World of Tanks

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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I have to manually turn on Game Booster (after opening it) for WoT, but for one other game I have it opens itself and turns itself on automatically.

    And maybe you guys knew this, but with supplies on sale... you can go to the "Store" then "Consumables" and buy tons of repair kits and medical kits for half price. In the long term this will save you silver. So far I have 312 repair kits and 163 small first aid kits, plus some fire extinguishers and such. Buy 'em today, last day for half price I think.

    I never knew we could buy tons of them at one time when they are on sale.
  2. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    must not be on sale anymore. I just got charged full price. forgot to do it earlier in the weekend.
  3. jkstehn

    jkstehn Been here awhile

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    Think it rolls over to new day midnight over in Europe. New day is 5pm Pacific time.

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  4. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Sitting here with Chrome open, it's CPU 42C, VID 59C, HD 38C

    Will report on what it's like in-game.

    4 year old Dell Precision M4400 laptop, 4gb RAM, Intel Core Duo CPU T9400 @2.54GHz, 64-bit Vista with a Quadro FX 770M video card running 512mb dedicated video memory, and 1785 shared.

    I'm not currently of sufficient funds to go buy a better computer, so playing with my configurations and making do with this is what's on the menu for the foreseeable future. I will definately be wanting something better, and would love to get a better idea of a proper rig capable of both high-quality gaming, as well as high-performance computing (I do GIS for a living and like to have it running at home).

    As for my network, I downloaded the wi-fi detector, and found only one other router on my channel, and he's so much weaker on the chart I find it hard to believe he's the cause of my problems. My wireless amplitude to my router shows -45, the other is -90. Can't figure out tonight how to get into my router to switch channels, so I'm leaving that be for now.

    Thanks for the tech support.
  5. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    just bought 50 of each at 1500
  6. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    yeah that's what I did. shoulda checked first I guess but they don't go bad.

    I did a brief google and didn't find an answer, but are we not able to convert xp on tanks other than premiums anymore?

    used to be I could take it from my M2 or m41 :scratch
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Running WOT, I'm hitting 49c CPU, 85c Video, 43c HD. Ouch.

    Vid cools down to 70 or less, that seems to be an odd spike.
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Any "elite" tank's xp is eligable for conversion with gold.
  9. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    That there could be the cause of all your problems. The GPU hits thermal overload and shuts down, then the CPU freezes while waiting for the GPU, and applications start to hit timeouts, etc.

    Usually there is just a buildup of dust. Check this vid and others for progressively more involved methods wrt cleaning it out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BQ6YUFaoY
  10. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Thank you!
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Play that notebook on a raised surface, as well, to allow air to flow more freely through it. You could make your own laptop 'stand' with just two 1-by-1-inch square pieces of wood to get it up off of whatever surface you're playing it on.

    Never forget to check for the latest video card drivers and for updates to your motherboard's drivers.

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    406 repair kits
    226 medical kits
    53 fire extinguishers

    Hopefully that will hold me over until the next time they go on sale.

    I have heard some clan mates say that they spent millions on repair kits to get them between the sales.

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    I jumped in to running the French B1 heavy tier 4... I guess I should complain, but it isn't yet as bad as I thought it would be (fully upgraded). It just simply is not 'good.' The T-28 Russian is so far ahead of this thing for tier 4 it's crazy.
  12. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    How do you buy extras?
  13. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    go to the 'store' listed on the menu bar. you can buy as many as you want.
  14. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    ok after a weekend of playing with the neutered PZIV it is still a ok tank at it's tier. I will no longer take it and go for a tier 7 tho. also i put the L70 on my 3601H for the weekend, yes it can pen almost anything you point it at and yes it has the range but it doesn't do the damage it did on the PZIV. platooned with two bigger guns i would run it for the pin point acuricy but solo no way. it just doesnt have the damage anymore. i didnt try it on the TDs yet. I would have tryed them as well but I've been playing WOW as well. :D
  15. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    KRAP.....note to self for next time.

    I did get to play for about 2hrs on sunday.....I actually kinda like the new Pz IV.

    Still coming to grips with the new places you can go in the maps....I found out you can go into the bombed out train deopt on that map that reminds me of stalingrad. Rubble in front of you...gives you a pretty good hull down position on the base on the encounter battle....just looked it up...himmlsdorf....C2 section.

    It is like a new game to me and it seems more fun....I have however told myself the they will not see another dime of my money till they take some teeth out of the arty....I would imagine I would also play more if I was not one shotted by a hummel from across the map....they hit better than the direct fire weapons on some of the tanks....but nothing new...my same old bitch.
  16. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    They did take the teeth out of arty - the last 'really good' game I had in my S-51 lost credits. Arty used to make money. Most of us have stopped playing the class, but I want to open that slot so I need to finish researching the S-51 before I sell it.

    Always remember that if arty is such a menace to you, nearly every tank has a spall liner available. I don't run spall liners with nimble tanks and mediums, but by the time I get to a tier 9 heavy, or perhaps on something as slow as the KV-4, they are a strong consideration.

    Me, I'm just fine with arty that way it is - even in that match I had with ten arty per side that included GW Type E's. The game may have other issues that would deter me from giving them money, but arty that is actually playing, and helping their team, isn't one of them.
  17. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    The more I look at this game, the fewer reasons I see for playing anything above a tier6-7. Anything above that, and you need a premium account to break even or make money. I don't begrudge the devs that, they need to make a living. My Tiger2 is a constant money loser. I don't play it any more. To offset that, I got 8 kills last night working up the soviet TD line. My SU26 still kicks ass. The Grille is still pretty good.
  18. vwboomer

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    I just picked up my Hummel last night. It was a fight getting up through the Grille. I don't think arty is over powered. If you've ever played one, you know how frustrating it is to wait 20 seconds to focus on a target only to have them move right as you pull the trigger and send a shell 4 seconds away :cry not to mention having 15 rounds. I was last man standing against a KV1 yesterday and I had no ammo. had to let him cap.

    I think arty is both the most appreciated and least appreciated tank to play. I saved one guys ass twice yesterday from two different tanks. about 1000 yards the second one was pushing him and trying to kill him. I wiped out the enemy tank and the guy couldn't believe I didn't hit him too :D

    but just as often, we put the hurt on tanks and never see a kill. Or get left behind to fend for ourselves when a lowly T50 can wipe us out.

    and remember, we're limited to about 2-3 shots per minute

    3 non premiums I play most are the M2Mt with the 75mm howitzer, is3, and Hummel. I agree that the lower tier tanks are often more fun to play.
  19. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    And why I play the game.. its a game... for fun... if it ceases to be fun, there's a ton of other more productive things I should be doing with my time... :lol3
  20. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    I recently invested in a T-34 and a KV-1S for that very reason. They are more fun and less hassle. But right now I am driven to continue grinding on the T-44, Patton, and Lorraine while my premium account is still active.

    My 12-month premium expires in about 3 weeks. At that point, I will probably stop playing tier 8+ and enjoy my M4A2E4, A-32, and Matilda. Any high tier runs will be reserved for 5x weekends.