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  1. Asking for CW: is the E 100 now better than the Maus at being a brick?

    279s are not an option.

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    2. Snoregasm2


      @lavawing yeah, 60tp is used but for an entirely different role to "bricks". As you say, it is usually to spot a flank/hold a position hull down, using HE splash to shoot other hull down tanks. Primary example is Himmels windows.

      It doesn't influence this debate about Maus vs E 100.

    3. hall0


      Last Campaign I never saw a Mause once. If you need heavy steel go for the E100. 
      What is interesting though the choice of guns isn´t as clear as it was in the past. Small gun has now so much dpm it is actually better in most scenarios. 

    4. MagicalFlyingFox


      We've been using the small gun exclusively, since no team is made up of solely E100s. Usually only one or two.

  2. Thought experiment:
    Would the Type 5 heavy be OP if it got like 3500 base HP? 

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    2. SchnitzelTruck


      Make it one of those bullet sponge bosses and give it a special soundtrack when encountered. 

    3. Haswell


      HP creep is how we got alpha creep in the first place, pubshit crying that stuff aren't dying fast enough so you get 850 alpha TD guns.

      850 alpha guns wouldn't even be broken in the current meta, right?

    4. lavawing


      @Haswell meh 850 sounds like tier 8 alpha 


  3. New siggy:


    Putting the 'try' in tryharding

    1. echo9835


      wow. Some day I hope to be as good as you.

    2. lavawing
  4. Is anyone on SEA and can play 8s?

    I need an ally meatshield for my Somua SM - can run the Borrat as well

  5. Is the 5A off meta rn?

    Feels really hard to do anything in it, gun is derpy as always, armour might as well not exist...

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    2. SchnitzelTruck
    3. Sapros


      I've always liked the gun on the 5A more than the one on the 277. 

    4. MagicalFlyingFox


      5A suffers from not-a-chief syndrome where the chief just does the same thing but better.

  6. how do I 3 mark the IS-6 in this day and age?

    btw reqs are uber low - 2.2k combined but getting there seems even harder. tank can't play support and its only leverageable strength is that people have to aim to pen.

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    2. PityFool


      @lavawing Yea I think its usually best to avoid them, depends if they have any overmatch areas on the turret roof or something that you could work on, if not then just move elsewhere. Tier 7 heavies are great fodder.

      I'm sorta working on the 112 atm, its so much more capable with the strong UFP and 250 HEAT.

    3. lavawing


      1 hour ago, PityFool said:

      @lavawing Yea I think its usually best to avoid them, depends if they have any overmatch areas on the turret roof or something that you could work on, if not then just move elsewhere. Tier 7 heavies are great fodder.

      I'm sorta working on the 112 atm, its so much more capable with the strong UFP and 250 HEAT.

      112 and 111 are both a lot more workable IMO also because of speed

      the IS-6 is effectively stuck with no gold round on a gun that's already notoriously inaccurate. tier 7s are great fodder as you say - but then I've gotten exactly 1 game with tier 7s over the last 30 (2.2k combined), so far, and no 6s.........

      can't even bully meds because 90% of the meds you see are going to be Progettos, Borrasques, CS-52s and 274As. seems like the only way to play is to be opportunistic in the heavy corner and wait for people to overpeek/overcommit, like a very overweight, flightless vulture with one blunt beak and no finesse

      the last 5% are going to be painful

    4. PityFool


      @lavawing hows the grind going?

      Just finished the 112, ended up with slightly lower numbers at 2650 dpg and ~550 assist. That surprised me, because it felt like I was having an easier time. Onto the KV-5 next I think.

  7. god I miss Diriz0n :panting:

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    2. echo9835


      D0 y0u think admitting it w0uld bring him back 0r sh0uld we try the b00k club?

    3. lavawing


      @Snoregasm2 I distinctly remember that what he said was not that the P65 is better than the Standard, but that it was better than the Skoda T50 :kappa: (whether that is another prophecy that will come true I do not know)

      the fact I had so much trouble following his 'point' also meant I inadvertently seared it into my mind.

    4. Snoregasm2


      @lavawing yeah tbh he rambled a lot, so i'm not sure either. I think the point was that Standard B was better than Progetto tier for tier, and the Skoda T50 was worse than the Standard B (pre-nerf)?

  8. r/WorldofTanks - Old premium tanks buffs
    At long last the Spershing gets to have a fighting chance against its sworn enemy: the valley spawn on Westfield.

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    2. lavawing



      if they ever get around to buffing the CDC I'd expect it to go like this:

      Chasseur d Chars (Tier 8, Premium, MT)

      Gun depression: 10 > 12 degrees

      Aim time: 2.1 > 1.9

      Dispersion: 0.33 > 0.32

      Penetration of Shell Frt Prf 144: 259 > 265

      HP: 1400 > 1420

      Changed armor of booking (mantlet becomes 150mm spaced)

    3. lavawing


      FV4202 (P) (Tier 8, Premium, MT)

      Dispersion: 0.32 > 0.31

      HP: 1400 > 1500

      Changed armor of turret (turret face becomes 220 base)


    4. Balthazars


      @Rexxie I think the view range buff to the STA-2 will probably be the most noticeable, that will make it one of the highest view-range mediums in the tier if I'm not mistaken (from memory only the tech-tree US and Brit mediums have 400 as well, and they are both markedly slower and less maneuverable). At least that will give it something in which it excels at, rather than just being another so-so 240-alpha all rounder.

  9. at what point did the 13-57 become completely broken?

    tank feels like a borrat at tier 7 ffs

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    2. Deus__Ex__Machina


      its a terrible credit maker btw, so take that into account. you need full gold and it tanks credits while doing so 

    3. SchnitzelTruck


      Ive always loved and hated it. Its such a janky fun expensive af tank that kinda sucks but also kicks total ass.

    4. lavawing


      @Jesse_the_Scout higher expecteds than most tier 8 prems.

  10. COYaQuw.png

    and so continues my odyssey of bad decisions

    1. echo9835
    2. Tarski


      Is it fun bad or plain bad?

    3. lavawing


      @Tarski depends on how much you're into self harm
      I guess it's kinda agile in an E75 ish way

      overall feels like a budget Chrysler with a gun so humongous that it ends up shooting itself in the foot (tracks?) - big 705A vibes

  11. kinda want the GSOR but alrdy have the T77

    Bisonte looks autistic af and kinda endearing 


    1. PityFool


      GSOR is completely different to the T77 tho..?

  12. 121 is gud now

    never realised it but the tank accelerates weirdly quickly after the 45 kph mark 

    not sure whether to run turbo to bump top speed to 61 or max out gun handling with vents

    tank gets >445 vr regardless

    1. Tman450


      Might have to try it again, the biggest problem I had with the 121 was how slow it was for a medium, plus how massive the hull is 

      Might have to retry my WZ-120 too, they buffed it nicely

  13. Stabs or turbo on the E5? 

    1. ZXrage


      I do rammer/Vstab/turbo. I'm not bothered by lacking VR since I'm brawling heavies anyway. The gun handling is good but just not good enough to justify dropping vstab esp since I fight close range and I need the consistency

    2. lavawing


      hmm tbh with ivents the gun handling felt good enough, but required some cruise control for longer shots. I checked tanks.gg and even without stabs the thing has better bloom than a 277/5A with stabs.

      I then tested it with istab and it basically doesn't bloom no matter what you do - which is a bit overkill for a tank that has enough armour to sit and half-aim. still, if I was going to play it as a pure support heavy vents/stab/rammer might well be the way to go. it's what the streamers do, anyway.

      turbo makes the tank so much more of a slippery target and really throws people off since E5s can't usually reverse fast enough to avoid fire. plus, the other boon of running turbo is that you are now consistently fast enough to avoid stupid hulldown slugfests and pick less heavy engagements.

  14. Bought the M53/55. The "tank" is ridiculous and I am highly tempted to slap Ivents/Irammer/Bounty IRM on it

    Blindshotting forward bushes and roof pens on Type 61s and Skorps never get old. 212 is still better at blapping heavies, but you can "counter" mediums with this.

    On a side note the 261 has the highest MoE/expecteds of any skycancer in the game which surprises me.

    1. Tman450


      261 used to be the good player arty of choice back when it was super accurate and had AP so that's not surprising.

    2. InconnuGlitterBoy


      M53/55 is my choice when the session was shit and I want to finish it with a good feeling.

  15. AUhvR66.png
    I'm dumb.

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    2. ZXrage


      Even I'm not bored enough to fork over $50 every time WG puts out a new prem, even if it IS an American one:serb:

    3. lavawing


      welp couldn't travel this year thanks to corona-chan so disposable income is disposable :feelsbad:

    4. Balthazars


      Wait, we already know what the Christmas lootbox premium tanks will be?

  16. WG: T77 will be a lootbox tank

    me: anyone stupid enough to spend money on this game is a dunce and a moron

    also me: 
     Saikou-Psycho — Had to test this out and Mika's MWPSB mascot pez...

  17. Trying to mark tanks during bot primetime is an exercise in self-flagellation not matched by anything since the day St Patrick discovered the Portuguese man-o-war

  18. Thinking of switching back to an animu/Chinese cartoon avatar to pander to wotlabs degenerates. Currently considering Riamu, some botegirl or more Psycho Pass stupidity

    @orzel286 @MagicalFlyingFox

    It's not like I consider you two to be the resident weeb trash, but, err, any ideas?

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    2. lavawing


      thing is, I'm not sure if the average quality of seasonal anime has actually been dropping, but what I can say is that the average anime these days is very average indeed, so average that I end up watching really shitty stuff like Vatican Miracle Examiner (it really is superlatively bad - I found it hard to make it past the first episode without rupturing my diaphragm)

      ah HSDxD, takes me back to my highschool days when streaming extremely questionable anime during history class was somehow socially acceptable

      > as I said I'm not a lolicon...........................................................................................but then again, Z23's oath skin makes my pp   T H E   B I G   P P.......

      > joke's on you I'm into blonde twintail tsunderes 

      > konosuba is fun and gives you context for a number of very good doujins, good waste of time

      > Sei Shōnagon, illustration from an issue of Hyakunin Isshu (Edo period)
      > does this count as a vtuber?

    3. MagicalFlyingFox


      Average quality has definitely been dropping.

      I used to watch at least 3 or 4 shows per season.  This season its just me waiting for more Great Pretender.

      Next season though, the Higurashi reboot is on so that will be interesting. There are a few other things as well probably so I'll be picking up a few things soon.

    4. orzel286


      > does this count as a vtuber?

      LOL, no XD Illustrated collection of poems doesn't count as vtuber XD

      Haachamachama does!


      *(translator note: "Haachamachama" means "you're crazy")

  19. @Solono @Assassin7 ben bls :popcornkitty:

    1. Assassin7


      the bots are getting smarter, bleh

  20. the 121 is such a piece of shit, I kill my team's winrate without trying

    1. lavawing


      oh wait actually feels quite nice with IAU

    2. SkittlesOfSteeI


      turbo turbo turbo turbo turbo ru med but meaty

  21. welcome back, my old friend

  22. Hory shet the E5 is great again :trump:

    Done with 'armoured' heavies and arty focus. Bitch medium all day every day parry this 0w0

    1. HowitzerBlitzer


      0w0  everyone? 

    2. lavawing


      OwO it swipped out 
      sowwy not sowwy

    3. HowitzerBlitzer
  23. No one:

    Literally no one:

    T-44-100 driving up the hill on Malinovka:

    Back To The Future GIFs | Tenor

    1. ZXrage


      That thing moves like it has no tracks, truly the hovertank

  24. how2play tier 8 mediums, 2020 ed

    1. tier 8 match without Defenders - feelsgoodman
    2. drive to 1 of the 3 corridors on the map
    3. enemy wheelie gets spotted, use your awesome soft stats to lead your sub 1k shells
    4. miss
    5. switch to APCR
    6. pound the dirt harder than Caligula smacked the sea
    7. meanwhile friendly AMX gets spotted, skillfully ducks in and out of cover while getting shish-kebabbed by 3 or 4 railguns

    be first to make it the medium hulldown spot

    1. spot a CS-52, a Bourrasque and a Progetto racing their way up
    2. use your awesome bloom to snap the Progetto dealing a game winning 220 damage. only 5 to go, hurrah!
    3. CS-52 while going 40 up the hill hitscans you from 300m away, luckily, hitting the strongest part of your armour, your gun mantlet, pens, and only takes a quarter of your HP, your commander and loader
    4. Bourrasque bumrushes you and only pens one shot; you scare him off with a colossal 250 highroll
    5. now at 1/2 HP.
    6. hang back behind cover to rethink your life decisions until you lose focus

    Bourrasque and Progetto leave to farm more obliging targets

    1. mind your own business spotting for your camping Skorpion/S1/SU
    2. enemy Renegade waddles up to your spot and you aim carefully for his LFP, dealing an incredibly average 240 damage.
    3. Renegade hugs hard cover, ducks out, and gives you .5 seconds to aim before aiming in your general direction and snapping your turret with APCR.
    4. now at 1/4 HP
    5. CS-52 peeks and leaves you at 80 HP. you track him semi broadside but don't pen. meanwhile your friendly neighbourhood camping TDs bounce off his UFP and turret because aiming is hard.
    6. CS-52 railguns the only exposed pixel on your turret. 
    7. welcome to the garage! congratulations, here are your 15k credits for doing 750 damage and 250 spotting. well played!
    1. ZXrage


      Thank you for your TED talk

    2. simba90


      You could have played four more games in the time that it took you to type that.

    3. lavawing


      @simba90 yes, but then, I would have to, you know, play four more games

  25. I literally live in HK and used to have like 10 ping. Yesterday for some reason it jumped to 110 with packet loss. And here I was wondering why I couldn't hit shit with 1569ms APCR

    At this point even ANZ is infinitely more playable wtf.
    GG CCP for turning everything you touch into shit


    1. Private_Miros


      People certainly claimed that the Great Firewall was great, but they never claimed it was fast.

    2. lavawing


      Ping is back to normal. On a side note playing on ANZ did have its perks. No more banging your head against box languages and farming bots.

      Why are Asia players so terrible anyway? The level of passivity on the server is off the charts. You will see Skorpions driving 50m from spawn to the nearest bush and park there until the team crumbles. You can literally rout an entire flank by yourself and start pushing and find 3 or 4 meds/tds/heavies still 600m from the action.

      And then there's the shitty micropositioning which makes me want to tear my hair out - I mean the constant nudging you'll get from people trying to jostle their way into the farming spot without any regard to your angling or peeking whatsoever, and when you're trying to go left and the tank to your left is trying to go right, and he'll just keep pushing till both of you are like 20kph, getting nowhere, and wasting time that could be used to get the early spots.

      Also much bigger arty presence which makes it feel like you're being actively punished for trying to play the game properly.

      I got killed a couple of times on ANZ because I was taking early positions which on ASIA people would have been content to let me have without contest, but on ANZ would be overextending. Pretty weird experience tbh.

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