World of Tanks

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

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Pub match player quality seems low tonight...
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Trivia Question:


    You are a TD. Sniping. You have a Tier 8 heavy hiding behind you, doing nothing (It was a T32 or T34 I think?). He keeps bumping you in fact when you are shooting.

    Your team gets rolled... there is only the two of you left. You have are almost dead and he is full health.

    How big do you think the fine is going to be?


    :lurk
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Worth. Every. Penny. :rofl


    [​IMG]

    I consider this a 4300 damage round :D
  4. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Someone ass-grinding you while you're trying to aim is one of the most heinous forms of dickery in the game. It either demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of tank mechanics (kid playing on dad's account?) or an intentional desire to be an asshole.

    Rather than take the loss for the emotional win, I'll just leave the battle (can I wedge the asshole up against a rock first?) and go play another tank. I don't have time for that shit.
  5. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Anyone have any advice for how to deal with biting off more than you can chew?
    I get target fixated, or over eager. When I realize there is more than the one tank I originally thought there was, I can't stop myself, I'll keep right on heading for it, then his team mates kill me.

    I am amazed when I hear about people killing more than three tanks in a battle. Even when I'm trying to lurk about unseen I get found.

    I'll pick up a headset next time I have a chunk of time to play, maybe I can platoon with some of you and get some coaching.

    I got the Steel Wall and the Spartan award in the same match tonight. I am good at getting shot.
  6. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I had multiple 3 and 4 kill losses, because my team folded around me....however, I did get to school a 43% KV-5 player in my final battle of the night to get the win.
  7. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    This happens to me. I get ina group charging down a valley or something and that one enemy tank turns into 3 or 4. and i realize everyone else stopped behind me :bluduh

    No sense turning or stopping if there is no cover.

    Similar to getting surrounded. tracked, racked damaged gun, etc i wont even repair it.
  8. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Don't listen to anything I say is probably the best advice I can give. :lol3

    I try to pay attention to everything, but generally fail miserably. I like platooning, but I doubt I'm much help there either. The company battles are great fun too, kind of like a virtual tank/ADV/motorcycle rally.

    Jumped in the T25at got a win, then to the M40/43 (so I can get the T92 BIG BOOMSTICK:deal) and got a win. Cromwell? 2 losses then a win (rammed an ARL44 in Widepark for 500 damage:lol3). SU 100 win.

    I wanted to stay on longer, but had the Boy Scout court of honor last night. My son got selected to go to NYLT and elected Troop Guide for all the incoming scouts next week.
  9. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    my laptop is kia...
    desktop to old to play
  10. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    You answered your question right here. I think it happens to most of us, but when you're platooning, you either have someone reminding you not to do dumb shit, or you have backup.
    Another thing that helps me when I'm playing solo and I'm being too aggressive, is run a really slow tank.
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Rebuild with some new parts in your old desk top. I'm doing mine in steps... starting with a power supply I just ordered from NewEgg.com. I may put it in later today.

    My video card is from 2011, so it's the newest part in the desktop - and will be the last part to change out. I may go for a motherboard, chip and RAM next.

    ---------

    What do the odds become when two platoons of three each, all from the same clan, somehow time in to get into the same tier-8 team? I think that we can guess they're all on the same TeamSpeak as well... so now it's an organized and very capable force of tough American armor.

    [​IMG]

    Notice I'm in one of the slowest tier 8 tanks in the game - a T34 - yet the teammates who came east by and large are well behind me in trying to take the church. This had me worried.

    But then... despite all the organizing and the advantages they brought with them, six teammates could not roll a random pub match :lol3

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    This just shouldn't happen. It doesn't matter that they don't have good win ratios... what matters is simply working together, pushing together, and calling out targets to focus fire - even if you do lose. Somehow six of them failed at even that.

    I wish I would have taken a shot of XVM for the next battle. My platoon mates and I noted that our team was all red or orange, while the enemy team was "better" with most at 50%. My initial thought was to hang back, but a trusted friend (BeepBeep) suggested pushing in together despite not having a team worth anything.

    So we rushed in and took a stance. Two facing one way, me facing the other, and all of a sudden their whole platoon of the Ferdinand, Black Prince, and Tiger II come in to the city and all start focusing on me. I lived by luck and by my platoon. Actually, my platoon mate in the T34 was bouncing shots off of the Ferdi... I was sure I was going to die with those three working against us and focusing fire.

    Combined we did 8,430 damage... and that turned the tide:

    [​IMG]
  12. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    dell has a 660 inspiron desktop for $310 shipped

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    from what I've read players are seeing fps 30-60 on this system
    ( i was seeing under 10 fps on the laptop)
  13. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Dave, given their win rates and performance, I would say that they most likely don't even understand the concept of focus fire and how to use teamwork within this game. Their version of teamwork was probably to all be beside each other trying to jockey back and forth to play peek-a-boo around the same corner. Seen it happen so many times that it doesn't surprise me any more.
  14. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Stop trying to get kills. Be a lure. Let the enemy get target-fixated, and let your teammate get the kill. Rinse, repeat. Then get capture points.

    Your teammates stopped; their target reticules are converging. Give them something to shoot.
  15. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Maybe on minimum settings. Be ready to spend another $80-150 on a proper video card.

    Edit:

    This link always points to the most recent newegg promotional mailer, with promo codes and whatnot. Enjoy.
    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latestLP/index-landing-T.aspx
  16. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I was hoping to replace my PC (and letthe children use the current one) with my tax return this year. A cursory glance shows I hafta pay in :bluduh
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    More battles.

    I think familiarity with the maps is a big part of it.

    For example if you are going through the forest in Murkanova..
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    you get to know that you have to ASSUME there are multiple tanks at the water's edge on the knoll in the south... so when you see one that you can beat.. don't rush out assuming he is alone.

    ...and then there is familiarity with the tanks themselves... who you should engage and who you shouldn't based on your knowledge of your tank and their tank.

    Some tips:

    -Think about where it is on the map - is it a known strategic spot where multiple will be defending?

    -Before moving in, take a moment and look who it is. If he's in a platoon assume his platoon mates are with him.

    -If you have XVM - what's his percentage? If he's stronger than me but a 42% player with 2k battles I'm more likely to engage than if he's weaker than me and a 68% player with 22K battles.

    -make the minimap bigger so you can keep track easier and watch the minimap and the other team's head count. If you see 3 tanks on the map and there are 14 alive - do you really think he is alone?

    -Glance at the minimap constantly making mental notes of the apparent enemy flow. For example if your scout ran early and you saw a huge swarm on the other side of the map (or going up the hill) and you know you are light on your side you can play appropriately.




    p.s. as someone else said; slow tanks help. If I have a round where I screw myself by going somewhere I shouldn't have waaaaay to early (unless it was a calculated risk I did on purpose to try and sway the battle); next round I'll make myself play something slow so I can get my timing back under control. And I'll put away the redbull :D

    Hope this helps :freaky
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    WoT related, and back to what some of us were talking about before...

    Now if I keep my same hard drive and video card, but put in a new MB, chip and ram... will the XP operating system work enough, even if only in a basic mode, that the system should start up and allow me to connect to the internet to download the appropriate drivers?

    This could be easier than I thought it might be... but then it could be a nightmare.
  19. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    A slower tank will help, for some reason it didn't occur to me to use when when I'm having a bad run.

    And janeuner's advice too. Last night I sort of stumbled on this by accident. I was slowly retreating back up the valley on Lakeside with arti behind me in cover, we took out a few of the enemy before I poked my nose out to far and got hit. By that time we were the only two left alive.

    Geek, I copied your advice to my file, now to remember to read it occasionally :lol3

    Thanks
  20. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    Grumble - my T95 and a GWPanther were the last two on my team up against a T34 at 6%, an E100, and two arty.

    My Panther spotted the T34 - and my 95 BOUNCED a round! and then missed the next 3 shots! :huh :huh

    Funny thing is, an E100 flanked on the other side, and I was able to take him out w/one shot....

    Game ended in a draw...


    :ddog:dog