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  1. 13 points
    cupAsoup

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    Hmmm, this topic is kind of bullshit. What kind of responses did you think you were going to get? People who are in foxey are going to say foxey, and DOS guys will say DOS. This is information you were lacking? Also, people are forming their opinions based on their bias of feelings towards certain players in each clan, which do NOT represent the clans as a whole. I admit, I find posts like this distasteful for a few reasons. First, you in are pupeh as an officer no less. The fact that you make your displeasure with your current clan so public is insulting to them. If I were to seek a new clan, I would drop tags and them commence my search. Second, if you base what clan you join on an opinion poll and want people to make up your mind for you, that shows a wishy washy/look at me kind of quality that would dissuade me from recruiting someone. Lastly, the best fits for a clan are ones you find on your own. Talk to people on your friends list. Visit their TS. Make up your own damn mind and don't trivialize it on a message board. You are also making quite an assumption that either of these clans want you. Your first contact about joining them should have been with them, not here.
  2. 10 points
    Aquavolt

    Free Codes! Only 100,000 Globally!

    http://worldoftanks.com/en/content/docs/WGLGRANDF1NAL/ CODE: TEAMSWGLGRANDF1NAL I have no idea what I got but I like free codes EDIT: Apparantly it's 50 gold
  3. 7 points
  4. 7 points
    How it feels firing the JPE post HEAT nerf:
  5. 6 points
    sela

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    I think D-O-S is perfect for Zeph
  6. 5 points
    Ruestir

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    M-I-T is clearly the most superior clan. The fact that we haven't been mentioned at all in this thread makes me question everyone's perspective.
  7. 5 points
    I disagree. As with balance in sc2, I remember something blizzard stated that I agreed with. The game is balanced around the top 10% of players. The other people need not concern themselves with balance - it doesn't matter in leagues below diamond. The answer to advancing in those leagues is simply to just play better. It's the same with tanks. Want to get a better winrate than 55%? Play better. Stop whining about balance.
  8. 5 points
    sela

    #eatdixgetclicked - sela's Q&A Thread

    ** For those of you coming from the official boards, check out earlier pages for some funny hatemail/messages that I couldn't post on the official forums ** Good evening. My name is sela and I would like to give you a summary of the events of the last few days. Much of the information posted about the whole incident is generally hearsay and rumors, so I would like to set the record straight. Before we begin, let me give you some background on who I am and what I have been doing. My has been published for over nine (9) months and been freely available on both the official boards and here on WoTLabs. I have been streaming World of Tanks on Twitch for almost 5 months. During that time I have also on WoTLabs, where this was first posted, and where I freely give my time and assistance to NA and EU players looking to improve. Additionally, I have been posting helpful replays and assistance for a very long time (almost two years). Regarding the use of these mods: I began using the particular mods in questions about two weeks ago (2/28-ish). Before we start discussing this, let me define a few words for you, since they are bandied around with various connotations: cheat/cheating - breaking a rule or law to gain an advantage illegal - contrary to or forbidden by law Now, these "minimap enhancement" mods are not, by definition, cheats or illegal, compared to any other modification. In fact, the current rules that govern this sort of thing for the North American server are either extremely vague or nonexistent. When I found these mods, I made sure to do my homework. The rules as currently written: From the EULA: From the TOS: From the wiki: From the "Mod Responsibly" video From that video, the post shown is this thread, which links to the official RU boards here. Which is actually amusing, since the thread progresses to everyone saying that there are no illegal mods on the NA server, and the OP took the post down (it's quoted on page 4). Now, the policy that many of you refer to (found here) is an agreement that almost every player does not see, read, or sign. The reason? This is a list of modifications that should not be created or developed. At no point in the policy does it state that the mod types listed in section 5 (and really, the entire thing) apply to players. RU and EU have policies on banned mods; SEA does not. NA has no list, therefore, the assumption is that there are no illegal mods on the NA server. There had been no official posts by WGNA on any of these conversations, and no listing of the various minimap mods that I used. To me, this was (is) tacit approval of the "no illegal mods on NA" stance. Let's be frank - any and all modifications are treated the same per a literal interpretation of the EULA/TOS: bannable. However, the policy in practice, per these sources, is that mods are okay, and nothing is illegal. Regarding the reasons why I would use them: Were they unethical? Absolutely. Were they illegal? No, not according to WGNA policy. It was never my intent to run a specifically illegal mod - there are some out there that have clearly been defined as illegal (tracers, lasers, etc). Were the mods that I used listed somewhere as being illegal to use - I would not have used them. I am an intelligent individual - do you think I would have streamed my use of these mods if I felt like it was breaking a clearly defined rule? Now - given the lack of information available, and the inability or unwillingness on the part of WGNA to publish a list of banned mods, I decided to take advantage of the situation and see what these mods did, how they performed, if they helped me, etc. Why should I limit myself based on what other people deem unethical? It is obvious that opinions on the matter vary by a huge margin - some people believe any mod is a cheat, others believe that only some are. Frankly, the majority of the mods I had already been using (and which are deemed 100% legal) are far more advantageous than the minimap mods I had just begun using. Regarding the sanctions themselves: at approximately 3:00am on March 8th, I was (unexpectedly) permanently banned from World of Tanks for "Illegal Modifications" and "Promoting and provoking EULA violations". I attempted to log into an alt account (that I have never used) which was banned as well. At this point, I spoke to several people, who spoke with WGNA on my behalf, to clarify as to why I received a permanent ban without reason or explanation. Since then, the permanent ban has been removed as it was mistakenly applied - seeing as the WGNA policy on banned mods was, as previously shown, nonexistent. I received a temporary 7-day ban instead, for attempting to circumvent the original (and mistakenly applied) ban by using an alt account. From that point, after the reddit thread and FTR post, the situation exploded, and everyone can look through WoTLabs, the official NA and EU forums, etc. to see what the reaction has been. Let me address a few other things, while I'm here. @Laera from WGNA - thank you for the apology. While I obviously feel like I should not have been banned at all, I do understand the position that you, and WGNA, is in as a company as a whole. I understand that setting the wrong precedent, one way or the other, should be avoided and a compromise in between the two sides was unavoidable. I truly hope that, as a result of this situation, the list of illegal mods (and punishment for abuse of said mods) is made and published in a clear, concise manner, similar to what has been done on EU and RU. @T3azz - thanks for the apology. Had a good time platooning. @Silentstalker/Rita - I'm not sure where you got the idea that I was harassing Rita, as I do respect her for being a good streamer and an asset to the community. Similarly, while I disagree with your opinion on myself, I do appreciate the work you put into FTR and thank you for it. In regards to accusations of covering the minimap while streaming - I do this on purpose, occasionally, to attempt to combat "stream-sniping" (where a member of the opposing team will watch my stream in order to learn my team's positions, etc). I can put a delay on the stream - but this defeats the main purpose of streaming, which is to communicate with viewers. A several-minute delay effectively prevents this; therefore, the main way to combat it is to hide the minimap. My clan was, at some level, aware of the mod pack I publish, but never said anything about the mods being banned, nor that I should stop using them. Additionally, as always, my words and works are in no way representative of [-G-] as a whole. Similarly, I do feel that anyone vigorously and furiously rage-posting on the forums in a self-righteous, white-knighting manner are not representative of the clan as a whole. I do not have any negative feelings toward SIMP for this (aside from the pre-existing competitive rivalry, of course ). In regards to everyone else, feel free to discuss with me here, via PM on the official WG forums or the WoTLabs forums, on Twitter, or on Twitch. By all means, continue to support or vilify me. It's your choice - this is the internets after all. I find most of the invective hilarious, to be quite honest - the more you get angry and post about how deeply offended you are, the more I am laughing. Finally, I invite you to join me on my Twitch stream to watch quality tanking, see my mod pack in action, or have a discussion with me (or my viewers).
  9. 4 points
    precambrian

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    FUCK I knew I shouldn't have joined bulba
  10. 4 points
    Android25

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    FOXEY clam best parent clam
  11. 4 points
    I liked Walt's wife as much as I liked Rick's wife in The Walking Dead. ... which is to say, every time she showed up onscreen, I was rooting for a zombie to eat her fucking face off.
  12. 4 points
  13. 3 points
    I made the mistake of reading some of the comments/threads about the sela shitstorm. WGNA incomptence/bias/caprice, angry butthurt baddies, and even eurobads screeching about how their home team is somehow relevant. All because sela is well known, helps the community, and presumes to be good at internet tanks. Some things just never change. So to honor NA's best kill stealing streaming baddie, I think I should do yet another challenge. - All solopub, no tc/cw/etc - No gold rounds - No mods - 75% crew - No OP fotm tanks (presumably this means waffle, who knows what else potatoes think is OP). - All replays hosted - Anything else baddies think makes unica op (tell me and I won't do it, ie, MM dodging, etc)? - Goal would be at a minimum unicum level gameplay with no butthurt excuses left Anyone interested in this? If so, should we ask the pubbies what tank they want to see and/or watch them line up to rant how its impossible even as I do it, again?
  14. 3 points
    Werbenjagermanjensen

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    I would drop tags before talking shit about the clan I'm in especially as an officer. That's pretty disrespectful and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Also I've noticed you are an avid clan hopper and have never fully commited to any clan you've been in. If I were you I would do a little soul searching and find a clan that I can commit to instead of trying to find some sort of public opinion on other clans.
  15. 3 points
    Okeano

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    We can pretty much end the thread with this post.
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    Hmmmmm.....
  18. 3 points
    maus CW use:
  19. 2 points
    bjshnog

    Animated PNG

    So, while I was making my signature image, I happened to come across a mention of an image format called APNG (Animated PNG). I, of course, was curious, so I downloaded a program which converted animated GIFs into APNG, and the result was actually a smaller file, which I thought was interesting, so I think I'm going to keep using it. Question: Can you see my signature below, animated? If not, can you see a single static frame? See poll.
  20. 2 points
    Don't worry, I'll fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCV-EHVy_P0 NICE TWY, GUISE
  21. 2 points
    ArrogantWorms

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    Zeph, here is a suggestion. Go and chat with the officers/recruiters of each clan. The overall attitude and help you get will probably point you towards the one that best suits you. Shopping for the right clan isnt easy. You need to ensure that you fit will with the members, the direction, that you are okay with the image associated with a clan, and that you can also return value to the clan by joining. Good luck
  22. 2 points
    MrsmilieyfaceC8

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    This is perfect response.
  23. 2 points
    kittikat

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    Wait, who's subclan are you of? This is news to me. All I know is that you guys get all the rejects that Enjoy2, Otter, and Foxey don't want.
  24. 2 points
    Actually read that one first and is what inspired my first post, but then the stats guy...wow. However, my favorite post so far is this one. I literally laughed out loud at "lyrical gangster". Really? I mean, he really said that? LMAO!
  25. 2 points
    sr360

    D-O-S or FOXEY?

    If you want 1v1s you could always join --O--...
  26. 2 points
    Shackram

    I am sorry

    How many cheaters have successfully sued game companies to overturn their bans?
  27. 2 points
    It's nowhere near the BL-10 edit: The biggest difference is the accuracy, .5 and .41 is a difference of 50% when you calculate the area of the aiming circle, the tier SU-152 has an aiming circle that is 150% the size of the BL10 (and even more if compared to the 704 as it gets an accuracy increase to .39) second biggest difference is the shell velocity, I don't recall the exact speed, but I believe its around 600 m/s and 880 m/s then there is the inherent weaknesses of HEAT, no normalization and difficulty dealing with spaced armor, it does make up for this with the sheer raw pen, as well as the fact that HEAT doesn't auto-bounce at 70 degrees like AP and APCR. I can see that you can compare the two in many ways, but I would not put them in anywhere near the same league, the BL-10 is much better. edit2: according to tank inspector, the HEAT shell for the SU-152 is significantly faster than its AP and HE shells. da fuq? If that's true, that is kind of broken, HEAT is supposed to be slower :/
  28. 2 points
    Not OP, just too random. It's like "pick a tank, roll a dice, if you roll a 6, you'll fuck up that tank badly" kinda gameplay.
  29. 2 points
    rocketbrainsurgeon

    Updates to RBS.com

    I've recently added a few things that you might not know about, and will be doing some kewl stuff in the near future as well. If you have anything you think would be neat for me to do, let me know! I'm open. There's an RSS feed, link here. I have a Google Plus page, because Google is taking over the world I want to include some social media and I'm not a Twitter guy. The G+ page pulls in all of the videos, and I post the updates to the site there. Soon I'll post all my hopes and dreams there... or whatever it is you do on these social networks. Haven't figured that part out yet. I don't post all of my videos here, so subscribe to my YT channel or G+ if that's your thing. You probably missed T-62A confrontation, Malinovka Field Push, T-34-3: a Terribly Wonderful Purchase, or Me 262 Energy fighting while turning. I like the community involvement aspect of the site, and want to expand on that If you have a stream / channel / mod / service / program you want to promote, let me know.
  30. 2 points
    I want them to patch that area out. Fucking taliban mountain warfare horseshit.
  31. 2 points
    Just tell RBS you're interested in writing something and he'll send you some infos. Its super simple =)
  32. 2 points
    RutgerS

    The most boring tanks in the game

    Reminds me of a amx38 vs amx 38 shootout i once had. I was simply chatting with my opponent after a while, since it was ridiculous. And we agreed to simply move on to other enemies after a shot or 30.
  33. 2 points
    OOPMan

    About those political threads

    Fuck politics. The less here the better.
  34. 1 point
    Xen

    I am sorry

    for everyone who got banned because of Sela's mods. It is most definitely my fault, because I reported the modpack thread to Private_Miros for the WOTLabs forums and EU community managers to forward it to NA to get the thread edited and Sela warned, because some of the mods were illegal and I figured he wasn't aware of it. Nobody would be retarded enough to knowingly post banned mods on the official WG forums. I was really shocked when I heard you got permbanned and I'm glad your bans got reduced to 1 week. Now, negrep me all you want. I deserve it.
  35. 1 point
    When graphs of tank win rates compared to player win rates came out, there was some discussion on what this means for tank balance and likes. However I disagree strongly with the model used to comprehend the stats, from the thread as the language of skill ceiling and floors is confusing. The complexity and difficulty limit of driving a tank does not correlate directly with win rate when one thinks about how different tanks impacts the game differently. Instead: I propose my own model Leverage is the slope of "slope" of the win rate curve: how much does additional skill impact results. Note this changes across the win-rate line, pointing to how tank characteristics interacts with player skill Power is referenced as performance for 48% players, since that is the point where WG ought to design their balance around. Skill Ceiling is just that: the point where additional skill have very little to no effect on outcome whatsoever as the full potential of the tank is tapped out. The easiest example of different impact for skill, aka leverage, are scouts. They have low average impact on a game due to being on the bottom of tank line ups a lot, as can be seen in the relatively flat curve, however there is no "skill cap" from where further improvement in performance is impossible. If Garbad drives an A-20, his performance will certainly be better then mine, it just won't be 70% hard carry solo pub. Another example would by B-1 and Captured B-1, being functionally identical tanks with one of them getting preferred MM: it does not at all mean the latter takes more skill at all, it just gets rewarded way better. On the other hand, there are tanks where additional skill adds little to no value beyond a certain point, for example: *note sample size might be a issue, but I think the pattern is clear enough from looking at different tanks of the type, This kind of curve is not uncommon in the TD world and it is fitting to describe them as skill capped. An average 58% player would be able to master those vehicles almost completely and further improvements seem unlikely. If you gave me a dickermax and 500 games to master it, I can do almost as good as any unicum from the looks of it. It should be noted while those tanks have a maximum potential, some of them (brit TD line) can have a great power curve at Green/Blue levels so they can be very good for those guys. There are Red tanks, there are Green tanks and there are Purple tanks. ----- Other notes: Aside from low impact vehicles (scouts/arty) and tier 4 there is no vehicle that carries <47 tomatos to victory without being generally OP at up to a 55% level regardless of armor or other "n00b" friendly features. AMXAC46, M10, and Panther seems to be the few exceptions, but effect does not seem significant and there is no pattern. On the other hand, a lot of tier4 tanks seems to "favor" bad players more, perhaps they just have low impact due to matchmaker. Someone who cares about those tiers can dig the data. The vast majority of "normal" turreted tanks don't have a skill ceiling below 60%, though "bad" tanks like lowe, T34, panther, T28Pro, SPershing, T1hvy and likes do see a drop in performance slope above 55% ish and probably will hit a hard ceiling before 65%. (T-34 and Kv-1 also shows this curve, but comparison to similar tanks (type-34) suggests serious sample issues here. A bunch of purples stock grind T-34 280m view range into not keeping it probably have an effect) Autoloaders and Depression tanks tend to underperform potato levels and below, but not necessarily overperform beyond that level. I guess there is minimum skill level before players understand how to use those mechanics. There are surprising numbers of artillery pieces actually fit the skill curve just fine, with no reduced impact for "skill." (see Su26, Grille, F304, M44). A number of arty pieces on the list is known to be exceptional, however now stats show that it is possible to hard carry with them up to 60%-ish. Of course a lot of arty have low leverage for skill and others have hard skillcaps as expected. Perhaps someone can do more work to figure out characteristics of carry-hard arty and full tomato-use arty pieces and suggestions for arty trees to grind. I think with a bit more work it would be possible to figure out exactly what vehicle characteristics players at different levels are exploiting effectively and thus a route to skillful play can be found.
  36. 1 point
    bjshnog

    Animated PNG

    MeltyMap's MathMod
  37. 1 point
    HurricaneLane

    Hello WoTLabs

    I think I can tell the exact point in my stats where I started reading everything I could get my hands on in this forum. It really, truly helps.
  38. 1 point
    EasilyOdd

    #eatdixgetclicked - sela's Q&A Thread

    Ugh, e-sports. Emergent bloviating with clutch jargon and next level solipsism.
  39. 1 point
    That shirt certainly doesnt look good on him.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    precambrian

    E-50M Review by precambrian

    hang on that's a fantastic idea, let me talk to RBS
  42. 1 point
    A_Chodeful

    E-50M Review by precambrian

    I better not see a HowToGetBetterByPrecum.
  43. 1 point
    cmdr_riker

    The KV-1 Challenge

    hahaha this is so gold, lol @ Florb.
  44. 1 point
    Paaranoja

    Garbad's nightmare

    24 hour vacation, stop the baiting please. - Solono
  45. 1 point
    Garbad

    The KV-1 Challenge

    A few more games in the turd: http://www.fileswap.com/dl/QmW3U2CdpI/ Its bad. Really bad. Here's my setup btw: The combination of crap protection, horrible alpha, and the uselessness of a tier 5 fighting tier 7s make this thing horrible.
  46. 1 point
    random thread is random. Storm trooper Shuffle!
  47. 1 point
    Meirzin

    To all Purple Arty players

    Know the maps well, get to know your arty in pubs. If you know where people like to sit and if you can hit them gets you lots of damage during slow parts of the match. Watch this video where I get 10k damage 5 kills in my M53/M55 it shows lots of the arty tactics in use. Note how I watch common paths at the start for fallen objects to get an idea of deployment(cliffs is a great map for this when you are shooting from the north). See how much the enemy team loved to hide behind dead tanks? Even if the t54 hadn't been spotted right when I shot he probably would have still been killed. See how I aim for the engine decks of tanks and am willing to blind fire all over the place? One thing that may not be apparent was that at the end of the match I was actually trying to get their arty to teamkill their foch. When I saw the splash land way behind me(bad@leading) I just went for the kamikaze. I wouldn't have been able to kill both the tds like I didn't if I hadn't blind shot the foch near the end. This isn't my channel I showed a friend and he uploaded it. http://youtu.be/penP5-vKrF0
  48. 1 point
    bjshnog

    WN8 breakthrough

    I don't need to change anything. I treat Tanks as a competitive game, which is fine, and WN8 as a mathematical project, and I love mathematics. I'm physically shrugging here.
  49. 1 point
    AR_15

    T-54 Soviet Superiority

    Maybe for your play style that works, but I think I speak for a lot of people here when I say I would definitely prefer repairs over bia.
  50. 1 point
    No... you're confused. It's harder to hit tanks on terrain slopped away from you. Just because the shape is stretched, it doesn't mean it'll be more accurate. When your shell is traveling almost horizontal to the target, the area of the tank you're looking at is its front, where as with high arc, you're looking down on it, which is a bigger area. There might be some truth to what you're saying if WG actually calculate the distant dependent dispersion by actual shell path distance, which higher arc shells would have a longer path to reach the same target. But I think they just calculate by the linear distance to target. The first SS was likely of a T92 with higher arc but less accuracy, while the 212 is Russian and generally have lower arc but higher accuracy.
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