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Tman450

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    Tman450 got a reaction from tango_delta in FV215b (183) - another special vehicle and finally (after like 6-7 years?) single shot high tier French HTs   
    The Cupola on the first pictured french heavy is already making me tilted.
     
    183 should have been removed a long time ago. Now they're just milking it for gold.
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    Tman450 reacted to dualmaster333 in November Tank Marathons   
    I'm bored, so I'm starting this thread to have a place to complain when we're grinding stupid missions for tanks we don't really want. We can also laugh at the Euros who don't have the event (even though they'll probably have it in the next month). 
    The Good:
    You can get a Mutz, T34, or IS-6 for 15 days of moderate grind If you don't want these tanks, the T34 would be worth 6000 gold on a future trade in The first 10 days of grind are only 1-2 hours of play The Bad:
    The last 10 days start to be a grind so screw you if you miss the first 10 days You get a Mutz, T34, or IS-6 which are not great premiums Going for the Mutz
    The Mutz is okay as far as 240 alpha mediums go, but that class is pretty bad overall. It's a raw damage grind which means you want to play tier 9 or 10. Some people are saying it is the worse grind, but I think it is the easier one. Because it is based purely on your performance, you can have a clear picture of how much time is required to finish it. Just take your average DPG in a tank, calculate the number of battles, and figure 7-8 battles an hour. Even with sucky teams you should be able to do it consistently.
    Difficulty is obviously dependent on skill level. If you can put out 3k average in a tier 9/10 that's 5 games the first day, ~14 games the 15th day, or 1-2 hours a day.
    Going for the T34/IS-6
    About half of these days require winning battles; the other half is an odd mixture of stuff. Having to win battles can be rather frustrating as even good players can get bad streaks (the other day I started a session by going 1 for 7). By later days these missions become more time intensive than the Mutz missions. By day 15 it requires winning 18 battles which can easily be 25-30 games. Platoon up to make life easier and hope for the best. Note the last 3 days are actually not too difficult for a skilled player: Top XP in 3 games is great for mid tier lights, Top 10 XP in 30 games is a straight grind, and destroy 5 in one battle shouldn't be too bad with good tank selection.
     
    Tips for damage missions:
    Not much to say here, play your highest DPG tanks Play any tank you enjoy Grind out a new tank so you don't realize you're actually wasting your life Play tier 8 premiums with credit boost and bask in piles of silver Tips for winning:
    Platoon with someone better than you Tier 4-7 is easier to win. Tier 5/7 prefs are particularly good Tier 4-7 has faster games; I usually get ~2 more games per hour here than at high tiers Gold rounds, premium account, autoaim, OP tanks, and any other hacks that make u gud Play T49, because even when you lose the battle you still #WIN the game Tips for getting kills:
    There's only a few missions for this, but I find mid tiers are easiest for this. Some of my Tier 5 prefs have almost 3 KPG --------------------------------
    I'm personally going to head for the IS-6 because I don't have one and have always been curious. No, I don't expect it to be any good. I doubt I'll have the motivation to do either of the others but once day 10 arrives I'll see where I'm at with the other two.
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    Tman450 reacted to Ogopogo in Object 268 Version 4 / second RU TD line rework   
    Oh boy, another 750 alpha TD! Just what we need!
    While the Su-122-54 and Su-101 could probably see a little love, there is nothing so wrong about the object 263 to warrant replacing it.
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    Tman450 reacted to cavman276 in Object 268 Version 4 / second RU TD line rework   
    Wow this is straight ass
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    Tman450 reacted to Stige in AMD (Ry)Zen   
    But why? Intel i5 prices have dropped pretty well recently and they are still faster than the fastest AMD CPU out there? And have much better performance per core which is all that matters in gaming really.
    I had my hopes up for Ryzen and it did look ok at first but seems kinda "meh" now. The 8600K just destroys everything AMD has to offer

    This from gaming POV.
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    Tman450 reacted to woobycat in Its been a long climb, but I finally made it! 2500 wn8   
    Thanks for all of the support on here! 
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    Tman450 reacted to SmyleeRage in Hello!   
    Welcome to wotlabs hopefully you have or will stop playing arty as one less arty player is always a good thing and get you good in some real tanks 
    Enjoy the "Elitist" forums to your hearts content 
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    Tman450 reacted to SchnitzelTruck in [_-W-_] Wolverines is recruiting!   
    How2InflateEmbarassingClanStats
    1. Make new account
    2. Play 10 bot training battles and get 10k wn8 (the first 10 count for wn8)
    3. Invite BotSlayingUberMensch to clan
    4. Repeat steps 1 through 3
     
    /!\ WARNING /!\
    DOES NOT CHANGE YOUR CLAN REPUTATION OR SKILL
    /!\ WARNING /!\
     
    Also your clan is gayer than my ball clenching silver tights and purple banana hammock 
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    Tman450 got a reaction from Vindi in Intel Core-X Series (Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X)   
    What the fuck are you talking about? None of these enthusiast CPU's are for gaming, AMD or Intel. nobody buys a 24 or 32-thread CPU for gaming.
    And Ryzen has already shown that it is extremely competetive, if not superior in many non-gaming thread-intensive tasks. (you know, what you buy a 12 or 16-core 20+ threaded CPU for.)
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    Tman450 got a reaction from TouchFluffyTail in Intel Core-X Series (Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X)   
    What the fuck are you talking about? None of these enthusiast CPU's are for gaming, AMD or Intel. nobody buys a 24 or 32-thread CPU for gaming.
    And Ryzen has already shown that it is extremely competetive, if not superior in many non-gaming thread-intensive tasks. (you know, what you buy a 12 or 16-core 20+ threaded CPU for.)
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    Tman450 got a reaction from BlackAdder in Intel Core-X Series (Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X)   
    What the fuck are you talking about? None of these enthusiast CPU's are for gaming, AMD or Intel. nobody buys a 24 or 32-thread CPU for gaming.
    And Ryzen has already shown that it is extremely competetive, if not superior in many non-gaming thread-intensive tasks. (you know, what you buy a 12 or 16-core 20+ threaded CPU for.)
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    Tman450 reacted to xWulffx in Patriot's Point Charleston SC   
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    Tman450 reacted to xWulffx in Patriot's Point Charleston SC   
    I was in Charleston last week for my nephews graduation a from the Citadel and his Commissioning ceremony as a 2nd Lt in the US Army, and had an opportunity to stop by Patriots Point.  All 3 ships served from WWII well into the Cold war.  Well worth a visit!
    USS Yorktown CV10 "The Fighting Lady" plus examples of most the planes from WWII Grumman F6F Hellcat to the F-14A Tomcats and one of it's air groups is credited with sinking the Yamato!

    USS Laffey  DD724 The ship that wouldn't die.  Saw combat action at D-Day and the Pacific. Attacked by almost 100 Japanese bombers, torpedo bombers, and Kamikaze planes while on Radar picket duty on the north coast of Okinawa taking 6-8 bomb hits/near-misses and 6 Kamikaze hits!

    USS Clamagore SS343 - she's in rough shape and didn't go on board her as I am a rather large fellow ....

    Plus there's a Vietnam war display with a Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") and a Bell AH-1 Cobra.
    They also do a guided tour boat to Fort Sumter.
    These are stock photos, but will try and post some of the pics I took later ....
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    Tman450 reacted to Stige in Intel Core-X Series (Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X)   
    Keep telling yourself that.
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    Tman450 got a reaction from canadiantrex in Weeb Tanks   
    Hey WG, can you not?
    Kthx
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    Tman450 got a reaction from cavman276 in Weeb Tanks   
    Hey WG, can you not?
    Kthx
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    Tman450 reacted to Android25 in WNR - Development Thread   
    Weighted and Normalized Recent (or Retired) would be (if it gets enough help from the more math savvy here) an alternative successor to WN8. A lot of pages of development have already gone into WN9, but that thread died off over a year ago. The biggest problem standing in the way of WN8 right now is its viability in that values have to be updated by script and debated/peer reviewed every few months. The other major problem is WG's complete lack of accurate record keeping by making enormous changes to tanks and keeping their ID the same.
    The major idea around WNR would be that it is written as a "set and forget" program on a server that updates expected tank values based on the values from ALL players (not just those we have dossiers from). Whether it be from all players across all servers, or select servers, or just one server, is up for debate and understanding that based on the data I've collected so far I would expect all servers to have over 13 million active users. Whereas a server like NA would have 1.2 million and EU would have around 5 million (very preliminary extrapolated estimations from the oldest NA, EU, RU accounts).
    I've read over how expected values on WN8 were initially crafted, and though a lot of the hand tweaking had to do with lack of data for some tanks, it is not a completely automatable system. I'm wondering, for you more mathy people, if you had access to ALL tank data for ALL accounts on a given server, how would you automate finding expected values? The idea would be to repeat this process with 30-day delta values EVERY 30 days, so unlike the current script for updating values where that's exactly what it's made to do, update existing values, this would have to be a formula that REMAKES values every 30 days.
    If anybody is wondering what I'm talking about, this is my initial (partially executed) idea for data collection and crafting of expected values, but I think people here could come up with a much more elegant method.
     
    The other question is how do you want to USE those expected values. Should the system simply keep the WN8 formula or does anybody have better idea of how to craft a better formula? I'm not against getting a copy of Eureqa and using it with ALL server data. Bjshnog pointed out some things that should be implemented in WN9 on the first post of the WN9 development topic and I know RN did a lot of development on it in the same topic, so I'm wondering if anybody would be willing to make any suggestions for a new formula or methods for going about making a new formula.
    I plan on having 30-day delta data in about 45 days, so don't get too excited, a lot could go wrong when it comes to data collection that could quickly bin this idea, but I wanted to at least get people thinking about it.
    I have a pretty high end dedicated server (on a desktop processor though), and the internet to host the project. So the only real issue would be the possibility of getting banned from the API by WG. Crawling their API isn't explicitly against the rules but who knows, it's a LOT of requests (like 25 million requests a month).
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    Tman450 reacted to Valachio in Anyone work in real estate?   
    I'm applying for a real license in Ontario, Canada.  Any there any real estate unicums around here?  Maybe you're looking to take in a newbie to bring your morning coffee or something.
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    Tman450 got a reaction from OldMonkei in Good Twitch guys for beginners   
    skill4ltu always explains in detail how he screwed up, so that's something.
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    Tman450 reacted to Canadian_Reaper in Uhm isn't damage supposed to be +/- 25%   
    Haha, so actually turns out I'm beyond stupid, and it wasn't a PZ VII, it was a VK 72.01 K
    Somehow I just saw the 7 and my brain went to shit.
    Watched the replay 4 times  to make sure I didn't miss anything, and I missed the name of the tank that did the damage.
    So, yeah, this is a complete /fail post.
     
    Sorry all.
     
     
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    Tman450 reacted to woe2you in The Ask Ectar Some Questions Thread   
    Rage? White-knighting? Please. I've been perfectly calm the whole time, I'm just pointing out that consuming something and creating it are not the same thing and do not imply the same skillset (Lewis Hamilton is not an auto engineer) or interests. Balancing the game means caring more about the "45% shitters" than you, because there are literally thousands of them for every one of you. I haven't dug up your IRL identity because unless your IRL work is directly applicable to what WG are trying to do it's completely irrelevant to me and to what we're discussing. 
    WG have all the data your stats are built on and more besides. The best people to get balance feedback from are everyone, not the smallest statistically-insignificant minority who can't even remember what it's like to not be purple because the Dunning-Kruger effect cuts both ways and characterize other players as "45% shitters". That turn of phrase betrays a need to get over yourself. You totally fail to acknowledge that in order to be purple you've already made yourself a statistically-irrelevant corner case when considering game balance, and yet this forum is literally full of arguments that disproportionately serve the interests of the top 1%, like completely removing arty. 
    If you've got something better to fall back on than "but muh stats" I'm happy to carry on the discussion elsewhere, for fear of further "shitting up Ectar's thread", as you so charmingly put it.
     
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    Tman450 reacted to swyck in NA East Platoonmates   
    Would like to run BatChats.  Did fine with the tier 9 BC 25 t AP, but not so much with the tier X.  Love the tanks though.  
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    Tman450 got a reaction from Fenxis in Good Twitch guys for beginners   
    skill4ltu always explains in detail how he screwed up, so that's something.
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    Tman450 got a reaction from The_Wrath_of_Neeson in Good Twitch guys for beginners   
    skill4ltu always explains in detail how he screwed up, so that's something.
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    Tman450 reacted to KenadianCSJ in Trump crushed it   
    K. How bout that no politics thing though
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