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Old 02-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #5191
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I don't see how this could make the thread off-topic... we're a motorcyclist group who have a side-interest with tanks

Seriously, I could see it being a strain on a political thread, but we all know this will go right back to tank discussions soon enough.

And thank you for the explanation of that brake, and for the picture of the tiny boxer motor.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #5192
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Back to tanks.......I'm 30K xp away from the BL-10.....
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #5193
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Back to tanks.......I'm 30K xp away from the BL-10.....
Hope it's more accurate than the 9.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:19 AM   #5194
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In the ISU-152, it has a .41 m accuracy, same as the 122mm D-25 I'm using now. Trouble is it only carries 20 rounds.....but since it does almost twice as much damage per shot, I shouldn't have an ammo issue unless my gunner is drunk.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #5195
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I sold teh SU85 bought the 100. Grinding xp to get the 100mm gun.

I was playing the tiger P mostly this weekend due to the 100% payout. Not sure my win rate got over 50%, but I seemed to have won more than lost.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #5196
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I downloaded the mod I think some of you are using that alter, or add to, our end-game report, and also provide numbers and breakdowns in our in-game ... I forget what it is called ... Service history?

Anyway, it's depressing. I'm at 53% wins now, and I've been at that for quite some time. Now obviously the more battles you have under your belt, the harder it is to move that overall statistic. I'm not at home, so i don't have the numbers, but it was something like that I would have to win 204 straight battles to achieve an actual 54% win ratio.

Considering the losses that inevitably will happen, that will be something like 320 battles more - except, at that point, I'll have had 320 more battles added to my 14k already played, so the 'end goal' will be even farther away to get the 54%... not to mention the losses that i will have incurred in that time pushing it even farther.

I'd be better off buying a few more premium tanks for my other account and starting all over again.

There's little doubt the efficiency rating will go up and up, and that entices me to keep it, but ...
Then again, it seems that the modern clans are really valuing efficiency over win rates.

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I don't want to hear whining.

That said, I'm wondering if I could cut a deal with my next clan... I'll give them the info of my main account to store and have as a spare account in case a clan wars needed filling, and in return they could reward my new main account with enough Gold to make me happy for a few months. I'd take that as a 'reward' if offered I guess.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:39 AM   #5197
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So glad this weekend is over.

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Total Past 24 Hours Past 7 days Past 30 days Past 60 days
Battles 6938 22 212 563 563
Avg. Tier 6.47 7.41 6.43 5.75 5.75
Victories 374954.04% 6 27.27% 114 53.77% 315 55.95% 315 55.95%
The losing streaks... Almost all were 2k+ dmg battles, but stupid is heavy and oh so hard to carry.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #5198
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Didn't have the same problem - thank goodness!

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TotalPast 24 HoursPast 7 daysPast 30 daysPast 60 days
Battles13727442005181019
Avg. Tier6.217.237.327.467.54
Victories731853.31%3375%12361.5%32462.55%61660.45%
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #5199
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Didn't have the same problem - thank goodness!
Same here......

TotalPast 24 HoursPast 7 daysPast 30 daysPast 60 days
Battles588276294870919
Avg. Tier5.37.626.856.877.03
Victories317353.94%4660.53%16455.78%48355.52%50855.28%



Related question.....does anybody know what factors go into efficiency calculations? I've been steadily trending upwards, but all I can tell that really affects it is whether or not I have a day where I get into cap several times.....
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #5200
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Geek, I found a mod you and I need, since our crews are more worried about everything else before mentioning that our tank is on fire...

http://www.curse.com/wot-mods/worldo...k_fire_obvious
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #5201
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Same here......

TotalPast 24 HoursPast 7 daysPast 30 daysPast 60 days
Battles588276294870919
Avg. Tier5.37.626.856.877.03
Victories317353.94%4660.53%16455.78%48355.52%50855.28%



Related question.....does anybody know what factors go into efficiency calculations? I've been steadily trending upwards, but all I can tell that really affects it is whether or not I have a day where I get into cap several times.....
Nice work.

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Wait... 76 games in the past 24 hours?!?!?!?

You're a madman... or locked inside due to winter

I liek this explanation the best. It doesn't give actual numbers, but ... it's how I think about the way XVM uses efficiency.
Basically capping/defending > damage done > survivability/spotting > everything else
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #5202
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Thanks Sam!

I hate that...

BOOM you get shot. The voice kicks in: "Our gunner is dead. Our fuel tank has been hit. we've been tracked and we can't move. OH... AND WE'RE ON FIRE!"

by the time he says all of that you are burned out. Perhaps tell me about the fire first you twit!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #5203
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Thanks Sam!

I hate that...

BOOM you get shot. The voice kicks in: "Our gunner is dead. Our fuel tank has been hit. we've been tracked and we can't move. OH... AND WE'RE ON FIRE!"

by the time he says all of that you are burned out. Perhaps tell me about the fire first you twit!
Just drive French. You'll die before your tank ever has a chance to set on fire
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #5204
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Same here......

TotalPast 24 HoursPast 7 daysPast 30 daysPast 60 days
Battles588276294870919
Avg. Tier5.37.626.856.877.03
Victories317353.94%4660.53%16455.78%48355.52%50855.28%



Related question.....does anybody know what factors go into efficiency calculations? I've been steadily trending upwards, but all I can tell that really affects it is whether or not I have a day where I get into cap several times.....
Honestly, cap and defense points are the things that make a huge difference. Everything else is weighted very low in comparison.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #5205
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Wait... 76 games in the past 24 hours?!?!?!?

You're a madman... or locked inside due to winter
Guilty on both counts.......and I also have an extreme need to get the BL-10 boomstick mounted up on my ISU-152 so I can one shot Easy 8's and Jumbos.....
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