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Grimm65 : (17 August 2017 - 03:39 PM)

the question now is - did the test pass or fail!!!

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fail..where is everyone...

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Testing of course!

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What was the test for?

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Welcome to the forums Babbaganouj :)

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Woooo~ I have finally found my people haha!

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welcome, sir.

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por que

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Anyone want in for fantasy football? Draft tonight at 8PM EST.

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#192300 Random pics from the internets (might be NSFW/K)

Posted by xxDerPittsxx on 03 September 2015 - 04:45 PM


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#189875 105 leFH18B2 is back!

Posted by SlyGambit on 21 August 2015 - 12:53 PM

So we get an OP T5 arty that trains French Arty crews, makes good money, and trolls people almost as much as the FV, 3000 gold, 14 days premium AND Maida's neverending tears of disapproval? 


Man, that's a sweet deal.

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#78412 Read Me

Posted by Teknophyl on 05 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

We are Dads.

Regardless of your personal console of choice, we are Dads.

Regardless of who you voted for, what being you do or don't pray to, we are Dads.

Regardless of your opinion, as strong or weak as it is, towards one game company, game platform, game type, game style, game hardware, game software, game personality, we are Dads.

Regardless of your income level, your employment status, we are Dads.

Regardless of your showering frequency, your beer gut size, your measure of hair on your head or ears, we are Dads.

Potato, po-tah-to, the point is, we are Dads. We are also, by default, men. And as men I hope that we can all agree or disagree with respect and courtesy, expressing our thoughts and opinions while acknowledging differing view points with that same respect and courtesy, because we are men, and we are Dads.

You came to this site in order to commune with others who are like you - Dads. And in this world, we are going to find people who do not agree with us, who are going to rub us the wrong way, who you may not like, or agree with. But I will respect you because if you are anything like me then your first and foremost "thing that you are" is a Dad.

I don't care what you play. I don't care if you think Xbox gamers are [insert your choice of word here] while Sony gamers are [insert your choice of word here] and PC gamers are [you get the drill by now]. I don't care because I respect all of you, not because of what you play, but because you share the same thoughts, feelings, and insecurities that I do - not because of what you play, but because you are, like me, a Dad.

We have different hobbies, interests, and senses of humor. You may not think something I do is very interesting or fulfilling or funny. But we can express that while recognizing that we share something - the fact that we are Dads.

I personally do not think any console argument is worth leaving a community of people who are so much like me. As men we don't get a lot of opportunities to share in the "softer" side of being a dad (just go to the Support forum if you don't understand what I mean by this). I would have a really hard time dealing with things that come up as a Dad if I didn't have other people who were like me to talk to. In other words, I would respect the opinions of a WoT player who had insight into a discipline issue - and that would not change just because I am not a tanker.

I freely admit that on two occasions I considered leaving the site. I thought it was a WoT focused site, and I didn't know anyone, and I am not smart enough to be a tanker (and it's just not my bag). But when I thought about it I realized the problem wasn't anyone else's but mine. And when I realized I was only hurting myself by leaving (because again, I'm a Dad), I decided to stay, and I am so glad I did because then I wouldn't have met any of you. I wouldn't have had anyone's support for when I quit drinking nearly 9 months ago, or been able to offer my own experiences and insights to people who need my support.

I don't care what kind of controller you use, or don't use. We are Dads. That's it. Everything else is secondary, a wonderful, broad common ground that we all happen to have. But if none of us were gamers I would like to think that we would all still hold one another in high regard, just because we are Dads.

This isn't targeted at any one person or group. I just felt like expressing this because I do agree that things regarding console opinions are elevated for a lot of us right now. Are we fanboys, or Dads? It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the forum moments and forget to look past the words on your computer or internet-mobile-lookatdevice and remember "hey, that's his bag, I don't agree with it, but it's OK because that's his thing and I have mine and we can respect each other for that". Speaking for myself, if something I said, or did, has rubbed you the wrong way (and trust me, you are lucky, because I usually make people pay good money for rubbings) then you are always free to ping me so I can understand what was said or done and work it out. As a sign of mutual human respect, we deserve that chance. Understood if you would rather not deal with it, but remember that people can't work together to fix something if one person doesn't know something's broken.

Just saying - we are Dads. And I hope you share the same feeling I have when I say I am damn glad to have met you all, and can't wait to meet those I haven't yet, regardless of how wrong you are about [insert any random opinion here].

(I kid, I kid).


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#243040 Map Discussion: Week XXXVII, Paris

Posted by SlyGambit on 27 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

Process to winning Pair Eee:


Step 1: Load with more heavies.

Step 2: Go to K5.

Step 3: Win.


Things not to do:


1)  Bring less HP

2)  Bring smaller guns on your heavily armored tanks

3)  Go anywhere other than somewhere where you can support K5




Q) Where should I go if I'm in a medium?

A) K5 or near enough to K5 too shoot at things around K5


Q)  Where should I go if I'm arty?

A)  Don't bother leaving cap.  Shoot at K5.  This map is worse than Himmels for an arty and on par with Kharkov.


Q)  What about the North?

A)  What about it?  It has no value.  You can't cap on Paris.  Winning the North takes a long time because it's a giant open field with 'bunkers' that prevent anyone from doing anything.


Q) I'm in a Maus.  I should support K5, right?

A)  No.  FFS.  Go to K5.  Drive forward until you get to K5.  If no one is supporting you you're losing anyway at least you can see just how good your armor is as you drive under that bridge. Plus people might try to jump on you and that's always entertaining.


Q)  What about mid?

A)  Sometimes you can light stuff crossing from mid.  But nobody will shoot it because they're on their way to K5 where the battle is won/lost.


Q)  If I'm in a light tank where should I go?

A)  K5.  Or somewhere that can directly support K5.


Q)  This seems too simple.  I think I'll be counter-intuitive and go somewhere other than K5 or near enough to support K5.  Is that a good idea?

A)  No.  It is an awful idea.  Stop going there.

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#191236 3 day free premium code

Posted by happyfunball on 28 August 2015 - 02:30 PM

Quick, while it lasts:






That's a ZERO, not an O.


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#246003 Need advice - parental control for screen time

Posted by bergsteiger on 18 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

My grandpa's method was simple. If the sun was out, he kicked me out of the house and said go play (well there may have been plenty of chores involved too, but you get the picture).

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#239370 no topic

Posted by gpc_4 on 31 January 2017 - 09:53 AM


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#238432 Picking a Premium Vehicle with help from VBaddict

Posted by Vikinger on 20 January 2017 - 10:04 AM

Hey Dads,



I had been looking at picking up a premium or two around Christmas, and I was specifically interested in the Revalorise. 

The Rev seemed to get decent reviews by youtubers, but I'm always suspicious of who's getting paid to say what, ya know? So, who to trust?


Well, I'm an engineer by trade, and in my business there's a saying that 'the data can't lie', so I went looking for data to help me decide.

(indeed, data can’t lie, but we can certainly misinterpret or misrepresent the data, but that's another story altogether). 


I downloaded the community data from the VBAddict website and came up with an excel spreadsheet to help me rank, sort, and visualize the vehicles based on the criteria I was interested in.


I normalized three factors, Net Income, Win Rate and WN8. Then I sorted and color-coded the results so I could see the weighted ranking of the vehicles. (Green is Good, Red is Bad)

I also went through and highlighted BLUE all of the Premium Vehicle of Tier 7 and higher, so they’d be easier to pick out of the chart.


The First Tab represents the balance of all three weighted factors; WR, WN8 and Net Profit.

This Tab could be used to suggest the premium vehicles which will make good money, but also not drag down performance stats, or be frustrating to play.

(my theory on ‘frustrating to play’, is that if the average of players can perform above average in a particular vehicle, then it can’t be frustrating to play):






The Second Tab is purely the performance ratings of the tanks, and although the Net Income is still color-coded it is no longer added into the factored ranking of the vehicles.

This tab is useful for seeing the average performance of vehicles. It could be used for picking a Premium if you’d prefer to prioritize performance and de-prioritize income. (you’ll still make money, just not as much):





The Third Tab is the ranking purely by income:





Anyway, I thought this may be helpful for other Dads, so I'll post a couple screenies here and then provide links to the excel file.  


Link to Data File:

https://www.dropbox.... rev2.xlsx?dl=0

Link to VBaddict:




Please let me know if you have any questions.









Caveats and Disclaimers:

1.  I have removed from the data set extremely rare vehicles , CW rewards tanks, or vehicles with very low total battles. My intent was to create a list of vehicles that any shmuck like me could reasonably achieve, through play or purchase.

2. The suggested rankings in this spreadsheet are for informational purposes only. Keep in mind that these are average statistics from the entire player population, and may not represent your individual performance. You could potentially buy the bottom ranked vehicle and be a total BOSS in it, or visa versa… so please don’t hate the spreadsheet if you drop $54 on a WZ-111 and then don’t perform well because it lacks gun depression.

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#230090 How to Grind a tier X tank in 30 days without a premium tank

Posted by Sierra_Bravo on 31 August 2016 - 12:48 PM

Tanks in line to the E4: 


V:   T67

VI:  Hellcat

VII: T25/2

VIII:T28 Proto
IX:  T30


With that lineup, I'm SURE his teammates were very pleased with his "aggressive" tactics. I'm picturing his T28 Proto lumbering across the open field in Malinovka...


He forgot one important step:


Step 1:Disable in game chat and messaging...

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#229584 Where Not To Go

Posted by Cpl_Maida on 25 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

A few of us were talking (and making fun of mse09 :) ) about bad places on maps.  I decided to make a short post on where not to go, ever.  I know that several of you will chime in and say, but I was in a game and the valley on Lakeville seemed OP - we won 15-1.  You'd be wrong.  I've been in games where my teams unicum E100 has gone valley on Lakeville.  It doesn't make it right - even if it works.  


A few reasons why I can say "never" even after seeing great players making a horrible position work.  

  1. It took an extreme amount of bad play on the part of the other team to make a bad position work.  
  2. It may have taken some fantastic play on the part of the unicum who brings his tank to a bad position and makes it work.  
  3. This is most important. None of us are good enough to make these following bad positions work.
  • Lakeville: Valley
  • Mountain Pass: ice road
  • Malinovka: - avoid the temptation to rush the beach.  Even when you win you lose.
  • Abbey - FFS stay off the damn 8 line.  Just stop.  No, it doesn't "need to be guarded."
  • Swamp: the swamp
  • Airfield: J line

There are others that are less "never go here" and more "it is stupid to go there"(looking at you peninsula on Serene Coast) but that is for another time.  Mull these over.  Think about the life choices you've made in the past and will make in the future.  Did you really need that second bowl of ice cream?  Think about your kids and the type of country you'd like them to grow up in, and then ask yourself why you keep taking your top tier HT to the 8 line on Abbey.


Later today I'll be back to explain why going 0 line on Redshire is a waste of your tank and my time.


Happy tanking.

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#229368 Changing your WOT name

Posted by gpc_4 on 23 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

Sgt_Maida :smile2

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#222081 Sweden in WoT

Posted by OminousJester on 20 May 2016 - 08:26 PM

The turret reminds me of this: Noisy_Cricket.jpg
Therefore, I propose it be called the noisy cricket. It even looks like a cricket with those antennas.
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#249696 Epic Night: Thank you!

Posted by Juggernaut41 on Today, 03:26 AM

Thanks to DHO... wife and kids out of town... fun DHO-X clan wars... great toons with: _rudedog, dutini, big red, Squatch RN, ontarg3t (and playing against MajBurnett, JoelBonlaan, and the guy I can't remember).,21 for 28, but more importantly, great conversations and fun...

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#248520 Arty N00B needs advice.

Posted by SilntMercy on 14 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

Simple solution to this entire thread....



Stop playing arty!

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#246286 What's Yer Grind - Spring 2017 Edition

Posted by The_Dad on 25 May 2017 - 06:49 AM

Steps to grinding:


1. Meta calls for a certain tank so I begin grinding it...

2. hate, rage and sleeplessness are next

3. then comes some comfort... perhaps I can use this tank's strengths...

4. but then the loop of right map with wrong tank or wrong map with right tank starts...

5. elite the tier 8 and buy the tier 9... but they play differently

6. finally grind out the 10 but now credit poor from spamming with the 2 key... so off to my under-op Mod 1 to get credits

7. the day comes when I buy the 10 and have a fun 1st match

8. the next day WGing has a major patch 

9. Meta changes

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#242708 Been away

Posted by Blackroan on 20 March 2017 - 03:13 PM

Manny, do what I do. I have chat turned off, 99% of the time the team has nothing to say that can't be done by pinging the map once or twice.  I also make sure to platoon every evening with people I enjoy playing with. This game is 10X more fun with platoon mates.


I prescribe 2 hours of Pz I C Platoons (warning: side affects include: laughing until you hurt, "Hold my beer"-idus and "Dying with Style" syndrome).

1-It's cheap fun -less than 1000 credit to repair the tank, just don't shoot gold....Sal

2-Most matches you will drive around like giggling idiots, throwing the entire enemy team in chaos -it will surprise you how effective this tactic is to winning matches...even if you don't always survive

3-Every once in a while you will get the elusive tier III match and then the true carnage begins.

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#242413 Arty

Posted by Bubba187 on 14 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

I don't really get the arty hate... does it suck to get one-shotted or feel unfair to get focused? Sure. But having to think about arty does add complexity to the game... do I need to focus more on being arty safe? Am I safe here? How much time do I have before Arty fires again?, etc. 


I don't have the stats to get xvm sniped very often, if ever (but I have noticed that having a top100 clan tag gets me focused more than I used to get focused) but I actually think having arty is good over-and-above the usual "helps remove incentive to camp" arguments... the better you get (or that your stats are), the more you will get focused... which I think is a good game dynamic from a structure standpoint... creates an increasing challenge as you become more proficient at the game. Not to add another well-trod area of commentary, but this is also why I don't think xvm should be banned... all that would do, I think, is further increase blue/purple's ability to dominate. 


Railing against arty's perceived randomness and lower initial skill requirement to play might be fun (I suppose), but true arty skill comes in comp reading, strategic awareness, when/where to re-position, etc. It is its own skillset.


Arty, RNG, the ability to be ammo-wracked, lit on fire, etc. all add a certain amount of uncontrollable randomness... you can mitigate, but not fully remove. If you remove all of those not-fully-controllable elements, then you just have a "who has the best fast twitch muscles and best strategy" game. There are plenty of options out there for those types of games ;) IMHO those all get fairly boring fairly quickly. Although I will still play Galaga whenever I stumble across one of those machines...  

I like arty in the game personally.Sure, it sucks getting 1 shot or focused down, but it doesn't happen enough for me to rage.XVM should be removed from the game for 2 very distinct reasons.XVM targeting happens, and really, should not be a part of the game because it's not a realistic aspect to random battle.So good players would benefit from not being focused because some mod tells people who to shoot.The other aspect is the fact that it is still used in chat so negatively against lower skilled players.That should end as well. 


I am a proponent of eliminating xvm.I'm a proponent of removing clan tags.I'm a proponent of eliminating all enemy information until they are spotted, and at that point, just give me the tank and the hp left.I don't think I should be able to identify the person driving that tank, and what their skill level is.Period.It's just not a realistic aspect for me.Yeah yeah.It's pretend tanks, but I like any realism where they can keep it.It's part of the reason I don't mind arty.At its base level, it is realistic in actual battle for shots to come down on you from out of nowhere.Simple.It's 3 dimensional, not 2. 

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#242259 Arty

Posted by Grimm65 on 12 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Soearlier today I blew up in TS after listening to a couple of dads whine and cry and go on about arty!I am sorry if I offended you but grow up.


Arty is a part of the game and will not be going away in the forseeable future of this game.


To sit and cry and whine like little kids because you dont like a part of the game and do this over and over and over again every time you get into TS is very frustrating.


Especially when you talk about tk'ing your own arty just for "therapy" does not make you as a dad look good.As a father you are to set a good example for your kids and if this is how you set an example as a dad in a game well . . . . .


I know that statement is goign to set alot of you off - well tough.Grow up and accept that this is just a game and if you dont like the game go and play something else.Making everyone else miserable just because you are is not acceptable.


Games are for fun and for a challenge playing with arty in the game is a challenge.But it makes the game dynamics work and without them the game would break like apparently it was when the game started and arty was not in it.That is why it was put in.Is it perfect - No it I not.But they are working on it- join the sandbox if you want to see and give feedback.


But stop the benching and complaining!



I have said my piece and will step off of my soap box now!(and if you are offended by what I said here - I am sorry but I am not sorry - this is my opinion)

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#239090 Platournament Win

Posted by bergsteiger on 27 January 2017 - 10:13 AM

Nice job on first place, xperiment and Wasted!



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#229782 Don't Go Peninsula: How to Farm Early Damage on Serene Coast

Posted by Cpl_Maida on 26 August 2016 - 03:51 PM

This evening's public service message comes to you regarding your predictable heavy tank play. Understand going forward that taking your heavy to the peninsula is probably costing your team a chance at victory.  That doesn't mean that you'll never win if you go peninsula - it just means that the win probably had nothing to do with you and would have happened anyway even if you'd disconnected during the countdown.


Because you're predictable in your heavy, lights and mediums have become accustomed to taking advantage of that, and so have big scary TDs. The introduction of the Grille 15, and now the Skorpion, means that you're in even more peril.  Let's see why:



1. In the below image, I've driven directly to the rock at D7.  Directly from the south spawn enemy heavies have driven to the peninsula as they're wont to do. The image below shows an E100, a T57, and an IS-7 so that you get an idea of where your tanks speed gets you lit.





2. There is a tree by the D7 rock.  Medium and light tank drivers are practiced and skilled at knocking that tree down in a specific direction, and then using that tree as cover.  TD drivers don't really practice at much, and just click you without putting thought into it. See image below.





3. I understand I've been lit in my heavy tank, but does anyone have any shots on me? See image below.





4. Lets imagine from the image above that not only was a medium or light tank spotting me, but there had amassed near this rock some of the newer faster TDs with high pen and high alpha guns.  What might the outcome look like for my heavy tank?  I'm sure we can all imagine, but rest assured, medium tanks are trying to track you there for TDs and arty.



5. Do I need to be aware of anything while spotting from this bush, or can I fire away?  The answer is yes, you can fire and pull back using the rock to protect yourself from the direction of the heavies that you're lighting and also enemy artillery which can hit you there. Keep in mind that there are enemy light tanks and mediums that can (and if they're good, will) light you even from behind your bush.  See image below.





6. Not only are those light tanks going to keep you lit, if you fire from your bush you'll be lit from your shadow scout or medium on the other side of the lagoon, who is doing the exact same spotting of your heavy tanks!  How then can I get damage out, stay arty safe, avoid being lit by sneaky lights and mediums from this spot?  The image below is the same rock, just the other side of it.  You've got to play it correctly and be arty safe, while moving in and out of that hard cover.






Let's debrief.


  • You're in a medium tank, and god intended you to go to C1, even with no gun depression.  
  • Understanding that concept, you should also know that early damage is the best damage.
  • By taking a tank like the trusty Batchat to this rock and playing it successfully, you have the potential to take 1950 HP away from enemy heavy tanks before they even get to the place on the map they were heading, and maybe without you even getting spotted.

After those heavies have crossed, or after you get your first clip out (if in an auto-loader), now its time to take stock of the 1 line.  The options are too numerous to list, but include all manner of things like going to help on the 1 line (usually your best option because this early in the game it shouldn't have been decided yet) or even using the 8 line to flank the enemy heavies. Be forewarned when using the 8 line, if you try it too early in the game you will get mauled, because wherever you poke up there is bound to be some camping TD waiting to farm damage after his heavies lose (see Fjords thread).


I am tempted to say that you should always flex to the 1 line no matter what, especially if you're a newer player and don't really know how to read what is happening (or what will happen) by looking at the map from experience.  If this rock and bush work is confusing to you - GO TO THE 1 LINE.


In closing, there are many other reasons not to take your tank to the peninsula on Serene Coast and this is just one of them.  Maybe later this weekend I'll add to this thread, but for now please understand that when you're driving your heavy to the peninsula from either spawn, someone is watching.


Happy Tanking




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50B South Spawn


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