World of Tanks

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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    New tank for you guys and me to test and learn on test servers: T110E4 is in da HOUSE

    or... some such hip-hop slang.

    Anyway... I decided to keep the T30 if only to both finally train up its last engine just to see what I was missing all this time, and as a power-tank when I'm platooned with guys who are grinding whatever tier 9 they happen to be working on. So the crews were split. I don't have a stellar crew in either tank right now, but truth be told... the E4 will most likely still be used less, except for clan wars, and I am willing to knock the E4 gunner up to 100% immediately by using gold if I get chosen to use it in a clan war battle.

    I did it this way to both keep the T30, and to use up a few 100% plus perks USA crew members I had taking up Barracks places. Some were T34 crew, some were Pershing crew, (neither of which which trained to 90% since it was a different class of vehicle).

    Too, the T30 has treated me well. Initially I had a losing streak with it (didn't have the largest gun), but at 287 battles (that's far more battles than I thought I ran in it), and 56% win ratio, it doesn't feel like it was that much work even though it was 211,000 XP to research the 110E4. Long, but I didn't make it into a grind. I played the tank for x2 events until I got my win. I guess I could look back to the days when I ground the T28 Prototype in five days to get the T30 to tell me how long I've had it (answer: November 1st, 2012, seems to be the day I bought the T30).

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    Currently owned tier 10's are now: T110E4, T110E5, IS-4

    T110E4 above and below. No money for a rammer and... someone told me to go with coated optics for the E4 instead of binocs. That, too, will take some saving, but in the meantime I can use binocs I guess.

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    The IS-7 is researched, but I'm not buying one at the moment

    Next tank to get to tier ten: T-62A, but the Patton M48 will probably be researched by that point. Yet the M48 is another tier ten tank that I don't see me buying unless a clan leader asks me to get one, or it becomes apparent that they keep getting called for but aren't owned enough.

    Hit me up for a training room - I need to learn about the tank as much as some of us need to learn where to shoot it.
  2. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    I swear, the higher tier you are the more your pub team are f'in morons and the other team is better; OR it's a complete roll of the other team.

    The matchmaker needs revision I think.
  3. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    I do OK on other network games from here, but not stellar. My machine is top of the line 4 years ago, so that's another consideration. A buddy donated his old gaming machine to me sans video card and HD, so I'll be building that up in the next couple weeks and it should be a lot better. The diaper fund is much larger than my tech fund right now. :lol3
  4. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    NYET! Matchmaker work perfectly on Russian server! No change required!








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    In all seriousness, the only defense I've found to combat the current crop of noobs and baddies is to get a 2 or 3 man platoon going and do the best you can......measuring by efficiency, not win rate. Hopefully things will calm down later this week after they get tired of getting their butts kicked.
  5. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    287? :cry
    You obviously aren't using the same technique as me :deal

    81 battles in my T30. 49.38% win. 39.5% survival. and the kicker....563xp average :doh
    1329 damage average only.
  6. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Biggest gun?

    Keep in mind that when I say I learned something with the T28 Prototype, I really did learn that I tend to roll into battle too early, and tht it was better to roll in later (some times).

    Now, IMHO it really isn't too early most times, and there is territory and advantageous fighting positions to take for each map, but these days none of that matters when the random pubs consistantly either hold back, get lost, or don't care.

    So not getting the best motor for the T30 sort of helped me tone down my attack.

    The T30, just like the T28 Prot and, reportedly, the 110E4, aren't frontal-push tanks. They just load too slow, and all have easy-to-take-advantage-of weaknesses during those reloads. You can solve problems with them, but you best not be the one to create problems.

    I have no clue what my average damage is with the T30, but like I wrote earlier - I was on a losing streak with it, too, initially. At 81 battles compared to my 287 battles, you still have a long way, and a long time, to refine and improve upon your stats with the powerhouse. (as an aside or hint, I almost never used Gold rounds in it. I had them with me, sure, and if it came down to me vs. a few tier tens... OK... but I could probably count the games I've loaded gold rounds with the T30's bigget gun on one hand - aiming for weak spots / lower glacis shots is far more important)

    It may be one of the ultimate terrain peek-a-boo tanks for tier 9 since it reloads so slowly, it has great gun depression, and its turret is pretty strong from the front.

    You'll get there :D Just give it the chances it needs to stay alive.
  7. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    just learned today, that if you go to the service record tab in your garage, it breaks down everything. not sure if that is a stock function or one of the mods.

    I have some really good games with the T30. And some really bad ones where I'm too impatient, or cant' find a hiding spot to snipe from.
    It does seem to get a lot of attention from the opposing team even when i'm not in front. I hope that in 100 years when my camo perks are 100% on everyone, that dissipates some.

    I do have the biggest gun, but have not and probably will not invest valuable XP into an engine.

    fun for me, I 1 shotted an IS8 with an ammo rack on the last map as he was rolling across the valley. then an SU152 and E75. Not solo of course, but 75% of the damage each i would say.

    one of these days i will get that headset and try to platoon with you guys that know what you're doing. If nothing else, my jackassery should take the focus off of you so you can get shots in :lol3
  8. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    In a T30 match where heavies are being ineffective, but we might could pull it out despite the xvm 42% chance. one after another gets hammered. A T34 asks where the arty support was. and the arty guy, no shit, says if you don't request fire i can't see them :baldy
  9. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Apparently you have to be platooned to get crucial contribution, but that was a hell of a game. :D

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  10. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I bought the T28 myself this last week. 200% crew, rammer, vents and big gun. Slow. Really slow. 18 kmph top end. I frontal penned a Jagdtiger for 50%damage with it last night. Caught a charging Ferdi too. Knocked 50% off him as well.

    I like that. I play too aggressively and get impatient. this thing makes you wait. Seems the reload isn't as bad as people complain about though. I'm even making money with it. I figured being top of tier 8 would be like running the Patton:cry

    boomer, the headset that janeur posted is awesome and cost less than a liter of Jack:deal:lol3
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Impressive!

    Gold rounds or no?
  12. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Added Geeks XVM post to the 1st page. I'll leave it up for as long as it's good, maybe cut it down to the main XVM page eventually...
  13. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    of course! in that tank I have nothing else loaded.

    and I just realized that crucial contribution is 12 kills, but I think it is a platoon only award anyways.
  14. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Thank you, good sir. We KLRists must stick together before our bikes fall apart.

    Good luck out there, MN Smurf!
  15. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    0-3 tonight....absolutely no teamwork or support. One battle, we had 5 large bad guys spotted, out of cover, for 5 minutes, and our Tier 10 arty (a BatChat 155) didn't even send one round that direction, despite multiple requests. Oh, he was a 12K battle player with a 43% overall win rate.


    I'm about to quit this game entirely.
  16. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    he he.... A Hetzer with higher damage than the rest of the team, in a tier 6 battle. :D

    Victory!
    Battle: Steppes Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:55:40 PM
    Vehicle: Hetzer
    Experience received: 2,876 (x2 for the first victory each day)
    Credits received: 32,293
    Battle Achievements: Halonen's Medal
  17. rjbergen

    rjbergen Adventurer

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    Not sure if this has been posted (sorry, didn't bother looking), but I'm also active in this WoT thread: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1396125_World_of_Tanks___FAQ_in_First_Post.html&page=145

    On that forum, there is a member name Manic_Moran and he has the second-to-last post on the page I linked to. This also happens to be WoT's Chieftan that posts the Youtube videos with real-life vehicle walk through. He left an interesting comment today:

    He also mentioned later that we should wait about 10 days, which happens to line up with Fri., March 22nd, the start of a weekend event. Not sure what's coming, but might want to grind those premiums and hold off on purchases for a week.
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    This was platooning with OP / What?

    I just platooned, and we won more than we lost despite the bad teams.
  19. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    My guess is that they'll start allowing transfer of Elite tank XP to Free XP with silver, instead of gold. Not unlike the change in premium ammo purchases, at the same conversion rate. Currently it costs 1 gold for 25 XP, so 400 silver/25XP conversions?

    I bet there are a lot of XP locked up in tanks with players unwilling to buy gold to shift that experience to Free XP.
  20. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    For those that are interested in tank companies, this seems to be a fairly normal build. If you are interested, I would suggest at least 2 perks, 1 being repair for your crew.

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