This is a personal story, so the number 5k wouldn't change much of the story so I think you missed the point, but I'll bite (later on).
It used to be, now I have a healthier relationship to it. Did you earn your living playing a game? You realise it'll kinda lose it's charm but you'll play anyway because playing a game I disliked > working in my mind. I would probably still have done so if it was profitable still. (Lemme just remind you that Carbon took 0,5 EUR per game played on avg, bere in Sweden that'll wind up being enough to live decently on. I upgraded my PC, paid rent and furnished my apartment with money coming from WoT and that was a pretty big incentive to keep going. It got to to points where I was so tilted out of my mind I had to retry stuff for free or play 20-40 extra games to compensate because not playing meant not making money. Eventually the boosting clientel dried up and I stopped, but I couldn't stop playing. I had to play the game because what else am I supposed to do, this is what I normally do (bear in mind that I have stage II autism) so I'll do it anyway. No incentive to keep going but still doing it - I'd call that addiction. However, taking a longer break and finding a hobby outside of gaming again (basically stopped producing music because ideas stopped coming. head was always rambling about gameplay) so I have something genuinely fun as an alternative to when WoT just isn't doing it's fun is great. I can quit and do something else I also would like to do (DJing) anyway so I don't feel like shit when a WoT session went bad and it ruins my day. It isn't ending on a dark note because I played first time without a brace on at a friends PC during an afterparty, we discussed gaming - I told them about short term pro on tanks and apparently two people there actively plays still, and got very intrigued. I felt weird playing PC games at an afterparty with louder music on the living room speakers than I can get the headphones to shut out, (ran smooth on minimum graphics + max render except for heavy foliage between sniper/arcade toggle) and it was my first time back since having my hand back. I'm nowhere near as confident in person as in game, so the rank 1 thing I kept to myself for time being. No mousespace, no armrests (i need pretty level armrest to mouse) and an entirely fresh client so had to set up clientside settings in game (guessed everything right but aim that was a bit off considering mouse-space. Still:
They were blown away, I also found it good considering I'm usually super picky about external factors when trying to focus but could focu somewhat still in status you'd want to check it) but after they got hyped up I just started playing super well and confidently much earlier than normal if I'm rusty and this session is what? 7-8k wn8 or something? see it's not that hard
vvv Leopard PTA 4,6k DPG 31 games vvv https://youtu.be/D1O8J9X21TU (wouldn't embed)
(above clearly assistrigging, still only #2 dpg )
Maybe this is something you never really considered but I consider myself more capable at Wot than at social interactions. I'd genuinely say I'll understand a player in his thought process about the game while in-game just by looking at their tank/gameplay or by where they are than I am at predicting how someone will react to something I say, It's just a side effect of putting so many hours outside of this game that wasn't actually gameplay too. Training scrim blocks used to be 2-4h, in 4h blocks we used to play four maps, 30 minutes per side and as many scrims as the timer allowed for in that time frame. Whoever "won" (got to play their map pick because you could click battle at 29:59 etc, would autolose the next uncertainty in the timeframe during the entire scrim block. Sometimes you were asked to pick specific lineups or strats to emulate certain opponents or sometimes you would both go in blind doing the same strat for the full 30min, or a different one each time.. really depended on what the teams wanted.This list just goes on and on and it taught me such incredible amounts of game knowledge on every map because these situations got so easy to recognise after all the time spent. .I for one know fuck all about history, the name Erwin Rommel only tells me that it's a commonly used phrase in one's IGN and almost exlusively bad players but never heard of the guy outside of WoT. Literally just k
As for the 6k, I was ranked #1 the leaderboard for quite a while, but my acc has since been oopsie'd into some rich asian fellow's lap that depadded it to oblivion. It had a 6k overall and a k recent because I was playing both E50 and M46 constantly to keep the WN8 avg up.My reroll had more cash and gold (from WGL/go4/FACEIT and CWs than I was able to spend in my 5k games on it. My most played (907) was at 5,3k (WN8) and was topping both DPG, total combined and XP four months straight of Hall of Fame so if Kitten could have kept old 907 values the WN8 would be pretty nutty but I was aware as I was simply 3MoEing 907 at it's highest MoE uyet.All my other most played stuff was at 6k+ the T21 Light having 36 games (3moe reason i stopped playing it that was 15k+ avg so while 1,5% or ur recent, that's a pretty good bassline to have like I did trying to push my recent (right after that insane streak happened). The only other tanks below tier 8 I ever played on the account was the Hellcat, WZ-131 and T20 until they were marked, and outside of 907 and FV4005 - everything I played was pure statpad tanks. E 50, E50M (back then), 50B, M46 M48,, Skoda T50, TVP, 140, SConq, Standard B etc.
Today it's just PTA/Leo1/M60 and on good days 6k is a cakewalk? I don't understand your point. Do you even know what my old account name is? That it also doesn't matter? I've spread most of my accomplishments through different accounts. I worked with the reroll, took it seriously (played 907 straight in randoms with 100% crew no skills but that's cuz no Defender and refused to buy and no other good RU tank trainer then (T8 MTs weren't megabusted) otherwise no credit worries from the second I decided and never wavered so of course am I going to keep improving and I just happened to improve further than most people at that time and played a lot. So of fucking course I'm here. Great at the game. Who would've thought someone who sat grinding years on end would turn up good? That was the whole point.
I know I'm a 6K player, I just don't/won't/can't play as much to keep up to that threshold anymore, but I was there. I'm not the best player at the moment, neither did I say so. Who are you fooling?
Even Carbon admitted I had him beat..
Regarding gameplay my opinion will never waver because I don't think anyone is that much better over me to leverage their gameplan over mine in random battles. It's an endless pit of confidence compared to IRL where I'm shy and fragile. Also a reason I found it so addictive, the only persona you make is you what you currently want so what can really go wrong with that when you (later on) find out you have stage II autism that almost every thought you have about something is right? Then it's not so bad. But yeah, 6k achieved. ^ Just look at that above real quick and now I do it on a fresh account. My average on the PTA on the account above is a shared account (half the battles are mine), I'm starting to break 4600, that's close to 7k WN8 so I were to make a new reroll with a PTA crew I could probably go for that now. If someone gave me the opportunity to do so I'd take it in a heartbeat, for free.