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

  1. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    Funny thing....

    I have an airsoft tank as well, one of the Hen Long M-41's. It's a little larger than the T-72. I actually managed to shoot a bird in the yard one day with it. I also shot my last cat, sometimes point blank. He never even batted an eye. I don't think he even felt it, thru his fur. Of course it wasn't exactally the strongest airsoft gun ever, but still..
  2. JonU

    JonU Been here awhile

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    Get that thing pulling security on the Kitten lol. One shot and it would probably stay away from the computer at that point.
  3. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I agree, and thank you guys!
  4. ~DC~

    ~DC~ An Internet Legend

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    I hate when this happens!
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  5. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    It could be worse, you could have been the Jag Panther on the opfor one of our last games tonight that had 4500 damage and a loss... :evil Doom Turtle Junior strikes again. :lol3
  6. ~DC~

    ~DC~ An Internet Legend

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  7. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    With the T49, and to a lesser extent the Hellcat and M8A1, selection of shell's is very important, if you choose to carry all 3 shell types then even more so.

    I have run out of shells in all 3 of the above tanks, if you watch your shell placement and sometimes wait a few secconds for the fleshy spots to be exposed to your gun then when you run out of shells it is about when the opfor runs out of tanks to shoot and it will turn out to be a big game. :D
  8. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    You missed my 5k plus damage each, 7 game losing streak earlier in the week. It was brutal!

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  9. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I have come to the realization that with the american TD's, even though I love the hellcat, the non turreted td's work better for my play style in most situations.

    I am at a point of decision where I need to choose which branch to continue on from Tier 8, and I would like some input on which TD I should keep going up the line with and which I should sell.

    I am leaning towards the T95 as my next American tank. The Prototype would be sold and the crew transfered to the T18 for some seal clubbing action. I do plan at some point to continue up the line, but I have way to many lines that are stalled out at tier 8 right now.

    Who has gone up both lines? What are your thoughts about the Tier 9's and 10's?

    Part of the deal with selling one of the TD's is that I will be freeing up 3-4 more slots to help buy the deathstar soon (80,000 xp away, and that will be flipping the xp) and looking for some lower tier tanks to take those slots. Maybe I will play my first battle in a french tank soon... :D
  10. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Hate to suggest this, but both.

    If you own a T34 American premium, and have played it extensively, the T30 (the next up from the amazing Prototype) is a playstyle / tank that is already ingrained into prolific T34 users.

    I guess I shouldn't be answering at all since I don't have the T95 yet, but it's not like I'm unaware of it since I'm already through the T28, and since I've studied the T95 playstyle for what seems like two years now.

    You won't ever come away thanking me and telling me the T30 was amazing, but it's a T34 heavy for higher tier matches, and to that end it plays just fine.

    Edit: I almost added one more thought to that last sentence, but didn't because I was on the fence about saying it. But now will. I'm not so sure the T110E4 was worth buying. There, I wrote it. Still on the fence, but I feel like by tier ten I should be happy with my choices of where I spent the 6 million Silver.
  11. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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    A whole lot of carnage, and (apparently) no contributions by yours truly... Actually, we were holding the pass rather well, and I kept getting shots into opfor but very few pens with the mighty B2.

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  12. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    The most lemming deathpile I've ever seen, :lol:

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  13. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Norm caught me whilst I was making a tough decision today, but I think I made the right one.

    My ARL V39 tank destroyer was fully researched, yet in both solo or platoon matches I couldn't really seem to do much, even with Gold rounds. The damned thing is nearly the lowest performer (for me and my play style) I have ever had the pleasure of operating.

    I decided to sell the tank because the XP just wasn't even seeming to move in a forward direction. I just wan't going to be able to get out of the ARL V39 before the decade is over.

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    so...

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    Norm patiently stood by as I researched other possibilities to buy (was looking for tier 6's, but considering others), and I came up with trying the Chinese line.

    Norm and I platooned up, and Hello Baby! Papa's got a brand new bag. :lol3 Thanks for the games, Norm!

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  14. JonU

    JonU Been here awhile

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    That was a fun game. We had quite a few good ones yesterday actually.

    This is from last night. What do you do with a heavy that sits and tries to snipe with the TDs?

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    Use them as cover of course!

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  15. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    That was too much fun this morning! Great playing with you, Dave! :freaky

    But I wasn't patiently sitting around. You see, last night I decided, Smithy gave me a good tobacco recommendation, therefore, maybe he is on to something with that Churchill 3. I looked at it and thought, 1500 Gold? That's a good sale! And I bought it. About 5 minutes later Morgue pipes up, "Dude, that's not a sale. That's its regular price." But by that time I was having a blast in my new tank and couldn't care less. I played one round in it before going to bed, then two this morning while Dave was looking for a new tank. Here are the results, in order:

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    So yeah. Currently, after 3 battles, I have a 100% win rate and 1057 average XP per match:

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    I am a little nervous for match 4... :D
  16. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    So... they posted the December and January sales plans, and it's rather complex. Here is the link to all the sales, but I will quote the bits that are universal. The next client, with 8.10, will have the sales in-client which should be easier to understand and keep track of. Last heard is 8.10 before Christmas.

    New Year's Discounts Part 1: December 16-January 16 In our first big set of discounts for the holiday, we're slashing prices on a variety of Garage and Crew-related items!
    Start Date: Monday, December 16, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Wednesday, January 16, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="3">Discounts</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Garage Slots
    50% Off (Gold)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Crew Training
    50% Off (Gold/Credits)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Resetting Crew Skills
    50% Off (Gold/Credits)</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 200px;">Crew Personal Data[​IMG]
    50% Off (Gold)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Consumables
    50% Off (Gold/Credits)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Barracks Slots
    50% Off (Gold)</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 200px;" colspan="3">[​IMG]Premium Account (Gold)
    3 days for 350
    7 days for 680</td></tr></tbody></table>
    March of Nations: December 16-January 16

    The nations represented in World of Tanks all have their strengths and weaknesses, and are worth sampling across the board -- you never know when a new tank may be "the one!" In our March of Nations series, we both recognize the qualities of each nation, and offer sizeable discounts on many of their tanks, giving you a great chance to see what it's like on the other side, or pick up that tank you've been pining for.
    Start Date: Monday, December 16, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Wednesday, January 16, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="3">Discounts</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 300px;">[​IMG]Non-Premium Vehicles
    Tiers VIII-X: 15% Off (Credits)</td></tr></tbody></table>
    Retrospective 2013: December 20-23

    In 2013, Wargaming celebrated two big moments: the company's 15th anniversary, and winning the Golden Joystick Award for the second year in a row! As a means of reflection on those milestones, we're doubling Experience whether you win or lose!
    Start Date: Friday, December 20, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Monday, December 23, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Mission/Objective</th> <th style="width: 222px;">Restrictions</th> <th style="width: 222px;">Reward</th> </tr> <tr> <td> 2x for Victories
    Win a battle.
    </td> <td>
    • Random battles only
    • Does not apply to "first victory of the day" bonus
    </td> <td> 2x Experience
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 2x for Losses
    Lose a battle.
    </td> <td>
    • Random battles only
    </td> <td>2x Experience</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Bonus</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]Crew Experience
    1.5x</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Tanksmas Crew Party: December 23 - January 2

    For the rest of December and into the New Year holiday, you can take advantage of increased Crew Experience.
    Start Date: Monday, December 23, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Thursday, January 2, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Bonus</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]Crew Experience
    2x</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> New Year's Discounts Part 2: December 25-January 8

    Equipment sale. Need we say more?
    Start Date: Wednesday, December 25, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Wednesday, January 8, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="3">Discounts</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Equipment
    50% Off (Credits)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Camouflage
    50% Off (Gold/Credits)</td> <td style="width: 200px;">[​IMG]Emblems/Inscriptions
    50% Off (Gold/Credits)</td> </tr> <tr> <td scope="row">Premium Vehicles (Gold)[​IMG]
    Tier IV: 50% Off
    Tiers VI-VII: 30% Off
    Tier VIII: 15% Off</td> <td colspan="2" scope="row">
    [​IMG]Premium Account (Gold)
    180 Days or 360 Days: 15% Off</td></tr></tbody></table>
    New Year's Tank: December 25 - January 16

    Log in to World of Tanks between December 25 and January 16 to receive your New Year's gift: the Light Mk. VIC!

    Rocking New Year: January 2-5

    Happy New Year! Enjoy five times the Experience for your first victory of the day in any vehicle.
    Start Date: Thursday, January 2, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Sunday, January 5, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Bonus</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]First Victory of the Day
    5x Experience</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Be True to Your Crew: January 5-8

    After the victory Experience boost, we're activating a big boost in Crew Experience earned for a few days.
    Start Date: Sunday, January 5, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Wednesday, January 8, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Bonus</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]Crew Experience
    3x</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Electric-Tank-a-loo: January 8-16

    As January rolls on, you can still enjoy increased Crew Experience.
    Start Date: Wednesday, January 8, 03:30 PST (06:30 EST)
    End Date: Thursday, January 16, 03:00 PST (06:00 EST)
    <table class="t-table" style="width: 95%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Bonus</th> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]Crew Experience
    2x</td></tr></tbody></table>
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    What is "crew personal data"?

    Whether they wear boys or girls panties?
  18. JonU

    JonU Been here awhile

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    Look at this little gem! At first I was worried cause only myself and one other TD went the same direction. But then a couple of heavies came over to lend a hand. I'll get a video uploaded later for a critque

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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I don't like playing the Churchill III. That said.... :super
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  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Two 'for fun' shots I took, one of enemy carnage, and one of impending carnage with an organized arty fight (with three BatChats as enforcers if anyone broke the rules):

    Carnage:

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    Arty fight - rules were to meet in the middle, no player was ever allowed to stop their arty (unless tracked), and fire at anyone and everyone. Last arty standing won Gold.

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