World of Tanks

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

  1. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    Well, that's what I figured it was too. But it says if I didn't have premium, then I would of only gotten 200k something...

    Hmm?


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  2. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    Well (Lobster) it took 4.5 hours and a lot of losses as a platoon to do it, but

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    Also, I have never had this much spotting damage, much less with an IS3 :eek1

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  3. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    No tracks? :lol3
  4. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    that is the long awaited hover tank. :rofl
  5. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    since going solo this evening, I am at 60% :lol3

    Boomer always scores alone! er. no wait. damnit.
  6. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I had the same thing happen to me today. 0-5 with Smithy then I went 13-15 by myself and had some mixed results after that. ended up 75% on the night though.
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Except in our case, it probably was me dragging you down. I was having a shitty afternoon on many levels, not just WoT. We'll see how today stacks up.
  8. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Xvm was completely against us every battle though, like 20% chance to win.

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  9. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I retired with 10 kills to go. Just couldn't get the final kill shots in. I don't accuse people of stealing kills usually but it seems that with the special, folks are getting new "skills".

    Maybe I'll try again tonight. I have to help Nathan get his 76 M880 in running condition so when he gets his regular license, he can terrorize the town with his army truck:lol3
  10. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    So in that game I posted yesterday, 2687 damage in a Wolverine, I learned some things by watching the replay a couple of times:

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/X8EVyF6sNkc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    What I learned:
    1. I need to get to the engagement earlier. By the time I really started dealing damage, it was 7-1 my team was down.
    2. I need to let the enemy tanks get out of cover farther before shooting them. With the Wolverine's reload, I could've knocked out that Panzer IV twice if I had let it come out of cover farther before beginning to plink away. As it was, it took me a few minutes to get it out of the game.
    3. I need to stay below the crest of the hill better. I could've easily been spotted and shot when moving across the crest of that hill when it would've been much more sane to drop below the bush, turn to the right, and drive instead.
    4. It pays to not get shot. It is mentally much more calm for me. Watching the WGLNA finals, tankers kept talking about calming down, finding their grove, and just getting the job done without stress or over-reaction. For me, not getting shot helps this. I need to learn to do this while getting shot.

    Thanks, Janeuner, for turning me on to Bandicam. Higher quality than camstudio and easy to use.

    Today, however, I started the day with a five kill round in my T40 -- which is a really incredible little tier 4 tank, one of my long-time keepers: great hull down due to the high placement of the gun, the T49's gun with great traverse at tier 4, 400m view range at tier 4, and astounding gun ascension and great depression too. :deal Plus, it's based on the Lee's chassis. :D Then I moved on to the Wolverine for my second round and had this:

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    Another five kill round! Yay! Ten kills in two rounds. :wink: You may notice that this time I took damage -- as opposed to yesterday's round of 51 more damage -- but that was from me being boneheaded and catching sweet air off a sick jump. :cry I'll post a replay later after I watch it a few times to learn what I can.

    If anybody wants, I am always open to critiques. There's a video above.

    TL;DR: Buy a Wolverine.

    EDIT: And the next round was 956 damage and four kills in the T40. Jeez! It feels like clubbing baby seals this morning on the West server.

    EDIT 2: HAHAHAHA. Next round was 6 kills and 2100 damage in the Wolverine. 4 rounds, 20 kills.
  11. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    This Wolverine seriously kicks butt. Definitely found my groove with it!



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  12. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Nice! :clap How much damage did you do?
  13. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    About 249X-ish. I was in the thick of it too on accident, but had a little Stuart to hide behind, lmao.
  14. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    :eek1 Great work, man!!! :clap
  15. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    What's this? A properly sized and legible screen shot?!

    Impressive! :clap
  16. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    Its the Cut function, :p

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  17. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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    Shift+Ctrl+X will crop in Windows 7 paint. :deal
  18. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    Wolveriners, is there a point to upgrading the turret? Looks like all it would do is add weight and slow down my turreting (I just made that word up).

    Or am I missing the bigger picture? :huh

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  19. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    So here is the replay for the match I posted the battle summary for earlier:

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MSZyGFJJu1c" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    So in this one I got to the battle early enough to start dealing damage at that first encounter, but I learned a few things:

    1. I trust my camo too much. Being deeper in cover could have let me not get shot at all. Camo helps tremendously, but it can become a crutch. Getting caught out in the open sucks quickly.
    2. Sick air off of sweet jumps are for the training rooms, not battles. Pretty boneheaded move on my part.
    3. I should have decided where to go more quickly near the end. The OpFor had two tanks left, I knew exactly where they were, and I didn't make a decision on where to go for about 30 seconds. Too slow. Much too slow.

    Any critiques welcome.
  20. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    It adds 20 more hit points and increases your rate of fire. :deal