Seeing as you only grinded up a line that is mean't for hull down corner poking with low dpm its easy to see why you're complaining pointlessly about high tiers. If you like yolo dpm CHAI sniping like you said in your blog; play the tier 10 RU meds. You cannot pretend to have ANY professional opinions when you just padded in a hellcat and T2. You havent even grinded out a tier 10 and picked a terrible starter line. Dont be surprised if people smack you down when you try to talk shit about high tiers.
Source: How would you improve World of Tanks?
I have been reading a few blogs on this forum and I decided that I should join the crowd.
Earlier today I was playing in the glorious Chaffee, trying to free xp grind to the Hellcat. Yes, I am aware it's down a different line. I had about 6 games in a row where I died early on (which normally I am okay with) but these were instantly. I feel like if you are a decent player on WoT, you become a target, especially to those running XVM. Okay, okay, I get it. BUT TEAM KILLING?! What possible benefits does that bring? Geeze... So I finally rage quitted when a Black prince decided to shoot at me from all the way across the map, rather than defending his base from one of the three attackers on my team. And THAT, is why I rage quitted today. Now that I think about it, I don't think "quitted" is a word.
So what did I do while I was offline? I moved 100lbs of treadmill from my upstairs to my downstairs! Oh boy was that a birch to handle. I consider myself a fit dude; the weight I could handle. But actually moving it, trying to fit it through doorways, and then down the stairs... no. I'm going to be downsizing pretty soon to something more affordable so I cringed every time I heard a 'thud' against a wall or railing. Taaaaaaaaaangent: To help with saving money I am hoping to trade in my Infinity EX35 for a 1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Why do you ask? Because I'm a huge Jurassic Park fan and I plan on recreating one of the Jeeps from the original movie.
Well I think that's all the steam I need to release for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this, I'll see you on the battlefield!
Good luck and have fun,
Warning, here be spoilers.
Game of Thrones is based on the formula "The bad guys win". This, at least in the first seasons, kept messing with people's expectations of what's going to happen because the vast majority of the media is all about the good guys winning. However that formula has now been overused to the point where GoT became predictable because of it. We know anyone who's good is gonna get fucked, we only don't know how.
I'm gonna be honest, I'm pretty tired of caring for a character and then having them die. I imagine that, if the show was to have a downfall, this would be it. You can't just crush every attachment that everyone has for your characters and expect them to still like the show. At some point, everyone we care about will be dead and then who cares what happens at the end. If all the showrunners go for is shock value, then I'm really afraid for what this show will become.
And so we have "Valar Morghulis", all men must die. Problem is, you can't write a story like that. Someone can't die, otherwise the story has no meaning. If the end of the story is not relevant to major characters who died, then their story was completely pointless, an utter waste of space.
This entire season was a long series of events in which the fans said "Well, it couldn't possibly end that badly", only to watch it end exactly as badly as they thought it would. Seriously, at this point the series is just turning into emotional abuse for the sake of "subverting tropes" and "showing how the hero story would play out in the real world".
And now, to stop speaking so broadly, if Jon Snow is really, actually dead, and won't appear anymore in neither the books nor the show, then this is the worst piece of shit storytelling I have ever seen. What would be the point of his story then? Was his just a tragic story within the bigger story? What about his real mother, the one Ned promised he would tell him? Should we just forget that ever happened?
For the sake of my love for something I should, by all logic, hate, I will remain strong in my belief that Jon will return. Melisandre returned to Castle Black for a reason. She clearly realized that Stannis is not Azor Ahai, and she now has a big role to play.
The night is hype and full of tinfoil.
That's right bois, I actually got off my arse and went out with this hot Dutch girl who's three years my senior. Here's how this went down, my thoughts in hindsight etc etc...
So I matched this girl on Tinder about three weeks ago, I found out she's a pilot and her motivation to get there but other than that she's a mystery to me. I feel weakness in that, to this point I haven't gotten her to really open up & build a deeper connection - you know the type when you just "click" with a person instantly and it's all easy. I want that consistently with everyone I meet.
So all of the daily life talk and getting to know each other and stories over text message out of the way. I picked her up at 1PM from her house, drove to the local forest //Areas where you can't do something are intense, conversational skills to a massive hit here, I feel as if first dates are so much easier when you know next to nothing about the person OR have something to do where we made small talk in the car, couldn't concentrate much as needed to focus on remembering the route and not crashing.
I said something about women multitasking being better multi-taskers than men, she responded with some fact about how that's not true which I almost blew off with a "oh really?" that didn't go anywhere. //I should've asked her where she saw that or something instead. This immediately made it a little awkward as soon as we got out of the car. I shook it off and made a joke about it, grabbed her hip and smiled. Good, so at least I can get out of fucking awkward situations by touching. >___>
We got in, started walking, made a little bit of small talk (nothing exceptional comes to mind), but I want to note how I never actually "got" to her, like a lasting connection. That kinda sucks. So we walk & talk some more, arrive at the café in the middle of the forest and I'm feeling like shit //Have some basic common sense and get a good night sleep/food before you go... Conversation will probably die out in the queue waiting for food, so I suggest we go and sit on a bench and talk for a little while...
This turns out to be quite a bad idea, conversation is flagging and I outright say to her "what do you want to talk about" - facepalming in hindsight, I mean, just cos you can't think of anything to say, doesn't mean she has to know that. Being tired really fucks your ability to make conversation and I just wanted bed at this time. On top of this, I wanted to try this 36 question experiment on her - build connection and all dat, but no phone signal or screenshot. Poor fucking planning. This marks the low point in conversation I think.
Anyway, we went to get lunch, I paid, it was shit, we laughed about a film we saw, I had a cup of tea (fucking miracle that I did).
We start walking again, I literally feel like I just want to stop talking, cuddle up in bed and fall asleep... Sadly I'm in a fucking nature reserve. We're walking clockwise around this place, small talking, maybe even middle talking (I'm coining that phrase right now) & flirting a little. It's hard to be charismatic in this state. At one point I even suggest we leave early. Though I did get a free massage out of her too, I think she thought "WTF" when I asked her to do it. Just lol.
We get to a map that shows the way out and I immediately U-Turn this, tea has kicked in, I want adventure. We walk back in the complete opposite direction, I'm feeling a little more energetic, leading her around (still making shit conversation but yknow.. whatevs, it's not what you say but how you say it). Come across a tree, she says I can't climb it... Nice bait, I do. I put her arm around my back and my arm around her waist and we walk. I suggest she climbs a tree, she's like "nah cba m8" until she spots a little twig that stands her maybe 30cm off the ground, she's grinning like she's a comedian when she climbs it. Conversation is good now, though can't remember the topics...
We get to a point around a lake, I grab her hand, spin her around and we make some deep eye contact, I remember this 36 question thing that ends up with four minutes of staring into each others eyes and yes, we did just that. She set the alarm. At this point I so should've kissed her. ragrets m8. I also picked her up a couple of times to get to this point, she thinks that I think that she's light. She likes this.
I should note this girl has a banging ass as we walk through the forest, like 8/8. I NEED to grab this at some point. We got onto the topic of her dancing, I spun her around once by the hand & she proceeded to teach me how to jive hahaha. Then there was another moment of deep eye gazing, another moment where I should've kissed her but didn't.
We walk, I get tired, walk off the well worn path and go sit on a log. I want to note that as we're walking I make constant effort to touch her. So on this log she's higher up than me, I tell her that she's the man in this relationship & do everything a stereotypical girl would hahahaha. We talk about Dutch words, her jewellery and watches while I start getting really touchy feely with her. I guess she likes this. We get onto the topic of platting hair and then literally end up spooning like we're riding a motorbike... Except the handles I'm holding onto are her upper thighs and ass (tried to grab her ass once before, but she didn't like it, now however it's no problem... hey progress). Arguably should've tried to make out with her here, but cock blocked by flies and we moved on. This time on the way home (god I was glad I didn't bail early).
She shows me some pictures on her phone, teases a little & tries to pull a tree branch on my head on the way out. We leave, I drive her home and pretty much invite myself in for some Dutch tea... Get cockblocked by another couple right as I was building tension with her in the kitchen... Apparently she doesn't want to show me her room Q___Q and I kiss her goodbye... Or rather, she has to study and nothing is happening with these two flatmates in the same room.
She texted me after I asked her what she thought, got "I was happy to meet you :)", apparently this also means that she should unmatch me on tinder too, as she did hahaha... Idk, I'd like to go on some actual adventures with this girl I think... But ones a lot better than this.
This blog will do things like blogging, about blogs, in our blog age. I will blog about how other blogs may or may not blow massive donkey dick (ie: High tiers r dum blog). I will blog about how blogging is just me wasting time. My guess is that it's going to turn into some sorta thing about how i hate everything. dis gunna be good.
Oh oh, and here's my GTA V character.
So the setting of my game is going to be the Solar System on 2253-09-16, because on that date, the positions of the planets will be very noice, it gives plenty of time for technological advancements which will map to gameplay elements, and it's my 258th birthday.
define_stage(2,2,z_ipss,"Interplanetary Space Station");
The player will only visit one location per group on each run, but will have a choice of where to go on the next stage depending on the last place they were.
Source: bjshnog's Game Development Project Thread of Doom
My recent trip into the higher tiers for Wargaming's Own and to finish personal missions for TD and HT has not been an enjoyable one. Were it not for the opportunity to win something I could not get in any other way, I would not have bothered, because I know that playing the higher tiers and playing to get into higher tiers in this game is just a complete waste of time.
When I first started playing this game, I almost immediately found myself in love with the T1 and T2 Medium. My interest in the T1 passed somewhat quickly, but for the T2 Medium, my heart will go on. The problem started to come not much later when I figured that going up that line would allow me to play more tanks that played much like the T2 that I came to enjoy playing. The M2 didn't shake me too hard, but the Lee destroyed any trust I had in there being a good reason to go up the tiers. This was all back in beta some time before the account I'd had was wiped, and that experience is why I've never touched the M2 Medium and will never touch the Lee.
After I came back to the game some time after release, I stayed in tier 2, playing almost exclusively the T2 and the Tetrarch after I'd been given it. I did, however, get another idea about how I could approach higher tiers - I would get the Chaffee. It would save me from grinding through tiers 6-9, and then I would have a tank that could play with all of the other highest tiers. Once again, I was betrayed by how horrible the M3 and M4 Stuarts were for the tanks that I was put against. Moreover, the scout playstyle was a considerable shift for me, going from tanks where I would camp bushes and snipe down entire teams to tanks that didn't seem to do much more than move fast and get one-shot. Despite this, I stuck with it and made it to the Chaffee, only to be disappointed that the tank was very nearly as inadequate at facing the opponents it was put against as the Stuarts. I probably should have realized that from the get-go. It would be bizarre for people who only grinded half a line to be on an even playing field as those who grinded up a whole line.
The third and final time I decided to grind up a line with the intent of hitting top tier was when the line of American turreted TDs came out. I figured that if there was ever a line to go up for me, it would have to be this one. I never wanted to touch another standard TD, lest I get Lee flashbacks, and TDs characteristically had high penetration, which would avoid the nightmare scenarios from the Stuarts and Chaffee of enemies I could never do anything to. I skipped the T18 and T82 and don't remember much of what I thought of the M8A1 or T49, but when I reached the Hellcat, I started having some genuine fun. Much of how I remembered playing at the low tiers seemed to work for me with the Hellcat. The camping of bushes, spotting of enemies, and sniping of targets all came naturally to me, and the Hellcat had all the tools it needed to do a good job and not constantly let me down. I was feeling really good about myself and excited to finish the line, but the T25/2, T28 Prot, and T30 were all such fucking garbage that I gave up. I stagnated for months with each tank, not wanting to go back to the grind, retreating back to playing the Hellcat to find the good in what I'd been doing, but each time I pushed through and got to the next tank, I became more and more sour for the time I'd sunk going past the Hellcat. I still haven't finished the grind on the T30 and I never will. I only have the last 200k to go to research the E4, but there's enough info out there that I'm aware of to let me know that the E4 is just a bastard tank that nobody wants for anything, that people would rather have the E5 from an entirely different line or the E3 that I would only be able to get after grinding through two other non-turreted TDs in tiers 8 and 9.
Ultimately, the value proposition of going into the high tiers is a terrible one. In the low tiers, I have access to tanks whose DPMs can be over five times the available health of the average tank, whose rates of fire are so high that they can be firing or thinking about firing constantly, whose mobilities are so great that they can get around maps quickly and easily and have fast-paced close-range engagements, and whose grinds are short and costs to operate and outfit are cheap in both time and money. As you climb the tiers though, health and armor skyrocket compared to DPM, turning battles into slow-paced, corner-humping slugfests. Guns take so long to reload and people duck into cover so much that it feels like I could safely keep my hands off the keyboard and mouse for half the match. Every tank seems like a choice between only two of having a good enough gun to threaten somebody, having good enough armor to bounce something, and having good enough speed to be able to move away from your base and not get fucked over by a base capper that your team refuses to or can't respond to. And to my bewilderment, there are people who play these tanks and enjoy them, who revel in the sloth and restricted nature of their combat, who pay money to gimp their performance this much. I looked at the value proposition of going from cheap and capable tanks that could take on entire teams to expensive and handicapped tanks that depend on shitlord tomatoes to pick up for all of the tools that I'd be missing and made the only rational decision I could.
Playing high-tiers is like playing peekaboo, a game that was meant for one and two-year olds. And people call me a pedotanker.
My work to finish gearing up my H39 is finished. I completed TD-15 with my T-30, playing my first game with it in six months, and completed HT-15 with my KV-5, the first time I'd played it ever. Before trying to finish it with the KV-5, I spent about sixty battles trying to do it with the FCM 50t. The frustration of rarely breaking 2k damage with that tank and 4k between damage dealt, taken, and blocked is primarily what motivated me to write this blog post. Maybe I'm just really salty about higher tiers because all of the tanks I think I would enjoy are square pegs trying to fit into the circle hole that is the corridor + armor + alpha meta that higher tiers continue migrating towards. The KV-5 fits right in with that meta, and I really did enjoy that game I played with it, but I still don't see the value of armor-based gameplay over the vision-based gameplay that still exists in the low tiers.
Well, from one pile of shit tanks to another. Time to start playing the Pz. I.
I've done the writeup and posted my plans for the Autocannon Challenge, but before that begins, I have something else on my mind to get done: gearing up my new Hotchkiss.
My eye has been on this tank from my earliest times in the game. It was a kind of unstoppable powerhouse, always seeming capable of taking on entire teams alone. I think it was still purchasable for gold when I first started playing, but as someone who's never spent money on the game, I didn't really have another opportunity to get it. Other contests or promo code events would pass by without my being able to get my hands on one, but Wargaming's Own changed that for me in this last month of May. I still am shocked that the battle where I won it gave me enough XP to get into the top 10, as I was sure it would top out in the 1600s at best. It was also lucky that I didn't do much better that game, because just three more XP would have put me into the higher reward category and shut me out of the prize I really wanted.
In terms of how I'm going to set the tank up, that's where personal missions come into play. With the changes to remove platoon requirements, I've finished all of the TD missions except for TD15, so I can get one girl crew member from that. I'll probably get the other one by finishing the heavy missions with either my ARL 44 or KV-2. After that, I'll be fitting it with a loadout much like I use with the H35 and it will be good to go. The last thing to decide is when I should play it. I don't really want to limit myself like I have with the Cruisers I and III by being really choosy about when I play it so that I can pad my win rate, but at the same time, I really want to see how absurd this tank could perform in an environment saturated with the next garbage gift tank.
I'll probably take it out for a spin a few times to get a feel for it, but then start working on the autocannon tanks shortly after.
So there's this game I've been playing as of late, I've seem to be as hooked on it as "kids" are to phonics apparently.
So here's a video of one of the World's best players. Who is currently banned, because he used hacks and is currently in his appeal for it.
I'll upload a video of where I am compared to that. (The answer is not close.)
Welcome to my blog!
I never done something similiar to this and i thought it is a good idea to post good replays and challenges which i will do in the future.
If you are interest in some high level gameplay you can follow my blog and expect good stuff.
Hello friends, welcome to my (new) blog :^)
Anything I post here is stupid and probably should not be listened to.
Anything I post here is also going to the one in ArmoredLabs, and the other way around as well
So I think I've gotten this 4k barrier down. Next goal is 5k Wn8.
Since I've been back from my break, I've been able to play at a 4.5k Wn8 with over 75% win rate every time so far. (Usually solo of course) I've been able to pull extremely high Wn8 when focusing purely for win rates, but I tend to get really disappointed when I lose my matches.
If I didn't play like trash I'd probably have ended up with 5-6k Wn8 for the day. But I fucked around for a few matches while in a platoon, then got EXTREMELY salty (ask Tempest_).
Also, we beat another team in our qualifier for Gold League, so we have one more team to beat in order for us to be broadcasted, then we're going to be fighting for the Loser's bracket finals; which will determine who will go to Gold League of course.