Fenxis

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  1. https://thedailybounce.net/2018/08/06/world-of-tanks-the-secon-front-missions/ Not sure if there's much value in the reward tanks but interesting how they are split by nation. Nice bonus for long-term players who have ground out most nations. Hopefully gameplay won't become even more degenerate.
  2. Only took them a year to figure out they hadn't implemented the MM as per the specs. Given how significant to a player's enjoyment is tied to a fair MM I'm surprised (ok, not surprised) that they don't have a test harness to simulate queues as input into their MM system. They should be able to crank through thousands of matches and do some basic statistical analysis of top/middle/bottom tier spreads.
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    Personal Missions 2.0

    IMHO prem vehicles are straight out due to higher exp requirements, I think you want find a tank that tons of people play but are just shit in; ie for NA you are looking at US tanks and for EU looking at German tanks? The line about gold is a good one; but unfortunately the Cromwell and Comet are out of scope. I'm guessing the Pershing / T32 might be good? Light tanks could be ok... just hope to RNG yourself a good map rotation. Though spotting is often a low xp reward for the risk.
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    Personal Missions 2.0

    https://tanks.gg/compare/obj-279-e?t=obj-260 Tanks are in the same ballpark... tbd with the quad track mechanics though.
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    Personal Missions 2.0

    Interestingly the min tiers have been boosted: Excaliber: tier 6 (which are grind missions) Chimera: tier 7 (one battle missions) Object 279: tier 8 (2-10 battle ranges) Going to be tough not bombing around in a Cromwell getting missions like: Receive the Mastery Badge I Class or higher within 3 battles out of 10. But at least MM is going to be fixed soon (tm).... right? Same... but very close. The question will be: 260 or 279?
  6. I think we all want nerfs to gold rounds in some way but it's tough to come up with something that is fair when you are tier - 2 you are deep trouble due to the way DPM and HPs scale. Nerfing damage probably should be accompanied by overmatch (see: WoWs) or scaled (less damage unless you are shooting at higher tiers).
  7. I don't think that is huge. I'm pretty sure that most people that are running mods uses the one that changes the default from gold to credits AND they probably have a ton of tickets from where people accidentally drain their gold from having the default incorrectly set.
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    Comprehensive “Best Tank for Mission” List

    Agreed, usually in mmorpgs when a new batch of super elite quests and missions get introduced the last batch gets smashed to smithereens. I'm guessing something announced in January once the HD player bump dies down. On the bright side I have a load of 260 commendations so I can start looking to skip dumb missions like the anti-3 SPG ones that, with the lack of arty, are pretty much logically impossible to do.
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    AMX 30B - Is it good?

    I woudn't say for ages... it has had several rounds of buffs over the years. The 30P may be overrated but I've had enough troll bounces off of the gun mantle to appreciate it.
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    AMX 30B - Is it good?

    I think there's two questions to consider: - Is the AMX30B a straight up a decent tier 10 and no longer a turd? From the streamers I've asked so far I think so yes. - Is the AMX30B (tier-for-tier) good enough such that you can safely sell your AMX30P? That I don't know. I think its DPM might be good for 30v30 for flanking but the lack of pen might means it struggles even more at range. Though there's HEAT spam I guess.
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    And now Jingles is gone

    When I look at this I see an apology and then then they gloss over the rest of the issues that were raised (like where the game is going, and the behaviour of certain WG staff) and put it on the CCs and apparently it's the guidelines that were at fault. But apparently they will have a statement ready on P2W at the end of the GFs so maybe there will be something to that -- or maybe they are waiting for everything to blow over. Latest from Jingles:
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    Post patch thoughts

    Well I would guess that you would be bottom tier about half of the time with the new MM (though when you are bottom tier it's less drastic). Let's hope with ranked mode culling off a lot of tier 10s the balance will be restored from 20%.
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    Conway Toleration Thread

    I would argue for 400 alpha, at tier 9, that the soft stats are terrible -- I'm guessing 75% more than the 390 alpha NATO meds. Oh and you can't mount a vert stab so makes that 100% -- medium-style snapshots are straight out of the question. So you are hoping for shooting gallery situations to open up. http://tanks.gg/compare/conway?t=skorpion-g~charioteer It wouldn't be too hard to argue that the SkorpG [alpha] and Charioteer [pen and shell velocity] are straight up better (other than the larger health pool).
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    Conway Toleration Thread

    I have a bad tendency to keep tanks around well past their best-before date thinking I would play them again but never doing so. The Conway has a certain British charm, semi-decent mobility, turret, DPM that makes it situationally nice so sometimes I think I would play it for the lulz but it's so UP and the gun is so trash... oh and higher alpha on the Defender was pretty much the final straw.
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    Conway Toleration Thread

    Opps, ya. It's AP round is underwhelming but the APRC is one of the better ones. Balance-wise I feel like they started with the Tort and then gave the Conway a lot of trash stats because it's faster and has a turret. When really the tank is a trash medium with a bit higher DPM. IMHO Both the Tort and Conway need significantly better bloom stats to make any sort of use of their DPM. I'm still slowly playing through the Conway to unlock the Shitbarn (40k short) for personal mission stuff, ultimately won't keep the tier 9 due to lack of crews.
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    Rating the Premium Tanks (Tiers 5 through 8)

    The carrousel mod that comes with Aslain's adds the ability to put tanks in "reserve" which basically hides them until you go into view reserves mode.
  17. Or if you complete the other 4 lines w/ honours (and get the reward tank) just give them the last crew member. Which, admittedly wouldn't be as effective as removing the missions entirely, but would help. Another idea (instead of removing gold ammo) is removing food which, combined with BIA, makes all of the non-splash ammo types viable.
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    Individual Missions: A How-To Guide

    Did SPG-2(4) [top 3 damage], SPG-5(4) [get a Gore's medal], SPG-12(4) [top damage & 4 kills] in about 8 battles firing M44 Heat through the front of TOGs (including one tier 6 battle where I got 3800 damage)!? Yup totally balanced mechanic. I haven't looked yet at if the SPG missions will get easier in the next patch but figured might as well get some fun ones out of the way. Also right now I'm trying for all of the (do X to higher tiers ones) as these will get even harder with the new MM).
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    Individual Missions: A How-To Guide

    "Protip": Wait for a ToG rental weekend and do arty missions
  20. FWIW other than a terrible best pen the T-44-100 is better than the CDC in pretty much every way
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    Individual Missions: A How-To Guide

    Oops ... that's exactly how I read it. -> sed s/later/former/g
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    Maus appreciation thread

    Well; in a Maus game this morning I bounced 3 Grille 15 shots off my slightly angled ass (turret was turned towards him) and I came through with a clutch win. feelsgoodman
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    Individual Missions: A How-To Guide

    If I shoot a track and do damage in the same shot.. does that satisfy the primary requirement or does it require a double tap? edit: according to the best tanks for each mission it's the later former: "MT-4 - Highly recommend Object 140 or T-62A. Highly accurate high penetration kinetic round that can track and damage in one go, and has rapid follow up that can beat track repair if track/damage combo fails." Never gave the mission much thought in the last but for the Obj 260 even the "easy" ones are getting situational!
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    Panther/M10: The Clearance-Aisle Comet

    Unfortunately I have a pretty garbage crew in it atm so it will be a while before I get armourer. Still weirdly doing a bunch better in the Panther which has way better pen (unless you spam gold in the M10) but is basically a slightly worse tank with a worse MM.