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  1. OK, so I don't know whether I'm wearing tinfoil and defeating myself or if this is a thing. I swear to God my MM and RNG changes when I have personal reserves active. It's like the game sees I'm using them and says "Nope. You're not gonna be finding that useful." I then proceed to get team after team of players who seem motivated to lose, accompanied by RNG that sends my blood pressure through the fucking roof. I'll bounce 5 shots in a row, easy-to-use with careful aiming, targeting weakspots, etc. I dunno. But I'm probably in my own shitter head about it. Anyone felt
  2. Tried your advice last night. Your note about having the time to settle into it was insightful. I started with IS-3, currently the longest reload time I have, then IS-6, then T26E5, etc. At any rate 24hr WN8 went up by around 450. Dunno if it's a fluke or what, but thanks.
  3. So been messing around with my terribad stats, using this and vbaddict. Trouble is I feel like these tools are in read only mode, like if I have a good or bad day the stats reflect it and that's not ultimately surprising. So what I'd like to is sort by dmg/wn8/exp relative to maps. Basically identify which maps I perform poorly on, consistently. Then I can work on my positions and tactics for those maps. Is this possible anywhere, am I missing it on one of these sites and just being hurrdurr?
  4. So simple question, maybe a ridiculous one. Do you have a starting lineup that you stick with when you start a session? I find that much of my success over 20+ game sessions starts with the first 3-5 games. Conversely, when I have a dozen games of poundings, it usually means I started badly. That said, what I'm trying to do is start out with my Tier 8 prems, M4 Rev, IS6, T26E5. That way at least I'm making a little extra if the game goes poorly. What ends up happening though is my playstyle is all over the place from those 3 different tank roles, and then I don't recover unti
  5. That's a good point, not spotted=not shot, usually. And Fulcrous I appreciate your comments, really. But that's also similar to what's already widely available as "Advice" on Wotlabs- all really good, but I need someone to watch me try and hump all those decisions at once and tell me which I'm neglecting or doing poorly. So back to the point- can anyone spare some time to toon/teach?
  6. Ha! Clickbaited you! So let's assume there is some good advice here on Wotlabs. I've been steadily improving, but it's quite modest. I'll have a 3.5k damage game in my E5 then do zero damage the next game. Then for several games I'll get maybe 2 or 3 shots, if I'm lucky. I think there's a lot of sound advice on here, but there's also a lot of disparate advice. Some examples: 1. Aggressive Early Positioning 2. Play passive 3. Farm damage, fuck pubbies 4. Follow pubbies and use them for meatshields (I like this, but it never works for me) 5. Go middle 6. Go co
  7. Yeah. I'm still gonna try it. I'm a tired WoT shitter. So I'll go over there and be a shitter... then one day I'll write my novel. When I realize there is no happiness in internet tanks.
  8. Man. Did not mean to start this intense a conversation, but I like the zesty debate. Truth be told, I was a little drunk when I started this thread and only did it after I had a brutal night of losing. Hence the whole negative tone of the original post, which I apologize for. I know wotlabs tries to be above the rage. I don't typically rage in chat. I normally try not to be the tomato FC, but sometimes I will say something like "north flank has fallen, need to push X" or whatever- and I say that not because I know better than anyone, but because no one else is saying it, and if they aren't
  9. Hey WW- really appreciated that last one you reviewed for me- mind taking a look at these two? These are both rough situations for me, and I nearly always struggle to play well, especially on Steppes: open map, bottom tier, heavy, with arty. UGH. I just don't know how to handle myself, so the enemy derps me. Then you'll see me say "fuck it" and drive all the way across the map and try to ram an E75. Not proud of that one. Think I stopped playing for the day after that game. http://wotreplays.com/site/1787496#steppes-hideshi-is-3 The next one was a win, which is fine, but I just neve
  10. When am I not a pubbie?? I wanna make them play as a team so we can win, but God the hatred flows through me so hard... like when I carry the team, get high caliber doing STUPID SHIT and fucking lose!! Or push mid with another heavy and he YOLOs into the fire. But I'm not a part of a clan, I rarely platoon, I'm just trying to solopub my way to gud-dom... So doesn't that make me just another pubbie? Is solopubbing the hardest thing to do well? Or is it just me? Any who. It's the weekend and I just get roflskomped every time while increasing my wn8. This stupid game.
  11. That's great, thanks guys. I'll probably be on in about 20 minutes, that work? Or y'all need to go later?
  12. Anyone wanna help me pad stats improve by pushing people around in IS-6s? Just picked this bad boy up and I'm trying to bankroll some creds ahead of my upcoming T10 purchase. I'm not real good, but I follow instructions. Anyone?
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