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  1. Thank you! Probably 80-90% of my 2k games were back when I first started 2 years ago, so it's mostly me fighting to eliminate those red/orange wn8 games and push that average wn8 over to green levels!
  2. I generally frown on this sort of behaviour but the few times I've seen Gasai post on the forums he's been infuriatingly...annoying? I can't find the word at the moment, maybe it brings too many negative feelings to mind and I can't pick one. Totally downloading the replay. EDIT: If wotreplays would initiate the damn download.. Also if he's seriously a neo-nazi then I don't frown on this in the slightest.
  3. Sorry, only just came back to look at this thread again!! ;_; Over the course of some frequent daily play since I started this thread, I've come to realize what you say - the easiest tanks to outplay are the ones I've spent time in since I know what they can and can't get away with. Also, it's really hard to clean-up in a slow tank with no gun depression.. ¬.¬ As such, I found I enjoy the KV-1S a lot more than the KV-1, and I really love the JP line of heavies - the OI Exp is especially fun~ >:3 (More-so now that I have a super-heavy spall liner and am not getting chain-focused by arty and killed!) Not having to deal with -25% on pen rolls as frequently due to high alpha is really nice, especially with decent positioning. I actually started up the Russian medium line, heading for the Obj. 140/430 and just unlocked the T-34 last night, though I haven't bought it yet. Having the 2nd-best gun from grinding the T-28 will be nice since I don't have the gold to convert free-exp atm~ While I picked up the Sherman exactly for the derp (and want to go down the Leopard 1/E-50M line eventually!), I've actually started the Chinese Medium line as well, haha. Finally started up the American TD line, too, heading towards the Wolverine as it gives me access to both lines from there - I'll keep what you said in mind! Thank you, I really appreciate all your advice!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ At the moment, the Tiger 1 is on sale so I'm going to grab that for 70% (662k left to get there), and then perhaps go finish researching the radio on the Chaffee (which I've not touched since before my break) so I can research the T37, as American lines are on discount atm as well.. Orrrr start grinding the T1-Heavy and get a much cheaper M6/T29, which sounds like the a better plan... >.> Overall I'm doing a lot better now thanks to everyone's help~ (The O-I Exp. WAS a purple win-rate and green average damage, but I had some bad games in a row and kept playing instead of taking a break. -_-;; Time to get that back up!) I'm gonna hang out at T5 for a little longer and train my crews up now that I'm consistently hitting purple and blue wn8 in my good games, while I try to eliminate my red and orange wn8 games in my bad games entirely and get them up to yellow and green levels. Oh, and amass credits, holy shit the credit grind is horrible now. And I have a premium account. WG wtf...
  4. That'd be a pretty apt name for an alt account if you had one. Genius~
  5. Exxxxactly my point. X3 I want to have earned the shiny tanks and be able to use them to the fullest~ Oh. I've run into you before, I think. Must've been on one of your alt accounts.
  6. Garryallen - I tried not to use premium ammo more-so to force myself to learn weakspots because if I didn't, I wouldn't pen. It kinda doesn't make sense though now that I stop to think about it, as I'm gimping my damage potential, and ability to contribute to the team, if I don't load premium ammo when it's called for... I really hope they don't make the Chrysler K a trend or anything. It's fucking insane, even someone like me can see that.. It seems to be designed as an arty magnet though to force them to be team players, since the top of the hull is low-armor to the extreme... I knew damage was +/- 25% but I didn't know penetration was, too.. That's bullshit. Definitely not holding back from using APCR as needed now that I know that, thanks so much for that info. I'll just make sure I farm credits my Thunderbolt/HT6.... Thanks for that video link! I actually have experienced my enemies doing that and I think I've done it myself without thinking...and thought about doing it. I'd probably make a significant improvement even in the short-term if I just trusted my instincts/ideas more.. ¬.¬;; Robosapieo - What mistakes are you talking about? XD;
  7. Egospartan - I want all the shiny tanks with high alpha though!! ;___; A lot of the higher Russian mediums look sexy, too~ Obj. 907 pls. But yeah, that's why I'm asking for help now - when I DO get to the higher tiers I don't want to be lacking in basic fundamental skills. FWIW, a good 1600+ of those 1800 battles are from before my break like, 2 years ago.. I literally came back to the game and only had up the VK36.01H, Stug III G, Chafee, Chi-Ha, and the M2 Medium bought and with top modules, and the HT No. 6. Everything else (including a lot of complex/premium equipment) has been acquired since I've come back to the game. You're one of those assholes in KV-2's who derp gun me for 700 damage, aren't you? >.>; Alright, so it's time now to actually read this over. Thanks again for taking the time! R1 - Concerns about losing motivation to learn weakspots is exactly why I don't carry more than 10 shots of premium ammo but I do find that I need it with T8 tanks... I'll carry more though, as it certainly is frustrating bouncing a lot of my shots against flat-angled armor. >:/ Y'know, I looked up KV-1 weakspots (since I figured it'd be a good idea to know my own, right? lol ) and I realized I could play hull-down pretty decently...but I still haven't gone out of the way to do so. -_-;; I've been trying to look up weakspots on the top-tier enemy heavies while the 20-30 seconds before the match counts down (I figure that getting to put the info to use right away might help me remember it faster than looking it up after the battle), but I guess I'll just load premium ammo for T8 or heavily-armored T7 heavies with the KV-1, since it's got such low pen.. R2 - It actually was just by accident that time. That used to be normal behaviour for me, but I think I stopped doing it regularly in the process of trying re-learn the maps. Ironically I was watching a video by Lemimingrush not 3 days ago that explained that it was better to go with the train and ensure that flank succeeds than try to hold a flank that's already lost. ¬.¬.;; People really DO do dumb shit all the time but I guess I want to think better of people than that...and pay the appropriate price for it. I'll learn to stop trusting my pubbie teammates soon, I hope. I keep the mini-map at 2 steps down from max but I'll have to try one step up from that.. Heh. I have noticed that a lot of German heavies are built to be snipers...though I never imagined that meant being 200+m behind the frontline heavies. I'm trying to work my way back into a tactical mindset rather than a strategic one. Perhaps all my success with side-scraping recently made me think I could hold that flank...and made me forget they had arty. >.>;; R3 - Normally I do stick to the cliff, I swear! XD; I actually joined my teammates because I was bottom-tier and didn't want to get shot up in the front-lines or take friendly fire from a KV-2 in the ass. >.>;; I was indecisive because I didn't actually realize where I was being hit from, and that's probably where map awareness comes in, since, looking at it again, mediums were last-seen on the hill, so it'd make sense that they'd still be up there looking to fire down on enemy tanks below.. I'll keep that fighting/trading advice in mind! You're still far better than me and I really appreciate you taking the time to review those replays. ^__^ I know about the RMB free-camera thing from remapping some controls but I'll start to do that quick 360 instead of just zooming out after my shots! I keep grass in sniper mode off and recently turned down my graphics, I just reset to medium but I'll drop to low (reluctantly) if I need to... I think one of my RAM sticks died. ;__; Supposedly have 8GB but it feels more like half sometimes.. Adjusted my aim sensitives a bit, too.. We'll see if that doesn't help some. Thank you again for the reviews!
  8. ^ Says he's bad at reviewing replays, proceeds to leave me enough text to rival the Great Wall of China on how to improve my gameplay. >.> Thank you so much! I'm busy for the next few hours but I will absolutely be sitting down to read through this tonight. I look forward to reading~ ^__^
  9. Hah, I came back to do exactly that! I'm performing really badly solo (who'd've thought lol), particularly when low-tier in a match. I refuse to believe in the mindsets of "oh I'm a low-tier heavy, I can't have an impact on the game" or "fail pubbies, we can't come back from being 5 tanks down this early", as I know if I can figure out how to do well in those circumstances, it will increase my performance dramatically. I uploaded my 3 most recent losses in my KV-1 here, with my thoughts on each in the descriptions. Using 85mm, top modules, Rammer/GLD/Optics, repair kit/first aid kit/fire extinguisher. Of note is that crew is 98%. >.<;; I may just start reviewing every single loss at the end of each session. http://wotreplays.com/site/3596072#tundra-seika_sama-kv-1 http://wotreplays.com/site/3596094#redshire-seika_sama-kv-1 http://wotreplays.com/site/3596129#cliff-seika_sama-kv-1
  10. Deltacu - Thanks for replying, on your work break, of all things. :3; I already have the KV-1S bought, I'm just dreading the stock grind, oh wait just free-exp'd the 85mm. So when I jump into that I'll have fun. I definitely want to play the IS but I'd rather have a proper skillset for the tier to make the most use of a good tank, y'know? GarryAllen - I'm hoping over the next 2k battles I can at least reach light green wn8. :x I found the VK (which I've since sold as it has elite status and it's trash..) and the HTNo.6 required side-scraping to win, at least... I'm trying to learn wiggling now that I have side-scraping down. I need to learn to trade and poke better, though, definitely..
  11. That thought came to mind, yeah - have stored crews with skills sitting around, especially as I'm running into, as you've noted, line splits. KV-1 splits into KV-2 and KV-1S, Russian Medium line splits pretty early, US Heavy line splits at the M3Lee... I clearly just picked all the best lines. ¬.¬;; I'm debating buying back the T-28 and training up a KV1-S crew in that, rather than retraining the KV-1 crew and instead save that for either the KV-2 or the IS..
  12. I totally get why you seed new crews in mid tier tanks.. I just died to an O-I Exp. in my KV-1 because what should've been a kill shot missed because of micro-terrain and I took a derp-gun to the side. Perhaps I was too hasty, but I also feel like Snapshot would've helped immensely... :/ Almost makes me wanna suck it up and skill my crews in T3/4 and just consider the credits spent to re-buy tanks an investment... MacusFlash - Glad to know I at least have my equipment layouts right. *laughs* I already look to see who fired...more-so my trouble is getting a general feeling for reload times - I can be a little impatient and rush out again too soon.. >.>;; I do my best to save the self-criticism for after the battle, not during it~ Robosapieo - Definitely going down the IS line first now and holding off on the IS7 - I'd honestly like a few million's worth of credits saved up before I even think about buying T10s. Now that I'm angling without thinking about it and side-scraping very well, I'm hoping I don't start trying to side-scrape with the angled armor later down the IS line.. *chuckles* After all this discussion, I think I'm gonna wait til 1200+ WN8 before I go for a T8 premium. It's not like I'm going to be magically OP cause I bought a Löwe! XD; Shift 101st - Thank you!! ^///^;; You aren't the first to say that sort of thing to me regarding a skillset I'm trying to learn, but it always makes me really happy to hear~ The amount of information there is to absorb in order to become good at this game was really intimidating in the beginning but that's also what makes it exciting for me. I love high skill-ceiling games and tanks....I just need to stay away from the latter until my fundamentals are on-point. I hear the Obj. 416 and the later tanks are some of those, sadly..
  13. Thank you for taking the time to write out your replies, so informatively at that! I've been busy playing WoT or I'd have responded sooner. XD; Canadian Reaper: You sort of bring up my main concern, that my skills just aren't good enough to jump tiers yet and perform well. I don't want to have to still be learning the threat levels and specific weakspots for T6/7 tanks while also trying to learn the ones for T8/T9 tanks. I don't want to have to think about fundamentals before I do them, I just want to do them. Shifty 101st: Hm, alright.. I figured consistent 1st/2nd class mastery badges (not that I'm even quite there yet) would be a good sign since Ace is top 1% but it makes sense that you'd want to consistently be in the top 5% or so before moving on. And I aim high anyway... ¬.¬ That's kinda what I've been hearing, that the Tiger takes consistent skill to do well in. I've had some amazing side-scraping moments (coming out of a 1v3 with same-tier heavies victoriously and bouncing every shot in my HT No. 6, and 4.3k bounced damage in the KV-2) but they're not the average. Right now I'd honestly like to go after whatever gives me the safest way to practice fundamentals and gives me the most return for the least effort. It sounds like that's the IS line, though I will admit that the fearsome reputation of the E-75/100 was one of the big reasons why I started with the German line first. After doing a couple rounds in the M4 and Thunderbolt, which were really fun to play, I definitely want to play mediums more often, but I'll stick primarily to heavies for now while I sharpen my skills. CraBeatOff - Nice name. XP I know at the end of the day you're really only fighting yourself not other people, when your main goal is improving your skills. I don't mind spending more time where I'm at if it makes me significantly better for it. I'll keep those numbers in mind, though I may very well grab a T10 before 10k battles, if only to play around in it at times! It feels like getting my crew skill levels up will make a large difference in being able to execute the way I want to when i want to. Like not missing shots that really should have hit.. ¬.¬; So perhaps I'll make it a point to get a 2-skill crew for each line I'm playing in each nation before I move up to Tier 7.. I definitely would love to average 1100xpg base, currently I'm lucky if I see that total after premium account/tank/platoon bonuses. I already did read through a lot of this forum and the official NA WG one (the guides anyway) and while I watched QuickyBaby and Zeven back in the day, I've been watching a few of the other more well-known youtubers/streamers too, since I got back into the game a couple weeks ago. I really want to make sure my efforts are properly directed going forward so that nothing is holding me back as I do my best to improve quickly. Thanks again for sharing your insight! I really, really appreciate it~
  14. I've hit a bit of a wall in my progress coming back to the game after a long break. I can handle T5 and 6 games well, and consistently walk out with !st or 2nd class mastery badges when I don't over-extend and play with calculated aggression, rather than straight up un-controlled aggression. I'm finding though, that T7/8 battles tend to get me rekt, whether because I don't know weakspots as well, the armor is a lot better, or something else.. I can't trade nearly as well unless I load gold ammo.. ¬.¬; I was just gifted a Thunderbolt VII Ult. pack, so I now have 1.88m credits and 2.8k gold and am unsure what to spend it on.. As fun as the playstyles of the Russian/US/German heavy lines are, I find myself trying to flank often and wishing I was faster, which is more the realm of medium tanks.. As a result, I can't decide how to best proceed! Current Tanks: VK36.01H, KV-1, M3 Lee, HT No. 6, Thunderbolt VII Researched Tanks: Tiger I, KV1S w/ 13.5k KV-1 pts towards the KV-2, M4, T1-Heavy, and I free-exp'd my way to T-80 on the Russian Medium line I'm mainly concerned with bridging the skill gap and making more credits. I know T8 premiums are best for credit-earning and intend to grab either the Löwe or the T-54 mod 1 soon, but I also know that T7+ tanks won't magically make me better. I enjoy the playstyles of all 3 heavy lines I'm currently playing, but I want to have a plan going forward since it's getting a lot more grindy. Should I grab the Tiger and then shift to other heavies? Maybe grab some of the other T5/6 heavies for now instead? Or should I get the M4 , retrain my Thunderbolt VII crew to it, and run around in T5 battles until my fundamentals are good enough that I've become a proper seal-clubber? I would love the insight of more-experienced players!
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