World of Tanks

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

  1. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    I don't have any premium tanks and I'd say I average at least 1 game a night where I'm top tier and several where I'm top 5. It happens about as often as I'm bottom or bottom 5. My M7(t5) and E8(t6) are maxed out and I have a lot of exp in them.
    My t-20(t7) isn't yet, but it's pretty close.

    My theory is that the premium tanks are on top more because they get played more.

    I've found the time of day seems to make a difference. Earlier in the day I think there are more lower tier tanks playing so I get stuck at the top. As the night goes on the heavy hitters come out to play and I get the crap kicked out of me.

    The Matchmaker has to work with what is available since there are no bots.

    On a slightly unrelated note...
    I was just looking around in the forum and discovered that if the MM can't find a match for you in 5 min, it gives up and just throws what's available into a match, resulting in small unbalanced matches. i.e. a 4 on 4 battle with heavies on one side and lights on the other.
  2. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    now that would be funny
    :lol3
  3. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    I had a great match earlier, running my little SU-26, lowest ranked tank in the field. Killed more than anyone else, the first two blind on a known course with known hiding spots. The other team started cursing me out, it was a riot.
  4. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    That's fun, but the thing I find most fun playing arty is hitting a hyper fast tank while it's on the move for a one shot kill.....doesn't happen very often, so that makes it that much sweeter when it does.
  5. Hodag

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    i like dropping them at point blank


    hetzing right now
    thats a whole new deal

    i might have to start plastic modelling again
  6. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I've started the French medium line. Got tired of those 12t's and 13's running circles around me. The T-50 isn't near the tank the 12t is and while not in the same tier I've lined up against them plenty.
    Got rid of the M37, just not gelling right now...
    Keeping the KV in the garage, hoping for the split...

    I find I'm playing tier 1-3 tanks more often. The MM seems more even and I can kill some noobs that don't know the maps. :lol3
  7. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Had a fantastic round in Himmelsdorf with the Tetrarch, found a ramp in the main square, and sniped 5 tanks with it that had no idea where I was coming from.

    Then proceeded to get my ass kicked for the next 3 rounds, but hey, that's game balance, right? :lol3
  9. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Stug with the big 75 is where its at. nailing fast tanks across a field with one hit sure is fun. Hardest part is waiting for the enemy to come to you like a spider.
  10. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    I decided to try my hand at the french light tanks. I had almost enough free exp to make it to the AMX 40 so I bought an AMX 38 figuring I build up the difference. What a slow POS that one is. I think I'll just wait for my free exp to build up instead of wasting my time with it.
    I'm also pretty close to having the credits to buy a M36 Slugger so I may be doing the TD thing soon.
    I'm liking the T20, but it's expensive to fix when I die. Not a good combo when you are grinding for credits.
  11. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    I have a amx40, what a horrible piece of crap it is too, i feel terrible when i see some poor person with one of those.

    Got to admit they take a beating, if only they were fast enough to make use of that fact, once they are seen they die pretty quickly because they simply can't get out of the way! I may sell the 40 and get the free xp for the next amx up.

    I have a thing for Russian tanks, t-26, t-48 and t-28 all at elite, working on the su line now, on a su-85b and working towards a 85.
  12. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I did the arty grind this weekend to get the M41 available to buy. This week's project is to finish the slugger grind (over halfway there already) and then???? Still trying to decide what path I want to grind on the tank lines.

    Now I just wish they would put garage slots on sale so I could pick up a couple more.
  13. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I haven't had a chance to get on very much. Still liking the M7 Priest. Heck of a money maker too.

    Almost ready to get an M3 Lee in the tank lines. Wish I could skip it:cry

    I still like hopping in the Tetrarch for a quick romp too.
  14. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    The Lee isn't as bad as the AMX40, at least it has a viable gun. I'm going to jump on the Brit line when it comes out.
    Also waiting on half-price garage bays...

    The tank mix I want to end up with are:
    French light
    American medium
    Russian heavy
    German TD
    Brit Arty?
  15. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Anyone playing on a laptop? I've been eyeballing a few but the GPU model number games are as bad as desktops.
  16. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    I'm not really interested in going much higher in the tiers at the moment, I'm still rocking the t-28, one shotting tier 4's and below and hurting the bigger boys, Picking off a hurt t29 is funny as hell :lol3 its a fun tank to play, but it depends on your style I suppose.That is one reason I want to try the fast amx's, I prefer faster game play but cannot stand the t50.
  17. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I like the Lee. It burns quite nicely when my Stug hits it broadside...
  18. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    :lol3

    I've decided to try the American medium tanks again. Not to intrigued with the Lee myself but I'll give it a try to get the better tanks.

    I plan on keeping the German lights too, it looks like the higher tier German tanks are good and worth working up to.

    I've watched a couple of the fast French lights, I had a good laugh watching them buzz around.

    Currently I'm without Tanks, no WoT's at work.
  19. Hodag

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    i am
    its ok
  20. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    I'm on a 3 year old Dell Precision M4400, pretty maxed out w/4GB Ram and a decent video suite - and the game alternates between suck 2fps and screaming 100fps. No idea of the logic behind that, except there must be a combination of background processess I'm dodging and net lag, or something.