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ncpinz last won the day on September 23 2018

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  1. ncpinz

    DHO Tankers - Mark of Excellence Summary

    1st MOE in the Hotchkiss EBR. 3rd Mark Tanks: Crusader 2nd Mark Tanks: M4 Sherman, T-150, Chaffee, Firefly, T37, Strv 74, Bert, T32, IS-3, Pz. T 25, T34 1st Mark Tanks: Centurion 7/1, DMax, Type 64, Bullydog, T-54, WZ-111-1-4, FV207, T49, AwfulPanther, Lorraine 40t, E25, AMX 50 120, WZ-132, Doom Turtle, WZ-120, LTTB, Type 61, RU 251, Bromwell, Obj 430 II, Ho, Skoda T40, Conqueror, FCM 50t, T14, 110, HellKitty, Type 4 Heavy, FV 'Goat', T67, AMX 30 Proto, Chi-Nu-Kai, FV201 (A45), Skorp G, Rudy, Strv m/42-57, Matty IV, Emil I, 53/55, Heavy Tank VI, E4, UDES 03, Conway Twitty, VK4502B, M4A1 Ravioli, OI Exp., A-43, AMX 65 t, Prosciutto, Church III, Pantera, T-10, 50TP, Hotchkiss EBR
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    taking a break...

    Sounds like taking a break will do you some good. I've had to do that from time to time and it helps a lot. Have fun doing other stuff and we'll still be here when you want to kill a few pixel tanks.
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    Experience with Wheeled Vehicles

    The number per tier has dropped off. At most you'll see two like yourself but sometimes it is just you. I'm enjoying the challenge of learning a new type of vehicle. I needed something fresh.
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    Experience with Wheeled Vehicles

    Good point about driving in reverse. Frequently you need to escape by driving in reverse for some distance to get out of trouble. The inability to turn around in place takes time to get used to.
  5. So with the latest version, we now have wheeled vehicles. It starts after the ELC with 32-33k experience required. I wanted to start this thread for folks to comment on their experience playing and killing them. AMD-178B (Tier VI) I got done with this one after a few days of playing. I did burn some gold to free exp out of it. Overall it is ok but not great. Upgrades - I only did the wheels, mid-gun, turret, and engine. The top gun is not worth it in my opinion so save your exp. Equipment - I ran vents, camo net, and optics. I ran it like an active scout and ok with it. Not great but ok. I usually died too early. Make sure you put enough HE ammo in and I usually selected it as my first round then adjusted from there. The HE has 75mm of pen, so it can hit hard given the right target. EBR Hotchkiss (Tier VII) Upgrades - Probably only getting wheels, mid-gun, and engines with the last only because the Tier VIII is off the engines. Equipment - Still running vents, camo net, and optics. Not sure if I want to swap to a gun rammer or not. I like this one much better than the AMD, especially with the mid-gun. It is quicker and has a lower profile than the AMD. For any of these, you can do some pretty spectacular aerobatics. In the AMD, I did a complete barrel roll, landed on my wheels and kept driving.
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    DHO-X roll call for CW tonight (Monday)

    I can do tonight, and earlier in the evening tomorrow but not super late. My workload has been high for a couple of months and will be that way for a couple more, so tanking is limited right now.
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    Laptop for travel and WoT..

    I've been playing WoT on a laptop since the beginning. Some good, some bad. You'll want one that has the obvious good processor with decent RAM. The key is a separate good quality graphics card with separate memory. I'm playing on my son's hand me down gaming laptop but I've used my work laptops in the past. The next hurdle is going to be your connection. Some hotels will have the upgraded, faster connection. That works some times fairly well. Other times it is not worth it. When traveling, I start off with a low tier battle to get see if it is going to be worth it.
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    Tier IX Meds I've Played (Ranked)

    For tier IX, I still have the Standard B, T-54, Conq, AMX M4 51, and M53/55.
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    Tier IX Meds I've Played (Ranked)

    I agree with Maida...the Std B is a solid tank with few things to complain about. It can be a good flanker or a sneaky bastard. Mobility is awesome. The autoreloader really shines. It is a much better tank than the Pantera.
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    Yearly battle report

    You can tell what line I was grinding. Sent from my stone tablet
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    WoT Wheeled Vehicles Coming Soon!

    That is what I want to know. Where do we start prepping?
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    WoT Wheeled Vehicles Coming Soon!

    Thanks for the heads up. Those codes were gone in seconds. Oh well. Guido was giving some away and was going to do it based on folks who were subscribed. I figure that is my best hope for a preview of them. I'd love to try them out. I bet they are a blast and extremely frustrating all at the same time.
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    Advent Calendar 2018

    That is a good tank for those who don't have it in their garage.
  14. Ouch. Coolant mixing with the AT is rough. I had a buddy who bought an older (1997) 4Runner dirt cheap because of the same issue. It was cheap because folks thought it was a head gasket failure. He flushed the crap out of the transmission himself, and it appears to be running well.
  15. I look for enthusiast forums for the vehicle I am looking at, and search for common issues, etc. I've done quite a few purchases of used vehicles as 'extra' or fun rides, and very few for daily driving. My son's was the last and it was a 2005 4Runner fully kitted with a lift, bumper, big tires, and the like. Turned out to be a good purchase and we've added around 20k miles...it had 106k when purchased. Good luck.