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So I took a 3 year break from the game :( Came back and realized my life isn't complete without killing tanks and sinking my monies into pixels. But I've somehow managed to be better than ever after this break. Just recently reaching a 1700 WN8 (1k battles) I was happy with myself. But now I'm starting to drop down in my recent WN8. Sure I can come up with tons of excuses, but at the end of it all, I think I've just plateaued learning on my own.

I want to be a blue or purple player, just to say I did it. No other reasons, not looking for a beast clan, or gloating. Well, maybe a little gloating. LOL. Aaaaanyways, any1 out there willing to coach me and my gameplay to help me push my boundaries a little more?

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If you want to find some teaching materials @sr360 has a huge page full of recorded replays to watch. There's no commentary, but you can watch a unicum and learn quite a bit from observation. Anything that @kolni, @Snoregasm2, or @Rexxie has written is probably sound advice and all four of them are active on the forum.

PM me for discord details. I can run some games with you and give some pointers on the more general stuff. I am no unicum, but I can at least share what I learned when I went from where are to where I am now. 

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2 hours ago, echo9835 said:

If you want to find some teaching materials @sr360 has a huge page full of recorded replays to watch. There's no commentary, but you can watch a unicum and learn quite a bit from observation. Anything that @kolni, @Snoregasm2, or @Rexxie has written is probably sound advice and all four of them are active on the forum.

PM me for discord details. I can run some games with you and give some pointers on the more general stuff. I am no unicum, but I can at least share what I learned when I went from where are to where I am now. 

Thanks!

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The first thing i'd recommend is to watch good players play. Twitch has more people streaming than ever before. As a rough list, you have:

  • the top EU streamers, who are both popular and good. It's easy enough right now as they are all featured in Team clash, but they include Dakillzor (https://www.twitch.tv/dakillzor), Orzanel (https://www.twitch.tv/orzanel - although I rarely watch him) and Skill (https://www.twitch.tv/skill4ltu). The last two play a bit of everything, whereas Daki as lots of CW gameplay and meta tanks. He does f2p on his Russian account though, grinding up from lower tiers on good lines, which is useful to watch.
  • other, recommended EU streamers. These include CarryBarry (https://www.twitch.tv/carrybarry_ - currently trying to mark 279(e), so not fun to watch right now), Niall (https://www.twitch.tv/aniallator) and Kajzoo (https://www.twitch.tv/kajzoo), who are all FAME players and are fun to watch + insanely good. They all have different playstyles too, which helps when learning. There is also iyouxin, who although toxic at times does a lot of QB-type Youtube videos, but he actually knows his shit as he has 5.6k WN8. His Twitch is less useful to watch as he often plays low tiers stock on his f2p Russian account, but i'll link his YT (https://www.youtube.com/c/iyouxins/videos). If he doesn't annoy you, he has a lot to teach.
  • Russian streamers. They tend to be the best damage farmers, although you have to watch on mute. I tend to tune in if they are playing a particular tank I wanna improve on - the best (that I know of) in the world is Stanlock (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5iWTMMdyh6ltVH1Dc4ewA - his YT is up to date but his Twitch says last player 10 months ago, IDK).
  • US streamers - no idea here, so i'll let others on this forum chime in. Might be most useful for you meta wise, to the extent it is different.

I'm not saying you'll be able to watch these guys and instantly be 3k WN8 - no, what i'm saying is just be watching and absorbing information, often without realising, the next time you play certain tanks, or positions on maps, you'll remember what a good player did, how they pkayed it, how they reacted when countered etc. This game is 85/90%  knowledge, and 10/15% mechanics. Watching streamers improves knowledge.

I'd also recommend a lot of topics on this site which have previously covered similar queries around this, including:

TBH, go through @kolni's post history for tips as well, as he always has something to useful to say. As @echo9835 notes above, i've also commented on a lot of posts/statuses with advice where I can, so anything specific throw it my way. I'm not kolni, but i'm still decent-ish.

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I hate watching Russian server players. Either they heavily edit YouTube materials, or they have an uncle in WG. Or 90% of playerbase plays on potato pc. 

 

Last Stanlox stream, for example, he picks super heavy tank and gets Ensk, Himmels, Ruinberg, Siegfried. Than takes FV215b, gets mixed maps, Pilsen, Redshire... He rotates to Leopard 1 and STB and maps are Malinovka, Steppes, Ghost Town... I had to alt f4 at that point, cause my Maus was just climbing hill at Malinovka. FML

:feelsbad:

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Cant say I 'hate' watching Russian players, on the contrary. Unless you tolerate some Russian swearing and squabbling
it is probably best to mute the commentaries,though. I dont know what they do on  YT regarding editing but on twitch there are a couple of good Russian livestreams easy to find. In addition to Stanlox, Cresp1ks is deep into super unicum.
He aint too toxic either, usually pretty calm.
Fantastic sit awareness, aiming, micromanaging etc. Most of the players in KOPM2-clan can be watched- they are a better
clan than FAME on EU which speaks for itself.
Guys like Diyador, TheAnatolich,  female player Tr1ss etc are all excellent players and members of the clan or hangarounds just to
name a few

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On 1/31/2021 at 4:00 AM, Snoregasm2 said:

The first thing i'd recommend is to watch good players play. Twitch has more people streaming than ever before. As a rough list, you have:

  • the top EU streamers, who are both popular and good. It's easy enough right now as they are all featured in Team clash, but they include Dakillzor (https://www.twitch.tv/dakillzor), Orzanel (https://www.twitch.tv/orzanel - although I rarely watch him) and Skill (https://www.twitch.tv/skill4ltu). The last two play a bit of everything, whereas Daki as lots of CW gameplay and meta tanks. He does f2p on his Russian account though, grinding up from lower tiers on good lines, which is useful to watch.
  • other, recommended EU streamers. These include CarryBarry (https://www.twitch.tv/carrybarry_ - currently trying to mark 279(e), so not fun to watch right now), Niall (https://www.twitch.tv/aniallator) and Kajzoo (https://www.twitch.tv/kajzoo), who are all FAME players and are fun to watch + insanely good. They all have different playstyles too, which helps when learning. There is also iyouxin, who although toxic at times does a lot of QB-type Youtube videos, but he actually knows his shit as he has 5.6k WN8. His Twitch is less useful to watch as he often plays low tiers stock on his f2p Russian account, but i'll link his YT (https://www.youtube.com/c/iyouxins/videos). If he doesn't annoy you, he has a lot to teach.
  • Russian streamers. They tend to be the best damage farmers, although you have to watch on mute. I tend to tune in if they are playing a particular tank I wanna improve on - the best (that I know of) in the world is Stanlock (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5iWTMMdyh6ltVH1Dc4ewA - his YT is up to date but his Twitch says last player 10 months ago, IDK).
  • US streamers - no idea here, so i'll let others on this forum chime in. Might be most useful for you meta wise, to the extent it is different.

I'm not saying you'll be able to watch these guys and instantly be 3k WN8 - no, what i'm saying is just be watching and absorbing information, often without realising, the next time you play certain tanks, or positions on maps, you'll remember what a good player did, how they pkayed it, how they reacted when countered etc. This game is 85/90%  knowledge, and 10/15% mechanics. Watching streamers improves knowledge.

I'd also recommend a lot of topics on this site which have previously covered similar queries around this, including:

TBH, go through @kolni's post history for tips as well, as he always has something to useful to say. As @echo9835 notes above, i've also commented on a lot of posts/statuses with advice where I can, so anything specific through it my way. I'm not kolni, but i'm still decent-ish.

This should be pinned for everyone somewhere. Ya'll are stingy with your upboats. 

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@MokeyLOG if ur interested ill happily do a bit of replay analysis with you or if you have the internet for it watch and discuss some games your playing over discord. 

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@Snoregasm2 sums it up pretty well

Going through your own gameplay (replays) or just taking the death timer for analysis time (no go nexting) is something I'd also recommend for improvement, it's the quickest way to find areas of improvement so you know what to work on

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