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T49 -- Land Arty in a Bite-Size Package

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6 minutes ago, CraBeatOff said:

I didn't expect to pen the shot.

You were lucky to pen it indeed. You should aim higher above tracks and anyway ram would detrack him and give you time to run away. 

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2 minutes ago, MacusFlash said:

You were lucky to pen it indeed. You should aim higher above tracks and anyway ram would detrack him and give you time to run away. 

Always something to learn. I've only recently ever tried to make the habit of ram tracking when appropriate. And just begun to learn the specifics of the Swede TD armor.

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9 minutes ago, CraBeatOff said:

Always something to learn. I've only recently ever tried to make the habit of ram tracking when appropriate. And just begun to learn the specifics of the Swede TD armor.

T49 is heavy enough to ram but never do it in Sheridan. 

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Out of curiosity doesn't the sherry have some spaced armor or some shit that would help for rams given the damage calc? 

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14 minutes ago, Ezz said:

Out of curiosity doesn't the sherry have some spaced armor or some shit that would help for rams given the damage calc? 

IIRC spaced armor for years doesn't affect ramming damage. 

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Buying boxen + consumable discount = I'll probably never buy cola again

Anyways, since it's been a while... have a gif.

I have a second one that I went to the trouble of editing a bit in Vegas but it's not uploading to gfycat properly so I'll post that at a later time I guess

China is not number 1:

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Crab and I played for two hours and these are just a few of the good moments:

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Today I'm having a day.

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#chodelife

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THERE CAN BE ONLY FUN.

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4 hours ago, woe2you said:

Today I'm having a day.

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THERE CAN BE ONLY FUN.

Going there against chode$tarz, you got what you deserved :-D

On topic, terrible things done to pubbies:

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Thanks to @CraBeatOff for the GIF conversion tip, thought I'd add very sad TVP VTU to the list as well.

https://imgur.com/a/TXscK

edit: thanks @sr360for the fix.. but I broke it again.. copying the "embed" link from imgur isn't working...

 

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51 minutes ago, Nalok said:

Thanks to @CraBeatOff for the GIF conversion tip, thought I'd add very sad TVP VTU to the list as well.

https://imgur.com/a/TXscK

How do I embed it so it loads directly?

Right click the image and put the image address into that post and it will embed

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22 hours ago, CraBeatOff said:

You all might like this

[snip]

Thanks @sr360

Were you expecting that RU for that opening shot or were you just thinking "i'll shoot whatever goes past that's squishy"?

Also lmao that UDES humping at the end, what a way to finish him.

7 hours ago, Nalok said:

Thanks to @CraBeatOff for the GIF conversion tip, thought I'd add very sad TVP VTU to the list as well.

https://imgur.com/a/TXscK

edit: thanks @sr360for the fix.. but I broke it again.. copying the "embed" link from imgur isn't working...

 

The issue is that https://imgur.com/a/TXscK is the link to the "album" that contains your image - you want to, as crab said, right click and "copy video address" and then embed that as an image... though you have to change the file extension from .mp4 to .gif first:

https://i.imgur.com/O7JOMxv.gif will embed as 

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also, nice butt snipe

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1 hour ago, PlanetaryGenocide said:

 

The issue is that https://imgur.com/a/TXscK is the link to the "album" that contains your image - you want to, as crab said, right click and "copy video address" and then embed that as an image... though you have to change the file extension from .mp4 to .gif first:

https://i.imgur.com/O7JOMxv.gif will embed as 

O7JOMxv.gif

 

also, nice butt snipe

Awesome! I tried copying the link but it came out as an mp4.. didn’t think just changing it to a gif would work... thanks!!

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Today, I learned that (with a high roll for pen) this is possible:

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super max mega HD Gfycat version:

https://gfycat.com/DenseForkedBrahmanbull

833 damage and 5 crits (track, ammo rack, turret, commander, and gunner, I believe)

 

GG was fun

 

Also, while i'm here, I picked up a co-commander and her sibling over the new year:

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Cats can't drive. She's a cutie. 

OK WOTLABS

Given that this game hemorrhages unica I've been working hard on keeping people playing this game by showing them CHODEFU - THE WAY TO THE BUTTZ. In the past couple of weeks I've recruited from within the ranks of -G- (mostly by @dualmaster333 's glorious GIFs) to get some people playing this great tank. We've had MajorIssuez, Iron, Giggles101x and GAIMER all actively playing the T49 and 3 marking it, along with a few who are in progress.

This has allowed me to validate some tactics and ideas that we've been kicking around for months now. But it also helped me with my eternal equipment dissatisfaction.

Best equipment set-ups

The spotter - Vstab, Optics, Vents - my most run one. Vents adds a lot. Currently running this with improved versions of the Vstab and Vents. Its got 520 view range, and vents adds all the little nice things.

The comfort compromise - Vstab, Optics, eGLD - this is where I ran most of my first games in tier 8. It still spots well with optics, but the GLD makes using the gun a lot easier, especially in brawls and vs mid-range 

MAX DPM - Vstab, Rammer, Vents - you can shoot more often. You can't see shit (47X view range) BUT you shoot all the time, and with accuracy. Pairs well with a spotter chode friend. 

Friend @GAIMER is going to try out GLD, Rammer, Optics as a set-up, but its not clear to me that this will be any good. YMMV. 

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50 minutes ago, CraBeatOff said:

Cats can't drive. She's a cutie. 

OK WOTLABS

Given that this game hemorrhages unica I've been working hard on keeping people playing this game by showing them CHODEFU - THE WAY TO THE BUTTZ. In the past couple of weeks I've recruited from within the ranks of -G- (mostly by @dualmaster333 's glorious GIFs) to get some people playing this great tank. We've had MajorIssuez, Iron, Giggles101x and GAIMER all actively playing the T49 and 3 marking it, along with a few who are in progress.

This has allowed me to validate some tactics and ideas that we've been kicking around for months now. But it also helped me with my eternal equipment dissatisfaction.

Best equipment set-ups

The spotter - Vstab, Optics, Vents - my most run one. Vents adds a lot. Currently running this with improved versions of the Vstab and Vents. Its got 520 view range, and vents adds all the little nice things.

The comfort compromise - Vstab, Optics, eGLD - this is where I ran most of my first games in tier 8. It still spots well with optics, but the GLD makes using the gun a lot easier, especially in brawls and vs mid-range 

MAX DPM - Vstab, Rammer, Vents - you can shoot more often. You can't see shit (47X view range) BUT you shoot all the time, and with accuracy. Pairs well with a spotter chode friend. 

Friend @GAIMER is going to try out GLD, Rammer, Optics as a set-up, but its not clear to me that this will be any good. YMMV. 

So which would you say is the optimal setup for solopubbing? Spotter?  

What would you call Vstab, GLD, Vents (which was my old setup before this thread convinced me to use Spotter instead)? 

I honestly can't see any setup forgoing a Vstab being as effective with this tank due to the fact that it goes zoom and the gun is so derpy, so I guess keep us updated lmao

 

And yeah she is :luvkitty:The black one is more camera-shy so I haven't been able to get any good pics of him/her (not sure which yet).

Joke's on you I'm gonna build a model T49 and put the cat in it.  "cats can't drive", pshh.

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3 minutes ago, PlanetaryGenocide said:

So which would you say is the optimal setup for solopubbing? Spotter?  

What would you call Vstab, GLD, Vents (which was my old setup before this thread convinced me to use Spotter instead)? 

I honestly can't see any setup forgoing a Vstab being as effective with this tank due to the fact that it goes zoom and the gun is so derpy, so I guess keep us updated lmao

 

And yeah she is :luvkitty:The black one is more camera-shy so I haven't been able to get any good pics of him/her (not sure which yet).

Joke's on you I'm gonna build a model T49 and put the cat in it.  "cats can't drive", pshh.

That set up is also being tested by GAIMER. I've actually played it a little recently, but I have a hard time adjusting to NOT having 500+ view range. It might be viable. and its Max Gun Handling set-up. 

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I switched off it just because I was tired of getting outspotted and after someone here (or on reddit, idunno, but probably here) made a convincing argument for the GLD being effectively useless 85% of the time when you already have a Vstab.  I started using cola around the same time, but either way I haven't really missed the GLD that much compared to the benefits of having hilarious viewrange. 500+ viewrange is the tits though, I'm at 507 and all I need is Recon left to hit 520, another 3% on this set of skills and then I can slap that on the commander

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Replay time!

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4086304#overlord-planetarygenocide-t49

This was my 22nd (by my count) Ace Tanker in the derpwagon - really wish WG would keep count for you - which means I average one ace every 72 games.  Needs improvement but at least it's better than 1%.

Quick play-by-play:

Start - I run up to the bushes at the northeast corner of the bowl, try to get some lights on the heavies and see what pokes the ridge on the opposite side.  I'm prepared to shoot at any light tank that goes on the middle hump with the windmill, but no dice - 13 75 appears on the ridge instead.  Bad dudes sent a T29 and an IS-3 to the 4/5 lines.  We send nobody beach, thank god, but it does mean we don't know what's down there.  Oh well, we'll manage.

14:15 - I take my first shot, at an enemy WZ-132A.  Unfortunately, RNG puts it a little high and to the right - I think i hit his gun and splashed his hull roof or something, maybe hit his turret face for splash.  375 damage, nothing worth writing home about.

13:39 - After realizing I shouldn't pop back up in the same spot, I relocate a bit to the west, snap off a hastily aimed shot at a WZ-120-1 FT or whatever the fuck it is... miss.  Checking the minimap, I see our skorp is in danger from a 13 75 and our arty as well, so...

13:20 - ... I drop by and blap him for all his health.  Got a thank you from the friendly Skorp too.  Meanwhile, team has won 4/5 line and everything else seems to be hanging around in the southwest quadrant of the map - there's probably TD's on that southeastern cliff because there's always TD's there, but I don't need to worry about that right now.

12:57 - Heading back to the middle area, I consider trying to get the WZ-120 butt, except their other T29 is behind him and I'd probably get shot twice for the trouble.  Instead, I notice our 110 go down to the WZ-132A, who then turns to retreat.... giving me his butt and the pen that I failed to get earlier.  I take a shot from the Caernarvon in return, since I didn't notice him pushing into the bowl, but IMO even if I had noticed I still would've gone for the butts.  Totally worth it, much better decision.

12:27 - Swinging back around to the northeast corner of the bowl area, both the STA-2 and the Caern are in the bowl pushing towards our T29 and AMX 13 75.  They're both facing me at first, but the STA turns his turret (and gives me his hull side) and I slap him for 882.  He gets finished off by the 13 75 and I relocate to try and get the Caern butt.

12:03 - I get the Caern butt (and get shot again).

11:37 - Since everything in bowl is dead and everything else is in the southeast corner, I chase after the Chinese TD, snap off a quick shot, and secure the kill.

11:15 - This is my dumb moment.  I forget the Tiger I is there, move up a bit too close inside the bowl, and get proxy spotted without noticing.  Get shot by waffle for my trouble, try to snap off a return shot while retreating, no go.

10:39 - The Tiger died, but I wait a bit longer just in case I'm still spotted.  The Su-100M1 gets spotted and I figure those TD's have bigger problems now, so I move up anyways to try and get a waffle snipe.  Aimed in fully but the shot flies low, end up with no pen but I get the tracking damage for the rest of his health.

Game ends after that, 15-2, ez win ez Ace.  I did 2x+1 the damage of the next guy on the team and a decent amount of spotting damage as well.

 

And now, the gifs:

 

The 13 75:

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and HQ/HD gfycat link:

https://gfycat.com/LeafyWarmheartedArcticseal

The WZ-132A butt:

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and HQ/HD gfycat link:

https://gfycat.com/TotalDelayedGoldfinch

The STA-2 blap:

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and HQ/HD gfycat link:

https://gfycat.com/AssuredAggravatingFiddlercrab

Finally, the stupid goddamn Caernarvon:

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and HQ/HD gfycat link:

https://gfycat.com/TimelyHandyBanteng

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4 hours ago, PlanetaryGenocide said:

I switched off it just because I was tired of getting outspotted and after someone here (or on reddit, idunno, but probably here) made a convincing argument for the GLD being effectively useless 85% of the time when you already have a Vstab.  I started using cola around the same time, but either way I haven't really missed the GLD that much compared to the benefits of having hilarious viewrange. 500+ viewrange is the tits though, I'm at 507 and all I need is Recon left to hit 520, another 3% on this set of skills and then I can slap that on the commander

Can confirm 500+ vr is the business.

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4 hours ago, PlanetaryGenocide said:

I switched off it just because I was tired of getting outspotted and after someone here (or on reddit, idunno, but probably here) made a convincing argument for the GLD being effectively useless 85% of the time when you already have a Vstab.  I started using cola around the same time, but either way I haven't really missed the GLD that much compared to the benefits of having hilarious viewrange. 500+ viewrange is the tits though, I'm at 507 and all I need is Recon left to hit 520, another 3% on this set of skills and then I can slap that on the commander

Can confirm 500+ vr is the business.

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Honestly, I have a lot more success on Kharkov with this tank than with any other light tank.  I think it's because there's an abundance of hard cover to hide behind when I fuck up and do something stupid and there's all these little cubbieholes and passageways that you can pop up behind someone at.

Anyways, have a gif or three

I missed my opening shot at arty that I spotted, took some dumb early damage, and then made up for it a bit with this.

For reference, LT-11 is "Do damage 10 times to a vehicle the same tier or higher in a light tank" and honors was "Do 2k damage".

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https://gfycat.com/EnlightenedPerfectAngora

Apparently fire ticks count.

 

I bet this guy never even knew I was there until I shot him.

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https://gfycat.com/ActiveFreshIndianpangolin

 

I held my shot a really really long time on this one.  Was it

A. Nerves of steel? or

B. Too retarded to remember to check how much HP I have?

You decide.

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https://gfycat.com/ShyWiltedGermanpinscher

also I'm pretty sure he got hit with a ghost shell because the replay clearly shows that going through my turret ring.  I even had to handbrake turn to swing my gun around fast enough to hit him.  RNG was just with me on this guy

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