Tracer001

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    Spruce Grove Alberta
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    Looking for a good clan to join

    WOT, Steel Beasts, Arma2
    WOT - Platooning, Improving Skills

    Have a look at my stats, if interested, contact me in game to platoon or send PM and add as friend. I'm interested in making new friends on here to platoon with and work together to get better. I'm grinding tanks from tier 6 to tier 9, and can field up to tier 10. I have played a lot of heavies in the past and am working hard on mastering the medium as I am grinding for a T54. But willing to play almost anything the platoon needs. Mega grinding the T29 to get my commander to 100% on his first skill.

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    Looking for a good clan to join. Most of my stats are from last year where I just played without really knowing the mechanics. I am trying to take my game to the next level and am seeing much better results, but would like the chance to learn off some good players and get better as a player and be a team player.
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  1. Tracer001

    Looking to Platoon

    Hey Vettish, Same time frame here too. Thanks for replying and the offer. II will add you to my friends list when I log on tonight. Actually I am back too after about a year long break myself. I am grinding low tier lines but am doing that now very casual, I just don't like low tiers. My main grinds are the T8 Uk Hvy line, and the T8 Pershing, tough one though. And I am considering grinding the Soviet T9 T10 tank. I have enough Tier 9's / 10's I can run as well either grind or go for a MOE. Thanks again Tracer001
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    Looking to Platoon

    Hi Everyone, I have been wanting to post this for a while now and thought I would just do it. I am looking to take my game to a higher level and would like to try platooning. I'm looking for more of a chill/casual type of platoon. I like to win but am not looking to game with ragers. The reason for this and I'm not sure how to explain this is that I am ex military and have been diagnosed since March 2018 with PTSD. Some days I'm too afraid to leave the house, have difficulty making change, being in crowds. A friend told me its a good day when you are above ground, I understand that now. Just giving some background. As part of my therapy or recovery I am doing online gaming to help me interact with others. Some days I just can't hit that battle button. Those days I'll go off and play some DCS offline. This is why I thought platooning could be a good place to start. I think I'm at about 50.6% but am willing to play with any skill level. Its just nice to be able to work with someone else, whether directly or just on the same side to win. I think I am getting better at map awareness thanks to Taugrims and Lemmings videos. I can play any tier. I have a number of Tier 10's and am grinding 8's and 9's as well. So if anyone is interested in running platoons, add me as a friend or message me or reply here? Thanks everyone for reading, I hope I made sense and GL Tracer001
  3. Tracer001

    Centurion Mk. I

    I just unlocked the top gun last night and have only the engine to unlock then grind for the Cent 7/1. Although I am happy with the performance of the Cent now after driving the Comet, I think I should research the engine now and then grind. The reason being I will get to the 7/1 faster but will then be at the lowest engine and from past experience the bottom engine is complete crap. It will probably drive like a super pershing. On another note, I dropped coated optics last night and ran wet amo rack and had no problems being ammo racked once a game or every 2nd game. Will keep it till my loader gets 100% safe stowage which sadly won't be till near the end of the grind.
  4. Tracer001

    Centurion Mk. I

    Hey Guys, I'm going to unlock and buy this tank on sunday coming up. I love the Comet by the way. I didn't enjoy the Cromwell grind but the Comet is amazing. That turret made all the difference for me. I read somewhere that someone said that you don't need the top engine in this tank because its so slow anyway, is that good advice? Would you guys recomend just getting the second engine? How much speed will I gain with the top engine compared with the second?
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    KV-4 the most boring tank (T95 is in totally own class)

    I like the KV4 so far. I just got the big gun and wow. I played a match last night where i held off two KV5's and whittled them down to <400 health each. I was sidescraping but they penned my top turret using APCR, still need to upgrade turret after engine and tracks. What I learned from that battle, sidescrape covering your left side (if able) to help hide your top turret and bait enemy into shooting then stop tank and fire safely. And when loading move back and forth if exposed. But I also like the Super Pershing as well so the slow speed doesn't bother me, I just have to plan where I'm going. This should be a nice slow grind to the ST1
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    Wat Do When You Hit a Slump?

    I had something similar happen to me the past two days. My win rate tanked to below 40% but my wn8 rate skyrocketed. In playing all those losses I have played my best games to date. I'm trying to keep my tank alive and deal damage through all parts of the match. Even when I played amazing and did 4k of damage in my KV4 we still lost. I'm really hoping its simply a short bit of bad luck, I don't honestly know what I can do to play better. Now if I was getting 400 damage a game then thats different : ) Tracer001
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    What Would you Do In This Situation?

    LOL thanks for the replies guys, LOL. I thought my first impression was right. Honestly if I'm fighting an enemy, I honestly don't mind someone else takes out the tank. It means as stated above we take out one more cannon and we get to move on to the next faster. I would rather have a high damage count than low damage but lots of kills. Take what you can get. The object after all is to kill the other team, period. I did have xvm installed but it was down that weekend sadly, otherwise I would have called the guy out due to his redness. I've honestly had no one accuse me before if doing it, but when I saw his stats I just saw red. I had a good session last night in my pz.sfl v. using and abusing the vision system and learning to not stay in the same spot all the time, move around and let the enemy focus on other targets then bite him in the ass again. Lessons learned off this board, Thanks again for all the advice, hopefully some day I'll feel comfortable in asking for a platoon mate once my stats get better. Until then I'm enjoying the challenge. Tracer
  8. Their probably dumbing it down for the masses. I don't know if its just me, but I am seeing lately, an aweful lot of tankers on both sides with an efficiency rating in the 400's and below, and more than you should even below 100! I hope they're not basing their decisions on people like this complaining? That won't motivate them to drive any better. And I really really wish WG would stop saying they are making changes to a vehicle because of historical accuracy. Thats a joke. I wish there was a WWII sim that would make changes due to historical reasons, and please get rid of arty. : ) Tracer
  9. Hey Guys, I had a rather annoying experience this last weekend that I wanted to ask your opinions on. I don't rate myself as a good player yet, but am at least trying and seeing improvement. I just shook my head after this game at the lack of logic some people seem to have. Anyway, we were on El Haluf on the south spawn. I was in a KV3 and we had a platoon of top tier T29's. So I'm thinking I better go hill to help out but don't have the top engine so am slow. By the time I get there the 3 T29's are fighting up the hill so I move to the right to see if I can get any shots on a TD or guard our flank, otherwise I would be in the way, poor gun depression and don't want to block better gun depression tanks. After one shot on a TD I notice the hill needs support so I get back as soon as able. By the time I get up the hill there is only 1 T29 left and his health is low, about 250 hp left. We crest the hill and fight 2 more and as we move forward I try to get in front of him to shield him as I was at full health still, but he blocks me. Then I take a shot at a Jpanther and then the fun starts. He calls me a kill stealing you know what. I chose to ignore him but he and his platoon mates keep it up. Thanks to the Hellcat for defending me. Anyway. I said going up the middle hill, that I didn't kill steal but supported. Then I was corrected again that I kill stole. So after that I left him figuring he's an idiot and deserves to die so started back to our side to help out. The game ended shortly after that with a win. Initially I had thought wow 3 t29's, they must be good. Then after the game I look at their stats, 42%, 44% 38%. And their efficiency ratings were all in the low 400's or below. How would you guys have handled that situation? I mean should I just ignore the mouth breathers and play the best game to help our side win regardless of the moron factor? Or was I right in leaving this idiot to die if he got swarmed? Its idiots like this that ruin this game. I took a break for a year because things like this happened far too much too often and don't want to leave again. I use xvm but only to see who may need support or not support on our team and it works well. Hell we won a 24% game last night on Serene Coast, it was awesome. Any advice would be helpful. Tracer
  10. Tracer001

    Getting a Platoon as a <49%er

    Thanks for this topic. I came here (WOTLABS) to get better and do go on the wotlab channel from time to time but my stats are way way too low IMO to platoon with anyone yet. I would love to but am a little apprehensive at this point. I'm still working hard at increasing my stats. It would just be nice to be able to coordinate efforts. Last night in my matilda I flanked the left side of the city on Siegfried line as there was a British AT TD and a heavy holding a key point. I Just hoped the other guys would keep them occupied long enough for me to work around. In the end it worked and that move helped break the city as both were destroyed. But in pub games its mostly esp or hoping others will see your move and react accordingly. I remember one guy which I won't name, I came to his flank to support him and when I did and an enemy came into sight he bolted to the back and left me there alone, I thoght WTF. In the end after our chat I am a marked man for being TKd if he ever sees me again. Anyway, long story short, I am seeing improvement in my play, I watch a lot of videos and try different things and am trying so hard to be less aggressive. After reading this thread I might send a shout out on channel and ask if anyone wants to platoon with an ave player who wants to get better. I don't want to be carried but work with someone to win and willing to do what is required, watch your back flank, support fire while you flank etc. And thanks to everyone posting info on this site, its helping. Hopefully see you on the battlefield Tracer001
  11. Tracer001

    Shit pubbies say

    "Your not my mother, stop telling me how to drive this tank!" Needless to say we lost that match 15 - 14 as he was the last player alive on our side and people were offering advice which was actually helpful.
  12. Tracer001

    Was this necessary?

    I drive the IRacing sim and some guys do custom car paint jobs which look amazing. Some are offered free for all to use others charge for custom commission work for a fee. I am using the free ones currently and have asked the owners permission for each out of respect. I also include in the loaded file the name of the painter to say thanks. I think your service is awesome, wish I had the skill and time to put into it. And seeing the images in signatures just adds a little more to the game. There is a reason I stopped posting on the official game forum. My enjoyment level of this game since my return is much higher. Its taxing enough dealing with idiots on the battle field, not many but enough, than dealing with them in forums as well. By idiots I mean guys that try to get the team to jump off the bridge in westfield, or the heavies who camp and wait for the enemy to come to them no matter how hard your team asks them to move. Or the idiot who tried to push me out of my position in my T29 so he could take it in a medium. etc Its sad that thats only the tip of the iceburg And if its not fun then definitely stop, take a break, I'm sure you'll be back at it again at some capacity. And try to focus on the good comments and ignore the idiotic ones. Tracer
  13. Tracer001

    Hit rate - overrated stat?

    It would be nice if they also showed penetration rate. Its great hitting a tank but if your not hitting in the right location it might as well be a miss. I used to be proud of a high hit percentage, but not so much anymore. Now I take shots on the move and skeet shooting lights flying towards our arty.
  14. With each win your win rate will increase by .01. Over the last two months I brought mine up from 48.3% to about 49.82% and rising, I too want that 50% proper. The main number I focus on is my last 7 days as I am in learning mode and trying to apply what I learned. Hoping my stats get good enough people will want to platoon. The hardest part is patience : )