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Everything posted by AdrianK

  1. I never platooned that much, so no. I can/will still keep in contact with friends here - mentally segmenting off the game but still participating in this forum isn't that hard, especially since the game itself is so rarely discussed here I do plenty of other stuff - mainly "for fun" software projects, a current one being this: https://morphological.wordpress.com/projects/enigma-x/, so I have other outlets - but freely admit its a very different kind of recreation. Once I discovered WoT I never invested time into other games because I wanted to be semi-good at one, not crap at several. By the way, I was thinking about the "holiday" approach when getting the shits with WoT. When I think about my job (IT based consulting with lots of project work) one of the principles that comes to mind is "sustainable pace". If you work at a sustainable pace you can effectively work forever - this is good for delivery as it's more predictable. Sure, you pull the odd all nighter when you need to, but such efforts should be an exception rather than the rule. If you (or those you manage/employ) don't work at a sustainable pace you introduce great risks: (1) people burnout, imperiling delivery, (2) if they leave you lose their knowledge and (3) you need to recruit and then retrain - all of which degrades your ability to deliver. When people say they are taking a WoT holiday I wonder if its a symptom of the game not being sustainable? Is a holiday required merely because of some passing incident after which the sustainable equilibrium will be restored, or, is it a sign that the game is inherently unsustainable (i.e. from a psychological aspect of some kind)? Because ideally we should be able to log in and have an experience that whilst sometimes challenging is also sustainable: we should not need to take "holidays" in the first place.
  2. You're a purple, yeah - I wonder if there's a correlation between being able to mentally segment stuff and being gud at bending over for WG tanks?
  3. Otto's on to it - I know from personal experience that going cold turkey is an approach that works for me. It may not be obvious from your interaction with me online, but as people who know me well will attest, I am a pretty patient and accommodating guy - getting to the stage where I cut something off at the knees does not happen quickly or by accident. It's also a protest aimed at WG: there are consequences. You provide a service to your customers; we are not your fucking staff. So they **finally** improved the MM - lets assume they hadn't done it, how long would you have waited? First off Saff - I think you're cool. I still can remember the vid you posted in the WZ-132 taking out the Batchat on Redshire - absolutely awesome gameplay. That said, you may want to refer to Kersh's reference to the sunk cost fallacy. Also, with respect to drama - remind us how many pieces of computing equipment have you destroyed due to WoT-rage? Which leads me to... So is Rugby. Did you know (and this is backed by documented by research) that when the All Blacks lose a match there is an increase in domestic violence? And of course it'd be a mistake to assume that's only applicable to rugby fans. Games may occur in a sandbox but the impacts they have extend beyond that. I have definitely had situations where my in-game experience had out-of game impacts: mainly being grumpy with people who didn't deserve it, a lack of motivation to do other things I had been all psyched do to before I hit battle, or the time I wasted trying to get just one good game so I could finish the session on something resembling a positive note. Judging something differently because "it is a game" would appear to be using logic to justify something that perhaps should not be justified. So for me, having WG finally trip my boundaries is probably a good and healthy thing. Set some boundaries and live by them; don't be one of those men of straw bending in a gentle wind.
  4. No, the game simply wasn't fun for me anymore: I can take losing streaks and shit teams - but only to a point; and playing in 8's and continually facing 10's get tedious very quickly; not to mention all the agro that goes with such a situation. RE the sunk cost fallacy - it'd be interesting to know how much influence that was having on the player-base. I was alway conscious of how much time and effort I had put in (and cash) but I don't think that it was a major factor for me - at least not consciously - in terms of a reason to keep playing. I was looking for something like WOT to really get my teeth into - a long-term sustained hobby/interest, so yes there was an "investment/reward" aspect to it but the reward was simply enjoyment and stimulation. I have always been well aware of my limitations (or current plateau) as a player and tried to keep my expectations fairly low... but it appears that low wasn't low enough.
  5. We could have a competition to see who can (honestly) screenshot the last remaining 404 sig occurring in the wild - and take gentlemens bets on when that will be, and who it will be.
  6. http://forum.worldoftanks.asia/index.php?/topic/82562-wg-u-have-some-problems/ Cripes @JOC469 u sound like Hopey. Granted, the points he lists are not excuses for his bad stets, BUT, the flipside is also true - just because he's bad doesn't mean the game isn't broken.
  7. Cheers. If I was independently wealthy (i.e. had time on my hands) I'd do a similar number on the animated gifs
  8. Just a heads-up that you might notice some new sigs around the place - especially on the offishals. @Ezz @StormCrowReaperManyHats @MagicalFlyingFox @JOC469 I think I left your old ones up, but I'll delete the lot in a wee while (days/weeks)? FYI, I have backups of the originals.
  9. There's always this thread: For example (note the dates hint - which years): Not going to happen. His is a huge drama llama in the ASIAN forums with exactly the same shit. He even said that he could get his recent stats to Unicum levels in a month, then kept back pedalling and back pedalling until it became that he could get them to purple if he platooned with purples. Pubbies will be pubbies, and 52%ers whose recent is the same as their overall will always suck. That is nothing even close to what happened regarding my reroll statement.
  10. Kinda hard since she doesn't have a basement. Even if she did I doubt it'd be a worthwhile holiday destination.
  11. Great idea, here's some exotic picturesque locations for you: Yemen. Idlib. Mosul.
  12. lol So just to recap, you said to me stuff like this... ...and then you want me to explain stuff to you. Bhahahaha. Fuck, are you not bored yet? [Sigh].
  13. Oh the irony, you come here - to the palace of apathy - and you tell us YOU'RE bored. Gee I wonder why that is. That's right, try another re-roll, I'm sure it'll all be different next time.
  14. Imaginary friends are good for that. They also tend not to MODERATE you: forum posts or alcohol consumption.
  15. Your collective spirit is admirable, but as appealing as fulfilling that mission may be, I doubt it's worth that much effort.
  16. One challenge is trying to identity what you'll do with the time you would have played wot. One way to think about that: You spent that time in other ways pre wot, right? Do you see yourself NEVER giving it up? If not, then why not now? Plan your exit from the game, plan it when calm, plan it when not playing. When you do hit the delete button there's a ~45 day period in which you can retrieve it. So you can always try it out, see how deleting it feels, and effectively do a pilot. Yes its a big change, and temptation/habit is hard to break. That's pretty much why I took a scorched earth approach: Deleted my account, deleted the game, unsubscribed from all wot YouTube channels, everything. I wanted no reminders. I was unsure if I'd even keep coming here - but it seems I can compartmentalize sufficiently, especially when most of the posts are either not game related or about how shit it is.
  17. That doesn't excuse them - but sheeeeet, I can't argue with your logic... Oh and by the way, I managed, by some miracle, to clear 63% WR and 1865 WN8 in the T34/100. Maybe I should have just played that. UNLESS - it's already broken...
  18. I can't help but feel your reply would feel more relevant if you'd actually read, understood and processed what I had said. By the way: You are assuming people here don't know much about botting, that's a big assumption given the average intelligence of this crowd. Particularly given Hopey's visible absence. I don't play this game anymore, and even when I did I didn't frequent the ANZ server, so you can blow that assumption out of your S-51's barrel too. Simple questions: Do you personally think botting is acceptable? Do you think it's acceptable to violate the TOS? Except that it isn't all of the same value. Yeah, I know - fricking mind-blowing, eh.
  19. Firstly, no, you weren't: I actually thought some of your comments in this post were genuinely interesting, but either your powers of communication need improvement or you're taking the piss, because your reply beginning with "meh" sounded a tiny bit like you were denying what you had actually said. Secondly, how the fuck to do think people like me feel when you say things like "A friend of mine actually bots" (which is why I neg-rep'd you in the first place)? Did you misspeak - is he perhaps merely a distant acquaintance of your nextdoor neighbour; or are you firm buddies? (Rhetorical question). Because if you're really friends with someone who bots then as I see it you have the following acceptable choices: Convince him of the error of his ways, and strongly denounce his behaviour. Decide you have a spine, tell him you don't hang with people that lack a moral compass, and disassociate yourself from him; as opposed to: "...but botting artillery crosses the line twice and I feel bad for not blacklisting him". (Awww you feel bad). Fuck off and leave us in peace, because if you were at all familiar with the attitudes of the majority of people who frequent this thread, you'd know that bots (and those that appear to outwardly condone them) are the exactly what we stand against. Lastly, can you please clarify this statement: Because when you say "I''ve platooned with him" I assume you're referring to platooning in WoT, whilst the second part of that sentence clearly states he was not personally playing WoT, from which I can only surmise you were knowingly platooned with a bot.
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