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  1. Tarski

    Facepalm - winter edition

    From 75 boxes I got three IS-3As, a defender, and one or two Skorpions. Plus lower tier premiums and all the other goodies.
  2. Tarski

    My impressions of the Polish line (Wotlabs edition)

    I used free exp to start the line at the 45TP (tier 7) with no regrets. It isn't a very good tank, but it isn't a terribly bad tank either. I used some of the boosters I had lying around and finished the grind at 44 battles, 1.4k d/g, and 54.5% win rate. A better player would grind through this in a heartbeat. Overall it felt like it should be compared to the T29 and found wanting: Slightly better DPM (+64) and slightly worse penetration (-6 AP / -20 APCR / -0 HE). Slower shells (-180 AP and HE / -251 APCR). Lower ammo capacity (-23). Better accuracy and bloom (-0.02 acc. / -0.01 tank bloom / -0.02 turret bloom) / -0.48 firing bloom). But as leggasiini points out, it can't mount VStab. Worse gun depression (+2). Slightly better reverse speed (+2), significantly better power-to-weight (+4.44), and somewhat better resistances on medium and soft terrain. Slightly better hull armor but much worse turret (-179 nominal / roughly -50 to -90 effective, tougher but much bigger cupola). You will get some troll bounces off the part of the turret roof which slopes towards the enemy, which is 60mm and ~autobounce on flat terrain. Worse view range (-30) and even radio range. Better shell cost (-510). Definitely playable. I give it a "fine" out of 10.
  3. Not the only one. Hellsfog beat you to it, and Quickybaby talked about it in his most recent video.
  4. https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/general-news/2019-sneak-preview/

    Some of those announcements are good. I'll take what I can get. 

  5. Lazy question: was there a recent change to a few height maps? Arctic Region seems pretty different from how I remember it, even post-HD update. 

  6. I come back to the game and they've updated the maps. Anyone have some new favorite spots?
  7. After 2 months of no games, my new gaming computer is here. Old WoT on a lousy GPU --> new WoT on a good GPU is a huge change. Everything is so pretty!

    1. mistervanni


      ongrats, now u can enjoy improved graphics and demolition :D

  8. My laptop finally died after 6 years. I ordered a replacement with infinitely better hardware. Soon I can be bad at much prettier tanks!

    Now to replace my dead mouse, too. 

    1. Errants


      What'd you get? I've still been neglecting to pick up something for myself...

    2. Tarski


      I wanted to stick with a laptop, since I'm so used to the form factor. I went for a Clevo P650HS-G with a GTX 1070. Then today I ordered a Logitech G900 mouse from Amazon. My last attempt at replacing my mouse failed (a Logitech G603 whose scroll wheel only actually scrolled 2/3 of the time out of the box), but Amazon made the return process so easy I'm happy to undergo another round of trial and error. 

    3. Kolni


      just an FYI the G9XX mice have swappable shells if they aren't a great fit

  9. WG talked about this somewhere. There will be a legacy vehicle in your player history that is not actually a playable vehicle in the game, the tier 10 Obj 430 that currently exists. Your stats in the 430 will still show up as tier 10 430 stats, even though no such vehicle can be played after the patch.
  10. That feeling when you take out the 183 for some fun and get knocked out by a 500m shot by a 4005 right at the start.

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    2. sohojacques


      Poetic justice just got a new definition. Still see so many 183s. Not so many Foch’s, though, new or old model.

    3. SaintLaurentius


      FV4005 is pretty common these days, I dunno why.

    4. Tarski


      One reaps what one sows. 

  11. An ally just killed an enemy by ricocheting a shell off my tank. Color me impressed. 

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    2. PlanetaryGenocide


      so uh... video? gif? replay file, even?

    3. Tarski


      Since my computer isn't up to the task of making videos or gifs, and since replays from previous patches are a hassle to play, I don't keep replays. What am I, a T49 driver? 

    4. PlanetaryGenocide
  12. Tarski

    Do you EVEN 90?

    If I'm reading those stats correctly, it has DPM that belongs halfway between tier 1 and tier 2, hitpoints that would be pretty good at tier 7, and worst in class+tier aim time, armor, gun elevation (it sometimes matters!) and view range (tied). Also bad shell velocity and power:weight. And mediocre accuracy. They could give it several small buffs and it would be a hilarious gimmick tank for when you want to roleplay a mosquito.
  13. So NA and EU have a new bond-earning event starting this weekend. You can earn 250 bonds per day if you play for an hour or so. This will be interesting. 

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    2. PlanetaryGenocide


      First stage is just a grindfest to determine how long the second stage lasts, iirc.  There's probably some system set up for "X bonds per Y damage, kills, or wins" or whatever and they'll keep a counter on the WoT homepage.

    3. CraBeatOff


      I've only got 2 pieces haswell. Some folks who did lots of ranked have 4-5.

    4. hiipanda


      This is the event to help people get the cw tank. Would be interesting if payouts came after the the final day to buy the tank.

  14. Purchased:
    'Object 430' successfully purchased. Spent credits:  4,270,000.

    First RU med, in time for the patch. 

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    2. Deus__Ex__Machina


      an interesting discovery today, according to the 9.22 preview on the WoT website the 430U is set to release with 9.22

      but on the 9.22 preview video on YT, they say the 430U is still in development and wont be releasing with 9.22

    3. Tarski


      @Deus__Ex__Machina Nah, they said the new tier X that follows from the Obj 430 II with a rear-mounted turret is still in development. That sentence is followed by "...Its gameplay will be similar to the Obj 416 and Obj 430 II." This we already knew. 

    4. PlanetaryGenocide


      oh good i would've been a little sad if I didn't get my better Chinese med this patch

  15. Tarski

    AMX 50 120

    This was my first game, so no doubt the sample size will betray me. But the gun is really good, and I have the feeling that this will be a pleasant set of On Track missions.