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  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. I'm at the tier 8 now. A big improvement over the tier 7, this one can actually go hull down at close ranges without getting penned in the cupola by everybody, every time, even while moving and wiggling like a worm on a hook. I find it hard to get damage though in the fast-paced games. It's not heavium fast and 240 alpha is a bitch. It's a good tank for sure, but slow and low alpha makes it not my cup of tea.
  3. 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.

  4. 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...


  5. 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.

  6. That's close to KV-2 shell velocity...
  7. I played a couple of games in the tier 8 and 9. All the points above are spot on, but I'd like to add that 12 km reverse speed is very annoying for poking. The Bisonti has 15 in reverse and that feels slow. 12 is just terrible. I was excited for this line, since I kind of enjoy grinding new stuff and have very little left to grind in the game, but unless they buff the tanks massively it seems like a line for masochists.
  8. Honestly it's just camos. And fugly ones at that, mostly. I just got the ones I didn't get from last year, anything from this year is just a bonus. The main point is to get to the +50% as soon as possible.
  9. 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.


  10. With pretty much nothing left to grind in the game and the Italian heavies not here yet I finally took the plunge and started playing the British light tanks. I can't understand why Wargaming has not one single member of staff that can balance tanks. I'm on the tier 8 now and to think that this is in the same tier and class as the 432 and EBR is a sad joke. At least it's got 230 alpha, so you don't need to expose for a 135 alpha like the shitter on tier 7. DPM and ammo capacity are tragic though. As is the lack of HE pen.
  11. 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. 

  12. I figure I got pretty lucky. 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.
  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. When using XVM to show stats (I do. I don't like the mechanism, but it's there, others are using it and I'll do it too until it hopefully gets banned one day.) players using anonymizer are grayed out, and so very obvious. It is usually one or the other, a very good player or a very poor player. It might be anecdotal, but when I look players up after the battle that's what I tend to see (there is some bias there, as I'm most likely to look up players who did very bad or very good in a game). But you don't have to look very hard at how they play to know the difference. After injuring a fin
  17. 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.

  18. Finally a premium tier 8 Russian medium tank.
  19. Kymrel


    Just finished the IS-3-II grind. Unlocked the ST-II with no intention of ever buying it. The IS-3-II was very much not my cup of beverage. The double-shot is a gimmick that gets used once every 20 games or something, and then you get a longer reload so it might not even be worth it. Instead you get shit armor, turret that gets penned way to easily and not much else. IS-3-II has been sold, and I'm glad to be rid of it.
  20. Eh? Did you mean medium 390 alpha with autoloader? Because there is a ton of tier 9 meds with 390 alpha.
  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. The slow shell velocity was an instant turnoff for me. Better than the Korean Patton, but that's not saying much.
  24. 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...

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