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Status Updates posted by Kymrel

  1. How WG could reduce the annoyance from grinding tanks and events by 90%? Give the top 3 tanks in the losing team winning team xp and the bottom 3 tanks in the winning team losing team xp.

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    2. Balthazars


      I still grind lines because I sort of feel it's part of the 'experience' of the game to try out different tanks at different tiers, but mostly also to grind crew because I don't have that many crew skillbooks, so I usually blueprint/free-XP up to either tier 6 or tier 7, and then grind up the line from there (and by the time you get to tier 10 that way, you usually have a decent crew). I still mostly do stock grinds too (except maybe for tracks), again just because I kind of feel it is part of the 'experience' of the game, but I feel it's much better now because at least if I end up coming across a stock grind or a tank I just cannot stomach playing, it's very easy to blast past it with boosters, free-xp, blueprints and having a premium account. If anything, I think it's one of WG's big issues with introducing new lines at the moment, because any half-established player barely needs to grind anymore because so much has been done to shorten grinds (heck, it's one reasons Field Mods are done the way they are, it's designed to make people grind again and give them a reason to go back to previously unlocked tanks and/or use free-XP).

    3. Jul_Le


      I don't grind anymore, I don't have to because of the blueprints. Also if you are in a clan, you can get vehicle fragments from tour of duty. If you just play few games a week, you will unlock all the tanks in a new line in about 6 months without even touching the tanks.

      I still play the tanks and 'grind' some xp, usually 10 games or so. I mean what is the point of the game if you don't play anything. I'm using free xp for the modules though, I want my tanks fully kitted out (apart from field mods).

      The xp grinding has gotten a lot easier in past few years with blueprints, manageable xp and x5 missions. Back in the day without boosters or anything, only event that gave you extra xp was the x3 or x5 weekends. An that was just one win. Nowadays first win of the day usually gives less xp than subsequent wins, because the x5 missions don't work on the first win.

      Anybody remember the "+5% experience for 6 hours" boosters? :D

    4. Snoregasm2


      @Jul_Le they had to remove those +5% boosters as people were getting nose bleeds rising up the tiers too fast.

  2. Playing the Type 59 again for giggles. Having a limited match maker and not meeting tier 10s is great. Well, it would be. But every single game is tier 8 and tier 9. Tier 7 occasionally shows up but tier 6 not once.

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    2. kolni


      Playing one of the OP 8s with normal MM is honestly a better experience in my eyes

    3. Kymrel


      Seems that way to me too. But it was fun to take the old Type out for a spin. Used to be so OP back in the day.

    4. punishersal


      Ayooo.  Not having played WoT for 100 years now, I remember that I still have Type59.

  3. That was weird. Got the Type 59 gold in the warehouse. Had to refresh four times, of course, and the pickings before that were three alternative versions of tanks I already had and a hydrostat, but it was all worth it in the end. Too bad I have the original Type 59 or this would have been even better...


  4. What am I missing with the "new" tanks that are supposedly coming in the Black Market? The T-22 and WZ-1111111Qilin. The T-22 looks like a worse version of the 140 (though it might have some armor shenanigans at a tier where everyone shoots gold anyway) and the WZ is apparently exactly the same as the tech tier one.  Why would I want either one?

    The only tank I want, just for the memes, is the Rampanzer, the others I either have or don't want...

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    2. Fulcrous


      Can't wait to see T22 be the first t10 3 mark to be way below 3k.

    3. lavawing


      @Bobi_Kreeg it's not exactly out of meta as being able to reverse sidescrape should still give it an edge over most other tier 10 mediums in corridor brawls which happen on 9/10 maps.

      that said, when it's not doing its thing, it's basically a tier 9 so it is very mediocre

    4. Kymrel


      41.1 minimum bid on EU, 40ish on the US servers. What utter bullshit. I hope people who spent all this silver are happy.

  5. This is why you don't pack all your crew into a tank the size of a small-ish bathtub. All three crewmen of a full HP ELC Even 90 killed by a 400-damage HE hit to the front of the hull. Today was a good day.


  6. Is this a joke? Can I three-mark the Setter (tier 7 British light tank shitter) with a 620 average damage? Is this the easiest three-mark in-tier in the game?


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    2. Strawberry_Milk


      Which garage mod is that @Kymrel? And where can you see those statistics @hall0?

      I've been gone for a while from tanks, and I don't remember this existing in such a nice format before.

    3. Kymrel


      It is a part of Aslan's modpack. Don't know which one, sadly, but it shouldn't be hard to find out.

    4. hall0



      Has it as well but I think tomato gets its data from the other side. 

  7. Well, 100 boxes purchased, all three tier 8s I didn't have (had the Borat) and the new tier 6 as well as all the other ones. Just under 51k gold, about 10 million credits and 40ish premium days. I'm set for a year or so.

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    2. Balthazars


      Yeah, after 2 years of doing very well, my luck has run out this year. 75 boxes, only the new Italian heavy out of the tier 8 prems (so at least 1 of the 2 I really wanted, the other being the Bour - I also would't have minded trying out the GSOR) and only 1 of the skins (for the WZ, which I don't even have). About 25k in gold (which is always nice for getting more premium time) and about 5 million credits. A few doubles of the lower tier premiums, but don't really care about those.

    3. Nicarasu


      I got the 60TP, CGC, whatever that chinese heavy is, and STB-1 skins. about 71k gold, and 11mil credits out of my 150 boxes, forgot to mention that much. Really, really wish I had got the Bourrasque after shelling out that much though. At least I'm set on gold for a long time if I spend it wisely?

    4. SchnitzelTruck


      WG is laughing their way to the moonbase

  8. The hamster keeping the EU servers up is on a break again, it would seem. Started with lags and then the servers just went down. GG Wargaming.

    1. ProxyCentauri


      Same here. Have had a long break and lost the feel for this game but last week tried some games 
      at my parent's place. Their WLAN cant be compared to my old rig but still.. This game was frustrating enough
      upfront. Every 2.game things simply crashed. Extremely unstable connection although ping appeared to be quite okay.
      All the WG $ firmly in lootboxes on Cyprus I reckon- no time for server maintenance

  9. I will realistically only get to about 50% off the 274 and am torn on whether to get it or not. I have the disposable cash, but just wonder if I would ever pick that tank over the Lis in my garage (which I like quite a lot). Trading mobility and gun handling for a bit more armor, that is still unreliable at best, seems like a pretty bad deal for me...


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    2. Kymrel


      Yeah, I'm leaning towards skipping it. Unless someone else has a really compelling argument. Perhaps I'll get lucky and get the Italian heavy in a lootbox...

    3. echo9835


      you really are not getting a discount on the tank until 60%, tbh it isn't worth it until 70% or more

    4. CandyVanMan


      Got it at 50%, not worth it.

  10. I'm doomed to play arty or take a break from the game I guess.


    1. BadLuckCharm


      See, that's why people are rude in online games instead of IRL.

      Nah, just kidding. Sucks, really, because plenty of games use WASD to move around...  *shudder* Artillery play frustrates me the most of all classes.

      Get fixed soon.

  11. After a few weeks off from the game I've played a bit for a couple of days now. The one-sided roflstomps on both sides are just crazy. I mean, they were before my break as well but they are just so obvious after a little time off.

    Is it how easy it is now to get to the high tiers? And what could WG do about it?

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    2. Private_Miros


      @PlanetaryGenocide, in my dataset, for BT8 and above (1309 battles), the average duration is 7 minutes and 10 seconds. My average score difference on a win was 7.7. My average score difference on a loss was -6.8.

    3. 8_Hussars


      @PlanetaryGenocide  I have an 9853 game data set.

      Miros and my numbers agree quite well.  I will link the data later tonight. 


    4. PlanetaryGenocide


      neat! good to know

  12. Playing the Italian tier 6 again to get XP for the new heavy line. Fucking hell the arty shitters are everywhere. Three per game, 90% of those are M44, with thousands of games in this cancer-spreader. Wargaming still has its thumb up its ass and does nothing. Tier 6 used to be fun.


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    2. Balthazars


      The last arty rebalance (higher RoF for reduced HE damage) absolutely broke low-tier arty (tier 5 and tier 6 arty in particular) because the reduction in HE damage absolutely no way offset the much higher rate of fire because most low-tier tanks have minimal armour, plus are typically slower, so hits on meds and lights absolutely wreck face.

    3. arthurwellsley


      M44 needs a major nerf it's frickening annoying. I too am putting 50-60k experience on the tier VI Italian.

    4. PlanetaryGenocide


      >Tier 6 used to be fun

      What Game Is X To Doubt Meme From? | Screen Rant

      e: KV-2 excepted, of course.  But only sometimes.

  13. That feeling when you surprise an EBR 105 and frontally ram him in an LT-432 with both of you going full speed. Shot and rammed from 0 to dead. I lost about half health. 10/10 would do again.

    1. PityFool
    2. simba90


      23 hours ago, PityFool said:

      ooooh, that made me smile.

    3. Kymrel


      Yeah, it's fighting ebola with cancer...

  14. Anyone here feel like the CS-59 burns a lot? I've switched from food to extinguisher and repair fuel tanks religiously now.

  15. I've played tier 6-8 Polish tanks now. Not that far into the tier 8, but enough to form an opinion. Tier 6 was OP as fuck with the gold derp but so slow I felt bored playing it. Tier 7 was boring but had nice alpha for tier. Tier 8 is a shittier version of the Lansen that doesn't make any credits and somehow seems to hit even less. Unless the tier 9 is worth it (as some say) this line seems to be a colossal waste of time.

    1. NightmareMk9


      I only played 12 games in the Tier 8.  It was terrible.

      I have 40 games in the Tier 9 and I only need  26k to unlock the 10.  I free XP'd the top gun and it is pretty good.  But at least a couple times a game RNG just SCREWS my fully aimed shot.  Even with the turbo, the 9 isn't fast.

    2. EvilMonkee


      The T8 is just awful, stopped me wanting to progress any further.  Its a derpy slow unarmoured POS whose ONLY redeeming quality is decent HEAT pen

    3. Kymrel


      That just about sums it up for me. That gun just potatoes literally half the shots.

  16. It takes a little getting used to that the Polish meds have no armor. They look like they should and I found myself playing the tier 6 and 7 ones like they do. I need to get more in the Leo Proto mindset, I guess.

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina


      the tier 8 especially 

      you think the turret has some armor, but in reality anything with 170- pen can go through with ease

  17. Thanks for buffing arty ROF with the 2.0 equipment you Wargaming morons. Playing the lower tier Polish tanks is pure hell with the M44s raining down even faster than before. 

  18. Trying to get blocking missions for the 279 done in the Bobject is just impossible. Every game is all-tier 10 with 2-3 arty and 2-3 EBR shitters. After playing the Leo PTA for a while now playing anything that doesn't have a railgun is fucking uncomfortable as well.

    1. PityFool


      Try using the VK100.01P

    2. Kymrel


      I need to do the mission in either a Rusky or Chinese tank, sadly.

    3. PityFool


      Fuck I forgot about that.

  19. Fuck all mercy low--rolls. Rolled a 315 min damage from Leo Proto on a Super Conq, leaving him on 26 HP and loosing the game. FML.

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    2. Kymrel


      I agree with that. I remember this one but forget the ten other times I won when I rolled above average to win the game or set someone on fire etc. That doesn't make it less frustrating when this shit happens. Especially since I had just bounced a shot aimed for his lower front plate but RNG decided should hit the very edge of the upper front plate instead. So RNG gave him double protection. 

    3. hazzgar


      @Tman450 nope. There are actually more min rolls than high rolls for the simple reasons often high rolls are bigger than the HP left on some tanks. So in effect some of the good RNG is eaten by the lack of hp on tanks. 

    4. Assassin7


      Ive always sorta felt that if they have less health than your guns alpha it should be a garunteed killshot. 

  20. How the fk is that not a pen? Leo PTA shooting at a Grille 15 with a 30mm upper plate.


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    2. PlanetaryGenocide


      isn't that mod known to be not 100% accurate on hit locations?

    3. Tman450


      probably hit the gigantic gun

    4. Kymrel


      If it hit the gun the mod is indeed inaccurate, since it shows the enemy tank gun position. I've seen shots that hit the gun (and didn't pen because of it) and it was shown clearly. I can't think of another explanation than the mod being inaccurate, but I've used it for a while now and usually when I don't pen what I thought I should have, it shows that I hit some part of the tank at an extreme angle when I thought I hit the flat surface  right next to it. This one I can't explain any other way.

  21. Man, how nice does it feel to get a Kolobanovs? Only my 5th ever. Leo PTA you wonderful beast.


    1. Snoregasm2


      GG man. So weird to see a Kolo's without either an Ace or Radley's (beyond the weird Assault defence games).

      I second the Pta. I recently got 4 of my 5 Kolos in the last 3 months, and 2 of them were in the Leo 1.

  22. Finally at 30k bonds. For someone who doesn't play clam wars, ranked or anything else, this is a milestone. Haven't spent one, ever, so I wonder if I should. Don't have a tank that I like enough to get bond equipment and only the M60 appeals somewhat to me. The question is, should I get some super-equipment or just keep hoarding and  hope they eventually put a tank I want for sale for bonds?

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    2. arthurwellsley


      Good luck with that one. I very much doubt that the Object 907 will go into the bond shop. The RU server would go wild for the Object 907 at 15,000 bonds every Ivan and his brother, sister and uncle would buy it and then tier X MM would be swamped with them.

    3. Ham_


      121B is the only tier 10 I have fun in

    4. Snoregasm2


      The other way to look at it is to buy 3 pieces of equipment, and then move them to flavour of the month tanks at 600 bonds a time (at most - if you have bounty rammer and vents, then just spend the gold).

      To really min-max, the vert stab is nice but not as good as the vents/rammer combo, so you could just buy them. As others have mentioned, the vents really make vision game tanks pop that little bit extra.

  23. After playing the Char Futur 4 for a bit and sort of liking the tank, I played a game in the Standard B. It is just such a comfortable, fun tank and no 30+ second reload at the wrong moment.

    1. MagicalFlyingFox


      I mean, you are going from one of the shittiest tier 9 mediums to what is probably the 2nd best.


      Char gimmick is at least enjoyable and despite its shittiness, it still is somewhat usable so I'm fine with it being how it is, especially since it was free.

  24. Trust Wargaming to make what could be a fun, simple PvE game a complicated annoying mess. I've played 5 or 6 games now at tier 1, lost every single one since two or three morons in the team just press W and die, again and again. And the reward? Yet another IS clone. That's a hard pass from me.

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    2. Kymrel


      My problem every single game has been that I can't kill the baddies fast enough at the end because I have only one or two friendly tanks. Not because I camp, but because I actually use cover, angling and side-scraping. Doesn't save me from the frikking lazer-guided shots from some of those bots, but it is better than sitting in the open taking fire from two directions like my teams seem to like doing.

      I guess this could be OK for a platoon of 5 guys, but as is I won't bother with this.

    3. hazzgar


      In my game max 1 guy is dead. Mostly all have 2-3 tanks. They just shoot what is closest or play it too slow instead of avoiding as many tanks as possible to get to commander tanks. 


      Then again EU meta is cancer. I started playing EBR again since everybody camps for 10 minutes then suicides and that's the only tank that can exploit that. 

    4. BadLuckCharm


      What i don't understand is why you guys subject yourselves (those that do) to this crap in the 1st place. To me, it was obvious from the get-go that this event-thing would be crap mode. Not even going to touch it with a ten-foot pole.

  25. Is the meta in Frontlines changing? I'm seeing more and more heavies and far less lights and meds, in general. I've even started taking the Renegade out and it performs pretty well. Still prefer the usual Progetto/LT432/EBR but playing something else is a bit refreshing.

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    2. MagicalFlyingFox


      If i actually play the prog/ELC EVEN/Skorp i will general almost all the time. 


      Its not fun, its still boring as shit. Fucking WG thinking that 4 weeks in a row of FL is fun. 

    3. Kymrel


      I forced myself to finish to rank 15. That way I only have to get rank 10 next time. I played the Rene a lot this time, mostly for a change of pace. It can bully somewhat, especially at range, but it suffers like all non-EBRs when a swarm of those totally balanced and not at all bullshit cars come for you.

    4. Tman450


      People finally figured out that the way to farm ranks is to cap/reset and it's way easier to do in something with tanky armor. If a shitter platoon breaks out triple 252U/Defenders they're almost guaranteed to cap.

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