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  1. Reading reddit these days just makes the head hurt more and more. From pubbies being outraged as to why their entire team is trying to TK them for capping for no reason to idiots droning on about how premium ammo is the single biggest thing that is ruining the game. Finally, we have WoT official forums 2.0!

    1. Hellsfog


      It's not Wot forums 2.0 until moderators start giving out bans for minor/non-existent rule violations. 

    2. DirtyACE7


      No, we don't have that yet but the sheer levels of stupidity are starting to surpass the official forums.

    3. hazzgar


      I never understood the hype for reddit. For the most part it's an inferior version of specialist forums that are dying because of facebook and reddit. Yeah on some there are a few specialists but most of the content on reddits I follow is sub par and regular clueless people get the most upvotes. I see the same for Speciality Coffee, Downhill Bikes, Asian Cousine, Movies. 

  2. Over on Reddit a pubbie posts about having a 44% recent win rate while apparently being in the top 11% of all players on the server. He is given advice as to what is most likely happening and why he can't win more. He gets butthurt as apparently that's not the kind of talk he was expecting. Christ! Pubbies these days.

    1. Epic


      reddit went down quick, sadly wotlabs isnt doing much better... the great players are leaving, being replaced by the pubbies.

    2. OperatorError


      INB4 he has 11% MOE on his Type 5. 

      Gotta pump up those numbers bois! Ya'll are slackin'! 

    3. BlitzReaper
  3. Jean-Luc Picard is back!


  4. I’m finding ranked battles to be more and more cancerous as I progress through them. It literally took me an entire night (4 hours) to progress from rank 8 to 9. I kept yo-yoing up and down with the chevrons as I would either be completely focused out by arty, or my team would evaporate in seconds, or my team would be so good that the enemy team would evaporate in seconds leaving me with no damage or kills to get. It’s just such a cancerous mode and for the first time ever, I’ve actually managed to break a mouse because of all this.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      Thanks @hazzgar :)

      I have been stepping away from ranked to take a break. I may go back this weekend and try it again. What really surprises me though is watching some other player's stream and they are running xvm and you can see players with like yellow WN8 at rank 15. WTF is up with that? I thought players like this are supposed to get filtered out as you go up the ranks but there seem to be plenty of them there.

    3. Assassin7


      if you throw enough shit at the wall, eventually some of it will stick. bet those yellows have 3x the number of games to get to that rank than the blues/purples

    4. hazzgar


      @DirtyACE7 they are either farming damage and use their allies as meatshields so they dont lose chevs on lost games or get the close combat bonus. I see that too. I even commented about the fact I see blue players play like total shitters because that is what works in randoms. 

  5. The link to the T-44-100 thread seems to be broken so I want to ask here what is the general consensus about this tank? Is it a straight up better version of the regular T-44?

    1. Ham_


      T-44 using the 100mm is technically a T-44-100, they're essentially the same tank and a T-44 is very competitive atm. Its a good price if you need a Russian med trainer that isn't a T-34-85M but it suffers from the fact its a tier 8 med (unlike heavies like the Lowe that can be very effective in tier 10 games).

  6. Anyone know what happened to Crabeatoff? Used to see him all the time here and in game and now he's been gone quite a while. Did he quit?

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    2. lavawing


      4 hours ago, Fulcrous said:

      It was more of he doesn't want to bother dropping the money to get a better computer to play tanks.

      And who could blame him?

    3. hazzgar


      He quit after 1.0

    4. DirtyACE7


      That's too bad but I don't blame him.

  7. So I've decided to try to stick with playing ranked. I got to rank 8 and feel like it's just about my limit. Should I wait until players filter through to the higher ranks and then continue? Is there any sort of strategy to playing ranked?

  8. Played ranked last night. After one night I'm thinking of quitting it again as I did with the first season. It's like pubs but significantly more cancerous and on top of it you drain credits like no one's business.

    1. simba90


      Just aim for rank 7 - 8 and you should get ~2k bonds. That what I did last time. Took me 24 battles. Was the most efficient bond:pain ratio for me.

    2. DirtyACE7


      I can't even go up in ranks. Well, I did get to rank 3 and then back to rank 1 :( I played 8 o r 9 battles. Lost all but one. My teams are just full of human vegetables.

  9. Playing Skorpion G on Fisherman's Bay. Go middle and literally take out the entire heavy tank push single-handedly. Do 5k damage but lose still as a third of team does zero damage. Get messaged in garage by another teammate complaining  that we lost because of those players. Look at his stats, he did 300 damage in his E 25. WTF? This game is becoming more and more of a cesspool of trash every day.

  10. For those of you who have played the tier 8 Italian. Is it worth free XPing the tracks and top engine? I free XPed the top gun and turret as you don't need top tracks to mount them.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      So typically it's better to unlock the tracks first and then the engine. Is this true for this tank as well or would the engine give more benefit?

    3. HemanathanRX7


      Not sure if you need the tracks first to mount the engine, if not needed i would suggest the engine first, it really needs the horsepower.

    4. DirtyACE7


      No it doesn't. It actually weighs less than the original engine.

  11. I don't understand why this is. The commander is getting the boost when there are two other crew members with clearly less perks? What?


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    2. _Dean_


      If I remember right it's not just female crews. Isn't there a few males that also have Zero skill crews where BIA doesn't count?

    3. Errants


      ^^^ Both of the above. The game is checking for total EXP on a crew member, not progression into perks. Is the benefit/detriment of the 0-skill BiA crew members... they train "faster" than regular crew.

    4. DirtyACE7


      Thanks for clearing this up all. I didn't realize that the zero skill is not taken into consideration.

  12. How does one win games in the Italian tier 7? It’s like this tank was made to make grinding as much of the pain as possible. The gun is simply atrocious. It aims forever and then misses, even point blank. Seriously, what is the deal with this thing?

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    2. DirtyACE7


      Make sure to use lots of reserves to make the grind as quick as possible. I couldn’t wait to finish mine. It’s fucking dire.

    3. HemanathanRX7


      Its a pretty annoying tank. I played it with full apcr and went brawling instead, the gun doesn't miss that much with food and at close range. It has pretty decent alpha for a t7 med, but not good dpm. Its not that bad but I would rather play the t20 or comet or this. I think without full apcr it would be unplayable because it usually doesn't hit where you aim reeee

    4. DirtyACE7


      Yes, the T20 is much nicer. I three-marked mine and the Italian feels like a knock off version of it and not a good knock off.

  13. That feeling when you turn on some reserves to grind out a tank and proceed to lose 7 out of 8 games because your teams melt like butter. Very retarded butter. :(

  14. WTF! Why does the E50 gun behave like a retard half the time these days? I've had 3 games back to back like this in this tank.


    1. Kolni


      e50 is bae

  15. So the Progetto 46 is on sale on NA. I've been holding off on buying any premiums as I have a few that I don't particularly like right now due to how obsolete they are and they just don't play well in current meta. Is the Progetto worth getting though?

    1. snowdude21325


      Great tank, its fun to play while being good. It can be hard to implement though as it is squishy af, so be careful when playing it

    2. Tanager


      Very soft, very mobile (I mean, the mobility is really nice, feels comfy, almost like a faster Pershing), but definitely soft..  Almost like a scout in that IMHO it really wants/needs a good crew to shine.  Autoloader mechanic takes some adjusting.

    3. arthurwellsley


      Absolutely the best tank for Frontline. Not so much for pubs as some maps do it no favours, decent medium but squishy.

  16. This week on NA server it's the Independence Day event. x3, x4, x5 days. Also known as Armageddon. Things with questionable genealogies emerging from their deep shit holes to plague randoms once again. 

  17. What's up with these MUG clans? Are they for like lobotomized farm animals and bots?

    1. TheMarine0341


      Anything less than 7k PR is lobotomized... well, tbh anything playing WOT more than 10 games a week is lobotomized at this point

  18. Grinding the FV4005 line. Currently on the Charioteer. Averaging 2.5k damage quite easily for the first 50 games then this morning comes. Suddenly I can barely do any damage because I'm running for my life every single game as my teams evaporate within seconds. God do I fucking hate days like this!

    1. Fulcrous


      its alright. My 121b went from 3.9k to 3k for the same reasons

    2. DirtyACE7


      Thanks @Fulcrous. Although on days like that I keep thinking to myself that why does it keep happening to me but it gives me a piece of mind knowing that it happens to everyone. Managed to finish playing the Charioteer with 66% WR (was at 74%) and unlock the Conway, but that last day was just pure hell. 90% of teams were just brain dead or bots.

  19. How the hell does one remove camo from a tank? I ask because every time I do it, the button to confirm it stays greyed out and so I can't remove all the camo, there's always at least one part of camo that is left on the tank so that I can actually click on the confirm button. Is it bugged or am I just an idiot and don't know how to properly remove camo?

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    2. DirtyACE7


      Actually I was able to remove it completely from one of the other tanks but can't for some of the others, so it's not consistent which makes it even more annoying.

    3. sohojacques


      And a ticket to WG is the definition of futility.

    4. DirtyACE7


      I might try that but almost don't want to bother.

  20. So are the 121B and T95E6 the tanks to get now from campaign rewards? I've been seeing various streamers recommending these two over the other tanks.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      Hey @FavreFan4ever! Great to see you too! I took a break for 3 months and I think it did me some good :)


    3. TheMarine0341


      I have over 4017 DPM in the E6 right now, more once I ever grind out more bonds for improved vents. Its hilarious

    4. FavreFan4ever


      @DirtyACE7 We should try to get together to platoon one of these days. I'm fairly rusty (and incredibly busy IRL), but I've usually got a couple nights a week open for tanks.

  21. Been watching liquidator on the RU server play the Progetto 65. There's something about that tank that makes me want it really bad.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      @NightmareMk9 I was actually talking about the tier 10 but you're right, the premium tier 8 is also really nice and I would love to get it but I also vowed not to give any more money to WG for the time being until they resolve various issues.

    3. NightmareMk9


      yeah, I'm dumb.  I only have 2 games in the standard tier 8 and the 2-shot gun just isn't the same...

    4. DirtyACE7


      No worries :)

  22. So I traded in my T34B for a Lowe. I've been watching some streams and I keep seeing players using the GLD instead of vents. Is that really the best choice?

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    2. kukis12345


      Why would u even use gld in the first place. The gun is great.

    3. DirtyACE7


      Yeah I was surprised but the streamers I watched, whom are all super unicums, used a gld and it kind of made me think why they picked that.

    4. Kolni


      It's because the tank is really, really slow. When your DPM is shit and all your damage comes out of engagements rather than cleanup you really can't afford to miss shots. You're going to outpaced by your entire team in both DPM and positioning after the choke points are broken, so the GLD is there just for people who don't want to risk losing out on damage whenever they can get it. 


      It's obviously wrong though, but it's a fairly legitimate idea. Vents won't give you much either since final acc is already good and the biggest reason for it would honestly be for the small mobility boost it'd give rather than gun related ones. If you run optics on it there's at least a chance that you can find people at range and rack up some cleanup that way. If your aim is good then optics should generally work better since your vision is something you can play on very well with the high base VR. It's a very good equipment piece on something that is generally too slow to play on mobility. This lets you play on range a little bit better and for a tank that sucks at moving it's a pretty big plus. That's how I see it.

  23. Is there any real difference between the Defender and the Obj 252U aside from the mudguards and being able to put camo paint on the Obj?

    1. kreigermann


      same tenk, different paint job. if you like the RAAASSSIAAAAA paint then the Defender is pretty cool looking. 

      there is a MINOR difference in the camo values you get from applied vs preset paint from what I remember(applied paint benefits from camo skill but the preset paint scheme is a flat percentage) 


  24. So I kept track of my last 30 losses and the average loss was 5-15. I'm honestly finding it hard to even motivate myself to try anymore in this game but I know if I play without caring then I will play terribly and only be another mouth-breather on every team I'm on :(

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    2. SaintLaurentius


      but doesnt the law value every unit equally? With MM spead of 3-5-7 the three top tiers are the ones to dictate the outcome the most, for good or worse. Like losing your low tier tanks in the beginning isnt really such a big deal, if you still have those top tier super heavies alive.

    3. monjardin


      Yes, that's true. It's more of a model for how steamrolls occur. It's not meant to give precise results because there are so many assumptions made (e.g. damage is continuous and each gun continuously shoots). There are more modern models, but it's a good guideline for how fucked you are when outnumbered (e.g. 15 vs 10 is really more like a 2 vs 1 than a 3 vs 2).

    4. monjardin


      Most importantly, the square law let's you make epic graphs like this for shits and giggles.


      PS - This hasn't been the most productive work day. XD

  25. So there's a clan on NA called Nova Tankers. Something is a little weird about them. A bunch of players with extremely low battle counts and ridiculous win rates. Are these super unicums from another server? Anyone notice them before?

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    2. Marty


      Teal Team 6, WGL NA team.

    3. MAJEST1C


      Nova was one of the top 10 players NA?

      I was in D1 with him for a short time

    4. Daerlon


      So are all the superuni accounts just Nova? I thought that after playing with one of them on my team.