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  1. 10K spotting? Ten-kay spoootttiiiinnnggggg!

    <3 visiongames


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    2. 8_Hussars


      I often do the route I saw hairlesmonkeyboy do many moons ago from north spawn and spotted lots of stuff going hill and east side rails so I went and stayed on the crest of the hill.  It took the team some time to get going but eventually they started shooting lit tanks.  The enemy put 10-12 tanks on the east side and a couple in F6 so the 1/2 line was barren and low risk to push anyway.  More often than not I just surf the ridge and exploit openings as you mentioned.

    3. HowitzerBlitzer


      10K? Did that in my E25 once.

    4. kreigermann


      that's because the E25 is a LT incorrectly-categorized as a TD. I've pulled a 9k +(3k/6k or something like that) combined in it, but I absolutely despise anything below tier 8 so I don't play it very often.

  2. thought of the moment

    When I feel even a little guilty for spending the amount of money on this game I have over the course of several years..

    then I look at how much my other hobbies and current new interests have/are costing and it helps me realize in the big picture wot is really cheap even when fully funded out of pocket compared to my current next venture. 

    premtime/bucketload of premtans/goldpackages blaaah blaaah blaaah.  for the number of hours spent keeping me out of my other hobbies, I probably saved money.. 


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    2. Errants


      One of the reasons my wife likes the game.

    3. hazzgar


      The problem is not money spent but time spent. 

    4. Unavailebow


      On the opposite side you have people like me spending way too much on whatever games it is

      WoT and Warframe in particular, need not to count the exact value but enough money to get my room fill with electronics.

  3. Doing it the grindy way, made it to middle of 5th mission in a few evenings play. I've been averaging 1k base xp/battle over the last 3 days over 99 games by playing mostly tier 8/9s (you get more XP and credits for punching up.) sprinkle in generous use of premammo and only playing what you are comfortable in. LTs/Meds for me mostly.. I still expect to spend money to pick up the tank on discount.. my work schedule has been inconducive to marathons like this.
  4. kreigermann

    The Untold Truth about the Somua SM

    I picked this up because I want something for the 50b crew and I haven't learned my lesson not to give WG my money. Exactly what @DHP wrote. I'm 80+ games in since picking it up. It is very MM dependent. I've noticed on NA when the server pop is swollen(recently post 1.0 and on weekends) this thing can slay because you aren't used as filler for T10 games as often. When top tier you can clip out most equal tier tanks and reasonably expect to bounce. The flat front(shoulderless) armor lets you side scrape a bit more reliably with its 90mm side armor(which is what the 50 100 has for front armor lol), -10 degrees of depression with the flat, shovel looking shape of the turret I've managed to bounce some surprisingly big incoming shells when ducking back behind a hill. That 5th shell though can be quite handy, I've managed to hold bigger, scary tanks in awkward positions for 30-40 seconds when it tried to yolo me as I made my slooowww awkward retreat.
  5. kreigermann

    Jagdpanzer E-100 - Feels OP

    Thanks, it is echoing how I THINK I've been playing it. I think one of the problems is I only take it out late night end of session games when I'm about to go to bed and consequently make poor choices. I have decent games in it.. but still tend to lose those high score game(4-6k) I'm admittedly pretty poor at things that don't go fast. I've also been getting bad match ups since the bullshitwagon v4 platoons are a thing. Can do a decent job 1v1 and control the engagement but when there are 2 or even 3 of them and they just all +arty decide to: KILL THE JPEERMERGERRD XVMmmmmm-shit-pants yoloyoloyoloyolo (FFS I'm only a goddamn blueberry..) there's almost nothing I can do but go down with 1-2 shots. Yes, I'm with support.. no my support couldn't kill them even with the platoon ignoring them with shiiterfocus on me.
  6. kreigermann

    T110E4- Because it Was There

    Hi Wotlabs, During this last sale I bought the T110E4 simply because I had it unlocked and I need/want a T10 TD for missions potentially. I did a search on the forums and I either failed at using the search tool or there is no topic(high likelyhood of the former, but I've tried a couple times so I'll risk the flames) There are a few youtubers that love this tank, and pretty much say it plays like a HT(like I ended up playing the T30 in the end to recover from a sub-50wr.. barely) Now, the E4 doesn't have the hull down potential due to -6(?) gun depression and potentially softer turret. Those videos were a year or so old and I wanted to get some fresh advice on whether anything has changed. Love it? like it? hate it? Lessons learned? If you don't wanna be a turd then do(this) or don't do(this)? From the(potentially) lack of an "appreciation" or "fan club" thread is it that... bleh? For crew I'm leaving my T30 crew in place, and moving a 2-skill crew from another US TD, which means I need to retrain from sneaky. I was thinking: full repairs/Sixth/Safe Stowage -> BIA-> gunnery skills(SS/SR)since the thing is slow-ish with a semi-circle turret arc chances of needing SS/SR a lot in close quarters is optional. Thanks in advance.
  7. Really nice when you finish it with a great game

  8. kreigermann

    Jagdpanzer E-100 - Feels OP

    Necro-ish..? Is there anyone here that plays this thing well that could please post some replays I can watch? Does anyone bother with this thing at all? I've been playing it on and off recently and after a couple fistfuls of games(30ish) in this tank.. It is very clear I'm playing this thing absolutely wrong. Frustrating as hell, and my worst wr in any tank. Thanks.
  9. pubbies: (while playing cancer)After openly admitting they XVM focused me in a previous game when I was playing a mid tier med when they had far easier shots available to them, gets pant-shitting angry when I oneshot them in my JPE. 

    "oops" - Kreigermann

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    2. tajj7


      That is what blacklist is for, see someone on my team in arty on my blacklist, load HE and it it's enough for one shot, bye bye, then quickly unblacklist them, send them a message that karma is bitch and then put them back of the blacklist. 

    3. Archaic_One


      The other day I got frustrated that nobody was moving at all on Prok while I was working mid in my 5a against 3 arty.  Obviously as the only non camper, I was getting all of the clicker love.  At one point when I was getting dark one of our arty said 'spot 5a!' . . . I spotted his ass all right - with an HE pen, then for giggles I went ahead and killed our T-92 too, then took an hour off.  Worth it.  You're doing the lords work friend, keep the faith!

    4. kreigermann


      To be clear. I don't typically TK arty... as annoying as fuck as they are and a pure cancer to the game, they are still an asset on the team(ugh, did I just fucking type that?)...  it takes a particularly notable piece of shit to stick out in my memory enough to REMEMBER the match vividly enough to even say something about the XVM focus. When he confirmed my suspicions with something like "yeah I focused him in a match"  It was time to execute his POS ass.

      I click on occasion for missions, I have a reasonable handle on what target priority and angles of shit-on-your-game doomlaser is capable of and what other targets are also viable. (I run modless with nametags turned off) I've focused people and flanks to support an overmatch or protect against an overmatch I understand when I get clicked because I made a risky, over exposing aggressive play. (Yeah, it is still frustrating in the moment though). What I have never done is focus someone due to name recognition, clan recognition or other stupid, non target priority related reason.  That shit is insanely frustrating.


  10. kreigermann


    Only gotten it once in two sessions. Went in a training room yesterday and derped around for 25 min ish.. Here is a copy of the glacier minimap. Below are my first impressions on what I plan on trying for in LTs for now, and what happened in my first game on it. Far from a "meta analysis" but maybe its helpful in the early weeks/months of the map being out. The game I was in went down like the red arrows.. TDs and heavies stuck around the outside ring. A group of heavies went north east to fight in that corridor. Several of their tanks(mix of heavies, MTs and TDs) went down the 9/0 line. I went along the road in K line around the SW corner, got caught out by proxy spotting a higher tier LT and then got killed. There are a lot of trees on the SW coner and even 500+m VR did NOT spot them until I was too close to disengage. If I think the south needs spotting I think I'll try going to the marked spots. The rest of the obvious vision control locations are right along the A1 to K0 diagonal line. They pretty much drew a line of cover across there, There is some hard cover and hills you can duck in and out of but otherwise very exposed. I'm interested to see what other people experience in this map, and it will be interesting to see as the meta settles how the strategy evolves.
  11. New Glacier map.. is fucking awful. That is all.

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    2. Darvek


      Played it once, had a pretty enjoyable, dynamic game. But whether that's going to be true in the future as people learn the map and a meta develops I couldn't say.

    3. kreigermann


      I had honestly forgotten they put a new map in, or I would have gone in a training room right off. I didn't get it in the rotation until the very end of my session.

      Basically I played the map just off of impressions I got on the minimap and during countdown. Still got one penetrating derpshot but that.. that's just not enough chodepunting.

    4. ZXrage


      SE for sneaky pushes, NW for corridoring, middle is for light dogfighting, the opening to the aircraft carrier in the middle can be used to fire down on the NW corridor like Mines/Abbey

      t. Someone who went into a training room and explored

  12. nothing quite like getting set on fire 3 games in a row.. this fucking game sometimes..

  13. Things I learned this weekend: According pubbie XYZ I have impossible to attain stats through legitimate, incremental improvement in play.  

    He could not and would not be convinced that:

    A) I was not a filthy reroll(which contradicts B... if I had some kind of under the table connection with WG, or was using illegal mods.. why would I need to be a filthy reroll )

    B) According to.. .this.. um... person(?),  to achieve these IMPOSSIBLE stats I had to either be cheating by using bots(his word choice, not mine), or have a connection to Russia and WG. (Telling him I don't use mods, further cementing this FACT that I must be connected directly to WG, he implied I had a family member at a high level in the company.. wait, what?!).

    B) I'm REALLY not that good at this game....(OK, he was convinced of that, just not in the way I expected.. he told me over and over that his 45%wr makes him a better player since it is legit. )

    so... yep... I could apparently bot to better stats. FML is THAT how the good players do it?

    3x weekends.. where do these things COME from out of the woodwork?  Its been a long time since I felt so overwhelmed by a sea of shit, but this last weekend just took the cake.



    1. kreigermann


      won't let me correct my second B) to a C).... dunno why.

    2. Marver95


      Why didn't you told him that your dad is Putin, and you will nuke the shit out of him if he won't shut his mouth up? :D

    3. kreigermann


      I'm not entirely convinced it was human.. I'm pretty sure there were several missing or added chromosomes....

  14. OH SHIT YEAH!!!!

    3marked my favorite tank in the game AND my first 3marked tier 9.  BOOOOOOOOOM! MURIKA!

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    2. SaintLaurentius


      Personally, playing 13 105 or BC is the pinnacle of learning to re-position. Usually I just wonder how in the hell am I reloaded already cos i spend my time driving to another spot and think of a plan to engage.

    3. kreigermann


      @SaintLaurentius, I'm currently building up my crew for the 13 105(already have it in garage), and Batchat  is my favorite tier 10 med. <3 it. I was originally planning on putting the iVstabs on the t49 to help me boost it up to 3rd mark but I might just put it on the batchat instead. My only gripe with the batchat is the same one with the t49, ambush an isolated opponent, calculate #shots to kill(ok 2 extra in magazine to kill, time to murderball)... pop in miss one bounce one and low roll ...  a lot like the T49, if you rush your shot or mistime your ambush you're screwed. 

    4. PlanetaryGenocide


      Assassin autoloaders and derp49 honestly have a lot of similarities in playstyle.  The main difference is that derp dumps its load in one big meaty thrust but as a trade-off you have to pick your targets/aim your shots way better since you can't expect HE pens against most things that a batchat or a 13 105 can reasonably expect a pen on

  15. kreigermann

    T49 -- Land Arty in a Bite-Size Package

    \o/ many thanks to @CraBeatOff and @rev01ution for your advice and encouragement several months ago. Implementing it into my gameplay took a little time, and it took waaaaay longer than I would have hoped for, mark hung at 93% for the last several hundred games... still, I'm pretty proud of this, 3-marking my favorite tank in the game. HELL YEAH! edit: Mark was done entirely with 152 derp. Will post my last 5 + or so games for entertainment purposes.
  16. ugh... can I please stop working 13 hour days. :/

    1. TAdoo87


      Man, that sucks. I know the feeling, but luckily it is in my past. I hope at least you like your job somewhat.  

    2. MacusFlash


      16 hours yesterday.

    3. kreigermann


      Thankfully I love my job.

      More that you can only push yourself so long to get shit done, and I'm starting to burn out(gettingoldersucks).   Compared to the hours I put in my first job out of college I'm whining about nothing..

  17. kreigermann

    T49 -- Land Arty in a Bite-Size Package

    So, just to update here. I watched the replay a couple times and slowed it down to make sure I didn't miss anything. I learned a couple things about this game I didn't know 1) You won't always get the same information reported replay to replay. In 3 rewatches I got: 113X, 1155, and 112X(I dunno I didn't write it down, I only remembered the 1155 because that was in the end plates) None of the viewings showed the fire, or the fire damage tick either in the damage panel or as an independent tick of X damage. BUT I'm pretty convinced it was a single tick of fire that for whatever reason the program decides to either lump together with the alpha for reporting or hide it all together until the total damage. I heard the commander say something about burning them up, lite them on fire, hit their fuel tanks, something like that. Weird that you could watch the same thing and get shown different results.
  18. Sigh.... 3 day chat ban because I apparently hurt the delicate sensitivities of one of the lowest common denominator in this game we call WOT.

    I probably slipped up and used the "R" word.. .sheesh

    Polluting the game and making 14 of your teammates miserable for 3 to 15 minutes is OK, but call someone a name and that's a punishable offence.

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    2. Haswell


      This is the point where I remember how much better my mental health got when I quit the game.

    3. Errants


      Hey, no need for ad hominems here. I have been reading, and they first sounded like the entitled whines of someone who didn't understand the system. Hence, the comparison. Now, with the knowledge that this HAS happened to you in the past, with repeatable triggers and consequences, I'll change my statement - congrats, you're up to a 50%'ers level on this automated system. You've recognized there's a problem, you've recognized what happens when you do the action, and you can try to fix it in the future - as opposed to wondering why you keep getting chat banned.

      I was unaware that there was the possibility for an automated chat ban system based off of trigger words, mainly because I haven't triggered it. So, sorry for my lack of empathy, but I've found it fairly doable to play the game, get upset at stupid players, and NOT resort to denigrating descriptions of their intelligence, heritage, or other similar pointless and offensive comments.

      It comes down, in the end, to the same basic mechanics as vision control, armor use, and aiming in the game - you've got a system with rules. Learn them, use them to your advantage and profit. Or be ignorant/uneducated about it, and be slapped with the results.

      I've sympathy with someone dealing with bad plays and players. Hell, I've got my own whine status on the boards right now with my shit session from last night. I've no sympathy for someone who starts fucking with the rules, and then bitches about them, looking for pats on the head and a lollipop to make them feel better. You broke the rules, you got slapped. Get over it.

    4. kreigermann


      .... ad hominem?  Heh, ok .. I'm done here. pretty funny though. 

  19. kreigermann

    T49 -- Land Arty in a Bite-Size Package

    I will review the replay when I get home. When I checked the results screen it showed I had damaged his fuel tanks but I really don’t remember seeing any other damage tick other than the one big number come up, but maybe I was too busy giggling to mysel while running away.
  20. kreigermann

    T49 -- Land Arty in a Bite-Size Package

    I submit this before the derpamsters in offering for their blessing, I'm back above 92%, may the derp continue to be with me. Behold the max roll above max roll. While not qute living the dream of facefucking a Roomba oneshot.. pretty sweet either way. Also, I scrambled the SHIT out of the insides of the AMX30.. first shot of game, less than a minute in.
  21. APPARENTLY you can go above max listed damage on a shell: 

    I rear-penned the E5 P for 1155... max listed damage for EITHER HE shell: 1138... cheaterhaxconfirmed!

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    2. MacusFlash


      Give us replay because it could be:

      • ramming
      • fire
      • splash

      These thing don't count as hits.

    3. kreigermann


      I'll review the replay tonight and see if I missed the tick of damage. I'm confident I never made contact with him, I only ever took one shot up his rear.

    4. kreigermann


      It was in fact, one tick of fire.
      It didn't register on the UI as separate damge like usual though, it just lumped it into one damage record. 

  22. LOL... when someone throws the game by suicide yoloing you instead of holding the position.. by a decent player too. XD funny shit.

    1. Meirzin


      If it was me sorry, I've been suiscouting for credits for the discount. 

    2. kreigermann


      LOL nah. Some dude in a type59.. my team was extremely bad and wouldn't push a 4v1 on him.. I put 2 shots into his ass unlit. SO of course he yolorushes me crossing an open field, abandoning the bads... who now left alone go on to cap it out for a come back win. ... my team should have lost.. if he would have just hung back and did NOTHING except scare my pubbies.. they would have won. 

    3. Archaic_One


      I did it the other day because I had to go to the bathroom.  I was like 'now or never, lets do this'

  23. -OR there was someone on your team feeding them info on a drop-in. I'm pretty sure I've been on the receiving end of that a couple times. OH look... two platoons from ClanXYZ, playing cancer... on each team.... and how fucking lucky that they are both blind firing the correct bushes/targets before anything was lit... shocking, I know. The question of whether it belongs in the game is valid(but its already been done to death)... and its here, and a part of the game.. and they put good bait in the missions to get people to play it. 4 extra girls(and easy honors tokens).... was all the incentive I needed to ruin other peoples games. The question of balance, and whether the mechanic is stupid is separate.. I wanted mo' chickies, so I ground out mo' chickies. that's that.. second easiest of the whole group for me, especially since they buffed the accuracy. I almost hate to admit it, but It also gave me a better idea of where I was going to be screwed by the godlasers and to some small extent improved my risk calculation(both pitching and getting fucked). (Removal of XVM would solve a LOT of the bullshit issues with godlasershitterhate... if it prevents me from camping, oookay.. fine.. if it prevents a major push because of shit-on-you supporting fire?.. fine-ish.. but when it is used to specifically single out players, not fine)
  24. I can't wait until they nerf the shit out of the new yolowagon. 

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    2. FavreFan4ever


      I own the 430U, and while I haven't played in a few weeks I easily could've done 3k if I'd been half awake. I was literally sitting in the open, bouncing stuff and tunnel-visioning. Absolutely ridiculous.

    3. Tman450


      I have no problems with the 705A. 430U needs a gun handling Nerf. 268V4 needs to be fucking smashed into the ground.

    4. kreigermann


      I can cope with the 705As, also with the 430U... shittytrash play mitigates those two to some degree. When a platform allows goddamn morons to hit W, cross an open field to yolo into your face(FOR REASONS) with zero chance to escape or flank because it reverses faster than some heavies go forward combined with bullshit frontal armor, and a high alpha gun... I have a severe problem with that one in particular. 

      "there's no fucking way they'll yolo me here playing second line support in a mid tier heavy, right?"  oh boy was I fucking WRONG! again... and again.

  25. .... is the 430 very flammable now? I got set on fire the first shot in first game in it at t9..

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    2. kreigermann


      I guess I got lucky when it was at tier 10 then.. I don't ever remember getting set on fire playing it. 

    3. Darvek


      I don't think we have access to fuel tank health stats, but I suppose it's possible they changed dramatically. But Russian meds catch fire. It's just what they do.


    4. simba90


      I;ve been set on fire once in 22 games. And that only because I didn't repair my fuel tanks in time. I noticed they were damaged and literally half a second later i'm burning. FF directive and 2 bonds a pop and repair fuel tank and you will very rarely burn. Running food noticeable improves the gun.