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Status Updates posted by Snoregasm2

  1. 12 games, 0 wins. And that's with 4.9k average dmg in the Vz. 55.

    Why did I start playing again?

     

  2. Before I equip the 279, is it a tank that needs Improved Config? I've heard it gets ammo racked a lot, and I noticed Daki runs that in randoms (and uses Hardening in competitive games).

    I've got the other 2 slots as purple Rammer / V stab, but again, is it slow enough to drop V stab?

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    2. sr360

      sr360

      I think that's a decent start. I used to run iVS/iRammer/iMod Config for randoms, then got pressed into service for CW and was asked to put hardening, and then just left it as such.

    3. kolni

      kolni

      I made do marking it without config, I just hade to save repkit for racks instead of repairing track to get the extra shot off

      I did rammer, stab and hardening

    4. GehakteMolen

      GehakteMolen

      i went with rammer / stab / hardening, however track repais seems suprising slow, so perhaps hardening would help with that also (so far my driver dies more as ammo so for ammorack its not that bad)

      ps: HE rework should help this tank a lot, that seems to be main weakness (met an E3 and 60Tp head on, it didnt end well for me...)

  3. Well, 279(e) is get. Time to update the guide!

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Enjoy it. Got it only a few days before you and I while I knew its uber OP jesus. I never realized how easymode it is. Just know where enemies with sub 330 premium pen are. Go there. Laugh.

  4. Why the fuck is Mines still allowed at high tiers?

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    2. hall0

      hall0

      Mines is cancer. Only worth playing in lowtier. 

      I have it banned for ages and I don't miss it. And you know why I don't miss it? This worthless programmers at WG will let me play this shit again when playing other game modes. 

       

    3. kolni

      kolni

      I turned off everything just so I would never have to see erlenberg ever again

    4. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Yeah the problem is Mines isn't worth banning due to how shit some of the other maps are, plus you have to turn Encounter off.

      I couldn't even ban it when I did have Encounter off and I was doing scouting missions for the 279, as I needed to ban Himmels and Ensk.

      Minsk is pretty much a perma ban unless doing scouting, and right now I have Overlord banned because it's so inconsistent/team dependent. I did have Airfield for a long time, and I sometimes ban Abbey. All of those allow you to play Assault / Encounter still.

      Mines would be after those 4.

  5. Just got 16k spotting in the EBR. I wish the mission was get 15k in 10 battles.

    On the bright side, 2 Patrol Duties in 2 games, and something i've never seen before - my mark went up 5% from 75% to 80% in one game. This tank is fucking broken.

    1. sr360

      sr360

      Yeah, I have lots of thoughts about the EBR, none of them good. It's a tank that rewards GOFASTYOLO more than careful positioning and knowledge of terrain, maps, and lines of vision.

    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      I literally just drove around the ridges all game, until I cleared out a flank (too late, although my team were super passive). Not once did I have to use a good spotting bush, or dogfight anything: http://wotreplays.eu/site/5891575#prokhorovka-snoregasm2-panhard_ebr_105

      You know me - I'm not a good LT player by any stretch. When I got 13k spotting in the Manticore I was super proud, as I worked for it. In this I did less but got more - it's just ridiculous really.

    3. sr360

      sr360

      While there's a difference between a good player in an EBR vs a bad player in an EBR, I've seen far too many games dominated by players who just run around randomly changing direction. The other issue is the insane escalation in power from the tier 8 Lynx to the tier 10 EBR 105 -- I struggle to think of another line where there is such a sharp rise in power from T8 to T10, and of another tank which so defines/dominates the meta of the tier. I suppose on NA the next closest thing is the M44 at tier 6, but that's more about dictating how you have to play while three M44 mains pound your team every 7 seconds, but even then it's not the same thing. It also dictates how every other tier 10 light, and indeed medium, is played -- either you're an EBR or you set up specifically to counter EBRs. There is no 3rd way.

  6. FML just spent 20 mins updating the 279 OP and i accidentally clicked a bookmark (my Wotlabs stats, ironically) and lost it all

    1. CraBeatOff

      CraBeatOff

      This will teach you to look at your own stats!!!  :QBSeal:

    2. kolni

      kolni

      wait what

    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Sorry, lost my updates, not the full post. 

      I spent like an hour tonight sorting it, so all good now.

  7. Credited with the Concept 1B tonight. Has anyone got theirs yet? Thoughts?

    EDIT: Nevermind - http://wotreplays.eu/site/5859757#karelia-snoregasm2-concept_1b 

    1 battle, 1 Ace tanker. Has insane armour, is fast as a medium, has no weakspots frontally from what I can tell, has insane gun handling. WTF WG?!

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    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Yeah had tokens from previous seasons. I just finish the qualification and ended with 10 - couldn't force myself to play further in the leagues.

    3. sr360

      sr360

      @Snoregasm2 I punished myself for the Bonds. 

    4. kolni

      kolni

      4200 average 10 games in, standard purple equips

      Doesn’t feel as OP as it felt playing against one tbh

  8. Erlenburg is such a dogshit map. Why the fuck can't the ranked rotation be the same as CW tournaments? 

  9. WG got me in the end. I didn't spend any credits on the BM and just spent 51m on consumables.

    rEaL gAmErS UsE fOoD

    1. echo9835

      echo9835

      mmmmm food...

    2. kolni

      kolni

      that should last you quite a while though, and theoretically (unless wg does another gold ammo sale, jeez that was a trainwreck) it's the best possible use for excess credits anyway

      it's the smart play in the end

    3. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      I mean, you really didn't spend anything, seeing as you can instantly convert is straight back to credits anyway.

  10. Just got the Chimera. What's the over/under on how long it will take to get the 279?

    I'm starting with the arty missions to get them out of the way. 

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    2. sr360
    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Update. Got Coalition-15 and Alliance-15 from the Chimera done in the ELC Even 90 (Prok, ez clap) and the Chieftain respectively, so now I have 8 orders. Do you get more than 8 from the Object 260 missions? Still stuck on TD-15 and HT-15 on those (not stuck, per se, just not grinded for them).

      In terms of 279, I've done 4 each of Bloc, Alliance and Union. Mainly the damage + arty missions so far. Stayed away from scouting and blocking for now, so I can just play normal tanks.

      I think i'll play those 3 missions as much as I can "normally", before working out which 1 to skip fully and which one needs individual skips. As I've done 0 of the Coalition missions it seems the obvious choice for the other full skip, but then again Progetto 46 will easily farm some of the missions, e.g. kills, plus any of the spotting missions are probably easy mode for an EBR, as @GehakteMolen said.

    4. sr360

      sr360

      No, there is no crossover from the 260 and 279 missions. You have the Max you can get from the Chimera and Excalibur— any more orders will need 279e -15 missions done with honors. 
      Let me know if I can help more! Missions are frustrating and I like helping people out with them. 

  11. I've come away from this year's Black Market with just the E 50M skin for the min bid and . . . I'm happy. Only really wanted the T-22 for the collection (bid 40m), but as I'm terrible in RU meds I doubt I would have even played it much.

    Other than that, I would have got the FV if it was available for credits like Foch, and the only tier 8 prems I want that I don't have are the SU-130pm and the GSOR, neither of which were even rumoured.

    Glad I didn't spend for the sake of it.

    1. Expendable_Lad

      Expendable_Lad

      Me too brotha - EMIL 1951 was only thing that I wish I had picked up. 

  12. Just had a 0 - 15 game where every single one of my team was <50% w/r.  The botting in this game is systemic and ridiculous.

  13. Fancy reviewing my CS-52 LIS carry? I got lucky with the retards at the end but I have no idea how to push the tempo of that game earlier.

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    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Thanks man - it's here: http://wotreplays.eu/site/5766490#westfield-snoregasm2-cs-52

      I know you prefer tier 10 games when reviewing tier 8 gameplay, so there's these two as well if you want:

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/5756150#erlenberg-snoregasm2-cs-52

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/5764010#teams - could I have carried this?

      Bonus Kzp 50 t:

      http://wotreplays.eu/site/5772460#glacier-snoregasm2-kampfpanzer_50_t - how did I fuck up the end game?

    3. kolni

      kolni

      I'm going to post these in the replay review thread I just made if you don't mind?

    4. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Of course mate

  14. Sorry if I've missed it in another thread, but Italian heavies:

    1. Are any of them worth it; and

    2. In what order do they stack up tier for tier? 

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    2. GehakteMolen

      GehakteMolen

      the t7 so far is playable, i use the stock gun though, 6 sec rld is quite good (T20 has 8 for example)

      Its just turns like a whale, with barely any armour...

    3. Spartan96

      Spartan96

      Just gonna vent about the carro its standard round has a velocity of 960 m/s which is horrible for a tier 10. 

    4. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      @Spartan96 literally no one who has the tank will be firing standard ammo, so that's not an issue.

      Or at least no one I know (myself included) does.

  15. Apparently Fadin's medals are like buses - 40k battles without any, then 2 in a month, both with the 13 57 on the SAME MAP:

    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5690539#studzianki-snoregasm2-amx_13_57

    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5718380#studzianki-snoregasm2-amx_13_57

  16. Got blocked out on Highway in the city, so I couldn't help our team push (it was too narrow to go around). The guy reversed into me and 3 allies died. I send a report to WG w/replay and I get banned for 3 days for pushing him.

    You can't make it up. 

    P.S. he did 0 dmg, I did 3k, after I gave up and retreated. 

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    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      I wouldn't normally, but he was an arse and completely unapologetic. I've found that physics abuse (i.e. blocking) does usually lead to bans, so i've sent a couple in the past - I feel like it helps the pond scum realise that yes, they are in fact in the wrong and need to learn.

      More fool me.

       

    3. PityFool

      PityFool

      I miss back in the day when you could just TK them and use their wreck as cover while you carry.

    4. lavawing

      lavawing

      @PityFool i still have fond memories of travelling all the way from the enemy spawn to TK your arta at base

      'sry. it be lag.' I said.

  17. I will admit, although the E 75 TS gun handling is trash compared to Renegade, there are some things that a Renegade just can't do - http://wotreplays.eu/site/5683054#fjords-snoregasm2-e_75_ts. In I think any other tier 8 there is no way I carry this situation.

    Pleased to know 1,861 base XP is an Ace at last - this thing is almost as hard to Ace as the Bourrasque.

  18. I just bought the Jagd E100. I think I need help.

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    2. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      at least its fun for the first dozen battles

    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      @lavawing yeah, I only solopub.

      @Rexxie I must be doing it wrong, got to 8 games with it and didn't really enjoy it.

      I felt like I was just chasing damage in all my games so far, or too slow to do anything. I think I need to just be more aggressive, but the one time I did that on Himmels an S Conq just farmed 1600 HP from me whilst I was hull down. I reckon I'll play it looking for that "perfect" game and probably never find it.

      On the bright side, 420 HEAT is just . . . just the tops. I was shooting UFP for fun/testing purposes. I want them to know that I could have shot weakspots, but chose not to as a fuck you.

    4. PityFool

      PityFool

      Nothing is more annoying than casually farming a JPE through his superstructure with gold, and then they have the AUDACITY to post a round through the thickest part of my perfectly positioned tank with 420 HEAT.

  19. Is E 75 TS worth it? Where does it sit in the tier 8 pecking order?

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    2. lavawing

      lavawing

      @CandyVanMan that was my initial opinion as well

      but the bloom/armor profile/speed encourage you to rush points and leverage hulldown which is not exactly optimal in this meta IMO. I say it's not optimal, largely because of maps 1.0 meta - where before something like a T-10/430 II could win you games with next to no effort/skill 

      also the armor is easy to leverage but shit against high pen, i.e. >250 pen rounds and only strong around a very small angle of fire. the armour works well against non TD stuff at mid range - but then the gun doesn't like to perform past 200m or so

      much better just to load APCR and lase tanks from across the map in a Renegade/CS-52, and less stressful too

      plus it has a lot of trouble against 9s because of the armour/exposure issues, whereas, again, a Renegade can spam APCR and do its usual thing from like 500m.

    3. CandyVanMan

      CandyVanMan

      @lavawing E75 TS can do that just as effectively as the Renegade though, it's only behind it in terms of track dispersion, which is not really that impactful unless you drive like a mong.

      E75 TS is also more mobile than Renegade, yes, seriously.

      I can much more easily leverage the armor in TS compared to Renegade, as fascist box tanks are less rng on armor, but more reliant on perfect angling. 
      It just feels more comfortable for my playstyle, which is kinda weird as I play mostly burger tanks.

      Oh, and the ammo on TS is far superior to the Renegade's ammo.

    4. lavawing

      lavawing

      E75 feels a lot more janky because of how fast it accelerates which makes the already middling bloom on movement worse

      agree with the mobility and armour and gold pen

      Renegade's armour is shit but you it's not fatal since you mostly do weird pokes at the edge of viewrange. It's kinda like the M46 in this regard - your armour is not great but your exposure time is tiny

      OTOH the 75TS's armour profile is really nice, but it mostly bleeds when relocating and from ultra high pen TDs which good positioning/angling can't mitigate. the Renegade has a weird/patchy armour scheme which mostly just buys time for you to swing your gun on target

      The E75 TS is comfy in the sense that there's always something you're meant to do in any given match, i.e. rush B and hold B. In the Renegade a lot of the time you're just waiting and sniping and ducking behind your heavies. 

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    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      I understand it's a good tank, but even factoring that in 1,500 seems insanely high to not get an Ace. The highest i'd seen before this was like 1,400.

    3. ZXrage

      ZXrage

      I remember getting a 1.5k on the bourrasque and only getting 1st class, i still dont have an ace tanker on that thing XD

    4. Snoregasm2
  20. The constant beeping from the new ping/notification system is driving me fucking insane. 

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    2. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      thank god they removed most of the beeping in the micropatch 

    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      @Sylvansight but the beeping is the same category of sounds as 6th sense - not a great idea turning that off.

    4. Sylvansight

      Sylvansight

      There's a big lightbulb or something appearing on screen at the same time?  

  21. My first tier 10 3 mark. I know, pretty shit, but i've had a mental block for years - thanks to the community here for all the tips, and in particular to @kolni for his great feedback and analysis.

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    2. RC_Tank

      RC_Tank

      nice job bro, nothing shit about 3 marking a tier 10 with what i imagine are quite high reqs

    3. SkittlesOfSteeI

      SkittlesOfSteeI

      3 marking is so funny. You spend so long trying to 3 mark something and when you finally get it they just keep on showing up and it's like "well, how did I get here?"

    4. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Thanks for the support guys. I picked the Prog 65 as: 1) I really enjoy it's playstyle; 2) I've 3 marked the tier 9; 3) It's getting nerfed soon; and 4) As some of you alluded to, it's actually got high requirements (one of the highest mediums I think). I wanted my first tier 10 3 mark to be "earned", not going and playing T-62A or something that has lowish requirements.

      I feel like I can average 4k in decent sessions now (today being a case in point, despite the shitty W/R), so I'm hoping that this is the first of many.

      Zub6PWb.jpg

  22. I just bought the EBR 105. I'm assuming that Rammer and Improved Optics are a must - what should I get as the 3rd choice - Vents or Vert Stab? I know it has good bloom values but if it is always moving does that mean Vert Stab is a must?

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    2. sr360

      sr360

      What @TheChang said. Ideally iVents/iOptics/iRammer.

    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. Played one game before the status with v stabs, but will switch up to vents. I do have iVents, but doubt i'll play it enough to make it worth applying them.

      Vents will help as I have a less than 5 skill crew, so currently view range is 443.

    4. sr360

      sr360

      Basically VR is key, you want to squeeze every meter (metre?) of VR out that you can. An ideal EBR setup is full purple equipment, with a crew with full vision setup, food, and vision directive.

  23. I don't get this game sometimes - weekend teams, yet I manage to hit 89% win ratio in 28 battles, all solo:

    zRLmF8D.jpg

    I know winrate isn't luck, but it sure fucking is wildly variable in small sample sizes.

    1. echo9835

      echo9835

      I had an 80% one day, and a 10% the next. I don't understand. 

    2. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      That’s the problem with averages: nothing is average until you reach some big numbers. I’ve got several wild anomalies WR wise in my garage with 50-200 games in them. I’ve got a 69% WR in the tier 7 Scorpion after 159 games. I’m worth 54-56% in it.

    3. Private_Miros

      Private_Miros

      Win rate is mostly luck, in small sample sizes. Even as a baddy that 89% streak would have been well over 60. It's just that those few extra battles you then win (or don't lose in a bad streak) translate to win rate over many battles when luck evens out. At that moment win rate is mostly skill. But luck does continue to play a roll for the error margin (something like 2.5% after 1k battles if I recall correctly - but that's from memory, I didn't calculate that myself).

      These are the reasons that pubbies have so much problems with the win rate concept. It's something long term. But in the daily experience, all they see is mostly luck based.

  24. I mean, not to spam the status, but after that monster Leo 1 session I followed up with a Pool's + Kolobanovs 430 game. It's getting silly now, 2 Kolobanovs in 2 hours. 

    HVxNeA7.jpg

    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5376211#steppes-snoregasm2-object_430

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      430 bad tank ;)

    2. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      @hazzgar, yeah, I did remember that debate when I had these games haha. It is kind of what I expected - decent armour you can't rely on, terrible gun handling. I do like the DPM though - that is a pleasant surprise - although it is slower than expected.

      I still prefer the Pta and Standard Bae haha.

    3. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @Snoregasm2 I've made the PTA work and Standard B is love. I agree they have higher max potential but 430 is pure comfort and yeah it will probably result better in surprise carries and kolobanovs because even if the armor is not reliable you still have extra survivability. Also 122 overmatch memes. 

       

      In PTA and Standard i usually get more 6k+ games but 430 feels nice in that "constantly go forward and kill stuff way". A bit like t95 post speed buff (though now people know how to shoot it with geld) and old old Kv1s with 122.

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