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WOT and Frontline Sniping Position Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSYpaQltmoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXwS4xLFLNs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuN-wiw03Qs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W0aiJjDeJQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbsYkHbyZA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yvFwFR5MvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQizzWvCTAc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4VAa2qqmJQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT6WXX6tY_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn-1c8mAzlE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0jzyZ6igtY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEa7iBjoCOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45zt5IzGXWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3JnuWGu5Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya1XtpaRdnI

 

Spotting Positions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Y2FFSIXdU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbeUWAi6aM

 

Scouting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32eJwjdEZJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=167SCo9tKdQ

 

WN8 Stat Padding. Want to artificially inflate your WN8 like everyone else, so you can talk down to other players who don't stat pad? Watch this video for all the techniques on how to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZlPOa-0kA

 

How to Set the Engine on Fire. Systematic testing shows that you increase the chance of starting a fire using high penetration rounds aimed at the middle of the rear axle from close range.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gxxfH8YeDY

 

Crew Skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfmbHLGxu4

 

Frontline Specific Tutorials:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXQ-FjnrWa2uysBtDMU2MbNVbqUcfMklK

 

Map Tactics:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXQ-FjnrWa2t9hbakZ146bukAr66MK0u6

 

WOT How To Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXQ-FjnrWa2sdEjRxPPY0fj19ZZct5Glm

 

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Not to discourage you, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better video detailing how to be a burden on the rest of your team.

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24 minutes ago, Haswell said:

Not to discourage you, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better video detailing how to be a burden on the rest of your team.

Haswell is right. I watched most of your video last night, and it documents why your positioning doesn't work very well most of the time.

But it also shows some good things: you think about how you are positioned relative to both your enemies and your allies, you notice some mistakes after you make them, you think about hard cover and your exit plan, you think ahead generally, and you are able to explain a rationale behind your actions. All of that is commendable. You're already way ahead of so many players who never bother to notice where the other tanks are moving. 

Honestly, if you stick around here (and maybe Twitch/YouTube) and learn from some of the really good players who give us their time and content, I bet you could continue processing lots of information about the battlefield but replace the way you make decisions based on that information and start to get a much higher win rate very soon. 

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"Haswell is right. I watched most of your video last night, and it documents why your positioning doesn't work very well most of the time."

No he is wrong. These are not positions that I necessarily habitually play. I try a variety of positions, and if they are good I play them again, and if not I don't. But they all need to be shown in the video because I do instructional videos, to show players what they can expect from different positions. You can see the bad positions and good positions without going through months of trial and error.

 

"Honestly, if you stick around here (and maybe Twitch/YouTube) and learn from some of the really good players who give us their time and content, ... and start to get a much higher win rate very soon. "

I am a really good player that gives you time and content. My videos are filled with original unique gameplay, I have abilities that the best players do not have, and I know from watching their videos. You seem to have missed my 300ms ping time, didn't you? And that I don't play with OP tanks, I have good games with crappy tanks. When I moved from Bogota to New York my WN8 jumped up 15% or more in 1 day. I have looked at the accounts of players with high win rates and they are *overwhelmingly* filled with large numbers of games in OP tanks, and skipping over weak tanks. 

 

My youtube account is filled with unique one of a kind videos that you won't see elsewhere, you won't see these tactics on circon's site, on skill4ltu, on quickbaby, and the list goes on. This is an example of a video that shows a technique that I developed that I have never ever seen any other WOT player use or even mention, that was very destructive against the enemy. And the video is 2 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=167SCo9tKdQ

 

My best is 14,700 DMG in a game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azPFb3731l4

Or 14,900 DMG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy4xIwItJ1g

Remember all those posts saying 15,000 couldn't be done, anyone with a T22 is a cheater?

 

The tactics that you know that no one else knows, I knew 3 years ago, before anyone else did. People learned from me. And this is just one example of many, and I made a video about it because no one else knew how to do it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRrr0bg2LQ

 

Maybe you can help me improve. The best spotting I have ever gotten in tier 5 was only 7,750. Maybe you can give me some tips as to how I could have gotten more spotting damage, maybe if I had spotted more than 13 tanks I could have done better. This is clearly a horrible game because my WN8 for this game is low, huh I am so dumb all that spotting damage didn't give me the super awesome WN8 that you have, I am a sucky player. Please tell me what I am doing wrong!

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4844164

 

I am just a *noob* unlike you. Please teach me how to play!

 

And last of all, I am willing to bet my spotting stats are better than yours for any tank in your account. Keep that in mind. I am a frontline player, most high WN8 players and high winrate plays are campers who let their team take the damage, as is evident by their lack of spotting stats. Low spotting figures are evidence of campiness.

I challenge you to find 1 tank in your garage that has a higher spotting rating than the same tank in my garage. I have 95% of the tanks in the game so you should have no problem proving you are not a camper. That's why I am able to get to the #1 spot on the NA leaderboard for spotting even though I play internationally (I am in the Philippines right now). Have you ever been #1 on the WOT leaderboard / hall of fame?

 

I know all the WN8 padding techniques, see my video on how to pad WN8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZlPOa-0kA

You're welcome.

 

I lose probably 15% of my games because of lag and packet loss. I'll be driving and the tank just drives itself into a river. You shouldn't be so quick to judge people. Let me guess, you think that I shouldn't play unless I have good stats and a good connection.

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I am a really good player

Not to be a dick or anything, but check yourself.  You are BARELY above average.

I don't have time to watch all those videos, but in the 1-2 minutes I watched, I saw nothing new.

Your "Spotting" video on Prok. 

F1 is "ideally the best position in the game for passive scouting"... EXCEPT you are going to die 98% of the time trying to get there.

E1 will get you killed at least 50% of the time.

 

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you said: "EXCEPT you are going to die 98% of the time trying to get there."

no, YOU are going to die 98% of the time. I die 0% of the time trying to get to that position. that's the difference.

 

you said: "You are BARELY above average."

WN8 and winrate is nonsense statistics. you are 100% wrong. I am an applied math and statistics major. I absolutely 100% guarantee you that WN8 and winrate do not reflect player skill in WOT random battles. Your elementary school level math is not going to help you here.

I didn't make it to #1 on the NA server for spotting because I am an average player.

you said: "I don't have time to watch all those videos, but in the 1-2 minutes I watched, I saw nothing new."

find *1* other person on youtube who did a video similar to mine. my video is absolutely 100% original. to say there is nothing new there is just nonsense. the whole concept is completely new. 

I challenge you to find 1 tank in your garage that has better spotting statistics than I do for the same tank

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“Winrate is a nonsense statistic”... you are so on the wrong forum dude. Try the official WoT one. You’ll fit right in.

It is impossible to yolo F1 on Prok safely 100% of the time if an enemy LT chooses to counter you doing so. You claiming that you can just confirms how much of a bullshit artist you are.

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winrate is *not* a measure of a player's skill.

this is because it does not isolate the variable of player's skill in the calculation of winrate.

winrate has many variables, including the tank, the tier, the map, the spawn, the player skill, the player's ping time, choice of ammo, choice of gun, choice of turret, choice of crew, choice of equipment, etc.

having 2 variables with a major impact on winrate (the player skill and the tank performance) means that in absolutely no way is the winrate a measure of player skill. that means that a person with a low winrate can be a more skilled player than a player with a high winrate, and vice versa, because the variable is not isolated as indicated before, even over the course of many years.

not on NA server, not on EU server, not on Earth, not in the solar system, not in the universe, not in the past, not in the present, not at any point in the future, not for you, not for me, not for other players, not for unicums, not on XVM, not for anyone is winrate a measure of player skill.

only in your imagination.

get yourself an education.

stop attacking players with low winrates because you are 100% wrong, and you are only showing your ignorance.

players with high winrates play OP tanks. Players who play non-OP tanks have low winrates. 

get over it. you are not as good as you think your winrate or WN8 (which is also a garbage statistic) says you are.

without isolating variables, winrate is not and will never be a measure of player skill.

 

you said: "It is impossible to yolo F1 on Prok safely 100% of the time if an enemy LT chooses to counter you doing so. You claiming that you can just confirms how much of a bullshit artist you are."

I did not say it is safe 100% of the time. I said I did not die 98% of the time. your logic is false.

second, a fast tank is always going to get there first. a good player will go to the right place. 

IF YOU WATCHED MY VIDEOS YOU WOULD KNOW THAT I GO FURTHER THAN THAT POSITION ALMOST EVERY GAME, DEEPER INTO ENEMY TERRITORY, WHICH PROVES HOW WRONG YOU ARE AND HOW MUCH BETTER I AM THAN YOU. AS SHOWN IN THE BELOW LINK.

https://youtu.be/IqQDlKna_Ts?t=21

you = noob

 

 

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2 hours ago, cheapbooks said:

having 2 variables with a major impact on winrate (the player skill and the tank performance) means that in absolutely no way is the winrate a measure of player skill. that means that a person with a low winrate can be a more skilled player than a player with a high winrate, and vice versa, because the variable is not isolated as indicated before, even over the course of many years.

Sirfoch has a 64% win rate over 82,000 games while playing mostly meme tanks with nearly no skill shells. He actively avoids playing meta tanks. Just luck I guess. Small sample size after all.

Skill4ltu also has a 64% win rate over 106,000 games while 3 marking every shit tank in the game. Just luck. Nothing to see here.

The first step towards improving at anything is being able to admit to your own shortcomings. You should try it.

 

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Literally the first tank I looked at

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But I kept looking.  You do have more spotting than me in most of my light tanks.  But I outdamage you in almost all of them.

This is one where I beat you on spotting and CRUSH you in damage.

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INB4 "Passive Scouting is the only real determination of player skill"

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cheapbooks has 37,000 battles with 401 Battle Buddy awards

sirfoch has 81,000 battles with 399 Battle Buddy awards

skill4ltu has 106,000 battles with 439 Battle Buddy awards

 

cheapbooks has 309 Scout awards. sirfoch only has 166. That's a 4:1 ratio.

cheapbooks has 302 Cool Headed awards. SirFoch has 197. 

cheapbooks has 8 Gore's medals. SirFoch has 1.

cheapbooks plays with 300ms ping time from Philippines to NA. SirFoch and Skill4ltu play with 35ms ping time.

SirFoch plays mostly tier 10 tanks, always being top tier. cheapbooks plays average tier 6.

skill4ltu gets 3 marks the day the tank is released = easiest way to 3 mark

 

anyway, winrate is not player skill because there are multiple independent variables. you are still wrong. you can present any evidence you want and you will always be wrong.

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if winrate were truly a measure of player skill, then:

 

- all AFK tanks would have a 0% winrate. because there is no player skill. but they don't, they have a 38% winrate

- all your tanks in your garage would have the exact same winrate. but they don't, because the tank you play impacts your win rate

- there is no reason to use ammo, equipment, module research, consumables, directives, crew skills, or crew training beyond 50%. because these things are not player skill, so they would have no effect on winrate

- there would be no such thing as "pay to win" in the game. pay to win is not player skill, so it would have no impact on winrate

- you should not fear gold ammo. if winrate were only player skill, then gold ammo would have 0 affect in the game

- you would never do any spotting damage, and all your damage and kills would only be on tanks that you spot yourself, because otherwise there would be teamwork, which is not individual player skill

- there would be no such thing as passive scouting, because a player with 0 skill is still able to passively scout (such as an AFK player at the base who passively scouts for the team)

- access to information in the game, such as the minimap, would have no affect on the game. before any tank on the enemy team is spotted, there is no way to know or accurately predict what the enemy team will do for defense or offense. your player skill would allow you to win the game even without having any knowledge of where the enemy team is.

- players in South America would have the same number of unicums as players playing in North America on the NA server, and would not be all tomatoes

- teams of SPGs, such as 15 SPGs, would have a 50% winrate against teams of 15 non-SPGs. teams of 15 LTs would have a 50% winrate against teams of 15 HTs

- the matchmaker would always be balanced, because the MM would have no impact on winrate

- all maps would always be balanced

- you would be able to play SPG with no minimap, with no radio, because you would not need your team to spot for you

- running XVM would not improve your game

 

so if you believe that high winrate means you are a better player, then:

- you never complain about other players using gold rounds

- you don't run XVM because other player skill has no impact on your player skill

- you never complain about OP tanks

- you never complain about being on a fail team

- you never complain about pay to win

- you never research modules

- you never complain about the matchmaker

- you never complain about being bottom tier

- you never complain about losing all day or having 10 losses in a row

- you never complain about a map being unbalanced, or about being on the worse spawn

- you do not complain that your allies need to spot when you are playing SPG

- you never pay for consumables

- you don't use ammo

- you don't buy equipment

- you don't need bonds or directives

- you don't complain that bonds give an unfair advantage allowing the best players to be even better by buying better equipment

- you never call LATAM players tomatos strictly because they play with high ping times

- you never complain that you can't pen an enemy tank

- you never complain that wheeled vehicles are too fast

 

I never complain about any of the things above. 

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you said: "It's rare to find a troll who puts this much effort into it, I commend your effort sir."

I do not see in any of the replies to my post any evidence that winrate is player skill.

Ad hominem (Latin for "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument

you = ignorant

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