World of Tanks

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

  1. Audaciter

    Audaciter Long timer

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    I ended up with the E4. Generally speaking, I can't stand anything that doesn't have a turret.

    The E4 is a lot of fun. Bounces a lot more than the T30 did.
  2. Ebein

    Ebein Been here awhile

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    Yep, lvl 110 brits ( Lion II ). Level 90 US carrier, Level 80 US BB ( NoCar ), Level 80 German, Bismarck. lvl 100 brit carrier, level 70 jap bb. bunch of other crews, since I played that game like I play this one.

    Im looking forward to World of Battleships far more than World of Warplanes.
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    +1 :freaky

    I have Leopard PT and have kept the IP because I enjoy playing it.
    I'm sure I'll sell the PT because the Leopard 1 is the same tank only better; I'll probably still keep the Indien.
  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Tried playing tonight despite clogged sinuses from the (well worth it) dust-ride on Sunday.

    At the end, ended up with two tier 8's on my team that were deathly afraid of a single Tier 7 (the _BAD_ player, Gregor), while I was one-shottable, and solo on my side of the map save for an utterly useless SU-100 that didn't want to come up and help. I'll let you be the judge of my team's Hummel artillery effectiveness.

    My Lowe teammate actually stated "Well, looks like a Draw" when he and the T32 were too afraid to take on Gregor's T29 with three minutes left to go. I had to rely on lady luck, take out who I could, and push in.

    I gave up playing the game for tonight - not worth the effort with a sinus problem. I just wanted a good time. :huh

    [​IMG]

    Good XP though.
  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    This is worth getting out of bed and typing up for those interested in history I guess.

    "The use of tank destroyers in the artillery support role [firing as artillery] during the North Africa campaign spurred Allied Forces Headquarters to inform the War Department that field commanders wanted tank destroyer battalions to improve their capability for indirect fire. A TD battalion had the same number of pieces as three battalions of light field artillery, and by the end of the campaign, TD battalions had fired more rounds in artillery missions than in any other role." pg. 70
  6. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Here's a replay from Papalobster......

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  7. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    every time I watch a replay like that I find myself trying to control the tank :lol3

    not many matches for me the last couple weeks. Reckon I have time for a couple now while waiting for the sun to light up my bathroom so I can paint :evil
  8. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Kinda boring till 6:30 or so. Resetting the cap against those 2 fellas in a little TD. I was doing fine till they landed one one my engine. I figured my Team, with what 4 tanks? Could have made it to cap.
  9. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    yeah that's some bullshit. I knew the GWPanther wasn't worth a shit after the nerf. Rarely hits and when it does it's for just a couple hundred damage. To further illustrate my point, I just direct fired into the side of an IS3 from about 50 yards and did just over 300 damage :huh

    I'm done with that SPG.
  10. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I played the M53 for a couple games, still liking it. Quite a ways to go before I get the big gun though.

    Super P seems to have lost it's edge. Plays like a slow M46, but pays a bit more.

    I have a helluva crew from my Stug, or I have a decent one in the SU-101. Thinking about selling the Super P and getting either the Jagd 8.8 or the SU-122-44. Thoughts?

    And yeah, I've been patiently waiting for WoWarships too. I've enjoyed naval sims going back to the early 90's and playing silent hunter and the various Janes sims.
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    My thoughts are that the German line continues to be not worth investing in over the long term save for their premium tanks. Between tiers 7 through 9 there are a few good ones, but for all the effort the end-game of tier ten sorta sucks. As long as you keep specific tanks / TD's (not higher tier arty) just for fun, it's an OK group of tanks to dabble in. I'd go for the 8.8 just to make more Silver.

    I haven't played my Super P much, so I can't say that I'm selling it.
  12. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    You'd have won easily if you were firing AP.
  13. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Has anyone read up on this nugget of advice - to use regular AP rounds on the sides of tanks, but HEAT rounds (if that's your tank's Gold round type) for frontal shots?

    I don't know anything about the reasoning, and haven't thought about it much.
  14. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    After the first impact, HEAT loses penetration very quickly as it passes through spaced armor. In general, tracks are treated as spaced armor.

    Don't have the original source, but here's a followup clarification from ftr:

    The penetration loss is massive. You need something like 700mm of HEAT penetration to get through the tracks of an E-100.
  15. we3

    we3 Been here awhile

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    Most likely for penetration reasons.
    I carry about 20 "gold" rounds on every tank for the times I need to send my very best.

    Like when you need to reset the cap - alone - before help arrives.
    I'll switch from the 283 mm pen to the 333 mm pen and pray.

    My problem is I carry gold rounds and there fun to $hoot.
  16. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Maybe.....had I had a chance to stop and aim. My goal was to reset the cap and cries of That one bounced or they dinged us, doesn't do much to reset the timer. Using HE, I tend to do very little damage, but the damage it does resets the timer.

    The rest of my team was headed for cap and I thought they could pull it off if I just reset ours.
  17. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Yeah, HE is the go-to for resetting cap more reliably. Sounds like you did right.
  18. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Yay! They're adding the track links as armor! :clap
  19. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    Ok, my re-install is complete. Engiand's xvm and Locastan's mini map. all is right with the world now. :clap I have no idea what happend with my install of Roughneck's, but it never worked completely for me and when I tried to remove it I screwed something up and corruped the game...
  20. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    hey, do we have an update on Mike? how is he fairing?