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  1. Playing on tilt = Me almost every time I log in these days. And my record just keeps getting worse and worse...

    1. dashnog


      I feel ya

      my win rate is making me cry

    2. BiggieD61


      I only platooned with you once, almost two years ago, and I still fondly remember what a nice and good spirited guy you were.  I actually platooned with quite a few of the various Wotlabs illuminati for a while back then, and truthfully everyone seemed happier and more at ease then I see now.  2/3's of the updates on this site are sadness over how unpleasant it is to play pubs anymore.  I stopped playing WoT in October of 2015, and I haven't seen or heard anything yet that will bring me back.  In any case, you were a great platoon partner, and I wish you the very best for the rest of your WoT career.

  2. It's kind of lonely, with me and Johan Porta in the channel, so send me an invite. :>
  3. Reopening this. Honestly feeling a bit antsy in-game without anyone who tanks AND watches anime to talk with. My stats have gone into the sh*tter though, but I'm still a fairly active player, and I have experience with teams and strongholds as a legionaire. Hopefully someone will have me, as I've been driven up the wall lately. >_>
  4. Oh wow, it's true that I watch anime, but even I think this is too much, Roku. orz

    1. Solono


      Did you just "orz"?

    2. Deus__Ex__Machina


      lol orz. haven't seen that on wotlabs in like....well i actually have never seen someone use that until now.

    3. Roku


      At my back lies 'too much', and ahead... infinity!

      Take this as proof of my claim to the throne of the Otaking!



  5. Annoyed. Annoyed at slow slide into potato-dom. Personal play degradation seems just seems to be cascading. Don't recall anything in recent memory (last two months) where I ended up gaining, on both WR and WN. So sad.

  6. Welp, tonight reminds me just why I stopped playing WoT for a while: 41%, and what's worse, half of those games I literally couldn't do anything to affect the outcome. Sigh.

  7. ... Then of course I noticed the x5 for the weekend. What a nice time to return to WoT. >_>

  8. Personal life has been rough over the past few months. Dunno if I can even do decent tanking tonight, but hey, let's see!

    1. RutgerS


      That sounds an even worse idea than resorting to alcoholism for personal problems :doge:

    2. Teru_Miyanaga


      You never know! And for your info I am feeling better. I just wanna see if the usual tank session makes things worse. XD

    3. RutgerS


      Feeling better after tanks? The human mind never ceases to amaze me :doge:

  9. Not really -- the production committee deliberately chose an omnibus format to avoid the usual pitfalls that you'd have if you try to adapt a game with multiple routes (in that they usually turn into a harem). Both Photo-Kano and Amagami went in this direction too, by the way, and while it avoided turning the shows into a harem, with the end of every "arc" characterization is reset, as the main character starts over with a new girl... And while you'd expect that the guy's personality stays the same throughout each iteration, often it becomes anything but.
  10. Eh, I'd give it a pass due to the production values and entertainment value alone. There are far worse ways to waste 24 minutes of your time. Would I be recommending UBW as anything other than eyecandy though? Uhm...
  11. >> Most anime Come back when you've watched as much as I have. One thing I've observed being as long in the fandom as I have, is that anime watchers either burn out (and get cynical or angry as a consequence), or slow down and narrow their viewing list. I ended up being the latter, and while I still managed (somehow) to pick up 7+ series a season, you can see that I give priority to slow or relaxing series (which is why Kirara shows like Kin-iro Mosaic or comedies get my attention), and give exemption when a show turns out to be (mostly) awesome -- this season it was Kekkai Sensen, f
  12. Ironically, Roku chose some of the weakest PreCure shows to make GIFs from. Should have used Heartcatch or Splash Star yo. And you would have made a better argument with the CGI ending dances -- the one in Doki-Doki was spectacular. Also PreCure is pretty much tokusatsu for little girls -- and indeed, it follows the same revolving format as Kamen Rider/Super Sentai, with a new, entirely-unrelated PreCure team every year.
  13. Oh, and for those curious about my watch list for next season, it's tentatively the following: Gakkou Gurashi (Kirara series 1) Durarara x2 Ten Prisma Illya 2wei Herz Gate (still curious how this would turn out) Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 2nd half Joukamachi no Dandelion (Kirara series 2) Million Doll Non-Non Biyori Repeat (season 2) Over Lord Rokka no Yuusha Working!!!
  14. PV for Gate. I'm severely disappointed that they're going with not only streamlined designs, but they took out the Roman influences from the Empire. What's worse about it, is they don't even look like the Austro-Hungarians that the Empire was in the light novel rewrite either. Ugh. It's just one of those things that the manga got just right, but the light novel rewrite just mangled. Below: one of the manga covers, followed one of the Light Novel rewrite covers. I'm a bit annoyed, needless to say.
  15. Kind of sad that Kin-iro Mosaic second season (Hello!) ended today. It's going to be a while before the series gather's up material though -- they adapted most of the contents of the first five books, and volume 6 only recently got released. Oh well, at least I have another keeper. It's also going to be the 12th (and final broadcast episode) of Hibike! Euphonium this week. If the number of announced Blu-Rays are a sign though, we SHOULD get one more extra episode however. Also, the first BR extra's out, and it's hilarious. On other stuff, the Love Live movie juggernaut keeps on going.
  16. >> Down to .27 >> Continuing my downward plunge to mediocrity. :<

  17. Kumiko and Reina's relationship has always been charged in the books, however what IS different is the amount of focus given to it. Shuichi isn't pushed to the side unlike in the anime for example, and is actually the person Kumiko interacts with regularly, with Reina coming really into the spotlight once the band starts practicing for the Nationals. It's only then that the two of them start to converse on a meaningful level, and every time this happens, it's loaded with subtext to the rafters. KyoAni is just taking advantage of what's already there, and cranking thing up the presentatio
  18. Also can't really fault them if it's in the source material to begin with.
  19. Oh, they could very well sell the series on its character interactions alone, but what's being done so far does add a bit of spice to a tried-and-true formula, that wouldn't be too out of place in many an American sports movie actually. Plus it's not like Kumiko and Reina's interactions didn't get, ahem, heated in the source material either. And I quote: Egads.
  20. Again, anime isn't exactly the right place to go to for meaningful dialogue on the issue about same-sex relationships, platonic, romantic, or otherwise. Seriously, this is Japan; it has trouble enough with gender equality issues the Western world more or less hammered out thirty year ago, much more transgender sensitivity and LGBT issues. Teasing is the best many watchers can hope for at this point, so when it's done really well (like in Euphonium, egads), it's hard not to be appreciative about it. Of course it's done to draw attention to the show and generate sales -- to ignore the fact
  21. * When's the point where you decide to "cut and run" as far as bad streaks go? People usually say "three losses", but I want to ask at what point some players here decide "Ah, screw this" and stop for the day. (I'm decidedly in the "don't follow my own advise" camp by the way, apparently, and suffered a two-week fall from 56.49 to 56.28 as a result. ) * Also, in the aftermath of bad streaks, what do you do to "get into the groove"? Aside from getting away from the game for several days, of course.
  22. Tss, double negatives! Yuri in anime, when done right (even in a case like Euphonium, which is basically just the studio going wild thematically), can be quite beautiful -- and indeed, in every scene we see Kumiko and Reina interacting with each other there's this obvious shine to things compared to all the other parts of the episode -- in the same way Yaoi could be amazing when done right. Unfortunately, an open relationship between two people of the same gender isn't something that anime does right in many cases, which is why it's more often used as a subject of ridicule. Plus this is J
  23. There's baiting, and there's actual yuri, and Euphonium is clearly the former -- the staff comments at the end of episode 9 pointed to them clearly having fun with what they were doing. They're playing up the relationship between the two girls (which is supposed to be an unusual, if close friendship in the books) in that way deliberately, because it makes for prettier anime that way (and episode 8 was breathtaking) . XD
  24. Whoops, forgot that not everyone here is a weekly watcher like me.
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