World of Tanks

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

  1. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Welcome back!

    That is the minimap mod in XVM.

    Congrats on the nuptials, sir! Best of everything to you and yours.

    I sent you a message on page 606 about pink airplanes.
  2. Geek

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    "that is the minimap mod in xvm"
    meaning?

    I have the new XVM installed - do I just need to edit the .conf and turn it on?

    time to go look through the .conf :freaky
  3. Geek

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    Nice! Here are some salmon pics I took from our campsite on LH Pass on Thursday night :rofl

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    I tried world of warplanes and I don't get it....
    no flight controls.. no rudder control... just a "move the cursor around the screen" and click boost now and then.

    VERY console.
    NOT very flight sim.

    The game feels very shallow compared to WoT.
    Where's the strategy? Where's the team work? Where's the skill (other than arcade skills).
    Am I missing something because I'm quite disappointed :(:

    If there were some real'esque flying skills involved.. being able to go vertical, chop the throttle, and kick the rudder and stall turn onto an enemy, etc... It would be so much more interesting. Make it so you have to land and take off for fuel and ammo, etc.
  4. mfp4073

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    I installed the XVM and only get one circle on the mini map. Previously I had one that gave gun line, haul line, view distance etc. Is that a different one?
  5. Theaty Hannington

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    Load your config file up in the Config Editor and there is a minimap tab to get all that stuff back. If you need help, I can upload my config file and you can just steals it. It's super simple - not too far from the base game, because I like my screen uncluttered.

    Agreed, if you're using mouse controls. I put up a review here. Having played the game a ton more since that review, I came to a conclusion: World of Tanks is 50% tactics and 50% strategy; World of Warplanes is 75% tactics and 25% strategy. :deal (Aside: hopefully this means WoWS will be 75% strategy and 25% tactics.) What I mean is that a single pilot who knows how to use his plane in the way you describe easily gets Ace (Equivalent award as Top Gun) or more kills, whereas top tankers don't get Top Gun or Poole's every round. If you wished that teams let you down less, hop on over to WoWP and let your tactical mastery shine. :freaky Shallow? From a strategic level, probably shallower than WoT, but I have only got to Tier 6 so far, so take that comment with a grain of salt. But in terms of personal tactics, I find it to be leagues deeper than WoT. Unfortunately, I suck as a pilot.

    Warning: learning how to digitally fly is a lot harder than learning how to drive a tank for me. Also, get a joystick with throttle control.

    The strategy is starting to really shine at tiers 5 and 6. And then on Monday they'll reset before I get a 7 unlocked. :cry I'm going to play my P-39 and P-36 and Zero a ton this weekend because they're so stupidly fun and I wont have them next week. :cry
  6. Big Bird 928

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    Bridge Blockage at it's finest! :clap

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    and I attempted to match Brian's score, but unfortunately I fell a little short of the mark.

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  7. mfp4073

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    been on a roll tonight, 4 top guns in 6 games with my t18 and maddy :evil
  8. Theaty Hannington

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    :clap Nice work! I too have been on a roll. Like when a plane in WoWP gets knocked out, rolls over and land darts. :cry
  9. blackx70

    blackx70 Been here awhile

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    I like the SU-100Y. Of course, an 81% game helps. :rofl

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  10. Big Bird 928

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  11. vwboomer

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    the arty nerf does suck hard. but I just played a game in my GW Panther where I was last man standing and direct fire killed two enemies for a 4 kill game :lol3
    Got wiped out by a hummel across the map :huh
    but whatever. Long reload, less accuracy.
  12. Big Bird 928

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    Tonight I got to platoon with Furgal, it was a blast to talk to you again you have been missed sir. :freaky

    I now have the T71 researched, along with the top gun for it... now the grind to make the next 800k credits to get it all up and running. :huh
  13. mfp4073

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    they are adding in this "mission system", am I the only one that thinks there should be a bonus of some type whenever you get a badge/award/etc like top gun or confederate?
  14. Big Bird 928

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    You already do at times with the events, but that sounds like what some of the missions will be.

    sent from my abacus.
  15. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    " Server not ready. Please try again later. "

    WTF?
  16. WF_Jester

    WF_Jester n00b

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    Same here for both of them. I need my fix!

  17. vwboomer

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    yep same here. I want my premium moneys back :deal

    but, it is sunny out ,and there is probably something I should be working on to get ready for Colorado.
  18. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Got back from BYOB today.

    Did I miss anything?
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    If you kicked Lobster and Roy in the shins, I'd say you covered all your bases :deal
  20. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Roy and I got on better than I ever thought, though he did Dog-jaw me.

    Lobster gave me a titty twister.


    I think I got ganged up on. :hide


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