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  1. So the Super Conq is on track. I already have that entire line unlocked but am thinking of re-buying the Caenarvon. Is it still worth getting after the buffs?

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    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      One other question. Was the tier 9 Conq ever nerfed when the Super Conq was introduced?

    3. Diriz0n

      Diriz0n

      conqueror was berfed.  A combo of nerf and buff.

       

      Gained stock option of buffed 32pdr. Gained side armour, and spaced armour front hull

      ....on the other hand, lost turret armour behind the spaced armour. Lost HP/T. Lost DPM with top gun

       

    4. kolni

      kolni

      yeah its fucking busted as shit lol 3,7k dpg btw

  2. Did the STA2 get buffed during the Japanese medium rework?

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    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Thanks guys! I'm asking because I'm thinking of grabbing it from Frontlines as a reward tank. I play FL very sporadically and honestly do not think I'll be able to reach any of the other reward tanks and have no interest in getting the WZ, but I have enough prestige to get the STA2.

    3. Diriz0n

      Diriz0n

      He describes the STA2 in detail. lt is faster, reverses better, and has a narrow block of armour. ls it worthwhile? Well it is alright, not as good as T-44 Hundred

      --It gained alot of gun mantle armour, not the turret just the gun case.

      --It gained 23km/hr reverse speed, up from twenty

      --it pretty much gained 2.5HP/Tonne more

      lnteresting to note the tech tree equivalent, STA1 got megabuffed in comparison. STA1 has great DPM now, whereas STA2 DPM remained mediocre.

       

       

    4. Matross

      Matross

      It's a paper tank, it's ok.... it's comfortable at least, speed is just meh, gun and gun handling is ok, everything else is just meh. The WZ is probably not for you, since you like good accurate guns. I should probably play a few frontlines myself.

  3. Anyone play EuroTruck or American Truck simulators? Have been seriously thinking of getting into them. Look very much like something I'd love. Also seems pretty relaxing while challenging at the same time.

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    2. simba90

      simba90

      On 6/3/2019 at 4:26 AM, PlanetaryGenocide said:

       but for some reason the games are an excellent time waster

      What he said. ^

      If you've got yourself a good wheel like a G27 or G29 then the game is great stress relief.

    3. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      I just played through the demos of both ATS and ETS2, unfortunately I do not have a wheel so used the keyboard. I can imagine though that it's much more enjoyable with a wheel. Might have to invest into one. I really enjoyed both games but ETS2 does feel like it has more going for it, like the world is fuller in it, the maps are more fleshed out.

    4. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      Hell, even if you just use an xbox controller (which is what I had to work with) it's still great

  4. Foch 155 is the last offering on the BM. I'm glad I grabbed the Blackdog when it was available because not much else was all that interesting. I probably would have picked up the Death Star but not for 23M. That's simply ludicrous.

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    2. Kymrel

      Kymrel

      Meh, I got the Panzer V/IV for giggles, the tier 3 shitter TD and because I had 50 million credits and nothing much to spend on I splurged on the Foch 155 for the memes (already had the deathstar). Might have not gotten the Foch and bought the IS-6 for memes if it had been sold for credits but I'm certainly not paying gold for that turd.

    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      Slight regret on not getting the Blackdog. It and the Caravan AX (which I already have) were the only solid deals. Good and effectively free tier 8 premiums with no horror grind attached.

    4. tajj7

      tajj7

      Got the Pz V/IV, its dirty as all hell for a tier 5 limited MM tank and great fun to play a lower tank without terrible gun handling.

      Had most of everything else, or at least the same versions (Type, IS-6, T34), so nothing else really took my interest. 

  5. Seal clubbers everywhere, put your bibs on. The Pz II J is coming to BM for 15k gold.

    Wasn't WG complaining about new player retention or something?

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    2. WhatTheSkara

      WhatTheSkara

      And apparently they don't like tier 10 gameplay either.

      Pouring 10k 183s, then another 10k Foch 155s tomorrow.

      As we didn't already have enough TDs in t10.

    3. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      The td's aren't even a problem. The problem is people jumping straight to t10. 183 players when it was released played like total shitters. 

    4. Matross

      Matross

      I'm considering buying the Foch 155. Didn't grind the line, but wouldn't mind having one facehug lulz. RIP my credits.

  6. Looks like Caenarvon AX will be following the Alpine Tiger in the BM for 9M credits.

    I don't have one but I have a Patriot which is a similar tank in terms of play style, although I really don't like it. Is it worth getting?

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    2. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      Getting a tier 8 premium for 9 mil was nice at first. Then I remembered some people wasted a bajillion hours to get it during a marathon and now it's also kinda fucking hilarious.

    3. NightmareMk9

      NightmareMk9

      I got one.  I'm down to 9M credits now.  I hope they don't post more than about 2 more tanks I want.  Otherwise I might need to sell some tier 9s

    4. Action

      Action

      Look what popped up in the NA shp as bundle today... right.. the AX.. evn if WG forced me at gunpoint to give them cash id rather take the fucking bullet

  7. Seems like the Death Star is the next offering on the Black Market. Only for a cool 23M credits. I personally don't have one and am not enticed at all about this deal. Is that strange?

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    2. HowitzerBlitzer

      HowitzerBlitzer

      Wait they buffed it?

    3. TheChang

      TheChang

      No, they nerfed the 4005 hard enough to make it one of the worst tier Xs again. The only thing it has over the 183 now is gun depression. 

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Not selling anywhere near as fast as the gold Type 59. Not worth the credits they are asking. Should be no more than 10M.

  8. I've been bouncing this idea around in my head the last couple of weeks. Is the rammer really that important on all tanks? For example, lights. Their reloads for the most part are fast and a rammer takes off a very marginal amount of time off of that. For example going from 4.8 to 4.32 secs. Would I be really hampering myself with using vents instead? And in reality, just how often does one get to realize the actual DPM?

    Also, please excuse me if this is simply a dumb idea.

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    2. 8_Hussars

      8_Hussars

      I have dropped the rammer on needle guns that reload faster than they aim and on longer loading derp guns (T-49 as Planetary mentioned and ELC bis) that don't win DPM wars and need repositioning anyway. 

    3. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      This is something that was argued about even back in my day (hence the article) and I honestly just can't support playing without a rammer if you aspire to be a better player, even if it's inefficient for your current play.

      Kolni's mention of "it depends on how good you are at keeping your dpm up" is really crux of the issue - if you aren't good at keeping your DPM up, Rammer seems less useful - what use is rammer really if you're just going to be waiting for another player to make a mistake so you can shoot again? I think this is really the underlying argument when players suggest it's unnecessary.

      The problem with this is it isn't how top players actually play the game. You're not hitting server records by playing the waiting game of reactionary play; there isn't enough time in a match for that to be feasible. If I wanted to keep 4k or whatever else I was jacking off to, I was going to have to put myself in positions where my damage was limited by how fast I could chamber the next round, not by how many times Xx_T34R64_xX would eat dirt in front of me.

    4. nabucodonsor

      nabucodonsor

       

      @DirtyACE7 sorry for the late reply ben busy lately. My general rule of thumb is that if, without vstab, it has the same soft stats of a Obj140 with Vstab or better, then it does not need it. So practically only the t100lt and few others like the combat cars.

       But you could try going for a rammer as it has very good aim time and the turret dispersion is very little. It all depends on how much your exposure time is. If you feel you aim for too long and increases your exposure too much then you need it. 

      Another thing you could is because the reload is so low anyway, just dont aim you shots, like I do with the Cromwell. The problem is if you get spotted you risk trading 180 for a lot of your HP.

      @Rexxie the problem with the LT's dpm is that it is a lie: many shots either miss or bounce and the risk of getting hit for most of you HP is a big possibility. So your effective dpm is trash. Mistakes with LTs can be greatly punished because of how easy it is to hit them. 

      Imo it is more efficient supporting by tracking and spotting rather than trying to be a dmg dealer.

  9. Is there any reason to free xp all the top modules on the Bulldog? Seems like it's about the same minus some view range when stock.

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Nope. The tank is as shit elited as stock

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Thanks. That's what I thought. Remember reading the tank got nerfed to shit after the rebalance of LT's. I really want to get the T49 but need to get through this shit bucket first.

  10. WZ-132A, be gone you filthy, cancerous swine of a tank. Simply rage-inducing. Every. Single. Game. Free XPed the last 35k to get the tier 10.

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    2. Oicraftian

      Oicraftian

      Chinese tier 8&9, 100mm gun acc is spectacularly bad.

      For the tier 8... You can actually run it with the 85mm to pretend it is the old WZ-131. It is about the same DPM if you use the bonds rammer, bonds vents, food, BIA, against old WZ-131 with vents and rammer.

      tbh, it is probably more fun.

    3. 8_Hussars

      8_Hussars

      I found the T10 alright as a medium with camo on the move.  The T9 was trash as already stated.

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      @Oicraftian I actually really enjoyed the tier 8. Worked really well for me. Accuracy wasn't amazing by any means but solid enough. Tier 9 on the other hand is a disgusting pile of trash.

  11. Played the Skorp yesterday. 10 losses in a row? The closest one was 5-15. Huh? Wtf?

    Tried tooning with a couple purples. 30% win rate. LOL. Is the WoT player base getting dumber and dumber?

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    2. Enroh

      Enroh

      dude you spent way too much time on that but your point was made :doge:

    3. Oicraftian

      Oicraftian

      All in service of the true purples, is this blue.

       

      It is also something I plan to use elsewhere.

    4. Enroh

      Enroh

      And we appreciate the content. And effort.

  12. So WG NA decided to change the On-Track missions, for whatever reason. Now you need to acquire 25k xp within 24 hours in order to progress to various stages. FFS! Really? Why the fuck do this? What was wrong with how it was set up originally? Once again, fuck WG.

    1. NightmareMk9

      NightmareMk9

      That has GOT to be a programming error.  I did see a bunch of people saying that the XP for missions was wiped when WG "Reset" the WZ on track a couple days go.

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      It gets reset after 24 hours. So if let's say you've ground only 12k of 25k, then it gets reset and next day you have to grind out the same 25k again.

      WG just seems incapable of doing something without a screw up.

  13. I'd like to ask for tips for dealing with nerves and frustration with this game. Please don't suggest alcohol or drugs. I actually have a desire to play but my fuse is seems to not only be short but pretty much non-existent lately. Is there any specific things I should focus on during matches that help with staying calm and composed? I have been playing this game for four years and this is still my greatest struggle by far. I know that if I can stay calm, then I will play a shit ton better. When I'm frustrated/flustered I pretty much become a retard.

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    2. WhatTheSkara

      WhatTheSkara

      Went to tier 6/7/8, had some great games.

      It doesn't matter if your team is stupid as there are a couple of one man army tanks at those tiers that can literally carry a 1v15 without a sweat. Also can't wait for FL so I can farm some mad credits 

    3. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      I don't know if meta is the same on the EU server but on NA right now we have like 4 light tanks per team every game. So it basically comes down to which team's lights are less brain-dead and that team will be guaranteed to win.

    4. j_galt

      j_galt

      A serious suggestion is to bench the T9 Chinese light for a while.  It seems to be affecting your  outlook.  It's not a lovable tank, so why bother.  Play fun tanks

  14. How does one play WZ-132A? I'm being totally serious. I cannot break a 44% win rate. I go from games where I either cannot hit a single thing, everything bounces or critical hits, or I do hit shots and still lose the battle because a third of the team does 0 damage.

    I'm ripping my hair out with this tank.

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    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Yeah i'm using optics, vert stab and vents. Still can't do shit. Just constant loses. Either I cannot hit or pen anything or my teams simply melt in first two minutes. Game after game. Not happening in any other tanks, just this fucking thing. I'm totally confused with this tank. What am I supposed to be? A shitty light or a shitty med? Because right now neither one is working, at all.

    3. WhatTheSkara

      WhatTheSkara

      You lose because lights can't really carry anymore, plus pubbies can't be relied upon for actually hitting their shots or getting in good positions to rape what you spot.

      It's the nature of random battles. And it's a shame you can't use tier 5/7/9s in skirmishes anymore, was great to grind them there.

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Yeah it seems that way, especially since the wheeled vehicles came along, the regular lights are just relegated to the back of the line. I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall every game I'm playing the WZ. Although

  15. Oh good, the weekend is here. Trash comes out of the woodwork and games become 2-15 and 3-15 fests with at least a quarter of your own teams doing 0 damage game after game.

  16. WZ-132A, played 20 games, 14% win rate. Is this tank programmed to lose?

    1. Wanderjar

      Wanderjar

      with the wheelies around it definitely puts the 132-1/132A in a really weird playstyle. I'm still adjusting to it in the chinese scouts. they play almost like an anti-wheelie/counter position but its odd. enough armor to be effective against them frontally, but not quiet enough alpha to really scare them off immediately. 

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      The guns are too troll to deal with wheelies effectively in the Chinese lights.

      I'm also still on the fence whether I should continue using optics or switch to vents and play more like a medium.

  17. Anyone else get homicidal feelings from WoT? This is the only thing in my life that gives me such feelings.

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    2. j_galt

      j_galt

      Think more about - homicide?

    3. Oicraftian

      Oicraftian

      I do not think it is beyond human comprehension to contemplate elimination of the perceived obstacles.

    4. j_galt

      j_galt

      Not disturbing at all...

  18. WTF is up with Frontlines? How can one get 11 defense games and only 3 attack? Why is this happening?

    Also, which is better, air strike or artillery barrage?

    1. Balthazars

      Balthazars

      The arty barrage at full does a lot more damage if it connects, but is smaller AoE than the air strike. I prefer the former to the latter purely because if you land it it's a definite lock-in-place track damage and decent HP damage (enough to kill soft targets) which can be very important for stopping people on cap. The Air Strike lacks killing power in my opinion, but is better at hitting multiple targets at once or those in awkward positions for the arty.

    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Thank you! That's kind of what I was thinking too but needed confirmation.

    3. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      Arty barrage is way more consistent. Air Strike only useful if you're hitting multiple grouped-up targets at once.

  19. Obj 430, yet another cursed tank. How oh how do I win more than 40% of the games in it?

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    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      2.7k dmg in wz1114 - 50% wr. I get you man

    3. FavreFan4ever

      FavreFan4ever

      430U isn't working for me somehow lol. Small sample size but a 29% WR in mine. I'm trash though.

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      T10 is trash now. I got so tilted I put my 277 dpg at 1900. From 2900. Seriously I feel like my brain is not working when I pull 2450 in a t8 Somua, 2150 in an o-ho,  hell even 2200 in a m103 but now I can't pull 2k in a 277

  20. Playing T28 Prototype (E4 on track). Dying of cancer at 28km/h and a 0.35 accuracy gun that might as well be 0.55 accuracy.

  21. What's the verdict on the Lansen C? I'm not finding any threads about it. I also got a 20% coupon and wondering whether this tank is worth getting.

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    2. Matross

      Matross

      I bought it... idk dirty, idk. IDK if it's for you. I know how much you hate getting artied, and... well... I still have XVM camo so I didn't get targeted the 1 game I played mine, but I can't imagine you having a good time with it, especially if you get arty focused. It's literally made of paper.

      The good side.. OK gun, dispersion doesn't allow you to consistently snipe. I find myself usually firing twice to hit target when sniping. The speed is nice. The gun handling is ok, feels comfortable. It feels like it's designed to run around with other mediums and quickly eliminate tanks doing the whole peek-a-boo over a hill kind of play.

      People are saying the Sabaton is better, due to turret, but... the lansen does have the alpha over it. Like Deus said, it's a tier 8 leo, without the German accuracy.

      More than a tier 8 leo... I feel like it's a faster ravioli. 

       

    3. Kymrel

      Kymrel

      I sort of like it. Feels sort of... balanced? Arty is a PITA, but that's nothing unique to this tank I'll be using it in Frontlines, the mobility, alpha and gun depression should make it comfortable to play there.

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      Thank you for all your opinions. Hmm... I think I might pass on it. I watched a few reviews as well and no one seems to really agree on this tank. Some say it's good and some say it's not, mainly due to bad gun handling, which I myself stay away from if can help it.

  22. Do the females that were awarded via Christmas boxes expire at some point? Do I have to assign them to a tank before a certain date?

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    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      For me they are all future commanders. Much too valuable to be anything else.

    3. erikred

      erikred

      WG stated they have no expiration date this year. Since they introduced the new garage tab, all earned crewmembers stay in Barracks until recruited for specific tank. Wells had a claim expiration date for claiming via prime loot, she would have also stayed in barracks if credited to your account but not assigned to a tank.

    4. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      @erikred Thanks for the clarification.

  23. Stopped focusing on winning and simply getting as much damage as possible. Suddenly the game is more enjoyable and much less stressful. Still getting the wins though.

    1. Matross

      Matross

      2 ideologies to win.

      Play for the win (support flanks, flex when other flank is failing, kill the 1 shots, etc. etc.) vs do as much damage as possible, to ensure your win.

      Maybe all along, you just needed the "f it, screw everyone else, i'm going to play my game" and damage farming = your way of ensuring you win? Maybe high dpm tanks with good mobility = your play style/

  24. Wheeled vehicles are a new type of cancer for WoT. Prove me wrong.

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    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @Fulvin I'd argue even just before 1.0 it was good. Flawed but good. 

    3. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      While 1.0 made the game significantly shitter, the game was already well and truly fucked before that point. But when you’ve got a player base willing to pay AAA title money for 1 pixel tank, it’s hardly surprising that game balance stopped being a priority.

    4. snowdude21325

      snowdude21325

      @Jesse_the_Scout Yes a tumor can grow on a tumor, technically

  25. Has anyone gotten the special Twitch Prime bundle for WoT? I was thinking of doing it but I do not want to pay for Amazon Prime for a whole year. Is it possible to get the bundle without having to commit to paying for any subscriptions?

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    2. DirtyACE7

      DirtyACE7

      I see. Thanks for the clarification.

    3. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      You also might be able to give a free twitch prime sub to someone

    4. minivinny789
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