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  1. Hi all, Is the stat tracking on wotlabs working right? I only ask because for some reason my Wn8 scored in the last week seem to be a lot higher than i was expecting them to be based on how well i have been playing? Is there a problem and should i therefore stop looking at the wn8 stats here? Many thanks, Paul
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    Why arent the stats updating on WOTLABS?

    Hi guys, Is anyone else having issues with the stats not updating on wotlabs? Seems to be the same on Wotstats as well but not sure why? anyone know? Regards, Paul
  3. Ok i have just looked at the revised info on this and it looks like its more as follows Best DPM based on 9.59 reload is 1500 DPM If you fully unload clip it would be as follows i think 9.59+11.83+14.07+16.3 meaning 51.79 seconds to reload for 960 Damage which is totally crippling you if you unload. They need to seriously reconsider the reload times on this as its looking like it will be totally gimped based on this
  4. I think you have misunderstood, the more you have loaded the faster the reload so with 2 loaded it takes 8 seconds for the 3rd to load, if you empty your clip, the first shell takes 14 seconds to load, the 2nd 11 and the 3rd 8 seconds giving a total reload time of 33 seconds So it means you need to be careful about unloading From the video i watched it was a 3 shell clip, and with best case 8 second reload that's only 1800 DPM based on 240 Alpha and 7.5 rounds per minute unless i'm missing something?
  5. Hi Guys, I am looking to upgrade my GPU and have been offered an RX480 but when i googled it seems there were a lot of crash issues with WOT? does anyone know if these issues were ever resolved or if its an ongoing problem for this card? On paper the performance looks great compared to my current GTX 670 but as WOT is the only game i play regularly it needs to work? Can anyone offer personal experience of this card? Thanks, Paul
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    RX 480 GPU - Still causing crashes in WOT or sorted now?

    A little update, i ran the encore test on my system last night and my spec is as follows : I5 3570 @ 4ghz 16gb Ram GTX 670 2gb SSD System disk My results were as follows : On Medium settings at 1920 x 1080 i scored over 27k points on Ulltra settings i scored over 9000 My understanding is that these scored are both very healthy so it seems even an out of date rig like mine can run the new improved Wot 1.0 with no major problems I hope that helps anyone who is wondering how their rig will hold up!
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    RX 480 GPU - Still causing crashes in WOT or sorted now?

    Thanks for this, i had been considering the GTX 970 but had been considering the RX480 for the mining potential as i thought about trying that if i got it lol I also was aiming toward the WOT 1.0 high definition maps and if the extra memory might benefit running it at higher resolutions? Hi Tman, Thanks for your feedback, have you run the simulation to see how it copes with WOT 1.0? Thanks, Paul
  8. Hi Guys, I often play alone in randoms and generally find the matchmaking is ok and relatively fair, although they should implement some sort of skill based metric to even up the skill of teams. HOWEVER - Everytime i platoon up with my friend who is of a similar level to me (1600+ recent) the matchmaking just gives us shit game after shit game.. i'm talking never top tier and 90% of games bottom tier Is this just us who are cursed or is it happening to all platoons? Regards, Solar
  9. Hi, I am curious, since when do the moderators close down a forum thread which is put in the right section just because it may or may not have been discussed in the official forums? I was under the impression a WOT based forum was for discussing WOT based subject matter? According to one of the moderators this isn't the case? Is it wrong to ask the members of the forum their opinion on a tank that has been recently buffed? I wonder if this will be binned and closed too?? Regards Paul
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    RHM Borsig Tier 8 TD Appreciation Thread

    Hi Guys, I was looking through the threads looking for an appreciation thread for this tank but couldn't find one? Which i find amazing as this has to be one of the best Tier 8 Tank Destroyers in the game? Ok the play style maybe somewhat sneaky but at the end of the day that's what a tank with no armor and a big gun is designed to do so i love it and i have a video below showing my first Ace Tanker on this beast Im only an average player and i imagine in the hands of a better player this could be catastrophic for the enemy team Anyway i hope you enjoy the vid, its one of my earlier ones so the production value is somewhat lacking but if you are interested in seeing more as i do them and making suggestions on what sort of videos you might find interesting please subscribe to my noobie channel Catch you around! Solarflare
  11. It wasn't a jab, simply an observation based on your previous post? And yet again the question was never is it better, it was how much better?... totally different question
  12. I am not just driving around in it stock which i thought i had cleared up earlier in the thread? i am grinding the tank and have not yet got to this gun... And free xping 68k of experience isn't something i can afford to do at the moment Sorry if that makes me a burden but at the end of the day i have kids and a family and i spend the money i can spare on premium account time..i don't have the money to free xp through tanks like you obviously have..
  13. In fairness having reread my post what I asked was how much better does the top gun perform... Not as some of you have said... Is it better.. Obviously its better but I was asking peoples thoughts on how much of an improvement it would be. I also did not imply at all that I was planning to skip it... So im not sure where that came from? And where in "is the m48a1 an improvement tier for tier" does it imply I want to bypass the m46? I was merely asking if its a good tank... To me you seem to have made too many vague assumptions about my intent without even asking a question... Anyway I wont be bothering to post any further as im clearly not on your wavelengths
  14. Hi Guys, I have been grinding my way through the M46 Patton and and curious as to how much better this will get. So far i have unlocked the tracks, i just got the upgraded turret last night but haven't played with it yet.. (hopefully a big improvement?) But i am curious how the 68k xp gun performs as i am currently using the 90 pen 250 alpha gun. Does the top turret and gun transform this beast as so far my average damage per game is sitting at 1200 dpg with stock turret. I am hoping it will be a big difference! would welcome your input.. also is the revised tier 10 a significant upgrade of the M46 tier for tier? Regards Paul
  15. Hi Guys, I was just reading through the info about ranked season 2 and it seems to me as an average player that the changes to rewards is just going to discourage the average players from getting involved at all. As a 51% WR player in randoms i found that in ranked season 1 it was hard work to consistently gain ranks as it was a case of one step forward one step back. Now with season 2 they are making it even harder to gain ranks and rewarding the people who do gain ranks ie the high level players with even more bonds which in turn will widen the gap even further between those players and the average players as they will be using a lot more improved equipment. Is it just me who thinks this will just piss off the wider audience? In my opinion they should set different leagues based on the skill level of players using maybe PR, or WN8 or something similar? so at least the players will come up against players who will be comparable in skill level? I will be interested to see if you guys feel the same way? Regards. Paul
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    WoT new personal rating system

    is this active on the EU servers already? i hadn't noticed it
  17. Hi Guys, I have noticed over the last week or so my WR has been really struggling, it was hovering around 54% for a while but recently i have dropped in the last 30 days to barely over 50% I seem to have been ending up in really bad teams in a high percentage of games and as a result have been losing a lot more than normal. Is it just bad luck or is this happening to others too? Kind regards, Solar
  18. Well there you go, i know that i actively avoid engaging the best players early in a game and always assumed that others would be of the same opinion
  19. Lol you say about XVM focus but the truth is more people will avoid engaging a blue / purple player as they don't want their game cut short
  20. My issue is they shouldn't be giving out improved equipment as rewards (in the form of excessive bonds) which gives the already better players an unfair additional advantage... how is that fair? But then i would expect someone who is one of the people benefiting from this to defend it. If you want to be seen to be better than others more power to you but why should you have a distinct advantage? rather than just getting something that's cosmetic to flex with? You think its fair to have faster reload, better view range, better camouflage than average people? if you do then your just a fucking moron to be honest and my point is lost on you
  21. Trouble is you cant add a game mode for a game only aimed at the top 3% of players, there is very little end game content in this game as it is so to alienate 95+% of your players from a gqame mode is rediculous.. especially when the best players already have tournaments and WGL to amuse them.
  22. I understand what you mean but why should already superior players get improved equipment which just makes them even better? give them gold skins or unique camos for their tanks, not better equipment?? How can average players hope to have a chance when the already better players have hardware advantages as well as skill advantage?
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    Has anyone else been struggling with WR lately?

    Fair enough, if you have enough people you can platoon with i guess who are decent players
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    Has anyone else been struggling with WR lately?

    Have been grinding through the chinese LTs and am on the tier 9 now so most of the games i have been playing lately are tier 8 and 9 But thats been the case for some time tbh Also tbh i am often one of the higher damage etc in the team so i dont think its me dragging down my win rate, i just seem to have been getting absolutely shocking teams lately, commonly having 4-5 tomatoes on my team while the opposing team has 1 and a load of blue players.. they really need to implement some sort of team levelling metric in the MM in my opinion. Something that takes the 30 players selected for the match and distributes base on their recent WN8 or something similar surely wouldn't be that hard to implement? The trouble with that is you end up then with 70% bottom tier games
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    Has anyone else been struggling with WR lately?

    yeah its a bit odd, i have been playing and if i get ahead on wr quitting when the going is good whereas in the past i would have carried on playing as was confident i could keep the average up.. Its forcing me to be more cautious which i suppose if a good thing for my long term play as i do tend to be on the aggressive side