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  1. Damn, they locked the thread. I was enjoying that. Here is the thing, I posted some scout guides in Nov 2011, then in Feb 2012 Taz posts his guide, the only useful parts of which were largely a reworded and witless version of my own advice. A lot of extraneous crap was also thrown in, like 50 pages of scribbled maps. Now Taz is claiming that his work came out first and he produced this jpg from god knows where to "prove" it. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Tazilon/media/PDF-DATE_zpskmhawfm1.png.html I would be happy to leave it at that, but Taz is a shameless self promoter and I don't think h
  2. The day Baxster ate the whole wheel of cheese I wasn't even mad, I was just impressed. Now Baxster, having resolved all conflict in the middle east and put a stop to violence towards gingers, has turned his considerable skills towards a total pacification of our tanking community. Baxster's WOT name is ThatSQLGuy, he is the light in the dark, the way towards peace through passive resistance. I was lucky enough to first encounter Baxster, aka ThatSQLGuyin this game: Note how he not only refused to harm another player, but how he also encouraged others to do the same. If it was not for my nat
  3. Really? I penned it with a 100mm gun, 225 pen a few times in a row this patch. Ok, so I watched the replay in slow motion. Lots through the cupola and two that went through when aimed at the middle of the roof, however the cupola still took up maybe 1/4 of the aiming circle so both shots might have skewed right and hit the cupola. Without a tank to test it, either both shots skewed right or patch notes were incorrect, I rate both as equally likely.
  4. I disagree, my performance in the awfulpanther is like 66% wins and 4500 WN8 after 300 games. I can't carry anywhere near that much in the cent. In fact my cent stats are laughably average (or below average by unicum standards). Fast tanks are just more flexible than slow ones that have nothing going for them. I think that it comes down to the role of each tank, how well each tank fits that role and most importantly, how vital that role actually is to winning a game. The role of a light tank or a fast/camo medium can swing a battle, however "snipers" rarely swing battles, especially slow ones
  5. I thought the AwfulPanther was a lot more combat effective in tier 10 games than the Cent, even before they buffed it (apparently, haven't picked it up since I made 300 games). I find that a shitty light tank driven effectively is more useful than a very slow medium in higher tier battles. I am totally biased though, I hate the Cent and I enjoy light tanks.
  6. I think that this older video of yours should supersede your advice in this thread: I was penning the turret roof of the VK with a 100mm gun with 225 pen reliably. Your video demonstrating that saved my tank the other day. The turret roof is the biggest weak spot you're going to see head on.
  7. Ok it wasn't a copy of Hunger Games exactly, it's just that when one dystopic movie with a rigidly defined class structure and anti-establishment protagonists quickly follows another you get the indelible impression that there has been a little band wagon jumping if you know what I mean. If there were two classic stories about a man who befriends a native american tribe then dances with wolves and they were both made into movies in quick succession then you might be inclined to think that the release of the latter is just riding Kevin Costner's coattails. I think that the moral of the fil
  8. I was in a game with this guy the other day, he spent the whole game trolling and hiding in a corner. His WN8 is 7.... just 7. He isn't a bot or an AFKer, being AFK at spawn or being a suicidal bot would be more useful than hiding and distracting. http://wotlabs.net/na/player/augustaustine
  9. Fablkak reviews Snowpiercer Have you ever thought to yourself, man Hunger Games would be so much better if it were all filmed on a train for no adequately explored reason. Well, if that was you and you actually did think that then please go and out and earn yourself a Darwin award as quickly as you can. The movie Snowpiercer takes the rigidly defined class systems of Hunger Games and exports it to an entirely locomotive setting because reasons. Oh so many great and powerful reasons, so many and so great are they that they just couldn't fit any of them into the movie. Ok sure there was some wis
  10. Guys guys guys.... what is wrong with you all? This is like listening to people talk about how fun the 107mm is going to be once they get the KV-2, or wishing that the FV 183 could mount the tortoise gun. It's a light tank.... with a 152mm. I'm gonna get the derp, and I'm going to use it to shit in the face of every waffle player and sky cancer driving son of a bitch I can find, then I'm going to find out where they live, break into their homes and teabag them while they sleep. Not only that but I'm going to take pictures of it all and post it to their family and colleagues along with a pictur
  11. I didn't actually mean to imply that you are not a good scout, although that is how it reads. What I mean to say was that the best LT players in the game don't recommend listening to him. Your attitude for continued improvement is commendable. While listening to his guide is probably better than nothing, it is something like 50+ pages of dribble for something when all that is needed is a few pages and some observant experience. I'm a total egomaniac an so I recommend two of my own guides and one of jacg123s. Jacg123's Chinese light guide and very helpful light tank hints http://forum.wo
  12. The true reason people don't like artillery, the actual reason, the scientifically proven and verifiable reason that people don't like arty is this: Playing against arty isn't fun. Artillery is (usually) not OP when you look at the stats in terms of DPG or WR. They rarely swing a battle single handedly in the way tanks do and I'm sure that the players aren't significantly worse at the game than most players of regular tanks. Why all the hate then? Because every time you get hit by artillery you feel cheated, you ask "why me?", "fuck XVM targeting arty" you might proclaim. It's just not "fun
  13. I found this tank somewhere between chlamydia and scabies. It was irritating most of the time, occasionally some relief was had while scratching however I would rather have not been infected at all. It's big and it's slow and it has thin flat surfaces everywhere. This results in it getting hit by everything and penned by everything. When an FV304 sees you they just laugh and pen you three times in a row. KV-2's pen them with HE with ease, M4's pen them with HE... Really it's one of those tanks where you're actually scared of people two tiers below you. There were a few times when people ignor
  14. I haven't played the 131 in a while, but imo the 131 is a better scout and camo sniper while the fail panther is better when the engagement range is 400m+. I also think that the change to how camo and bushes work (which I still haven't figured out) kinda hurt both tanks, but probably the 131 more as it relied on getting reasonably close, spotting and using double bushes to camo snipe. I also think that the fail panther is probably better at firing on the move and sure as hell is a better rammer. This actually makes it a good light tank killer if you're the one to start the fight. Ram then circ
  15. fablkak

    VK2801 Advice

    They really took all the fun out of the 2801. They made it weaker and weaker while at the same time the power creep of new higher tier tanks left the 2801 behind in the dust. I really can't think of any good reason to drive it these days. I would love to have a reason, but there isn't one. Anyway, there are a bunch of good guides out there for the 2801, most of them will apply. You can still passive and active scout. Focus on getting 6th sense, camo then view range (in that order). Be active, be passive, help as much as you can and YOU will be good, but the tank still isn't.
  16. The JE100 escaped the nerfs to hit other tier X TDs. Looks like that alpha will be more of an advantage than it used to be. Nothing worse than rolling lower than a E3/E4/268/155 when you go shot for shot.
  17. I used to like blind shooting into common camping areas for the first few min of slow maps like el halluf then seeing how many people I hit at the end of the game, usually 1-2 pens out of 5-10 blind shots which ain't bad at all.
  18. Yeah, the ONLY way to play this tank with any degree of success is to find somewhere near your base where you have potential shots on enemy tanks and friendly tanks that can spot for you. Ideally you want to engage people at 400m+ with this POS. It's too slow to get to what are usually considered good TD spots if they are more than a few hundred meters from base and too soft to be anywhere near the front lines. The real problem with the tank is that there is only one thing it can do with any proficiency and the one thing it can do is what I would call a low impact role, i.e. sitting in base
  19. My advice, keep your time in this POS to a minimum. If you want to elite it then only play it during X3, X5 events and take your time. You won't elite it in a week but you will elite it in far fewer games. It really is one of the worst tanks in the game. I played it when it first came out to try and win some gold, I won 3000 gold or something for my effort but I had to work very hard to make it work. This really was a painful TD. No mobility No armour Bad DPM Low hitpoints. The combination of the above features makes it one of the most useless tanks in the game.
  20. Thanks for your post. I'm glad I'm not the only one that liked this tank. First off let me say one thing, you're not disqualified for using lots of gold rounds because if you are than so am I. I also ran the gold fuel for the period it was 1/2 off which was when I had 250/302 of my games. There is no doubt about it, this tank is an expensive little tank to run which is why I have put it into retirement fr now. In maybe six months a new german tier 8 light will come out and I'll have somewhere to put my crew, until then they will be trolling the low tiers in a t-15.
  21. Ok here we go. For your first two points: 1) There is a hell of a lot of interest in a privately funded manned mission to Mars. If that isn't so crazy then I don't see why a private mission to Europa is either. 2) Because it's a private company not a military mission. Next three points Agree, I didn't really think about there being air tanks outside and the mystery poison was BS. Next five points. All of these are debatable 1) After all the testing in the world there is still the human factor, a very long time in isolation under stress people becoming a little unstable is a re
  22. I couldn't watch all of it but apparently around the 20 min mark the film maker is the first to bring up Hitler. I hereby officially invoke Goodwin's law so evolution wins by default. ps When you talk about evolution of a virus or bacteria they don't count that because that is "variation within a kind" which they believe to be somehow different to regular evolution. What they are asking for as proof is basically a bacteria changing into a moose or a fly changing into a lizard all within a personally observable amount of time.
  23. I recently found a great place for tons of free streamable documentaries. Unfortunately the first one I saw was this: Evolution vs God The goal of this doco is basically to discredit evolution and evolutionists. The whole thing is just creationist ID propaganda and the entire film fails to raise even one interesting point. Funnily enough, the true downfall of the doco comes not so much in the premise but the unscientific methods used to explore both sides of the debate. The makers of this doco basically just ask random people they found on a university campus some really stupid questions
  24. I actually kinda liked Tokyo Gore Police, so over the top that it was worth a laugh. That one scene where a bad guy has his legs chopped off and uses the blood spurting out to fly around the room like some kind of gore fuelled rocket engine... priceless. I also liked the advertising of tools specifically for self harm marketed towards teenage girls. At least I think that's what I saw, it being a while ago and in another language makes it difficult to tell. Never heard of RoboGeisha but if it's anything like FrankenHooker I'll be too busy trying to suppress an erection to make any meaningful no
  25. Dredd If you ever needed another reason to hate the Lannisters, Dredd just put it in your sandwich, a knuckle sandwich, which you just ate, without chewing, resulting in permanent bowel damage, fucking Lannisters. Don’t think of this Dredd as a remake of the 1995 Judge Dredd film, think of it as a readaptation of the comic book in much the same was as Batman has been readapted every decade or Spider Man has been remade every few weeks. That being said, I didn’t read the comics because I had the internet and found out that girls had interesting bits so I am forced into making comparisons again
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