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    Rexxie got a reaction from monjardin in What happened to this game: my opinion   
    It completely failed to interest me. Arcade flight games are always a huge snoozefest in my opinion, and it seems like their customers agreed. I can't agree at all that the lack of support for high end players made a difference - WoWP could have had the most advanced clan wars and "esports" scene in existence and it still would have flopped.
    Sealclubbing is terrible, but I'm under the impression that it was more a symptom of a dead game than the cause.
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    Rexxie reacted to lavawing in Tier 8 grand battles   
    Tier 8 is just as unbalanced as tier 10 is but its problems are different.
    Overarmouring is even more of a thing than tier 10s, even many pref 8s have tier 9 armour profiles that cant be reliably penned on flat ground without gold. Then you have the Defenders, Chryslers, 112s, Lowes, Caerns, and Spershes and even Centurions that are basically 'fuck you' if god forbid they hide their lfps.  Firepower wise, the problem is not so much 183s and Jg E100s but 'normal' TDs which are too good. The ultra high pen they get, however, doesnt mean that the overarmoured tanks are countered, since the best armoured tanks like the Defender, Chrysler, 50TP and 112 are covered in autobounce or 350 effecfive zones that can and will resist gold. These TDs just mean everything that is not a support tank or an ultra tough heavy will get evaporated, and this promotes TD spam and passive play. Note: heavy tanks at this tier do not get lower DPM for the alpha and pen they get. The best firepower at tier 8 is found on TDs, then the Caern, then the 53TP. Gold pen is varies a lot tank by tank, there are tanks with shit gold like IS-6, then the 416's holy heat grenades Most meds are too weak with low alpha and bad bloom. The few good meds are really good at what they do, but this means lack of variety. Lights are a meme and tier 8s not an exception. Things like Strvs, 416s, CDAs will always dominate vr wars, reaching max viewrange is not a granted unlike tier 10s. Tier 8s vs last S1 is a much tougher fight than tier 10s vs a 103B. Tier 8 feels less cancer to play because people 1) are grinding tanks, 2) credits on shit prems, 3) dont really tryhard.  If we had a ranked tier 8 format, shit would hit the fan
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    Rexxie got a reaction from tajj7 in First campaign tank buffs (T-55A, 260)   
    55A has always been inferior to the T-54, it was an insignificant amount gunhandling vs having an actual hull before the T-54 got buffed. At no point was hitting one in a few hundred shots more often worth the tradeoff of being frontally immune to a whole extra tier's AP. The 55A just has a serious case of the SU-122-54: it's sexy as hell so who cares.
    I see WG isn't quite done making more tanks proof against -1/-2 tier standard ammo. 
     
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    Rexxie reacted to Crossfader in Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s   
    The cycle of never-ending powercreep is something to behold....
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    Rexxie got a reaction from Archaic_One in Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018   
    I dont know anything about the 257, but they aren't mutually exclusive. There's other ways for vehicles to be broken than to win too much. There's an entire class devoted to being broken but not OP.
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    Rexxie got a reaction from hazzgar in Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018   
    I dont know anything about the 257, but they aren't mutually exclusive. There's other ways for vehicles to be broken than to win too much. There's an entire class devoted to being broken but not OP.
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    Rexxie got a reaction from sohojacques in Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018   
    I dont know anything about the 257, but they aren't mutually exclusive. There's other ways for vehicles to be broken than to win too much. There's an entire class devoted to being broken but not OP.
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    Rexxie got a reaction from arceusdrago in What's Everyone Been Up To?   
    i've been nurturing my harem
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    Rexxie reacted to TheMarine0341 in What's Everyone Been Up To?   
    Confirmed, the girth is unreal now
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    Rexxie reacted to Raj in What's Everyone Been Up To?   
    Kewei I'm so fucking glad I saw you post just now, it's been too long. And that is a good point, my dick was measured at 6.8 inches before but I do remember sitting down and measuring it at 6.3. Will keep you updated with edits.
     
    Edit: Well shit I think I have low testosterone.
    Edit 2: Yep, well I guess all the soy and gay frog water got to me. RIP
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    Rexxie reacted to A_Chodeful in What's Everyone Been Up To?   
    It turns out I've been measuring my dick all wrong.
    I used to measure it sitting down. Standing up, it's actually 7.2 inches. 
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    Rexxie got a reaction from TAdoo87 in T-50-2 Returns   
    Aren't track traverse speeds still modified by the difference between the stock and elite engine horsepower? I think the old T-50-2 had a 300HP stock engine, making it way more agile than this.
     
    (that has to be the most stupid mechanic in the world though)
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    Rexxie reacted to Never in Unverified users may now access and post in the forum   
    Hello!
    As has been brought to my attention, the verification system is apparently faulty, meaning new users have been unable to participate in discussions in the forum for quite a while. I have done a complete validation of the system and I could find no fault. As far as I can tell, it's working as normal.
    However, as this appears to be causing issues, I have enabled access and posting rights to users in the default "Registered Users" category. Several functions, like rating posts, are still restricted to verified tankers.
    Cheers!
    Never
    Edit: I figured out why this issue happened, and we can thank IPS (the makers of the forum software) for it. Months ago, they introduced a "quick registration" feature and made it the default without asking. This quick registration screen ommits custom fields, including the mandatory "Server" field which the verification system needs in order to know which region to authenticate your account. As new users couldn't select this field, they could not verify.
    Fuck, fuck fuckity fuck.
    I have now enabled the full registration screen. Verification should be working normally again. This new access to unverified users will remain, unless we run into trouble.
    USERS WHO REGISTERED RECENTLY CAN NOW EDIT THEIR PROFILE AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE SERVER, THEN PROCEED TO VERIFY AS NORMAL.
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    Rexxie reacted to Never in Major Server Migration Completed   
    Hello!
    As many of you probably saw, we had a big server migration recently. Here's the low down of what happened:
    As I have disclosed in a couple of posts, the database server ran into an issue where it ran completely out of space. The biggest problem was that the database engine we were using kept all the data in a single file, and that file could never be shrunk even if you deleted older records. This caused that file to grow bigger and bigger and bigger over time, until it took up all of the considerable space on that server (1.5TB). When there was no more space left, the database server would crash and the website would go down.
    Fortunately, I managed to work with DigitalOcean to secure a great virtual server which meets all the needs of the database and the website in a single server. This is a 12-core, 48GB RAM server with 1TB of SSD space. The next step was transferring all the data over. This took the longest time. All in all, the database totalled around 5 billion records, and after removing the inflated space from the database engine, clocked in at around 500GB.
    It took 3 days to transfer and import all the records into the new server, which now runs the latest versions of PHP and MySQL for better performance, plus it lets me clean up old records that aren't used anymore in order to reduce disk space, meaning there will always be space available.
    Not only that, but as the website and the database are now on the same server, there is no more issue with the firewall tables getting reset, a problem which, despite a LOT of research, I couldn't actually fix. This was one of the biggest causes of the downtime in the past, as the database server started refusing connections from the website server at random.
    All in all, you can expect WoTLabs to be MUCH more stable from now on.
    Thanks everyone for all the support!
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    Rexxie got a reaction from ArrogantWorms in Reddit reacts to Wotlabs reacts to MAHOU tking arty   
    I don't know if you want to be noticed by the clans around NA these days :x
    Welcome back sweetheart, daddy WG still has your favorite belt <3
     
    you're just imagining things~
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    Rexxie got a reaction from ArrogantWorms in Reddit reacts to Wotlabs reacts to MAHOU tking arty   
    arrogant?!? you exist??
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    Rexxie reacted to Zepherex in Careful it might be learning - WG goes back on pref tanks changes   
    "In its current state, the pref mm tanks often fails to ensure proper rotation between the top/middle/bottom of the list. Getting matched at the same position for several battles in a row slows down progression and degrades the overall experience for absolutely all vehicles. Unfortunately, simply tweaking the algorithm has proven to be impossible.
    We artificially lowered the probability of getting preferential Premiums in +1 Tier and same-tier battles. However, this created more problems by increasing the number of single-tier battles and waiting times for not only Tier VIII and IX but tanks tiered VI-X and we're too stupid to know how to fix it.
    So we looked into redesigning the underlying matchmaker rules to improve 3/5/7, 10/5, and 15 template distribution. This was to to prevent cases of spending 80% of in-game time in 3/5/7 battles at the bottom of the list. Now you spend every game bottom tier unless you're a BR.
    As you can understand, to find the optimal solution is simply... impossible! We simply can't and won't try anymore. We have already laid down a plan and work on the matchmaker has failed. We will give more information on how you can go fuck yourselves at a later date."    
    Already wrote the article for them 6 months from now.
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    Rexxie reacted to samuelx43a in Re-introducing myself here   
    Hullo again, folks!
     
    so, it has been some time since I visited this forum since I did my first post, and I thought I'd start anew, with less derpy spelling from my part(I read my first post here, and, I am not exactly impressed with my 18yr old self)
    I have however, been able to make some progress since then though.
    Even though my goal was to reach that 50%, I'm now at a respectable 51%, and going up, inch, by inch. Even my wn8 doesn't look that bad now...(I think :P)
    I have in my possesion three tier X tanks, those are the obj 140( a good tank, but I'm not that good in it) the E100, and the IS-7. two of the three tanks I have sub 50% in, and I'm hoping to get them to at least 52%, and see from there!
    my faviourite tanks have also changed, as well as tiers that I like. 
    For LTs, it still remains unchanged, as the vk leo will always be special for me.
    MTs. bit of a mixed bag here, as I still do not have the med tanks that I am interested in(centurions and the high tier germans) though the panther II proves to be effective for me.(somehow forgot to mention the KV-2, my anti-stress tank)
    HTs. A definite favourite and hoping to buy sometime again was the E75, an absolute blast to play! The T-10 is also a very fun tank to play.
    TDs. T30, man alive, this thing is so darn awesome, a potent 155mm gun, a very good ret and a fantastic damage dealer. OBJ 704, now the sole tank with the BL-10, still brings me smiles. The waffle IV, a TD that presumes that has accuracy yet I've missed so many darn shots that it makes me wonder if I'll hit anything when I take it out.
    SPGs. yes, I do play arty and no, I do not want them removed. My reasons for playing them is a different style of play, i like my variety and I also like supporting my teammates.
    and no I do not drown, I honestly detest it and will fight till the bitter end. I also relocate(though I sometimes forget) to avoid any counter arty, counter arty myself, oh and I use my f8 key.
    The M55, what most regard as the best one in game tier for tier is excelent. Solid damage and splash, with only a 34 second reload, but also features a pseudo-ret and incredible mobility!
     
    happy tanking to y'all!
     
     
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    Rexxie got a reaction from HibachiSniper in Bun's thread of Transitional Cataloging and discussion (and shenanigans).   
    Super congrats hibachi! We're so proud of you. 
    I don't like to talk about my life much, but things have been really rough on me for the past six months or so. Bad health, bad experiences, and losing my SO has made for a pretty rough year. I've gotten some things done that I've always wanted to, but there's one thing I haven't been able to do, and that's come out about my sexuality. I just can't work up the courage, especially knowing how some people dear to me would take it.
    I have gotten to talk with Bun more often though, and I'm trying to make some new friends, so things aren't all bad. Still besties with @Zytyx, who is a precious bean, by the way!
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    Rexxie reacted to j_galt in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    Or, Or, you could just stop whining, buy an ELC Even 90, say fuck WN8, and troll pubbies.   Just a thought...
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    Rexxie reacted to GehakteMolen in I give up... (after 8 years)   
    Hello all,
    After 8 years of wot, i give up.
    I started playing wot during the closed beta in augustus 2010 (so almost 8 years ago) and while i was often mad, the core of the game was so good, that all the small things WG did for the good or bad didnt change that much. The overall direction the game was goiing was also good so slowly the game grew more and more on me. This was the game i always wanted: tanks fighting tanks, without all the other lame ass crap** (except arty, arty was, is and will always be c****r)
    All i wanted (and did) was bashing random bobs in randoms while platooning with stronk pleyers. Hence i have  been in 322 / 247/ FAME / 322 for 6 years, not for worthless cw trash, but for stronk plutons.
    Over the years WG showed the amazing abibility to:
    Make the worst maps in gaming history and despite rewoking some 4 times (cough *komarin* cough) still failing in making them playable Too retarded to fix the elephant in the room that killed the game as a whole (arty) Total lack of foresight when adding things you cant undo (tier 10 TDs and later on arty and light tanks) Toss in the fact the only person in the whole company with both common sense and real power was siderailed (our lord and saviour  ) And the game never mananged to live up to its full potential.
    OP tanks were originaly always nerfhammered, to keep the average the average, and most ridiculous forum suggestion where ignored, and when they didnt ignore it, like gold ammo for credits, it lead to a shit show, which ofc took a year to fix (m4 sherman with 150 pen and 350 dmg anyone? etc etc etc.
    However despite all of it, the game roughly stayed the same:
    The real problems, gold ammo and arty got ignored OP tanks dont get fixed fast small all round improvements Yet, the past 2 years, it started to change. the core strengths of the game got slowly ditched:
    The menus / garage where updated, making it a cluster fuck of chaos, instead of a clear easy to read menu for missions (which the game always had!), the menu became worthless, i simply stopped following missions, too much work / clutter Historical accuracy got ditched, leading to fantasy tanks and bs armour models new OP tanks dont get nerfed, insead old models got buffed, leading to powercreep Due to the above, all tanks slowly become the same, they all got dpm and gun depression buffs, all tanks started losing weakspots The real changes, which would have totally revived the game, sandbox, never happened, while heavy tanks got better, they did it by buffing them, not by nerfing what makes them crap in the first place (gold ammo!! and arty) Toss in the awefull map reworks, and a physics patch which makes driving TDs a pain and the game went for me downhill fast and as cherry on the top, still tons of arty to ruin your game. The game is now back to square 1: camp 2 win, and you try? you die!
    It was fun the all the time i lasted, i think i never played a game longer as i played this one, but the game simply turned to shit because WG was unwilling to remove arty in 2012 and reduce dmg of gold ammo 20% in 2013. And now the player numbers slowly start to fall, ``forcing`` WG to milk the playerbase for as long as they can, ruining the game entirely (see all the new russian super tanks)
    I always said the only company capable of killing wot is WG, and for me they succeeded, after playing daily/ weekly from august 2010 till jan 2018, having 6 years of non stop prem account and playing more as 50.0000 games during those years, WG managed to make me basically quit. (i do have enough credits to keep playing for ever, but i probably wont even bother)
    Imo its a shame WG fucked the game up so hard, but so be it, i still got 6 months of prem left, so gonna play a bit.
    ps: perhaps the gold ammo changes + inevitable rebalance that will follow 3 months later will magically improve everything, but i somehow doubt that, ever since Serb left, WG never had the balls to really change something, they always backpeddled like coward weaklings...
    Wotlabs is also almost dead, so thats why i made a topic
    GehakteMolen, the biggest arty hater to ever play
     
    ps: something that always bothered me: unlike all the wannabe arty haters, my arty hate knows no limits** there are only 2 players who hate it as much as i do, everybody else i just pretending to hate arty.
    I never defend(ed) arty from scouts rushing in nor protect them in anyway way or shape, and the only reason i dont mass tk them is due to the ban system, anyone who helps arty win a game is a traitor for the good cause: trying to ruin the game for arty. All arty deserves is curses and friendly fire, they are the scrouge of this game and the reason everything is the way it is (open maps not working , heavy tanks badly balanced, TDs they way they are and so on and on). I also never platooned with arty (for 2 players i made and exception) and never told them gg or anything other positive (i thinkg, perhaps i made a mistake) what i always did do was report them for unfair play, untill WG disabled that feature, due to unicums getting falsly reported aswell.
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    Rexxie got a reaction from Zytyx in Bun's thread of Transitional Cataloging and discussion (and shenanigans).   
    Super congrats hibachi! We're so proud of you. 
    I don't like to talk about my life much, but things have been really rough on me for the past six months or so. Bad health, bad experiences, and losing my SO has made for a pretty rough year. I've gotten some things done that I've always wanted to, but there's one thing I haven't been able to do, and that's come out about my sexuality. I just can't work up the courage, especially knowing how some people dear to me would take it.
    I have gotten to talk with Bun more often though, and I'm trying to make some new friends, so things aren't all bad. Still besties with @Zytyx, who is a precious bean, by the way!
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    Rexxie got a reaction from UrQuan in The Landship, KV4   
    Anyone notice the turret ring/mantlet is bugged? The visual model shows the mantlet clearly stop before the turret ring, the armor model has the mantlet cover most of the center:

    RIP thinking I could pen that.
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    Rexxie reacted to HibachiSniper in Bun's thread of Transitional Cataloging and discussion (and shenanigans).   
    Glad to see people doing well!
    I've mostly lurked this thread since Bun first posted it, honestly it was an enormous help to me in finding myself. I finally accepted who I am in late March last year but there were people I knew IRL that I wasn't ready to come out to who knew this handle and I was paranoid. I've been on HRT for ~11 months now and went full time living as a woman near the beginning of this year but had forgotten about this thread for a bit. I want to thank Bun for starting this thread years ago and everyone else who's participated. Without it I think I would have been in denial even longer and it's bad enough I kept myself in denial till I was 30 already. <3
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    Rexxie reacted to Alesia in Bun's thread of Transitional Cataloging and discussion (and shenanigans).   
    TL;DR I've been full time for well over a month.  Had a date with the one male that I've ever had feelings for which turned out well.  I pass only sometimes but I get compliments both to my face and to my friends.    So id say things are going well.
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