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Old 06-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #1201
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I'm hoping for 1/2 price on slots and American tanks as well.....I'm ready for the T20.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #1202
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Just a heads up for those that haven't seen the calenday.....6 day Operation Overlord special starts Wednesday. I expect 5x xp might be in effect for this one.
Crap! I'm heading to Road America Thursday for the Vintage races and will miss most of it. Damn motorcycling for getting in the way of my gaming!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #1203
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crap! I'm heading to road america thursday for the vintage races and will miss most of it. Damn motorcycling for getting in the way of my gaming!
oh the horror!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #1204
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oh the horror!
Why don't you and Smurf take the ferry across to Sheboygan and join us?
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #1205
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I wish I could....not enough time off available.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:31 AM   #1206
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There are several reasons this could happen.
It's all in here http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/Battle_Mechanics
Basically, Pen and damg are mutually exclusive. think about rolling the dice in a pen and paper game.
Roll a 20 to hit, and you automatically hit. Then you roll a 1 for damage, and don't get any damage. Still sucks though.

Also, you may have hit a critical component that was already damaged. If you took out the turret, you can't take it out again until it's been fixed. This may reset the repair timer, but that isn't confirmed.
This happens to me all the time in my M7 with the 6-pounder because I aim at critical components and it has good pen, but low dmg. I don't worry about it too much though since I can put a shot on target every 2 seconds. I've given a lot of heavies 'Steel Wall'

Also, Premium does absolutely nothing related to gameplay. I play both basic and premium and my tanks take and receive dmg exactly the same either way. It only affects the amount if cred and exp you get.
Other games have tried that crap and failed miserably because no one wants to play basic and they loose the people like me who eventually switch over. and they lose the premium players because there is no one to play against.

Wargaming is making a ton of $ because they didn't go there.
Perhaps....it would not be good business to do that...but something has to be going on....I can't remember the tank I was playing PZ IV with the long 75 I think. Perhaps that is why I like the sherman with the 105 (i think) over the 76. And it is not bad at putting rounds on target across the map....not good but not that bad.

The one thing that gets me more then anything is the arty.

One game this weekend I was the last man standing....in the little sherman again with tier 7-9 tanks on the other side...IIRC 6 or so of them....no real point...but I did have camo and binocs....drove over to their base just in time to see one arty start a mad dash to get some cap points.....boom you are dead....then the other lights up...turning to get me....boom you are dead....boy there was a lot of yelling going on.....all I said was if you did not play arty you would have lived ....started another storm till they finished capping my base....god I hate arty...even the arty on my own team. Only time I stay with them is when I play TD and I am again outclassed.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:16 AM   #1207
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Why don't you and Smurf take the ferry across to Sheboygan and join us?
Ferry stops in Manitowoc

I'm taking the clan to DC for vacation Thursday, so I'm gonna miss out on any specials.

I played quite a bit last night, but don't remember most of it cuz I spent the day watching the superbikes at Road America while trying to hydrate with Lienenkugel. Huge and miserable fail!

I did get sniper with the M26 though.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #1208
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So now that I've upped to the Grille, I like playing artillery. Especially with Tier6 and below. Key is to not stop moving, although I've started getting good at hitting tanks on the run.

If you get hit once, by artillery, move. I'm reloading if the first shot didn't kill you. Take cover, because you've been spotted by someone on my team, which means I can see you. Look at the direction the hit came from. Look around and trying to find something to block a shot from that direction.

You have about 10 seconds between hits. The Grille can do 600+ damage per hit. Tier 5 TDs and below are normally a one hit deal.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #1209
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Operation Overlord specials are posted....

50% off garage slots

50% off consumables

Discounted 3 and 7 day premium accounts

2x crew training rate

50% discount and 2x credit earnings on:
Panzer IV
VK 3601(H)
Tiger
T1 heavy
M6
T29

50% off premium tanks:
Ram-II
Matilda
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #1210
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Operation Overlord specials are posted....

50% off garage slots
50% off consumables
Discounted 3 and 7 day premium accounts
2x crew training
50% discount and 2x credit earnings on:
Panzer IV
VK 3601(H)
Tiger
T1 heavy
M6
T29
When does this start? (new filter at work won't let me get to thier site).

Little guy has been wanting the Panzer IV to replace his 38na, he almost has enough XP to research it. If he can get it for 1/2 price, I could help him out a little.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #1211
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Special starts on Wednesday morning......
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #1212
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Time to put an M6 & VK3601(H) in the new shiny garage spots
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #1213
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Y'all give Ebein a warm welcome.....he has the unfortunate pleasure of working with me. In fact, he has to sit in the cube next to me.



Poor sucker.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #1214
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Time to put an M6 & VK3601(H) in the new shiny garage spots
And his 1st post in the tanks thread. Welcome aboard Ebein.
I'll be giving the VK another shot myself at 1/2 price.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #1215
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Took advantage of the specials in the Gift Shop last month, getting some good income with premium tank:





Welcome Ebein.. have fun, play hard.
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