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  1. I lurk and occasionally post. But WotLabs is definitely not what it used to be back in it's prime. Lack of new "end game" content seems to have stopped the need for higher level discussion about tactics and such. Unfortunately.
  2. I like this idea. Let there be some skill/warning to avoiding arty. It would be a good addition if they then made the tracers even more visible, so you could see them from anywhere (akin to how some trailers show them).
  3. This. I use Frontline as a way to grind my tier 8's without worrying too much. It is quite fun to have a big open map to drive my Lynx around in.
  4. I am part of the camp that feels that Frontlines is not particularly fun for long periods of time. It is fun for a couple of battles a day. I don't find it so interesting becuase I feel it gets a bit monotonous as you play the same map, from the same positions, against the same (premium) tanks. You don't have much "room" to influence the battle, and the lovely arty and airstrike consumables are a bit of a pain in the behind to deal with. It is not a bad mode, dont get me wrong. If they added a second or even third map, and allowed different tiers to play, then it would be great (and remo
  5. You might all be complaining about it, or find it a stupid addition to the game - but I think it is good to see that WG is trying out new monitisation models. Alternatively they would pump out more stupid OP premium tanks. The more cosmetic monitisation we get, the better. All of the whales can get a crew with Mr Lobster, Unicorn and Tomato and be all happy and cheerful about that, while WG makes some easy money. I also like the idea of the blueprints. Yes the RNG is probably going to be for lines you dont want/need, but the alternative is nothing at all. And who knows, if you get a "free
  6. My enjoyment heavily depends on the consumable-spam again. I found the arty and airstrikes to be annoying - more than regular arty as you were never safe anywhere because of the near-vertical impact angle. Also pure same-tier MM is kinda boring in the long run - which is why tier X is a bit dull at the moment because you are so often in pure-tier games.
  7. What I've made so far with only using the Italeri WoT ling (incl. their paints) is the following: https://imgur.com/QzptJsH I did the crusader first, and decided to try and weather it and probably went a bit overboard. I used a wash from "Army Painter" to try and give it some weathering. One day I'll redo the road wheels as they aren't painted particularly nice (or evenly for that matter). But since this was my first ever attempt, I am quite happy with the result. Second tank was the Sherman, and here I was surprised at how dark the Italeri OD actually is. It is the same brown as t
  8. I am personally not too bothered with historical accuracy in my models. So if a bolt head is the wrong shape or in the wrong position in relation to what the rest of the body is, then I don't care too much. So I go for ease of installation/assembly and then painting. I'll look into the Vallejo model colour - although I'm going to be brush painting it, but it shouldn't make a big difference.
  9. Very impressive! Mind sharing how you got this nice snow camouflage effect on it?
  10. Looks very nice. I for one like the now too worn look, as I feel that sometimes people go a bit over the edge. What colour did you use for the main body? I plan on doing something very similar at some point, although I'll go for making Tiger 131 (but not through the Italeri/WG kits).
  11. Please no. I would be bored out of my mind if I only saw that game mode. Those arty and air-strike consumables are just frustrating to play against (even more so on top of normal arty).
  12. How easy/difficult did you find 3-marking the S-tank? How is it to play in tier X games? I'm on my way up to it, and considering if I want to try and 3-mark it as I quite like the playstyle of the UDES and 103-0 (in smaller doses).
  13. Ah ok, sorry to have misunderstood you in that case.
  14. What is up with that tone? Don't understand why you go passive-aggresive at me. My point was that I think whatever Polish premium tank they release will sell well, simply because of the fact of it being Polish. Whether WG can/will balance it properly is anyone's guess. I like to think that they won't make it OP because they think it will sell better that way. If they do end up making it OP I prefer to think it is through incompetence rather than an active choice - as I find the active choice as a worse thing.
  15. You could argue that it will sell no matter the stats because of the large representation of Polish tankers. As long as they dont make it balls, then it should sell quite well.
  16. One thing that I haven't been able to figure out since coming back from my hiatus: Who is this murazer guy? Is he the new SerB? What happened to SerB? What makes this maruzer guy so controversial? Cant seem to figure it out from reading as people just seem salty overall.

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    2. simba90


      54 minutes ago, WaterWar said:

      ..at some point.

      <As they shuts the doors for the last time> "Maybe that wasn't the best course of action"

    3. Assassin7


      hes basically just buffing armour non stop. he probably wont stop until the only way you can pen an equal tier tank is by firing gold at it. And then he'll nerf gold rounds because "everyone is firing far too many gold rounds and making armour irrelevant" 

      I swear hes literally balancing the game for the lowest common denominator, read: 45%ers

    4. MagicalFlyingFox


      its not making the 45%ers any better

  17. I care about game balance, but I also care about not being bored and only having a small selection of maps is a good way to turn this into a boring game. I personally dont mind if a few maps are unbalanced, as it is utopia to expect all maps to be 100 % perfectly balanced. I already find playing the current maps in a given map rotation pool to be a bit boring as there isn't a whole lot of variety. Sure the new Fjords is not great in the balance department, but my experience tells me that random teams are not good/aware enough to take advantage of the imbalance. I am yet to win a game spaw
  18. Yea, the "supercum" community is a shadow of it's former self unfortunately. You guys on NA always struggled a bit with lower server populations, so I suppose now it is just even more noticeable. The EU servers seems to be doing well with plenty of people playing. I saw 300k+ people online yesterday evening which surprised me!
  19. I'll add a disclaimer. Maybe if I can be arsed I'll update this guide down the line with the new stats, but let's see.. :3
  20. So the graphical update didn't pique your interest? Because that is what got me back to the game after a 15 months hiatus. I had been walking around in a nostalgic haze for a few months, thinking back on the grand days of WotLabs and the social shenanigans in the game with my clan, LAVA. Then I saw that they updated the graphics to catch up to the more modern games, and I decided to plunge back in to see if the game was any better than when I left. Also I had a little itch for some short competitive games of some sort, which WoT fits perfectly. I must admit that I actually enjoy the gam
  21. Hello Rexxie. It's been a long time and I just want to pop by and check if everything is good and well over on the NA side of world of tanks? I can see you are still active on WotLabs - so I assume you are still playing semi-regularly? :3 What tanks are you enjoying driving around in at the moment, if any in particular?
  22. I have everything to the max. I like my games to look pretty when I can run it. The only two things I've removed are: motion blur, as I don't see the purpose of fake blurring; and then also grass in sniper mode as that makes it easier to see where hills start/end.
  23. Hello all. I is back with tanking and activity on this forum. What did I miss here on WotLabs the last year or so? :3

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    2. WaterWar


      Sad to hear, but not surprising really. I suppose there just isn't that many new things to talk about anymore - as most things have been covered already.

      Well, I'll still pop in and hang out once in a while. Too many fond memories of this forum to let it go completely :3

    3. Archaic_One


      O hai fellow rock licking tanker person, welcome to the funeral

    4. nemlengyel


      welcome back man! I still have fond memories of BRAH :D

  24. Without de-railing the thread too much: Yes, I am back in business - although without even being close to the same level of commitment and dedication as before :3
  25. I was on the fence for buying this tank, but decided to do it. I am so glad that I did. I like to play my light tanks, and this thing is amazing to play. So small that it is so easy to hide in misc. bushes and indentations of the terrain. The clip size is good enough to act as a little assassin - striking from the bushes. I took the advice mentioned earlier in this thread and run binocs on it - damn it is nice to burn through the camouflage of other light tanks when they try to sneak into a bush. This is quickly becoming my go-to tank for when I dont want to take the game too seriously an
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