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    tomhwk got a reaction from Spartan96 in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    http://www.crunchyroll.com/store/p/180337/Bulbasaur-Character-Snapback-Hat-Pokemon

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    tomhwk got a reaction from Shifty_101st in The Unicum Edition Watch by Valachio   
    I already got the blue version, because I'm not a uniscum.
    While I know nothing about watches, I do like this watch quite a lot.  I really like the clean simple look.
    That and the blueness of the watch really puts me back in my place when I start sperging.
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    tomhwk got a reaction from _Assad in The Unicum Edition Watch by Valachio   
    I already got the blue version, because I'm not a uniscum.
    While I know nothing about watches, I do like this watch quite a lot.  I really like the clean simple look.
    That and the blueness of the watch really puts me back in my place when I start sperging.
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    tomhwk got a reaction from Valachio in The Unicum Edition Watch by Valachio   
    I already got the blue version, because I'm not a uniscum.
    While I know nothing about watches, I do like this watch quite a lot.  I really like the clean simple look.
    That and the blueness of the watch really puts me back in my place when I start sperging.
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    tomhwk reacted to Valachio in The Unicum Edition Watch by Valachio   
    I came, I promised, and I'm here to deliver.  It is here, ladies and gentlemen.  The Unicum Edition (which I'll refer to as TUD from now on), by yours truly, Valachio.
    Your win rate is guaranteed to go up by at least 25% if you wear TUD while playing tanks.  As long as you remember to chant the song of TUD before each match and have Warpacks v3.104 installed.
    Like seriously.  No joke.  The only thing you have to worry about is having too high of a win rate, in which case you'll be XVM-sniped by arty every game, and lose enjoyment in the game.  But hey, at least you'll quit with an 80% win rate, and have many stories to tell your great-grand children.
    So....  are you ready?  Are you ready to live the miserable 75% win rate life that I have been living?  If you are, then it's time for you to pick up a TUD.
    Picture Album
    Website Link
    Okay enough with the false marketing.  I'm actually quite excited to present this creation to you guys.  TUD is basically an upgraded version of the Pantiam collection.  It features purple watch hands, 'Unicum Edition' printed on the dial in purple, and a purple Italian calfskin strap.  The main upgrade that will come with TUD is instead of having a flat sapphire crystal, it will utilise a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.  It will also come with a deployment clasp instead of a regular tang buckle, which helps greatly with maintaining the strap.
    So how will this work?  As much as I want to provide a unique product to the Wotlabs community, I am also running a business.  So I'll be honest and say that I need to turn a profit with this little venture.  Before I order TUD in bulk, I'm going to be running a little crowdfunding campaign here on Wotlabs.  If enough people make a pre-order, I'll be ordering a production run.  If the interest is not high enough, then I'll delay this venture indefinitely until a point where I'm comfortable making an investment in a production run of TUD where there is a possibility that my business will lose money.  In the end, I do want to make TUD a reality for people who want it, even if the time and effort I put into it is not worth the return on investment.  Why?  Because I love tanks, it has been a central part of my mid-teen years.  The experiences I experienced playing this game, the people I met, and the WGLNA seasons I played has greatly shaped the man I am today.  Melodramatic, I know, but it's true.
    I'm looking at $199 USD for the retail price.  Pre-orders will come with a slight discount.
    I'm going to run the poll for a bit to gauge the interest from the community.  Once I'm ready, I'll start taking pre-orders on the website.
    Any questions please ask!
    Also would anyone be interested in purchasing the sample of the TUD?  It is the watch you see in the picture album.
    NEW AUTOMATIC COLLECTION BOIS!!
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    tomhwk reacted to Vetro in CS:GO thread   
    What is that in Patriot units? 
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    tomhwk reacted to Never in Clan pages now show all tier 10 tanks owned by the members   
    As title says.
    By default the table lists are hidden since they take up so much space, but you can toggle them one at a time for each player or hit "Toggle all" on the clan member table header to show all.
    Hope you guys enjoy it!
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    tomhwk got a reaction from Flaksmith in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    ON MY WAY



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    tomhwk reacted to CarbonWard in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    Is the faceit account bound to one wot account? 
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    tomhwk got a reaction from Fulcrous in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    ON MY WAY



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    tomhwk got a reaction from Jojo_Joseph_Joestar in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    ON MY WAY



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    tomhwk got a reaction from Cunicularius in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    ON MY WAY



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    tomhwk reacted to Exasmic in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    Can confirm this is dank. Made $100 USD playing this in about a week, come try it out.
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    tomhwk got a reaction from _Assad in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    ON MY WAY



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    tomhwk reacted to _Assad in Introducing: FaceIt on WoT NA   
    I'm surprised that @_Dia @Exasmic @Oxmathus or anyone in Bulba hasn't made a thread about this yet. I'm probably the guy that knows the least about this. 
    Faceit is a new-ish 3rd party website that uses the WoT API to schedule special battles in WGL's 7/68 format on the fly. And you can play this solo, in a party, or as an entire group of 7 much like team battles. In the Unranked ladder you can play it just like teambattles, but what makes faceit different is that not only does it BAN ARTY from use; it also does weekly and daily tournaments in the form of Faceit points which can be used for anything such as buying WoT Gold to buying Gaming chairs or CSGO skins. The tournaments are pretty cool because you can have 1v1 tournaments and I think they're doing a weekly $1,000 tournament too. (Can't confirm if it's every week) Winning team gets $700 and 2nd Place gets $300. Faceit has been in I guess you could call it a "beta" period for NA as it's already on EU. Also you can use reward tanks like the T22 and 907.
    All you gotta do is sign up here:
    (Will add more pics later)
    https://www.faceit.com/en

    Once you do that you hit add game on the left where it says games and be sure to add WoT NA
    Also make sure you're logged into the account you wish to play faceit on! 
    (I logged into my shitposting forum account and I had to make a new account)
    Now with your World of Tanks client OPEN 
    You'll come to a page that says Play and then be confronted with this interface:

    Afaik the ladder you pick shouldn't matter as long as it's unranked.
    And you'll hit battle if you're solo or the party/team lead and be put in a queue til a match is found
    At which point you will accept said match like in LoL and then the 2 team "captains" will ban maps until they get to the last one.
    Then in your WoT client a Special Battle will appear and just join it and you're all set.
    It's similar for the tournaments and I think if you want to register for them all you have to do is sign up an hour before they start lol.
    And lastly the ladders do serve a purpose for both Elo and Ladder ranking because whoever is at the top gets a bunch of faceit points that they can then turn into 10k gold.
    Shop Link:
    https://www.faceit.com/en/shop
     
    Will add edits as need be and like I said before I'm the last person that should've made this thread when many other bulba players want it to grow and are also active -_-
    So try it out and if you like it make a team because Faceit is good for those of us sick of the terribleness of pubs and want something finally similar to skill based MM. The more people that play; the more people that match your elo and skill level will be on your team.
     
    ***Moderation*** As far as toxic behavior goes you have to realize that the Faceit mods are a mix of both WG employees and Ex-WGL players. So if you bring toxicity to the table it will be much more strict and you're not dealing with dumbass forum mods. So pull any shit and you can most likely kiss your ass goodbye. It's setup like WGL for a reason. Keep a tight lip and get dank goaldz and $$$, be toxic and get kicked the curb like JessicaElbow. 
    Good Luck Guys!
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    tomhwk got a reaction from _Assad in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    good thing you can buy a new one for 20 bucks on craigslist
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    tomhwk reacted to zapyoug in Truly Next Level Strategies™   
    master strategies 
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    tomhwk reacted to dualmaster333 in Truly Next Level Strategies™   
    Easy win.

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    tomhwk reacted to SchnitzelTruck in Truly Next Level Strategies™   
    EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE BENTO BOXES ATTACKED
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    tomhwk got a reaction from FixerReloaded in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    I would take the time to make this gif better, but it's disgusting and it doesn't deserve that.
     
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    tomhwk got a reaction from Jojo_Joseph_Joestar in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    I would take the time to make this gif better, but it's disgusting and it doesn't deserve that.
     
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    tomhwk got a reaction from FixerReloaded in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    hello hello i want to play gta
    i really need to service my cars, they've been sitting in the garage for ages
    http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22
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    tomhwk got a reaction from Zepherex in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    hello hello i want to play gta
    i really need to service my cars, they've been sitting in the garage for ages
    http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22
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    tomhwk reacted to Zepherex in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    Cant wait to play some GTA again
     

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    tomhwk reacted to Joyrider216 in M46 KR: Ripping it up in Style   
    The M46 Korea
    This Tier VIII US Medium Premium Tank is one of the first premiums in a very long time that is competitive in any match-up.
    The combo of mobility, depression, and gun handling characteristic of US mediums allows you to pull off great snapshots and work  ridges very easily.
    Setup

    This is my M46 Patton crew, the KR allows you to train your US med crews, and you should skill them the same as any other US med, prioritizing camouflage, vision, repairs, and BiA to give you the extra oomph to leverage your strengths. 

    For equipment, running V. stabs helps control your bloom, Rammer boosts your DPM, and optics give the extra utility in a TX match when you can't damage your opponents directly as easily. An argument can be made for using Vents instead, and it is up to personal opinion. 
    This tank carries plenty of ammo, I have yet to encounter a situation where I don't have enough ammo. the base AP round has 192 mm of penetration, which I find to be sufficient for fighting most tanks tier 8 and 9. If you are having trouble or there are a good deal of Tier 10s, the 243mm APCR gives you plenty of penetration to work with. 
    In terms of consumables, using small rep/med kit/AFE is perfectly fine, this tank doesn't catch fire much at all. I recently switched to cola instead of AFE and don't regret it at all, the extra all round boost from the cola is 100% worth it. and since the AP round costs 255 silver a pop, 100k profit games are not uncommon at all, so the tank can pay for the cola if you don't have any stocked. 
    Stats
     

    Taking a look at the soft stats, you can see the AP m/s value is very low, this is a minor annoyance at first, but can be overcome with some practice. While the HP/ton ratio is very nice, the terrain values aren't the greatest. The two greatest weaknesses of this tank are its sluggish mobility and its low AP m/s values. The 477m of VR is very helpful in just about every situation, this allows you to counterspot LTs, and find enemies late game during cleanup. You can see the DPM is rather normal for a tier VIII medium. Looking at the dispersion and bloom stats you can see where this tanks strengths begin to emerge. For comparison, here are the 215B's dispersion and bloom values

    Armor

    The armor profile on this tank is quite similar to the M26 Pershing, with the exception being that the turret is weaker. The Frontal armor is enough to prevent HE pens from T49s, so you don't have to cower as you would in a CDC. The UFP is strong enough at an extreme angle to bounce a shot or two, but don't rely on it.

    The red zones are the sections in which you might bounce a shot or two, if you are poking a ridge or generally giving a small target to your enemies. Again, don't expect it to in the way you expect an IS-7 turret to bounce shots.
     
    Mobility
    While it isn't a Maus, the mobility on this tank isn't what you would expect. going at about 35~ kmp on flat terrain is to be expected, acceleration is a tad sluggish as well. The overall feel is just enough mobility, but leaves you wishing for more.
     
    Gun Handling
     In a way the lower mobility is a blessing in combination with the incredible bloom and dispersion values. the amount of snapshots and insane on the move shots you can pull off in this tank is utterly disgusting. In a Tier 8 competing against RUmed laser cannons, this holds its own very well. Usually sitting and aiming in a shot is your doom in a Tier 10 match, the KR doesn't have to do that. in combination with its penetration, -10 depression, and bloom values, this tank is incredibly apt at fighting higher tier tanks, a rare trait indeed. 
     
    Playstyle
    Pulling all these things together makes the M46 KR one of the better, if not the best, T8 medium in the game as of right now (Panzer 58 Mutz might take that title) the huge VR and depression allow you to play at about 200-300m from your enemies, poke a ridge, light them, fire and hit them with your insane gun handling, and back down to do the arty dance and dodge their incoming fire, if they can react fast enough. You should be playing a game of whack-a-mole with the enemy, never poke in the same place more than two or three times, always shift your position and find chinks in their armor, probe and prod their lineup, watch the minimap for holes, exploit weaknesses of enemy tanks to your advantage, you dont have overwhelming alpha or DPM, but you do have everything else in the equation of usefulness, leverage that to your advantage and never sit still. If a flank appears to be falling, do not hesitate to run, this isn't a CDC, it cannot evacuate quickly, reading your minimap for signs of a flank failure and getting out of there is crucial.
     
    Verdict
    +Typical US medium comfort and fun
    + Insane handling/bloom values
    + -10 depression and a tiny bit of turret armor
    + Just enough speed to flex and retreat
    + Profitable, earnings vary from 50k-110k
    - "just enough mobility" isnt enough sometimes
    - AP m/s is abysmal and makes leading a bit tricky
    - Armor is very minimal, 1450 HP doesn't last long
     
    Overall, I would give this tank a solid 8.5/10
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