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  2. No Wargaming, No. Bad Wargaming.
  3. So a new tier VIII Premium Soviet TD entered Supertest. It's basically the Russian version of the Skorpion G. It has higher Alpha, similar pen, better camo and worse aim. Most importantly, it has a turret! The article from The Daily Bounce is below. World of Tanks Supertest: SU-130PM Soviet Tank Destroyer Today Wargaming is starting the closed test of a new Soviet Tier VIII Premium tank destroyer SU-130PM. An unhistorical vehicle based on the SU-100P light tank destroyer prototype. A fully operational SU-100P unit passed the trials and was greenlit for service, but it never entered mass production. Two other versions were tested, SU-152P with a 152mm anti-tank gun and a self-propelled version also with a 152mm gun denominated SU-152G. The surviving vehicles can be seen in Kubinka Tank Museum. The main difference between the game version and the completed prototype is the armament: in-game it boasts a more powerful 130mm cannon. Gameplay-wise, the SU-130PM is a compact vehicle with decent mobility, great camo and a hard-hitting gun with an alpha of 520 and a penetration of 243 mm with a standard round. You can hardly call this gun a sniper as its base accuracy is 0.35, but it still allows you to be effective at almost any distance. The SU-130PM is agile enough to benefit from switching flanks and firing positions. Its top speed is 65 km/h but it’s attainable after a period of time and on terrain with good traction—off-road it doesn’t perform so well. The cruising speed of the SU-130PM is between 45–55 km/h. The SU-130PM is very scantily armoured, has a small HP pool of 1100 points and a limited horizontal firing arc of 155 degrees. To survive in battle, you’ll need to rely on camouflage and using your mobility wisely. In resume, the SU-130P will be the Soviet version of the already in-game Skorpion G, but with better camouflage values. Last but not least, you should note this will be the first turreted Soviet tank destroyer, possibly opening the doors to the introduction of a new branch of Soviet turreted tank destroyers. Until we can confirm this, we will have to wait and see what will turn out of this vehicle.
  4. gpc_4

    DHO Tankers - Mark of Excellence Summary

    Wasn’t a T-10 fan either. Tank is fine but didn’t stand out to me.
  5. Aftrthought051

    Moving - Offline for a few days

    Nice. Good luck with the move.
  6. Aftrthought051

    Blindsided

    Vent away. Main reason for this site. You have to do a lot of discussion. Maybe research more how to be the dom in a bdsm relationship. I'm sure you will suck at it at first, but that's with anything we do. You never pick something up right away and are awesome at it. No one is. Work on it, and communicate. I'm sure you can please her. That's how I view it with my own wife. No man is going to please her the way I do. I'm sure you feel the same way. Research it. Practice. Talk about what works and what didn't. I'm sure you will find a way to accommodate your wife.
  7. Airbornebob

    Buying a home

    As a member of USAA, go to their website and under ADVICE look the articles about home buying. These are very helpful and provide some good info about the process. https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/advice-real-estate-homebuying?wa_ref=pri_global_advice_homebuying_main
  8. SGrant7

    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    Nice! I didn't get nearly as much time as I would have liked. I'm hoping to get stage 4 done soon. Not sure if the cost will still be worth it for me though.
  9. SGrant7

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    A valley push all depends on the number of TD's and Arty in play. If a team has 5 TD and 3 arty, you can expect 2/3 of all those will be aiming down the valley. More so now that scouting in the mid can be harder due to the ditch and cover that was added to cross to the city. Early damage isn't as easy. If there is no LT in play, valley pushes/defenses seem more likely as no one is rushing to get early damage in the middle. The valley push only works if there are enough people pushing through and people don't all just sit and poke over the ridge. TDs and arty will whittle down the HP when constantly poking. The push needs to be committed to. The first people will get hit hard, but once people get over that hill (providing they have the numbers), the TDs and arty that were defending will fall fairly quickly. I'm not a fan of the valley still and tend to avoid it, but it does work with the numbers. If there are few TDs and arty, a strong valley push can win quickly. They changed the path to the village on the south side when update 1.0 came out. They made more of a trench for tanks to hide in to counter the fact that they couldn't drive the red line to prevent getting spotted. The north side can easily avoid being spotted if they drive the red line and stay in the bushes. Scouting the road usually reveals 2 things: -bad HT drivers going city while not driving the red line -MT's & LT's that are trying to counter the road by going road or by trying to get to the 6 & 7 line bushes quickly 90% of the time, an aggressive push to scout the road leads to the LT or MT being spotted with a high chance of being eliminated quickly. The times that it doesn't are when no one counter scouts the road. The question then becomes, is scouting the road worth it? If no one scouts the road and the enemy team sends tanks there, they can cause huge damage in side shots to your team in the city. If people are trying to fall back out of the city, they get wrecked from unspotted tanks on the road. Getting someone to scout the road early is still important, though I see more people doing the counter road scouting now from the 6 & 7 line bushes. If an LT uses the bushes to counter scout an LT on the road and nothing is spotted in the first min or two, usually an LT can back track to the road to scout any TDs that have set up their camps there. If you get spotted at this point, you're far less likely to get destroyed quickly as now most of the tanks have made their way into the city or valley. Early scouting in the valley is also important. With less information coming in from the road about how many tanks went city, a late scout of a big push in the valley can mean a quick loss. Sadly, coordinating scouting in pubs is not easy. If I'm in fast an LT or MT, I'll ask any other LT's where they are scouting. "IF" I get a response, I'll try to scout another location, or wait to see where they are going. One thing is for sure though, it's useless to send more than one LT down the road at the start. Odds are if one gets spotted, they will both will. Trying to maneuver on that tight road usually ends in one or both being killed. If someone else is going road, scout the valley or counter scout the road from lake side.
  10. Today
  11. Juggernaut41

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    I think some of that has to do with the berms that are now there (both north and south) that protect approaches to the city. Only the real numbskulls don’t take advantage of them...
  12. Juggernaut41

    DHO Tankers - Mark of Excellence Summary

    +1 on the t-10. Play it mediumish and glory will be yours. Ncpinz... I feel ya tho as I think we all have “tanks everybody likes” that we just don’t.
  13. Ziggy_Dog

    Talk about Frustrating

    Trying to get to LT 401 in the missions last night was impossible. Played 30 games in lights, and you think I could get one good scouting map? Absolutely not. And to make matters worse, each team had at least three lights. It's a comprehensive, diabolical plot of WG to drive me insane, or, to be precise, more insane then normal.😵
  14. gpc_4

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    I freaking hate LTs that do that.
  15. I'm with Jackson. The T-10 is awesome. It can go anywhere.
  16. xtc4

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    Valley doesn't seem as batshit crazy as, say, beach on overlord. (It is batshit crazy on encounter. And lately I have seen many teams going valley on encounter and getting wiped out in the city. Did I miss a memo?) But a lot has to go your way to make valley work. I would still go city whenever possible. In a light tank, I will often rush out to 7 line edge of lake from South or 8 line edge of city from north. I'll spot the red lights and TDs across on lake road. This move usually seems more profitable than a dangerous yolo onto lake road to spot the crossers.
  17. ncpinz

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    One thing to remember is that both sides now have sunken paths near the border for tanks to move towards the town without getting seen or shot. Only folks that drive outside of that get spotted. Small but big change to the map.
  18. ncpinz

    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    Nice. I was able to finish Stage 7 either yesterday or the day before. I'm going to see how far I get down the Stage 8 line before I purchase. I'm focusing on the 2 set of mission vehicles and the Stages happen as they will.
  19. kilgore

    Blindsided

    So we were going good today. Out my foot down and said no to the polyamorous relationship and had pretty much decided to end the friendship. My wife and I were both emotionally drained but in a good place. Then she up and said that she was sexting him at the beginning of the week not after we talked on Friday night. And she changed her story to say that she had been looking into if a bdsm relationship would work for her and then looked into polyamorous as a vehicle for it. Innow knownnothing of what to believe. I could almost understand wanting to try bdsm as I am not a good dom. I’m more of a sub in the bedroom then anything else. However the complete breach of trust of sexting with someone behind my back and seeing if they wanted a bdsm relationship before even trying to broach a polyamorous relationship really gets to me. I’m not sure if I would have been ok but for damned sure I am not now. To top it off she still doesn’t think what she was doing was cheating. She understands and says that since I believe it was cheating then it was but philosophically she doesn’t think sexting is cheating. I asked to see the texts again before she admitted to when she started sexting and she told me she had deleted them all. Wouldn’t show me she had deleted them all but said so. I have been really open minded with her and the situation. I still love her but I no longer trust her. I was willing to listen to her about her need to explore the bdsm and was willing to entertain the idea. Just to to find out from a pointed question that she finally reluctantly gave that she was cheating. Sorry to vent but thanks for listening
  20. gpc_4

    Earn the Caernarvon Action X... For Free!

    Made it to 70% off and bought the tank...Fear the Unicorn! Played five battles and I like it a lot. Reminds me of when a new premium didn't break the game; solid, balanced tank. Now that the Brits actually have a useful tier X HT, the Caern AX will be a good tank to have. I think the low alpha (230) and speed (max out at around 35kph) will not appeal to many people. You can't just wade into lower tier tanks and expect to win (cough, Defender, cough). However, if you like gun depression tanks (like I do) then the Caern AX will be a good fit. Situated properly, the armor is very effective; I bounced 3k in a tier IX battle. Only had one top tier battle but the tank performed well.
  21. jd_on_ice

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    Yeah, dunno. Something is different. Lately I've seen most of the team make it by (north or south) without getting spotted. It's now the rare tank that gets spotted. Where before they'd be spotted and you'd see them even to the red lines. Oh well, time to change tactics. Maybe i'll go valley......
  22. Hapa_Fodder

    Buying a home

    Where I am at historically the last couple years (even with harvey going through) the property values have increased), it is in a growing part of town, a small house on a lot of land. What about advice for loans? When you get a VA loan they do a big inspection on the house, the VA won't back the loan unless the house is exceptable so that is good to me.
  23. Yesterday
  24. happyfunball

    Buying a home

    Keep in mind these three things: location, location, and location. Look for areas close to different industries, not just one large one. My first house was near March Air Force Base and not much else. The city around it was pretty vibrant until they converted it to a reserve base. I owned the home for 11 years and I was still under water when I sold it. Ask around and see if you can find out what's important in your area that drives home prices, then shop accordingly. For example, where I live school districts are the biggest driving force in prices, so buying into a good school district is a better investment. If you're looking at different cities, check online tools to see how the homes in the areas survive recessions. For example, Zillow has estimate values for the last 10 years. Some areas the home prices fall more than others when the economy is bad. You'll want to guard against that in case you need to move during a recession. By the way, have I mentioned location? 😆
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  26. ncpinz

    DHO Tankers - Mark of Excellence Summary

    No I did not. It is definitely not the best in the game. For heavies, that would be the Conq and the AMX M4 51. Those are also flexible, have much better gun handling, more reliable armor, and decent gun depression. I found the T-10 to have armor that would troll me but not troll me as much as the gun. Whole shots disappear when fully aimed, but I can snap shot a light tank at full bloom while on the move. I just found it to be inconsistent, while the Brit and Frenchy were very consistent in how they played. Now the 277...that is a good tank. It was worth the T-10 terri-play.
  27. gpc_4

    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Lakeville

    Over time people play differently. I think the vast majority of people know to stay back while crossing towards the city.
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