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  1. Hapa_Fodder

    Perspective on Life.

    I recently reconnected with an old friend that I met years ago and we talked about life and how things have panned out. They were going to join the Navy and decided not to at the time. Their comment was that they wished they had joined the Navy and not chose to do things the “hard way.” This is a theme I have heard from my friends and family over the years. That some how joining the military makes things easier? Let’s talk about my time in the Navy. Over 20 years. I was stationed on 5 ships (USS John Young DD-973, USS Lake Champlain CG-57, USS Bataan LHD-5, USS Boxer LHD-4, USS New Orleans
    9 points
  2. Every day in clan chat, in these forums and even personal messages I see people asking questions on how to play their tank. I am going to give my opinion on perks (first 3)/equipment and how I play certain tanks and I am sure others will give theirs. We will not all agree. I can only recommend you look at all opinions and figure out which one best fits your play style. Mine will consist of mainly higher tier tanks, but I will do mid tiers if asked. I prefer optics over vents if I must make a choice between the 2. It is a personal choice, many suggest vents. Heavy Tanks: Fre
    9 points
  3. Gents, The officers of DHO-X wish to say Merry Christmas, or happy whatever holiday you celebrate. As a token of our appreciation of the dedication that many of our members have shown over not just this year, but many years, we are allocating 500 gold per player as long as you meet BOTH of the following criteria: You have been a member of DHO-X for 1200 (consecutive) days. No semesters abroad with FOXEY count toward your time in clan. You have played a battle in the last 30 days. There are 22 of our 93 man roster who currently meet both criteria, and we are appreciative
    8 points
  4. Welcome to the Squirrel reviews Lets start with the 3 more squirrel friendly tier 8 premium. I picked 3 differents nuts that are not necessarily the best T8 ever but are easy enough to use and will teach most players valuable lessons. T-103: A weird hybrid between a T28 prot and a Su-130 PM that hate all the bird seeds. As easy to hide as a pregnant black giant squirrel you’ll be looking for hard cover most of the time instead of bushes but the turret armor lets you use your 130mm gun safely and the 258mm of pen will net you lots of nuts for winter. The combination of dpm , alp
    7 points
  5. A year ago @xJediDadx and myself took on the challenge of being the caretakers of DHO. You can read more about that whole process in this blog post. A year has passed; what has changed if anything? Well, that's what we are gonna look at! (and before you freak out - DHO isn't closing 🙂 ) Bring out Your Dead! DHO was a force to be reckoned with in 2015. Registrations were reaching dozens per week, posts by the hundreds. Our WoT clans were growing and expanding; the website provided a hub for those clans to swap tips and share stories. Things were clicking, the place was a buzz of
    7 points
  6. 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 alw
    7 points
  7. Juggernaut41

    CW Summary

    Thanks to all for a fun campaign. We ran every night of the campaign. 51 members participated, 33 played 5 or more and 7 played 20 or more. We had 6 people call including first time calls (as far as I know) by Bombay and Sib, who both did great. Sib went 2 for 3, so pretty sure that makes him the DHO-X career calling win leader. We did seem to improve throughout with notable improvements in focus fire, pushing and individual communication. We had a nice combination of some new strats (well, for this iteration of DHO-X that is) on new maps, and working same/similar strats on maps that we
    7 points
  8. Hey there, about a month ago I decided I wanted to try and get the OBJ 907. It is a tier ten reward tank given out during a campaign event. I had a little bit of info as to what this process is all about but once I got involved I realized that I was not as prepared as I thought. The following is a brief breakdown of what to expect and how to better prepare if you ever plan on doing a campaign. If anyone else with experience wants to add feel free. 1) You will need to find a clan that is focused on getting its members reward tanks. This can be checked on clan tools https://clantools.
    7 points
  9. Blackroan

    Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day to a bunch of swell guys, a few "ok" guys, a couple of buttheads in particular! They may want mommy when they are feeling ill, but it is us they come to when it is broke. They may want mommy when they are feeling tired, but it is us they come to they want a piggy back ride. They may want mommy most of the time, but it us they call out for when the monsters come. All we can do is stand tall, stand firm and try to be the man they think we are. Happy Father's Day, be proud, you are a Dad.
    7 points
  10. Wright5281

    DHO Halloween Contest!!

    I'll throw my family of B's in here!
    6 points
  11. So many of you have probably noticed some of my grumbling about the sayings that World of Warships has used in the past, things like "Action Stations," or "Forward winds and fair seas." I have been super annoyed by these things... while talking to P4eceCr4ft about the "Lets Battle Tour" swag for the clan members that couldn't make the Lexington get together, I had mentioned that they had been saying all that incorrectly. She asked me how so and I mentioned that the RIGHT good bye a Sailor would say to another Sailor is "Fair Winds and Following Seas." Below is the convo:
    6 points
  12. Hey Dads! Who likes gold?!? I'm hosting a contest next Saturday night, Nov 23rd. The contest will start at 8pm EST and end at 12am EST. It is open to ALL dads that are part of the DHO site, regardless of which clan you're currently in. (I may be a few minutes late to start it up as the kids go down at 8pm. If anyone would like to arrange a drop or two if I'm not on, that's perfectly fine.) The event will have 3 prizes: 1st Prize - 100 Gold per participant to a max of 3,000 Gold! 2nd Prize - 750 Gold 3rd Prize - 500 Gold The rules for the event are as follows: -The c
    5 points
  13. xJediDadx

    DHO Halloween Contest!!

    It's October!!! Which means it's time for Halloween!!! So we're going to have a costume contest this month! Post pictures here of yourself, your kids or your entire family all dressed up for Halloween. A winner will be chosen after Halloween and will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon!!
    5 points
  14. Koudai

    Gale League

    Congrats DHO on making Gale League. It has been fun, we are learning every time.
    5 points
  15. I love writing. Writing is a definite passion of mine. I have a few publications I am quite proud of, ranging from “Letters to the Editor” in my college newspaper to a full e-book. My niche is generally in the realm of military veterans and their transition into civilian life; resumes, work, life, benefits, and so on. I am also a career, benefits, and life coach which leads me to do a lot of research and writing for my clients. I am now proud to be a writer on dadshideout.com’s new blog, “The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly,” so all my experience is finally being put to good use! With having
    5 points
  16. #1: 177514557196516 #2: WOWSFACEBOOKUNITED
    5 points
  17. I'm implementing a new system for DHO-X with clan positions. If you choose not to play Advances for over a month you are marked as a reserve, which just means you don't get the benefits of the clan credit boosts. Last month we had 40 of 76 active players participate in advances. If your are marked as a reserve and you play advances, ping me and I will flip you back to the normal clan position. Otherwise I'll occasionally review the roster and toggle people accordingly.
    5 points
  18. Koudai

    DHO activity

    After some discussions with officers and members of D-H-O, we feel that we have to make some changes for the lively hood of the clan. Recently we have had some membership turn around and recruiting interest that have fallen through. Currently, we only have a small core proportion of our clan that socialize and plays together. This is the main reason people join and stay in clans. Despite our clan size of 48 people, we struggle to get 7 people to participate in clan battles. D-H-O is a casual clan, and will remain as such; however, we would like to see an increase in participation in
    4 points
  19. The tank list looks fine to me. If I were to tell someone what to get it would be the 140 and then the 277, in that order. Reason being is that there are more options for replacing the 277 than the 140 in a match so its easier to fill the 277 spot at this time. There is only 1 tank that is swapped for a 140 and its the 907. 277 can be swapped with 5A, 260, cheif, or even the IS7 in a pinch. Get the tank that is harder to replace then work towards the other. And all this is if you are starting from the same point in the tech tree. Otherwise go for the one you are closer too.
    4 points
  20. CLAN WARS AFTER BATTLE REPORT FROM THE CO DATE: 2/24/2020 MESSAGE: A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this most recent Clan Wars, "Dawn of Industry". Win or lose, the vibe throughout was great. Even though it was a short campaign, the callers and players improved as it went along. I'll admit I'm happy for a break, but I know I'm not alone in looking forward to the next one! So, for some stats: Wins: 16 Losses: 24 Tech: 2 Draw: 2 Callers: Juggernaut: 1-3-1 (plus a tech) Poppa: 2-3 (plus a tech) ScHwErV: 5-7-1 Sib78: 6-8 xtc4:
    4 points
  21. Ayleward2

    Derpsgiving 2019

    Getting the announcement out early; A Discord Derpsgiving is coming to World of Tanks again this year, but with an added twist! Contest will start on November 1, and end at midnight EST on November 30th. Entries will be closed at that time and winner(s) announced during the first week of December. Winners can reach out to determine prize selection to be delivered as soon afterward as possible. Weekly Giveaway: Each Monday during the month of November there will be a drawing for a $10 item out of the World of Tanks shop. This prize will be awarded by random drawing via a bot on the
    4 points
  22. We went all medieval...
    4 points
  23. gpc_4

    Light Tanks

    I've been working on a way to scout the 1-2 line on Fisherman's Bay and this battle really shows the progression of how to make it work. The map isn't a terrible scouting map, but it can be a slow map with favorable TD positions. The key is using the small bush in F1 (I get 2k assistance in less then a minute) and I'm not sure all mediums, maybe not even all LTs, can fit behind it. From there it is protecting yourself, going dark when spotted, and occasionally popping up in other locations until you can move up to the ridge along the G-H lines (where enemy snipers like to setup in the early ba
    4 points
  24. Tankers, We are consolidating WoT DHO's active tankers into two clans. As World of Tanks and WoT DHO have changed and developed over the last several years our clan setup has remained static. WoT has aged but is still being developed by Wargaming and has many enthusiastic players. However, the player base has declined and so has our activity on the forum. The need for multiple DHO clans has diminished and it has been decided to consolidate our most engaged and active tankers in two clans, DHO and DHO-X. DHO will be the landing clan for new recruits and for active tankers that d
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. 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 fir
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. I just transferred DHO4 to Ayleward. Shockingly, I don't have a speech planned. I can definitely say we had a good run. I became "Acting Commander" on 1/7/2015. I became the official Commander on 2/22/2015. That's a story itself. I couldn't be prouder of my time as Commander, it's been one of the best gaming experiences of my life. I did everything I wanted to accomplish. I knew when I called a tier 10, 15x15 Advance, and every team member was DHO4, that it would be the pinnacle of my career (10/20/2017). The only place left to go was to become a Clan Wars clan, and we already have DHO-X.
    4 points
  29. So WOT NA has started a monthly Scavenger Hunt - there are several places to look for codes and you can enter 4 a month - for each code you enter you get 9 personal reserves - so that is 36 in total you can get. But if you enter all 4 you will get a bonus mission So the codes come from several locations. 1 - WOT NA Community contributors - can only redeem 1 2 - WOT NA social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) some code for the 3 3 - WOT Weekly video (www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h424KQY-jGGQe3inlqfiA) 4 - WOT News portal (https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/)
    4 points
  30. gpc_4

    Advent Calendar 2018

    December 2: Lorry. Grant's opinion: Worth a purchase. Here is a winner, although it's very expensive for a tier VIII med prem. Fun and dangerous tank. 232 pen, flexibility, and clip potential makes you a threat in all battles. Bad tier VIII MM isn't as much of a concern because, top tier or bottom tier, you have no armor and your play style is the same. Crew setup is the same as the tier X Batchat (a fun, iconic WoT tier X that still has a CW role). Circon's opinion: Worth a purchase.
    4 points
  31. Rennoc_

    Passing a Milestone!

    It took a while, so please, drum rolls and trumpets blaring: It probably won't last long so I'm going to enjoy it for a bit.
    4 points
  32. Mykk

    WoT DHO Consolidation

    Dads are Dads wherever they end up. I came into DadsHideout when Directors and every sub-clan were active. Now I'm a Commander and a Director. It's tough for me to let go of DHO4, but I'm trying to do right by the almost 300 Dads who still play WoT.
    4 points
  33. Went to the AAF Tank Museum this weekend in Danville, VA (Visiting family there) VERY interesting and large exhibit, with over 120 vehicles..
    4 points
  34. Similar to the Italian Marathon, there will be another marathon coming for 2 weeks in Sept where you can earn the new Premium Tier VIII British Heavy Tank (and/or possibly earn a discount towards it). WG mention in a previous video that the missions would be easier this time than they were for the Italian Marathon. More details will be coming in another video and article in the near future. Once I have that info, I'll be posting it here.
    4 points
  35. Update. My old gaming laptop has something mechanically wrong with the hard drive that will cost $800 to fix. No go. There is a happy ending. Our brother dad Juggernaut took pity on me. He gifted me a gaming laptop that he was no longer using. You know what? It is a little better than my old broken one. So a huge thank you to Juggernaut, one of our many wonderful dads.
    4 points
  36. Rennoc_

    Milestone of Sorts

    Have the same amount of wins as defeats. Now to work on the 92 draws. Lordy it takes a lot of battles to come back from early frequent mistakes. 😁
    4 points
  37. Juggernaut41

    A political post

    Just a quick note to say how much I enjoy coming to DHO-related activity and its “politics free” zones. Maybe the smartest thing the organizers did... banning politics. A hideout indeed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  38. #214 in the "I knew that already" file. But that hasn't stopped me before, so... I'll start by saying I remain a fan of XVM as I think having more (useful) information about your team/opponents is better. But the "usefulness" of xvm does require some critical analysis and the information value of xvm is lower than I think many (most?) believe. Lower, but not zero. A few points: - All blue/purple players are not created equal. Lots of re-rolls (anyone with sub-5K games with purple/blue stats is almost always a re-roll). On the flip-side, someone with a lot of games may have mate
    4 points
  39. Archaic

    2017 Meta and Tier X

    http://forum.wotlabs.net/index.php?/topic/27517-the-bond-farm/&page=1 An interesting formula for carrying hard in Tier X toons and for farming bonds. An even more interesting take on the reemergence of the TD meta.
    4 points
  40. Grimm65

    Tanks break time

    So I realized I was all tanked out. After grinding out almost all tier 10 tanks in the game and front lined myself silly to get the AE Phase 1 I was just burnt out from the game. So taking a bit of a tank siesta and playing WOW Classic with Blackroan. Don't worry I will be back but if a spot is needed in X I understand if I get removed - will just need an invite when I decide to return!
    3 points
  41. I was playing my T30 last night in order to take advantage of the new "cash back" aspect of the On Track missions. (I played 10 battles in the T30, and on completing the 10th battle I earned something like 1.065M credits.) I'd had a few beers. And since I had moved my crew on from the T30 long ago, I had to cobble together a crew from the garage. 100%, but way less than 1 complete skill. No 6th sense. And I'd had a few beers. And the T30 was never my favorite TD to begin with, because so many tier 9s and 10s seem to be able to pen the turret roof so easily if you sit still for a second, and th
    3 points
  42. SuperNova's code... PSWFWP77
    3 points
  43. https://worldoftanks.com/en/content/docs/global-map-soldiers-of-fortune-regulations/ Clan Wars starts back on Monday Jan 21 with a new campaign. DHO-X will participate a few nights a week, but keep to our casual pace. Which means no real chance for a reward tank. You'll have to settle for good times and lol while watching an unamed player shoot his type 5 rounds into the ground. First battle for us will be on Tuesday.
    3 points
  44. Juggernaut41

    Tier X marathon

    So... I know everyone is excited about opening boxes... and playing IS3-As... but I have another idea. Maybe better for the new year... but here is what I am thinking (and a little of the why): I’m thinking of a different sort of contest. One around playing your tier Xs. The why? Lots of folks have them, but don’t play them a ton. The further why is pubbie reps in your Xs will have benefits in organized play. Of course organized play is a heckuva a lot more than getting pubbie reps... but it will help. So, I am looking for ideas here... and I am willing to sponsor some prizes. A few
    3 points
  45. Grimm65

    DHO is Dead - Long Live DHO

    Glad to see new life coming back into this community! I found Dad's Hide Out just as I was coming off of an ugly divorce, a job layoff, and depression - This community of Dads have been instrumental in getting my life back together again, especially those dads in DHO3 at first and now DHOX in World of Tanks - Just having that group to talk to that have gone through similar issues and being able to have a good laugh does wonders to a guys mental stability. And for never meeting any of you face to face and still making real friendships this is a great community to be in!
    3 points
  46. Okay, to help push our oil production I have come up with an event. We are trying to get to the 100,000 oil limit to increase our clan size to the max (50) so we can get everyone that plays regularly in. Rules are below! START TIME 1500PST MARCH 8th END TIME 1500PST APRIL 15TH REWARDS: GRAND PRIZE: UP TO A $58 PACKAGE OF THEIR CHOOSING(DOUBLOONS, PREMIUM SHIP OR 180 DAYS PREMIUM TIME) 1ST RUNNER UP: UP TO A $37 PACKAGE OF THEIR CHOOSING(DOUBLOONS, PREMIUM SHIP OR 90 DAYS OF PREMIUM TIME) RULES: 1: MUST BE IN 1ST FLEET(THIS IS WHY THE EVENT STARTS THURS AFTE
    3 points
  47. Last night was obviously “Help A Juggernaut” night... I platooned with a purple player from a big clan for about 10 games or so. With Comms and everything. Like a big boy. We have a whole bunch of really good players in DHO, who also toon with really good players, and everyone can watch purple dudes on YouTube, but thought I would share a few, probably not stunningly insightful, impressions nonetheless. - Holy aggressiveness Batman. I am pretty aggressive, too aggressive for my skill level, but he was always ahead of me. Some of that was me being in a supporting role the whole time, a lot
    3 points
  48. Congrats Hapa!! You're in a Mighty Jingles video showing us all how it's done!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyZ3SudwO2Y
    3 points
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