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  1. sundanceHelix

    AMX 13 57 - worth?

    In 2019 I am still very tempted to buy this even after swearing. I don't want to gift WG a single cent more
  2. You have some unused rewards. Do not forget to activate them before the release of Update 1.4!

    Must I assign the remaining 2 female recruits before 1.4 rolls out?

    1. hazzgar


      I don't think you need to assign them since there is now a "recruits" bar in your barracs

  3. AMX 13 105.. worth it or not?

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    2. Wanderjar


      If you like the 1390, then sure but outside of it being a Fun tank for you, i'd pass and just enjoy the pseudo pref MM at t9

    3. hazzgar


      Do you want to win? Then no. Do you want to have fun? Then yeah.

    4. sundanceHelix


      Thanks guys! Guess I'll just stick with the 13 90. Finding the 4-shot clip a lot more manageable than the old 6-shot. Still firing 70% gold though. :(

  4. I know I've a lot to improve, but why is it that when I platoon I consistently run 60-70% WRs but once I solo I consistently get 48-50% WRs? My playstyle varies very little except in the rare mutually-supporting-carry situation

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    2. sundanceHelix


      I think Fulcrous' observation about 'passive supports' is true, recently I've been playing a lot of tanks which cannot very aggressively frontline - Challenger, Panther II, STA, WT4 etc, while I get much better WRs from my LTs and HTs which can push the frontlines well by presence or vision. 

      but Hazzgar and mistervanni's comments are true too - after a long hiatus I have not been able to read battle flow as well as I did before and the essential solo skills of being very situationally-aware and tactically-on-point just aren't there as before

    3. hazzgar


      Yeah I'm playing less regurarly too and my recents dropped to 57-58 from 60-62%. Though it also has to do with playing too many tanks with different playstyles.

    4. Ham_


      Usually because of the age old math equation, 29v1 < 27v3

  5. * logs into WoT thinking "I'll just clear my 110 daily double and get out" *
    * 7 straight losses later * 

  6. sundanceHelix

    Tracking team WN8 over a series of matches

    It happens to me somewhat often as well even though I'm only a very light blue overall. I've had games where the arty just kept splashing me for <50 HP while I was behind cover (obviously cover wasn't good enough) while I was proxy-spotted, even though there were plenty of other nice targets. When I platoon with prolix, he almost always gets artied far worse than me.
  7. The Christmas sale season has only brought out the worst of the "new player buying premium tier 8" problem... if I had a dollar for everything Skorpion G/Lowe/IS3A I've recently seen who has <3000 battles played. It makes Tier 8 really painful to play... your own teammates don't know what they're doing, and you will stumble across enemies in completely unexpected locations...

    1. sundanceHelix


      * plays more Tier 9s to farm them newbies *

  8. Percentage of draws in my 21586 battles played: 1.35%

    Percentage of draws in my last 1485 battles played: 3.1%

    Is this a new meta?

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    2. sundanceHelix


      Teams bog down to draws on all the open camp-friendly maps. Fisherman's Bay, Murovanka, Malinovka, Studzianki, Prok... and maybe it's a SEA server thing too.. passive meta ftw

    3. FavreFan4ever


      I've been noticing a significant uptick in draws, too. I blame the sudden influx of high-alpha TD's (namely the SU-130PM) that punish aggression. Whatever the reason, games are a lot slower now (NA server here)

    4. sohojacques


      Without checking I’m pretty certain my number of draws are way up as well. TD friendly map design.....

  9. sundanceHelix

    Any thoughts on the t92 light tank- Premium tier 8?

    I'm decent at Light Tank gameplay but I swear I can't make this work as well as it really should be doing. I think I overcommit or begin firing too early
  10. sundanceHelix

    Charts: What matters to you?

    @Never Currently hovering cursor over the pie charts shows battles played but not percentage, would it be possible to show both?
  11. Hi @Never about the same time this update happened, the (R) T-62A was added to my tanks stats on the stats page. It wasn't there before. Is it a bug?
  12. Really really annoyed at my inability to read battle flow well now... sigh

    1. sundanceHelix


      The frequency at which flanks collapse (even with many tanks on it) never fails to surprise me (it's almost like "Oh that flank looks safe, I'll push this way instead" and then suddenly your entire team is dead. Typically within first 3-4 minutes.

  13. Today I saw a 48%er with an Obj260

    I guess it's possible after all

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    2. Ham_


      Pay people like kolni to increase your epeen

    3. MagicalFlyingFox


      You do realise its the ASIA server, the server with well documented rigging and VN Paid Services... 

    4. FavreFan4ever


      Not just ASIA, I'm on the NA server. I couldn't believe my eyes looking at the guy's service record- not only was someone good enough to do all the missions in such a short amount of time, the guy who inherited the account had completely killed whatever stats the young account had accrued in that time.

  14. So.. what are the cap/defend missions in Campaign 1 doing in this meta.. and seriously how did you all get past them? I'm VERY hard pressed to get any one game where cap/defense is possible (LT and HT missions)...

    1. snowdude21325


      3 man platoon, rofl stomp one flank then 3 man cap it. The lower the tier the better because less players are aware enough to turn around.

    2. kariverson


      I found them easy to be honest. What I have issues with is bouncing in this meta. Half the team is always Type 5s anf Fvs and Arties. I can't even bounce 2k that I need for the 279 mission.

  15. sundanceHelix


    Hi everyone, Posting here because over the last couple of months, I have become a lot more active once again on Tanks and had to relearn a lot of things. Some thoughts. I got really shit at reading battle flow due to the hiatus. I'm slowly but surely clawing my way back up from green (I was playing at 2k+ recents with 56/57% WR before going inactive). The stock grinds of multiple lines of Tier 7s, 8s, and 9s did not help. I still tend to over-aggro, this is really bad in a passive server like SEA server where the team to attack first usually gets punished harshly. I'm (re)learning to play patiently rather than try to force the frontlines and lose all my HP early. Still learning how to play mediums (in general) to their greatest effect, with all the flexing and applying pressure. Micropositioning and micro-decision-making is still an issue. Instead of sidescraping to check corners where nothing has been spotted, or when shooting an enemy, I still tend to drive straight out to shoot and gamble that I won't be shot in return, regardless of their reload status. As mentioned above, I also do tend to overcommit to 'good' positions without continually checking if team is with me (often isn't).