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  1. 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.

  2. 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) 


  3. 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

  4. 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. 

  5. Have been watching some Russian WoT streams lately and am honestly amazed with what their players get away with. The same things would be severely punished on NA. So many on RU are just willing to drive out in front of your gun for no reason at all. Kind of makes me wish I could play on those servers instead.

    1. hazzgar


      Their meta is really strange. I remember straik sitting in the middle of that bridge over the brawling area in Paris. WTF?

    2. DirtyACE7


      I suppose because their server population is so much larger that the percentage of awful players is also much larger but even then, the levels of stupidity I saw were out of this world.

    3. hazzgar


      What really surprises me is that their top players still play really good. I'd never learn shit if all I did was farm people with one brain cell

  6. A complete and utter 44% shitter on an arty doing 5k damage. Fuck these people. They need to be force fed broken glass.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      And surprise surprise, at least 70% of his games are in arty. Why are these people allowed to breed?

  7. Some days I feel like there's no point in even trying as arty just shits on your every single game and then you check their after battle stats and all of their shots were fired only at you. Fuck arty players and WG for having this mechanic that allows window lickers to ruin games.

    1. FavreFan4ever


      We've got to platoon again soon! It hasn't been a good week for me having time to play tanks. Hang in there!

    2. DirtyACE7


      I will try to be on this weekend if I get over the sheer frustration I feel about the game currently. I've never rage quit but this morning I finally did.

  8. My dilemma: play the T-10 and do great. Play the WZ 111 1-4 and do two shots of damage game after game and die. Two tanks that are practically twins but one screws me hard every time I play it.

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    2. Daerlon


      Gun handling and pen on T-10 is noticeably better.

    3. hazzgar


      @Daerlon check stats. Handling is close to being the same. 

    4. DirtyACE7


      The gun actually feels good to me on the WZ but for some reason I just can't make it work.

  9. Playing yesterday seem to have made me feel somewhat jaded by this game. Only won 50% of my 30 games but the way things seemed to go practically every match it felt like I won 10%. Even some wins felt like losses.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      I knew it! I could just feel there was something fishy going on. I'm going to run out and buy Warpack after work tonight cause I'm tired of this shit.

    3. cpraf104


      You played 30 games? I get tired after like 3... And these aren't 3 tier 10 games, these are like tier 6/5/3 shit because I just returned.

    4. DirtyACE7


      I rarely play that many games in one day, usually it's anywhere between 7 and 15. I've also been sick so I imagine that contributed to my misery.

  10. Is it still possible to get regular tanks back for half price by submitting a ticket or is that option no longer available?

    1. Meirzin


      No longer available, I tried to get the 430v2

    2. DirtyACE7
    3. 8_Hussars


      They ended that on Dec 31 with a change to the "exception" policy.  Cant link the official media release but here is the thread... 


  11. QB summits the highest and mightiest of horses:


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    2. Hellsfog


      @TAdoo87  What makes him fake is that his response is exaggerated and feels like a ham actor reading lines.  You can keep a stream family friendly without the affectation. 

    3. DirtyACE7


      @TAdoo87, I totally understand keeping some sort of standard on your own stream as far as content which includes language being used, however, when one doesn't even adhere to their own preaching then it's just a farce and hypocrisy.

    4. Sapros


      QB a hypocritical twat! Other breaking news: water, wet.

      For real though, I see no problem at all in asking people not to use a term that's potentially derogatory. 

      Just like I see no problem in asking a fellow streamer not to post in your chat. 

      But QB being QB has to go about it like a twat with his trademark fake as fuck demeanor and holier-than-thou attitude. 

      At least he's not sarcastic when thanking people for supporting his terrible content. 

  12. These shitters who got a Lorr 40t in the holiday boxes should be drowned slowly. They just yolo into you, lose 95% of their health but completely ruin the match for you.

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina


      despite the vast amount of truth in this comment, im honestly loving the lorr.

      almost never have to shoot gold and the mobility is great, only down side is the gun handling is mediocre at best.

      making 120-150k credits profit with this event

  13. Very first game in Skorp. Blind-shotted and one-shotted, at the same time by a Conq GC in the first 30 seconds without ever being spotted. FML :(

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    2. TheMarine0341


      Ah yeah, you're just asking for it then. Setup at the area where arty likes to drive up into that bowl, you can get the same shot into the road into the center without getting the same splash

    3. DirtyACE7


      Is this from the north or south spawn?

    4. TheMarine0341



      Sadly, B4/5 doesn't have similar that I am aware of

  14. Decided to buy 3 modern crates, got a Hype 59 in one and a Skorpion G in another.

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    2. Fulcrous


      It's almost like crates are RNG.

      MFW people think drop rates were nerfed.

    3. favorius


      There goes your whole luck for the year 2018 spent

    4. leggasiini


      And I thought I was lucky for getting the Lorraine from 6 boxes D:

  15. WoT is best enjoyed with lag spikes that take latency to 999ms every 2 minutes in case any of you were wondering.

  16. What is the end date for being able to buy holiday crates and collect the ornaments to get the holiday camos?

    1. CraBeatOff


      15th i believe

    2. arthurwellsley


      15th January is stated end date as Crab says, but possibly at about 5am in the morning, so the evening of the 14th January 2018 for most folks.

  17. Happy New Year from the American West Coast!

  18. Da fuq? A steel wall and patrol duty in a VK100.01? Da fuq is happening?


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    2. DirtyACE7


      LOL yeah on El Haluf of all places in a VK100.01!

      This has got to be one of the more bizarre medal combinations considering the map and the tank being played. I was brawling the entire time in the usual area in the north and in fact was at a base of a ramp for most of the brawl. I don't have a freaking clue how I even got that much spotting damage as it seemed like the majority of the team was already spotted by my teammates as the VK is so damn slow and I was like the last tank to arrive to the brawl.

      It's like when you were saying yesterday how sometimes you don't get the spotting mechanics, well, here's something to add to that. This is freaking bonkers!

    3. FavreFan4ever


      I'm about 20k away from the AMX M4 51. You close to the Mauschen?

    4. DirtyACE7


      About 40k away I would say.

  19. Is this how it's supposed to go with the VK100.01? You either do tons of damage or do none because you're so fucking slow. It's driving me up the wall.

    1. Nalok


      Not to mention getting Malinovka in a tier 10 battle with 3 arty. Its a great tank top tier and just horrible bottom.

  20. Is it worth it to free xp the last engine on the WZ-111 1-4? It doesn't seem like it offers any sort of noticeable improvement over the middle engine. Only like a 0.4 hp per ton improvement.

    1. monjardin


      I didn't notice much of a difference. That seems to be a trend with the really expensive yet unimpressive engine upgrades along the whole Chinese heavy line. 

    2. Nalok


      Its such a great tank you could consider keeping it and just getting it as and when? In itself its not a huge upgrade..

  21. Is it me or does this 15% discount on tiers 8-10 is kind of meh? Almost feel like not buying any tanks at all, especially not with the Maus and Pz VII on track coming up which I’m intending to do as I have neither. However, I do have the Obj 140, AMX 13 90, WZ-132A, and T110E5 unlocked. If I were to buy one of these, which would be most recommended?

    1. FavreFan4ever


      I'd recommend the Obj. 140. It was already solid, but recently got buffed so it has hovermed gun handling, reliable turret armor, decent mobility, and 6 degrees of gun depression.

      I don't know your garage as well as you do, but I think the E5 would be a slight downgrade from the SuperConq. If you're choosing between 9s, try the WZ-132A. I enjoy my 13 90 but it isn't as good a scout as I'd like. I do remember you saying that you liked the 13 75, though.

  22. Today I learned that the word "retard" is apparently part of WG's vocabulary for issuing warnings and possible bans. Will need to switch to "mongoloid" in the future.

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    2. Archaic_One


      I switched to cretin long ago, its fancy talk

    3. DirtyACE7


      Also, apparently "fuck" or any iteration of it, is perfectly acceptable.

    4. Archaic_One


      There you go 'fucktard', problem solved!

  23. Guys, I’m feeling despondent the last few days with this game. I’ve gone from regularly being purple to being green and today the majority of my games were actually tomato, quite literally. I would do one or two shots of damage and sometime no damage at all. It is very aggravating to say the least and I don’t know what is happening to me. My teams are also either getting rolled so fast that I do nothing or the team wins so fast that I do nothing either even though I’m driving to the action non-stop. I’m having practically no influence in any of the battles I’m in and it tears me up inside. Just pure frustration and anger :(

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    2. Haswell


      If you're not having fun playing the game, is it still a game worth playing?

    3. sohojacques


      Tilt sux. And if you're not getting any damage out you are tilting. Tilt for me is basically a protracted yolo. I lose the ability to recognise early in a match which gear I have to shift into: i.e. push for the win, camp for the win (which I'm still terrible at), farm a bit of damage before losing, etc. I stop differentiating between unwinnable games and potentially close games and end up losing the latter as well. I'm capable of horribly long stretches of it. Hope yours passes soon.

    4. hazzgar


      OK I have a similar problem. 1700-1800wn8. WR is good but I am in the wrong places to farm damage on the wins. This sucks since I waited so long for my Wz111114 and I can feel this tank is super strong but can't perform like I think I should. It's even more baffling given that heaviums are the class I perform best in. 

  24. Grinding the Chinese HT line. Currently on the IS-2. How does one miss 8 out 10 shots from less than 50 meters? This tank has arguably the most garbage gun of any tank I've played. It literally gave me a slight migrane playing it.

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    2. nabucodonsor


      I've been missing a lot but also have been hitting 400m shots on the move with full bloom

    3. DirtyACE7


      I hit those too and almost not surprised by it and then I'm shocked when I miss consecutive ones from 40m even when fully aimed in.

    4. nabucodonsor


      Dont think too much about it. Follow what Ash Williams said "shoot first think never".

      Remeber though to "think first cut after". You never know when you might have to look for a book in corpse and you end up in someone's butthole.

      Going back to wot just give more vodka to the gunner. He will aim better trust me comrad.

      May Stalin be with you.

  25. So how the hell are you supposed to get the special camos? I can’t seem to find an answer to this anywhere.

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    2. monjardin


      Sorry, I thought one thing and typed another. Germany is Traditional, and that's the one that's white with red reindeer on it.

      @DirtyACE7 Go to a tier 8 premium or tier 10 tank from a Traditional nation and check the Preset Styles.



    3. FavreFan4ever


      And it's a permanent camo, no?

      @monjardin Thanks for the pics/clarification!

    4. monjardin


      @FavreFan4ever No problem. I put that camo on the Maus just for this thread. Then I had to play a game with it and got a Grand Battle. I won and blocked a shit ton of damage, but damn does it suck to drive a tank this slow on a map that big!!!