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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-02-02 12:32pm

Your prayers to Stalin have obviously not been sincere enough.

If you have faith, he will guide the shells of your BL-10 into the ammo racks of your enemies.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-02-06 03:58pm

How do you kill a KV-1?



Trick question, you can't kill a KV-1, they come from your nightmares, sent by Stalin to end you.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-02-06 05:51pm

Vendetta wrote:How do you kill a KV-1?


"Quickly" -- The Brits

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Zwinmar » 2016-02-07 09:44am

Vendetta wrote:How do you kill a KV-1?



Trick question, you can't kill a KV-1, they come from your nightmares, sent by Stalin to end you.


By driving one and aiming rather than snap shotting.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby lordroel » 2016-02-07 10:24am

Somehow i am on a mission to get myself the Gup exclusive Panzer on the PS4, but i am not good in the game.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-02-07 01:57pm

The GuP is pretty easy to get. 20000XP in a Panzer 4 H isn't even enough to elite it.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Zwinmar » 2016-02-10 01:31pm

Yep, wot uninstalled for a myriad of reasons.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Elheru Aran » 2016-02-10 03:24pm

Zwinmar wrote:Yep, wot uninstalled for a myriad of reasons.


Care to share? I haven't played in a couple months so I may just get rid of it for efficiency reasons...
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Zwinmar » 2016-02-10 05:30pm

I really do not like the direction the game is going. I have watched the streamers and youtubers and from what I see it is becoming more tweaker based, and as a result I know there is no way I can possibly keep up with that. This is compounded by the mid tiers becoming a derpfest by the introduction of the Japanese heavies and the general power creep. Throw in artillery and Wargamings inability and lack of desire to actually fix the game and it has become unplayable to me.

The power-creep especially really bothers me as it makes heavies obsolete including the one I spent actual cash on, IS6. After almost eleven thousand battles I have had enough of it, it is not worth investing any more time and money into a corporation which can not even be assed-out to actually play their own game let alone listen to their player base.

Yeah, a bit of bitching there, sorry. While I realize I was only average, at best, I see no point of keeping a game on my computer that I have no desire to play.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-02-10 09:18pm

The meta will keep changing, but certainly the trend seems to be towards competitive, tweaker-style (or at least aggressive-favouring) premium vehicles - the CDC and Pz 58 being the most obvious examples of alarmingly fragile tanks that punish wallet warriors and only really reward skilled players.

Artillery is an absolute mess - the shakeup of Armoured Warfare holds some hope, but realistically we have to resign ourselves to SPGs being ponderous and shitty and power creep leaving peoples' real-money investments behind.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Highlord Laan » 2016-02-12 10:55am

I have a Ram-II and a T-14 in my garage. I know your power creep pain. It's why I only play WoT in small amounts anymore.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-03-15 08:10am

For anyone who only plays occasionally - they've just updated the sounds to "definitely not cribbbed straight from Armored Warfare", and the driving physics. Much more immersive.

Also, the current rentals (AMX CDC and WZ-111) are great.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby wautd » 2016-03-15 08:34am

I'm working on getting my first tier X medium tank. I got a fully upgraded Leopard PTA, WZ-120 and Centurion 7/1 so I can go for the Leopard I, 121 and Centurion AX but still sitting on the fence which one. Leopard I should fully replace the PTA but I'll probably keep the WZ-120 and Centurion because I enjoy these tanks. The 121 seems like a beast, but I get mixed feedback from the AX.
(I also have a fully upgraded T-54 but I think that tier for tier, it's probably better than its tier 10 follow-ups so I'm not really in thinking to get the upgrade)

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-03-15 09:42am

From what I understand the AX is basically a faster, shooter 7/1. Nice to have the diversity of choices!

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Highlord Laan » 2016-03-15 11:04am

I've actually completely switched over to Armored Warfare. The tanks are cooler, there's fun PvE when I (quickly) get tired of PvP, the game itself is more flexible, and tanks don't become invisible in the middle of an open field because "lolcamo."

Also, MBT's can MBT. In that if you try taking one from the front, good luck penetrating. Although that might be changing, since all the screaming WoT kiddies, used to having their hands held, are bitching about how MBT's have no easily identifiable weak spots on the front and Obsidian seems to be taking them seriously for some idiotic reason. Because flanking is hard, I guess.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-03-15 11:49am

Most of the high tier MBTs have basically a few pixels of weak spot on the front, but actually they're pretty similar in most cases. Either the driver's periscope (Ariete, Challenger*) or the armour seam directly below it (Abrams, Leopard). T-90MS is the triangle bit in the lower plate.

* Also a huge armour hole in the gunner's sight, vulnerable in PvP but AI will never shoot at it so basically godmode in PvE.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-03-20 07:04pm



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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby matterbeam » 2016-04-09 06:05am

I quit WoT for about a year, only updating or playing about 1 match per month on average.

With the latest 9.14, I'm finding it quite fun again. I'm ashamed to admit it, but the combination of improved sounds, more realistic movement, extremely smooth 60fps and lower tiers has brought me back to regularly play.

I'm nowhere near to my previous 1 hour per day, but I can fit in about 3 hours a week.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Rogue 9 » 2016-04-16 01:23pm

I'ma just leave this here. :mrgreen:

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby wautd » 2016-04-19 05:44am

The 5x xp weekend was nice and with the reduced prices I'm now broke but the proud owner of two shiny new tier X tanks (Centurion AX and Leopard I).
Next in line, the tier 9 AMX 30 and the tier X 121. I'll miss my T-34-1 but I'll need its crew and there's no way I'm gonna sell the mighty WZ-120.
Also sold the awful Chi-Ri to buy an awful stock STA-1 (but should be good when upgraded). And if I ever have enough money again, I'll probably buy the T37 and IS again because I had good memories with playing these.

PS. Any thoughts on the M103? Love it or hate it?

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Marko Dash » 2016-04-20 07:04pm

for the 103 get to the 120mm as soon as possible, tier 9 is hell with the 105mm.
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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-04-23 08:04am

I decided to shell out on a Tier VIII money-maker that's a bit more durable (emphasis on "a bit") than my AMX CDC - as much as I love it, it's hard to get the kind of profit you want from playing a top Prem vehicle when you're not 110% on the ball in that glass cannon.

This being about my 6th game in the STA-2, with an 85% crew, I'm fairly happy :D.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-04-23 11:50am

Did you not already have a Japanese medium crew?

If you get to the higher tier mediums on their line they're pretty damn good.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Venator » 2016-04-23 02:14pm

Vendetta wrote:Did you not already have a Japanese medium crew?

If you get to the higher tier mediums on their line they're pretty damn good.


That was my Japanese medium crew, sadly. I have the Tier IV and was too cheap to gold a crew that would only spend a few weeks in the tank.

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Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

Postby Vendetta » 2016-04-23 06:40pm

Ah well, at least when you get to the proper tanks in the line you can get them to 100% faster each time.


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