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  1. 5 points
  2. With the exception of perhaps Himmelsdorf (and even then...) Your scout This is the guy that's going to: * Show you which direction the enemy is deploying and the composition of the deployment. Oh and if you have xvm installed you'll also know where the good tanks went. * Light up the enemy tanks so you can shoot them without being seen. * Generate map control and area denial. Knowing what area is clear for your team will allow them to advance to better forward positions. Enemies getting spotted by your scout will have their sixth sense buzzing and likely hold off from advanci
    4 points
  3. So apparently I cant get my profile deleted because according to Neverwish the whole point of these forums is to improve game-play and for players like me to ask for help. I played for fun for the first 6k games and even my kids were playing my account, but now I need to be a reliable team mate. It will be impossible to undo those games but I am trying to get a higher 60 day WR and efficiency. So here is the request, I want to improve and have got a little better over time but I am new to online gaming, this is my first venture, so I am willing to learn and be coached. Anyone up fo
    3 points
  4. To know how to best improve, you need to know where you're failing. Stats are a pretty good way to get a general glimpse of your playstyle. When you look at them as a whole and know how to read them together, they can quite accurately tell the scope and measure of a player. First, let's open up this can o'worms: We'll start off by looking at your average game: Tier: 5.07 -- Means you average pretty much right at Tier 5. Average Arty in tier 5 has 200-250 health, other tanks are in the 400-500's. I'll touch back on this in a second. Survivability: 27.77% -- For a person who's sp
    3 points
  5. Never

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    3 points
  6. So, the results of the Heavy Marathon were released. Unlike previous events where I went through the data, I won't be doing that this time. Why? Because the guy who got the highest XP total in the contest showed what a farce it really is: everyone got disconnected from the game, he re-logged back in, and killed AFK tanks to rack up a 2462 base XP game. A guy who struggles to deal his HP in damage got a lottery ticket dumped in his lap. I mentioned in that I didn't want to ruin the contests, and that I had a way to ensure higher XP that wasn't being utilized. But between cheating a
    2 points
  7. Check this video, im still crying, laughing and grinning like a fool... http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ng8Sl-fM0SU
    2 points
  8. When you have a strong emotional investment into an idea, you can make up all sorts of excuses to defend that core belief. It is a mental defense mechanism where your subconscious reinforces things without justification, and when challenges invokes an emotional response. An example of a justified understanding is where an adult discovering they can't have a cookie because they're broke understands the reasons why; the adult understands the financial situation they are in, what they can and can't do without currency, and can often comfort themselves by forecasting when the situation will change
    2 points
  9. I've said it many times before, and it bears repeating: Vision control is the greatest advantage you can give to a team. But, copying a theme I posted on recently in the old forums, most teams don't understand what to do when they have a good scout on their side. Scouting is a role that is so rarely done well, that the very concept of "good scouting" is as foreign to an average player as "HP sharing" or "Pushing on an enemy when you outnumber him 3:1" I'm not sure what is more frustrating. Playing a scout, lighting a dozen tanks, and watching them all pass by unharmed as the team moves
    2 points
  10. He has gone from being borderline retarded to just grossly incompetent. His stats aren't something I would normally be a dick about however his attitude is appalling so fuck him,. He wants others to take the blame for his incompetence. He is probably the kind of guy that would sue pants manufacturers because there wasn't an appropriate label warning that his junk might get stuck in the fly. You can't help this kind of stupid, you just have to start making more dangerous zippers in the hope that natural selection will take its course. Edit: ok ok i should have read more than his first
    2 points
  11. Telling my 20 month old daughter she can't have a cookie is, in fact, easier and more productive than some of the conversations I've had on the internet.
    2 points
  12. First off, thank you all. Sincerely. I never, ever meant to be ungrateful or disrespectful. I was honestly trying to help the higher level players a bit by sharing a trend I've noticed in many games recently. People asking for help, or a plan and getting either silence or useless, smartass responses. I only pointed it out because I thought it might help us all win a few more games. I am working my butt off to be a better player. Reading here, watching replays, re-reading the wiki over and again. Practicing. Taking advice and putting it live in my games. Trying to go slow, stay aliv
    2 points
  13. Never

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    Ermahgerd, we have T-Shirts now! Don't worry though, you won't be walking around with a huge billboard advertising the website. Rather, I wanted to do some fun stuff with the rich paranoia stricken culture this game has fostered along the years: (All shirts are sold through Spreadshirt. They handle manufacturing, payment and shipment. This is not a one man operation so you don't have to rely on an overweight web developer running around trying to print and ship shirts, so you will definitely get your stuff.) VISIT THE STORE, COMRADE!
    1 point
  14. A common "assumption" made by people here is that unicums on other servers seem to get more baddies, and is commonly refuted by the UNBELIEBERS that the ratio of unicums/good players throughout all servers are the same. MYTHBUSTING TIME! I found an interesting set of files on wot-news (EXCEL) that listed all the players over 1500+ eff and 2000+ battles in each server, they can be found in the Advanced Player Statistics, in the bottom of each window opened up by the tabs. http://wot-news.com/main/download/top/result_us.csv http://wot-news.com/main/download/top/result_eu.csv http
    1 point
  15. hello everyone, obviously I'm a new registrant to the forum so I thought it'd be polite to introduce myself. 36 years old, this is the first online game I've played since Diablo II years ago and I'm slowly making progress. I play a lot of different tanks and an grinding a few nations, I also started and still have the habit of grinding my crews to 100% before moving on to the next tank do this probably means more low tier games than you'd expect from my battle count. I also only move up tiers when I decide that I feel comfortable with my current tier with multiple tanks and types, curre
    1 point
  16. For a long time I've held the opinion that what the playerbase knows about clan wars and WG is a little detached since not many of their staff have ever participated in it (unsure of the situation in RU/EU though). I've watched the playerbase crap all over the campaigns that WG has suggested and implemented. Most experienced players will agree that the Rise of Americas event was horrible, and the current campaign started off pretty terrible, but over the stages we've slowly creeped back to "normality" of the best clans vs the rest with only a little ego-based infighting between the major power
    1 point
  17. Praetor77

    I wanna see...

    I figured I´d post my first nonconstructive post... I wanna see this thread, must be so funny! :
    1 point
  18. congrats. now inb4 Kewei's 5k dpg E4
    1 point
  19. 1 point
  20. Warlord-class titan from Warhammer 40k
    1 point
  21. Like this: http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/195261-4926-xp-in-a-vk-2801-possibly-the-best-xp-ever-in-wot/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqZYwdbQYM
    1 point
  22. 1 point
  23. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/258825-cat-gifs-that-explain-wot-tanksmechanics/#top go there, so awesome
    1 point
  24. Can't be worse than Leo proto stock. Because you're like always afk or in plat already. So I'm like "ffffuuuu".
    1 point
  25. Disagree, even bad arty can get a lucky roll and one-shot the enemy team's best player. Bad scouts do nothing nearly every game. Bad arty do very little most games. There's a reason why bad/new players gravitate towards arty - it allows them to actually be useful. The thing that really keeps me out of running scouts more than rarely is the extremely map-dependent nature of them. Sure, I might get campinovka or the magic forest and rake up 5k spotting, but the next map might be Himmelsdorf followed by a series of six runs of Port. It's just too risky for me.
    1 point
  26. For those of you not content to simply quit out of your games, here are a few creative tips to lower the level of your play The true artist isn't satisfied with calling out bad strategy, suiciding, sabotaging capture races, etc. 1) Move at the back of a group of allies. Don't be so far forward others think you are suiciding, or even so far forward that you can see the action. The point is to make is so that the players who pay attention to distributions and force strengths think you are supporting that flank. Keep moving as if you are looking for an angle or a good spot, but don't ever
    1 point
  27. nuked because I want the questioner to look it up for himself. or at least click on my spoilers. good post and right answer though viruzzz, have a +1 ~crab <3 edit(By Viruzzz): Because aliens
    1 point
  28. Shackram

    T54E1 engine.

    Probably safe to skip, 10 horsepower won't do much.
    1 point
  29. Miros is horrible troll, he writes only horrible postings. Welcome to the forum.
    1 point
  30. Ninja'd by about 2.5 months! The relative differences are explored here http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/230507-the-notion-of-accuracy-warning-there-is-math/
    1 point
  31. Players should always be largely ignored. almost everyone has no idea what they are talking about, and cannot predict obvious consequences of horrible ideas That is something I agree with him on. However, I think as a whole he is a pretty bad game designer. There are things that are just inadequate for today's standards in WoT, the fact that you have to use a website for CW, gift shop, gold purchases still boggles my mind, and the general client garage UI is poorly optimized and unintuitive.
    1 point
  32. The abacus to calculator quote made me smile inside.
    1 point
  33. teh_chris

    WoTLabs Store!

    spoiler'd for size found it on reddit
    1 point
  34. EchelonIII

    8.6 - Tier 7

    SU122/44 wins. It's a LOT more fun than the T29, and it prints money to boot. But between the T29 and the KV3, the T29 wins simply because it has an incomparable imbalance advantage - it's turret armor - that it can use to leverage against any tank in the game in almost any map.
    1 point
  35. He's cured! Judging by your posting you seem to have increased in IQ markedly in the last few hours. I am now willing to take any of your questions seriously, I won't knock someone down that is trying to learn. We all start bad@tanks. I recommend learning in something forgiving like the kv-1 and making yourself very familiar with the spotting mechanics.
    1 point
  36. Actually I just suck at posting more than I suck at tanks. I already apologized for my attitude and meant it. It wasn't actually meant to be blaming anyone for my shortcomings or having a bad attitude, I just expressed myself poorly. However, I can see why you would think that in retrospect about both my attitude and my intelligence, and thus, I offer your post a +1 as a further apology. My first 2,000 games I didn't even realize there was a win percentage. I played for fun until I got really hooked; then I started caring. My last 1,000 games are 49% w/r and 895 wn7. Definitely not goo
    1 point
  37. 6th sense is something that is helpful to learn how to play without. When you get it, however, it is a very useful tool in and of itself. Take a shot, and if you're not sure about how safe you are, pull back behind cover, see if 6th goes off. If it does, you need to GTFO, and if it doesn't, pay close attention to where the enemy tanks are located. Poke over a hill and pull back - if it goes off a few seconds later, relocate. This is not just good for T49, but all tanks, period. When we say you should be lighting your own targets in the T49, it is situational. I average 1.5 spots
    1 point
  38. swami

    8.6 - Tier 7

    The T29 will still reign supreme.: Tier 8 and 9 matches strongly favor the T29. A KV-3 vs. an E75 is going to get blasted to hell. A hull down T29 vs. an E75 is going to give it nightmares. A T29 can still strongly function in the 'area denial' category even in a Tier 9 match if situated correctly. I've locked down the 'ice road' on mountain pass numerous times in my T29 against higher tiered and stronger enemies (especially if there's no arty). A KV-3 is more advantageous in a Tier 7 battle, especially on a city map, but it's flexibility so very limited.
    1 point
  39. Great points. Why I try to help those that ask and ignore those that lay blame elsewhere. If you live in a little town called denial, there is nothing we can do to help. i stole this post
    1 point
  40. There are good things to take away from an overall bad event. regular map wiping would be welcome tier locking is stupid (but could work if it was implemented in zones rather than time-periods, like a tier8 map for clans with not many tier 10s) changing the rules every week is stupid launching a patch that changes tank tiers in the middle of a tier limited event is retarded. CW needs a major overhaul though, it isn't a very good system as it is right now
    1 point
  41. Duncs

    WoTLabs Store!

    "Show me your TD's!"
    1 point
  42. I always play TDs as assault guns, because I'm retarded.
    1 point
  43. A guy started busting my balls about how i was such a bad player, and i had done nothing during the match... after match... Praetor77 (3:24:35 PM) ur three man platoon did 700 damage combined, i did 5000 and im the bad one? Praetor77 (3:24:37 PM) sigh cobbbomber (3:25:21 PM) well the differents is that i dont just care about my self i try and help the team and that is why i did little damage os fuck u
    1 point
  44. Lt_Gruber

    VertStab vs GLD

    And again i have to agree with Antonio... There are 5 penalties vertical stabilizer addresses. Penalty for turning turret, for moving gun, for turning hull, for moving forward/backwards and dispersion after firing. It reduces them by 20%. EGLD improves aim time by 9.1%. But aimtime is a stat that tells you how much time it takes to reduce circle to 1/3 of original size. Therefore if the circle starts smaller because of vertical stabilizer it will take less time to aim. Conclusion: stabilizer does everything as egld plus much more (firing on the move buff, better snapshots etc...)
    1 point
  45. report an enemy for suiciding? that's bs for me. Anyone is free to do whatever he wants with his tank. You lost and want to suicide? go drive off a cliff for all I care. It's not those 500-1000 damage you won't get that change how you played all the match. Why should a player sit still to get pummeled if he's alone against 5-6 tanks? or in case of arty wait a minute or two to get found and killed when he can simply suicide and start playing again right away? Or do you also want to report players that run out of shells and start running away from the enemy tanks or find a place to hide, becau
    1 point
  46. EchelonIII

    Raging Platoon Mates

    Raging is perfectly alright as long as it's justified. If you do something stupid and get called out on it you should expect nothing less.
    1 point
  47. Welcome to "Pro Tactix" with your hosts, the Galactically Stupid! Note the game timers in both pictures.
    1 point
  48. 1 point
  49. Meplat

    Anime Thread

    Prefer Shinkai's "Beyond the clouds", but 5CM/S is still very good. You should check out Yasuhiro Yoshiura's "Pale Cocoon" as well.
    1 point
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