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  1. Just recorded 4 YouTube videos with @sr360 and @TheChang - all about Full Stealth / Camo Torturer builds. Fun times!

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It works on the waffle4 also. Not quite as much camo but with bounty and directive you get 30% which is great for peeks. 

      Someome tell me why i shouldn't put my bond turbo on the waffle4.

    3. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      Quote

      Someome tell me why i shouldn't put my bond turbo on the waffle4.

      does it have to be a good reason? I can't think of one

    4. sr360

      sr360

      Videos are up. Posted in Crab's Purple Poster Channel. My channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTfYqzUppSVQnzVDyKxU-UQ

  2. Sr360 pointed out that i was dumb and didn't plan ahead to cheese the 121B 3 mark this week before the reqs went up. Not because of the dpm increase though - but because with bond vents, CVS and bounty LNES it's a camo torturer.

    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5935103#el_halluf-crabeatoff-121b

    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5934834#cliff-crabeatoff-121b

    Watch these replays and tell me it's not hilariously broken. 493 VR without optics. 35.5% camo on the move. More when sitting. What do you all think? Am i just a doddering washed up uniscum sticking to a dead meta - or does this look fun and advantageous?

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    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Ah, so on Cliff you managed to get around 2k just on the meds on the sniper's ledge, plus some late game 1/2 line farm. That makes sense. What is your reload? It was bugged and I couldn't see. And view range / set up (it feels like at least 500m)? I'm wondering whether it is worth dropping bonds on.

      In terms of El Halluf, all I can say is KEKL. I did not realise you could spot that cross from your side at tier 10. I know it was only 1 or 2 shots, but useful to know. Nice use of HE too, especially on the retards who just drove into the open after winning the heavy corner.

      Last thought - I don't know how your 3rd person aim so much, it would fuck me up. Kudos if you can do it though, it's preferable to not be constantly switching between 3rd and 1st person.

    3. kolni

      kolni

      Yeah El Halluf is riddled with tons of weird spots for doing super specific stuff but since north is such a safe bet it’s where people will always go and never explore the map besides trying beach every once in a while so it goes unnoticed. I couldn’t make it reliable enough though to replace just duking it out up north for results in pretty much anything though 
       

      Cliff spotting is almost always done through winning mid and using donut to light 1-2/sniper ledge as that’s really the only area where you can really leverage a VR disparity on the map (elevation disparity for 1-2 as well) 

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Cliff was big numbers from cleanup spotting for sure. But what i was most surprised by was my ability to stay concealed in the middle and spot through the bushes to keep vision up on the HT cross and always have first shot from camo on anyone using their ramp. That MT that was contesting middle literally couldn't see me in that bush until i fired.

      The VR is 493 , i put bond vents on it. 480 is about where theorycraft says that CVS gets "good". Obviously the EBR is a special case. But the 420 base plus purple vents and other stuff gives me 493 and CVS makes that work a bit better with bushes. Reload is 7.0 seconds. 3300 dpm - far less than the 3900+ that @kolni would make use of! But it still is a decent amount and useful. The Tortoise on El Halluf found out the hard way!

      Re: El Halluf. I do all kinds of shit not on the corner - mostly because I've had to figure out how to play LTs on it. That was a sequence I'd do in a LT...except I'd die to the Tort and be angry.

       

  3. T49. End of an era 😞

    The gun handling, accuracy and meme pens on paper tanks are great - but 100-200 dmg on heavies and the inability to track + damage in brawls basically means it's not competitive across enough of the match. The influence is too sporadic. RIP my love.

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    2. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      I've still been doing okay in it but I've never really been one to farm damage with HE splash mechanics as it is.  I also haven't had a real chance to put it through its paces cause I'm busy doing the job hunt song and dance.

      I do however greatly enjoy the updated Intuition - I had a match earlier today where Intuition and a lucky high roll on penning with a HEAT round helped delete a defending E50 ... and ended up only delaying our loss because our E50 ended up being a tard and leaving base cap.  

    3. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      Got my first ace in it since coming back just now on Fisherman's Bay south spawn.  LT-15.4 purely on spotting damage... and a draw because I make some poor decisions at the end due to not thinking everything completely through

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/5934346#fisherman_s_bay-clorox_connoisseur-t49

      Feels bad, man.

    4. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      After testing for a while I am officially triggered over the HE changes. They're just inexplicably bad. They clearly wanted to make HE basically useless against heavier armor and they succeeded.

  4. My new meme build is the Bourrasque with CVS, iOptics and iVents. 518 view range, more camo than some LTs - and you remove bushes! 4k combined easy

    1. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      oh christ

      I don't have the Bourrasque and really didn't plan on picking one up but that sounds hilarious so I may keep an eye out

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It's disgustingly broken. Like playing the best in class tier 9 LT...except at tier 8 and matched vs MTs. I'm averaging something like 2300 damage and just shy of 2k spotting for 50+ games

  5. Had a few months layoff due to busy busy IRL. But should be back to trolling around on NA soonish. Thank goodness that idiot crew system never mad it out of Sandbox!

    1. HELIONIST

      HELIONIST

      Stay away dont come back lol.

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      But why? I've been unsalty for years now. If I quit its due to competing demands, and if I come back it's because I have some discretionary time I want to burn with my pals for the lulz. 

  6. If you do watch, a write up of your observations would be appreciated - i always am looking for eyes on my play because despite all this time i still have blind spots...

  7. Looking for platoonmate. Credit 8s. Send me a PM in game

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    2. simba90

      simba90

      T49 gifs when?

    3. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Are you playing Frontlines?

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I am back to WoT, occasionally the labs.

      T49 gifs when @TheChang and I find the time.

      Frontlines is horrifically boring, I would much much rather play pubs. 

  8. 1.0 removed my ability to play WoT without investing in a PC upgrade - which isn't of great interest to me right now (mind you my internet is very shoddy). I didn't stop playing because I don't like WoT, or because i found particular fault with the community - it just upgraded past my ability to run it. I'll also share that@dualmaster333 has sold his PC parts and turned off his home internet. The era of the original chode$tarz has passed it seems. 

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    2. Fulcrous

      Fulcrous

      gotta prioritize them irl gains

    3. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      Aw, man.. I was wondering why we hadn't seen you in a while. 
      @CraBeatOff, hope to see you back before too long. Thanks for all of the encouragement and advice up to now.
       

    4. Tanager

      Tanager

      Just noticed this.  Bummed that you're taking a forced hiatus.  Hope an upgrade falls in your lap soon.

  9. ping? where you at?

    1. TheChang

      TheChang

      I played for a bit yesterday, just have been busy.

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      We miss you on G ts! Please come by!

  10. FV 4005 Stage 2 researched. HE is the best ammo.

    1. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      But I'm keeping the 5.5in Conway, cause it's funny

  11. Equipment 'Experimental Optics' successfully purchased (1 item(s)).
    You spent bond:  4,000.

    Equipment 'Experimental Optics' mounted on vehicle.

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    3. Fulcrous

      Fulcrous

      4 hours ago, CraBeatOff said:

      536m

      *spits out water*

      Imagine that on a T-100 with max camo :MingLee:

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Yea you can get the T-100 up to like 517 or something. It's 390 base won't reach the extreme levels the T49s 410 base can. But if you want to see what crazy camo and 535+ does those elc 90 replays...

  12. Estimate another 10 days of the Grand Hunt bonds mission event. 2m bonds paid Day 1, which was a short day (2pm EST to 6am the next morning). 3m paid on Day 2 with 37m banked. Expect quicker rate with the weekend activity bump. 

    1. Zepherex

      Zepherex

      2 more days of playing and then i can stick a purple rammer on something :^)

    2. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      .... sigh.. of course they start some bond event when I was out of country. :/

  13. Conway 5.5in gun is hilarious. Fabulous prep for the shitbarn...with flexible ammo choices and comfortable enough depression and mobility. I might keep it for lulz.

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      HE is best ammo comrade.

      But it's got a turret depression and goes 40, so just try to get an angle and wait for a turret break if you must harass a super.

    3. Tarski

      Tarski

      I switched to the 5.5in and I think I might have to switch back to the 120mm. My DPG has dropped off. I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with how much clumsier this gun is. Positions I used to be able to work are now off limits because of how much more exposure time it takes to bring the 5.5in on target. I've never had so many 0 damage shots from a gun. 

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It's not good. Just funny.

  14. This double xp mission combined with 200% xp boosters and the holiday bonus is nuts. I ground the 5.5 Conway gun with @1n_Soviet_Russia in 11games. 64k xp.

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    2. skyf24

      skyf24

      My bad, i got to the 416 in 48 games or so. The A-44 was pretty potato. free xpd all the modules on the 416, seems pretty nice so far, only done 3 games or so though. Probably be done with it in 2 nights or so. 

    3. Darvek

      Darvek

      2x xp bonus wasn't worth much for me yesterday. Playing at my usual blueish level, but with under 40% WR. I'm not great at this game, but I usually win more than the afkers. Ah well, small sample sizes and all that.

    4. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      I'm not really grinding anything but I've been playing T49 and not using boosters - i've done about 200k out of the 300k free xp i need for the 430 so far.  Gonna spend all day tomorrow with boosters on and see how it goes

  15. This is outside your normal wheelhouse, but I'm looking for an opinion on absolutely min-maxing the T49 - with the 152mm. What equipment do you think is optimal? Or is it simply whether you prefer a style of spotting (optics/vents), vs a style of better chances to hit shots(GLD)? I've played around with tons of combos, but can't really figure out what is best, need an expert opinion. 

    1. CarbonWard

      CarbonWard

      Optics VS and Rammer.

      VS and rammer doesn't need any introduction

      152 means you are gonna have a lot of downtime to scout, you need VR more than say GLD even tho you are starving for aimtime.

       

      152 is just shit tho, outside of occasional pens you are basically useless since a 152m HE to the side of a HT is most likely 300 dmg more or less at 19 sec reload, your early/mid/late game role is basically reduced to scout with occasional harrassment, which doesn't do shit on maps like plisen/himms or any city map in general.

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Would that change with improved equipment? I've found that rammer is my least preferred 3rd module as I'm so rarely stringing shots together - and that i feel i miss out on more damage from either final accuracy (mitigated by vents) or not being able to close the reticle in time (mitigated by GLD). 

      With 152 i find city fights are great, since like the Type4/5 and unlike other LTs you don't need to flank - frontally hits heavies and superheavies for 350, splashes tracks and sidescrapes for the same. The trouble comes on open maps where accuracy and aimtime are key factors - like steppes and overlord

  16. I'm uploading T49 games to show how i play each map. http://wotreplays.eu/site/index/version/60/player/Crabeatoff/sort/uploaded_at.desc

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Haha. Why was he even aimed at me? It's the Zen of the T49, RNGesus giveth and he taketh too. In a later game which had shit gameplay i 1-shot an udes for all 1000 hp and then on the next reload i cupola penned an Strv 103-0 for 1005 (at 350m). 

    3. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      Thanks for posting those CraB. I saw some different things I wouldn't have otherwise tried. 

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      My pleasure. I'll do more as i play.

  17. 20 straight wins in the T49 and over a million credits profit. Terrible pubbie abuse!

    1. mistervanni

      mistervanni

      pic or it didnt happen ;p

       

    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I'll put up a replay pack tomorrow

    3. mistervanni
  18. I'm ticketing back my E-100 and grille. That means all 10s I've ever bought will be in garage. Are there some 9s i should reclaim though?

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    2. kolni

      kolni

      Waffle4 and JT are pretty decent tier 9s these days actually

    3. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Also no t95? It's broken as balls now that it's not slower than tog

    4. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I played the German TDs and just didn't get into them. But neither under 3/5/7. Should revisit

  19. T92LT 3 marked. 2900 combined is the current value. I spent 80 games above 91.7 but finally got a nice run of maps and didn't suicide. I'm credit wealthy, my new T49 girls have good skills already. And its nice to be able to play spotter/zoom zoom style in tier 8 premium.

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      It puts the lotion on its skin. Now get back into the tank and hunt butts!

    3. Vindi

      Vindi

      This tank has a very high skill-ceiling, especially for me who is not a good light player (just casually flipping with sheridan from time-to-time) I think my combined is like 1800-2k at best.. I think I just need some more games to "feel" it. What I can do with the chinese light line and normal american I can't do here.

    4. TheChang

      TheChang

      I think I may wait 14 days to attempt this 3-mark so I don't have to tryhard as much...

  20. Thank you @Dlur and @TheChang for excellent platoon. T49x2 and T30 is the new meta. All the alpha, all the depression. 

  21. Oh fuck yea. Ivstab is equipped!

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    2. Canadian_Reaper

      Canadian_Reaper

      I'm thinking of following your example, except equipping a 183. Although it will take me far longer of course.

      Does the improved equipment demount for gold? Or do you have to spend more bonds to demount it?

    3. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      200 bonds demount cost. The 183 is so skill blunting i don't know why you'd want to upgrade it let alone play it.

    4. Canadian_Reaper

      Canadian_Reaper

      Well it helps I have very little skill to blunt.

  22. Less than 250 bonds to go until MORE BETTERER T49 MEMES

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    2. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      Thats the plan!

    3. leggasiini

      leggasiini

      Only at 1.7k bonds by myself :(

      Will probably torture myself in next ranked season tho...just so I can have 12.5 sec reload with O-Ho...

      I tried the O-Ho with full improved equipment loadout and VStab booster...jesus christ that gun handling was so good that I would reliably snap at long ranges :serb:

    4. kolni

      kolni

      DPM with HE guns hardly matter, so it's definitely the least urgent one to get

  23. Has anyone noticed any changes in the tier X platooned MM? I had odd results today.

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    2. monjardin

      monjardin

      It seems like Grand Battles became a lot more common a few days ago. Maybe that's contributing to your perceived weirdness?

    3. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      I couldn't force tier X battles by platooning yesterday...like 30% over 20+ tries

    4. monjardin

      monjardin

      The past few days I've seemed to either get 3/5/7 or a long queue time before a Grand Battle over and over again. That was solo though. 

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