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  1. istg the secret to playing this game is doing it at only 1-10 times a day

    you can see where I did the marathon because my stats take a nosedive lmbo

  2. What's the math between the difference of AP and APCR? As in, what's an AP pen's average APCR equivalent and vise-versa? Obviously the slope of the armor you're shooting at matters, but I wanna know to what degree is APCR impacted by worse normalization compared to shooting at smth with AP

    1. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      Not a maths guy, but compared to AP, APCR is almost exactly 10 less than what it says and HEAT/HE is almost exactly 20 less vs your average tank (50 degrees sloped armor). That's the simplest way of looking at it.

      APCR slowly becomes 20-25mm less pen than AP as you get closer to autobounce. For most tanks, about 69 degrees is when APCR is doing nothing for you. If you're at range this is a lot sooner (66-67) due to pen dropoff and less angle negation due to high velocity rounds.

      It's really rare for it to be straight up worse than AP, but it's surprising just how often APCR is doing literally nothing on tanks that only gain 30 pen or so, like the AMX 50 100.

    2. simba90

      simba90

      IMO Shell velocity is a bigger pro than the extra pen for APCR vs AP.

  3. Who let the CS-52 be a thing lmbo, it's actually busted

    1. Tman450

      Tman450

      Wot in a nutshell

    2. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      ...why is the AP shell like 900 m/s while the APCR is 1569 ms/s?? That has to be the fastest shell in the game.

    3. ZXrage

      ZXrage

      42 minutes ago, Jesse_the_Scout said:

      ...why is the AP shell like 900 m/s while the APCR is 1569 ms/s?? That has to be the fastest shell in the game.

      Fastest is the K-91's standard, followed by the Leo 1's premium and then Chieftain/T95's standard (the tier 8 trash one)

      4th best in the game is a good place to be though

  4. I actually can't play the Leo 1 anymore since I can't trust my heavies to not fuck it up for the rest of us and all I'm left to do is farm damage and lose since it's p much all this thing can do

    1. kolni

      kolni

      back up an extra 50 meters

    2. lavawing

      lavawing

      as if playing a heavy would make it any better - your meds would just camp 600m from the engagement after telling you to spot and watch you die.

  5. It's only now I realized that Pilsen and Kharkov have p much the same map layout, one side for TDs/Meds where you get fucked over for pushing, the other side for HT/TD where you're separated by building rubble about ~100-200m apart

    1. FavreFan4ever

      FavreFan4ever

      Plus, the cities on both maps used to be a lot more dynamic. WG removed the ability to easily flank/maneuver (taking out doors/adding stupid rubble) in the cities and ruined both maps for me.

    2. SkittlesOfSteeI

      SkittlesOfSteeI

      I cannot fathom why they removed flanking opportunities in city.
      -Tanks get introduced with stupid frontal armor
      "Oh just flank"
      -Haha kidding no side shots allowed please buy the defender.

    3. ZXrage

      ZXrage

      I actually quite liked old Kharkov city, the southeast side was wacky enough that you could flank people on the city outskirts if you won it

  6. when did winning become the hardest part of world of tanks lmao
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    1. Balthazars

      Balthazars

      Yeah, feels pretty hard to get wins at the moment, for me also most metrics are going up but win rate is going down (lost almost 0.1% in the last week). Not helped by me grinding tanks that are not good at carrying, but the steamrolls have been real.

  7. tbqh I don't think the E5 armor-wise is much better since it last got changed (in fact it almost hasn't changed at all), I think people just forgot how to shoot the tank xd

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina

      Deus__Ex__Machina

      they didnt change the armor at all really 

      they just fixed the issue with the front drive wheel having a weak armor zone that could easily be penned when sidescraping 

  8. Holy shit Prokh is actually a dumpster fire now south spawn. The hill changes made it so you can't shoot from mid into the hill from south, which makes it super easy for north to rush the hill and take over a huge chunk of the map

  9. What should i drop on my E3 next patch for the turbocharger, Vents or GLD?

    1. echo9835
    2. monjardin

      monjardin

      I haven't been paying attention to this stuff at all. Has anyone made a guide yet?

  10. Fuck the tier 8 spaghetti tank is actually getting a buff, I didn't think this was possible. They embedded the rammer bonus into the tank so you can run your third slot as vents and boost everything more

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    2. Kymrel

      Kymrel

      Yes. All Italian auto-reloaders, it would seem. The  IS-3A couldn't mount one, so that's all of them.

    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      Premium wheelie isn’t getting a mobility nerf; tier 5 and lower premium vehicles are also keeping the rammer bonus despite no longer being able to mount one...

    4. RedwoodOriginal

      RedwoodOriginal

      IB4 T-54 experimental autoreloader T8 russki prem!

  11. Are there tanks that are better to play the better the enemy is?

    1. M4A3E8sherman

      M4A3E8sherman

      Just throwing out a guess here, but it's possible that a tank with trollish but somewhat unreliable armor (e.g. T54E1 perhaps? also maybe some russian turrets of moderate strength or something) could do better in select cases - bads might think you're easier to pen than other tanks and get up in your face, they'll probably die but it costs you too much HP. A somewhat better player might decide not to take the risk because they don't view it as a safe trade of HP

  12. Finally full purple recents :D I'm pretty happy now

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    2. HowitzerBlitzer

      HowitzerBlitzer

      permateal xd

    3. echo9835

      echo9835

      u stet pedder. Good job.

    4. kolni

      kolni

      paypal.me/yungwot

      we can get that up to 2k overall and 4k recent pretty quick :kappa: 

  13. Finally broke purple WN8 recent :)wMCpXBd.png

    yea WN8 is dead and my WR is still behind but im happy to reach a milestone

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Don't worry WR is random lately. I'm at 57% despite pulling 3500-4200 wn8. 

    2. Tman450
  14. How would you guys buff the 121? I would:
    - buff gun stats on par to 430U (and keep the DPM)
    - buff gun depression to -6
    - buff terrain resistances to match 430U

    Nothing too wild but it would at least give it a different edge over the 430U

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    2. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      Id buff it by nerfing the 430U...

    3. lavawing

      lavawing

      Give it an ultra high velocity 122mm with 1.7k shell speed, 470 alpha and 430U soft stats. Buff gun dep to -7. Also 420 HEAT pen with half the shell speed. 

    4. ZXrage

      ZXrage

      13 hours ago, lavawing said:

      Give it an ultra high velocity 122mm with 1.7k shell speed, 470 alpha and 430U soft stats. Buff gun dep to -7. Also 420 HEAT pen with half the shell speed. 

      I'd do this and let it keep the 1k shell speed. 500m/s HEAT golfing anyone? :serb:

  15. First 3 mark! (that I actually tried for)

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    I'm really thankful to the WoTLabs community for giving me the resources to improve myself, especially @kolni for his statement of trying for 'non-losing' gameplay, which helped me get my mindset into staying alive ^^

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    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Aahh - high risk, high reward plays. Yeah. Not for 3 marking. 

    3. Private_Miros

      Private_Miros

      Yes, very well done! I do not feel I'm at that level yet.

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @Private_Miros looking at your signature with stats on the pub forum you can probably do it tryharding with food + gold. 

  16. The Bourrasque is probably the closest high-tier equivalent I could think of to the old ELC AMX. Find a bush, unload your big dick alpha/autoloader burst, run away, rinse and repeat. Even has the same struggle of long range fighting.

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina

      Deus__Ex__Machina

      i hated it at first but im starting to come around 

      the aimtime is cancer, but once you get around that its pretty fun tbh.

      averaging around 2600 dpg so far, really debating the bounty GLD tho. having both VR skills gets me 450 VR with food and no optics, but i like VR.  

    2. SkittlesOfSteeI

      SkittlesOfSteeI

      What about the elc even 90 which as elc that takes 5 seconds. You can even do the stupid hide under their depression bit.

  17. HOMESWEETHOME

    free style code for EU players

    1. BadLuckCharm

      BadLuckCharm

      Pyjama tank!

  18. someone doesn't know about the building gap in abbey :serb:

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    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Didn't know you needed mods to discover windows, gaps and doors.

  19. #justleopardthings

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    1. echo9835

      echo9835

      This is a clear cut case of kemp in bush. You are unfair plane. 

    2. kolni

      kolni

      this looks like someone was the first to get spotted and then decided to get respotted right away so all of them were aiming at you at the same time

       

      otherwise back up 100 meters buddy

    3. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @kolni it can just be bad luck. I was spotted recently way after all the big easy targets, I was a hard shot in between some buildings and still got focus, with anonimizer. The amount of HE pens I got recently is stupid

  20. >IS-7 is second in the least amount of gold shells fired

    Ironic since it needs it the most :serb:

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Remember it's RU server and probably it's the first t10 for many players and when u start the game you shoot fewer gold rounds. 

       

      I'd really want for them to not look at servers together since RU probably has different gold % than EU/NA

    2. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      Do those stats include numbers from before premium ammo was purchaseable for silver?

       

      cause i'm sure that'll skew the numbers heavily towards tanks that were released before then, especially one as popular as the IS-7

  21. what's worse for tier 10, EBR or arties

    1. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      EBR hands down.

       

      arty was at least designed into the game from day 1, map and class balance was made with that in mind.


      EBRs got introduced into the already established game and completely broke it by being able to do things never envisioned when designing maps or stuff

    2. Wanderjar
    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      @Assassin7 I don’t believe WG has ever seriously considered the consequences of arty when designing maps. If they did maps wouldn’t go from “meh” to completely unplayable...

  22. Cda 105 or Kanonen 105?

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    2. MagicalFlyingFox

      MagicalFlyingFox

      The Kanpanzer is a pretty good TD. CDA looks similar but none of those is the Chinese doorstep of doom which is the only nonturreted TD worth a damn. 

    3. echo9835

      echo9835

      pretty  much. Some TDs have big boom, some have fast pew pew, doorstep go boom boom because balance. Ironically the only Chinese TD worth a damn

    4. Tman450

      Tman450

      Neither

  23. Is it worth stepping up from the T95 to the E3? I need a TD to finish TD-15 and I think the worse MM would help me farm more people

    Also the speed on the T95 is hair-raising sometimes

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    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @Snoregasm2 t9 was pog but for some reason the meta went to shit. People play like bots. PTA started working for me so I don't complain about it anymore. 

    3. MagicalFlyingFox

      MagicalFlyingFox

      T95 would require the damage to come to you, fuck that shit.


      If i want to get TD-15 I'd play something faster since you'd need less to be in your favour.

      The shitbarn would be your best bet for enjoyment + chance of doing it. 

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @MagicalFlyingFox shitbarn is severly punished by EBRs. Kinda forces it to city play. You get ocasional high dmg game but it's not reliable now. 3 mark reqs reflect that.

  24. Which French line should I go down that isn't the wheelies, 13 105 or Bat-Chat? I wanted to go down the AMX 30 line but they turned it into a collector's vehicle lol

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    2. SkittlesOfSteeI

      SkittlesOfSteeI

      It is so sad. The 50b instantly made me a really good player because it abused pubbies as hard as you abused the game. Currently I'm mediocre at best lul but I have yet to find a "catch all tank"  to adjust with. Maybe the leo???

    3. kolni

      kolni

      BC25t still works, always will - not meta but once you get the playstyle down (the pub gameplay is more similar to competitive BC now) it's still an okay tank. BC AP is a really, really horrible tank though and a shitty grind. So much engine bullshit you'll be driving 25kph half the time.

      13 105 is good, grind to it is also good. It's very hard to play well. 

      50B still strongest out of the french stuff when it comes to damage

      AMX 30P is still sorta good, not as good as it used to but not bad, 30B on the other hand is totally useless when the STB exists

    4. Ham_

      Ham_

      BC AP is a relic of mid tier french light/medium game play more or less

  25. How tf am I supposed to play the M48 xd
    I don't hate the tank its just so fat and weird I have no idea where to bring it unlike Leo 1/430U/277 which are relatively simple tanks to figure out

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    2. Private_Miros

      Private_Miros

      Like a bad STB-1 that can sidescrape.

    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      I have no idea. It’s huge. It’s slow. HEAT just has to lick the side of the turret for a pen. I suspect having amazing situational awareness would allow you to get the great gun singing. But I don’t know what even good situational awareness is, so...

    4. Balthazars

      Balthazars

      Stack view range (I have a 4-skill crew, on it's 5th) and then play it like any other paper medium. Get forward and spot but conserve health early, then once you start to know enemy positions, be a bit more aggressive poking ridges etc. and using the DPM to mow down exposed targets. I'm absolutely loving mine 20 games in - 80% win rate, 2,708 average damage 1,486 average assist (all metrics ridiculously high for me, albeit low sample size - but with a similar setup on the M46 I kept a 70% win rate after 100 games solo). Running Vents, Rammer and Optics (no Vstab, so the gun does donk occasionally) to get 510m view range without food.

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