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  1. Hello. I like to play light tanks. I've always found them far more kick-back than any other tank type while still also being far more exciting. With over 3,000 battles in various light tanks plus thousands more in light-esque tanks, I've learned quite a bit about what it means to be the underdog yet still manage to come out on top. Light tanks have a steep learning curve and often do not get the respect they deserve. The skill floor is high but the skill ceiling is low compared to other tanks. There are a few shortcuts, a few of which I'll go in detail on, but generally speaking each scout pla
    25 points
  2. Like I did in my last two topics, I'm going to go over some of the armor changes that've hit us with the 9.9 patch. Some changes are pretty well advertised by WG, but many others are often unknown & not realized until too late! This patch brings us the Type 62, AMX 50 100, FCM 50 t, Churchill VII, Caernarvon, Conqueror, Panther/M10, VK 36.01 (H), M6A2E1, T23E3, M46 Patton, T110E3, T110E4, and Т-62А. Tanks I don't mention have gotten no meaningful changes. AMX 50 100: Small nerf. Turret made substantially taller & the hull a tiny bit wider. UFP and shoulders nerfed from ~130mm to ~125
    12 points
  3. Good day all, ladies and geneticmans! I recently had the pleasure of visiting the world class Bovington Tank museum. I appreciate not everyone is an hour or two drive from such majesty, so I threw together an album with my pictures for y'all to enjoy. I took 251 pictures, so I'm not linking them all manually, you get a gallery Notable highlights were the evolution of tank warfare exhibit, Also sexy sexy King Tiger <3 Here's gallery number 1! Gallery 2 Gallery 2 coming soon. Enjoy!
    7 points
  4. Dumbest shit I've spent money on was wining and dining a Thai lass in Koh Samui back in 2000 - gorgeous girl, only to realise she wasn't exactly a girl....
    7 points
  5. Update Notes: Updated XVM to 6.1.3 release versionUpdated Melty's Blue and added Melty's GreenRemoved Deegie's, Allied Tank Outlines, various nonfunctional swf filesAdded working in-game clock (ZeesuS update of Locastan's)This update should resolve CTD issues. MAKE SURE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL!
    7 points
  6. I like the guide, but the 12 year old inside me has a hard time reading stuff without images. Either way, nicely done.
    6 points
  7. Hi all. This took me a while, but please enjoy my humble translation of the link in the OP (http://xvm.garphy.com/?p=1733). I interpreted the original Chinese blog post as faithfully as I could. The parts in italics are my own understanding of what the writer was trying to convey. I omitted some useless or garbled parts, but the essential details are there. Please note that aiming circle/reticule bloom in my translation are used interchangeably. Also, LOL at the last 2 lines. --- Introduction to Aiming - How to Effectively Reduce Aim Time Posted on June 2, 2013 by adri1 This article came
    6 points
  8. O N E T H R E A D B O I S c l o s e d
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  9. So I'm up at the familly cottage right now, just chilling and i look over to see my dog and... lol
    4 points
  10. Siimcy

    Best song

    Best song
    4 points
  11. Just a hunch that the bit where it says 'ISP: IINET' may be a clue.
    4 points
  12. We need more clan get together events like movie/anime nights. :^)
    4 points
  13. _Dia

    Is 4k the new 3k?

    The fact that mediums have a higher WN8 that "comes along" with playing them pretty much implies there's going to be people who will say they play them because they can influence the match better but actually just want to get a higher number. Whatever floats your boat, I don't care if 5k becomes the new 4k, as long as I'm above ~73-74% consistently I'm happy. I've been playing with blues since the days of efficiency and purples since WN6/7 and I remember when capping was the meta at the end of the match. Whenever a new metric is set as the standard there's a universal desire among top players
    3 points
  14. Honestly, if playing tanks that are lower tier provides more entertainment/joy in the game......play lower tier! You're not required to play tier 10 if you don't want too. Probably one reason why you are hating tier 10s is because of tier 8, most likely getting put into matches with 1 or 2 8s on your team, the rest 9s and 10s. While some tier 8s are good, they are severely outclassed when it comes to fighting tier 10 tanks, and even most tier 9 tanks. Another reason is probably the skill gap. Upper tiers are where the big bois hang out, so that's understandable. Also.....you're NOT a bad pl
    3 points
  15. CarbonWard

    Is 4k the new 3k?

    Mediums and Lights do provide more Wn8 at the skill ceiling, but not that it really matters to be honest. Most top level players make judgment based on performance in particular tanks, Pulling 4k DPG in a 62A gets you 5.5k wn8, its great, pulling 4k DPG in an E100 gets you 4k wn8, in the eyes of most top tier players its just as good. it doesn`t mean 62A is a `padder` and E100 is `legit`, it just means both players are top notch in their respective field. TL:DR, it doesn`t matter what you play as long as you are the or near the best of it.
    3 points
  16. Bought a fuckin PT Cruiser... NEW.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. PrivateBert, reading the start of this thread and your replies imho you are creating a psychological self fulfilling prophesy for yourself. You clearly focus on the negative, get frustrated, try harder and so on. Each death, each arty focus, each tomato team becomes a conformation of your own view of the problem. I get the feeling you start a game already 'knowing' you will lose, try to overcompensate and when you actually die you throw your hands in the air and yell: "see, I'm right, I suck, my team sucks, MM sucks, the stock exchange is against me, my dog doesn't listen, my neighbours feet s
    3 points
  19. I'd free XP past the Church VII and Caern; the Church I and BP aren't particularly good, but they aren't going to make you pull your hair out. If you've just got the Caern left, yeah, free XP it.
    3 points
  20. Don't help the clickers. They don't need it.
    3 points
  21. Well this thread seems to have answered most your questions. EU pubs - arty play xvm sniper colours (note correct spelling of the word "colours"). Poor written communication in pub battles due to tower of babel language issue. Fewer yolos. Cf Koel and Yung comments confirmed correct. Part of the reasons for less gold spam are (a) east european players cannot afford to run premium accounts and so watch their credits more carefully, (b) clans (except at the extreme top) get very little ingame gold from WG and so the clans reward their players far less. EU CW - Thyrotoxic correctly sums up
    3 points
  22. Its pretty simple really.
    3 points
  23. Recently I just started playing arty for more female crew. And obviously there aren't too much info at Wotlabs on how to get good at arty. So I figured that I might contribute a little bit on my own. Among Chinese WoT community there's an arty tip called "The Great Right Button Method(右键大法)". The gist of it is: When you need to rotate / move your hull, hold right mouse button (RMB for short) to lock you gun barrel. Only move your gun when your hull is static. Here's one way to do it: Instead of just Ctrl+right-click on the minimap when re-aiming, do the following: Hold RMB to lock your gun bar
    2 points
  24. 3 marked the SchnitzelCart. Woot. Ignore the mismatched crew.
    2 points
  25. Easy win today - a bunch of scrubs landed on us and got their asses handed to them. Unfortunately, we couldn't get a second team ... again. 19 online, 17 actually showed up for CW - amazing ratio! Thank you! Nevertheless, this is unfortunate since not being able to field 2 teams severely limits our ability to get more than a single province. It also means that we are always one loss away from being mapped. But as WaterWar told you guys - CW is voluntary, I just hope many of you enjoy it and help out.
    2 points
  26. Paaranoja

    AW v.s. WoT

    AW looks good but i fear that the game will become even mroe hatch-shooting that wot is now. The precision allows it, armor profiles demand it.
    2 points
  27. Found another wotlabs hater thanks to Jingle's Mingles video, I wonder if he's red... pic:
    2 points
  28. *Sees 3 allies converging on a one-shot enemy* "That should be fine." *30s later, I get shot by said doomed tank* Dafuq?! Never overestimate pubbie competence.
    2 points
  29. Ruestir

    is t10 worth the slog?

    What TheEmptyLord and Siimcy said. Tier 9 is worth it. Probably the most fun for me right now.
    2 points
  30. If you're unsure about some top tier tanks - try em out on a test server. If you need more info on certain tank lines - ask in here: http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/forum/23-vehicles/ and/or watch Youtube reviews.
    2 points
  31. Well...it was mainly me that pulled the plug out of the wedding, but she had her dream wedding alright. It was fucking expensive, but hey...love is priceless right? So is doing dumb shit I guess... Tought me one thing: Always listen to your gut feeling and never EVER go through with something if you have doubts. You will pay the price in the end. (Only for some reason in WOT I still overextend. peek when I know I shouldn't, confront the wrong tanks from the front, try to hold flanks by myself, etc. Guess the effect has worn off a bit...damn!) But don't worry...I'm married again, much less exp
    2 points
  32. Oh c'mon What's wrong with a small reward for getting help? I would have been helped without it too.
    2 points
  33. Getting married and paying for a friggin' wedding with a castle, 3 photographers, a carriage with horses, 1930's car with driver, etc., even when having serious doubts about the relationship... Getting divorced 20 months later...
    2 points
  34. Fine fine. I really should have linked this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM
    2 points
  35. They are off the map now - that seems like a good start. Also a WIN-2 guy blocked and teamdamaged me today in a random (and no I didn't provoke him - I think he was pissed he had wasted all his hp without doing any damage to the enemy) ... we are definitively making friends.
    2 points
  36. As someone new to clicking, this is quite helpful. Thanks (I guess) for imparting wisdom on how to balance skill and promote dynamic gameplay.
    2 points
  37. Sometimes you fail early because you made a tactical mistake. Sometimes it is because you misread the map (a lot of taking strategic areas on the map is an educated gamble depending on team compositions and early intelligence). Sometimes it is because your team is in position to help you... but doesn't. I do not think you want to emphasize "avoiding bad games" per se, but rather think about why you had the bad game. If you had a bad game while trying to do the right thing, that is ok. If you had a bad game because you made a mistake, then that is something that can be corrected. Don't th
    2 points
  38. Here's the WN8 to PR chart based on average PR per WN8 point. The data is very stable up until around 1800, where it becomes incredibly noisy. There are a lot of points in the High WN8/Low PR range where their WN8 unicum status is questionable, like low battle count (under 5000) and very low tier (seal clubbing). However, some accounts seem to be genuinely unicums but just have a lower than normal PR. I might run the numbers again capped at 5k battles instead of 1k, but it takes several hours to process the data and I enjoy using my computer for other things as well.
    2 points
  39. By deprecating overall values in favour of recent values. However, changes over time seem to be surprisingly limited, bar the obvious tanks. Even significant nerfs like the Hellcat or KV-85 hit the tanks by less than 10%. Apparently-drastic changes like the corridors and bush removal made little difference to measured stats either. By far the biggest change I've seen is the post-mission arty damage drop. I run the same routines on RU, and the differences are minimal. The largest differences are in winrate (heavies do worse on RU), which isn't used. NA doesn't have enough data for an expected
    2 points
  40. Intumesce

    T-54 ltwt. Fanclub

    While it does come down to opinions, I thought most people agreed the T-54LW was almost a direct upgrade? Since they're both based on the T-54 and have pretty similar stats, you can't help but compare them on that level. Assuming they're both elite and the WZ-132 is using the 100mm: T-54LW has better DPM and way better soft stats plus aim time, however the WZ-132 has a notable (for a light) 14mm penetration advantage and better hard accuracy. T-54LW has less ammo capacity and slightly worse shell velocity, but the shell velocity is so small it's barely notable. 9 ammo won't matter every game,
    2 points
  41. Spent on girls that don't put out.
    2 points
  42. CraBeatOff

    Is 4k the new 3k?

    Irony is when you make a metric, tell everyone that its not valid for cherry picked tanks (only for overall accounts played under a "normal" pattern) or rerolls and then 2 years later when everyone is cherry picking tanks and re-rolling, they tell you its broken. Broken is when something isn't working as it was designed. And there is no getting around the limits of WG's marginally useful over-all data. You're (generalized and plural) just illiterate, willfully ignorant cunts. That said, 3k is still 3k in tanks that don't go 50kph, have good pen or alpha, easy stock grinds or decent armor. T
    2 points
  43. # of hellcat battles, Brett is the best player in the world
    2 points
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