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  1. Thanks man, I knew the basics (like EXNOM) but not the level of detail you have there, it was an interesting read. I guess that's kind of my point though - you look at FAME (or other tryhard clans) through the lens of that schism 8/9 years ago. That was before WGL, before tourneys for $/prizes, whilst the game was still very much young. It made sense back then that randoms were still fulfilling to good players, as the game was only a few years old and what could be done was still unexplored (w/r, DPG etc.). That was 8 years ago. Any player at the top of the game back then would pretty muc
  2. I think you're both missing the point of a clan like FAME (or other top "competitive" clans). They exist to give players an end game and goal to work towards and to be able to actually have some kind of competitive goal, as randoms is not a motivation for them. I watch a few FAME streamers - a lot of them have pretty much marked every tier 10 (Chief, 279, Carro included), often to 100% MoE - what's the point of playing randoms after that? Sure, you can push DPG, but that's small gains and the 100% MoE kind of acts as a proxy for that anyway. Even streaming / making money that way (which a lot
  3. Mate do the High Caliber - it was very easy with the Wt auf Pz IV. I reckon any of the paper TDs (Borsig, Skorpian) would also work. You have 20 games, and in reality it's 3 in 19 if you keep resetting. I'd rather skip the block or scouting tbh.
  4. Yeah I've been trying the tier 8, but maybe I should just buy the tier 9. Or skip.
  5. Yeah I'm finding Bloc-2 (4 Shellproofs in 10 games) INCREDIBLY difficult. You need to: 1. Do it 4 times in 10 (rather than like 2 in 5, like other missions). 2. Get people to actually shoot you. So many shots, including not damaging HE, don't count, which is bullshit. 3. And, last but not least, Shellproof means you need to SURVIVE. So you need to basically win half your battles, without dying, and getting shot enough to get it.
  6. 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


      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


      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


      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.

  7. Damn @kolni, you're still pumping out great content for the community, and I for one really appreciate it. I think we all take for granted all the great stuff written years ago and how much there is (or was, at the time), and the level of effort that goes in to pulling something like this together. I hope it isn't your last serious content piece (there's still a lot you've got to offer, on more individual subjects like tank reviews, maps etc.), but if this is it a good way to go out. Looking forward to parsing through fully after work.
  8. 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


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

    2. kolni


      wait what

    3. Snoregasm2


      Sorry, lost my updates, not the full post. 

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

  9. If you have a decent camo crew, that helps. Rammer, IRM, Optics (as you can't use vents or vstab). Use the camo directive as well - if you're like me, you have 100s you've never used. It has good camo values already, but the crew + camo directive + chocolate means you have basically light tank camo, and tier 9 does allow some vision abuse when top tier / end game. Generally play it like a leo or other bitch sniping meds. Because your gun is 1) sooooo accurate, 2) has insane APCR pen and 3) great velocity, you can basically snipe / brute force your way through heavies front on, from the se
  10. I'd honestly recommend the Wt auf Pz IV. I have 7 Top Guns in it and I think all 7 are since I played it for missions. I was averaging 2.22 kills in it, and the 560 alpha let's you finish off a lot of fairly high HP tanks that a 390 gun wouldn't, and it reloads about as fast as most 390 guns, which always surprises people. Outside of that, low alpha (e.g. Kpz) doesn't work great, so I'd go either of the Leos (Pta worse tier for tier since nerf, but better MM, and both have 420 alpha) or the E 50. E 100 would be too slow / inconsistent. For the main thread, i'll update the OP tonight.
  11. This annoys me how this has been something people have said since pretty much I started playing early 2013. I guess it's kind of come true on NA, but on EU there's still plenty of people playing, including new players (bots at lower tiers scares me though). How have you adapted to playing tier 10 again? Do you like that the main yardstick to measure success has moved from W/R to DPG / marks? I remember back in 2013 to say 2016 or so that the DPGs people pull nowawdays were just pipe dreams, and anyone chasing DPG / WN8 / stats generally were frowned upon (especially here) as peo
  12. Some good shouts, including some I had no idea on (Chimera, really? Might save me free xp-ing up to the FV). I'll add in and credit when I get a chance.
  13. Yes, they do - I remember tracking progress when I was doing the missions.
  14. No rush. I might try and complete all 4 missions' tank picks, so you and @GehakteMolen can feed in all at once. I'll then move to the individual missions (although not sure on the format yet). The scout missions I'll definitely need help on, as I've not done many yet. Same for blocking.
  15. It'll follow - there's a lot to cover! In short though, it will be VK 100P, KV-4 and Object 268v-4. It's easier in tier 8s as you can get tier 6 games where even your lower plate is tough angled, and the v4 is good due to lower hp pool and you essentially yolo with it and invite shots from mid to long range.
  16. EDIT 12/05/21 - All Alliance and Coalition tips completed, main intro guide done and some recommended tanks added. Still missing Bloc and Union guides in full. TBC whether added, as most people skip 2 lines. Shout outs to @sr360, @GehakteMolen, @CraBeatOff, @PityFool, @8_Hussars (maybe link your doc separately?) and @Ezz for contributions so far. Pleased to see this is a real community guide and not just my ramblings. EDIT 30/05/21 - I completed Coalition-15, after already completing Bloc-15 (both without honours) - with 6 Orders, I skipped Alliance-15 and Union-15 to get the 279(e):
  17. I think by ebola he meant 279(Ebola), but I could be wrong. I'll look to pull something together when i get some time. I'll call out spaces (which you can fill as a mod) or edit (if @GehakteMolen feeds in) when I do it. I'm good on all the damage/kills missions more or less (but welcome other thoughts), it's the scouting (your forte) and blocking ( @GehakteMolen's specialty as a good heavy player) that I'll need input on.
  18. I was literally thinking about making a guide, taking my own learnings + @GehakteMolen (who is also doing them right now) and @sr360 (as a light tank guru), but I didn't think there was any interest. This is useful for grouping all the missions, but I don't agree with a lot of his conclusions (maybe because he isn't unicu so he approaches differently): http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/635317-rocketman’s-guide-to-completing-the-object-279-missions-while-minimizing-wot-rage/ If there's interest I can try and pull together a Wotlabs (rather than official forums) guide.
  19. I'm not far behind and started slightly later (15 March I think) - it's interesting to see different tactics used. Some of the missions you mentioned in your first post i've done just playing normally (Coalition battle heroes x5 - Progetto + EBR 75 makes it easy, Alliance 2 Confederates - CS-52 Lis, with honours, Bloc x4 High Caliber, Wt Auf Pz IV, with honours in 13 games), but a lot of the ones you've done first I've not even tried (all blocking + scouting basically). Different playstyles I guess. So far I've done all of them in tier 8 tanks + Wt Auf Pz IV + arty (261 and tier 9 FV) -
  20. Not sure if you've seen this already, but it generally holds up: https://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/28910-tier-10-struggles-response-to-snoregasm/ I'd say the meta has gotten worse at tier 10 since this post, but as @kolni said then, tier 10 is harder (meta/MM notwithstanding) because 1) The guns punish you so much more; and 2) there's less mechanics abuse by being a better player (not as many lower tier viewranges, low pen, most players know the best camping spots so no free dmg etc.), which is prevalent in lower tiers. Most shitters either avoid tier 10 or take out their FVs/Jag
  21. 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


      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


      @Snoregasm2 I punished myself for the Bonds. 

    4. kolni


      4200 average 10 games in, standard purple equips

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

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

  23. 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


      mmmmm food...

    2. 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


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

  24. 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


      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


      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. 

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