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  1. I asked Wargaming support what passive play means and I received this response. "Excessive and repetitive passive play means that the system caught the player doing AFK on every game or the repeated act of playing passive in the game." It appears these players are violating the rules and Wargaming doesn't ban them even after reports with replays to Wargaming support. I guess its true what others said, Wargaming doesn't ban them as long as they remain paying customers. Look at stickygreen0 for example. https://wotlabs.net/na/player/stickygreen0 He has been banned multiple times and had his account reset for botting and intentionally playing like a bot, yet he comes back after every ban and never receives a permanent ban. It appears that when he actually tries to play with some efforts he gets green and blue WN8 stats. Yet, most of the time he suicides at the start ot camps the red line. I asked Wargaming support and received a response. So now I do have an idea what it means. I was correct in my interpretation. It does mean a person not participating and playing passively. Also they said I can submit tickets about those people intentionally not participating in battle.
  2. Actually in that case it is the same as being a bot according to Wargaming's own rules. Did you read the part that said, "any other similar methods to accumulate credits and experience without the participation or with passive participation of the player within the battle (excessive and repetitive passive play" and interpret it differently. They aren't being a bad player, they are the equivalent of a bot. I was using that player as an example of one of the many with similar behaviors I encounter in the game. There is a difference between using a player's behavior as an example and asking why Wargaming doesn't ban players like that and straight up complaining about one particular player. The best answer I was able to get out of Wargaming support in the past was rather vague, but I think the support person had no idea what it meant either and didn't bother to ask anyone before giving me a copy and paste response and closing the ticket. However, if you read the rule it seems to specifically describe the type of behavior I mentioned in the first post using that player as an example of one of the many I've encountered.
  3. According to the WoT rules, botting or excessive passive play is forbidden. 4.07. Using bots, clickers, macros, keyboard and mouse recorders, or any other similar methods to accumulate credits and experience without the participation or with passive participation of the player within the battle (excessive and repetitive passive play). So why don't they ban the players who say they aren't going to participate because of matchmaking and then camp the red line? Banning bots is fine, but banning players who behave like passive bots isn't fine by Wargaming? Obviously you didn't read the original post. I was asking why players are continued to be allowed to exhibit that behavior and not be banned after multiple reports since its against the game rules. I got banned once for using a 100% completely legal mod when I submitted a ticket because support didn't know what mods were legal. Lucky I was told by several high ranking people at Wargaming NA that the mod was legal and still had the forum posts to prove it. The ban was reversed and removed from my record. Its entirely possible that people could get false positives or be banned by mistake.
  4. If I had the ability to ban all maps that were two corridors with a death zone in the middle, there wouldn''t be many maps left to play.
  5. There is a difference between playing bad and camping the red line in a bush refusing to participate or even shoot until the entire team is dead. Playing bad is just playing bad. Hiding int he rear and not participating is the same as botting. In the EULA use to be a section that said passive play is not allowed. The example support gave was a player joining the battle, driving somewhere, then going AFK. That's basically the same think these players who refuse to participate unless they are top tier are doing.
  6. That still shouldn't be a reason to let him ruin the game for everyone else. Players like that make other players enjoy the game less. They are effectively bots or worse than bots and if botting is against the EULA. Bot accounts with premiums get banned after 3 violations. Including some of the notorious bot accounts with a ton of premiums. Why aren't players like that banned after 3 tickets submitted?
  7. Every single time the player named Cantshootstraight is on my team and he isn't top tier, he bitches about matchmaker, drives to the red line behind cap and parks in a bush. I've submitted tickets to support about him and other players like him and all I got in replay was something like, "There are many different play styles in World of Tanks. While not all are the same as yours, you have to understand that some players play the game differently than others." or something similar to that bullshit. https://wotlabs.net/na/player/Cantshootstraight Why does Wargaming allow players who are the equivalent of bots to continue to play when it makes the game worse for everyone?
  8. Sandbox changes are focusing on the symptom, not the problem. I think the rework of the ammo is fixing a symptom of the problem instead of the cause of the problem. What Wargaming is doing by changing special/gold ammo is the equivalent of shoving gauze up the nose of someone who is bleeding and dying out from a hemorrhagic disease. The issue isn't gold/premium/special rounds. The issue is map design, lack of real weak spots on many tanks, and RNG. Wargaming loves corridor maps that make players fight frontally. How many of their maps are two corridors that promote frontal engagements with an area in between that is a death zone for most tanks? How many tanks/TDs have little to no frontal weak spots? How many of them have weak spots that can be easily penetrated by standard ammo of the lower tier tanks they face? How many times in a row have you fully aimed a shot at the weak spot of a stationary tank and have RNG send the shot too low or too high or too far too the side several times in a row? How many times in a row have you fully aimed a shot at the weak spot of a stationary tank and have a low penetration RNG roll that caused the shot to bounce off a weak spot. Before attempting any changes to ammo, they need to fix the other areas first. Wargaming is fixing the symptom, not the problem. Personally, I think Wargaming should change RNG to +/- 15% for damage and penetration. WoT Blitz has 15% RNG if I remember correctly from playing it before. In addition to that, many maps need some rework to allow more flanking opportunities. With the current design of most maps your flanking choices are to go to another corridor to fight tanks frontally just as you were before, or crossing into an open area where most players get spotted easily and die quickly. Tanks also need weak spots that can actually be hit and penetrated by lower tier tanks. I'm not saying every tank needs large weak spots that every tank 2 tiers lower can easily hit and pen at 200+ meters. However, the weak spots of many higher tier tanks are small enough that when you are less than 100 meters away, your aim circle is 2 to 4 times the area of the weak spot. Regularly having fully aimed shots at a tank's weak spots miss at under 100 meters because the weak spots are so small they can't easily be hit is a problem. Skill in learning weak spots and aiming for them is negated by RNG in many circumstances. It also works the other way. There are tanks that have been relegated to being useless after nerfs or changes because their weak spots are so large and easy to hit. The T110E5 is one example of this. Before touching gold/special ammo, Wargaming should look at the other major issues with the game with map design, armor, and RNG. The changes on sandbox are an over complicated way of fixing a symptom of the real problems.
  9. I noticed with Wargaming's map design there are several maps I don't like and they all have a similar configuration. Death zone in the middle and two corridors for frontal fighting.
  10. I blocked mines because that tiny map is awful in high tiers. Everything gets almost permalit unless you are in the rear. I forget what other map I blocked. It might be one of the city maps.
  11. People claim this game isn't dying, yet I tried to play several different tier 10 tanks just before 9 PM on a Friday night and they all timed out while waiting 5 minutes for a battle.  Where the fuck are all the higher tier players?

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    2. Tarski


      I can't be sure, but matchmaking problems > player base size problems, as far as I can tell. Remember when Frontlines dropped this month and everyone was timing out even when the queue displayed that thousands of people were trying to get in? 

    3. j_galt


      I just bail after 90 seconds and try again.  Often I then get a match in a minute or less.  It has always felt like some issue with the matchmaker rather than a lack of players. 

    4. Bavor


      That day I was on the NA server not the SA server.  I even double checked.

  12. I found the tier 8 VK to be very good in pub battles. The armor works extremely well and the gun isn't awful, but you need APCR against many of the tier 10s. It only took me 89 battles and I played it entire solo in pub battles with a 63% win rate.
  13. Wot has been multithreaded since 9.14. 9.14 The sound engine was split off to its own thread. 9.15 The Sound, Graphics, and Game engines have their own threads. AMD CPUs, especially the older FX 6 and 8 core CPUs got a huge boost in performance. 1.0 The game used at least 4 threads if you have at least 4 cores or 2 cores with hyperthreading. 1.4 the graphics engine uses more than one thread and the rest of the multithreading was improved further.
  14. I had the pleasure of having a planer named Ninja_Jones on my team tonight. In his TOP TIER M46 KR he camped the red lien the entire battle and didn't even fire a shot until most of the team was dead. He refused to participate in the battle and just kept running away from the enemy until he was surrounded and had to shoot.
  15. I guess you haven't played tier 8 since patch 9.18 on the NA server? I recorded tank tier and battle tier data for over 1,000 battles. With regular matchmaking tier 8 tanks you are bottom tier in 3/5/7 battles about 64% of the time. Middle tier in tier 9 battles about 18% of the time and top tier about 18% of the time. In 5/10 battles you are top tier about 15% of the time and bottom tier 85% of the time. You only get all tier 8 battles between 6 and 7% of battles in tier 8 tanks. That's when you are playing during the peak player population hours of 7PM-11PM east coast time. So you will get fucked by 9's and 10's all day playing th TS-5
  16. If a player named Panzer254 is on your team expect him to be worse than a bot. He is childish and immature. I was in a battle with him and he didn't like the positions our team was in even though we were winning. So he hid behind a rock near cap, never shot the enemy, and let the enemy cap out. THe he had the nerve to call the team losers.
  17. The IS-3A use to be a slightly nerfed IS-5 stats wise. Now the IS-5 is probably the worst regular matchmaking tier 8 Russian heavy. I played a few battles in the IS-5 recently and it just feels underpowered compared to the IS-3, IS-3A, 252u, KV-4, and even the 110.
  18. He can't he is banned from there for shitposting.
  19. The cost of the campaign reward tanks? Only your life, soul, and sanity. Sometimes your job, marriage or relationship also I'm also told.
  20. Why is it when I play a tier 8 medium or heavy, I'm thrown into a tier 10 3/5/7 battle within 5 seconds of clicking Battle 70% of the time, but when I play a tier 10 medium or heavy between 7 and 11 PM east coast time on the NA server and I wait 3+ minutes for a battle?  Is nobody playing tier 10?

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina


      no, MM is just holding you for a all tier 10 shit show 

  21. Does anyone else watch their stats go into the shitter when trying to complete the personal campaign missions with honors?  I went back to complete the all of the first campaign missions with honors.  If I play to complete the missions with honors my WN8 drops 500-700 points and my win rate drops.  On the days I don't play to complete the campaign missions with honors I average a 2500 WN8.  When I play to complete the missions with honors I average 1700-2000 WN8.

    1. hazzgar


      How surprising that when not chasing pure damage a statistic based on damage drops...

    2. MatzerMike


      Yeah, same here and it's pretty frustrating. Esp. missions where you need to cap - I'm always missing out on cleanup damage at the end of the game and mostly we win by killing all tanks anyways, so it is for nothing in the end.
      Also I really hate that "block 2x your hitpoints" mission. Trying to do it with the tier VII. russian TD, and its really bad for stats (not that it matters, but still.. it makes you angry, especially if you lose because of trying to do stupid mission).

    3. kariverson


      Yeah unfortunately missions kill me too. I'm on the 279 ones and the bounce missions and spotting mission have my WN8 in the green area which is atrociously bad. 

  22. I've actually enjoyed the Tiger I more than the T29 after the Tiger I got its buffs a while back. It was also the easiest tank to 3 mark because of all the new players who grind to it quickly. I'm not sure if its a hidden gem because its a popular tank for many new players. Highest DPM of tier 7 heavies (Some would say the O-Ni with HE is higher DPM, but that would also require every HE shot to fully pen) Largest ammo capacity of tier 7 heavies Above average standard round pen for tier 7 Very low ammo costs for a tier 7 heavy 1500 HP which is more like the HP of a tier 8 heavy and only rivaled by the O-Ni Best gun handling of the tier 7 heavies. Yes the BP has better dispersion while moving but its dispersion on turret traverse feels like a KV2. Tied with the BP for the best dispersion value 0f 0.33 Better than average aim time for a tier 7 heavy Sure its armor is below average, but its HP pool is its armor. I took my good crew out of my TIger I to put in a tier 10 German heavy. However the tank has great stats without running chocolate/food and a lower skilled crew. Reload time 5.53 seconds Rate of fire 10.85 rounds per minute Dispersion at 100 meters 0.31 DPM 2604 View Range 452 meters without Recon Skill on the commander Running it with Chocolate gives it these stats Reload time 5.30 seconds Rate of fire 11.32 rounds per minute Dispersion at 100 meters 0.30 DPM 2717 View Range 472 meters without Recon Skill on the commander It makes the tank very effective when top or bottom tier. Top tier you bully and DPM almost everything and your view range helps spot lower tier tanks a long way out. Bottom tier you shoot at longer range and use your accuracy and DPM.
  23. I keep having the pleasure of having a player named EmperorJuliusCaesar on my team. He plays to lose and then just starts with name calling when other team mates point it out. He camps the red lien in every tank at all tiers. He just drags his teams down and is actually worse than a bot because he distracts hsi teams in chat when they point out he is red lien camping in top tier tanks. He has over 1000 battles in the progetto and a 46% winrate in it. He has over 2400 battles in the Skorp G and has a 45% win rate in it. All the tanks he plays frequently have between a 39 and 46% win rate. I honestly would rather have a bot on my teams most of the time over him because some bots actually move forward from spawn.
  24. If gamerhead2009 is on your team in a top tier heavy in Lakeville he will go valley every single time then die and complain that he didn't get enough support. After he dies he bitches and complains about the team in chat for the rest of the battle. He has done it two times in a row when he was on my team on Lakeville. Now I blacklisted him.
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