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AlexVandross

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  1. It seems you're online now, RBS. I have time in between datacenter maintenance windows... sans support cases... but I can get in a few matches. Bring your mustang, chill, and have fun...

     

    But I  don't think it will appease you, because I am NOT who you're mad at. In fact, you've flighted up with me a few times before. But still, if it helps you get your rage out... I will partake. But since you're resorting to essentially your very own broad spectrum definition of cheating... aren't you just basically saying that you are a defeatist? That you've decided you can't beat them so you will join them?


  2. I didn't get to choose my tier 7 battles populated with a tier 8 flight on the opposite side, my opponent doesn't get to dictate the terms either.  Seems more than fair.

     

    Keep sticking up for your cheating clan though.  Seems good.

     

    You show me where I'm sticking up for 'cheating'.... and where it's done only by my clan. You seem to forget all the opening week OBT and live games that another , now nearly extinct, clan with 80%+ win raters DID THE SAME THINGS for which you call the Dracs cheaters for.

    You keep using that word, I don't think you know what it means.

     

    Oh, I think he does. He's using the very broad definition that wikipedia gives.

     

     

     

    Cheating is the getting of reward for ability by dishonest means or finding an easy way out of an unpleasant situation. It is generally used for the breaking of rules to gain unfair advantage in a competitive situation. This broad definition will necessarily include acts of bribery, cronyism, sleaze, nepotism and any situation where individuals are given preference using inappropriate criteria.[1] The rules infringed may be explicit, or they may be from an unwritten code of conduct based on morality, ethics or custom, making the identification of cheating a subjective process. Cheating can refer specifically to marital infidelity. Someone who is known for cheating is referred to as a cheat in British English, and a cheater in American English. A "cheat" does not have to cheat all the time, but once faced with a challenge that they do actually want to win, they will go back to their cheating strategies.[2]


  3. Your clan wasn't looking for a challenge: they just wanted to be dicks, too.  The difference here is that they did it for thousands of battles, and I'm asking for 10.  But none of you will take me up on it because you all know it's suicide: it's not even possible to win.

     

    You take all of the new members and lump them up as being the same as the old 'few' that you're angry with.

     

    It sounds to me like you're really wanting this challenge to be directed at specific people you're hating, no?

     

     

    As for "none of you will take me up on it"  that is also a lie, because I said I would take you up on a 1 vs. 1. But what you're really pointing out is that you want to act like a coward.

     

    You bring your Mustang, any loadout you want, I'll bring whatever tier 5 aircraft I want, whichever loadout I want.... if you're man enough to attack, cool... if you're just gonna waste time, I can certainly make it an interesting time... I can even live stream your embarassment as I have fun... why? Because I have fun, win or lose, full 15 minute match or short and sweet....

     

     

    I'll even further handicap myself each round by turning my heads up display off. If all you're wanting is to let loose some e-rage...  I'll be more than happy to do that for you. Why? Because it's a fucking video game, pure and simple.

    In fact, I'm the one who is well known for taking my F3F into tier 6-10 battles, for FUN... because at the end of the day, if I'm not having fun... I'm wasting my time.

    You see, RBS.. I'm the original troll flighter... no one else has taken P-12's and Type 91s and F3Fs into tier 6-10 battles, just to have fun...  and actually fight those higher tier players... I have....

     

    At the end of the day, if you're not having fun, there's no reason to  be here.


  4. Ehhh.... going to have to disagree with you on that one. The mouse aim mode in Arcade battles for War Thunder feels a lot like an FPS to me. Except its even easier, and there tends to be almost zero skill necessary to shoot somebody down if you're in certain aircraft. For instance, this here is the result of me flying my tier 3 British.

     

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    I forgot about mouse aim mode. I'm a joystick user, so yeah.. you're right in that aspect.


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    The "others" that claim I "cherry-picked" are only those that cheated.  Oh look, you show up on that page of clan members too along with Char and Bandet.  Every one of you who hate my article are the same ones that cheated for thousands of battles.  Imagine that!

     

    I've received more private messages in-game and through emails than any other article I've written over the past 8 months, thanking me for standing up for everyone getting stomped on through this nonsense.  People are thanking me for standing up to the abusers through email, in-game message, PM, and even in tanks.

     

    Yoda posted that my stats were misleading.  My tier 5's deal more than your clans tier 8's and tier 9's, yet you win far more than me.  How is that misleading?  It's downright truth, and quickly verifiable.  Please present evidence to the contrary if you disagree with it.

     

    I look forward to our challenge.  Set dates and times and I'll meet them.

     

    Here's how our challenge will go:

    • Game 1, I will fly around at altitude and draw the match.  This will show you how stupid it is for you to even do this, and how your clan just farmed people.  I will waste your time on purpose just to show you futility.
    • Games 2-5, I will try to ram you without firing a shot.  Since you will be hiding near AA, when I get low on HP from failed attempts I will just hide at altitude and draw.  Again to show you the futility.
    • Games 6-10, I might even try to kill you.  Doubtful though, because I want to make sure you don't quit on me before we complete 10 games.  Because your clan farmed the rest of the population for thousands of games, I want to make sure I farm you for at least 10.

     

     

    First off, as a recruit, I'm merely a prospect.

     

    Secondly, there is no evidence of - nor will there ever be, since I don't do this- me queue jumping, intentionally top tier stomping for thousands of games, or any other things that you just now fabricated on me... It may be true of others, but you cannot honestly claim I personally have done anything of the sort.

     

    Thirdly: If you think you'd be wasting my time by hiding at altitude... I will simply win the match by supremacy and laugh at you for thinking you're wasting my time. This little 'challenge' of yours has nothing to do with skill and much more to do with your frustration of a perceived abuse by Dracarys.

    And you speak of abusing game mechanics and such.. you're setting this "challenge" up so that they can't win by supremacy... but I would do it anyways, if you try to hide.

     

    Be a man, step up and if you really want to issue a challenge, do a simple challenge with no pretense of anything but seeing if you're better than them.

     

     

    Take my dogfight with Wing_Commander_Zero in tylerjonanderson's tournament, for instance: We simply met at 5,000 ft. AGL, made a no-fire pass right through center, and then called out "ready," "ready"  "go" before turning and engaging.

     

    Loadout: We took the Bf-109B with full upgrades, wing guns and best 20mm cannon. We had High Explosive for the 20mm and AP-I for the 7.92 mm MGs. We had consumables the same, Fire Extinguisher, High Octane, and Pneumatic Restarter.

     

     

    We had fun...

     

     

    Your challenge... you're not wanting to challenge yourself and see if you can win in a 1 on 1.. you just want to be a dick. Considering I have never affronted you in such a manner, your action toward me is unwarranted. And, it's laughable at best.


  6. You can't pretend they aren't competitors. That is a cop out wowp fanboys have been using for a long time to avoid admitting faults, just as WT developers are using the word "beta" as a cop out.

    There's no cop out from me here... I just merely pointed out direct and indirect competition. They lie somewhere in between the two. They both have warplanes and tanks, but they both are not full on simulations.

     

    Wargaming is like a first person shooter.. WT is a simulation of realistic mechanics, with an arcade (not FPS) mode thrown in.


  7. You see, I don't really see them as direct competitors, Bandet... sure, there is a little of that, but ultimately WT is creating a more simulated full scale map type game with realistic weather, flight mechanics, etc. .. though, it's arcade mode is just laughable at best, and used only for XP grinding.

     

     

    WoWP is purely arcade style with miniature map scaling.. airplanes are bigger than the aircraft carriers and landing strips that they can't even land on....

    but it's still a fun game... and is actually getting closer to semi-realistic flight mechanics...   except for it's silly altitude banding system...

     

    But WoWP really lacks a developer that cares... with a community management staff that "might care" but can't really do anything for the players.


  8. Open beta while selling gold, premium accounts, premium planes/tonks, even premium packs on steam, and not doing any wipes? The "open beta" tag is really more for show than anything else, also its a get out of jail free card of sorts.

     

    "WTF Gaijin why you break your game with 1.37?"

     

    "...We're in open beta!"

     

    :thumbdown:

    Exactly... it's the perfect "shyadup and tek meh munney.... WTF you broke it"  meets "but we're just beta... be glad we're not Vargaming, and ve not wiping your stats...


  9. Now you're just trolling and stirring up crap.

     

    Don't worry, Captain.. we've all fallen for it before... Even though we all know that a troll can only troll those who take the bait... we tend to like the conflict and therefore latch on to the bait quite quickly.

    War Thunder Ground Forces is already out. Its pretty good, enough competition to push WG to improve WoT, but nowhere near good enough to "kill" it, or even take a large portion of WoT's player base.

     

    WG seems to have largely abandoned actually trying to compete with WT as far as WoWP goes, however. They had their shot to gain some ground when Gaijin released their disastrous 1.37 update, but they squandered that opportunity and instead did absolutely nothing

     

    Ah.. I've been a week or two off of the CBT of Ground Forces, didn't know it was out now..

     

    And, yes, 1.37 was pretty fail, but the current isn't much better. At least they still claim they're Open Beta.


  10. It's just a flesh wound.

    I'm more inclined to agree with Katariana... I've seen 3 community managers come and go.. three of them saying roughly the same thing: They're gonna talk to the powers that be and get things to be more betterer and have more transparency.. blah blah...

     

    End of the day, they're all three wrong...  not saying they didn't truly care or try, but what they find out is that they really have no official powers to help get the players heard. All the changes to game get approved mostly because of the Russian server population either "toes the line" as a "good Russkie" or they just religiously follow the altitude bands/other changes without thinking or expecting a better mechanic.

     

    We're just the ones that bankroll the majority of the game... screw us... Might work in WoT, which has no real competition until WT Ground Forces comes out... but it doesn't work with WoWP, because there's a plethora of flying games out there.


  11. No, I want one or more of you failures to take my challenge.

     

    1. 1v1 - my P51A vs your P40
    2. No rockets
    3. 10 games - you only have to win one and I'll shut up about this forever
    4. Arctic Region

    Since being a tier higher isn't a detriment, then this should be easy for you guys to win one tiny game.  But you won't take me up on it because you know you can't win.  By not taking me up on it, you're admitting that a higher tier vs lower tier plane is insurmountable.

     

    I think many of them have meant that in a pub match, one tier higher wouldn't matter. However, win or lose, I would take your challenge, just because I like to have fun and challenges.

     

    I'm working at the moment, but I'd gladly take your challenge for fun. I don't care if I lose. Then again, I might not be the ones you're targeting... ?  Seeing as I'm just a recruit and might not make the cut in the clan....

     

    /salute


  12. A nice asymmetrical attack.  I really don't think he is going to do the hours of work needed to respond to your, at best, marginally relevant questions.  RBS has already compiled an impressive amount of statistical evidence.  If you want to refute it, you need to do the work.  Compile the statistics that make your case.  

     

    You won't. Even if you did the work, we all know what you would find.

     

    Why wouldn't he do the work if he spent many hours compiling "cherry-picked" data as it's been called by others?

     

    So, let me get this straight... you accept a case argument from someone who as compiled bad statistics, but you expect those who want to refute it to compile good statistics? That is completely unintelligent.

     

     

    I got this one.

     

    You exploited a flaw in the MM which allowed you to fly planes a Tier higher than anyone else in the WoWP community had.  You did this in flights, which resulted in many matches with you having 3 planes of a given tier that were the only planes of that tier in the match.  MM compensated by giving the other team an extra plane one tier lower, which in no way compensated for the enormous edge you had.  You would also queue dodge to ensure that when you were flying planes of a tier that was lower than what other people had, you were never or rarely bottom tier.

     

    This resulted in your attaining a very high win rate that is not reflective of your skill at the game.  This was done by farming the WoWP community, and is believed to have contributed to the low server population on the NA server that we experience today.  

     

    And that is why we all look at you and your clan with contempt.

     

    So they did what Potato did in Open Beta... but since Potato doesn't do it anymore, everyone looks down at them instead of at the first to do it?

     

    Simply put, flighting up a lot with other good players is something that three major clans did far before Dracarys was anything other than a few friends in a Ventrilo server...

     

    LIGS, Potato, and Dirty Dozen. Of those, the higher skilled players were : Potato>DD>LIGS, with only a few higher skilled players in LIGS.

     

    The only difference is, everyone said LIGS would die because it only had a couple decent players... yet the most vocal on that, DD.... is defunct...  LIGS still continues to train new players and have fun playing the game, together... DD? Gone... Grouchy, nowhere to be seen... a person who wanted to pull me from LIGS and kept telling me DD would be huge and LIGS would fail...

     

    And Potato? Only a few members play regularly. Still, some of the better players in the game, yet their presence is lackluster, due to a fudged launch by a developer who took too long to care. Truly sad, because no matter how much arguments we've been in, same side or not... I respect and miss Potato's presence and ability to turn the tide of a match that otherwise would seem lost.

     

     

    And LIGS? It's still going strong.... well, so it has more trainees/hangouts/WoT/DayZ players than flyers, but they're all still active in WoWP, still teaching new players, and mostly not giving a flying trashcan about their win rates.

     

     

    But sure... let's all point to Dracarys for flighting up because these other clans that did/do so before/now are either defunct or are just noob trainers.... 

    Again, not cheating.

     

    Everyone else could have done exactly what we did.

     

    They did... straight down to the top tiering against the newer players. Let's not forget who did it first in Open Beta... one particular person was crazy mad for a week that people would dare lawn dart and give him low xp/credit payouts for his easy wins in Open Beta.

     

    But it's just easier to target the current most successful clan in the game. Watch out, Aces High... you're next, you have players rounding up to 60%+ WR now, and are getting big...

     

    I'll do some statistics of my own!

     

    Rocketbrainsurgeon

    67% winrate

    3.83 K/D ratio

     

    Bandet

    86.84% winrate

    10.23 K/D ratio

     

    Oh, well.. I think that there might be some link to that..

     

    Also, didn't he say something about "flighting reduces the amount of kills you get per game"? So, logically, I should have a lower KD ratio than RBS because I flight more, right?

    This hardly means anything...  in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter?

     

    At this point, you'd have to count in playstyle too. RBS flies into the furballs alot, you do not... you hover above and BnZ a lot. You're really good at it. He's really good at the fur ball. 

     

    Furball is less survivable than BnZ.

     

     

     

     

    But all of this shenanigans is just a waste of time... albeit a fun and funny one, sometimes...

     

     

     

     

    I guess we'll never be satisfied... not even if WoWP gets 30k NA players to logon at once.


  13. Regardless, I recommend changing your passwords as soon as you can get on the site. I tried making an account on the eu forum, but it's Tech Support link has the same issue.

     

    Again, I'm sure they're aware of it by now. But, on safe side.. change your account passwords ASAP.


  14. Except a DDoS is a crime, and if caught, you can face up to 5-15 years in prison, depending on the nature of the crime.

     

    Also, to the rageposter....very few people get hired by the government after committing a crime. They'd have to be an exceptionally gifted hacker.. even then, it's still ultra rare.

     

    However, I wish there was a phone number to call WG, in case they don't know. But, I'm sure they know by now.


  15. Been playing WoT for over a year and I've known this site for months - but I was kinda shy and didn't make an account because my stats are horribad @_@ Anyway, I hope to learn a lot here and hopefully be able to make even a tiny contributions to discussions. Cheers :)

    horribad? I got 4 colors in my stat box :beard:


  16. How was this trolling? I said good fight to you... and stated we were working on tactics against players working well. I said nothing but good things about you.

     

    I mean I would think that the best players in the game would be complimented by being told they are?

     

     

    Congratulations Kird on the clean kill

     

     

    And, yes, he did school me.


  17. One of our new players, cptk3rk, getting a kill on one of the best players in the game. Well fought, Potato. We were working on stringing out enemies that are working together, and what better test than to have to face the best?

     

    I would also give a big shout out to Rosebud  (edit, forgot mars) and mars2012, who was a major factor in the fight.

     

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