World of Tanks

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

  1. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    I downloaded the game last night and created an account today. Same user name, AKjeff.

    Is there a training area? How do in game communications work during battles? Any voice, or typing only?
    I still need to do some reading in the forum over there.

    I'll be the new guy in the little tank, probably going the wrong way, or in circles :lol3 while I try to figure it all out.
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  2. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    If you're just in a random battle, comms is text only. Theoretically, there is a voice client built in for platoons and companies, but I haven't tried it yet. From what I've seen, most of the clans run Teamspeak or Ventrilo servers for voice comms. There is a way to invite people to do training battles, but I haven't tried that yet either.

    Welcome to the madness......
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  3. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    That was a good time. I died a lot and Smurf cleaned up with his Arty. The platooning setup was pretty quick and easy.
    I have a month (28 days left) of Premium account so I may try to start an ADV clan. If it works I'll send everyone an invite.
    AKjeff has been added to the list on the 1st page...
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  4. MN_Smurf

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    I don't know if I'd call it cleaning up, but I do appreciate you keeping your head down when I shot right over you to get that T-28....:lol3

    I was thinking some more about that conversation we had last night.....voice comms would be pretty simple to come up with. We could just Skype while we're playing. According to the WoT forums, the built in platoon voice comm setup leaves a lot to be desired. The other alternative (if someone has a server to host it on) would be Mumble. It's freeware, so it wouldn't cost anything but a little bandwidth.
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  5. AKjeff

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    Got my first kill, this game is a great time waster! I need to do some research to see which way to go bit I'm having to much fun in the little beginner tanks.

    Has anyone here upgraded the beginning tanks, or just buy something better? After I die I click on the teammate with the most kills to see how and what they do, they all seem to be running faster tanks, some medium, some light.
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  6. MN_Smurf

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    Upgrade them fully...they're more fun.
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  7. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I upgraded all four starter tanks to Elite before deciding where to go from there.
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  8. SkidMarx

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    Yep, upgrade and get your crew up to 100%. When you are ready for a new tank send your crew to the barracks if you aren't going to use the old tank anymore. Then put them in the new tank. You will have to retrain them in the new one, and they won't be 100%, but you will get some credit for their previous training. Warning! Once you retrain a crew, they won't be able to go back to the old tank without taking a hit in exp.

    Also, dismount all of the equipment you bought before selling your old tank. some of the stuff might work on the new tank.

    The equipment you can transfer without destroying is handy too. I have a camo net that I move from tank to tank if I have an open equipment slot.

    Usually by the time you max out a tank, you end up having enough credits for the next tank. They have progression worked out pretty well.

    You guys need to hurry up. I have only have a tier 5(M7) and a tier 6(M4A3E8) tank so I can't play with you until you move up.:D

    I'm getting my ass handed to me tonight.
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  9. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Well now im sad, I uninstalled the European client and installed the NA client.

    Unfortunatelly I have to start everything all over again... all my precious tanks are gone :(

    On a side note, you should now see my username on the NA side...
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  10. MN_Smurf

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    I need to grind just a bit more and then I'll put a maxed out Priest with a 90% crew in the garage to back you up. Keep in mind that I'm doing this the hard way...no actual cash paid out (yet). I am considering going premium for a month to shorten the grind through the Lee.



    It sucks that you have to start over, but think of the advantage you have, knowing the maps and strategies, and knowing your end goals in the tech trees. Might be worth a premium account for a month or two to help speed up the recovery.
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  11. SkidMarx

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    I'm not wallet warrior either.:lol3
    I have taken advantage of a few promos they've had in the past that gave away gold or premium accounts, but I got everything else the hard way.
    That being said, I did actually buy some gold (a whole $7 worth) last night. I'm getting tired of getting the crap kicked out of me in my M4 an would like to move try something different so I'm going to go premium for a week.
    I'll still keep my M7 though. It's fun to play and a good money maker. Maybe I'll start playing it more now that I have some other people to play with.
    It's fast so I could spot for you.

    The Lee is a turd. I played through it in the Beta so I knew to avoid it this time around.
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  12. Switchblade315

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    If yall want a voice chat I would go Ventrillo. We use it on WOW and it's the best voice clint I've seen. I can probly get my GM to make a WOT channle on our server for us to try. I'll ask him tonight.
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  13. MN_Smurf

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    I've used Vent before, when I was racing in a Nascar league. Switch, it would be awesome if your WOW guys would share their server. Voice comms (regardless of what program you use, as long as it works) make all the difference in games like this.



    I played hard to take advantage of the half price equipment specials they had a couple of weeks ago. I might have to move my 90% M3 Stuart crew up to my M5 Stuart and start grinding on that one so I can get the M7 medium.
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  14. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I don't see why he wouldn't let me make a WOT channel. Actually i could probably just go and make it and he'd never question it. But he does pay for the server so I'll ask first. We all ready have channels for other games that we made last week. And I'm getting some of them playing WOT so I think I'll have it done by tomorrow night.

    Tonight is raid night for our guild so I won't be on WOT. Well unless things fall through over there on WOW. :lol3
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  15. SkidMarx

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    The M7 isn't that great at first . I like the 6-pounder for a gun. It's damage is only 75, but at 30 rnd/min it can put some lead out.
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  16. MN_Smurf

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    Sounds like death by 1000 paper cuts......
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  17. SkidMarx

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    Once you get the good parts and the equipment to load and aim faster, you can do the 'circle of death' on the heavy slow tanks. Their turret can't keep up and they can't run away.
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  18. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Yeah but a KV with the 122 can 1 shot you... M7 is less painfull than M3 lee, but only just...
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  19. AKjeff

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    Do you need to buy gold to get the more powerful anti-tank rounds?
    I can't purchase the rounds, yet I suspect they are being used on me.
    I'm being taken out awfully quick, and not doing much damage to my attacker.
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  20. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I haven't used gold rounds yet......IMHO, they're just a good way to waste money on the game. What tank or tanks are you using, and are they fully upgraded?