World of Tanks

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

  1. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Now have a FYYFF tag, so someone got the TPS report :D
  2. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Yeah, got you added.

    My ADV Sticker is still missing, so wG.net still has some work to do...
  3. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    2 fps makes all apsects of the game tough

    somehow i got 2 tanks,1 shot 1 kill with the kv-2

    that thing is so slow fps doesn't matter
  4. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    IS-8 in garage, but still need 20k exp to get the tracks to mount the BL-9.
  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    My suggestion: don't play it until you get the M62-T2 gun on it. At that point it's worth it. Up to that point it's weaker armor and questionable gun was giving me fits.

    It's rival, the M103, seemed much more effective with it's next to last gun. The IS-8 made me spend the gold to convert the credits to get the biggest gun... first tank ever to make me do that. The plus side is that this then also researches the biggest gun for the IS-4, so it didn't seem that bad of a deal.

    There again, I could have been using it wrong. I have since adopted the theory that the IS-8 is, to me and to the game, in reality a medium tank (speed, but weaker armor). Play it as such and it can really help the team.

    Had I been playing it like that, instead of like a tier 9 heavy, I may have been able to make better use of the BL-9 gun since I'd be taking territory the the opposing mediums would be at... which are much nicer to shoot at. At the time, though, it was a new to the game tank and people just considered it another heavy, and expected it to take the normal heavy lines at the normal heavy speed. The guys in the clan I joined gave up on it, but then expected me to treat it like it was a normal heavily-armored tier 9 (all the while telling me to just sell it). Screw that.
  6. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Maybe I should have finished researching the modules for the T-54 before getting the IS-8.... tedious grind continues.. :cry
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Got my stickers back - had to follow directions sent in response to my support ticket, quoted below. Let me know if you're still missing them after going through this process.

  8. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Works for me....stickers are back. :clap
  9. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    So.. i have an itch. To spend some gold on a premium tank. Why? Cause I'm dumb. Plus I'd like to get some higher tired tanks to platoon with yall a bit sooner as i do my normal grind. It's a toss up between the T34, KV-5 or IS-6. Sway me.
  10. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Gosh, you gotta really define what you enjoy in the game I'd think - there is that much of a difference between making the KV-5 effective and the T-34.

    I really don't know anything about the IS-6 aside from what people keep saying based on its stats... and I've found it best to ignore most players' opinions in the game.

    I bought the KV-5 because I already had the T-34. I wouldn't have bought the KV-5 as a first tier 8 premium... but now I'm not so sure it would have been a bad choice as a first.

    A quirk that hits me is that if you're one to platoon a lot with other like-tiers, then platooning with tier-8's that aren't KV-5's seems to cancel out the slightly better Match-Maker slotting the KV-5 gets on its own.

    There are other considerations, too... but I guess a major one is just that which country's heavies do you want the ability to cross-train in the tier-8?
  11. brewer90

    brewer90 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. It worked for me.
  12. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Recent additions...

    AllenTC2 - ClownSix
    janeuner - Getsome
    newcastleadam - newcastleadam

    We got quite a crew going. :clap
  13. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    And there are a bunch of really good players in this crew......I continue to be impressed by the skill level in this group. Anytime any of you come through Detroit, there is a cold beer (or three) and a soft bed waiting for you because teaming with you guys makes this game worth playing.
  14. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    I just enjoy the game as a whole. I ended up getting the T34. Im so used to TD play style but its nice to learn a different way.
  15. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    The T-34 is a good tank. Don't be afraid to switch up using AP and HE more with it than you do other tanks - the gun is big enough that HE is sometimes the best bet when AP just won't pen... like on the top of turrets and such. This works well, after a while, against other T34's, T32's and T29's that you can only see the turret of.
  16. nitrox32

    nitrox32 Adventurer

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    I loaded this mod yesterday. It took a little getting use to but I like it now. It appears that you can zoom out further on the map that is nice when I play my arty :D.
  17. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    Good tip, i'll try that.

    After only my 6th game with the T34, it appears i'm getting proficiant with heavy tanking. Got a 3 kill game, getting me enough money to get my SU-152. I like it. Slow.. but damn does it pack a wallop!
  18. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Allright kids, I'm out. See you Friday evening. There's a couple Deputy's in the clan in case anything needs tweaking, or new members approved. Don't blow the place up while I'm gone please.




    Oh, and have fun!
  19. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    C'ya Smithy - Have fun!
  20. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I coulnd't swing that big a purchase without the missus beating me with a stick so I settled for a RAM II.

    It needs a different play style that the Churchill. The Churchill definitely loads faster. The Ram drives faster and seems to sight faster too. I added the rammer right away and spend the extra for a 100% crew.

    I seemed to be able to kill lots of stuff with the Priest this weekend, the rest of my garage not so much. I swear the E8 turned into a shell magnet over the last few months. I used to be able to sit, sight and snipe pretty effectively but I can't get any damage out of the gun anymore and I die way faster than I used to.

    7.4 is really dragging my already marginal system down. I've got a spare PC that my 9 Y.O. and I are going to upgrade over the next couple months.

    That teamspeak thing is pretty cool. Wife said I might as well get a decent headset instead of a cheapie. I think she regretted that Saturday night:lol3