World of Tanks

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

  1. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    About half my matches yesterday did not have any artillery. I tried using completely non-traditional behaviors (center pushes, field irregularities, ...) to engage reds. Some were successful; others failed hard. WR was pretty bad on account of some silly yolo behavior.

    One of the most successful maneuvers was on Highway.

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    Spawned in the northeast in a Matilda BP. XVM showed that the other team held an advantage with skilled heavies, but our team had the better mediums/lights. I expected all the heavies to drive into the refinery, as usual.

    I drove straight to D4, fought my way to F2, then proceeded to cap. As the cap timer started, our team had just lost the fight for the refinery, with 0/5 red heavies destroyed. I congratulated them on successfully capturing the refinery, finished capping their base, and went on with the evening.

    Edit:

    Oh yeah, Getsome only did one battle yesterday. About 140 defense points while waiting for my heavies to return and kill the tier 9 invader wannabes. Efficiency for yesterday was 15,735 (yes, 5 digits).
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Another sometimes-works strategy we've done on that map is push up the river in stealth, back shoot the trail end of their rush then cap.

    :freaky
  3. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Yeah, but they need to be every time you earn a badge. Otherwise whats the purpose of the badges other than bragging rights. just my thoughts to make the badges more significant
  4. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Don't feel special, Roy dog jawed a lot of folks. Only you got a titty twister though.:lol3
  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Non arty games really open up the map...they are almost like new games. I LOVE stepps with no arty....all those little dips make for some great hull down positions.

    I also had quite a few no arty matches...or very few arty matches....I only have about 15 days left on my prem....before the patch I was done with this game....after the patch I only played one or two, and did pretty sucky....yesterday I tore up my thumb with a grinder and gounded myself for a bit...so I played...the games where fun, and had very little arty....if it stays this way they might get another $100 out of me.
  6. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    :huh


    Still my favorite tank. Well, after the t71 and AMX13/90.
  7. blackx70

    blackx70 Long timer

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    I am no means the best at arty, but I still play mine. I have noticed the severe lack or just a few. Many games, I was the only one, but there was one game were there was still 4 on each side. I guess everyone was trying to get their last X3 for the weekend. I still do alright. Got 3 kills in one game with my GW Tiger.
  8. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    just got my kv-4. It's putting me in pretty much the same matches as it put me in the kv-3. Only now I don't lose all my health as soon as I see someone.
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    So where is all the arti going?
    Are they waiting 5 minutes for a game or have they just been nerfed so much that nobody is playing?

    I'm not complaining... I'm digging averaging one per side.
  10. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Which gun do you have? I have the D-25T, but no engine/tracks yet. SSLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW.
  11. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    KV4... do I need the tracks before the engine?
  12. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Aim time +60% on average, so you have to decide where to shoot about 15 seconds before you fire. Apparently this is rage inducing for most of the arty community.

    I haven't run my Obj261 since the patch. I figured I'd wait a month until everyone gets complacent.

    No. However, ground resistance decreases with the tracks. Buy tracks first.
  13. blackx70

    blackx70 Long timer

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    I have not experienced a wait any longer than any of my other tanks. I guess that it is a boycott. :-)
  14. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Soooooo.... I'm on for eh first time since 8.6 and I loaded a mod MEGA! pack. Now I want to remove most of teh crap i loaded. How do i do that? Speak slowly, I have very little sleep since byob.
  15. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    According to Sam's link a few pages ago...

    I dunno. Like I said before, I find it a nicely balanced game now, playing Artillery is no longer 2nd grade whack-a-mole, but a real skill, and if played well, can still contribute mightily and rack up kills. I think what happened is, we just lost all the bad arty players, so if you see arty in your game, fear them. Fear them well.
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Getsome and I were just in a battle where everyone was Tier 7 and below... except a single Tier 8 M40/43 on each side (i.e. the top tier tanks for each team was arti).

    That was different...
  17. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I kept my Wespe, and I'm still deadly with it, I just can't spray and pray like before with the slow reload. Seems to work better in TD mode than before, more one-shot direct kills.

    I never got on with the Grille so I sold it. Don't miss it.

    Sold my T-50 as well, for that matter. Sick of the tier IX battles. Moved the crew to russian TDs instead, we'll see how that goes.
  18. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    I'm beginning to like this tank!

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  19. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I played my first game in a T71 today, it sure is a different tank. I think it needs the engine to be worth much though as that thing is pretty slow getting up to speed with the stock one. I do like the fact that I ran through a cluster of tanks in 1 shot land and shot 3 on my way through taking their guns out of the battle. then went and hid for a while to reload. then back at it. I did however get roasted by an IS that was coming back to defend cap.
  20. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    I think go into res_mods/8.6 and delete all that stuff. I did that when I found mods not working/didn't like and the game still played.

    I installed an updated gun sounds pack which is pretty cool. XVM is on there but I don't consider it a big deal anymore. I do like keeping track of hits/damage however.
    One of the nicest mods is the final statistic which keeps a running tally for each game session of wins/losses/xp/credits.
    Maybe tomorrow I will actually get to play some. But I doubt it :lol3