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  1. first five from tonight. Avg just a little over 2k.
  2. In the last couple weeks my highest was 12k spotting, it's still possible. 2-3k is what I shoot for, and get it more often than not. Tier 8 is the easiest tier for spotting right now. You still have a lot of tanks like Kv-4 and Is-3 which are blind as bats, and most opposing lights suck at scouting.
  3. I find your lack of confidence disturbing. :-P
  4. So I don't usually pay much attention to MOE's, I'm not good enough to get three on most tanks but after playing 100+ battles in my M41 90 GF with 1800 avg damage + over 2500 avg spotting I figured I would be getting close to the third mark. I noticed it was at 83.57%, even though I already have two marks. Watched the marks for a few games, nothing I could do would move the number. 4k damage + 6k spotting? Still at 83.57%. I opened a ticket and got this response: Dear Daerlon, Thanks for writing into Wargaming Support! We understand there's some concern involving Marks of Excellence progression. After running some battles on our accounts, we can confirm those suspicions. We've brought this to the attention of our server side engineers so that they may offer clarification about a possible error or otherwise. We don't suspect that we will require any additional information from you so we've set the status of this ticket to being Resolved. If more information is needed to help facilitate the investigation, we shall contact you by reopening this ticket. We appreciate the diligence you had in escalating this issue to us. We apologize for any inconvenience while we work to resolve the problem.
  5. That would be confirmation bias in play... we remember the series of low rolls, but we don't necessarily remember the series of unlikely high rolls because in that case, it's working just as we hope it will work.
  6. Contact LemmingRush! Or I can help you out for free, but I'm not as good as those guys. But I can definitely platoon with you and help you get started.
  7. My problem with the Maus/Mauschen is just that they're so incredibly boring to play.
  8. SPGs do seem to be very popular in ranked battles. Which sucks. Part of why I'm completely over the new mode.
  9. Wow, OK. With more HP on the battlefield, on average, than a pub game which often include tier 9 and 8 vehicles, the best players could theoretically be averaging higher avg damage than in pubs, right? So there is something inherent in the system (i.e. the chevron mechanism) which is changing the meta, and player performance, significantly. My point with this thread is just to try to understand that better so I can improve my performance in this mode. I don't care about the rewards, I just want to try to do as well as I can. This comment from Sapros is very helpful, I will not worry about damage but will try to be more disciplined about killing low hp tanks, track shots, and spotting (which I know I should be doing better anyway).
  10. True. But that does not explain the complete difference in team deployment - i.e. nobody going J2 on Mountain Pass, no heavies going city on Highway or Live Oaks, etc. It is consistently a one-corridor fight and if our team doesn't anticipate it, we end up with an entire team of blue and purple players doing 500-1000 damage. Once or twice I'd chalk it up to an anomaly, but it's been a pretty regular thing in my experience with this mode. Obviously I've learned not to overcommit or push as far as I would in a pub game until I see where the game develops, which has helped a lot. But I still see a trend of extremely poor collective decisionmaking at all the ranks, even when most of the players on both teams are statistically decent. Maybe I answered my own question... that I should not expect a team of predominantly greens/blues/purples at rank 4/5 to deploy themselves in a more advantageous way than a team of reds/oranges in pubs.
  11. I've played ranked battles a bit, got to rank four without too much difficulty. But if you look at my actual gameplay in ranked battles, I SUCK SO HARD. Consistently doing only 1-2k damage a game, my wn8 across ranked battle sessions is under 1000. So I got fed up and just went back to playing pubs in the same tanks I was playing in ranked battles (e5, 140, 30b, 13 105). Playing the same tanks solo on the same maps with the same mediocre skill set, I averaged 5500 wn8 and won consistently. What this says to me is that there is something fundamental about the meta of ranked battles which I do not understand, period. Any help is appreciated.
  12. If you kill a tank, it doesn't seem to set off 6th sense. I do this all the time - low health tank at a range where they should spot me, nail them, and I don't get spotted. Am I wrong? Did it tonight on Prok... M46 Patton on the hill, I shot him through bushes but not double bushed twice. Got spotted for the first two shots but not spotted for the kill shot.
  13. Either is correct.
  14. Agreed. For example, is Stannis still the One True King, or has there been another to take his place in the past two years? Things we need to know.
  15. Yeah, I always play far worse when a platoonmate tries to tell me what to do, even if they're better than me. I need the peace to make my own decisions, there's not time to weigh suggestions against what I think I need to do in the moment. Afterwards is great, though.