients and making a profit because the sheer volume of cases produced a sufficient number of winners. I don't know if anything has changed in recent years. Ignore me if I am being stupid.
  10. Since no stains attributable to the Marine can be detected on Chesty, I will start off the bidding for the package at $20.
  11. Thanks for the helpful thread, and please keep it coming as you reevaluate which light tanks are good. I don't think that I will wait to see if any former heroes/current zeroes are rebuffed. I can always reshuffle my garage again if I need to. In general, I like to have good tanks at each tier for pubs and tournaments, and for team stuff at tiers 6, 8, and 10. So my tentative plan is to sell the ELC, Chaffee, T37, and Bulldog. I'll then buy the 16.02 Leopard, AMX 12t (with plans to go up the line), and T71. For now, I'll keep the LTTB and T54LW (with plans to grind the T100LT). And I will never get rid of the T49 (which will, of course, unlock the Sheridan eventually). No, I don't have a Type 64, and I am obviously considering it. But I do have a Bromwell for tier 6 stuff, and I have been trying not to spend too much gold. (I will be spending quite a bit to retrain crews.) Any advice is welcome.
  12. My daughter tries to explain "kawaii" to me. And, yes, the ke-ho seems super kawaii. A stealth gem that has a good combination of dpm, depression, mobility, and view/camo.
  13. Same here. My Bromwell jumped. On the other end, my T54 LW and T49 took a dive. I think there were a few other extreme jumps and dives.
  14. I was thinking the opposite: that the controversy had legs because of the underlying balance problems and P2W direction of the game. People often say they are mad at procedure, when they are really mad at substance.
  15. 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.")