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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Wow... sounds close to my build here.

    I have a lesser vid card though. Hope it works out.
  2. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Got ARL 39 and that little premium TD just for that reason.
  3. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I used a little gold a la Geek and have the S35CA. I put my FCM 36 Pak 40 crew in it, but it says it's not trained for the S35 so i can use my perks? I thought I could put the gold tank crew in and all was fine?

    I found an extra spall liner....so I threw it on teh Super P:lol3
  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    When I was first outfitting the Super P I ran out of moolah... so I threw the toolkit I had in the garage on. Now the Super P normally has my best medium crew, so they nearly all have the Mechanic skill trained to high numbers (because a tracked medium is a dead medium).

    I found that with the perk and the box... I won't take the toolbox off of my Super P.
  5. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    I think you did what I did once.
    Is the crew trained for the FCM or is it trained for any other French TD?

    If you have them speced for the FCM, then you're hosed. You can move a crew that is same nation, same vehicle line IN TO a premium vehicle if they are specd for the NON-Premium vehicle.

    Example - retrain them to the S35CA and then you can move them back and forth between the non-premium and premium TD.


    (did I reply that in Engrish?)
  6. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    Did you know that the Large repair kit while equipped, passively adds 10% to crew's field-repair speed. When used, the kit repairs all currently damaged modules until the end of battle when activated by the respective button.

    So I mount one on some vehicles, add Toolox and have them specd repair for faster repairs... also note Brothers in Arms also adds another 5% to the skill/speed

    You can spend the 50 gold for the large repair - or buy it for silver now also - just don't use it (unless really needed) - so just by sitting on your vehicle, it will boost your crews repair skill by 10%

    - Side note - same thing for the large health pack - while equipped, provides 15% resistance to crew injury from penetrating hits.

    And on the JagdTiger 8.8 (premium TD) the second loader is ALWAYS dieing - I dropped it on the TD and the +15% boost to crew health does the trick and keeps him alive.
  7. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I'll use a large tool kit on clan wars tanks in clan wars, but otherwise I'm far too used to using repair kits (motor skill down pat to hit that button) to afford large ones for pub matches.

    Now the gold / large fire extinguisher goes on nearly everything, but not the repair or the medical.

    I'll start assessing my tanks and test out large medicals though. I used to use small medical kits at just about half the rate of small repair kits, but no longer... and I'm not sure what changed. I could probably do large med kits on a few more tanks now.
  8. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    This was a sweet game in my Jagdtiger. 7 kills. 93% hit ratio. 4,803 damage dealt. 3,524 exp (including +20% bonus, second x2 bonus, premium account). Our last player got 100% cap for the win (with less than 30 seconds left in the game) in a 1 on 1 against an IS-8 who had 8 kills. Both our last player and the enemy IS-8 were down below 20 health.
    [​IMG]
  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Few questions.

    1 xvm is working, but not allowing for the zoom out of the camera. Any suggestions? It really changes the game play for me.

    2 I probably know the answer to this, but I really liked one of the mini map mods that had distancing lines and a direct point line of where your gun was pointed. Had that on one of the older versions. I also have gotten very addicted to the "last known point" info that the xvm map gives you. Wish there was some way to combine them.

    3. I like the "stock" hit register better than the xvm, you know, where the health bar flashes yellow. Im sure you can turn it off, but dont know how. Any ideas?
  10. Rafiki

    Rafiki Some Dude

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    The zoom out and the map lines are mods separate from xvm.
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    After I installed the new xvm I copied over my old config files and I got everything back for the most part.

    The only quirks:
    I have my 600m red box on the minimap and the 500m max spotting ring, but I'm not getting the tanks actual vision ring I used. To get. The direction lines all work.

    My last know location markers aren't going away when a tank dies so as the map continues I have little pink markers all over the place.


    .mobile
  12. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    @ Frecks - :clap I love those games - I typically call them "Slug fests"
    And when there THAT good - I don't mind losing either, as long as they are played well and played hard by everyone involved.... its just cool that sometime the stars are aligned and 30 random people gave all.

    Bonus that you won. Good one.

    I recently just re-purchased my Ferd back and am looking forward to my JgdTiger.
  13. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    Going to be "new tank week" for me (perfect timing with the discounted crew retraining special this weekend) :clap.
    Already purchased the T20 and the wz-131. I have the Caernarvon unlocked (but haven't pulled the trigger yet due to garage space/not wanting to sell Black Prince) and will be unlocking and purchasing the Cromwell today or tomorrow.

    Gotta love that new tank smell...
  14. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Looks like I will re-train my crew for the S35 then. Darn it, I had it backwards.

    The S35 fails to impress so far.
  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'll be in there off and on all day today - see you there!
    :freaky
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Papa: it is pretty easy to tell if a crew fits ... next to each crew members name (when in the tank) look at the 100%:

    100% = No Penalty
    100% = Penalty
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I think most of us play pretty much any Tier you'd like :freaky
    my current garage:

    [​IMG]

    (changes daily :photog )
  18. Morgue

    Morgue Been here awhile

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    How I imagine Jay Leno's WoT garage looks.


    :hide
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    His would have a turbine powered tank... and a steam powered tank :rofl

    ...and he wouldn't have any milkcrates on the back. :hide
  20. Morgue

    Morgue Been here awhile

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    I had the same issue; no zoom out. I installed this zoom out mod and it so far has worked better than whatever was handling it for me in 8.6

    http://wot-shot.com/zoom/


    Locastan's enhanced mimi-map is popular and would add the features you mentioned. Should be able to install it over whatever xvm files are in place. I do not use this, but I just know this has been recommended often.

    http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/95330-locastans-enh-hd-minimap-gen-2-87/