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  1. 4 points
    Blackroan

    DHO-X Clan Wars ..."What Bridge?"

    Hello tank monkeys. It has come to my attention that callers in CWs for DHO-X are in short supply. I volunteered to do some calling. I am new at this, but I am used to trying to get a bunch of monkeys to dance to my tune (Kids, grand kids, and I used to call raids in WoW). I ask that you hang with me as there is going to be growing pains. I did a little research and it seems our CW rating is a bit higher then to be expected with our average player skill (not calling anyone out just stating a fact). That shows me we have some good callers and most of the time you guys do a good job of focus firing. I am starting to mess around with some strats and I am going to be looking for certain kinds of tanks (if not specific ones). If you are grinding, these are some of the tanks I (and probably most) might be calling for: (* means pref) Spotters: EBR 105*, T-100 LT*, AMX 13 105, Batchat 25T Mediums: Obj 140*, Obj 907*, Obj T62A Fast Heavies: 277*, WZ-111 5A*, IS-7, 113 Hull Down Heavies: T95/FV4201*, S. Conq*, Kranvagn (strat specific), T110E5 (less than ideal, but still has a very good gun, decent heavy speed, good depression, just have to manage your bucket) Super Heavies: Maus*, Obj 705A* , Type 5, E 100 TDs: Strv 103B*, Bobject, T110E3 (strat specific) Arty: Conq GC* (more congested maps), T92* (better range on more open maps), Obj 261, M53/M55 Auto Loaders: Batchat 25T*, AMX 50B*, T57 Heavy (strat specific) TVP 50/51, Progetto 65 Odd balls: Cent AX, Leopard 1, E50 M, M48 Patton Tanks you should all have OR be working on: Obj 140, 277 or WZ-111 5A, S. Conq, Maus, Batchat 25T or AMX 50B I realize most of us have lives, but if your time is limited, I recommend you aim for the 5 tanks listed above. If you do, you should always have a tank needed for whatever strat gets thrown at you, regardless of who's calling. Side note: I am on most evenings if you have any questions about anything tanks related or just want to platoon, hit me up either in chat or discord.
  2. 3 points
    I replied to Black in game... but just so no one thinks this went unresponded to (and for general knowledge)... mostly make the strats up from scratch or copied (ish) from legionnaire action with another clan. YouTube is pretty sparse from CW strat perspective... but there are still a few useful old ones that can be mildly adapted to today’s map layouts. There are far more knowledgeable folks in our clan, but FWIW, this is what I think I have learned from a meta-perspective: 1) Vision is extremely important. Win vision. Exceptions would be some kind of yolo strat (really not a good idea). As in all things, balance is important, so don’t sell the farm to win vision. Having said that. Win vision. 2) strats with a ton of moving parts are not great ideas for us. To pull those off we need callers operating at a high level and have excellent awareness, reaction and micro-positioning across the entire team. Maybe some day, but not today (or tomorrow). 3) spend as much time thinking about how to react to contingencies as you do on initial set-up. So many times I have been in a “great, we all got to the spot(s) I wanted... now what”. 4) recognizing when to push and when to fall back takes a ton of reps (duh). Be on guard for the too early “do something” push... but don’t wait around indecisively either. Yes, I am aware of the contradiction 😉 5) Blob strats are ok. Feels like having 2-3 distinct groups that support each other are often a touch better. Don’t have more than 3 tho... 6) Slygambit advice: if you think you should bring one light, bring two... if you think 2, bring 3. Medium good clans and up seem to be bringing 2 lights to kill the enemy light on one side. Have even seen 3 lights on one side to kill their 1. 7) vision that dies early is a huuuge handicap. See point #1.
  3. 3 points
    My very first 3 Mark - Think I should have picked a tank that no one plays to 3 mark first but so much satisfaction!
  4. 2 points
    Some weekend aces. At the end of the Borsig battle you can see me pause because my son was having a seizure but we got through it (and got the final kill). http://wotreplays.eu/site/5015806#pilsen-gpc_4-t110e5 http://wotreplays.eu/site/5015813#ensk-gpc_4-rhm_-borsig_waffentr_ger Hey, you can also see my new RNG badge.
  5. 2 points
    gpc_4

    no topic

    So 2k gold, a badge (the little thing by your name in battle), and one non-historical style. Definitely going to use the badge. I'll find something for the style, not sure which tank yet.
  6. 2 points
    Ziggy_Dog

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    I love this tank in FL. Long clip reload of over 30 seconds, so you need to be careful where and when you unload on someone. Will pen all Tier 8 tanks frontally, I believe, (not where you necessarily want to be though cause everyone can pen you), and all others weak spots. Great flanking tank. Good credit earner. The Progetto is good as well and most people prefer it because of the auto reloader aspect. But pound for pound for damage I like the Lorraine better.
  7. 2 points
    http://wotreplays.eu/site/5004687#redshire-grimm65-m36_jackson
  8. 2 points
    When the ex and I talked about getting married, we discussed the military, military life and how things might go. This is hard to explain in words that are understood. And harder for someone that wasn’t in the military to truly understand. So when I deployed in 2010 and came home to find out things weren’t exactly going well in our relationship (and I assure you that is an understatement) I took it in stride. Was I too nice? Definitely, should I have been a complete poopchute? Totally. But in the end, I had somewhere to sleep, and eat (the ship)... We had children to think about. And I was always gone already, so this would be normal to them. I agreed too much, I gave too much, I didn’t fight nearly enough. I apologize if this is long winded and I won’t go into the details over the next 5 years, but let’s just say they were less than ideal for me. In the first week of January of 2015 I was completely and utterly destroyed, mentally, emotionally and monetarily and it was all beginning to show physically. I had chronic tension, chronic insomnia, anxiety, depression all exacerbated by military life and all of it came to a head. My professional career (the only part of my life I seemed to be able to succeed in) was beginning to falter. I had a break down, I had been asking for pictures of MY children for, well, years... and her remark was that she did not have time to take pictures for me. So my mother, did what an amazing mother would. She started pulling pictures of the children off of Facebook, because evidently she had time to plaster pictures all over FB but not for their father. I had just gotten over a bout of serious depression after finally getting a picture the last week of December 2014 after begging for pictures of the children seeing them play with the toys that I bought them for Christmas. How did the ex respond? She sent a picture of my daughter on the ground playing with the toy I got her for Christmas, in the background was the man she was dating (now her new husband), he was, for all intents and purposes naked on the couch. All he was wearing was basketball shorts. When I responded to her, letting her know how inappropriate it was that she sent that to me, she of course acted like she did not know what she did wrong. At this point I questioned all my own actions and my own thoughts when it came to her and the children. So when I posted the picture to FB and asked the question whether I was incorrect in my thinking, of course the resounding answer was that I was NOT incorrect. So in that week in January, walking my dog, utterly a broken man. I came to a realization. I had still, been living for a woman and children that were not a part of my life anymore. The woman that I had fallen in love with had replaced me, completely, as a husband and father. Phone calls would always go unanswered, texts were being ignored. When I made it apparent that I wanted a set time and day to talk to the children on the regular it became my fault that my son was acting out at school and that his reasoning was because “mom was making me talk to dad on the phone.” Of course upon hearing this, I didn’t want my time to be a negative thing and I caved and stopped it. Everything welled up. Everything built up to a breaking point. And I snapped. But not necessarily in the way that I think some would. I made a decision. I was not going to live for the family that had moved away and moved forward from me. It was time for me to focus on ME. It was time for me to focus on MY life. There was at this time only one person I could rely on. ME. I had talked to a few people about my decision, for the most part it was met with positive responses. Some said, “if someone had done that to me, NO ONE would be able to keep me away from my children,” but as I have always said, you don’t get to judge someone until you have walked in their shoes. So I focused on me! 2015 was an amazing year for me, I was in the gym every single day, I am arguably not a runner, okay not arguably, I am NOT a runner. I was already walking the dog 5-7 miles a day. And by late spring, early summer I was RUNNING 5 miles a day! My career skyrocketed, that year I became my commands Senior Sailor of the Year, I went up for regional Sailor of the Year, I became the Surface Navy Association Sailor of the Year for New England, I received a top evaluation and then it happened the epitome of a Navy man’s career. I was selected to be a Chief Petty Officer. A milestone that I had all but written off as I was nearing the end of my career. All this time I was working 10-16 hour days, focusing on my career, my new “kids” (Sailors) and ME. Not thinking about what I left behind. This I know was especially hard on my parents and family/friends back home in Oregon. I still to this day feel as though I have completely let them down, though they may say this is not the case, it will FOREVER be in the back of my mind. I would be remiss if I didn’t admit that this is partially the reason why I seclude myself so often. So last year I retired from the Navy. I said “Good Bye,” to a career that spanned over 20 years, 5 ships, almost 15 years at sea, 1 shore duty, 10 deployments, countless moves up and down the west coast and coast to coast and to the Sailors that had become my children. I went through all the anxiety and depression that one does when separating from the military. But a new realization came to pass, I had the time and the money to right how I was wronged. Not necessarily to try to have a relationship with my actual children as I am a complete stranger to them today. But correct the deficiencies in the divorce decree and actually sever the siphon that that woman had directly connected to my bank account. I had after all been paying over DOUBLE what the state of Missouri would have required me to pay in child support for almost a decade. It took me almost a decade to have the time and the money to pay a lawyer and pursue what was FAIR with the ex-wife. All the while she has been acting like a selfish, childish, money grubbing gold digger. More shady stuff was attempted to by the ex, which all came out when she suspiciously was nice and agreeable to my terms as well as apologetic for years of childish, selfish behavior and I questioned it all. So when she agreed to the stipulations of changing things in our agreement of course I was skeptical. And of course she had ulterior motives. So when I got a lawyer, informed her that I was doing so, it was no surprise that she got upset. I did as I always have, told the truth, told her exactly step by step what was going to happen. And she again agreed, "so long as it wasn't going to be different than what we agreed to." My response to that has always been the same, "I am not the one trying to pull anything, or do anything underhanded. Never have I ever done anything that would negatively impact the other." So it doesn't surprise me when my lawyer informs me that he has been attempting to contact her so that she can sign her side of the paper work and has had no response from her. So, my lawyer, which BTW is ranked in the top 10 for family law in the state of Missouri did what any expensive lawyer would. He documented all his attempts and has served her with papers to appear in court. Furthermore, he has filed a motion since I am a veteran and do not live in the state to be represented in person by him so I don't have to go. There are still days where the memory of her and my lost family takes the wind from my sails, however, moral of the story, what is FAIR is FAIR. You get what you put in, treat people you "care" about like crap, it WILL come back to bite you. Being honest, open, upfront and truthful is always the best way to handle people. Will I ever really recover from all of this? I doubt it. Will I ever marry again? I doubt it. But at this point in my life, I find sitting on the patio watching the dog chase dragon flies and enjoying a glass of whiskey to be far more relaxing that worrying about those things. *That is all*
  9. 1 point
    Blackroan

    Light Tanks

    I have had several people ask me about light tanks. Is there enough of you interested in a Light Tank "Class"? I could show you guys some decent spotting locations on most maps and even some late game positions to squeeze that last little bit of spotting out. If anyone is interested, comment and leave availability and I will try to work something out. Now this is mostly going to be about passive spotting but I can show you some decent paths for opening active scouting. This will not be a class about EBRs (they just drive around like idiots until someone gets lucky enough to send them back to the garage).
  10. 1 point
    DHO Ambassador

    Welcome xADHDxNATEx to DHO!

    Attention DHO! We have a new dad in our midst! Please welcome xADHDxNATEx to our fraternity of dads! He joined on 09/08/2019! xADHDxNATEx, on behalf of DHO and all the dads here, welcome to our little online man cave. If you want, give a quick hello and maybe tell us about yourself; What brings you here, how many kiddos, and what games do you like to play? I sent you a private message with some more details about Dad's Hideout, but if you have any questions at all, just let me ( @DHO Ambassador ) know and I will be happy to help. You can also reach out to the admins ( @thedakar or @xJediDadx ) or any of the moderators.
  11. 1 point
    Attention DHO! We have a new dad in our midst! Please welcome Dunk_Scrapheapchallenge to our fraternity of dads! He joined on 09/05/2019! Dunk_Scrapheapchallenge, on behalf of DHO and all the dads here, welcome to our little online man cave. If you want, give a quick hello and maybe tell us about yourself; What brings you here, how many kiddos, and what games do you like to play? I sent you a private message with some more details about Dad's Hideout, but if you have any questions at all, just let me ( @DHO Ambassador ) know and I will be happy to help. You can also reach out to the admins ( @thedakar or @xJediDadx ) or any of the moderators.
  12. 1 point
    ncpinz

    WoT Clan Invite Requests

    I'm traveling back home this afternoon and will hit you up when I'm online this evening.
  13. 1 point
    SGrant7

    WoT Clan Invite Requests

    Someone should be along soon to send you an invite.
  14. 1 point
    SGrant7

    Introduce Yourself Here #6

    Welcome! This is still the process. Recruitment is a little slower these days with a few less people playing WoT. I saw your post in the clan request page and one of our officers should be along shortly to send you an invite.
  15. 1 point
    Sizmic

    World of Warcraft - Classic

    @Mykk I would expect nothing less than for you to have mass amounts of in game currency. I would think the non-classic would be better for a newbie. I think Classic has to have some familiarization as to where everything is/how it works to be enjoyable. That being said, I am having some fun with it.
  16. 1 point
    xADHDxNATEx

    Introduce Yourself Here #6

    Whats up?? My name is Nate, I am 27 in the military in WA state. I got two kids one 1 and the other 6 and before I had them I've never not dressed like a dad lol. I used to play a lot of World of Tanks in high school and lately I've been playing as much as I have time for. I am interested in the DHO-X section after noticing they play a lot of tier 10 and 8 battles which are my favorite to play. I also noticed there hasn't been any posts in awhile so hopefully this is still the process to join lol.
  17. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    12/21 50TP Pr. When this tank was released I was concerned that it would be another Defender, but that didn't happen. They both have good armor for their tier and 440 alpha, but the 50TP is let down by a large and easy to pen lower plate. Even angled, the lower plate will be less then 200mm of effective armor. Straight on, the Defender's lower plate is over 200mm. This is what makes the Defender harder to deal with and kinda idiot proof under favorable situations. The 50TP is played very well and has high MoE requirements, on par with the Somua (Defender actually has fairly low MoE requirements but that relates to the vast playerbase that has a Defender and not each tank's characteristics). It's a solid tank hampered by the fact that it can only train a crew for four tech tree tanks. Looking at my tier VIII premium HTs, the 50TP would not be in my top five of a "Do I Want to Play this Tank for Fun" ranking (neither would the Defender).
  18. 1 point
    1 MoE, 7 kills, 2800 damage, 1K blocked (in a Pantera?). 17 of 18 penetrations. Only 1057 xp, but ton of missions (especially 10K xp from class 401) and boosters = 19,516 xp.
  19. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    11/21 Cent 5/1. If you want a Brit med trainer or a gun depression med of any nation then you want the Cent 5/1. The slightly improved armor on the upper plate means enemy tanks have to actually aim to pen you frontally and allows you to effectively bully many lower tier tanks. Other then that, it’s just a Centurion; good pen, okay gun handling, -10 depression, bouncy turret, below average mobility for a med. That all sounds rather mediocre but the tank is very, very good. Also, a solid FL tank because you have more mobility then a HT, you can use your turret, and 226 pen is enough for most situations.
  20. 1 point
    stewiejp

    Frontline Returns!

    Asia and EU both saying this coming episode - and that's what my sources have said all along so I reckon it's this month
  21. 1 point
    Alright fellas, I'm Duncan from England. I'm 42 and have one 4 yr old girl. I now live and work in Ireland, and am happily un married. I found this place when looking for a clan in world of warships. I am on the EU servers though so I'm guessing not too many of the gentlemen here play on that server? If not then no problemo, thought I'd say hi anyway as it seems like a nice setup. Hi 😄
  22. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Frontline Returns!

    Whatevs, just give me the damn FL boosters.
  23. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    Perhaps what has been sold on the other servers could show what will be coming up on NA. The offers have been different across the servers each day. I haven’t been watching this closely but I do recall seeing the T92 LT and the WZ-120-1G FT being sold. Update: I looked into this for everyone over lunch. Possible tanks, in addition to the above two, that have been offered on EU or RU but not yet on NA (not saying they will be offered but it seems possible). Cent 5/1. Somua. ELC EVEN 90. Kanonen 105. FV4202. Progetto.
  24. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    Haven’t seen a list. You can store three offers, at least in-game for gold offers, and still make the purchase later. Take advantage of that. I think LTs are effective in FL for their mobility. You can be on more flanks where something is happening, especially capping (and to a lesser extent defending caps). Also, easy to reach repair areas and then get back in the fight.
  25. 1 point
    Ziggy_Dog

    Accelerated Crew Training

    No, you need to research the T32 and all the equipment for the T29. Then the little tick box (Accelerate Crew Training) above the crew will be available.
  26. 1 point
    ncpinz

    DHO-X Clan Wars ..."What Bridge?"

    Way to go Black. BTW...60TP all the way!
  27. 1 point
    Wotb0t

    DHO-X Clan Wars ..."What Bridge?"

    Thanks Black!
  28. 1 point
    gpc_4

    WoT Clan Invite Requests

    Welcome, sir. @rewguy79can set you up with DHO after your clan cooldown.
  29. 1 point
    Bombaybacon

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    I traded the IS-6B for the STRV S1 and agree with @gpc_4. I liked the siege mode that I started the grind up that line.
  30. 1 point
    Grimm65

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    The major benefit of the S1 over the Udes is the 30mm of armor over the 20mm on the Udes. This makes a difference due to the 3X overmatching rules. The Udes gets overmatched by any gun larger than a 57mm where as you need a gun larger than 90mm to overmatch the S1. The S1 also plays more like the 103 and 103B because it doesn't have the ability to raise the gun like the Udes does Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    Blackroan

    DHO-X Clan Wars ..."What Bridge?"

    TY @Grimm65, @Bombaybacon and @Sib78 for their help yesterday with working out some things on my south Fisherman's Bay defense Strat.
  32. 1 point
    xtc4

    I have a crew for the Italian Mediums...

    I was the opposite. Pantera 60%. Progetto down near 50%. But I think it is random: my damage is a little higher in the Progetto.
  33. 1 point
    For reasons I struggle to explain, the panterra is a much worse tank for me than the progetto 46. It seems the progetto handles better... i’ll have to go look at the tank stats to say more, but I have a pretty big WR/dmg spread between the two after a pretty high number of games in each...
  34. 1 point
    @gpc_4 Gratz on the T110E5 game. It was one of the best played games I have seen in a while. I still can't believe that E 100 didn't have a good enough crew to get his tracks back up between your shots. Well played.
  35. 1 point
    Geek_Verve

    WoT Clan Invite Requests

    "kill-securing" as I recall from his vernacular.
  36. 1 point
    Blackroan

    WoT Clan Invite Requests

    Full Disclosure: We don;t care how great of a player you are, you like you the way you are! 😛 if we cared about stats we def wouldn't have that @OneRoundShort scrub in the clan 🙂
  37. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    6/21 M41D. This is another HWK 30 situation. Solid premium for a tech tree tank line that is marginal. I'd place Chinese LTs ahead of the British and slightly ahead of German. The VII and VIII are fairly strong but the rest are below average. I really like the tank though and would take the M41D over the Blackdog/M41 90. Actually, if I could only play one premium tier VIII LT I think I'd select the M41D. It has outstanding gun handling, good DPM, high pen for its class/tier, and 1250 shell velocity (M41 90 shell velocity is 830). It also offers a totally different playstyle then the tech tree Chinese LTs which is something I like (one crew, two available playstyles). The tank is a bit sluggish compared to its peers but not drastically so. Like the other Bulldogs, it is also a fairly large LT so the camo is poor. A good choice for LT fans but not the average WoT player.
  38. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    This thing gets chewed up so easily. However, there are some good matchups out there.
  39. 1 point
    xtc4

    I have a crew for the Italian Mediums...

    I generally avoid a standard tank in FL. But every once in a while I pull out the 50 100. It can be very effective and great giggles.
  40. 1 point
    I wouldn't bring a tech tree tank to FL. I kept the Standard B because I had a secondary Italian crew. It's a strong tank. Nothing really wrong with either option.
  41. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    2/21 AMX 13 57. Incredibly fun tier VII LT. Getting an enemy tank’s flank and giving them the pew-pew-pew-pew-pew-pew-pew-pew is a WoT experience par excellence. Highly recommend for anyone that is a fan of LTs. It is also a very fun/annoying tank to bring if DHO is super dropping at tier VII 🙂
  42. 1 point
    gpc_4

    no topic

    Battle was in early June. No rewards as of last night. I’ve seen people in other RNG videos say it took several weeks for the awards to show up.
  43. 1 point
    SGrant7

    Screenshots of Your Best Battles (Part 2)

    Managed an Ace last night... in a loss... in my Progetto. I was the last one alive against two almost full HP HT's. An Emil II and an O-Ho. I was down to almost premium rounds only, had 6 kills and I was trying to kite the last two tanks in an Encounter battle. I figured I could easily keep them out spotted and and just keep hitting them from range. So while I was trying to get distance between me and them, I popped around a corner to discover the Emil II had guessed the right direction of my escape and BOOM! I was dead. On the upside, the guy that killed me earned his first ever Pool's medal after more than 21,000 games. So, I didn't feel too upset about the loss.
  44. 1 point
    gpc_4

    no topic

    I'm the T95 that opens the video.
  45. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Festival Fair Offers: DHO Thoughts

    1/21 Lorraine 40t. Great tank I’d recommend to any non-newbie. Autoloading fun, crew matches the Batchat, high pen and good alpha for a tier 8, flexibility and punch to carry. The best tier 8 premium...only possible challenger is the Progetto. 10,700 gold according to the WoT Wiki. Is that the actual price in-game for the fair?
  46. 1 point
    I ran a World of Warcraft Guild for years, including raid management. I have no interest in running anything, but I will call if I am on and available...
  47. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Frontline Returns!

    Went from 6.23 to 8.10. Progressing with a FL boost seems like the pace that the game mode should have started with. You still have to put in the time but you can get there without cursing WoT and WG.
  48. 1 point
    Grimm65

    Frontline Returns!

    Those boosters make this way too easy - I am maxed out already!!!! It took me less than 6 hours to go from 8 to 9 - a total of about 13 games!!!
  49. 1 point
    gpc_4

    Frontline Returns!

  50. 1 point
    Burnt

    Welcome Burnt to DHO!

    Hello, World of tanks player here, father of 2 grown kids and Veteran. Looking to maybe join the clan on world of tanks soon.


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