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  1. 8 points
    Hello! As users of PadderBot may be aware, he has been dead for quite a while. To be honest, he was doomed from the start. PadderBot was a bit of a hackjob using mIRC and mIRC Scripting. While this is fine for a single-channel bot, PadderBot was supposed to be in multiple channels at once, and once you pass the 30 or 40 channel mark, mIRC starts to get bogged down quite a bit. Eventually it became too much for the poor IRC client and small Windows virtual server to handle and things went down for good. However, I've created a nifty little alternative if you still want to have statistics functionality on your channel. Using Nightbot, you can easily add a custom command that will grab the player's statistics directly from WoTLabs and display them on your stream's chat in the same way that PadderBot did. You can add the command by typing the following into your channel's chat: !commands add !stats $(urlfetch http://wotlabs.net/padderbot/?query=$(querystring)) After that, all you have to do is type !stats [server] [player] and Nightbot will return the player's informations. Example: Supported servers are: na eu asia ru And that's it! Hope you guys enjoy it! Also, there will be new things on WoTLabs going forward. Stay tuned.
  2. 6 points
    Hello! Fixed a bug where new tanks weren't being added despite the script reporting success. Added missing tanks to all servers. Tank contours now appear next to your tank in your WoTLabs profile's tank list. Added "Latest News" bar at the top of every page on WoTLabs so users who don't frequent the forum can be informed of recent changes. Fixed issue where some tanks would appear twice in the tank list. Cheers!
  3. 6 points
    Your list would be much shorter if you mark good players. Just assume everyone is an idiot until proven otherwise, because that's usually the case.
  4. 4 points
    Never

    WoTLabs is now fully HTTPS compliant

    Hello! As of today, WoTLabs and the WoTLabs forum are fully HTTPS compliant. Requests made to either website will automatically redirect to the HTTPS version. Cheers!
  5. 4 points
    tajj7

    Even QB?!

    You can have armour without having Type 5s and Super Conquerors. For example E3 is immense hull down, needs no gun depression for that armour to work, Badger similarly, neither of these tanks are OP because they are also slow ass turret less TDs. IS7 with it's invinca turret was also always generally fine, again largely because it's got (well had) a derpy gun and only -6 depression. Plus we always had maps to work around these tanks, not as many corridor fest, an average map was more Redshire and less Mountain Pass. Plus these tanks were not as strong outside hull down either, so you could just ignore them and go elsewhere, they were not rolling bunkers like the Type 5 that doesn't give a crap about terrain use and positioning. Trouble is now every tank and it's dog is super strong hull down, and then you have things like the Super Conq which has a weakspot free super strong turret + -10 depression + amazing gun handling. Too much on one tank, it should more be like -7 gun depression with the same weakspot as the Conqueror. And then most maps have 1-2 viable fighting spots, so you have all these rolling bunkers and super strong hull down heavies, all going to the same spot. So battles there become an rng fest stalemate, you have 10+ over amoured tanks facing off against each at 100m or less, all with near invincible armour, so you either hoping for someone to get bored and make a mistake, or you sling HE at them or you get high pen rolls on your premium spam. They need to just tone down how many of these tanks have near invincible armour, start adding turret weakspots, but they also need to give these tanks more room and more options. We need bigger maps with less corridors so that if you roll up to a contested map spot half the enemy team is not there, instead battles of 3-4 tanks are breaking out, not 8-9. Meds can then stretch their legs and mobility begins to have more value, gaps will then appear in lines, these pockets of tanks can be caught in cross fires and the flankers don't get screwed over by the 3-4 tier 10 TDs camping in base in some OP base camping ledge. Maps though are not a quick fix, but one thing I would do is release the Grand Battles maps for regular 15 v 15 games at tier 9 and 10. Those maps are not good, but with 15 tanks not 30 spread out, you'd have far more dynamic battles where players actually have options, you wouldn't have paper med players going 'If I got to point A there 5 hull down heavies in a corridor, if I got to point B there are 4 super heavies in a corridor, If I try to go through this field there are 3 high alpha TDs camping in base waiting for me' so basically I can't do anything until some people die' That is what playing paper stuff in this meta is like, especially at higher tiers, you drive around looking for opportunities and gaps that just don't exist and end up hoping your heavies win their brawl, or try to brawl in a tank completely unfavourable to that situation and get annoyed when some 45% bob snap shots you in his heavy for 500 damage just because the game deemed your tank and your skill worthless. Turn down power creep, tier 10 markers for good tanks should be - E100 as the power level for super heavies. Cent AX/E50M as your power level for all round nato mediums T-62A as your power level for 'armoured' meds. Bat Chat as your autoloader 113 as your heavium T110 E3/E4 as your armoured and 'turreted' TDs Grille/Strv as your 'sniper TD's E5 with a smaller cupola as your 'hull down' heavy. Your 3 autoloading heavies are probably fine, Kravagn probably needs some QOL buffs. K-91 as your 'sniper' med. Other tanks then get adjusted to the same level as those tanks so they are no stronger or weaker, just have slightly different strengths weaknesses. Do the same on other tiers, Identify where your power level is for each class and style within that class and balance to that, so most tanks are close together in power level, so there is no obviously better, or obviously worse tanks on each tier. Sack off the absurd high alpha tanks, rebalance them, one of the reasons that tier 9 is much better overall is TD alpha doesn't go past 750. Sack off the whole Japanese heavy line and any other heavy in the game that doesn't have genuine weakspots, same with stuff like the T95 and Torty, which have been over buffed. Other stuff I'd do is - 1 arty max per side, no arty in PMs, long term rebalance arty to have some skill requirement (counter battery, different shell types, more complicated aiming system etc.) The MM is also a quick fix IMO, just do the experiment on the SEA server to all servers, that one has to have put loads of players off playing, anyone grinding, credit grinding or trying to avoid tier 10, they basically have to play tier 9 or accept they are getting 80% bottom tier games. Most people are going to stop playing because of that. Bring Frontline back with at least 3 maps as a permanent mode, it had an old school WOT feel about it. Premium direction more recently has been fine, but they have to stop selling Defenders, Leffes, E25s etc. just stop it, and these tanks will die off and be less annoying. Rebalance a whole host of crappy tanks, your Tiger 2s, T-34-2s, T32s, Black Princes, Leopard 1s, Panther 88s etc. You'll breathe new life into the game if people get to dust off tanks they haven't played for a long time and forgotten premiums, people will come back to the game for that. Make sure your new lines are balanced and interesting, like the Swedes, like the Italian ones, not Bobjects, not 430Us, not Japanese heavies. People will play the game and come back to the game for new content that is fun and interesting, it doesn't need to be OP as f*ck or gamebreaking. I have worries for the wheeled vehicles, but they are at least interesting and very unlikely to be OP. Maps, maps, maps, maps, maps, hire that Frontline company to do new maps, make bigger maps for higher tiers, sack off whoever is designing these maps by drawing areas for each tank class on the map and thinking that is good design. You'll never arrest the decline completely but you could easily keep the game healthy for many more years.
  6. 4 points
    So they are offering the chance to gamble for a tier 5 with the armor of a tier 7, and a low tier arty that fires every 10 seconds, is super accurate, and was the only arty in game that got to keep its AP/HEAT rounds? get fucked have fun new players. and for the higher tier tanks they are offering every widely know premium thats either toxic or unfair for game-play. get fucked have fun tier 6's. oh and yeah im including the IS-3A in that list ahead of time. because while i personally haven't played it in its new state, the idea of a high alpha tier 8 HT that gets a reverse auto-reloading system doesn't necessarily scream "balanced".
  7. 3 points
    GehakteMolen

    Even QB?!

    Gold ammo and arty fucked it, those 2 made heavy tanks useless, and when the heavys suck, the bads will drive TDs or artys, many fun.... Over the years anything and everything got good gun depression, accuracy and turret armour, and every tank is now the same, with a different skin, aka shit. The main reasons why historical accuracy was so important, is that it forced WG to be creative, a tank with crappy RL armour and no gun depression needs to be amazing in other stuff, while a tank with fat armour and (often big gun) needs to be bad in other departments to make it balanced. Beiing a bit creative for the sake of gameplay, ok, but the last 3 years have been a total shit show in this regards. Only way to fix the game (perhaps): One arty in each team as hard cap Start removing autoloaders, it should be a nich, not something half the tanks have cut gold ammo dmg down by 25% Reduce hitpoints of all tier 9 and especially tier 10 tanks a bit and nerf dpm of tier 10 Reduce accuracy, especially of top tier tanks Add weakspots and when tanks become to weak, buff them a bit in other department. Tier 10 was always the cancer of the game, and it spread to all tiers over the years...
  8. 2 points
    Archaic_One

    Even QB?!

    @GehakteMolen you were doing ok until you said 'reduce accuracy'. Nobody wants to play a game where tanks sit on corners bouncing shot after shot because they can't hit anything. The great accuracy nerf is why players like me run so much APCR/HEAT now. After missing shot after shot at a fucking VK 100.1 cupola with an E50 that should NEVER miss that shot, I just say fuck it and start punching prem ammo through him. Shit accuracy plus 25% RNG just drives the use of prem ammo up. Either give tanks small reticles with 25% RNG, or take RNG out of accuracy. 0.4 accuracy with .25% RNG and then nerfing prem ammo instantly makes the Type 5 and FV4005 broken OP . . . oh wait - they already are. The inability to hit aimed shots is one of the reasons WoT is undesirable as an esport. Making hitting shots even harder isn't going to improve the game. Its just going to make me throw my mouse even farther. I already kill enough dirt and rocks as it is, give them a break FFS.
  9. 2 points
    Best mod in the game. https://wgmods.net/1492/
  10. 2 points
    One thing I've been doing for a long time is having custom XVM players icons. When I update XVM I copy the icons out of the folder to another folder. Then I copy it back in after updating XVM. For the NA server its in C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\mods\shared_resources\xvm\res\clanicons\NA\nick I just rename a copy of the icon with the player name copied and pasted from the after battle report. I have a pink C for the camping cowards who camp behind or with arty in top tier heavies, mediums, and lights and players who insist on doing the worst possible things they can do in any situation such as go valley in Lakeville in a top tier heavy with no gun depression when the enemy has 3 arty and 7 TDs. I have an A for the assholes who are general assholes to everyone for now reason, the friendly arty who shoot teammates who are face hugging enemy tanks, and the jajajajaja South Americans who think its funny to push teammates out of cover into enemy fire and laugh about it. I also use the asshole icon for arty players who XVM focus the top players on a team. I had a battle last night where the enemy arty followed me around the entire battle. I somehow ended up with the highest WN8 on my team. The only damage he did was to me and every time I was spotted arty shots landed near me. XVM said he was also running XVM with the little orange X icon. I also have icons for friends so I can recognize them easier.
  11. 2 points
    robosapieo

    Even QB?!

    TMW the mobile version of your game is less of a monetary parasite than the real one
  12. 1 point
    nabucodonsor

    Even QB?!

    So I was browsing Youtube and I stumbled on this: Well he sort of put into numbers what we said. If WG analized their data they should have fired Murazor with a cannon as WG downfall started with him. I still dont like his fake gentleman attitude but the data he "collected" and the research he did is interesting. It also points out WG's agenda and how they do things. Nice to know their marketing department is great (not for the game though). Thoughts?
  13. 1 point
    big iq incoming weewoo
  14. 1 point
    Haswell

    State of the Game?

    You're not losing out on anything by not playing.
  15. 1 point
    MagicalFlyingFox

    Even QB?!

    The most stubborn canary was the IS-7. Once the IS-7 was buffed, it should have been the most biggest giantest red alarm that should have gone off to everyone. The IS-7 was hardly UP, or at least should never have been. If the IS-7 needs a buff, the game has gone the wrong direction and surprise, surprise, it has.
  16. 1 point
    nabucodonsor

    Facepalm - winter edition

    It's balanced in russia. Uncle Stalin is worried about your opinion. Maybe you are too stressed working for filthy bourgeois. Abandon your money and property to WG thus freeing yourself from the enslavement of capital. And then why dont you go for a holiday, maybe hop on train to Siberia. Have a fun weekend in a frendly Gulag! That's what they said. Maybe they will "find a way around it". Check the comments.
  17. 1 point
    Lest it be forgotten what WG thought was a good idea.
  18. 1 point
    Hellsfog

    Even QB?!

    People complain about heavily armored tanks because of what's-his-face but tanks that rely on armor need reliable armor. Tanks that depend on hull-down to be effective need to to go hull down. If you give either easily hit and penned weak spots (that can't be hidden at least) what's the point of having armor or going hull down. If you are going to make every tank easily penned from the front or when hull down, what's the point.
  19. 1 point
    hazzgar

    Even QB?!

    I love your double standards and how simple it makes you look. I basically used the same rhetorical device you used on me. I used an online speech insult used to grossly mischaracterize ones political leanings. Same as you and mine is projection? Also for projection to work I'd have to poses any characteristics of an incel. I don't think an engaged man in a stable relationship with no anger issues towards women, society, lefties and with reasonable social skills (they can be found defined on wikipedia too, try them) qualifies. So your "noo you" is weak m8. Go back to claiming shit tanks are good. Torty was so good it got buffed so what now? a44? Or you can't do that after you were thrown out of Jordan Peterson school for disenfranchised lobsters?
  20. 1 point
    Madner Kami

    Even QB?!

    https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/quickybabytv https://socialblade.com/twitch/user/quickybaby Make of it, what you will. Mail-order brides ain't cheap, that much is certain.
  21. 1 point
    nabucodonsor

    Even QB?!

    Which are overshadowed by the russian duo (268v4, 430U), SConq, OP premiums, arta being annoying, russian bias, crap maps, MM ect. But I agree the best thing for WoT are non gamebreaking things and the best thing about the Polish tree is that they have weakspots one of the things that made this game great. And not mini weakspots or in Type 5 fashion, but true weakspots even for standard pen. A thing that amuses me is that either QB was hit by the proverbial apple or he always knew about this stuff (not the server population thing, but of how broken the game is) and he is finally saying what he really thinks. I believe it is the second option and if true, it makes me wonder if WG approved the video before release and so if they knew about it, or if he noticed a drop in viewers which pushed him to a change of style. Again if I had to bet I'd go for the latter. We will see anyway in 2019 with WG's announced balance changes
  22. 1 point
    WoWP was DoA, I remember trying it for a few hours in beta and shortly after release. I think I quit it after 2 days and never looked back. It's been so long I can't remember any details, just that it was pretty ass in general and seemed like something they hardly bothered supporting to begin with. It also didn't help that WT was doing all of it better with way prettier graphics while being able to run at 60 FPS on a TI-86. Frankly, if you look at how they treated tanks and boats compared to planes, it's kinda baffling. I'm almost certain that WG did it to stick it to Gaijin and nothing else, since WoWP came out 6 months before WT tanks. Maybe they marketed it harder in NA, I don't know, but as an EU player I didn't see shit about WoWP outside them pushing it cross-client for a bit.
  23. 1 point
    lol, met whistling_death in a pub match. I.E the guy who does the exposingwot website. hes as entertaining in game as he is on the forums:
  24. 1 point
    What happened to this game. The long story is the same as the short story. It sucked ass more than it didn't and no-one wanted to play. The people who did want to play found that getting continually reamed by Bandet and his chums was about as fun sticking your dick in a wood-chipper and all moved on to better things in life. In a sense, Bandet should be commended as he helped those of us who did play WoWP move on with our lives to better things. TL;DR: Bandet won, everyone else lost (and then won by moving on to less cancerous things...hopefully)
  25. 1 point
    I want my... I want my.. I want my EYE-ESS-THREE