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The Accuracy collection, or how Stalin guides your Bias

Current Feb/28/19 So here's the post about accuracy. most of this is in bits and pieces from other spots so I'm gathering it all here and adding some new info etc. Have at it! A quick note on dispersion: after turning for 1 second you have reached max hull dispersion and will carry that value until the turn rate is decreased or stopped. Lets knock the nerdy parts out first...  The Math There are three factors affecting overall dispersion. One due to moving traverse (affected by Smo

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Grumpy review of Firefly

Firefly is a tier VI British medium tank with the highest standard and premium ammo penetration. 171mm on tier VI sounds great, right? On medium tank platform even better? Nope. It's British. Historical background Brits were bad at flanking (royal noobs) so they added 17-pounder gun to Sherman tank. Who needs maneuver when you may simply penetrate German HTs from front? Firepower 17-pounder gun. Do not even bother playing with another gun. You are here for gud pen, gud alpha

MacusFlash

MacusFlash

 

Rerolling on EU

If I should ever end up making a return to this game as a regular player (not likely), I will have to give serious consideration to rerolling on the EU server.  I came to this conclusion after looking at WoTReplays again tonight to see if anyone had managed to get an Ace Medal on a tier 1 tank this update cycle.  Of course, nobody had, or at least nobody who had done so had put a replay up on that site.  So I switched over to tier 2 to see what I could find, and I found a replay of someone with

Kuroialty

Kuroialty

 

Updated 3rd Nov.

Hello there! For some time I've been wanting to get more out of the game. I just didn't know how or what to do. I have over 20.000 battles fought now and I consider myself as "average" player. In quest of getting better mighty google pointed me to this direction so here I am. I have general knowledge about game mechanics and such but no idea how to get most out of them in my favor. So I set a goal to myself. Learn and get better! This story will tell about my journey, what I plan to do and

Ruuhkis

Ruuhkis

 

The Authenticity of "Clubbers"

I'd like to express some thoughts on the following quote by @Jesse_the_Scout (emphasis my own): My approach to the game now is much like it was when I first started playing: find a consistent method that works, and do it over and over again.  North side of Malinovka proved the easiest place to find a consistent plan that worked, and over time, I was able to find other consistently successful methods of play.  These plans were great when they worked because they handled the largest part of

Kuroialty

Kuroialty

 

Consumables!

Current 1/6/19 A short, if effective break down on Consumables. Consumables, now have unlimited use per match for the same flat cost. so if you use a Large repair 5 times, you still only pay the 20k silver it takes to restore it after the match. Sadly, You still can't run 2 small kits side by side but a small and a large version can be done for the passive bonuses. Both small and Large versions have a 90 second cooldown. For instance, in my T95 doom turtle I carry a small Medkit, a small

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Basic Equipment layouts

Current 1/6/19 A basic explanation of Equipment! and obviously, the "Improved Equipment" for bonds is way better. Directives are useful but a one off boost. Unless you play Tier X a lot and earn more than 1 a match, its almost a waste. Run Food instead. Got a tank and you can't decide what to run on it? check out http://www.vbaddict.net/tankstatistics/overall and find your tank on the list and then check out the Equipment tab (its right next to the crew skills tab also mentioned by me  )

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Crew training/retraining. "moar numbers" edition

Current 1/6/19 First off, props and a big thank you to my brother in arms, ShakeNBake, for doing the number engineering on this and making me look like I know what I'm talking about. And another thank you to @8_Hussars (again) for proof reading this and double checking my work in case I go full retard. So, this post is going to talk about Crew Experience and how to manage it to your benefit. What this post is NOT going to talk about is skill builds/selection, the equipment you can put on y

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Crew skillzzz that pay the billz

Current 1/6/19 Welcome to my Massive Skill breakdown post! This is just my general opinion on the skills. Some are utter trash obviously, and some are gold, and others are of questionable use. vBAddict has way more detailed info on a per-tank basis and should be the preferred source. http://www.vbaddict.net/tankstatistics/overall and then click the tank you want and review the crew skills for that tank. Many thanks to @8_Hussars for reading this and correcting a few things and Links!!

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Finally 100 battles

The first 100 battle comes down to a lot of frustration, learning and defeats. There are many very bad players in lower tier. I see players with WN8 less than 100 many times. There is also a frequency of bad players talking "Another bad time", it makes me furious. Very very players are worse than bot. Let's talk about my work: My first game was spectacular, I killed 5 tanks and won over 2500 xp. But it was only an illusion. As I went up the tier, I thought all extremely terrible tanks. I was

LudwigvonMises

LudwigvonMises

 

DPM-to-Health Ratio: THE Defining Difference Between the Tiers

When people ask me about what the difference is between low tiers and high tiers, there is one thing which comes to mind, one thing that matters, one thing that, by itself, represents a huge shift in design philosophy from the first tier to the last.  This thing is the ratio of DPM-to-health.  It is why low tier play is fast-paced and high tier play is slow-paced.  It is why low tier play is dominated by strong individuals and high tier play is dominated by unified teams.  The difference in this

Kuroialty

Kuroialty

 

Re-introduction

After reading a lot and ask some good players. I decided to make the line T62a as no recommended me to play with TD and everyone spoke to play with medium tank. My initial expectations to be a green player. I bought the FCM 50t to make money, I will not play with premium account initially. I'll post the results, match reports and some replays. Every 10 games, I'll get out of the game and will watch all the replays and see what I did wrong and I did right. I will report to the blog every 100

LudwigvonMises

LudwigvonMises

 

What I wish i knew.....

Updated 1/6/19 Lots of links on Mind-sets and "what I wish I knew" http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/262-lerts-easy-tips-for-beginners/ http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/15959-unicum-processes/&page=1 http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/21721-mega-resource-everything-i%E2%80%99ve-learnt-going-from-noob-to-unicum-recent/&page=1 http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/21419-what-basic-things-do-you-wish-you-knew-when-you-started-aka-after-3k-games-i-discovered-you

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

The guide to Caller/FC guides. wut?

Updated 1/6/19 http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/486640-hellfishs-fc-academy/ Hellfish's FC guide. Great surface guide and methods. http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/15443-field-commanding-guide-for-new-commanders-by-waterwar/ WaterWar's FC guide https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5Ry9WNTK98qbnJCSHV0aVozbEE/view?pli=1  this IS a PDF so it will set off all kinds of alarms but its clean. awesome read on military theory and how it applies to the game. Great read for those who wan

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

The Clutch/SR/Snap clusterfuck AKA ACCURACY!

Current as of 1/6/19 ^ proven partially true and untrue. it's a case of false advertising on WG's part and bad poor wiki wording. SR only works on hull MOVEMENT ( W/S ) not HULL traverse (A/D),  There are three factors affecting overall dispersion. One due to moving traverse (affected by Smooth Ride), one due to hull traverse (Clutch), and one due to turret traverse (affected by Snap Shot), and the files you can verify it in is:  res/scripts/avatar.pyc it's unencrypted but

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Turn the page(s) Link dump!

The blog post! Current March 3, 2019 https://ammorack.wordpress.com/   <--- not bad http://www.thearmoredpatrol.com     <------ my prefered WG news aggregate/blog http://rykoszet.info/ https://vk.com/wotclue   <------ Russian FB WOT site. pretty interesting stuff since they get press releases we don't in the West http://ritastatusreport.live http://wot-news.com/  Planners: http://en.wottactik.tk http://Gosutactics.com http://maptactic.com Data Mining: http://www.vbaddict.net/wo

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

the first post of many

This blog will be a collection of various things that I find interesting about tanks and related material. Mostly from WotLabs but also from the official forums, (lol) and Reddit and random other places. I've tried to sort this out but some of these are several years old and some are modern. Always check against the newest version of the game! most of this is stuff I wish I knew when I was starting out. Anyway, let the link spam begin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPhTEli-dhM&

Wanderjar

Wanderjar

 

Introduction

About me: For a long time, I played World of Tanks, but two years ago i reseted my account for some problems that the game was causing me. In recent times, I thought back to play. I knew the Wotlabs and I have some background on how the game's physics works. I was a mediocre player, was about 7k matches and WR 47 ~ 48%. Now i want to change my performance in the game. Project: I'll tell all my walk, my doubts, my learning and my mistakes. Every day I play, I'll make a general report and

LudwigvonMises

LudwigvonMises

 

A review of my Raseiniai medal match (image heavy)

This was a match that took place on the 18th of March, 2013.  I recorded the game a long time ago and just recently converted it into a ~97MB 720p WebM, which you may download here.  If you have a client compatible with 0.8.4 replays, you may get the replay file here.  Using those or screenshots below, you may follow along as I retrace my thought process for that game played over three years ago. Countdown - There's no premium Hotchkiss, no glut of gift tanks on either side, and no pla

Kuroialty

Kuroialty

 

A poem that I forgot about

Breeze, blowing that blonde curling hair,stirring it, and being softly stirred in turn,scattering that sweet gold about, thengathering it, in a lovely knot of curls again,you linger around bright eyes whose loving stingpierces me so, till I feel it and weep,and I wander searching for my treasure,like a creature that often shies and kicks:now I seem to find her, now I realiseshe’s far away, now I’m comforted, now despair,now longing for her, now truly seeing her.Happy air, remain here with yourli

hallo1994

hallo1994

 

CSI: Time-limited Premium Tanks, Everywhere

First post on a new blog, yaye. In case you haven't figured out: CSI stands for Chinese Server Insanity, which is obvious. Consider that I already have a WoT blog written in Chinese, guess I should make this blog like, what, introducing what it's like to play at Chinese server for you the curious ones. So here we go: time-limited premium tanks. This feature is lanched with patch 0.9.4. You can rent a premium tank for 30 days with roughly 1/4 of the full price. But in practice I believe

WhymeLyu

WhymeLyu

 

Not-so-brief overview of changes to tier 2 tanks in 9.14

A short excerpt from the supertest patch notes for 9.14: Last post covered tier 1s.  This post covers tier 2s.   ALL NON-PREMIUM TANKS - Reduced to a single radio with no upgradable module available. ALL PREMIUM TANKS - No change.   Type 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro - Reduced to a radio of 300m signal range, down from 425m. Cruiser III - Reduced to stock radio, down to 350m signal range from 450m. Cruiser I - Reduced to a radio of 350m signal range, down from 375m.

Kuroialty

Kuroialty

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