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  2. And the finale (probably). I have replaced the GPU in my test bench. How did it work?


  3. Last week
  4. Sturmtiger in wot console, i think WG`s masterplan is to nerf he (done) so they can put The Legend itself in wot, the mighty STURMTIGER

    100€ for tier 10, 100% buy ;D

    1. Expendable_Lad


      It definitely fits with the high derp, low-skill approach - and I would totally love to play it. I think the basic premise is it appeals to pubbies because it offers marginally higher chances of having a big game.  Say in a T-43 a poor player is almost always going to get worked. But a poor player in a KV-2 can still have a big game in ways they never could in the T-43, meaning they are willing to suffer 0 damage losses much more in the KV-2 because they COULD have that amazing game, then consistently have 300 damage T-43 games. Keeps mediocre (and lower) players coming back. Good for WoT, good for the farmers, good for the pubbies. 

  5. Why are you still playing tanks?

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    2. ZXrage


      I just come by to witness people's misery.

      I say that but i would still play tanks if I had the space for it

    3. Expendable_Lad


      Sunk cost fallacy.
      J/K (kinda) - it's a pretty game. Great models, and it challenges me to think fast and slow. Not a mindless shooter or a dull-ass strategy game. 

    4. Balthazars


      Because (sadly) it is still pretty much the best game in its genre going around, and I find it great for simple pick up and play without too much brain-power required, which is much appreciated given my work schedule and limited time to play games. I've been getting into Hell Let Loose recently, but that takes quite a bit of concentration and games can take up to 2 hours so it's only viable when I know I have a decent chunk of time to sit down and play. WoT has none of that, even if it's just 30 minutes of free time I can jump in and play a few games and chill.

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    Spotgetto 65 3-mark completed. Used a bounty LNES + bond optics + slotted CVS build AND a bounty LNES, bond vstab, bond vents build. Pretty grand way to enjoy the tank. It gets OVER 40% camo on the move once you max out the Field Modifications, plus you get 527 view range. And the gun is slow to aim, but accurate enough to scavenge. On maps where there's too many LTs or it's brawl mode then swap to the vstab build and play as normal (except you're really strong at clean-up because 41% camo moving and 482 VR). Not expensive either, because it's a pain to switch to HEAT. 

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    2. CraBeatOff


      I'll upload the session tonight!

    3. CandyVanMan


      Very nice.

      Tried the stealth build on Standard B, didn't work out for me that well, felt the gun was simply too lacking.
      I still have it as my secondary config, in case I get a map and team setup where I can break the game by taking on the role of light tank.
      Ended up using bonused CVS, bounty optics and bounty stabs for my main, as the filthy viewrange and CVS really did add quite a bit to my spotting.

    4. CraBeatOff


      I was late on the uploads but the replays are in the Prog 65 thread in the Italian subforum.

  7. Earlier
  8. Lol, 50M this game was big mad.
    Bounced twice on my Sheridan.
    Convo'd me after battle, he seemed a bit annoyed.




  9. Standard B 3 marked with a meh 4 skill crew (no recon is slumming) and merely bounty optics and vents. It's not as good as the Char or Kunze and has to pay for its repair kits - so I'll probably let it rust in the garage.

    Prog 65 is cheaper to run than the Bat25t because it takes too much time to switch to HEAT! Also a wildly better sniper without gun mods - and no incentive to take half assed follow up shots!

    French and Italian MTs massive winners from field mods. 

    1. Snoregasm2


      What fields mods do you take specifically? So far i've been hesitant to take any with the tradeoffs.

      Apologies if there's a post on the meta of this that i've missed.

    2. CraBeatOff


      @Snoregasm2 I posted my T49 ones but maybe not the others. I generally take a mod at each level with a few exceptions. Anything that increases camo gets taken. In most cases taking 3% VR for -2kph forward speed is taken - at least for the French and Italians.

      Breech tweaking vs Aiming gears is an interesting one. For the Char4 and Prog 65 and Standard B i choose the dpm increase. For the Bat25t i choose the burst improvements. 90 dpm for far better follow up shots? Takes alot of minutes to equal even 1 extra pen due to gun handling.

      The 3% dispersion vs 2% acc tradeoff is another interesting one. It's NOT for turret or rotation dispersion as modeled by tanks.gg but only movement dispersion. It amounts generally to 0.01 more bloom for 0.01 more accuracy. I usually chose the latter or nothing at all. 

  10. One thing that pissed me off during my latest visit to the dentist: doc and the assistant started talking about games and I couldn't join in...

  11. T30 is such a stupid tank.

    Can't hit shit at range, misses when fully aimed at 100m (0.3 accuracy btw) or bounces apcr.

    Shell velocity is abysmal and turret armour is a joke.

    I even unlocked field mods for it, what a waste of time.

    1. Assassin7


      I've owned it for years and always enjoyed it. yeah its gun is a bit derpy but I've never had any real issues with it - done most of my TD missions requiring high damage with it. 

      granted most of my knowledge and experience is at least a year out of date by now, so stuff has probably changed. 

    2. kolni


      Yeah always hated it, I feel like the gun mantlet could use an update to be at least a little stronger so you can fully aim that gun without getting penned hulldown for doing so

    3. Jul_Le


      I rebought this recently, and despite the gun looking good on paper it seems to miss the easiest shots. Equipped it with iRammer + iVents + bounty aim + vent purge + food and fully modded, got the dispersion down to 0,28.

      Sometimes you still miss/bounce no matter what, but man it hits hard when the gun behaves.

  12. Waffentrager event: Pubbies have figured out how to win and now throw games by chasing damage vs the bots to get the top-damage/win award... losing the game in the progress. 
    Pubbie logic and a case study in perverse incentives. 

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    2. Balthazars


      But in what world do people finish the Engineer set of rewards before they finish the Harrier ones? I've given up because you can get only 2 Engineer set items per game in the Waffle, but you need to win 4 games as a Harrier just to get a stupid key. I don't have much time to play due to work (best 2 games as a Harrier a day for most of the week given the stupid curfew is in effect when I finish work) so I just gave up, but I've finished the Harrier set with 6 to go on the Engineer.

    3. Panzergraf


      I got lucky and got the free Engineer prompt a few times while in queue as a Harrier (basically getting to play the WT without a key). No idea how common those are though. And also you get keys with the loot box bundles from the premium shop - ended up being worth it for me as I got 4 Premium tanks out of it.
      Anyway; I got the Engineer collection done way before the Harriers and then just coasted to the finish line doing the daily 5k missions this week.

      I enjoyed the mode, but less so than last year. It could be improved upon by a lot if they weighed damage VS the WT higher than damage VS the bots on the team scoreboard.
      The 2500 caused by overloading the generators should count too.

    4. Expendable_Lad


      @Panzergrafthis. I got a handful of those freebies early and pounced on opportunities the moment they arose. Knock'd out engineer missions early that way. Add in a couple keys from the normal 5k damage missions or whatever they were and you are set.
      Agree that just re-assessing the mission criteria would add some value and replayability. Plus now that people get how to gank the WTE100 player, it's pretty straightforward.

  13. Decided to run the Panther Line this week and got my 2nd Kolobanov's ever along with a Pools in my 4th game in the 3002m. 1737 Base XP. 😄

  14. LTs are dead. Long live vision. RIP everything not named EBR 105, EBR 75, T49 or Manticore. The Bat 25t, Prog 65, Leo1, Kunze, Char, Bourrasque and Prog 46 have made LTs pointless.

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    2. WhatTheSkara


      Just did a quick comparison between a full stealth 140 and my current t100.

      I lose like 5% camo but get 498m vr and gain a fuckton of armour and gun handling.

      Might be worth a try, worst case scenario I'll be useless for one battle.

    3. graukatze


      @CraBeatOff T49 is b/c eternal love or for real?

    4. CraBeatOff


      @graukatze Fun is a factor. But also because dual config patches the weaknesses. If you get Prok stealth up. If you get Ensk gun up and shoot butts for 700 with HEAT or burst softs for 910. The gun handling was significantly buffed in the patch that changed HE and HE shells penning tracks makes picking on softs easier. Generally they made the T49 gun very bad at splashing armor but very good at penning - through a combo of the shell mechanics changes, the handling and accuracy buff and the field mods you can deploy to further develop those characteristics. Plus the intuition changes mean you can always have the right shell to make the pen count. HEAT in 4s is enough to really pile into HT and MT and TD butts and sides.

      Plus you also get 3% more camo and can trade some excess view range for other stats (speed?). In any case it's very serviceable in both the shooter and spotter roles now. On raw output of course the MTs are better. A Kunze, Char4, BatAP or Standard B easily makes 4k combined dmg and assist in this paradigm - but the T49 puts out 3200 pretty consistently - makes credits. It's gonna miss some shots and lose some games but having 200% more giggles is worth 3% wins imo.

  15. Holy crap - 3 engineer keys from derping around in the event and got the new ASTRON. 

    1. PityFool


      Insanely lucky, nice. Its an amazing tank, really enjoying it.

    2. WhatTheSkara


      Lucky, 20 keys here and I only got the 3d skin for the m48 (along with 14 days of prem, some credits and useless stuff)

    3. Expendable_Lad


      @PityFoolyou said it man. Cross between a T71 and a Char. Feel like I OVERturn it a lot. 
      Lucky for sure - probably the biggest jackpot (i didn't pay for...) since starting this game in like 2014. 

  16. WTE mode is 100% shit with all the STUPID players on the server.

    1. Jul_Le


      Seems doable in a platoon of 3. I wouldn't play it solo with average players.

    2. Expendable_Lad


      You mean just like randoms?

      • Beating the WTE100 is getting easier as pubbies figure out not to feed it plasma and work in 2-3 separate groups to bring the shields down before ganking Klaus when its down
      • If you are the WTE100 just be aggressive at the start, don't tunnel vision, and look for opportunities where shield gens are near eachother to exploit. 
  17. Haven't done ranked in the past so when do I get my rewards

  18. Ranked was fun. Surprisingly, way more fun than randoms. Can't wait for the next round. AMX 13 105 worked extremely well for me.

  19. Russian dude who plays with hes feet pwning again, :serb:


  20. Final proof that Beethoven was a rocker!







  21. Decided it's time to try my first T10 3 mark on the M48, 16 games 37% wr, just steamroll after steamroll, not going great so far lol.

    1. kolni


      It’s a fairly tough 3mark among the tech tree 10s, GL!

  22. So, whats better choice for bonds from ranked, Kampfpanzer or Concept 1B?

    1. kolni


      Concept is good, Kampf is very mediocre 

    2. sr360


      Concept 1B is a tier 9 Chieftain, Kpz suffers from not-a-PTA syndrome 

  23. I highly recommend using Field Mods to allow two completely different playstyles on the French lights and mediums. First, sr360s stealth build (CVS/optics/exhaust) is awesome for maps where vision is king (prok, mur, red, etc.) For all other maps, running a gunfighter build (vents/vertstab/improved accuracy) is amazing as it fixes the awful gun handling and allows tanks like the Batchat and 13-105 to do lots of damage, even at distance. For teal players like me, making tanks like the Batchat able to deliver clip damage with dispersion of just 0.32 or better is an eye opener.

    1. hazzgar


      People underestimate how much of a difference being able to reduce bad gun stats on tanks matters. Kran really works for me with 0.3 acc and I will upgrade the bounty aiming to put it at 0.29

    2. Snoregasm2


      As I unlock more field mods on my tier 10s, i'm going to lean into this more, particularly on tanks which don't have purple equipment already.

      Mostly, i've only unlocked all field mods on my most played tier 8s from Frontlines, and i've not really taken advantage of the potential variation in set-ups.

      Have either of you two been purchasing the trade-off upgrades? I've not seen one yet that I genuinely want, although there is one on the VZ-55 i'm close to, which allows you to trade hitpoints for gun stats which I might purchase (given you get extra hitpoints anyway for getting to level 6 in the field mods).

  24. This 60tp is more my style, unless its "new tank luck"

    1. Balthazars


      I always thought it would be the kind of tank that would suit you, as it's a brick heavy but without completely sacrificing all mobility or firepower for usable armour. I think I remember recommending it to you in your thread when you came back to the game.

  25. Preliminary testing shows that the Progs 46 and 65 work pretty well with the Full Stealth meme builds. Is this heresy? I dunno - no one likes the Prog65 anymore anyways and I didn't like it even at peak power. The 2% camo that one gets at full field mod level pushes it's on the move camo to 40%  aka the same value as the T-100 prior to this patch. With 527 VR and slotted CVS. And the ability to swap to turbo/vstab/vents for your Himmels and other no vision maps. It'll probably let me enjoy 3 marking them. I'll test the Prog65 more in Ranked tonight.

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    2. sr360


      @Snoregasm2 -- @CraBeatOff is a heretic. He also tested the Leo with stealth build... I'm waiting for his stealth build E3 and stealth build CGC.

    3. CraBeatOff


      I can't shoot. So i spot.

    4. sr360



      I can't shoot. So i spot.

      Shall I post replays of your 8k dmg Strv game?

  26. Best highlight of Dutch GP:

    >James: Valtteri, it's James, abort the fastest lap attempt.

    >Valtteri: *chad No.*

    >posts fastest lap

    >"To whom it may concern: Fuck you."

    >Lewis forced to pit

    >*Toto desk smashing intensifies*

    This is totally what happened and you won't convince me otherwise.

    Also: Kubica in front of both Williams', which went back where they belong, lol.

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