World of Tanks

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

  1. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    exactly.

    This ended up being a very fun match. We won.

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  2. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    This happens whenever the kiddies are out of school. Odds are you'll be on the winning side once in a while. Just roll with it.
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You gotta ask yourself punk... do you feel lucky?
    well? do ya punk?
    go ahead.. make my day.


    (what Callahan says before he fires his 85mm on the KV1 :rofl )

    :freaky
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Have you done a depot cleanout lately?

    Every time I need coins I go in and sell all the barrels/radios/turrets/etc I'm not using but had used in the past.

    It usually ends up being quite a bit!
    :freaky
  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm stuck in a server room all day today.. I wonder if I can get WoT to run in a VM under server 2003? :rofl
  6. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    That would be cool. Especially if you can set it up with plenty of ram and display memory...
  7. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I just found a crashed drive in one of my arrays, and my sonicwall is pitching a fit.....I feel your pain....Indian support....I can't understand those fuckers for nothing.

    I have been thinking about installing it on my work laptop....but I think I am too weak not to play it at work.
  8. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I am getting so frustrated with playing lately, I think I may sell everything I have over tier 4.
  9. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    tier 4-7 is where is the fun is.


    Survey SAY?


    GET SOME!

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  10. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    So, after my previous post, Mambo Dave was so kind as to do some training with me in a room... here is the first battle after that, though I attribute some of it to luck and the other team (it is not very often you can shoot and kill a T49 and run over a su-8 half a second later).

    Victory!
    Battle: Arctic Region Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:37:48 PM
    Vehicle: KV-1
    Experience received: 3,254 (x2 for the first victory each day)
    Credits received: 26,222 (fine for causing damage to allies: 150)
    Battle Achievements: Steel Wall, Top Gun, Mastery Badge: "Ace Tanker"

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    Hopefully it is sign of things to come.
  11. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    lots of lag tonight?
  12. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Where I am at it comes and goes, unknown if it is my location or the servers lagging though.
  13. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Proud of ya, man!

    I know that probably not many of my tips were used since you were playing against smaller tanks, but man, that's a fine score. Ace Tanker being the most important one - you played better than most have in the last 7 days in the KV-1. (Earn more experience in a single battle than the average highest experience of 99% of all players in the same tank within the last seven days.)

    Like I've said before - I will do training rooms with anyone in the ADVrider thread, and I focus on training... I'm not there for my fun, nor to show anyone I'm a better tanker. Any of you may very well have stuff to teach me while we're in there, too, so it's not all running and gunning - we'll often stop shooting and talk about strategies.

  14. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I get there once and a while.....I will just let them sit....and slum it a little while. If you want some fun try a T18....I think it is one of the best in the game. Thick armor and two good guns one for each style. I shot a sheriff in mine.
  15. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Anyone look at the 8.3 changes....to say they are messing with arty would be an understatement.
  16. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    You can't do that and not copy/paste! Some of us can't look at that stuff during the day.
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    There is a pretty interesting interview on youtube with the head guy at WoT.

    He doesn't like arti :rofl
  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Did you guys see all the 'promos' this month?

    cripes it is going to be a full time job to keep up with what's going on:

    Holiday Events Preview
    Starting December 21st:

    New Year's Garage Decorations - Active
    Winter Celebration Part I - Concluded
    Operation: Steel Wall - Concluded
    Who Sleighed the Sheriff - Concluded
    Starting December 24th:

    Tank Giveaway - Check your garage for your new tank!
    Winter Celebration Part II - Active
    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 23rd - 27th - Active
    Operation: Top Gun - Active
    Tech Tree Focus: USA - Active
    Starting December 28th:

    New Year's Bash
    Operation: Sniper
    Starting December 31st:

    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 31st - Jan 4th
    Tech Tree Focus: France
    Operation: Top Gun
    Starting January 1st:

    Tank of the Month: Cromwell
    Starting January 4th:

    Nordwind Weekend
    Who Shot the Sherrif
    Starting January 7th:

    Gift Shop Packages: Jan 7th - 11th
    Tech Tree Focus: USSR
    Operation: Confederate
    Starting January 11th:

    Heavy Destruction Weekend
    New Year's Garage Decorations

    You may have already noticed if you've logged in, but your garage has received a festive update! We think it adds a much needed splash of brightness for your tank's repair and crewmen during this holiday season.

    The decorations will be up until January 14, 2013 at 03:00 PST.

    Winter Celebration Part I Details

    The Winter Celebration event begins 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and will be ending 03:00 PST December 26, 2012 (11:00 UTC)**.

    **Experience bonus for the first victory of the day: 5x
    **The 5x experience bonus will only be in effect 03:30 PST Dec 21st through 0:30 PST Dec 25th. All other bonuses and discounts run through the 26th at 03:30 PST.

    30% credit and gold discount on Emblems
    50% gold discount on Barracks for your crewmen
    90% gold discount on Crew Renaming
    25% credit and gold discount on Camouflage
    Discount on the following Premium Account packages:
    One year (360 days) for 21,600
    Six months (180 days) for 12,150
    Credit income boost: +70%
    V Churchill I
    V T1 Heavy Tank
    V StuG III
    V S-35 CA
    V T-34
    Credit income boost: +30%
    VII Black Prince
    VII T29
    VII Jagdpanther
    VII AMX AC Mle. 1946
    VII T-43
    Operation: Steel Wall

    The next operation will net you a sweet 7000! You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 24, 2012 (11:00).



    Steel wall

    Receive the most hits (at least 11) of any player on your team, with potential damage of at least 1,000 HP, and survive. If two or more players receive an equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player receiving the highest potential damage. If two or more players receive an equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.

    Who Sleighed the Sheriff

    The showdown starts 03:30 PST December 21, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 24, 2012 (11:00).

    By now we hope you're familiar with our Sheriff events, but in case you're not:

    Basically, when you see a specially marked Sheriff_# account make an announcement in your battles, and they are on the enemy team, killing them will score you 500. You can find the complete details for our holiday Sheriff event here!

    P.S. Don't kill sheriffs that appear on your own team! Fair warning...

    Tank Giveaway

    There will be a brief period of maintenance starting early in the morning (specifics to come), that will add a very special 'thank you' to every active player's garage. The T1E6, a premium American tier II light tank, is our gift to you for offering your support and enthusiasm over the last year, and being an all around a swell group of folks.

    Winter Celebration Part II Details

    The second Winter Celebration event begins 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and will be ending 03:00 PST January 02, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    50% gold discount for premium vehicles tier II to V
    30% gold discount for premium vehicles tier VI to VII
    15% gold discount for tier VIII premium vehicles
    Exception, the following premium vehicles will not be offered at a discount: FCM 50 t, TOG II*, and AT-15A.
    50% credit discount for vehicles tier III to V
    Exception: SPGs and the new 8.2 vehicles for credits in this tier range will not be offered at a 50% discount
    30% credit discount for vehicles tier VI to VII
    Exception: SPGs and the new 8.2 vehicles for credits in this tier range will not be offered at a 30% discount
    50% credit discount for SPGs tier II to IV
    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 23rd - 27th

    The Gift Shop packages will be available starting 22:00 PST December 23, 2012 (06:00 UTC) and will be ending 22:00 PST December 27, 2012 (06:00 UTC).

    German Bundle I for $19.39
    VI PzKpfw IV Schmalturm
    Garage slot included
    Large Repair Kit: x6
    German Bundle II for $27.69
    VII Panther-M10
    Garage slot included
    Chocolate: x5
    Russian Bundle for $43.59
    VII SU-122-44
    Garage slot included
    3000
    Large repair kit: x10
    Gold Bundle for $11.09
    1500
    Three days premium time
    Large repair kit: x5
    Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.

    Operation: Top Gun

    This operation will net you a very helpful 1000 bonus XP! You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 28, 2012 (11:00 UTC).



    Top Gun

    Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6). If two or more players have destroyed equal amount of vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users.

    Tech Tree Focus: USA

    This event starts 03:30 PST December 24, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 28, 2012 (11:00).

    Bonus credit income: +40%
    III T82
    IV T40
    V M10 Wolverine
    VI M36 Jackson
    New Year's Bash

    The New Year's Bash starts 03:30 PST December 28, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January, 2 2013 (11:00UTC).

    Crew experience bonus: x3
    50% gold and credit discount for Inscriptions
    Bonus credit income: +60%
    VI Cromwell
    VI VK 3601 (H)
    VI T-34-85
    VI M6
    VI ARL 44
    50% credit discount:
    VI Cromwell
    VI VK 3601 (H)
    VI T-34-85
    VI M6
    VI ARL 44



    Operation: Sniper

    This operation will net you a quick 300 bonus XP! You know the drill, earn the achievement to grab the reward as many times as you can during the dates and times below!

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 28, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST December 31, 2012 (11:00UTC).



    Sniper

    Achieve at least 85% hits out of a minimum of ten shots fired with the potential damage of 1,000 HP or more. Non-penetrating hits are included, but hits on friendly units are not included. If two or more players have an equal hit ratio, the achievement is granted to the player with the highest potential damage. If two or more players have an equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.

    Gift Shop Packages: Dec 30th - Jan 3rd

    These packages will be available starting 22:00 PST December 30, 2012 (06:00 UTC) and run through 22:00 PST January 3, 2013 (06:00 UTC).

    British Bundle for $17.29
    V Matilda Black Prince
    Garage slot included
    1,500
    Large repair Kit: x3
    American Bundle for $22.09
    V Ram II
    Garage slot included
    1,000
    Large repair kit: x4
    Gold Bundle for $13.29
    2,000
    Three days of premium account
    Large repair kit: x5
    Credit Bundle for $33.49
    3,000,000
    Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.

    Tech Tree Focus: France

    The Tech Tree Focus discounts will go into effect starting 03:30 PST December 31, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and run through 03:00 PST January 4, 2012 (11:00UTC).

    50% credit discount on the following vehicles:
    III Renault UE 57
    IV Somua SAu-40
    V S-35 CA
    VI ARL V39
    VII AMX AC Mle. 1946
    Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.


    Operation: Top Gun

    The operation starts 03:30 PST December 31, 2012 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 4, 2012 (11:00 UTC).



    Top Gun

    Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6). If two or more players have destroyed equal amount of vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users.

    Tank of the Month: Cromwell

    The tank of the month bonus runs the entire month of January starting 03:30 PST January 1, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST February 1, 2013 (11:00 UTC).



    Bonus credit income for the following vehicle: +30%

    VI Cromwell


    We'll have a new vehicle featured every month!





    Nordwind Weekend

    Norwind Weekend will be starting 03:30 PST January 4, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 7, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    Experience Bonus for the First Victory of the Day: x3
    Discount for the Following Premium Account Packages:
    One week (7 days) for 600
    Credit Income Bonus: +70%
    V M4 Sherman
    V M10 Wolverine
    VI M36 Jackson
    VII PzKpfw V Panther
    50% Credit Discount:
    V M4 Sherman
    V M10 Wolverine
    VI M36 Jackson
    VII PzKpfw V Panther
    Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.


    Who Shot the Sheriff:

    The sheriff event starts 03:30 PST January 4, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 6, 2013 (11:00).

    By now we hope you're familiar with our Sheriff events, but in case you're not:

    Basically, when you see a specially marked Sheriff_# account make an announcement in your battles, and they are on the enemy team, killing them will score you a reward, in this case1250 free experience!

    P.S. Don't kill sheriffs that appear on your own team! Fair warning...

    Gift Shop Packages: Jan 6th - 10th

    These packages will be available starting 22:00 PST January 6, 2013 (06:00 UTC) and run through 22:00 PST January 10, 2013 (06:00 UTC).

    French Bundle for $9.49
    III FCM36 PaK40
    Garage slot included
    Three days Premium Account
    Strong Coffee: x4
    American Bundle for $ 20.69
    III M22 Locust
    Garage slot included
    2,500
    Three days Premium Account
    Case of Cola: x3
    Gold Bundle for $28.49
    5,000
    Seven days Premium Account
    Large repair kit: x3
    Large first aid kit: x3
    Quick Pick-me-up Bundle for $15.49
    1,500,000
    Three days Premium Account
    Visit the Gift Shop

    Keep in mind that these packages will only be available for a limited time. All prices listed in USD.

    Tech Tree Focus: USSR

    The Tech Tree Focus discounts will go into effect starting 03:30 PST January 7, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 11, 2013 (11:00 UTC).

    50% credit discount on the following vehicles:
    III SU-26
    IV SU-5
    V SU-8
    VI SU-14
    Please keep in mind that selling the above listed vehicles during the sale will only yield a 50% return of the sale price as credits.


    Operation: Confederate

    The operation starts 03:30 PST January 7, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 11, 2013 (11:00 UTC).



    Confederate

    Hit more enemy vehicles (at least 6) than any other player on your team. These enemy vehicles must subsequently be destroyed by another player. If two or more players score an equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player who earned more XP in the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium Account users.
    Heavy Destruction Weekend

    Heavy Destruction Weekend is starting 03:30 PST January 11, 2013 (11:30 UTC) and runs through 03:00 PST January 14, 2013 (11:00UTC).

    Crew experience bonus: x2
    50% discount on barracks for your crewmen
    50% discount on training and retraining crewman for vehicles
    Bonus credit income: +60%
    VII T29
    VII Black Prince
    VII PzKpfw VI Tiger (P)
    VII AMX M4(1945)
    VII KV-3
    50% gold discount on the following vehicle:
    V T14
    50% credit discount on the following vehicles:
    VII T29
    VII Black Prince
    VII PzKpfw VI Tiger (P)
    VII AMX M4(1945)
    VII KV-3
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I finally got around to watching the videos on game mechanics.

    Takes some of the mystery out of "when I'm visible".

    FWIW - when you fire your gun, all bushes in a 15 meter circle are removed from your camo value.
    If you are 15 meters behind the bush.. it stays in place.

    I did not know that
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I still haven't found a clear answer.. can crews have more than 3 skills/perks?