World of Tanks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Yes I know it's mixed into the "addicts" thread but I thought it may deserve its own so I could keep it straight.
    Anyway, just downloaded the game today after hearing good things about it. I'm looking for advice on which lines/tanks are worthwhile. I picked up the Tetrarch code so I may start with that one first.

    ADVtankers and their WoT Call-signs...

    OConnor - Irsh
    tattewell - tattewell
    MN Smurf - MN_Smurf
    crashman44b - crashman44b
    SkidMarx - Skidmarx
    Switchblade315 - Switchblade315
    Smithy - smithyADV
    papalobster - papalobster or KDXwrestler
    AKjeff - AKjeff
    Hodag - Lord_Vader_Hodag
    Rafiki - ADVRafiki
    Boughan - Boughan
    Flood - Fl00d (Euro server)
    nitrox32 - Nitroxx32
    brewer90 - brewer90
    FPGT72 - FPGT72
    UngaWunga - UngaWunga
    Mambo Dave - SpearFisher or Corbon_HydraShock
    Stogie - StogieADV
    SteelJM1 - SteelJM1
    Cat0020 - Cat0020[155th] or Que_Pasa
    chacha - Hyper7
    timk519 - RecoilNorth
    Czechsix - Cz6
    Ebein - Ebein
    AllenTC2 - ClownSix
    janeuner - Getsome
    newcastleadam - newcastleadam
    Bodwick - Bodwick
    Roam - HeavyIndustry
    Wallybob - Wallybobber
    Barike - Barike
    frecks - furgal
    rjbergen - rjbergen
    OLDNX - OLDNX
    vwboomer - suiciderush
    JustGreg - JG_ADV
    Geek - TopGeek
    Hayaku - Koyangi
    Big Bird 928 - BigBird928
    catweasel67 - Wallhugger (Euro server)
    justjarrod - jaegergeist
    PBG - P_B_G
    Coloradocajun72 - Coloradocajun72
    Christeon - Christeon
    Curgin - Curgin
    Hozukimaru - Hozukimaru
    Ratski - RatskiMann
    nwcycle - Rocket226
    Damage - IMANOOBY
    scanda - ronpaul
    Theaty Hannington - TheatyHannington
    Johnny Bouncewell - Climbhard13
    hscrugby - hscRUGBY
    Grainbelt - Grainbelt
    C.John - c_j_r_o
    WF Jester -WF_Jester
    thechickencow - Jay1441
    Dysco -Dysco
    Hondo - Rik_0_Shay
    zuk16l - TGaines1202
    Callahan71 - inmyhouse
    Audaciter - Audaciter675
    Vermillionx - Drifter41
    coop74 - bigcoop74
    Mike.Gail - TiberiusSulla
    Hayaku - Koyangi
    we3 - Grb_Duck
    SoCalSV - Compugeek5150
    a65l - a65l
    DomEOD - DomEOD
    JonU - JonathanU
    SlideSideways - SlideSideways
    Sporkster - The_spork
    Kamanya - Kamanya
    IdahoRenegade - IdahoRenegade

    We also usually have a ADV channel running for chat PW is fyyff. It only lasts a few days so if you search on ADV and nothing comes up just create a new one. Channel=ADV PW=fyyff

    If I got any wrong (spelling or case) or missed anyone shoot me a PM. I'll be trying to ping everyone so I may catch it myself...

    Geek's ADV TS Server:

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    I hope this helps - good luck!
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  2. NICO

    NICO Long timer

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    I'm gonna need a little more info, please. No, I don't wanna Google. :lol3
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  3. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    http://worldoftanks.com/

    It's a multi-player online game. It looks like it could be good, and it's free to play.


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  4. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I found the Tet tough to play....just didn't suit my style. It can be a pretty tough tank in the right hands, though. I've been killed by enough of them. I'd build up all the Tier I tanks to elite and then see which direction you want to go. I'm playing primarily US right now, but I do have a Pz38t and a T-26 in my rotation.

    Edit: If you end up finding that you don't like the Tet, it's worth 150K when sold.
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  5. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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  6. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    Haven't played in a few weeks but I'm going the russian tank destroyer route. Patience is the name of the game with those.
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  7. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Tried each tank once. The Tet worked well. We won with three of us left and I took out the last tank making three kills. I like it! :D
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  8. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I've been playing for about a month, and if there's one thing I learned, there are tanks that that fit you and tanks you just can't figure out. For the standard tanks, though, make sure you play them long enough to fully upgrade them and then decide whether or not you want to keep playing it. Upgrades make all the difference in the world. I've got about 80 battles on my M37. 5 battles in, I thought about tossing it on the scrap heap. Now, with an 85% crew and a bunch of experience under my belt, I like playing it, especially when I one shot a PzKpfw III Ausf. A when he's running at full speed from halfway across the map.....:evil
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  9. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Im hooked on that game even though it pisses me off most days. This thread is still full of sunshine and roses though as nobody has even mentioned the match maker yet.

    my account name is the same as my ADV profile.

    You cant find me because im running the European client which unfortunatelly is not the same...
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  10. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Yeah, I was in some bad ones yesterday.....something on the order of a 2-20 run early in the day because of either all Rambo teams on my side, bad match-ups or both. Made up for it later though by being on the good side of 8 or 10 ROFLstomps. Was in one match that ended up 15-1, and for once, I wasn't the 1.....

    My account name is the same as my ADV name as well. If anybody sees me on and wants to low tier platoon (I'm grinding crews hard on Tier III right now), just ping me. tattewell, do you ever have a good enough connection to play on the NA server?
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  11. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I have noted things can be a bit lopsided at times. Seems mostly the wrong way too, but it's still fun.
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  12. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    I was all pumped up to get WoT but found out its not for Mac.:cry I could do the boot camp/windows thing,but I'm not going there!

    Guess I'll just have to go back to work.

    (btw all the mac haters don't have to point out I should have got a PC)
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  13. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    I would have a Mac if you could game with them... not a hater though.
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  14. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I've got 250,000 credits and am ready to move up from the T2. Any advice? Thought about selling the T127 and going with a M4 derivative (M4A3E2?) or splitting it on a M7 Priest and a T40 to try something new...
    How are the tiers broken up for battle?
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  15. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Nevermind, I see I have to crawl before I can walk. Picked up an M2.
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  16. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    M2 medium or M2 light? Both exist at this tier. The medium with the big derp gun can be fun in the right situation. The M2 LT is fun all around. Fully upgrade it and when in battle with something bigger, keep moving and shooting.
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  17. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    M2 medium. I upgraded the turret and jumped right in without restocking ammunition. :doh
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  18. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Add a camo net to that one when you can....it can be fun to sit in a tree and then surprise that light tank that is going after the arty sitting behind you.....
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  19. crashman44b

    crashman44b Been here awhile

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    trying to play. hopefully I can get her loaded up. my user name is the same as ADV rider
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  20. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I go by Irsh.
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