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kariverson

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    kariverson reacted to Reppic27 in Throwing in the Towel - Goodbye !   
    Fellow purples,
    I decided to uninstall WoT, for me uninstalling isn't something I do lightly. It made me sad which is why I'm writing to you about it. I feel by doing so I can put this game behind me. Also not sure if some of you know me or have played with me but if you want to keep in touch and/or play games together message me and I'll shoot you over my steam ID.
     
    Let me apologize for this long post, I will try to make it as small as possible whilst getting my point across.
     
    A few things happened today which are in essence a summary of my pains these past 2-3 months. With the corona virus going on and my (sadly) reduction of hours, I've had more time to play and with that I've realized some pretty big issues not only with the game, it's playerbase, but also myself and how I interact with games.
     
    Today:
     
    1. Tier 8 Heavies (played a variety) shelled constantly by arty. Generally one arty doesn't bug me. Two, depending on how accurate they are starts to cross the line. Three is unbearable. Luckily today I haven't had 3 arty hit me but I've had x2 M44s chip away at my health. In a slow heavy being perma stunned is itself the worst goddamn feeling in this game. No matter how good your crew, food, bounty equipment, whatever... it renders your tank useless. Equivalent of playing with a handicap, forcefully. How is that in any way / shape / form remotely "fair" ? I started to really challenge this game's ability to be fair in just the basic forms. Arty is by far the best example of how fractured the logic of this game's tank classes are. People don't use arty for what it's meant to do. Why would they? Humans don't act like binary robots. They see a target they shoot at it, what's worse is RNG rewards those who take impossible shots, because luck sometimes plays a role and rewards players for doing so. 
    2. WoT playerbase, I struggled with this one for a long time. I had always thought I was being some sort of prick. Last months through various posts / threads on the forums and in-game toxicity I've come to realize how daft the NA server overall player base really is. I say NA because I spent 3 months in Germany and started an EU account and you don't see half the shit in EU than you do in NA. I really don't know why. Maybe its the language(s) diversity? Most bad players really believe they aren't the problem, conversely to them, it's everyone else's fault, always, every time, with any and every excuse imaginable. What's worse is how this is portrayed in the forums. When someone decides to complain about arty, I've seen that person met with overwhelming toxic banter from players who CLEARLY have absolutely no idea of simple game mechanics. Further, when you try to explain to them just that, you are now suddenly arguing with several others who are all in the same boat. This has pissed me off more than anything else the game had to offer. 
    3. "Bad" Teams, to simplify this, it ties in with playerbase but it goes deeper. I look at my Wn8 and sometimes I'm baffled. How can I be over 3k when I feel the games are too quick and 80% of the time I don't do well (enough). Yet you look at some of these players on these teams and you can't stop to wonder... WTF do they do in a match? How is sitting in the back for 14 minutes, then doing 1 shot of damage fun? Or inversely, YOLOing, doing no damage and dying in 2 minutes. How do people continue to do this time and time again over several thousand battles? I played a string of games today where I died mid-way if not at the tail end of the game, majority of those games, I looked at what I did in terms of how bad did I cripple the enemy, and assess the likelihood of winning based on my team's position and tanks remaining. I called a win 6 times. 5 out of 6 were losses. I had to look at the replays, it is mind blogging how bad people can play this game. I really feel my 7 year old nephew could play better. 
    4. The big picture. Looking at the equipment 2.0 system just hit the nail on the head for me. WG doesn't seem to understand it's playerbase, either that or worse, the majority of the playerbase are feeding WG "mis-information" of what is truly needed. Hence, since the majority are just shit, WG will implement ideas which the majority will either appreciate or benefit from. I can't fathom the idea of arty being MORE accurate than it already is.
    It really saddens me to leave especially when I think of how great this game is, it's ruined by it's playerbase. This is a complicated game, one that really forces you to use your brain, but the majority don't either because they can't or worse they are too lazy. Thus you get this toxic community of 45%ers who blame the team for a loss each and every time. 
     
    I can't do it anymore. 
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    kariverson reacted to Ham_ in 10 Years of World of Tanks   
    Abusing render box was a skill, too bad they removed it
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    kariverson reacted to simba90 in 10 Years of World of Tanks   
    And abusing the corners of the square render box from the top of Prok hill.
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    kariverson got a reaction from Assassin7 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Good thing you're not my doctor then   For both our sakes
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    kariverson got a reaction from Unavailebow in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Good thing you're not my doctor then   For both our sakes
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    kariverson got a reaction from MacusFlash in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Good thing you're not my doctor then   For both our sakes
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    kariverson got a reaction from MacusFlash in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    What is the number of people dying daily in Italy in for example 2019? It is a 60 million country.
    Mortality rate of COVID19 in Italy is about 9% out of confirmed cases. Confirmed cases are only about 15% of the actual cases. Actual mortality rate is about 1% and that to people with already prexisting problems. Infect a healthy portion of the population and you'll see a mortality rate close to 0%
    The only controlled enviroment where we saw the actual mortality rate of the virus was that cruise ship. Mortality rate on that was between 0.05% to 1% and it was mostly occupied by older people as well. 
    FACTS
    God people! I thought these forums were a place for smart people! 
     
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    kariverson got a reaction from lavawing in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    I passed pneumonia and I didn't even know I had it while I was in the airforce. Same with H1N1 some years later.
    Also the high mortality rates are not statistically true since that's on the confirmed cases, in reality the cases are several times more but they never get confirmed because of no need to get hospitalized. In Greece the message we all got on our phones was that if we feel sick NOT to try to get to a hospital.
    It's a neat social experiment though. Sacrifice all liberty for some false sense of security. You know the famous Benjamin Franklin quote? "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    I personally find all the bans everywhere appalling. 
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    kariverson reacted to Wanderjar in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    People are treating this like its the second coming of AIDS and only hand sanitizer soaked toilet paper talismans around their necks will protect them.

    it's the fucking flu.

    We get a new variant every few years or so, Swine, Bird/Avian etc. It's only a lethal threat if you're immuno-compromised.
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    kariverson got a reaction from Wanderjar in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    The only reason the whole thing is even remotely scary is because we all know someone that is old with respitory issues. Otherwise I couldn't care less about a virus with 2% mortality rate. The fact that it spreads easily is fake news too. If that was the case in a country of 11 mil there wouldn't only be 100 cases. 
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    kariverson got a reaction from sohojacques in Bourrasque, Tier 8 Premium MT (Marathon)   
    Lol, after this I lost all the will to play the marathon. Forget it it's not worth the trouble. I still wish they'd fix they damn game sometime.
    No way 2 kills covered for 2k more damage inside 300m and 3500 more assist damage. 

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    kariverson reacted to Wanderjar in the Black Market rumor mill   
    https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2020/02/12/world-of-tanks-2020-black-market-is-over-how-much-money-did-wargaming-make/#more-80802

    http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/734652-black-market-is-back/
    Final tally and results etc.
    List of offered tanks and basic pricing from the EU server
    # Tank Price 1. Lansen C 8.5m Credits 2. AMX 13 57F 7000 Gold 3. Chrysler GF Auction - Credits (~4.5mil min winning bid )  4. 105 leFH18B2 300 Gold (wth?!?) 5. SU-76I 15000 Gold 6. Caernarvon AX Auction - Gold (~5k min winning bid) 7. FV 215B 183 22mil Credits 8. Type 59 G Auction Gold (~ 42k min winning bid) 9. PZ. 38H 9500 Gold 10. SCHWARZPANZER 58 Auction Credit (~ 4.55mil min winning bid) 11. 1st Campaign Orders x3 1500 Gold 12. Object 261 3D Style Auction Gold (~ 262 min winning bid) 13. EBR 75 FL 10 Auction Gold (~ 12k min winning bid) 14. BT-SV Auction Credit (~ 10 mil min winning bid)  
    How much did Wargaming earn from Black Market?
    From direct auction (If we are taking minimum bid as the price every single person paid for the tank) and tank sales Wargaming earned AT LEAST 1.3 billion gold. If we are to include SEA and NA server sales + 1st Campaign orders, this value is ranging roughly from 1.5 – 2 Billion gold +. This would put Black Market’s spent gold value at anywhere from 5.4 Million to 7.2 Million or more. When it comes to credits, AT LEAST 2.8 Trillion (2,845,050,000,000‬) Credits were spent. If we are to include the NA and SEA servers, this value would reach 3.5 Trillion or more. If we took the in-game conversion method (1 gold = 400 credits), this amount of credits is worth $25.4 Million. It’s pretty easy to estimate that Wargaming has siphoned off at least $30 million  worth of in-game currency in this event
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    kariverson reacted to SoliDeoGloria in Frontlines + Steel Hunter: 3 tier 9 reward tanks   
    Honestly, while the air/artillery strikes were cancer, the spotter plane was probably the healthiest consumable. Being able to dig out bushwankers is nice for being able to push.
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    kariverson reacted to Tarski in Frontlines + Steel Hunter: 3 tier 9 reward tanks   
    https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/game-modes/expedition-2020/
    Frontlines is to return March-May and Steel Hunter August-November. Four stages each, three points per stage. Twelve points gets you a reward vehicle, which means you have to pick 2 out of 3 at most. The reward vehicles are: 
    AE Phase 1 (again) Obj 777 v2 Char Futur 4, which appears to be what they're now calling the Projet 4-1 I'm certainly looking forward to another chance to grab the AE Phase 1, which looks fun. If I earn enough points, between the other two I'll probably grab the 777 since I performed terribly in the Bat-Chat AP. 
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    kariverson reacted to Ham_ in the Black Market rumor mill   
    My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
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    kariverson reacted to Wanderjar in the Black Market rumor mill   
    yeah 10 mil base was enough. I dont think it sold out or if it did it wasnt by much. 

    14th and final offer: BT-SV Auction for 10 mil credits starting bid, RU - 20,000 EU - 5,900 NA - 1,200
    RU lowball 10 mil credits (didn't sell out) EU lowball 10 mil credits (didn't sell out) NA lowball 10 mil credits (didn't sell out)
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    kariverson reacted to hall0 in the Black Market rumor mill   
    finally it is over. hell this blackmarked was a steaming pile of bs
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    kariverson got a reaction from Wanderjar in the Black Market rumor mill   
    Shiieeeet. So last one in the morning. What a weak Black Market. Only way to salvage it is to have a brand new tank for credits. 
    5900
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    kariverson reacted to Snoregasm2 in the Black Market rumor mill   
    The EBR is #13 . . . 
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    kariverson got a reaction from Wanderjar in the Black Market rumor mill   
    Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) Auction from 10k gold. 10k gold for a marathon reward tank lol. 
    BTW why is every damn offer for gold. Jeez this Black Market. 
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    kariverson got a reaction from Snoregasm2 in the Black Market rumor mill   
    Panhard EBR 75 (FL 10) Auction from 10k gold. 10k gold for a marathon reward tank lol. 
    BTW why is every damn offer for gold. Jeez this Black Market. 
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    kariverson reacted to Tarski in the Black Market rumor mill   
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    kariverson got a reaction from echo9835 in the Black Market rumor mill   
    WTF
     

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    kariverson got a reaction from Unavailebow in the Black Market rumor mill   
    WTF
     

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