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  1. Hello! Serverwide tank statistics are now available. On the front page you will now see an additional box next to the Server Stats with the top 10 tanks in average battles. Clicking the link below the list will take you to the full statistics page where you can sort and filter, as well as see a number of statistics related to the tank. "Complete Tank Statistics" will take you to the full statistics page: I'm still working on expanding this page to show graphs showing player preference by tiers, nations, classes, as well as the server's performance in each. Hope you guys enjoy it!
  2. The former, it's not possible to calculate actual global stats without either a ridiculously large database and too much time, or direct access to Wargaming's database. More data is being added every day, but the sample size should be more than enough for these stats to be very accurate!
  3. Hi folks. This is the WoTLabs Streamer Sponsorship Program. WoTLabs will be sponsoring streamers who distinguish themselves in both skill and tutoring. As the entire point of WoTLabs is to provide tools to help players improve, Livestreaming is one of the best tools out there, as players are able to watch a unicum perform live, with commentary, and are able to ask him questions. How does it work? Sponsored Streamers are featured prominently in the sidebar of the WoTLabs website, with an icon indicating when they are online. WoTLabs currently has around 30.000 daily page views. Sponsored Streamers also get an exclusive channel in the WoTLabs TeamSpeak which they can use for viewer platoons or whatever they want (upon request). How do I join? First things first, these are the guidelines we're looking for. They're flexible, so if you don't meet all the guidelines, you might still get an invite: - Average of 100+ consecutive viewers. - Have a regular streaming schedule of at least 3 days a week. - Unicum (2350 WN8 or higher) - Clear commentary - Answer viewer questions about the game Currently the only way to get an invitation is to be recommended by current sponsored streamers, purple poasters or WoTLabs staff. We will no longer be receiving direct applications. If I get invited, what do I have to do to join? The only thing you have to do is list WoTLabs on your channel description as a sponsor, with a link to the website (
  4. Yep, we now have a TeamSpeak server! For a while we used the PBKAC TS, but since I didn't want to fill it up even more, I decided to go ahead and create a separate server for WoTLabs. Right now it's very simple. A few platoon channels, a few TC channels and the main chat. And of course, the best channel of all, the AFK channel. Server Address: And for our in-game channel, which you can access through the Channels button on the bottom-left of the client: Channel name: wotlabs Pinning this. Thanks Never!! ~Kitti
  5. Hey guys, just an FYI. You can now connect to the WoTLabs TS without the port number, just typing in
  6. Hello! A new feature has been released on WoTLabs. Now you can see a detailed list of all the tanks that you played during the 24 hour, 7 days, 30 days, 60 days and Recent periods. At the last row of each column, you will see an option to show the breakdown for that period. Using this, players can identify problem areas more easily, allowing them to see exactly which tank is having the most impact on their performance. Hope you guys like it!
  7. Will work on making it available for smaller screen sizes!
  8. Hey man, thank you so much for the support! I've added you to the Patron group and your account should now update automatically once a day!
  9. Hello! So I'm currently in the process of revamping the charts, ditching Google Charts and going to something more modern and flexible. Along with this, I thought I ought to ask the community: What kind of information matters to you that can be put on a chart? Win rate and WN8, surely, but average damage? Average experience? What else should I drag up from your statistics and chart it out so you can see your progress? Cheers!
  10. Hello! Fixed a bug where new tanks weren't being added despite the script reporting success. Added missing tanks to all servers. Tank contours now appear next to your tank in your WoTLabs profile's tank list. Added "Latest News" bar at the top of every page on WoTLabs so users who don't frequent the forum can be informed of recent changes. Fixed issue where some tanks would appear twice in the tank list. Cheers!
  11. Hello! So all that I'm gonna talk about here happened last night over a period of around 4 hours. This post is VERY wordy and somewhat rambly, so be warned. First things first, I'm working on a new feature that will let you see a "Period Breakdown" of each period, so for the period of, say, 24 hours, you will be able to see all the tanks that are counting in that column, along with each tank's individual stats for that period. But in creating this feature, I ran into a problem where there were massive discrepancies between the amount of battles that the Account Information method provided, and the sum of the battle count of your tanks. For instance, the difference between your overall battle count between the latest update and the one 24 hours ago might have been of 20 battles, but if took the battles played by each tank over this same period and added them up, the number would sometimes be different. Sometimes they were off by just a couple of battles, sometimes by 10 or more. This is obviously a great issue for a website that is supposed to provide statistical accuracy. I believe that what causes this issue is that not all of the methods of the API are updated all at once, so when the system grabs your stats, your overall battle count updated, but not your individual tank statistics. Again, that's just me throwing a possibility out there, I'd have to talk to someone who has access to the API to know for sure, and I have no idea who that might be. The way I fixed this was simple: We stopped relying on the overall numbers, and started deriving everything from the sum of each individual tank's statistics. That's what's used to calculate your WN8 already, so it's a logical step. As for potential issues, the only problem should arise in the fairly uncommon case where a tank takes a long time to be added to the API, so players would play several battles in a tank over a period of time that would all get lumped together under the "24 Hours" column once the tank's information got added to the API and WoTLabs could actually see what tank you were playing all along. But the thing is, this issue already happens! It's just masked because the numbers that were shown in the columns were based on those overall numbers which always get updated. The only place where you could see this issue happening was in your Average Tier and WN8 calculations, which several players have noticed and reported on this forum. WIth the now fully functioning system that automatically checks and updates tank information once a day and no longer relies on me checking for new tanks manually, this should be an even more uncommon case. With that fixed, the feature that allows you to see a detailed list of the tanks played during a certain period will be released very soon! Whew, that was a long one. Now, for the last topic of discussion: Why my Recent WN8 took a nosedive, and why yours (in very rare cases) might as well: Back in May 2016, we had to create a new table to hold all the detailed tank information (which is the data used to calculate WN8) since the original one could no longer perform its duty. The old table remained behind for historical queries, but as time went on and disk space became an issue, very old data started to be deleted, including those very old records that were no longer relevant... Or were they? Drama aside, if you're like me and you played very few battles between May 2016 and now, your Recent WN8 might have taken a nosedive. Recent WN8, as you probably know, is based on your last 1000 battles. When the system checked for the update made 1000 (or close to 1000) battles ago, it would take the timestamp and look for the tank information so it could calculate the WN8 for this period. However, if this update happened before May 2016, then there are no more tank information stored! This means that the system was actually using your overall tanks to calculate your Recent WN8, making them look very similar to each other, as was my case. The way this was fixed was to tell the system to ignore every update made before May 2016, and only look for those made after that point. If you played over 1000 battles between May 2016 and now, no problem at all! if not, then the closest update that has tank information available will be used. In my case it's my last 428 battles, which unfortunately encompasses the 370 battles that I've played in the past month since coming back to the game and sucking really, really bad. So yeah, RIP my Recent WN8, but at least it's not a lie anymore. That is all for now! If you made it this far, sorry for all the words. I really, really like to write. Cheers!
  12. Hello! As part of a larger update that will enable global tank statistics on WoTLabs, we can also now show the Marks of Excellence that you have achieved on your vehicles. In order for your Marks of Excellence to be displayed, WoTLabs will need to update your statistics, which can only happen after cache clears (usually after 12 hours after the last update) and if you've played one or more battles since the last update, so if your marks aren't yet showing up, this might be the reason why. Hope you guys enjoy it, and stay tuned for more!
  13. The WN Rank colors uses the same percentiles as the WN8 scale, but due to WN Rank only counting players with over 5000 battles, the population is much smaller. I'm considering using the player's WN8 category color or just doing away with WN Rank colors altogether.
  14. Hello! A change has been made so that loading the signature images now triggers a statistics update providing 3 requirements are met: The current signature image is no longer cached (signature images stay in cache for 12 hours, although this might be significantly reduced soon). You have played 1 or more battles since your last update. It has been more than 2 hours since the last time your statistics updated. What does this mean for the player? An often-made request is for statistics to automatically update without the user having to visit his player profile. Due to the sheer number of players being tracked, this would be way too much for the server to handle. However, with this change, simply keeping the image on your signature and posting around in forums such as WoTLabs or the official WoT forums will almost guarantee to keep your statistics up-to-date. As other forum users load the post and the signature image, if the requirements above are met your statistics will be updated with the latest information available. Hope you guys enjoy, cheers and happy holidays!
  15. Oh wow, my bad... Yeah, there was a period I just stopped visiting the forum, that was a mistake. My apologies
  16. Wow, I had this backwards the whole time... And nobody brought it up until now... WELP
  17. Howdy folks! That's right, WoTLabs now has its very own invite code you can use when creating a new account on ANY region (NA, EU, ASIA and RU) to get some awesome loot to get you started. Type in the code WOTLABS2019 when creating an account and you will get: 3 days of Premium 500 gold T7 Combat Car To use the code, click on the "Have an invite code?" link under the CAPTCHA when registering a new account. Huge thanks to TragicLoss for making this happen Cheers! Edit: Just to clarify further, this is an invite code, which means you have to enter it when creating a new account, otherwise it won't work. It's also for World of Tanks, not for WoTLabs, so it will only work for new World of Tanks accounts.
  18. Hey hey, our code has been updated thanks to the awesome @TragicLoss! Se rubbed off some of her awesome on the code and it now works on ALL REGIONS! The code is now WOTLABS2019.
  19. Hello! As some know, I recently had to disable statistics updates through the signature images. Turns out I severely underestimated the usage of the signature images in relation to their impact, and the extra updates were eating up 10 GB of disk space per day, which is unsustainable. However, having statistics update automatically without the need for the user to visit their WoTLabs profile is still a very popular request, but due to the impact on our server, I decided to add this as a new perk to our Patrons. If you're a Patron, the account that you have used to verify your forum account will be automatically updated once a day. This way, you don't need to keep visiting your page to keep your statistics up-to-date. In fact, you don't even need to do anything at all. Our system will take care of everything while you're away. Our Patreon Patreon is a way for us to offset the substantial costs or running servers for WoTLabs. Even $1 per month helps us immensely, and as a bonus perk (along with all the perks here in the forum), you won't see any ads on WoTLabs as long as you're logged into the forum account which is in the Patron group. If you sign up on Patreon, PM me on the forum letting me know, and I'll set up your forum account on our Patron group as soon as possible. Make sure your account is verified, and the account which you used to verify will always have its statistics updated automatically! Thank you so much to all our Patrons, former, current and future. Hope you guys like this new perk! Cheers!
  20. Hello everyone! As some might have already noticed, we implemented some new charts overnight. We moved from the dated Google Charts to Charts.JS, which will give us plenty of flexibility along with stunning graphics to show the most relevant information for the players. Amongst the changes, we are now also providing your DPG divided by class, tier and nation! There is also some awesome stuff that is on the works, so stay tuned!
  21. Apologies to everyone, this function had to be temporarily disabled as it nearly caused the server to run out of disk space. I will reenable it once I have a good pruning system in place to prevent the database from just growing without control.
  22. Holy fuck I can sign in as anyone on the forums including Never ~Assassin

    1. Assassin7


      Annd Never fixed it so I cant anymore, probably for the best lol

    2. Ham_


      s h u t d o w n

  23. Update: This has now been done. Now there is some room above and below the line of the chart so small changes don't seem so dramatic anymore.