DirtyACE7

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  1. Good weekend. Pulling a 40% win rate. Broke a mouse and almost lost my voice. I'm at a breaking point with this game. Want to completely quit :(

    1. Errants

      Errants

      If it isn't fun, don't play.

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Yeah it's getting to a point where I don't just not want to play but to just abandon the game completely. Didn't think it would come to this point but here it is.

    3. Vindi

      Vindi

      40%? That's very good considering that on my bad days I'm pulling 20% with all battles being 0-15 in 2 minutes. Basically you can't do anything but to wait to get gangbanged by 6 tanks.

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    2. mati_14

      mati_14

      I'm dying for a tattoo but... WoT logo is ugly af

    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      It’s his leather hat that I take umbrage with.

    4. OperatorError

      OperatorError

      Not many will understand the reference, but this comes to my mind:

      Vince-Padilla-2.jpg

  2. Have been watching Sh0tnik on the RU server. Highly recommend it to anyone who understands Russian (and even those that don't). He is an ex-pro who played for the famous team NSS for most of his career. The dude is simply a fantastic player but wait, there's more. He actually describes (as he plays) in very good detail what he is doing and why he is doing it. It's like getting a lesson in tanks every single stream.

    1. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      I have no doubt about the guy's talent but running 3 pieces of improved equipment and rammer directive on a t-44-100 is more commitment than I am willing to make. 

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Really? That's your argument? It's like people ranting that someone is shooting premium ammo "too much". Common man. I know you are better than that.

    3. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      You misunderstood my comment. 

  3. 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

      Hellsfog

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

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

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

    3. hazzgar

      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. 

  4. 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

      Epic

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

    2. OperatorError

      OperatorError

      INB4 he has 11% MOE on his Type 5. 

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

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

     

  6. 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

      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

      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

      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. 

  7. 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_

      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).

  8. 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

      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

      hazzgar

      He quit after 1.0

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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

      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

      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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

      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

      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

      DirtyACE7

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

  13. 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_

      _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

      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

      DirtyACE7

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

  14. 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

      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

      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

      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.

  15. 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. :(

  16. 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.

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    1. Kolni

      Kolni

      e50 is bae

  17. 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

      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

      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

      arthurwellsley

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

  18. 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. 

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

    1. TheMarine0341

      TheMarine0341

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

  20. 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

      Fulcrous

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

    2. DirtyACE7

      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.

  21. 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

      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

      sohojacques

      And a ticket to WG is the definition of futility.

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

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

  22. 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

      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

      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

      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.

  23. 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

      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

      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

      DirtyACE7

      No worries :)

  24. 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

      kukis12345

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

    3. DirtyACE7

      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

      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.