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Hello all.  I'm Rubezahl on NA WoT, and after a tad over 19k games I'm taking a more active stance in making myself a better tanker.  I'm including this LINK for anyone who would be interested in reviewing and providing criticism of my replays.  After listening to a few replies on an earlier post, I've decided to concentrate initially on tanks with good gun depression in order to learn hull-down tactics.  I plan to use:

M7 MT, HT VI, FV201, STA-1, STA-2, T69

I know the HT VI isn't really in the 'gun depression' category of the others, but it's tons of fun to play and keeps my credit-flow positive.

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Hello all.  I'm Rubezahl on NA WoT, and after a tad over 19k games I'm taking a more active stance in making myself a better tanker.  I'm including this LINK for anyone who would be interested in reviewing and providing criticism of my replays. 

I'll try give a quick review of this game because nobody replied and that's not very fun for you. http://wotreplays.eu/site/2073497#fisherman_s_bay-rubezahl-t69

1. why do you have Octane as your 3rd consumable? it's basically useless. Take an auto fire extinguisher or a standard fire extinguisher.

2. at the start of the game, cut the witty banter and drive :P (unless you can get it in before the countdown timer starts) getting to positions quickly at the start of a match is often a big deal.

3. 20 HE is more than you'll even need and you could run out of APCR with only 40 that gun being the stock one you'll probably bounce your HE off most tanks it won't even splash, you could still pen RHM's and WT's but i'd just take 5 at most.

Ok, i'll go through the game now i guess

14:15- you have basically set yourself up in a position where you can't shoot anything until the enemy is right over your side of the map (by then you will have lost already) unconfident players tend to "camp" like you're doing because they always die when they leave their bush because they don't have the spacial awareness to survive whilst being spotted, whils't it's true that in a bush you have to concentrate a lot less in order to play, if you do actually want to get good, you'll need to leave the bushes (at least the ones at the back) and go play "World Of Tanks", not "Bunker simulator". Camping is the single worst strategy for winning random games as it takes you and anyone else camping out of the game for most of the match, so your tanks on the front line are fighting the enemy but they are down a tank already in their engagement... YOU!  If you only take away one point today let it be this :) 

12:32- Just take a second to look at the map (if you don't have your map enlarged i'd recommend making it pretty big, it's a large part of being good at the game) there are literally no enemies within 700 meters of you so there is absolutely no reason to stay as far back as you are unless of course you're half way through an oil painting of a quaint European fishing village from the perspective of a Shrubbery enthusiast...

You could push up to the G-line, the E-line or even K1 in order to become more useful.

12:10- About fucking time!

11:34- you have literally 0 chance of penning this E-100 unless he turns his turret at 90 degrees to you

11:30- arty popped up (make your map big and you will have more chance of seeing these things) you most likely have a shot either way it's worth checking

11:20- right now you have moved up, but are still being useless, you have no shots on anything, you should probably moved to either G3 to shoot into the enemys at their base, or G7 to go help clear out town/ pester the E-100, if you look at the map the only tanks you don't know where they are is a Bat and an E-100, the E-100 is in a platoon so he's probably near the other one (i'd guess E/F8) the bat however could be anywhere and will easily kill you if you over extend. you could push to the houses in E/D7 to see what's there whilst remaining far enough back that the 121,E-100 and arty could help you if an enemy aggressed upon you.

11:13- the Bat has been spotted in town, take note.

11:07- WOT's penetration guide is BS you still can't pen him so don't even bother.

11:07- the E5 is spotted in town also.

11:05- the E-100 is spotted in mid, you now know where every single tank is (except arty but you know the clickers will be bushwanking in the corner wishing they could play real tanks) now is the time to act upon the info you have and decide "right, i know where they all are, which one should i kill" the obvious answer is the E5/Bat as they are isolated and pose a threat to your E-100/121/Arty

10:57- dont load HE, you'll do 0 dmg, or close to 0

10:48- the bat is going for your arty

10:20- told you ;)

10:05 "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results"-Albert Einstein... are you Insane?

 

Ok, i'm assuming you play most of your games at low tiers because there is no way you'd get a 48% wr at high tiers with games like that, that was a tier 10 game, you were always going to struggle but you did absolutely nothing to put yourself in a position to do damage, a harsh comment maybe, but if we look at what you did; you camped for the first half of the battle and for the second half you bounced off an E-100... That is it... nothing else...

It seems the areas you need to improve are situational awareness, you didn't appear to know what was going on or who was where, you had shot on the M55 and the Bat but you were focusing all of your powers on increasing your penetration and missed it all. 

Another area would be knowing where to go on all the maps, you didn't put yourself in any good positions, to start with i'd suggest finding some same speed tanks on your team and following them to their initial positions, you'll learn where fast tanks go on certain maps and where slow tanks go on others.

Finally choosing engagements seems to be another weak point, know what you can and cannot pen and shoot tanks accordingly wasting all your time shooting E-100's does nothing to help the team, if you drove at full speed into the side of the E5, unloaded your clip, only penned 2 and then rammed him for 100 dmg and killed yourself that's still 400 damage dealt to a tier 10... 4x what you achieved in this game, i'm not saying you should ram E5's Per Se, just make sure you're always trying to do damage effectively.

I hope that wasn't too brutal, 

Best of luck.

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