sundanceHelix

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  1. Feels like the STA-1 is a pretty mediocre medium for its tier right now :S

    1. simba90

      simba90

      I feel like the STA-2 was never anything but mediocre full stop

    2. Ham_

      Ham_

      Yep agree

  2. You mean tanks? I've been stock grinding Panther, T20, STA, M103, P43 bis, T25/2, IS-2 (and AMX 50-100 up to recently). Other tanks are T49, WT4 but I don't struggle as much with those. I've fully upgraded all of those by now (except P43bis) but they still don't perform as close to anything as I would like them to. My WR is absolute trash in the Panther and IS2. For Skoda T50 it feels like it could perform a lot better than I'm making it, but I used to be 56% WR in it when I played before going on long hiatus, I'm going to pin this down to being overconfident in it. I still do ok in the T-54 and the Obj140 as long as I don't get overconfident. The alpha feels underwhelming often (in the face of all the 750dmg guns) but the platforms are fine, so I'm not complaining. The BC25t I just can't get. I did marvelously well in the AMX 13 90 series that preceded the old Lorraine, and even did pretty well in the old Lorraine. But the autoloader nature, 2.7 inter-shell and the long downtime I feel relegate it to not being able to dictate the pace of the game as much as I would like it to. I probably play it too aggressively solopubbing. If working with platooned mediums or heavies, it does tend to perform a lot better, especially since platoonmates are more reliable and there is communication and interdependence. What peeves me is that I was achieving easily 56-57% WR and 2.1k WN8 consistently across tanks (even high-tier) just before I went inactive. I felt I had gotten the principles of good gameplay (struggling with consistency of course) but a lot of that seems to not be getting me anywhere recently (see recent stats). Maybe it's just rustiness, but I don't think that's entirely down to it.
  3. So anyway in the other thread I complained about how shit my games have been since I've returned. I think the following are observable from my gameplay thus far: 1. Most of the maps still retain their old brawling/fighting positions, so my ignorance of new maps is an issue. Specific spots useful in some old maps have been reworked and can't be abused. 2. My sense of battle flow has deteriorated. I think part of the reason I've not been doing well is not being able to read the battle flow and flex when necessary. Also I really should stop relying on teammates to do anything at all. 3. I can be a bit too aggressive trying to be playmaker. While the other extreme isn't useful either, this is just reminding me that SEA server gameplay is far more passive than EU (where most of the streams that I watch are from - Foch/Circon/Lemmingrush)... too many TDs and arty make being aggressive punished really hard. Find it really hard to dictate gameplay/pace (esp since I play almost always solo). 4. The heavium/punchy-medium thing. If anything, it's really hard for unarmoured mediums with low alpha to make a difference (or at least, that's how I feel). I still do well in LTs still but I cannot replicate the same thing with any MT (Panther, T20, STA, T-54, BC etc). My heavies are still doing ok, and my TDs vary in performance. (I suppose if anyone has MT tips, please share). 5. Weird or usual pub battles? So many games are just my teammates throwing away HP needlessly at the start of the game by being unnecessarily aggressive...
  4. Just came back to tanks last few weeks, the going has been horrible... Relearning maps, grinding more stock tanks.. the SEA meta is... worse now? I literally lose half my teammates within the first 4 minutes of almost every battle. It's amazing how people just drive forward blindly into enemy fire and just lose HP. I'm definitely not playing at my best either (left the game at recents 57% WR and 2.1k WN8) but I come back to this kind of matches where it's nigh impossible to do anything to carry
  5. There's one here https://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/28081-tanks-for-nothing-and-credits-for-free-2018-edition/
  6. sundanceHelix

    [12/12/2018] WN8 by Nation, Class and Tier

    So I can see how much I suck, sorted by tank Nation, Class and Tier. Yay
  7. sundanceHelix

    ASIA MM Test

    Just started playing tenks again a few weeks back (on a whim) and was pleasantly surprised by the new MM. Then I log in here and find it's an experiment lol. For one moment I thought WG was seriously being nice. Then I read about the bots. Having been inactive hasn't done my WR/dpg any good anyway. Maps in 1.0 are quite different. Been enjoying the new MM though. Especially now grinding a few rather shitty stock tanks.
  8. sundanceHelix

    Waffentrager auf panzer iv - Which gun?

    1.5 years later.. Can I repeat this question? I would swear by the 128, but Foch runs the 150 and enjoys it AND does well in it, despite minimal usage of prem ammo.
  9. Teach me [email protected] Or, I guess, one just does not Panther in current meta omg... all the stock grinds I'm trying to go through sigh...
  10. How would you compare the IS7, WZ-5A and 113?
    It seems the 5A is best? Why?

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    2. SaintLaurentius

      SaintLaurentius

      I own 5A and the IS-7. 5A sure has better gun(HEAT over APCR)and mobility, but I like the IS better for randoms. The armor is much more reliable, which means the tank has good stopping power, which the 5A quite doesnt have imo. 

       

      TL;DR: IS-7 for randoms, 5A for organized stuff generally. Though for example the IS shits on 5A in Mines middle fights.

    3. monjardin

      monjardin

      I’ve had the IS-7 for ages and just bought the 5A and 113 the morning the On Track started.

      The 5A is so comfortable to play with -7 degrees of gun depression on that platform. My Object 260 is going to start collecting dust with -5 gun depression on a much taller platform with less agility in a brawl and much lower DPM.

      I really enjoy playing the 113, but agree with @Kolni in regards to the superiority of the 430U in pubs. It stacks the matchmaker since you aren’t paired with another heavy, but can pretty much act like one when hull down. I haven’t compared extensively, but it feels like the 430U aims much more effectively than the 113 despite having worse final accuracy. 

      Overall, all 3 have their merits when compared in isolation. If you are only getting one for the On Track, then I would go with the 5A. The 113 isn’t all that compelling unless you are a long way from the 430U or play CW. 

    4. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      Im kinda disappointed about the 113. It started out as being terrible from its introduction, they mega buffed it to the point where it became really good and a great CW tank, and then powercreeped it out with the 5A and 430U.

      The poor thing has had a rough life :(

  11. wotlabs stats page is malfunctioning for me... I have about a week's worth of stats not showing, and a number of my tanks including E100, M103, T-54 etc have disappeared from my individual tanks stats list.
    http://wotlabs.net/sea/player/sundanceHelix
    Any idea what's going on?

  12. [edit] nevermind got my facts wrong
  13. This. ^ I did mine mostly with Bert + CGC (and FV3805 during the grind up to CGC). I've found the CGC underwhelming (maybe I [email protected]), I think the M53/55 is better overall.
  14. What the fuck I just completed HT15.3 with honours in the M103
    https://imgur.com/a/fNc31

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    2. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/4147830#winterberg-sundancehelix-m103
      You might want to watch in 3rd person, I have a horrible habit of zooming in-out repeatedly.
      (MVP is really the Emil who kept me alive in the city)
      A bit sad I didn't get Top Gun but my hands were probably shaking after the entire game and the end shooting was really terrible on my part.

    3. Haswell

      Haswell

      5581+4980+102=10663

      Is track damage not counted in the results but still valid toward the mission?

    4. De1tacu

      De1tacu

      Its damage recieved not assisted @Haswell

  15. Chinese medium line worth getting at all?

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    2. Fabunil

      Fabunil

      With the introduction of the Pocket 113 next patch not anymore.

    3. MagicalFlyingFox

      MagicalFlyingFox

      WZ-120 is a T-34-3 on crack. 121 is powercrept. T-34-2 is no.jpg, WZ-132 is still pretty decent. Derpy as fuck gun though because lets give LTs over 0.4 accuracy. 

    4. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      If the 430U makes it to live in its current incarnation there'll be literally zero point getting the chinese mediums

  16. sundanceHelix

    Clans for skirmishes/SHs

    So, eh... any klen that does regular Tier 6 SHs for credits? Serious question. Currently in FLEX which is kinda asleep. Personal WR sucks now due to soloing and stock grinding multiple lines. WN8 is still shitter level. They told me not to do negative marketing..
  17. sundanceHelix

    Clans for skirmishes/SHs

    The main issue that's keeping me from joining a good clan (besides my skill) is my lack of CW-viable tanks. Right now I have the Ehundo and am grinding for the IS7 and 140, plus going for the BatChat slowly. However, in the meantime, are there any competent clans which don't have strict T10 tank requirements? I'm thinking I could join for regular skirmishes, stronks, etc. Some form of organised play, at least, to take my mind off pubbing somewhat.
  18. sundanceHelix

    Dec 2017 Meta questions?

    Taking recommendations for tank lines to focus on - sorry I have to ask because I have not played/kept up to date for almost 1.5 years. Just started over last couple of weeks. Mediums/Heaviums I have BC25t and 140. Also have Skoda T50 moving towards TVP. Since medium/heavium is king (I think) what other lines do you find worth getting? I am currently at Tier 6--8 on the STB, Patton, E50 and T-34-1 lines. Are the 113 and 121 viable post-buffs? I have unlocked IS7 for ages but won't play it because of the gun. E100 I have, but not Maus (can't stand the speed). How about Kranvagn? I'm currently at 50 100 as well and intend to get 50B and T57Heavy. If you had to choose only one other MT or heavy line to recommend, which would it be? TDs A number of EU streamers like the Brit turreted TD line post-buff - your opinion? Also considering going up the T30 line because, well, turret. LTs Personally I enjoy playing fast tanks - so, mediums and lights - I hear the French LT line is strong. I am also at 13 90, T49 and T54LW on the other lines. Are LTs at Tier 10 relevant to being influential across games? I suppose MTs are still preferable in general? Arty (haha jk I have enough cancer in my RL thank you v much)
  19. And is it still worth going for the E5, or is it already not meta

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    2. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      Ignore them, even if its not "meta" its still a damn good tank. 

    3. Meirzin

      Meirzin

      I mean it's still a good tank and I enjoy playing it, but he specifically asked if it was meta and it just isn't the best tank for the playstyle.

    4. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      I would go for Conq but atm I can't see myself going through the Churchills... maybe I should bite the bullet and do it already. Thanks for all the advice though!

  20. sundanceHelix

    Lost control over WN8

    Sorry, just trying to catch up with things.. what's PR? The Personal Rating as shown in-game?
  21. Guys is the Kranvagn at all worth grinding for in the current meta?
  22. Hey guys, is the Kranvagn line worth grinding?

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    2. Tarski

      Tarski

      I liked the Emil I a lot. I'm looking forward to the Emil II, but most good players seem to think it's pretty meh on most maps. 

    3. TAdoo87

      TAdoo87

      The Emil 2 is a tank with actual armor and an autoloader in tier 9. It cant be that bad by definition. 

    4. DHP

      DHP

      Tier 7 is godlike. 

  23. Had a 40% WR over 67 games today.. it wasn't just teams that were bad, RNG was horrible too (my BC got snapshot-oneshot by a 4005 from 400m away across the map, T49s penning me with 152mm HE, etc) #rant then again I only have myself to blame for coming back to tenks.