Zepherex

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    Zepherex reacted to haglar in I know everybody already agrees about the sky cancer, but tracking?   
    I would recommend less distracting mods. You could then have the awareness to not push into an open field, while perma lit against 3 arty.
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    Zepherex reacted to A_Chodeful in What's Everyone Been Up To?   
    It turns out I've been measuring my dick all wrong.
    I used to measure it sitting down. Standing up, it's actually 7.2 inches. 
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    Zepherex reacted to Never in Major Server Migration Completed   
    Hello!
    As many of you probably saw, we had a big server migration recently. Here's the low down of what happened:
    As I have disclosed in a couple of posts, the database server ran into an issue where it ran completely out of space. The biggest problem was that the database engine we were using kept all the data in a single file, and that file could never be shrunk even if you deleted older records. This caused that file to grow bigger and bigger and bigger over time, until it took up all of the considerable space on that server (1.5TB). When there was no more space left, the database server would crash and the website would go down.
    Fortunately, I managed to work with DigitalOcean to secure a great virtual server which meets all the needs of the database and the website in a single server. This is a 12-core, 48GB RAM server with 1TB of SSD space. The next step was transferring all the data over. This took the longest time. All in all, the database totalled around 5 billion records, and after removing the inflated space from the database engine, clocked in at around 500GB.
    It took 3 days to transfer and import all the records into the new server, which now runs the latest versions of PHP and MySQL for better performance, plus it lets me clean up old records that aren't used anymore in order to reduce disk space, meaning there will always be space available.
    Not only that, but as the website and the database are now on the same server, there is no more issue with the firewall tables getting reset, a problem which, despite a LOT of research, I couldn't actually fix. This was one of the biggest causes of the downtime in the past, as the database server started refusing connections from the website server at random.
    All in all, you can expect WoTLabs to be MUCH more stable from now on.
    Thanks everyone for all the support!
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    Zepherex got a reaction from ZXrage in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    An update from our friend @Exasmic
     

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    Zepherex got a reaction from ZXrage in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    An update from our friend @Exasmic
     

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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from lavawing in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    Hi I'm a retired MAHOU member and world of tanks player and I endorse this message!
     
    Cleanse Ranked Battles
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    Zepherex got a reaction from lavawing in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    Hi I'm a retired MAHOU member and world of tanks player and I endorse this message!
     
    Cleanse Ranked Battles
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    Zepherex got a reaction from lavawing in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    Hi I'm a retired MAHOU member and world of tanks player and I endorse this message!
     
    Cleanse Ranked Battles
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    Zepherex got a reaction from lavawing in MAHOU Name n Shame for tking arty in Ranked on Reddit   
    Hi I'm a retired MAHOU member and world of tanks player and I endorse this message!
     
    Cleanse Ranked Battles
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
  13. Upvote
    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
  16. Upvote
    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from Vindi in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from xtc4 in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    I get the arty hate as well for ruining games. However I feel the #1 enemy as of when I last played the game is the retarded balance department. Either that or they know they're releasing op shit because people will money sink for it. Maybe a little of both knowing WG. It's greedy and if they keep pushing for more paywall OP shit it will result in a good chunk of their players (the play 4 free ones) throwing in the towel. It's the reason I could never get into garbage like heroes & generals when everything good is a $$$ wall.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from xtc4 in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    I get the arty hate as well for ruining games. However I feel the #1 enemy as of when I last played the game is the retarded balance department. Either that or they know they're releasing op shit because people will money sink for it. Maybe a little of both knowing WG. It's greedy and if they keep pushing for more paywall OP shit it will result in a good chunk of their players (the play 4 free ones) throwing in the towel. It's the reason I could never get into garbage like heroes & generals when everything good is a $$$ wall.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from OOPMan in [NA] Returning after 4 years, want helps relearn the game.   
    Need more convincing to commit suicide
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    Zepherex got a reaction from OOPMan in [NA] Returning after 4 years, want helps relearn the game.   
    Well you're welcome back here. But playing wot on the otherhand is a bad idea.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from ZXrage in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    The op new tanks was the final straw for me. Like don't get me wrong the Super conq was pretty bs when it came out but was fun to play I guess. Final straw for me was when the 268v4 came and out turned into the yolo you tank of choice and WG started contemplating buffing the fucking thing. Throw in all the P2W prems like the Defender, Patriot, Skorp G, etc and it's been fairly unpleasant to say the least. The arty changes were meh, at least you don't get oneshot anymore. However they really should have kept it so that they can't platoon with anyone, fuck em; if you wanna be cancer... do it by yourself. Haven't played since January and still don't plan on touching the game again.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from ZXrage in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    The op new tanks was the final straw for me. Like don't get me wrong the Super conq was pretty bs when it came out but was fun to play I guess. Final straw for me was when the 268v4 came and out turned into the yolo you tank of choice and WG started contemplating buffing the fucking thing. Throw in all the P2W prems like the Defender, Patriot, Skorp G, etc and it's been fairly unpleasant to say the least. The arty changes were meh, at least you don't get oneshot anymore. However they really should have kept it so that they can't platoon with anyone, fuck em; if you wanna be cancer... do it by yourself. Haven't played since January and still don't plan on touching the game again.
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    Zepherex got a reaction from ZXrage in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    The op new tanks was the final straw for me. Like don't get me wrong the Super conq was pretty bs when it came out but was fun to play I guess. Final straw for me was when the 268v4 came and out turned into the yolo you tank of choice and WG started contemplating buffing the fucking thing. Throw in all the P2W prems like the Defender, Patriot, Skorp G, etc and it's been fairly unpleasant to say the least. The arty changes were meh, at least you don't get oneshot anymore. However they really should have kept it so that they can't platoon with anyone, fuck em; if you wanna be cancer... do it by yourself. Haven't played since January and still don't plan on touching the game again.