World of Tanks

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

  1. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Two years later, I still have not seen a game that my $120 ATI card and $60 AMD processor can't run well.

    Just ordered a 120GB SSD. When it arrives I will move the OS and games over to flash and leave the boring stuff (visual studio, handbrake, etc) on the platter drive. I'll post metrics :evil
  2. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    You will rue the day, rue it!
  3. Audaciter

    Audaciter Long timer

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    I think I am going to hate my new T30...
  4. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Howdy!
  5. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just spot.....especially when you're pretty well by yourself, faced with a platoon of charging Type 59's.....

    [​IMG]

    It's not all doom and gloom, however.......I struck and ANVIL tonight......and it was good.

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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You should order a new keyboard to go with that cpu and video card.
    Your "L" key is intermittent.

    I fixed your post for you :flip

    :rofl

    :freaky
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    You don't see this every day...

    Reaper in arty.

    The Foch, Tiger, and GW Panther were all full heath one-shot kills. Yes, the Foch took 1550 damage from one standard shell. :evil

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  8. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    I know I make questionable decisions in game (thus my 49% overall win rate) but now I'm questioning my other actions such as thinking "french heavies..hmm" and buying a B1...pretty sure I'm going to dislike grinding out that thing.
    First English heavies and now french..I must have a thing about going against the grain.
  9. ~DC~

    ~DC~ An Internet Legend

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    Jumped into a Hetzer for the first time this evening, four games to get enough XP for the top engine, game 6 it comes down to me and another Hetzer, get him down to 5% health... I run out of shells.
    :rilla
  10. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Andrew and I managed to win three auto fire extinguishers tonight. Very nice run!

    Glutton for punishment. French are very unforgiving. I usually recommend grinding through the M3 Lee to unlock the T1 Heavy and the Sherman. I think it is the nicest intro to the mid tiers.
  11. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I forgot all about the fire extinguishers! I won 3 or so today I think. I am more interested in the xp from them personally though right now. :lol3

    UGGG... The lee.... If it is your first grind, go to the hellcat, every tank along the way to there is good.
  12. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    Concerning going Lee/T1..Already have T1 (just repurchased it infact) almost have T29 unlocked via the Jumbo even though I'm going T20 instead, just wanted to unlock both before selling Jumbo.
    Black Prince crew almost has their first skill finished...pretty dead set on continuing up the English line BUT the thought of auto loader French heavy intrigued me..so B1 grind it is.
  13. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Why loose all that crew experience in the american heavies and mediums? go up the american (schizophrenic) T57 line! :clap
  14. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    3 auto fire extinguishers + the double xp was pretty sweet. We hit a rough spot & lost battles 8 through 12, but we ended up winning 60% for the night. It was good playing with you, as always. It worked out well that the wins all happened to come in groups of 3.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
  15. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    Sticking with American mediums (want a Patton someday) but the heavies, well I like unique so I'm avoiding the russian/american/german heavy lines right now, just too many of them in most battles..plus I'm a glutton for punishment apparently.
  16. Mike.Gail

    Mike.Gail Intentionally Blank

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    I'm currently on the M5 Stuart, working toward an M7, and plan on continuing down that line.

    The problem is I seem to always end up in battles where I'm horribly outgunned and comically underpowered.

    I end up running around as fast as possible and rabbit the other guys out, and end up dead when I find them.

    *shrugs* I'm still having fun.
  17. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    When you do come back to the American heavies, I highly suggest that you play the T1 and M6 before jumping into the T29. There aren't too many tanks more useless that a T29 with the stock 76mm gun. You can unlock the 90mm through the M6.
  18. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    Actually already have the M6 unlocked, I just repurchased the T1 simply because I sold it too soon the first time with a losing record. The plan is to get a winning record with it, sell it again and then put the crew back in the barracks like before.

    I was cleaning out my "depot" and realized I still had all the T1 modules so I figured what the heck let's try the T1 once again. :augie
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    If you are intrigued by the autoloader - the American T-71 (light), T69 and T54E1 (mediums) and T57 Heavy are all autoloaders. It is a bunch of fun to be in the T57 and take a full health enemy out in 8 seconds :D

    The really nice thing about the American line is that the tanks (for the most part) have great barrel depression.

    The Chinese 59-16 light also has an autoloader but the gun is pretty meek.

    hope this helps.
    :freaky
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Hey Mike,

    The M5 Stuart is Tier 4 light tank.
    Take a look at this chart:
    http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/images/a/a0/Matchmaking_Chart.png

    ...as you can see, at Tier 4 the light tanks start to draw higher battle tiers (in this case up to battle Tier 8 (which is different than tank tier 8 btw..) ).

    Try using it as a passive scout when you draw higher battle tiers and your gun is useless. Hide in bushes and do NOT fire your gun. Light up the enemy for your team. You'll get tons of spotting damage. The better you do it the more impact you'll have on the battle.

    Hope this helps :freaky
    Have fun!

    cheers,
    Ed