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  • Overall and recent WN8 of purple (shouldn't be a surprise). If you have a high battle count then there can be given an exception to the overall purpleness.

 

Question: Why the over-emphasis upon WN8 as a 'selection' requirement? It's skewed towards tier 8-10 meta-game, subject to bias via rarely played vehicles & pay factors (e.g. food, large consumables, account re-rolls & ebay purchases et la).  If damage output relative to others in 'x' vehicle is this forum's selection requirement, then why is not XVM's xTE the measurement tool? 

Obviously if one shifts assumptions, to max credit production and/or max win rate... then damage dealt output numbers will shift... because winning isn't simply about dealing damage... herding one's pub cats into some form of 'coordination' to promote creation of favorable situations is not counted by the hard numbers of WN8, nor xTE.  Some individuals are far better at this trait than others.

To add to his comment...I'll just leave this screenshot here to show what kind of player he is. And why he doesn't like wn8. 

I'm quite sure the PP community is capable of identifying people who meet the requirements but shouldn't receive the status. 
Seal clubbers like yourself (although you don't meet the requirements) would most likely not be approved as PP even if they did.
 

hy the over-emphasis upon WN8 as a 'selection' requirement? It's skewed towards tier 8-10 meta-game, subject to bias via rarely played vehicles & pay factors (e.g. food, large consumables, account re-rolls & ebay purchases et la).  If damage output relative to others in 'x' vehicle is this forum's selection requirement, then why is not XVM's xTE the measurement tool? 
 

PPs  are ones that have mastered the game mechanics and have a good knowledge of world of tanks - They are able to explain what they know in words and allow others to "learn" from what they know. Higher tiers are where your knowledge of tanks come to light. In lower tiers (you're a good example) you don't need a large amount of skill to beat your opponent, because most of them are just starting and haven't learned anything about the game yet. Out performing a group of new players isn't something that should be considered a feat.

As of right now - those pay factors you mention don't significantly change someones stats.  Unoriginal accounts won't go unnoticed  and things that you can pay for in the game (with credits) are supposed to give you a slight boost and are available to anyone.

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Seal clubbers like yourself (although you don't meet the requirements) would most likely not be approved as PP even if they did.

Chances are you would call kuroality (sp?) a pedophile and reject him on the same grounds....yet he clearly, unequivocally understands low tier mechanics and gameplay on a supercum level.

Which is PP -- the E50 farmers county club or a group with expertise in what they prefer to play?

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A cursory glance at someone's account details will weed out "fake" WN8 purples.  I could be super purple if I played a few thousand ELC games, but that would never get me PP because they don't just grant it because there's a purple box under my name.

Besides, if we want low-tier questions answered, Kuroialty already answers plenty and has twice the numbers as you.  He's about the only one I can see getting it, as he's the only low-tier supercum with decent content

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Chances are you would call kuroality (sp?) a pedophile and reject him on the same grounds....yet he clearly, unequivocally understands low tier mechanics and gameplay on a supercum level.

Which is PP -- the E50 farmers county club or a group with expertise in what they prefer to play?

I was talking in a general term, fortunately I'm not the one that decide who deserves to be a PP or not. It's just that I care about the quality of content posted by PPs. As for the example you provided,  I said "most likely". There's always a couple of exceptions.

As for what I consider PP to be = Good players that (occasionally) post quality content to aid others in improving their game play.  

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Why the over-emphasis upon WN8 as a 'selection' requirement? (Because all applicants are judged individually on a case-by-case basis, those requirements are just saying what would generally be expected of the people applying, they aren't set in stone.) It's skewed towards tier 8-10 meta-game, (Obviously, experience in high tiers is much more valuable than low tiers) subject to bias via rarely played vehicles (again, applicants will undergo an in-depth analysis of their stats, so shitters who pad their way to purple will get denied) & pay factors (e.g. food, large consumables, account re-rolls & ebay purchases et la) (wait, what?).  If damage output relative to others in 'x' vehicle is this forum's selection requirement, then why is not XVM's xTE the measurement tool?

Obviously if one shifts assumptions, to max credit production and/or max win rate... then damage dealt output numbers will shift... because winning isn't simply about dealing damage... herding one's pub cats into some form of 'coordination' to promote creation of favorable situations is not counted by the hard numbers of WN8, nor xTE (is this a low tiers thing?).  Some individuals are far better at this trait than others.

 

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Not a shitposter. The "Purple Poaster"-group is supposed to reflect the best of this community, so I will not like a lot of shitpoasting from would-be Purple Poasters.

Personally: it's mainly important that purple posters have reliable content.

It's what 'we' as wotlabs community state towards all wot players.

We need to make sure that the info isn't false.

Otherwise deniers are going to cherry pick, spread lies and prevent newer players from joining wotlabs.

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  • Overall and recent WN8 of purple (shouldn't be a surprise). If you have a high battle count then there can be given an exception to the overall purpleness.

 

Question: Why the over-emphasis upon WN8 as a 'selection' requirement? It's skewed towards tier 8-10 meta-game, subject to bias via rarely played vehicles & pay factors (e.g. food, large consumables, account re-rolls & ebay purchases et la).  If damage output relative to others in 'x' vehicle is this forum's selection requirement, then why is not XVM's xTE the measurement tool? 

Obviously if one shifts assumptions, to max credit production and/or max win rate... then damage dealt output numbers will shift... because winning isn't simply about dealing damage... herding one's pub cats into some form of 'coordination' to promote creation of favorable situations is not counted by the hard numbers of WN8, nor xTE.  Some individuals are far better at this trait than others.

Of course the WN8 measurement system is how Wotlabs.net seems to prefer how to self-identify and create an online community.  If the powers at be, choose to shift forms of selection, identification... I would aspect some amount of drama and discussions to rise up from below.  People choose whom they seek to play with, read from, and hold talks with, after all.

Because WN8 is a good tool for a quick assessment of someones skill and it has been developed by users of these forums. Besides, xTC is a damage farming/whoring metric that is only for the top top top top players to compare e-peen.

And, if you as a player can't get unicum stats across all tiers, then you are not PP material. :)

Chances are you would call kuroality (sp?) a pedophile and reject him on the same grounds....yet he clearly, unequivocally understands low tier mechanics and gameplay on a supercum level.

Which is PP -- the E50 farmers county club or a group with expertise in what they prefer to play?

Who said anything about Kuroality being a pedophile? He provides several constructive posts about the gameplay at tiers 1-3 and is, as far as I've seen, not shoving his WN8 into peoples face. This coment is not aimed at you btw, Garbad. I agree with your statement. We need knowlegeable people as PPs, and this is hopefully what we will get.

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@Kuroialty is actually helpful, when it comes to answering questions/posting information about his niche. It's along the same lines as an arty specialist posting information/threads/answering questions about arty. Other unica may hate arty, but if the posts are quality, effort is made, and no one is being a cunt, why not? Kuro/seal-clubber types offer an interesting shift on the "standard" metagame, and some of the differences are pretty staggering. So long as... I guess "non-meta" players are helpful and not cunts, who cares?

 

These things already apply to the rest of PPs, not including people on the basis of their chosen play-style would be asinine. 

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I mean it really doesn't do any good to just hand it away... half the forum would be pp if they just asked

That's the point. There is so much quality purple talent on this forum qualified to answer questions and participate in discussions, but under the old system PP tags were tied in with moderation responsibilities and so limited in who could join. Now we have a separation of purple posting and moderation duties, so many more purples can freely create content in the purple concentrated subforums. People just like you are now able to get in and contribute. It gives the section a lot more diversity and becomes more useful for your average player reader.

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If I'm honest I think Gandaran should be a PP. He posts quality content that differs from most of the meta. Most people suggest Mediums because they're so versatile, but he and I are almost strictly Heavy players and while I've given up almost entirely on getting back to over 3500 or even 3000 recent wn8 he maintains his pretty well. He's got slightly over 20,000 battles and is likely stay blue for next 5,000. Just a suggestion WW.

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