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  1. I had a bit of an epiphany last night. It occurred to me that World of Tanks has the same sort of monetization that a mobile game has. We're essentially playing a mobile game with enhanced graphics.

  2. I started Playing Final Fantasy 14 again. It's weird to play a game where no one says the word "fuck" or insults me in chat.

    1. BadLuckCharm

      BadLuckCharm

      When games are not designed to be frustrating, and even designed not to be frustrating (as much as possible while still offering some challenge), it shows in their population. That, of course is just one aspect, but a big one.

  3. Yeah this patch was pretty bad overall. F in the chat for all the HE shells.

  4. Ok, so I played a few rounds on the sandbox server. HE penning spaced armor is hilariously dumb. Side of an IS-7? BOOM! Sheridan spaced BS armor? POW! Spaced bullshit on the front of a Sconq? SPLAT! On the other hand if you don't pen, get ready for 183mm of disappointment.

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    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @GehakteMolen remember IS-2 with 300 pen on Tier 7? Or was it 275? I remember the value was moronic. T57 Heavy was also quite broken.

    3. GehakteMolen

      GehakteMolen

      It had 300, same as T69 xD (hence my (and other peoples) old T69 stats are close to unbeatable, 2623 dpg for me, others have 2800 or even 3k i think)

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      @GehakteMolen well yeah. 300 pen that goes through spaced armor, doesn't lose pen at long distance in an autoloader when there were very few autoloaders and many tanks had less armor and the game was less hull down. I was a total scrub who was playing t5-t6 then but the few times I went up (for some reason I chose Cent and T28 prot... I was a moron) I avoided t69's (phrasing) like a plague

  5. I have had "Grand Battles" on for the past few months trying to do missions. I have seen 4 Grand Battles in that time frame. It's ridiculous. Why would WG sink so much time and money into a game mode that isn't even used? I can't even learn the damn maps because I never see them. Is it like this on the EU server, or is the game mode actually played? 

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    3. Snoregasm2

      Snoregasm2

      Yeah literally platooned about 15 tier 10 games with @Private_Miros and seen Grand Battles twice (I have them turned off).

    4. Bobi_Kreeg

      Bobi_Kreeg

      What missions are you trying to do in Grand battles? 

  6. FV3805+intentionally damaging myself to activate adrenalin rush. 16 second reload. average stun time 14-16 seconds.

    Cancer incarnate. 

    1. simba90

      simba90

      oooh, I had never thought of that....

    2. PityFool

      PityFool

      big brain moment

    3. echo9835

      echo9835

      just use the stock gun. Stunning missions are a joke

  7. The SU-100 is filth. Pure filth. 10 second reload on a 122. Good camo and mobility. Passable gun handling.  I think I found a new best friend. 

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    2. Balthazars

      Balthazars

      It's getting those tier 8 matchups that seems so hard at the moment! In my 30 games, I think only a handful of them even had tier 8s in them, and never more than 3. I have been 1 shot away about 3 or 4 times only to fail because the other half of the enemy team just died before I could clean up my flank.

    3. LetsMakeTheMagic

      LetsMakeTheMagic

       Tried the TD mission with 4 times the dmg of your hp. 

      4 games 1600DPG. Absolute unit after I put a decent crew in it. BiA, Camo. 

      I think I had one with 4,5k+. Will play it again to grind the Bobject.

    4. CandyVanMan

      CandyVanMan

      Yeah I played it a bit a while ago, for the 4x hp or whatever mission, just shy of 1800 dpg at tier 6.
      The tank is disgusting.

  8. Is it wrong that I unironically want teamkilling back so I can kill arty players? 

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    2. CandyVanMan

      CandyVanMan

      God I miss team damage.

    3. LamaLeif

      LamaLeif

      I also want arty to be kill

    4. echo9835

      echo9835

      I think team damage being off has been a better thing over all, but trying to do damage blocked missions has crushed all feelings I have towards artillery other than hatred. I don't want team damage on because I think It would be better for the game. I want team damage on so I can kill friendly M44s until I get banned. 

  9. Question: Can you start fires without damaging the engine or breaking fuel tanks? I see it a lot and I am wondering how it happens. I think I might be damaging the engine, but not enough to turn it yellow, but I am not sure.

    1. LoverJoy
    2. CandyVanMan

      CandyVanMan

      Yes, by damaging engine, does not necessarily have to be enough to turn engine yellow though.

  10. From my single game dataset I can only conclude that improved hardening = Ace tankers. Ignore the 2 previous games that day. They didn't happen.

  11. I hate the SU-101. It sucks. The combination of catapult shell velocity and horrible accuracy makes long range combat a chore. The stationary camo, its only good stat, is completly irrelevent because the gun is duct taped to the hull. You have to turn the whole abomination and lose your camo whenever you are shooting at someone smart enough to move. The armor is a fucking joke. For a WG new age "assault TD" it has horrible armor. This thing doesn't have the armor to assault a retirement home, let alone most tier 7s. The HP pool is pathetic. Glass cannon TDs with paper armor have better hit points than this PoS. The speed helps only to get to death faster. The only thing that the SU-101 is good at is bullying stock tier 6s too stupid to blow its tracks off.  It is a downgrade from the 100M1 in every way.

    1. punishersal

      punishersal

      Yeah, its shit when I played it last time. Back when it didnt have 122mm, it was totally different tank. Turretless medium more like.

    2. SchnitzelTruck

      SchnitzelTruck

      It was kinda fun back when it had 3.6k DPM, still absolute ass, but fun.

  12. I had to give my cat a bath today. She keeps coming into my room and hissing at me. I fear for my life.

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    3. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      If you leave now, you may get away with your life but I'd wash my tracks with bleach just to be sure. 

    4. punishersal

      punishersal

      Offer her some catnip

  13. The person who made the stock gun on the CS-53 is a monster. Tier 6 pen, a long reload, and a longer aim time. some sick, sadistic bastard at wargaming got a bonus over this.

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    2. echo9835

      echo9835

      How do you know this?

    3. SchnitzelTruck
    4. echo9835

      echo9835

      SchnitzelTruck works for the WG dev team, suddenly everything makes sense. 

  14. I can't use photo shop but MS paint is so easy a 7 year old could do better than me.

  15. Chuck Norris as a possible tank commander, doesn't wargaming know they are toying with powers beyond comprehension? 

  16. I just bought back the M46 Patton. This tank is good, not Leo PTA good, but good.

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    2. Balthazars

      Balthazars

      I love it, and the M48 at tier 10 too. It has its limits (poor final accuracy, weak standard round penetration and no HEAT, and not the best turret) but it's comfy and a great all-rounder. I run Rammer, Vstab and Optics on it because my crew isn't the best (moved the better one up a tier) and don't run food. Could do well with a Turbo but I feel the gun handling isn't quite good enough to drop Vstab, unlike on the M48.

    3. SchnitzelTruck

      SchnitzelTruck

      I will forever go against the grain on this one. I just cant get behind a medium that large, that squishy, with terrible AP/Prem pen, horrible accuracy, and average-ish mobility, all in exchange for above average gun handling/VR/gun dep. The people raving about it years ago were all about the ez 5k+ Wn8, not cause the tank is actually special.

    4. lavawing

      lavawing

      less pen than a Pershing and shitty final accuracy

  17. I've been trying to do some arty missions. For the life of me, I can't see the appeal of this class. There is literally zero skill involved. Some games I nail light tanks with bullshit across the map snap shots, some games I cant hit jack shit or fuck all no matter how I aim. I have no influence over games, all I do is piss people off. The only real "skill" I use is map awareness and I developed my map awareness by playing actual tanks. I look at the map and move away from collapsing flanks. It confuses the shit out of a lot of players. Friendly arty can't understand how I am still alive and enemy tanks who reach the base can't find me because I moved 500 meters. I don't even think counterbattery is a real threat to artillery, in 33 games I have been shot at blind by arty once. This class is the godforsaken skill crawl space of world of tanks and anyone who likes to play it is an oxygen thief.

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    2. echo9835

      echo9835

      @ZXrageThat is expecting a lot out of your average arty player. Next you're going to do something even crazier, like ask them to breath through their noses, or chew gum and walk at the same time.

    3. j_galt

      j_galt

      That thing about being right on top to see tracers is just fucked.  Most of the time no one indicates they have been hit or from where so you need to scan the likely spots.  Just staring at a likely spot hoping that someone shoots on your reload is another level of the WG embrace of random. 

      Arty missions are a Lovecraftian nightmare of dread and hopelessness. 

    4. 8_Hussars
  18. That moment you're so desprate for human contact you climb to the top of a hill and hold your phone above your head to get a signal.

  19. Running Brawl Platoons on NA. I hope WG does something good with this mode. I really like it now.

    1. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      You mean with the 279e + Chieftain triple platoons running around shitting on everything else?

    2. echo9835

      echo9835

      I didn't see any of those in about a dozen games.

  20. Welcome to World of BT-7 Artilleries. 

    1. HowitzerBlitzer

      HowitzerBlitzer

      Did they give them out again?
      I got mine years ago

    2. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      Every one of the "premium" tanks involved in this event is unsalvageable shit. The T-116 might be passable, that's it.

  21. B.U.G.I OP

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    2. NightmareMk9

      NightmareMk9

      Tier 6 is Good, the tier 7 SUCKS

    3. sr360

      sr360

      The line ends at tier 6

    4. NightmareMk9

      NightmareMk9

      Also for anyone that cares.  WG decided to change the tier 8 Radio Operator to the Loader.  Luckily all the rest are on the Commander, so I don't need to retrain 2 crew members...

  22. I've been trying to 3 mark the KV-2 R. Every. Fucking. Game. There are 3 M44s per team. If Wargaming is willing to nerf the progetto because there are 3 of them or more every game then why the hell won't they nerf that fucking abomination? There are people running around with fucking bounty equipment M44s that have a 15 second reload. I've seen poor bastards get perma tracked by one of them if they don't have a repair crew. Its beyond broken. Low tier arty is like high tier arty on crack.

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    2. Kymrel

      Kymrel

      It is completely stupid and has ruined tiers 6 and 7, which used to be at least somewhat playable.

    3. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      Another thing that has really started bugging me is that the arty changes have made them so accurate up close. Like half of the time I see a pubby LT manage to make it up to the arty, they get popped anyway.

    4. Panzergraf

      Panzergraf

      On 7/30/2020 at 6:48 PM, GehakteMolen said:

      half the arty players prob plays for some stupid mission...

      I'm guilty.

  23. I just bought the Shitbarn and I am really not sure who was screwed over more: me or all of the tier 8 HESH victims.

    1. echo9835

      echo9835

      I just had a Leo 1 try and side-scrape against me. :/ 

  24. I picked up the Leo PTA a few days ago and holy shit, this thing is an animal. 420 alpha, 400 base view range, excellent gun handling, speed, extreme penetration, what more could you ask from a medium tank? Quite possibly my new favorite tank at my favorite tier. I now understand all the rage about this thing. The biggest problem is going to be training up a new crew for the Leo 1 because I don't think I will ever sell the PTA.

    1. kolni

      kolni

      yeah if you're a medium player you need 3 german med crews, 1 for E50/E50M(back to E 50 after done with E50M) and one each for the Leo's

      Grind them out next FL season is my advice

    2. echo9835

      echo9835

      Cries in mutz.

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