World of Tanks

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

  1. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    best game I ever had on the european server was with the 152. 8 Kills, and none of them were garbage pickin (finishing somebodys target). but yeah you gotta be close with that thing.:deal
  2. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    First game I ever played in the KV with the 152 was on Campanovka.




    Yeah, that went well....:lol3
  3. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I don't think I ever fired 8 shots with my 152. What's that, 4 minutes of reloading alone? :lol3
  4. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Just when I thought I'd sell my tier II, T-57 to make room for weekend special:

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  5. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I'm finding tier 5 is the most fun to play. Above that gets tedious quick.
  6. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I'm still having trouble dealing with the fact that eventually anyone, and everyone, who wants a tier 10 will get one.

    I go into battle with a tier 9 - a good one - and expect to have a good battle (win or lose)... instead, my team's three E-100's all managed to die before me, all without a kill amongst them.

    I was drunk last week and was convinced by a not-so-great-playing, drunk clan-mate that the E-50 line was awesome... so I bought a Panther :cry I wish I had waited and spent the free XP and the credits on a worthwhile tank. ... The 8.8mm isn't worth playing, but I'm stuck with it until I downgrade to the smaller 7.5mm for tier-7 correct penetration with tier 5 damage.
  7. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    I hear you....I'm liking my tier 5 and 6 tanks most right now, especially since they're running with 100% crews. When you have a bad run, they'll at least break even. When you have a good run....:deal
  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    0.7.3 went live on the Russian servers. Expected to hit EU and NA servers early next week.
  9. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    havent been on the game much the last two weeks. between being sick and the fact that my guild over on World Of Warcraft has woke up I just havent had time.
  10. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I agree. I just had a bad night. I think I won one in 10 last night. Lost more than I made.

    What's on sale this weekend besides the 25/2?
  11. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Nice, I'm ready for a couple of free slots/tanks....
  12. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    so from what I've read, both the KV3 and KV = free slots? If you have both, two free slots?

    I've researched the IS from the KV3, and want to dump it when the free slots come up. Unless there's something interesting to get from the KV3 after the bump up in tiers for it that isn't 70K xp points away...

    I get annoyed when my PzIV doesn't get 4 or more kills in a match. But I've not been playing much. Waiting for the 7.3 update.
  13. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    KV splits to KV-1 (Tier 5) and KV-2 (Tier 6). As long as you have the tall turret researched and the KV in the garage, you will get the KV-2 and a slot for free. KV-3 goes to Tier 7 and is replaced by T-150 at Tier 6. If you have a KV-3 in the garage, you will receive the T-150 and a slot for free.

    T-150 will lead to the IS line, topping out with the IS-7. KV-3 will lead to KV-4, ST-I and IS-4.
  14. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    KV3 will make an awful tier 7 tank, unless they tweak it. But I like free stuff, so, cool.
  15. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    It does get some tweaks....if I think about it, I'll log into the test server tonight and grab screen shots of the research trees.
  16. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    My son has a KV with the tall turret.

    We play each others tanks for S&G, makes it more fun that way. He's going Russian and US heavy route.

    We both found that if we take the game a smidge less seriously, it's WAYYYYYY for fun.
  17. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    New Russian tank tree.....

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    T-150

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    KV-3

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    Edit: I should also add that the KV-3 gets a buff to 1300 hit points equipped as shown above.
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Thank you!

    If the XP really does transfer over, I should be able to research the KV-4 immediately if it remains 53k XP... I have that much saved up on my KV-3.

    Let me tell ya... I always considered the KV-3 and the Tiger (regular, not P) to be equal... I beat a ton of Tigers with my KV-3, and similarly was pretty useless too many times when playing a Tiger... If the armor tendencies remain the same in addition to the armor HP buff... it just won't be a fair match at Tier 7 at all.
  19. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    This game is starting to get a bit silly with the types of cannon that can be put on these tanks... just sayin..
  20. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    They threw the "Tank battle simulator" aspect out pretty early if it even ever existed.
    They went for gameplay and I'm glad they did. The extra options makes it more interesting IMO. I like tanks, but I'm no purist. I want a fun tank game where I can drive around and blow shit up. Exactly what WOT is.
    I have a friend that won't play WOT anymore because it isn't accurate enough for him. He knows weay too many real tank specs and the tweaks thay made for gameplay drive him nuts.

    Fun fact: You can change one of the files and have any gun on any tank(display only). The gun still performs like what you have mounted, It just looks different to you. I saw screenshots of some of those giant tier 10 guns on light tanks. pretty funny