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  1. TheMarine0341

    Show Off Your Rig

    Battlestation Complete
  2. The T26E5 Patriot Coinciding with Veteran’s Day, WarGaming NA is releasing the newest tier 8 premium tank for the American nation, the T26E5 Patriot. Its a heavy tank, featuring a fantastic 90mm cannon with APCR rounds for both its standard AND premium rounds. Will this tank be worth it? Lets take a closer look Crew For my crew, I am using my T110E5 crew and a radio operator from my T32. All crew members have BIA, repairs, and I have 6th sense. There is no specialty which I would focus on, just get your repairs, BIA, 6th, and then work your typical crew skills such as vision and gun handling. Loadout Your tank carries 69 rounds, which is great because you’ll completely FLY through them given the chance. Your standard APCR rounds have 230mm of penetration, while your premium APCR rounds have 259mm. Until I have a better feel for the tank, I will carry 45 standard rounds, 20 APCR, and 4 HE. I have not tested the profitability of the tank spamming only premium APCR, but I do NOT feel like the profitability of the tank is great enough without personal reserves or Stronghold bonuses to make up for that cost. Equipment Two pieces of equipment are obvious: The Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2, and the Medium Caliber Gun Rammer. For your 3rd piece, it will depend upon your playstyle. In my opinion, running Vents is the way to go IF you’re going to use Cola. However, if Cola is too expensive for your taste, I would instead choose Coated Optics. Consumables For now, I am running a small med pack, a small repair pack and Cola. You could drop Cola for an auto extinguisher if you’d like to save a few credits, but as long as you’re not spamming premium APCR you’ll hardly notice the cost of the Cola. Armor In short: Its good. Frontally, you’re immune to most tier 6 and 7 Medium tanks, and immune to most tier 6 and 7 Heavies as your upper and lower plates of armor are about 185-190 head-on. You will troll D25-T (the Russian 122mm gun) with simple angling, and if you’re utilizing your depression, frontally you’re exceptionally strong against all opponents but tier 10 TDs. Your turret is slightly weaker than the T32’s turret, having an area outside of the mantle which features areas of 200-220mm protection, and your turret ring is a bit more prominent. Your sides, if over angled, can be easily penetrated. If you’ve played the T110E5 a lot, to advance in this tank its a much similar “walk” towards your opponent, attempting to make them shoot an over-angled area. The Good, the Average, the Bad Many of these strengths and weaknesses have already been touched upon, but it's certainly a good time to lay them out The Good: DPM of 2500 with Cola/Vents is AMAZING (5.7 second reload) Turret is exceptionally solid, with no over-matching area for 122mm guns to abuse Your frontal armor is exceptional overall for the typical US HT -10/+20 for your gun elevations 230 standard ammo pen 380 base VR is easy to extend out to max VR of 445m The Average: Shell Velocity on the APCR is nothing exceptional, barely over 1000 FPS Mobility is better than the T32, and worlds better than the T34 Overall gun handling is not quite like the Pershing, but its solid The Bad: 90mm gun has horrible alpha for a heavy tank (240 per round) Snap shots will seem to fly into no where from time to time Did catch fire with a hit to the engine area on the first hit Playstyle The armor profile allows for a much more varied approach than the T32, making it a better city brawler than the T32, T34, and Pershing. It’s much more like the Super Pershing, which can bully lower tiers frontally with little to no worries. Against its peer Heavy Tanks, it can trade 2 for 1 MUCH better than any other HT at its tier, in effect giving it the best alpha at 480. In this manner, its much like the 215B HT at trading its HP to get two shots off for each shot it takes in return. And of course, if you’re able to find a hull-down position without the threat of arty, you’re going to have an even better game. Replays Verdict Within the game files, this tank is listed as being 9700 gold, which roughly means about $45 USD. At this cost, this tank is absolutely worth it if you either need a credit grinder or a great American HT crew trainer. With the ability to get away with almost just standard rounds for the majority of your battles, this will grind out credits exceptionally fast, and be a MUCH more enjoyable play than the T34 US HT. I would buy it if I needed either one of these options
  3. I called scammers.


    Hilarity at 2:50


    1. mistervanni


      interesting for sure

  4. Theres at least been some unique inclusions with the STRVs and the new Auto-Reloading Italian tanks. The STRVs with seige mode and high camo, and the auto-reloading mechanic makes for an exceptionally high ceiling low floor tank
  5. TheMarine0341

    AMX M4 mle. 54

    I never have an issue with the pen, personally, and split the ammo 50/50 with 2 HE. The ability to overmatch 40mm armor is great, and the mobility is good enough to in general avoid forced 1v1 engagements.
  6. TheMarine0341

    AMX M4 mle. 54

    Which is weird to me, as I find the 127mm just all the more awesome. 3rd highest DPG (2861) behind the Skoda t50 and WZ111-14, and a great WR (70%). Ive only used the 127mm
  7. TheMarine0341


    But wait, they have a 28 core chip which will turbo to 5GHz....
  8. ZDIeoh1.jpg No new hardware, but updated the BIOS and the OC to the CPU stuck. #Winning. Almost 400 point increase in score with 0 new parts. The previous higher scores were not stable

  9. @sr360 was right... this tank is the perfect tank to easily get several HT missions done with. After winning some gold in Skirmishes, I delightfully free EXP'ed the remainder of the VK 4502A's grind (which, honestly, isnt a horrible tank) and elited the VK-B. At 20 games, my armor use efficiency was 1.83 At 26 games, first of what Im sure will be many Mastery badges, and nearly did HT 15.3, falling about 1k damage short At 27 games, I finish HT 12.3, which required blocking 3 times my HP while doing at least 2k damage Oh, and this battle would have been HT 15.3 with 12,419 total damage blocked, taken, and done . Apart from the IS6 trolling tier 6's and 7's, There's yet to be a tank which Ive so consistently to this point just trolled even tier 10 tanks with. The Upper and lower plates are just too well angled for most prem rounds to penetrate reliably when angled well. And then, sometimes you get WTFHOWDIDTHEYPENME? moments (IE M-103 snap-shotting the turret ring at 450+ meters, or SU 152 penning HEAT through the LFP) Its a delight to play!

    I cooked this brisket for memorial day

    1. Errants


      Do you do delivery?

    2. TheMarine0341


      For a good $$$

  11. If you work in IT and control user email accounts: Check for emails being forwarded and for rules forwarding messages. Ive found several violations lately due to users being Phished

    1. Haswell


      If you work in IT, just always assume users are stupid and will do everything to demonstrate that.

    2. TheMarine0341



    3. Medjed


      ROFL.... for some reason i found that hilarious as fuck :serb:

  12. true, but Premier played nicer with Intel before this anyway. Its a very small (but, nice) thing that will impact minimal # of users. If you're doing a lot of high end video rendering with premier, I would have stuck with Intel anyway but with the i9 series.
  13. 0 surprise, Premier is optimized for clock speeds which it clearly Intel will have. Theres still going to be applications where Ryzen make more sense
  14. TheMarine0341

    On Allchat

    The greatest use of all-chat was mutual chemo
  15. C is the most vulnerable to this. Your guys in B have to make a push across, even if its 2-4 players, after B is captured to prevent this if you have a competent platoon defending C. Been there, done that. a VILIN platoon I was on held C for 15 minutes, and then the game ended. I think only 1 of us died once. A fast win in B is key
  16. How to win in Front-Line attack: Spawn in light tanks, run engineering, spam caps A & B (C is too open). D is easy to cap, E is fine. F is hard as hell to cap until you have E and can flank the church. But, once D or E are taken, get in your Lights again and just go kill turrets on the opposite end of whichever cap

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    2. TheChang


      The vents on the back of the turrets are 0mm thick and he penetrable. I load 20 he shells in my T92 just for that.

    3. nabucodonsor


      @Kolni I thought you retired :minidoge:

    4. Fulcrous


      I do B first if possible. It opens up the ability to flood both flanks. After that it doesnt matter

  17. To be frankly the most honest I can: This game mode feels like what I thought WOT would be like when I started playing it
  18. Word got out to the 'Big' clans NA that they needed log files, and there would be a small reward for those who sent in the WG Checker tool and the file it creates, Python where error occurred, replays with time stamps where available, and be running no mods. This was of course when they had community reps who actually... Repped. RIP @dance210, VeganZombie, and Hypnotic
  19. Yeah... Should I tell you about the free Lorrain 40t they gave about 1000 players for submitting requested logs?
  20. At times, WGNA has asked for logs when they're having issues with their client. Last time I sent those in, I got 10 200% 3 hour boost
  21. Not bad for a night of farming US3so1T.jpg

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    2. TheMarine0341


      @MatzerMike yup, I used my last 200% credit boost @NightmareMk9 I just setup to farm damage regardless of the situation. Damage means rank/credits/exp, objectives be damned

    3. MatzerMike


      Does it work the same way as with randoms though - when you lose you get less credits?

      Anyway, the farm is nice!

    4. Fulcrous


      Maybe I'll play some tanks tonight. In reality, I probably won't touch it tonight.

  22. Jessica_Elbow is the same person, for context