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  1. 3 points
    Now that I'm back I really want to find time to update this, but it's a bit of an undertaking & I would feel a lot more confident about doing it with a unicum that could give input. I could also just post them here as I make them & gather some feedback that way. Either way it's going to be pretty slow, but Okeano did a pretty nice job with this and it deserves some TLC. I'm just stretched a bit thin right now so commitment to rewriting this entirely solo is probably not a great idea.
  2. 1 point
    This is the first non-spambot thread I need to lock since.. 2015? Ah, nostalic.
  3. 1 point
    Gee, it's almost like you haven't been reading what Rexxie and I have been writing.
  4. 1 point
    You are not arguing against the fact we are purples; our defense is not "we're four times a good as you, so your opinion doesn't mean jack". Our defense is that, statistically, you are wrong. I don't give a shit that you're a yellow or that I'm a purple. Please head over to vbaddict's or wot-news' "tank" list and check out what it has to say about scouts. It tells me that scouts are worse that any other class save slot machines. Logic tells me that if you are the least influential class, you are the most irrelevant class. I don't see what else there is to say on the matter, as it seems really hard to argue against hundreds of thousands of matches worth of data. If you want to try to do it, godspeed. I'm just under the impression that all that's going to happens is that you'll move the goalposts around.
  5. 1 point
    First of all, it's WN8, not WIN8. If you're going to argue about it, at least call it by its correct name. Secondly, are you seriously arguing with better scout players than you about the value of scouts? You haven't played an LT over tier 6 and yet that makes you qualified to comment about them? And lastly, when did ANYONE bring up WN8 prior to you. As for that fantasy scenario you've constructed, it sounds pretty in theory, but it breaks down in practice. The STATS (and if you had read Rexxie and my rebuttals, you'd know we're talking about more than WN8) support that assertion. Stop spouting horseshit.
  6. 1 point
    Imagining Rexxie's posts in his voice = cuteness overload fainting On a serious note, I'm assuming you guys are talking about tanks that are pretty much dedicated entirely to being a scout, IE many light tanks, rather than just a tank that *can* scout but can very easily do other things, such as the batchat or other fast mediums?
  7. 1 point
    It's actually statistically verifiable; light tanks are impotent. Most of their "power" comes from the fact that they are matched up against other scouts. Among other things, this allows a poor player to basically bench themselves by ensuring that the enemy team has an equally useless player on the other side. It's always best to have your worst players be in scouts (and artillery), since what they actually do in a match is mostly irrelevant. It's also logical that any kind of "where to go" guide for scouts would be poor, given their fluid positioning. Any real map guide for scouts would instead have a list of spots and what they're used for, not "go here, and not here" like Okeano's does.
  8. 1 point
    Nope! El Halluf is almost entirely just the brawl. No one else matters, you just need a guy or two elsewhere to dissuade people from rushing into the base and attempting an arty raid or backcap. You will almost never see a team win the brawl and then lose the match afterward. These guides are not for scouts at all, mostly because scouts are entirely irrelevant vehicles.
  9. 0 points
    Deus__Ex__Machina

    Equipment 2.0 Builds

    i still find this overly amusing
  10. -1 points
    Sometimes horseshit sounds like truth. Granted. But other times, Scout light the map and people pay attention and it makes the difference between winning and losing. If proper tactics are being employed, then scouts matter. I know some of you unicorns are so jaded about pubbie games that you can't see beyond the notion that "all pub matches are chaos". But that's not always the case and it's certainly not the case in any kind of organized team play.
  11. -1 points
    I agree with your 2nd paragraph to some extent. Scout movement is very fluid and writing a map guide can be very difficult. Though I don't quite understand how the value of an excellent scout player escapes you. All I can imagine is that you fail to see statistical value in anything but what feeds Win8. I think Win8 is an excellent measure for Heavy Tanks, TD's, and Artillery. Even mediums to a large extent. So - if you're living purely by the 80/20 rule of Win8, it makes a certain horse sense to push it. But the fact remains that good scouting can turn it around. I've seen it happen repeatedly.
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