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  1. So, I've gone back to what I considered the worst disapointment of my early WoT career, the Chaffee. I started WoT almost exactly one year ago and the American light tank line leading to the Chaffee was the first I tried. I sucked. Alot. If I had played with myself from those days today I would be screaming and tearing my hair or simply laughed at the noobishnes. The stuart that precedes the Chaffee was fast and I thought it fun to drive straight into enemy lines and trying to zig zag for as long as I survived once I reached them. Getting one or two shots in on enemy tanks was a bonus. Needless to say that those days haunt my stats today haha. Anyway, once I finished the grueling (for me in those days) 60k or so xp grind to the Chaffee I was expecting an even funnier tank. Instead I got something that felt like the Stuart to me but played among behemoths like tier VIII and even some IX and X!? It was crazy times and I didn't survive long when trying to run into those defenses. After 15 games of total fails I sold the Chaffee in anger and never looked back... ...until yesterday. Estelle posted a 3600 xp Chaffee game in forumites channel and got me hooked. I started thinking about it and since I didn't really succeed in the T49 when trying to get loads of exp for the T5 competition (was top dmg and xp in a few t8 games but didnt get super exp like I wanted so I stopped trying), I decided to try the Chaffee again and was hoping that my 9000 or so games since I last tried it had made me better at it. I free exped the shit out of it (I noticed that I didnt even unlock everything in the tank when I first tried it), bought the prem cammo, loaded 15 prem shells and rest AP with a few HE thrown in for good measure. Coated the optics, netted the cammo and rammed the gun. Performed small repairs to the high octane motor and case of cola (my transferred old 4 skill T49 crew wouldn't drink anything else) and off I went. Boy, did I enjoy myself! 1000 games in the E25 and 500 or so in the T49 were probably well spent in preparation for the Chaffee. Having the nice cammo characteristics of a light tank, the pew pew of the E25, a godly 400 m view range and the agility of an ice skater on steroids make it a perfect tank for me to have fun in. Early game I just sneak around and try to spot enemies just like any normal scout. If I feel safe, I fire a shot or two on advancing tanks to deter them from going too close to me without letting my backup arrive. However, the golden rule is to lower your gun rather than fire it, even with the nice cammo of the Chaffee. I still haven't perfected active scouting yet but might try more of it. Mid game I try to make sure that any "forgotten" flank is getting scouted and if there are no holes in our defense I go to search for holes in the enemy lines. Late game make all the "lowring of guns" worth it. Once the big guns have been weeded out and the map is more open, the Chaffee really shines. Kill off those unsuspecting tX tanks with a few shots, go for arties, light up those annoying TD's and just have fun. Yesterday I killed off an IS7 and a E5 before they knew what was going on, only to destroy their arty afterwards. The best moment yesterday came in the best xp game out of the 14 I did (2650 xp). On abbey I scouted river, wen't up to the houses on small ridge between east abbey lane and river lane and spotted a few tanks (a poor T34 had gone to river). Nothing much happening, I decided to go for the enemy base after a few minutes since most of the tanks had gone west (always a good idea to count tanks on the minimap to know if you should expect lots of tanks in other places). I race up towards enemy base (south base) and something spots me but nothing shoots, I continue up from the east entrance and BAM, there stands one green-ranked ISU-152 and a green IS8, both full health. Now, in this instance I'm actually quite proud to say that I didn't stop and try to reverse out (which is a deadly sin which leads to death...) and didn't drive past them hoping to zig zag away. Instead I autolock on the ISU-152, circle it once (thanks godly Chaffee traverse), while shooting and then just keep the ISU between the myself and the IS8, preventing the IS8 to shoot me. ISU dies after 15-20 seconds and I just stay hidden behind it. IS8 stops trying to shoot me after 2 tries and comes storming for me. Just as it reaches the ISU I dodge out and start circle it. After about 30 seconds he dies (thank you burning motors) and I have killed two full health tanks in my Chaffe. Good times What are your best memories of the Chaffee and do you have any good spots for me to try? As a sidenote I expect the Chaffee to do expremely well in WN8 and might start to use it more on my statpad account if WN8 becomes the standard stat. Averaged a bit above 1000 dmg yesterday and had more than 1300 or 1400 xp avg. 79% win in 14 games. Will continue the crusade tonight.
  2. Hello everyone, First off: new user here on the forum so again I'm a complete newbie ... Also a little background: I'm not a big gamer. I found this WoT through a colleague that told me about it. We have fun playing together which is how I started off. So I don't have any first person shooting experience at all, nothing, seriously! Needless to say, the first 5k battles I really sucked. I even didn't know about ratings and stuff. I thought the extend of a rating was the "service record" tab in the game. So I had my 7 year old son play with my account as well. But the more I started playing, the more I started bouncing (I noticed), the more I started dying without doing anything, the more I started to wonder why ... Started reading forums, how-to's, learned about scouting, spotting, angling, weak spots, ... and a world opened up to me In those days, I played mostly hellcat and T49 (the T67 now) because I could actually do a little. And some lights as well. I'm proud to say I never went full "yolo" in the beginning of a battle and died in 30 seconds. I already learned quickly that it doesn't help to see the tanks in the beginning while you can't shoot, but not anymore after the team is actually in position. As a result, my light tanks (T50 & ELC mostly at the time were pretty good: 53 % WR). Then finally I get to the T-50-2. How much fun that tank will be, right? I played it 10 times over a period of a few days, so not back to back. I lost all 10 of them. Not just losing, getting raped. I decided then and there, "ok, I will play this tank until I win, then I will sell it and NEVER play it again". It took me another 7 battles. So my stats in the T-50-2 is 6 % WR (thank you WG, for that awesome "random" MM and RNG, sure thing) I'm sorry, but even an afk or even team killer doesn't get that kind of *%&é@!! Anyways, I like to think that since then I've been improving. I'll never be an EJ, but probably good enough to learn a little respect Still, I have major problems. After 16k battles, some maps I still don't know. Ensk for example is horrible, I always seem to get myself in the most ridicilous positions. OK, enough background, now for my question: With the new lights being introduced, I wanne start the American line. I have a 3 skill crew in it (grinded with the chaffee races) but need some help. I can adjust my tactics during the battle as it unfolds, but the first location where I need to go in my light tanks when the counter hits 0 is still often a mystery to me on some maps. On maps like Abbey, Ensk, Fishermans bay, Himmelsdorf, Karelia, Kharkov, Komarin, Murovanka, Northwest, Pearl river, Sacred valley, Tundra and Windstorm, where do I go first? Where can I help the team out best in the beginning? A kinda long first post, sorry about that. Thx for any help and feedback
  3. Initially I was somewhat concerned about this, as the Chaffee isn't actually all that fast for a light tank. Wargaming's CGI-heavy trailer did little to allay my concerns. However, someone linked me actual in-game footage, and my concerns are now allayed. The Chaffee Sport editions used in this mode are fast, seemingly only partially affected by gravity, drift like crazy, and can even drive on the roof of a warehouse on Port. I've always been fond of the ELC races my clan does on patch days, so something with actually enforceable rules piques my interest.
  4. Hey - So I'm sitting on enough XP to research the Chaffee as it is now in 9.2. I have been putting it off though, as I heard the nerfed revamped Chaffee was going to cost only about 12k XP to research in 9.3. Just wondering if anyone has seen anything that outlines what will / may happen in the garage when 9.3 is released? Will it be better to have it researched? or not? Should I buy one before 9.3 comes out to catch any 'hidden' bonuses? Cheers, -j.
  5. So I've had my Chaffee for well over two years. And I honestly suck at lights, even though I truly believe the Chaffee is one of the best lights by far, regardless of the fact that it's a tier 5 in up to tier 8 or 9 battles (down from tier 10). Only took me 336 battles to finally get my Ace Tanker medal. Partially, a true excuse, is that at least half of these battles were played before WG brought in the Mastery badges, and I do remember several specific battles which would definitely have given me that Ace had it been in-game at the time. But still no excuse for not really "getting" how to abuse the Chaffee's absolutely incredible vision and camo, as well as it's awesome gun handling and pen. 13K+ WN8 for a battle?? I'll take that any day!!! It's almost 10 times my total WN8. I think my only major mistake was dying. I thought the Lowe still had another 1-2 seconds to reload, but evidently I was wrong. Would have added an additional kill and another bunch of damage to my stats for this battle. All else I truly think I did very well. But comments and criticisms welcome. Lakeville middle road is built for the Chaffee. Luckily I don't worry about credits. While I gained 34K credits, it cost me 96K credits, mostly due to restocking 31 premium rounds at 2800 each.
  6. From FTR: "- there is apparently a bug that when a Chaffee platoons with KV-1S (or other lower tier spread heavies), it will get their MM spread, Storm states he needs to check" Any one know anything about this? Because if so: ZOMGTANKBONER. Gonna be platooning tonight, I will test it out. I notice they DO have the exact same MM weight, perhaps there's a link?
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