Bavor

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  1. Today is the big reveal date. However there have been a lot of details leaked. Much more than before the release of the 10XX GPUs. Supposedly these are the specs of the next generation Nvidia consumer gaming GPUs. Supposedly, all of them are 30-50% faster than the previous generation of the same series. The interesting thing to me is that if the GTX 2050 ti is 30-50% faster than the current version, that means current GTX 1060 performance in a $150 MSRP price point. That really lowers the entry price of 1080p gaming with high graphics settings. Also the RTX 2080 ti should be able to handle 4k 60 FPS in some of the most demanding games now. Also, what will AMD's response be? Tests of the Vega 64 vs the GTX 1080 already shows that the GTX 1080 is 5-8% faster than the Vega 64 across a wide variety of games when both are both stock or overclocked. All the info from AMD says they won't be releasing any new consumer/gaming GPUs until 2019. Some info says that the next generation of AMD consumer/gaming GPUs will just be a die shrink others says it will be a new architecture and a die shrink.
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    IS-3A - Fair and Balanced edition

    I bought the $75 box pack in the store and got 2 IS-3As so I got the gold value for the 2nd one. Overall I received about $300 worth of gold premium time, and vehicles from my purchase.
  3. I'm curious what the Wotlabs community thinks is more important when a team is up 6 tanks and several thousand HP in a tier 10 3/5/7 battle?  Keeping the enemy STRV 103B permatracked so he does zero damage to our tanks approaching the enemy cap or spotting the other TDs and arty at the enemy cap?

    1. Haswell

      Haswell

      Protecting your own cap is most important obviously. You should all form a blockade at your base to prevent nonexistent enemies from capping you out. Make sure to position yourself behind your arty for maximum protection.

      :doge:

  4. The latest driver update improved ray tracing performance by up to 50% in Battlefield V. Some resolution and settings showed minimal improvement. Others showed a ~50% improvement.
  5. One thing I've been doing for a long time is having custom XVM players icons. When I update XVM I copy the icons out of the folder to another folder. Then I copy it back in after updating XVM. For the NA server its in C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\mods\shared_resources\xvm\res\clanicons\NA\nick I just rename a copy of the icon with the player name copied and pasted from the after battle report. I have a pink C for the camping cowards who camp behind or with arty in top tier heavies, mediums, and lights and players who insist on doing the worst possible things they can do in any situation such as go valley in Lakeville in a top tier heavy with no gun depression when the enemy has 3 arty and 7 TDs. I have an A for the assholes who are general assholes to everyone for now reason, the friendly arty who shoot teammates who are face hugging enemy tanks, and the jajajajaja South Americans who think its funny to push teammates out of cover into enemy fire and laugh about it. I also use the asshole icon for arty players who XVM focus the top players on a team. I had a battle last night where the enemy arty followed me around the entire battle. I somehow ended up with the highest WN8 on my team. The only damage he did was to me and every time I was spotted arty shots landed near me. XVM said he was also running XVM with the little orange X icon. I also have icons for friends so I can recognize them easier.
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    SU-130PM - Ruski Scorpion G

    After 50 battles my hit percentage went up to 60%. However I also changed my play style and played more aggressive, a lot closer to the front lines of the battle. I kept most of my engagements to the 150-200 meter range or sometimes less. It still feels like a 0.44 dispersion gun into a 0.35 dispersion gun. I'm pretty sure my DPG would be twice what it is now if it was as accurate as the stats claim it is. I also tried the mod that shows both the server reticle and in client reticle at the same time and it doesn't appear to be an issue with lag. Also, my other tanks have no noticeable change in accuracy.
  7. A player named Arik_Mn was apparently amd that I have the SU-130PM and he doesn't so he intentionally team killed me. He drove up behind me, aimed right at me when no enemy tanks were near us and shot me.
  8. They weren't pulled from sale. They disappeared from the site for a few hours while the hardware specs information was updated and the prices were lowered.
  9. I loved the glue on the USB 3.0 connector and the amazingly high quality power supply. The lack of airflow in the case will certainly do wonders for performance when parts overheat.
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    SU-130PM - Ruski Scorpion G

    I got half way through the marathon and bought the bundle for 50% off. So far after 16 battles with it I have a 55% hit rate. Most of the shots were fully aimed at stationary targets. I have a 3 skill crew with BIA in it. It makes me think the dispersion values are a lie. It feels like the 0.44 dispersion on the 122mm guns. I've had so many fully aimed shots in a ro go into the dirt or sail over the target at under 300 meters. My skorp G has a 70% hit rate and I take more long range shots with the Skorp G. My WT auf Pz IV has a 71% hit rate. I've played the Rhm almost exclusively with the 150mm and that has a 70% hit rate and that's 0.38 dispersion with my setup. T30 with 0.35 dispersion 75% hit rate. T110E4 with 0.35 dispersion 81% hit rate. It feels like a TD with a derp and not the claimed 0.35 dispersion or 0.33 dispersion with my crew in it.
  11. I shot a Somua SM twice in the turret with my FV 215b 1983 and both shots did less than 150 damage.  The first shot was 83 damage.  The second was 119 damage.  The after battle results showed 4 shots fired and 4 hits.  Are spall liners that effective that a 1750 damage shots id reduced to under 100 damage??? I can't understand how its possible.

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      You probably shot the gun 2 times but close enough to the actual tank that some of the blast reached the tank. 

      Somua non penned eats shots for 700 normally

    2. leggasiini

      leggasiini

      1. you should never run spall liner on Somua

      2. he hit your gun twice so you just got extremely lucky, would have been 700-800 with non pens

  12. Some comments on the WoWS forum and comments about news items on the WoWS page mentioned WoWS specific premium time and also converting premium time purchased through the WoWS part of the premium shop to WoWS only premium time. However I can't find anything official on this yet. Searching the forum for premium time gives me tons of posts about premium ships and what a waste premium time is because you can't pause it. Where is the official announcement? When does it happen? Can I opt out and used my premium time from WoWS bundles for other Wargaming games?
  13. The worst case(for thermals) Gamers Nexus tested.
  14. Kyle at Bitwit did his own video on this.
  15. I still play WoT more than WoWS. THe part that bothered me is they said that any premium time purchased through the WoWS premium shops will no longer apply to other Wargaming products. I hope its not retroactive.
  16. The CPU and GPU will generate enough heat to eventually throttle in a longer gaming session due to a lack of airflow and the awful CPU cooler with the small 92mm CPU cooler fan. I didn't miss that part. Its just a shipping mistake hopefully, so I didn't mention it.
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    Playing arty is HARD - an ultimate proof

    Such skill! I'm impressed! Your ability to multitask is amazing! /sarcasm
  18. I'm Sure the O-Ho was put in the game in its current state to make people free XP past it to the Type 4.  I can't find a redeeming quality about it.  The gun handling sucks.  The accuracy sucks.  The regular and premiums rounds are slow.  It can't sidescrape or reverse side scrape without exposing flat armor. Its slow.  Most tier 7 tanks can autoaim and pen it.  What is it good for?

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    2. MagicalFlyingFox

      MagicalFlyingFox

      The O-Ho wasn't completely terrible, as long as you didnt want to shoot to your left side. 

      Then again, I never took the tank seriously when I was grinding through it. At least compared to the KV-4 you can derp shit which makes it a bit more memorable.
      Especially when you hit heavily armoured heavies for 450. I managed to win a trade fight against a Conqueror by bouncing the a shot and repeatedly shooting it in the turret roof for 450. 

      Its still shit though. 

    3. hiipanda

      hiipanda

      When fighting another O-ho's face to face a good place to aim is under the tank.

    4. Bavor

      Bavor

      @leggasiini My issue with the derp is putting 3 shots into a tier 9 or 10 heavy for a total of under 500 damage.   Even the hull down Caern AX I was shooting at was doing under 100 damage per shot half the time.  The derp is so inconsistent in damage against higher tier tanks.

       

      I shot a t95 frontally for two zero damage critical hits in a row and a TYpe 5 drove sideways out in front of my team and fired.  I shot it in the side just below the turret for a whole 114 damage.  The derp is just so inconsistent in damage.

       

      Last battle I shot down into the top of a 705 for ZERO damage with HE.  Yes ZERO damage with HE. 

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    i7-8086K

    Is the i7-6700 holding you back in any way?
  20. The i7-8086K is now on sale. Its an 8700K that has a 5 GHz single core bosot speed. MSRP is about $425 US. However for less than $425 US you can buy a delidded and binned i7-8700K that does 5 GHz on all cores. https://ark.intel.com/products/148263/Intel-Core-i7-8086K-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-5_00-GHz https://www.anandtech.com/show/12940/intels-core-i78086k-cpu-now-on-sale 8700K delidded and guaranteed tod o 5 GHz: https://siliconlottery.com/collections/all/products/8700k50g I'd like to see how well the 8086K overclocks on all cores. A representative from Intel claimed its not a binned 8700K.
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    Tier 8 grand battles

    I also miss 7/42 battles, except when both teams were campy and passive for the first 8 minutes.
  22. Every time I get close to 3 marking the T32, I run into some idiots who either intentionally or unintentionally get me killed.  In my first 11 battles today, I had 3 teammates get me killed.  A player in a FV 4005 team killed me because he didn't like the way I was playing as a bottom tier heavy.  I had another T-10 block me from backing up and got me shot then push me out into enemy fire and got me killed all while doing the jajajaja thinking it was funny.  With all the trolls and idiots out there how the hell do you three mark this tank?  Every time I get close some asshole team kills me or blocks me and gets me shot or killed.

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    2. StormCrowReaperManyHats

      StormCrowReaperManyHats

      Anything with a 122mm  or bigger can reliably do 150 with HE, some sea pubbies have worked out that if you're hull down it's better to do 150 than bounce ten shots in a row. More's the pity.

    3. lavawing

      lavawing

      @ gandalf I run the 111 with nearly full HE myself, and assume enemy 111s to do the same. If it's stupid and it works......

    4. Archaic_One

      Archaic_One

      I have to admit to carrying 8 HE in the IS-6.  I mostly use it to shoot Type 4s etc. in the gun before I run away.  

  23. The tier 8 T34 premium is so power creeped its only purpose is to lower your recent win rate.   Why hasn't Wargaming buffed it yet?  

  24. Twice tonight I had the displeasure of having The_Ice_Cream_Man_ playing a light tank on my team. Both battles he deemed the team to be full of shitters, so he wasn't going to scout. He instead sat in a useless spot where he couldn't spot anything. Because of this the enemy had no problem flanking us and won the battle both times. Then he had the nerve to blame the loss on the players who did the most damage while they held the flank against superior numbers. If The_Ice_Cream_Man_ is on your team in a light tank don't expect him to do anything useful. http://wotlabs.net/na/player/The_Ice_Cream_Man_
  25. Fuck RNG.  Fuck RNG. FUCK RNG.  3 battles in a row every FULL AIMED shot  at a stationary enemy tank either goes into the dirt or sails above it meanwhile everyone can snapshot me on the move while their turret is turning.

    1. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      Fun game isn’t it. Yet we’re still here try to beat it’s really shitty odds.

    2. Bavor

      Bavor

      I just want to add FUCK RNG again.  Played a battle in the T28.  12 FULLY AIMED shots fired at stationary enemy tanks.  8 hits 3 pens.  Played a battle in the WT Pz IV.  6 FULLY AIMED shots 3 hits 1 pen. 

      I was consistently bouncing off the SIDE of tier 8 mediums and TDs WTF?  I even bounced a shot off the ELC EVEN 90???  FUCK RNG.