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Lt_Gruber

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  1. Yo, how are things going?

    1. Private_Miros

      Private_Miros

      Look who we have here! Long time no see! I'm good; barely playing WoT, interesting job, etc..

      You?

    2. Lt_Gruber

      Lt_Gruber

      After being away for 3? years, I almost want to try the game again but it was such a big time drain i am afraid of it. As far as life goes, its so-so but i am a born pessimist. How is World of Battleships doing in terms of popularity?

  2. Clan MUMMY had best name ,logo and icon on EU ever. Yours is also fucking awesome and reminded me of that, best of luck. Sry for useless comment (
  3. Rant mode on. I dont play this game for 4 months and this is main reason why. Second one is ping from 50ish to 150ish. Wargaming is working hard to make gameplay simpler. Maps are reworked in a way that all tanks are forced in 2-3 corridors. Spots that allowed vision and map control are ruined. What this means is skillset required to play game changed. Intelligence (take it as you want, i will use this word for positioning, chosing right time to make moves, understanding flow of game etc...) played greater role before and with every update its importance is lessened. Instead of making timely push after counting tanks on minimap (btw minimap mods are cheats, they give way too much info) to win game or going back at correct time to decap, WOT is turning into mindless brawling in 2-3 corners of the map. Reflexes and 1on1 skills are becoming more important at expense of intelligence. With my ping going to hell (doesnt help brawling) and tactical gameplay being reason why i was attracted in first place, its quite easy to understand why WOT is turn off for me atm. TL;DR they are remaking maps and mechanics so gameplay gets more dumb and easier for average tomato to digest. Rant mode off.
  4. My lengthy view of last 4 teams, awards and tournament in general... Brazil: It was clear before WC that individiually this team wasnt even close to Brazil standards but good performances in South American competitions, solid defense(on paper at least ),Neymar and home ground advantage were enough to put them in top contenders. Against Germany it was total collapse, i expected 2-0 or similar scores because without Silva and Neymar Brazil had little chances. For some reason ,against Holland they were favourites according to bookmakers, i dont know how they expected a comeback after 1-7. They had less than usual referee help through the tournament , tough luck with injuries and first serious opponent that wasnt afraid of them ( Columbia respected them too much to grab a win) dismantled them with ease. Neymar played well, Oscar wasnt terrible, rest dont deserve mention. Holland: In my opinion they were third mainly because Van Gaal and Robben. They were mediocre team with 2 stars (Van Persie wasnt fully fit) and bunch of young prospects from home league. They didnt play particulary nice, its more that other teams were even more boring to watch that made Dutch look good. What i dont understand is optimism about this generation, it seems to me its downward spiral from here. Key players are old and i dont see Robben, Sneijder, Van Persie replacements (or Van Gaal). 90% of this team was Robben so all credit to him. Argentina: In group and 1/8 they played terrible and were history in my book, but then lucky injuries forced them to play 4-4-2 instead of 4-3-3. We witnessed best defense on tournament that completely shut down Belgium, Holland and Germany(for 90 mins at least). So how does a defensive camper team get to final? Easy, Messi is worth 3 players upfront. His teammates played defense while he walked slowly back and did his magic when Argentina was attacking. In final Argentina was again underestimated by bookmakers for reason beyond me. They were slightly better team in 90 mins but in extra time Germans were more fit as usual and could maintain tempo. All in all, one very mediocre team+Messi. Mascherano played great, Lavezzi (why keep Higuain and sub him for Aguero???) did well last few games and Sergio Romero (who only received praise after penalties despite being excellent entire tourny). Germany: Aside 7-1 rekking of Brazil they didnt dominate any team but it goes more to show how lesser difference is nowadays between top and average teams. Consistent performance every game, superior phisical fitness and lack of any serious opponent made their victory not so surprising. In final Lahm best player, overall Lahm, Neuer, Hummels , Muller, Schweinsteiger (Kroos nope because of pass to Higuain, its enough to ruin entire impression). Ozil bad as most of time this season (Gotze should have played more), Klose is 36 so he did good having considered that. If you look at them its hard to single out anyone because they are such good team and that is why they are at the top. About Messi getting golden ball, as many critics suggested its questionable and i wouldnt give it to him ,but its still deserved. I think Robben was best player, Messi second and Neuer third. Mainly because Robben did more in knock out phase. Honourable mentions: James Rodriguez, Cahill, Mascherano, Hummels, Muller, Neymar, Navas. When you play for team like Germany (and France, Chile, Costarica etc)) its hard to shine because they would still do ok without 1 or 2 stars, while Argentina without Messi, Holland without Robben, Brazil without Neymar is night and day difference. Thats the reason why Messi got the award, because most of his team is so bad he stands out so much. Haters gonna hate. Referees were terrible.Football needs technology, save us Probably best WC out of after 2002, lot of goals, only 2 teams shown performances below level of competition (Cameroon, Honduras).
  5. Not a penalty (foul was outside the box), but was red card. I think this version is better for Brazil. Edit: 2-0 ... without Neymar this Brazil wouldnt make it through group
  6. Referee from Brazil-Croatia also. Makes sense.
  7. @ Folterknecht: I dont get Oliver Kahn worshipp. I would take Neuer every day over him. Kahn couldnt catch a ball if life depenedent on it and was less consistent. He was top 3-5 goalies of his time but never n1 for me. Deflecting every cross/shot and amount of ridicolous goals he used to concede is enough to not be best ever in my book. Crazy and eccentric for goalkeeper isnt something i want to see (Fabien Barthez comes to mind, miracle France won anything with him).
  8. Statistics first. All teams that went through were first in group stage. Belgium-Argentina Belgium favourites. Argentina won every game by luck so far. Counting on Messi moment of brilliance against stronk defence is long stretch and considering worse teams made several clear cut chances per game they didnt convert, i expect Belgium to go through. Btw, Messi best player of World Cup after James Rodriguez but even he cant do miracles with 10 retards in team (ok 8, Dive Maria, Zabaleta are good). If Belgium had good fullbacks to add width to their game.... Columbia-Brazil Brazil doesnt play pretty but they are effective. Columbia should suit them better than Chile so i expect Brazil going through. If they werent hosts i would give awesome Columbia bit more faith (will still support them). Diego Costa would fit so nice in Brazil team, their strikers are terrible (Jo, Fred lol). His loss. France-Germany Joachim Low is again going full retard.Please put Lahm on right back, please dont play defence on center with Mertesacker. That aside, France had most help from referees this far in World Cup. Wont mention again group stage mistakes that favored France, against Nigeria they were forgiven penalty and red card. Benzema returned to his real form so if they make 5 chances for him he might convert one Even this mediocre Germany that is losing famous mentality that made them special (instead of going 110% till last minute they are only 105% now ) for so long is too good for overrated UEFrAnce (they had easy group and referees on their side, i accept the blame if they prove me wrong). Holland- Costa Rica I doubt Americanos can pull off another mirracle. Not a pushover, but quality will win. Probably good for Miros since they got quite lucky with draws in elimination phase, up to final they can face teams whose style fit them. Edit: FTR, i support teams in following order: Germany, Columbia, Belgium/Argentina (whoever goes through).
  9. Dont worry, Belgium will tackle with foul for counter attack goal and win. Third time on WC. Belgium deserves to win on cereal side.
  10. And Murica plays exactly like they shouldnt. GG Belgium. Lets play possesion football against best counter attacking team as underdogs. Fuck logic. edit: if you want to win you have to score more goals than opponent. Someone should tell Belgium that .
  11. Miros if i figured out anything about Belgium its that your every game is 50-50. You struggle against weaker teams and find it hard to attack and dominate game, while against teams that are stronk you can rely on OP defence and goalie+super effective counter attacks. Btw, i dont like you, your players are boring and without passion, watching your games feel like they would rather be somewhere else than play for national team (unlike some who bite literally lol). My opinion aside, good luck.
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