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    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
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  1. Aslain @ Aslain.com keeps an archive of all his old modpacks with all the bells and whistles downloadable (XVM, over target markers, etc.) for all the patches. Go over there and ask him how to find the most up to date patch for whatever version you are looking for. You can also search google for Plasmakeks aslain modpack 9.13 (or whatever version you want). At Plasmakek's blog you will find the download link to Mediafire. Here's one I found for 9.13: https://pkwot.blogspot.com/2015/12/aslains-xvm-modpack-v91304-wpicture.html Use it at your own risk though. It would be better to get the download link directly from Aslain.
  2. OP: Here's a link to Fyreon's M48 Patton replay pack with commentary from BatGurl:
  3. In my city there are many small businesses that will put together a rig and test it for less than $100 (~90€). Some big electronics retailers do the same thing if you buy all the parts from them and they do price match with online retailers like Newegg, Amazon, etc. I'm sure someone in your area offers the same deal if you look for it. If you have Craigslist or an equivalent for your city you should be able to find tons of people that will do it for as little as $50. Some of them will come to your home so you can watch and ask questions as well. On the reddit for my city there are "gamer bros" that will offer to help build your system in exchange for a six pack of beer. Windows 10 will cost you $100 in the U.S. It detects and installs the hardware drivers for you, which was a huge time and headache saver for me.
  4. Arrgh! My 3 year old gaming PC died last night in the middle of the campaign while I was on-track to get the reward tank. I need help deciding if I should upgrade or start from scratch. Either way I'll need help with parts. The only reason I want to keep the bones of the system is because the footprint (16-in x 16-in x 4.5-in) is perfect for my desk area and to save money on parts. If I should upgrade, what parts do I need to replace to at minimum keep the current level of performance? The Graphics driver was crashing about once an hour on WoT only so I figured it was time to blow out the GPU. Well, put it back together and wasn't getting video out to the monitor. An portable USB monitor ( it gets video and power from USB 3.0 port) worked 50% of the time. According to NVIDIA GeForce Experience the gpu was there despite no signal through DVI. I took it to a tech who thought I just didn't connect the gpu snug into the slot. It worked in his shop but he did say he smelt a slight burning smell from the power supply when putting it back together. Got home, still no signal. Fiddling with the wires and the PC shut off. Turned it back on and voila! Monitor working! Tried plugging in the rest of the wires for headphones, etc. and the PC shut off again. I'm positive I didn't press the power button this time. After that it won't boot to desktop. Just the spinning circle before getting to login. I'm pretty sure the PS is dying and maybe the mobo since the gpu looks like it's there but no signal through the DVI port on the mobo and only sometimes through USB 3.0 to the portable monitor. These are all guesses. I'm happy with the gpu performance if it's still good but I'm willing to replace it. So, upgrade or start fresh? Obviously I can't download the specs on a dead PC, but it was an iBuypower Revolt R770 purchased on 6/2013: Intel Core i5 processor Custom built Z77 mini-ITX motherboard NZXT CPU water cooler NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB graphics cards 8GB DDR3-1600 memory 120 GB Intel 320 Series SSD 1TB Western Digital Blue hard drive The mobo died one month out of warranty in 2014. I replaced it with a Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI LGA1155/Intel H77/DDR3SATA3 mini-ITX mobo. The PSU is a proprietary model. I'm not sure if I can get a replacement from iBuypower. I'll be calling them tomorrow to find out. Budget? Whatever will keep me at least the same performance level or higher. $500 is extremely comfy but up to $1k is doable. Anything over that will require some sweet talking the wife since I just upgraded to the Galaxy Note 7. The cabinet space for the PC is 22 x 22 x 6 inches which is why the Revolt was perfect. I have another area that's 8" wide by 15" long and 30" tall max without any space for air circulation ony the right side. This is a review with pictures of what I have except mine is an i5 instead of i7. http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Systems/Video-Perspective-iBuyPower-Revolt-R770-Mini-ITX-Gaming-PC-Review I put a post of pcpartspicker but I'm hoping advice here is quicker. Thanks!
  5. Yeah, you spend two minutes winning your engagement and then look at the minimap to see all your team has died.
  6. You are spot on with your observations. Most of the good camping spots were removed from the maps, or the firing lanes broken up to prevent long distance TD sniping. Engagement ranges are shorter meaning vision and camo matter less. Super unicums regularly suggest putting repairs on mediums before camo these days and opting for improvements to gun handling over optics. Whole thread is here: http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/24762-florb-is-bad-but-triggers-insight-from-crab/&do=findComment&comment=676023 Richard Nixon explained in the thread that matches are statistically shorter on the new city maps and some of the reworked maps like El Halluf.
  7. You're completing these faster than I can watch them. I'm half way through the IS-7 set and would appreciate seeing the MAUS battles. Thanks.
  8. What was it that you learned from his stream that made the difference?
  9. What about light tanks? It seems like there are usually more light tanks in queue than any other class by a huge margin since the missions started and with all the new light tanks in the tech trees.
  10. The replay that stood out to me was the E-100 battle on Sand River. Your team was balanced while the enemy had a lot of high-alpha TDs. You went north across C7-B7-A6 which I thought was really gutsy move. You then went south to around C4 into the buildings. At that point your team was winning but everything went downhill from there as the camping enemy TDs chewed up your team. So my questions would be: 1. How sure were you of going C7-B7-A6? Was it pure yolo or were you pretty sure you weren't going to get hit by TDs camping at E4? 2. Was the loss due to bad luck/bad RNG/camping high-alpha TDs or because going to C4 was a mistake? 3. There were a few E-100 battles where you were tracked in the open with an enemy TD aiming at you. A lot of times you didn't attempt to rotate your turret to force a lucky bounce. Was it because you would rather them shoot you in the turret face than to take a shot in your lower glacis? 4. According to the time stamps on the files, you were playing between noon and 5 PM. Is that right? The matchmaking was *amazing*. You had very few matches with three arty and a lot of them with zero arty.
  11. Thank you for the replay packs! I finished watching *all* of them. I think you play better on 100 hp than full health like the last Lakeville and Fisherman's Bay battle in the E-100 pack. That was some nice brawling. I would ask you specific questions about the battles but I don't think you'd remember all of them. Thanks again!
  12. Are your replays available somewhere or are you teasing us with these 3 MOE posts?!?
  13. You don't really need platoon mates, but if you do use them, a Tier 10 arty might be more useful than a TD. Sometimes you'll get Malinovka with no other scout on your team (hooray!) but no arty either. (awww...).
  14. Hey Fulcrous, Great platooning with you yesterday. I was watching one of your earlier streams and I heard you say something that sounded Japanese. Are you Japanese or maybe a weaboo? On today's stream here you rushed across the courtyard in your FV215b when only 5 or 6 of the enemy was spotted. How did you know that was a safe/right play? Thanks!
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