Android25

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  1. Android25

    Serverwide Tank Statistics now available

    I was pulling full (active) player stats from the server monthly, took about 14 days for all 4 regions, until around a year ago. If I ever continue with that endeavor I could set up an API to pull individual tank statistics.
  2. Android25

    LFC for Soldiers of Fortune

    Most clans tend to clear their inactive members and fill up with active players weeks before these types of events start... but good luck.
  3. Android25

    Winrate Expecations

    In a sense, yes. The assumption would be that if you're playing at super uni level, say very close to the threshold, you shouldn't have a super uni win rate unless you are platooned with other players of similar skill, which tends to be the case on average (hence the inflated WR numbers). Like I mentioned, there are players capable of solo play that easily reaches beyond super unicum win rate. But the meta at such high levels can vary so widely when it comes to solo play. For example, it's very likely that there are at least some players who manage super unicum stats and fail to consistently win games (sub 60%, obviously there are no cases of super uni play with dramaticly low WR) because the play style getting them there is not as helpful to the team as other playstyles ranked at the same WN8 (this is exactly the reason WN8 takes WR into account up to 10% of your sum WN8). However as soon as two players of similar WN8 level play together, their varying playstyles tend to balance and lead to more victories than either of them solo. However, at the same time, there are some but fewer still super uni playstyles or at least attitudes (that can be a big one) that lead to destructive platoon play, where the sum of the two players is worse than either player individually. It's actually a super complicated and interesting science that used to lead to 20 plus page boards over in the math section. So to sum it up, you shouldn't be that concerned with the difference between colors of WN8 and WR when it comes to solo play, but there certainly are playstyle changes that could bring the two closer. I, however, am much better at providing you with the theory and reason as to why there are differences, rather than the knowledge of playstyles to change those differences, and so I'll leave it at that for the more purplish people to guide you
  4. Android25

    Winrate Expecations

    Colors are based on averages (as well as pages of debate) across the servers. While these averages work well for individual players because platoon play doesn't impact personal WN8 that much, it greatly tends to inflate the upper percentages of WR. Most of those of us who last changed the colors agreed that while WR colors don't well reflect non-platoon WR, platoon inflated WR is so prevalent across upper level WN8 players, that in order to keep too high a percentage from having purple WR, the average percentages were used for the top 0.1% without adjustment. This isn't to say purple WR isn't consistently possible solo, just that it is harder on a percentage basis than WN8.
  5. Bought 75 boxes and got all the tanks (less the skorp but I already had it and the OP french arty :c), all the camo's, 40k gold, 3.5 million credits, and 74 days of premium...

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    2. Android25

      Android25

      I did quit... even tried to get rid of my account for a while... Guess I'm back

    3. KruggWulf

      KruggWulf

      He's a gay dergun who can't get enough (dix)

    4. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      Shame for feeding WG monies. 
      Now excuse me while I buy some boxes too

  6. Android25

    What's Everyone Been Up To?

    Hey, gay frog water is no joke! https://www.livescience.com/10957-pesticide-turns-male-frogs-females.html Also, I dropped Mechanical Engineering and took up Computer Science... much better fit.
  7. I should really just try to get rid of my account... I never play this game anymore :P

  8. Android25

    MYST 25th anniversary

    I don't know how many of you are fans of the old Myst games or have recently played Cyan's new game Obduction or are looking forward to their next game Firmament, but since I wouldn't have found it without currently trying to get Myst 3: Exile running on my Win 10 gaming desktop, I wanted to point out that Cyan has finally, after over 20 years, acquired the rights to all of the MYST games, including the ones Ubisoft has owned and been unwilling to act to release them on steam. This year, Myst through URU will be re-released to work on Windows 10 and whatever the latest flavor of Mac is. It will be on steam and GOG one way or another this year, but if you really loved the games or are interested in helping out Cyan, the company who started Myst, they currently have a kick starter where you can get some pretty cool stuff including DVD copies of the windows 10 working version and a custom Myst linking book box to hold the DVDs. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection/
  9. I finally did it!

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    2. Android25

      Android25

      I use the NVMe drive for Steam. The first one was getting full so I picked up another and figured, why not raid them :P

      Honestly it's more just a game of how ridiculously fast I can make the computer at every level.

    3. Medjed

      Medjed

      What's the write/read measuring program called?

    4. Android25

      Android25

      Blackmagic Disk Speed Test v8.0.1 (it's hard to find for windows)

      It's actually a utility for determining your computer's ability to record and edit various sizes and qualities of desktop video. It tests speeds in file streams from 1 to 5 GB depending on settings, so its good at telling you your raw speed, but doesn't do any real good for testing everyday usage as it doesn't have any queue depth testing.

  10. Android25

    The actual Q&A about the 268v4

    Finally all my data collection every 30 days has some use... Here are the last recent values I grabbed for the old Object 263 against the new 30 day values for the 268-4 Data is filtered for players with 10 or more recent games in the tank. Please note for all charts that quantity of data is low. While the average WR in the tank for higher WR players in the 263 appears to fall above the average of the 268-4, there are only 5 players in the 263 average against over 50 in the 268-4 average. Number of players between 46 and 55 overall WR are more comparable.
  11. "When it takes too long to assign a player to a battle, the matchmaker may add extra Battle Modes to those you’ve marked. If the wait takes more than 50 seconds, you’ll enter the first available match in any mode."

    Fucking hell WG... just let me play regular and grand modes in peace.

    1. Nkrlz

      Nkrlz

      So then after 49 seconds better cancel the battles. And restart, fuck having to play assault or grand battles.

    2. Hellsfog

      Hellsfog

      I unchecked those modes because I don't want to play them.  Thanks WG, I'd rather wait. 

    3. Tarski

      Tarski

      This is a terrible idea. Overriding my preferences because you think I'd prefer it? RIP alt+tab during queue. 

  12. Android25

    Burger King tries to explain Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality invokes Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to require all ISPs and any company that provides internet service to register for Broadcasting Licenses from the government and regularly renew them. Well... what if the FCC doesn't want to renew them? Ah but that's crazy talk, the FCC can't just revoke Broadcasting Licenses on a whim. It would be taken to court within seconds! But imagine what happens when you're appointed by the president as chairman of the FCC, and shortly after, you get a call from the president. The president tells you that a particular ISP needs to have its license revoked because it's violating federal law. Well, you'd probably want to know what law it's breaking but you don't get an answer, you're simply told to revoke the licence. Then the office phones start ringing and now other government bodies are calling in, all substantiating that yes, in fact, the ISP really is breaking the law. So you call your lawyer, and ask him to look up all the laws they were talking about to see if the ISP really is violating them. After all, what kind of law would justify such an abuse of power? None, in fact, that you know of. The next thing that will happen is your lawyer will walk into your office and hand you a legal document titled Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S.2692). The Mission statement "...counter foreign propaganda and disinformation from our enemies by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department..." That's so bizarre, you think to yourself. Usually agencies are created independent from other branches of government, specifically to preserve accountability and dissuade corrupting influences. Why would you bother creating a new independent agency if you're literally going to house it in the White House? "intergency center" Ok, so it's a center, of multiple agencies. In the White House... p. 1,399 (1,441 in PDF) - "The head of the Center... shall be appointed by the President." ...that answers directly to the President? Okay? What exactly is it going to do? "Maintain, collect, use, and disseminate records for research and data analysis of foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts" Wait what? Non-state propaganda? What does that mean? Literally everyone not part of the government is not part of the state. And how exactly is propaganda defined? Huh, that's strange... there's no definition in the act. Like it was deliberately omitted so they can just... call it whatever they want. Incredible. You look up to your lawyer, "How did this go through Congress?" "It didn't." The file is titled National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This act was hidden inside a 3076 page annual military budget that was pushed to the floor on Christmas Eve of 2017 so nobody would notice it. Your lawyer flips to page 1,396 (or 1,438 in pdf format). SEC. 1287. GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER. "Identify the countries and populations most susceptible to propaganda and disinformation based on information provided by appropriate interagency entities. Facilitate the use of a wide range of technologies and techniques by sharing expertise among Federal departments and agencies, seeking expertise from external sources, and implementing best practices." So an act that allows the White House to use "a wide range of technologies and techniques" to influence target populations in order to shape their opinions to refute anything the White House labels as propaganda from any non-government source. This act, accompanied with the title II classification of internet, allows the President to use any Federal department or agency to suppress information. Thanks to Net Neutrality's Title II, they can order all ISP's to take down "hostile" information and any websites that distribute it. If the ISP refuses, their Title II Broadcasting Licence is legally revoked, they can no longer do business, they go bankrupt, and the government buys out their infrastructure. The government can integrate into the ISPs to censor anything, anywhere, at any time. The ISPs are forced to obey. _________________________________________________ It's not that the idea of Net Neutrality is bad. Sure, all information from all sources should be treated the same on the internet. But the implementation in its current form simply gave way too much power to the government, and you should be thankful it was repealed. A better way to go about Net Neutrality would be to create a new Title of classification specifically for the internet that both protects all information on the internet, and limits the government's ability to tamper with it.
  13. Android25

    Where and how to get vbaddict data?

    @NeatoMan If you haven't come up with an app yet to grab all that data, I did finally find the old data that @RichardNixon posted... It's a few years old though. Let me know if you want it, I have both NA and EU server.
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    That ping though :3

    1. Fulcrous

      Fulcrous

      In korea you'd be considered lagging :^)

    2. monjardin

      monjardin

      While travelling, I once got 2 ms ping from a hotel in San Jose to the old NA West server. It must have been really close.

  15. Copied from my status update. I had to make sure to pull my crews and remove camo/equipment to get the right base values on the IS-7, E100, 263, and 430. Since I have all those tanks