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Old 03-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #6541
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Apparently, being pissed up is not a prerequisite for T28 performance. After the T25at I was ready to drop the US TD line. I have to screw up REALLY bad to lose money in this thing. I think I'll stay on for a while.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #6542
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The T110E4 is nothing to write home about, but considering my crew was from as low as 82% (for a loader, 84% for the other loader), and about 92% for the gunner and commander... I can't complain with the sniping shots.
How was the E4 deployed? Did leadership treat it like a TD or a heavy?

For vulnerabilities, the E4 has the worst glacias of the three T110s - just avoid the beak. Up close, T10 AP rounds will pen at the bottom of the turret cheeks, somewhat close to the mantlet, but APCR is a better bet for that situation. This should go without saying, but never facehug an E4.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #6543
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Gotta wonder what I could do un-completely pissed up (mom's funeral is tomorrow, so I haz an excuse).
Sorry to hear. My condolences.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #6544
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Glad the T28 is working out for ya.

Like I said way back when - the ultra-slowness of the T29 Proto taught me a lot, and really is a good phase to go through for probably all tankers to contemplate nuances of the game differently.

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Stat Padding... I won't say who this is, but will admit I found him in my current clan. Some here have asked about how to stat pad, and this - playing low tiers - would be one way.



I should probably name him to shame him, but there'd be little point in it. 77 games in the last 24 hours, and he wasn't even averaging tier 3 tanks.

Another would be to not play unless in a good to great tank company.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #6545
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Stat Padding... I won't say who this is, but will admit I found him in my current clan. Some here have asked about how to stat pad, and this - playing low tiers - would be one way.
Win rate compared to efficiency gives that guy away......hard to get real high efficiencies at low tier. That win rate at Tier 7 average would probably produce an 1800+ efficiency.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #6546
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Been thinking about trying this game. But not sold on it yet. I have had a very bad taste in my mouth from my last experience with online multiplayer years ago now.

I have no interest in paying any money to upgrade, buy money in game or anything else (Im a real cheapskate). But I am rather patient too. Is this game for me?

The childishness and squabbling was what drove me away from online gaming in the first place (think mechwarrior 4 era). This seems like a game that would attract a more.....mature audience? Is this the game for me?

I sometimes dont have time to play more than an hour a week, but sometimes will get a day off to just mess around on the computer too. Is the learning curve steep?

Again, I know nothing about the game. But tank sims have been swirling in my head lately. Suggestions for starting out, etc?

Thanks in advance!
Give it a try.
I played the first year free, and could have kept going that route except that I'm slightly more impatient than I am cheap.
You can get up to the mid tiers pretty quickly, then it takes a long time to grind tier 8/9/10 unless you spend some money.
You still don't have to though. There is nothing in the game that requires that you spend real money.

You only have voice com when you are platooning, (or using Team Speak like we do) so you don't have to listen to whiners. You will get typing whiners, but it's easy enough to ignore the chat completely, or set individuals to be ignored.

I think the game does attract a more mature crowd so that helps.

Battles are a max of 15 min, but most don't go that long. It's easy to play a quick battle and then go do something else.

I wouldn't call it a tank simulator. They do make some attempt to keep the spirit of the individual tanks, but in order to make a balanced game they take quite a few liberties. I have a friend that is a serious tank buff, and he quit playing because the inconsistencies bugged him too much.

Doesn't matter where you start. It doesn't take long to move up to tier 2 so you can play all of the tier 1's and see what you like. We can help you get going by platooning with you. most of us have tier 1 tanks that we use for sandbagging/clubbing seals.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #6547
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I was just perusing that AR-15 thread that bergen linked to yesterday and a few more hints were dropped last night. Sounds like a major tank sale might be coming, like Tier 9 and 10 major, but that's reading between the lines and might be wrong.
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With a little more thought, it might not be as major as 10's, but I'd bet on at least 8's and 9's......
Sounds to me that this calls for some T71 platoons. What with the +30% credits, and the T8 that it unlocks...
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #6548
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Look what just came up... a T8 Heavy sale!

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Event Starts: 04:30 PDT on March 15, 2013
Event Ends: 04:00 PDT on March 18, 2013
30% Credit Increase Per Battle and 30% Credit Discount on the Following Vehicles

VIII IS-3
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #6549
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Look what just came up... a T8 Heavy sale!



3x Crew Experience....something everyone can enjoy!
Well... Damn! I don't know if I can afford to buy my IS-3 yet, even though I am probably only a day away from researching it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #6550
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I just checked AR-15......this Tier 8 sale is the big event Chieftain was hinting at over there.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #6551
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Hmmm. Maybe I'll buy the KV-4 again and continue that grind.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #6552
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at least it's an affordable goal. Sorta.

It's not like they're half off, but if I get to work I could foresee buying two tier 8 tanks. A problem would be slots - no slot sale, so... damn it
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:06 PM   #6553
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I played the first year free, and could have kept going that route except that I'm slightly more impatient than I am cheap.
Turn over your KLR now. You should be on an Orange or Gisser, not a KLR.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #6554
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Turn over your KLR now. You should be on an Orange or Gisser, not a KLR.
Not quite. No KLR for me. I did ride the same XT350 for 20 years before getting my WR250R.
It takes me a while to decide to spend some money.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #6555
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Please tell me the German TD's get better after the Stug III.
I liked the way the Hetzer could survive a few frontal shots. I thought that was a trademark of the TD's.
I've learned otherwise playing the Stug III.
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