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Zinn

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    Zinn reacted to Fabunil in The Saga of RenamedUser_1002554374   
    Inb4 Badmin changes username on wotlabs to RenamedUser_1002554374
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    Zinn reacted to CraBeatOff in The Saga of RenamedUser_1002554374   
    The below is a slightly edited (for brevity mostly) tale of my WoT name change, for posterity and for amusement :-D
     
    And as bonus for extra irony...(and yes I realize she doesn't work with support)
     
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    Zinn reacted to nemlengyel in Aim time and penetration association   
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    Zinn reacted to Fulcrous in Aim time and penetration association   
    25% RNG 
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    Zinn got a reaction from WaterWar in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    Grats WW, now I know where to send all the rocks I bump into
    @KingYoshiLuca You never did make that Rocket League vid to show me up m8. Meanwhile, @Kolni managed to get a spot in this one
    1-UP League when?
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    Zinn reacted to WaterWar in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    Just to let people know: I am now a fully graduated geologist (yay!) so I am back in Denmark with my PC (yay!). My mother sadly does not have amazing internet (booh) so I will have to test it a bit before I can say if I can play or not. Fingers crossed I can though - I want to hang out with you guys again  
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    Zinn reacted to RichardNixon in WN9 poll 2, scale + account WN9   
    Please read the explanations before answering the poll.
     
    Numerical scale
    WN8-crossing and higher scales were eliminated in the last thread. I've added some other low scales based on suggestions in the thread, so these are the current choices:
    base 300 base 320 base 450 base 650 <100 <100 <150 <200 100 100 150 200 140 150 210 300 180 200 270 400 220 250 340 500 270 300 410 600 320 350 480 700 370 400 550 800 420 450 620 900 470 500 700 1000 All scales are low enough to avoid confusion with WN8, have the player average somewhere in the yellow band, and average tier 10 performance is in mid dark green. Don't read anything into purple difficulty, as that will be tweaked separately.
    The base 650 scale isn't strictly 3-digit and so may not be ideal for XVM formatting, but that's not massively important. The base 450 scale keeps (nearly?) all accounts within 3 digits, while the lower two will rarely exceed 3 digits even for sessions.
     
    Account WN9 battle percentage
    Account WN9 is a replacement for overall WN8 that throws away each player's worst tanks. The goal is to reduce reroll incentive, work around problems with historical nerfs & buffs, and make it work better as a skill metric for applications where you can't use recent WN9. However, it can overrate some players.
    Lower percentages have the following effects:
    Less reroll advantage / incentive. Less effect from historical nerfs & buffs. More tolerant of stock grinds & play for fun tanks. Less like an overall metric. Players who only play well in some tanks will be rated more highly. Stagnant-skill accounts are more likely to have account WN9 > recent WN9.
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    Zinn got a reaction from Gold_Therapy in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    @Rexxie can sock my puppet any day.
    He can also borrow my account for your EU platooning if needed
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    Zinn reacted to Kitten in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    I'll sock your puppet too bb  
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    Zinn reacted to obaidbd in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    Thats how WG MM works  
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    Zinn got a reaction from mort_CZ in YOLO, yo! Trying to understand the relations between solo VR, WN8, tank selection and survival rate...   
    Honestly, it comes down to the fact that there is more than one way to skin a cat and that WoT's setup is really really bad for stat tracking. It's absurd to think that you need 1k+ battles to be even reasonably close to your actual performance: If we assume a 5 min match length, that's over 83 hours of tanking
    If you play over 83 hours of pretty much any other PvP game, you are going to have very useful and very well established stats for your current performance. The reason why WoT is so god damn atrocious for stat tracking is that it functions exactly opposite of all other PvP games: WoT doesn't try to build you up as a player, it tries to force a fairly neutral development for you, although with some room to evolve. That's why you have to face tanks that will one hit kill you or that you can one hit kill (+/- 2 MM), why things like artillery exist (no positional advantage for you, sir!), why there's no balance between tank types and tiers in the MM, why you can fire prem ammo and so on and so on. Most PvP games go in the exact opposite direction, aiming to not give you a vastly different experience each time but giving you the same experience. The variation in those games come mainly from player skill, such as choosing new tactical approaches, picking different classes during a game as a response to engagements, switching weapons as needed and working with what you've got. More importantly, pretty much all PvP games allow respawns to help build you up as a player, letting you respond to the situation in the game and essentially stabilize your stats whether they're good or bad.
    Elevating your overall KPG by 0,1 can be a huge skill improvement indicator in other PvP games but in WoT it might just mean I went down and started playing PzIIJ or HEAT Sherman. DPG increases in other games work similarly because it means I started doing more damage over the course of a game but again, in WoT it might just mean I unlocked a Waffle, easily surpassing my shitty 1200 DPG or whatever in 3 shots.
    WoT is also much more exposed to general stat manipulation than other PvP games due to the lack of respawns. Platooning easily raises your WR, even at low skill levels, and WILL increase your DPG in almost all instances too. After all, taking someone who you can communicate with is a huge advantage in a game where no one else talks tactics. If I take a squad of friends with me in Battlefield, it will not significantly increase our WR unless we also improve our general play along the way. Respawns mean that the enemy effectively learn to counter our standard tactics over the course of a match and thus we will need to develop another approach. It can still help winning but it won't push our WR from 55% to 68% like it can in WoT.
    TL;DR: WoT is built for randomness, not stability, and thus there is no single answer. You either have to get so much better than the other players that you can brute force more wins through sheer slaughter, often involving copious gold spam and using meatshields or you have to forego damage and settle for plugging holes and covering your pubbies. Of course, the 3rd option is just platooning with decent players and instantly receive a 10%+ WR boost but that's not much help in terms of individual performance.
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    Zinn got a reaction from Politx_Killer in A New Era in Retarded Case Designs is Coming!   
    You're all laughing at the backpack PC now but just wait until VR really takes off
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    Zinn got a reaction from bjshnog in A New Era in Retarded Case Designs is Coming!   
    You're all laughing at the backpack PC now but just wait until VR really takes off
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    Zinn got a reaction from Monkey in A New Era in Retarded Case Designs is Coming!   
    You're all laughing at the backpack PC now but just wait until VR really takes off
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    Zinn got a reaction from Forerunner in A New Era in Retarded Case Designs is Coming!   
    You're all laughing at the backpack PC now but just wait until VR really takes off
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    Zinn reacted to 1n_Soviet_Russia in WN9 aesthetics poll   
    Can we make purple really bad and dark red unicum if only for a month? I want to see everyone flip their shit and confuse the XVM sniping arty fuckers.
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    Zinn reacted to Rexxie in SELL YOUR RENTALS NOW.   
    ...you mean the rentals I sold a couple days ago?

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    Zinn got a reaction from Shadowy_Ninja in TripleSixes creating new standards for being a retarded pubbie   
    How many 4k WN8 55% WR players do you see on wotlabs?
    As retarded as I find pointless damage farming, there is a very clear difference between doing shitloads of damage while winning and doing shitloads of damage without winning. Or maybe I'm the greatest player ever with my WR/WN8 ratio
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    Zinn got a reaction from CraBeatOff in TripleSixes creating new standards for being a retarded pubbie   
    How many 4k WN8 55% WR players do you see on wotlabs?
    As retarded as I find pointless damage farming, there is a very clear difference between doing shitloads of damage while winning and doing shitloads of damage without winning. Or maybe I'm the greatest player ever with my WR/WN8 ratio
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    Zinn reacted to Ectar in Fear the beard is recruiting! [F_T_B]   
    He's been out bearded in the past. I shaved mine off completely at the end of the year. It was previously at this level 

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    Zinn got a reaction from FullGore in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    Get your tiny ass 3.5 disk outta here:


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    Zinn reacted to It's_Matra in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    @Zinn beat me with the 5.25" floppy (make your own damn pun!)
    but still I will say...
     
    BITCH PLEASE...

     
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    Zinn got a reaction from It's_Matra in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    Get your tiny ass 3.5 disk outta here:


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    Zinn got a reaction from Monkey in Elimination: Tier 9 - Skoda Victorious! (COMPLETE)   
    Maybe the NA server is a special case but on EU the Tort gets rekt every time it shows its face anywhere. It's pretty solid as top tier but any tier 10 can AP-pen that thing right in the face, at least they could the last time I played. Weak roof, flat frontal armor and of course the legendary top weakpoint preventing its use around 50% of all corners. It's also slow as shit and it only really works against a lemming train that's somehow too stupid to reverse or go around you. It takes a miraculously stupid enemy AND friendly team to properly exploit the DPM on that thing.
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    Zinn got a reaction from ninz in [1-UP] BRAEMAR   
    @KingYoshiLuca - Now that I'm not sick anymore, I can one-up (huehue) your Hoops vid from a while ago
    @Kolni Have you tried Hoops yet m8?
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