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    sohojacques reacted to hazzgar in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    Again this has nothing to do with He being random and all to do with arty being random because it's inaccurate and the 0 dmg is when it strays and hits the gun and the high dmg shots are where you are close to weak armor. If you shoot He from a relatively accurate direct fire gun you would get reliable numbers. It's easily proven in training rooms. The way he damage is calculated is rather simple. 
    So overall there is no problem with how HE dmg is calculate but rather that you don't always hit where you aimed. 
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    sohojacques reacted to MagicalFlyingFox in 6th sense   
    Welcome to World of EBRs
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    sohojacques reacted to Strigonx in 6th sense   
    Laughs in EBR 105
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    sohojacques reacted to Kuroialty in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    The thread exists because one person who doesn't understand how WN8 works decided to make a thread asking about how WN8 works, which is not something that is unusual for this forum, but happens with much less frequency as the game declines in population and the public opinion towards rating systems sours.  XVM exists because it is more than a tool for displaying rating systems.  I am here because I am passively interested in what new changes are potentially down the line for this game, but instead of learning anything significant about those, I am answering the questions of a new poster who simultaneously asks them and wonders why anyone would bother answering.
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    sohojacques reacted to Deus__Ex__Machina in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    lmao to everyone one of you thinking WG will keep this promise. 
    More so for those of you thinking they will meet a deadline of june/july, as much as they have been fucking up/delaying events, releases, patches ect.
    the sandbox is mostly just a place where they throw in random changes to pretend like they care.
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    sohojacques reacted to Haswell in Marine's Simple Replays   
    Gasai is that you?
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    sohojacques reacted to TheMarine0341 in Marine's Simple Replays   
    New personal best base EXP: COCKROACH!
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    sohojacques reacted to Kuroialty in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    Honestly, aren't sweeping changes like these just a ploy to make the developers look like they're busy?  Who are they aiming to please here?  New players won't know the difference between old and new mechanics, and changing up the game this way isn't likely to draw them in if they aren't already interested.  Older players that left have probably done so due to issues that have mounted up over a long period of time and have most likely moved on or at least won't trust WG to have fixed their biggest gripes to come back in any dedicated way.  Current players, satisfied enough with the status quo to keep playing, risk having what they are enjoying be upended to something alien and being sent over the edge to quit.
    There is zero momentum behind a new player-made ranking system as far as I can tell.  Current systems have been tainted greatly by historical balance, population decline, and lack of data transparency, and every major mechanical rework WG publishes is an additional gut shot to its efficacy.  And, not only has it become practically impossible to derive a rating system out of publicly available stats, but the community doesn't seem to want one anyways.
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    sohojacques reacted to kariverson in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    Sounds kinda rapey 
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    sohojacques reacted to hazzgar in IS-3-II/ST-II (Super Test)   
    @tajj7 think of it differently. Would a 112 with more pen, better bloom and 5s autoreloader and 2 shot feature be op? Or IS3 with better bloom, 2 guns/autoreloader and better hull armor but 2hp/t less be op? Imagine the reaction to those buffs. 
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    sohojacques reacted to echo9835 in Epic replay contest   
    @sohojacques Because God hates the Curchill GC. It is truly a God forsaken tank.
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    sohojacques reacted to FavreFan4ever in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    But does any of this stuff require changing? Derps are annoying at high tiers but HE is far from the top of my list for things that need working on. I'd much rather see armor/penetration creep rebalanced, not hp pools and HE mechanics.
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    sohojacques reacted to echo9835 in WoT 2.0, new ammo settings, Tank's HP and old wn8?   
    I would like all the gold I spent on radio operators back and them to leave the KV-2 the fuck alone. I assume neither will happen however.
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    sohojacques reacted to SkittlesOfSteeI in Epic replay contest   
    Do not cite the deep magic to me, witch. I was there when it was written.
    over half blind btw
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    sohojacques reacted to Enroh in Epic replay contest   
    ok im ready then

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    sohojacques reacted to FavreFan4ever in Epic replay contest   
    This post will be updated if I get a better result before the end of January.
    Up over 2k damage for my highest-damaging game. This also had 4 kills.
    I should also mention that I had every intention of playing this tank before I knew about the contest... having played some real clunkers in my time (TVP VTU, SAu S40, neck-brace-era 50 120, ARL V39 pre-buff) I wanted to see how this thing matched up... it's pretty bad.
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    sohojacques reacted to echo9835 in Epic replay contest   
    @EnrohIts like people won't play shitty tanks. 
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    sohojacques reacted to kolni in Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence   
    not that bad of a grind compared to some of the other stuff.. 3-4 sessions for 80-95
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    sohojacques reacted to Tarski in UDES 14 5   
    The shell velocity on the tier 8 is 20% faster than on the tier 9 (top gun vs. top gun). That might help.
    The other difference is that the tier 8 trades ~3% worse accuracy to get ~5% better aim time. 
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    sohojacques reacted to churchill50 in UDES 15/16 - Tier 10 Med   
    I've definitely been enjoying this thing. Overall it's a very comfortable tank to play.
    The mobility isn't paper med level, but for the amount of armor this thing has it's definitely very good. Decent acceleration, ~50kmh on flat ground, and decent traverse speed. It definitely beats the M48 Patton (which is pretty closely comparable in the hulldown semi-armored medium role) in the mobility department thanks to the higher top speed and power/weight.
    The armor is interesting. HEAT or a large enough caliber gun will wreck you, and AP/APCR can pen the cupola (although it's an iffy shot). But, overall, it's a very bouncy tank, and is a pain to face head-on if it's hulldown. Even when not hulldown, it is still troll thanks to most of the tank (besides the thin flat frontal plate) being autobounce or very close to it.
    The gun has a lot of strengths, but also some weaknesses. 440 alpha on a 7.7 second reload (without Vents or Improved Equipment) is absurd. Add decent gun performance and the second best gun depression in the game at tier 10, and you have a very strong gun. You are held back sometimes by the lowish pen (254/310), low shell velocity (1,000/840), and needing to get used to the automatic siege mode, but those can all be worked around.
    In summary, this tank has everything you need to be a good pubstomper. Decent mobility, usable armor, gun depression, and a rather good gun.
    I would say the STB-1 is a better tank, but I prefer the UDES 15/16 over it thanks solely to the fact that the UDES can actually hit things outside of 200m. The STB-1's gun is amazing close range, but at anything mid-to-long range it's an RNG crapshoot which puts me on tilt after only a few battles. The UDES on the other hand performs pretty reliably at any range, which is nice.
    This is one of the tier 10s I've been playing most recently, and it's definitely been fun. My only regret is that my DPG is crap thanks to 2 drunk sessions with the tank early on, but that will be fixed with time.
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    sohojacques reacted to Deus__Ex__Machina in UDES 15/16 - Tier 10 Med   
    Hardly. most of the people i know as well as myself agree the STB should have kept its natural gun depression rather than the siege gimmick, historical or not. 
    and as far as hulldown capability goes? the Udes wins by a mile in its environment as the armor is far superior.
    the main reason the STB is more popular to the Udes is the gun, STB's gun now basically makes it the equivalent of a Japanese T95E6 but on a playable platform (no tumor).
    The Udes is definitely and underplayed tank, only real gripe i have personally is the gold pen in the current meta of lmao armor. but other than that its a solid tank.  
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    sohojacques reacted to Snoregasm2 in UDES 15/16 - Tier 10 Med   
    Full Stats: https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Tank:S28_UDES_15_16

    So, I recently made great use of the all the free blueprints we got for reaching Festive tier 10 and some free XP to research the UDES 16 (the tier 9 Med) gun so I could instantly research the UDES 15/16 and bypass the tier 9 completely (which seems to be a stinker compared to the tier 8, tier for tier). However, I was surprised that there was no topic dedicated to the tier 10 - most of what I've found has been comments in other threads (e.g. the tier 8 and 9 threads), but I think this deserves a thread of its own. 
    From what I've seen, a few streamers tend to play this tank as one of their rotation of meds, and get great results in it. I guess this is the combination of great alpha damage for a med, good mobility and a hugely exploitable/unique strength with the -12 gun dep + autobounce hull/turret to other meds/most heavies. I only played my first games in it yesterday, but initial thoughts are that it punishes people who don't aim and is actually quite good in a dog fight (a Standard B bounced all 3 rounds trying to circle me), and the gun is very comfortable, although the temptation to switch to HEAT early is there.
    As I play more games and get more of a feel for it,  I plan to update and edit this post in an attempt to review the tank as best as I can. In the meantime, please share feedback, thoughts and comments (both good and bad), as well as any tips or things to note.
    *To follow
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    sohojacques reacted to Haswell in AW Mission Support Group   
    Are you having trouble getting kills or damage? Frustrated by being forced to play low tiers? Contracts and battle path missions getting on your nerves? Short on time and just want to get them done so you can move on?
    In a nutshell, tired of bullshit like these?

    Join the AW mission support group! We will help you finish those missions as fast as possible! All levels of experience and tiers are welcomed! We can feed you kills or damage so you can get on with your life sooner!

    Message me (Haswell) in-game to join the group, we will platoon with you to get things done!
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    sohojacques reacted to Deus__Ex__Machina in IS-3-II/ST-II (Super Test)   
    @kariverson the tanks.gg model for the VK72 has been incorrect for along while now, you have to roll back to like update 1.0 to get the correct model 
    also the model for the 703 is obviously incorrect/incomplete. this is a more correct model: https://armor.wotinspector.com/?targetVehicleId=44289,63746,56323,56836&mode=xray.textures&platform=pc
    i Also find it very amusing that anyone would think the 703 is anything but broken in anyway, shows that all these years of powercreep has gotten to peoples heads. 
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    sohojacques reacted to GehakteMolen in Supertest: bat-chatillon 12t mle 54   
    While i dont care for all these crappy light tanks, and will prob not play much the next year or whatever this did pull my attention:
    U WOT MATE, Tiger II bad?
    Its a tank for kings, not peasants, peasants can drive the tiger, real pro`s drive the King Tiger!!
    ps: also, played 1 game in my shiny IS3, and IS3 still #1, so rest doesnt matter
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