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Old 07-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #1951
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I wanted that extra free slot that 7.5 is going to bring to 12t owners so much (yet I don't really know why) that I did a marathon session with the AMX 40 yesterday. I played it from zero credits until I earned all the 14900 XP to research and buy the 12t.

That took me half a day, and the cost of most of my free XP to research all french small tanks up to the AMX40, plus all of the modules on the AMX 40, 250 gold for a one-day premium account... oh, yeah, and the gold to upgrade the gunner of the AMX 40 to 100% from the get-go.

I just kept denying platoon invites (too slow, and not focused on what I wanted to focus on), and kept switching between the AMX 40 and the Pershing to earn as many XP for both that I could. Somewhere in the middle I realized that unless the AMX 40 was top-tier for the battle, the best action was to just choose a route based on what the team needed, and aim for that direction... never stopping, just shooting and scouting (slowly) until I was dead or whatever. Trying to play the AMX 40 as a worthwhile tank when not top tier is just a waste of time.

So... what did I learn? I don't know how many games it was to earn 14,900 XP with it, but I learned that playing WoT can be painful.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:41 AM   #1952
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WTF, no weekly specials this weekend?
I've been waiting for the 1/2 price training for crews or skills/perks reset... got tanks with empty crews right now.
Patience, Cat.....according to the Events Calendar, the Operation Cobra special starts tomorrow morning, so we should see details sometime today.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:13 AM   #1953
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Wow, what cheats did you see? I'd like to know as I won't buy any gold, or pay for any game, that has prevalent cheats in it... and thus far I haven't seen anyone with a real suspected cheat in this game. There is a super-Zoom-out 'mod', but I'm not sure that really is a cheat.

This page:

http://wot-shot.com/cheats/

They call them cheats, and to be truthfull I did not eve click on the button till just now.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:21 AM   #1954
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Ok...it is me or are there supremely stupid people lately?

In the last two days I bet I have played 6 games total.....and I just bought a 30day prem this weekend. Now granted feeling better has ment that I have been out in my shop tuesday, and yesterday was a day at the Dr. again....but after I played a few games when I got back....how in the hell do you get to a level V or VI tank and be that flippin stupid? everyone...and I do mean everyone goes off in one direction....me being the dumb ass that I am go the other way to try to stop what I know is going to happen anyway.....I get good points and a dozen or so hits with one or two kills, but I always die and we always loose. I guess they buy gold get free exp then just level up to the whatever tank.

And I have to say yes I still hate arty, yesterday I was one shotted by a hummel in my jagdpanther...second game in the new TD and I get one shotted by arty....yup they are right arty is not quite good enough yet. If they fuck up the game with stronger arty I may just call it quits for a while...it is really getting stupid.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:40 AM   #1955
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http://wot-shot.com/cheats/

They call them cheats, and to be truthfull I did not eve click on the button till just now.
The thing is, there are no links on that page to the supposed cheat files.....
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #1956
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Ok...it is me or are there supremely stupid people lately?
I seem to end up on teams that want to discuss the merits of one tank over another via chat during the game... instead of playing the game. Less typing, more shooting.

There's been plenty of games where I stop watching my mini-map for a second, and don't realize that all my teammates have abandoned me and run away. So we're all tier 5 tanks against a T32... buck up!

And yes, when I get on a losing streak, I switch to the Grille. 100% crew means that if you're spotted and sitting still, you're losing some hp.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #1957
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And yes, when I get on a losing streak, I switch to the Grille. 100% crew means that if you're spotted and sitting still, you're losing some hp.
I've been concentrating on counterbattery lately when I do play arty. last night the M12 was "on" and got a few one shot blind arty kills. The new map with the tracks on one side, piss poor arty map. Killed a Hummel and an AMX12t (really? sitting still and shooting?) and the push was coming from the opposite side so I bugged out along the tracks and started splashing the 2 guys trying to cap.

Oh, I really hate the Valentine. At least with the Ram II I could damage something. I had to shoot a Pz38 t 12 times last night to kill it. I did ram an M3 to death though
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #1958
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I love finishing off the AMX 12s & T-50s, especially while they are in full gallop.. w/100% crew and multiple perks on my SU-26, it's happening more and more frequent these days.

I'm used to being the lowest tank on the totem pole, many battles I end up with the most enemy tanks destroyed.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #1959
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I should sell the Valentine and start up the Russian arty line
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:01 AM   #1960
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The thing is, there are no links on that page to the supposed cheat files.....
I never looked....I just saw the button and figured...
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #1961
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I should sell the Valentine and start up the Russian arty line
I actually like the Valentine, you have to be sneeky with it, and place your shots just right. I agree on some tanks you toss tennis balls at them, but you can get them....I load up about 60-40% ap vs he.

It is not fast in any way shape or form, but I have had fun playing the tank...I don't get a lot of kills usually, but I do dish out damage like crazy....this is one of my better Val games...and this was with a middle of the road crew...now my crew is up around 90%....and they never miss...I miss but they don't.



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Old 07-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #1962
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I should sell the Valentine and start up the Russian arty line
ditching the hellcat for a tiger II (if i ever get enough credits
working through kv-2 to the arty line
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #1963
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I have a 100% crew on the Val. I think the Su 26 is in my future. I still dislike the Churchill too (needs a 75mm gun), but that's the tank I play after the M26 so I can make back all the money I lost running a tier 8 medium
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #1964
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Patience, Cat.....according to the Events Calendar, the Operation Cobra special starts tomorrow morning, so we should see details sometime today.
I think OP Cobra starts on July 27..
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #1965
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For you artillery haters...

Grille works pretty well.

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