World of Tanks

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

  1. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I need a screen like Geek. 27" or bigger?
  2. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    good round in the Proto

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  3. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Someone who can check the WIKI or look at the excange rate can tell you for sure, but for some reason I think it is 1 gold = 400 silver. if that is the case then a Lowe or IS-6 is around 5,000,000 silver.
  4. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I have a 27", but it is nowhere near the quality Geek is playing with... Mine is an old TV, so it's resoloution is much lower.
  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    It isn't the size that matters as much as the resolution. My laptop is 10" 1920x1080... my TV is 65" 1920x1080... but they are the same resolution.

    My main desk has the good stuff though. The center screen is @ 2560x1600 res.... 30".
    The two verticals on either side are at 1900x1200 each - 24" (tip: if you are going to use a screen vertically; get 1200 pixels instead of 1080 - the extra keeps you from having to scroll left and right reading websites formatted for 1024).

    Video card wise: I run the 1900's off of a GTX275 - and then I dedicate a GTX580 to the 2560 screen.

    Here's a photo where you can see the screen from that silly mouse review I did:
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    ...and here's what 4960x1900 resolution looks like from a screen cap POV.
    Full size image:
    http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Edward/Random/i-KrBxWhf/0/O/WOT-SS-121612.jpg

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    Hope this helps.
    :freaky
  6. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Seriously, if you are ever replacing equipment, I have a poor Governemet employee fund you can donate it to :D

    Your video cards cost more than my whole setup!

    Edit: I had no idea that they had that kind of detail on the tanks. you can see the welds and the torch cuts on the plate steel.
  7. kingdm54

    kingdm54 Been here awhile

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    So what teir do most of you play at? Still learning a lot but I'm starting to have some good games. At least I kill something in most games lol.
  8. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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    The freebie T1E6 is a blast if you get a game full of them... I played Malinkova where all but one or two on each side were T1E6's and everyone rushed into the middle and started shooting it out. Same think on mines, except it was all T1E6's and everyone rushed the mine and shot it out. Absolute chaos! No strategy, no plan, just run-n-gun...

    Also finally made it into tier V with the M7 and KV1. The M7 sucked pretty hard until I upgraded to the 6-pounder and started firing from cover a little better. The KV1 has been a blast from the get-go... slow as hell, but tough and deals a good bit of damage.
  9. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I love the KV-1, when I can make it work right that is... Some days it will, others I end up in bad matches or just play the sheep while the farmer has velcro gloves. :huh

    Yes, I am tired now, about to get off shift and get some sleep.
  10. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    i got in a match with a platoon of togs yesterday. 3 of them in ruinberg. Encounter battle.

    They rolled through the streets 3 wide, with me in a church behind them flingling lead between the cracks.


    Utterly devastated the other team. It was a wall of death and metal. Awesome.
  11. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    any general rules on throwing HEAT?

    If I can't pen the front of something I usually switch over and do at least some damage, but it never seems to do anything like knock out a gun or turret.

    Doing 150hp damage is better than bouncing but disabling something would be better.
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I really think the amount of detail in the graphics of this game go unappreciated (because we're so busy shooting eachother :D )


    Here.. the reflections in the water are shimmering. As you enter the water and actually make waves the reflections change accordingly
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    Here you can see mist in the air from the water evaporating through the sun beams as we are looking into the sun. WOW someone actually programmed that!
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    Here the tracks are throwing up foam in the appropriate places and it is proportional to your speed. Someone actually programmed in the physics of the water's reaction
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    ...and even more amazingly is when you stop.. the foam stops sure.. but then the "white water" slowly air rates and the bubbles dissapate and it turns back to clear. Someone actually programmed in the airbubble mechanics in the water. It looks AMAZINGLY real :eek1

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  13. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Now that's an idea I hadn't considered.
    :deal
  14. Rafiki

    Rafiki Some Dude

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    Just got this email...

  15. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    yeah. i'm going to try to grind the last 23k XP out in the E-75 tomorrow to get the E-100.

    of corse i'll be broke once I do cause i only have 5.5mill saved up right now.
  16. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    That's incredible.

    I voted for the first option, but see why people like the second. The third looks like too many cheesy WalMart t-shirt designs, lol.

    I'm set with the one account... wish I had the time to grind the second. Gonna laugh if I find out they gave away more XXL shirts than any other size. I'm thinking I'm gonna get a medium and hope it fits. Most large shirts are actually XL.
  17. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    Anyone else having pen problems? I've got a new (to me) Jagdpanther, and shooting the 8.8 cm isn't damaging anything! Even the 7.5, which has a higher pen rating, but lower damage rating, wasn't doing squat.

    I even bounced off a freakin Leopard!

    What's really frustrating is the new tank started out pretty well - I was mixing it up with Tigers and stuff and doing ok, and now this! It's like someone replaced the shells with spaghetti!

    :bash:ruskie:baldy:baldy:baldy
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Use the 7.5 for that. The 8.8 bounces more than it should. Leopards and 2801's bounce stuff well, but no gun on the tier 7 jag is good enough that it won't require you to hit the right places on tanks.
  19. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    I tried the 7.5, and it had the same problem, sadly, :cry
  20. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Probably better than "Hi Hunny Bunny" when they fire an IS-6... :rofl