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stewiejp

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  1. stewiejp

    Frontline Returns!

    I did read that assistance damage issue - very valid point - well put. Glad to see we aren't the only ones with the SPG issue - the extra waiting in queue time surely just isn't worth it as over a period of time a player could get in extra battles rather than just wait in an SPG - hence making the "regular tanks" more profitable over a period of time
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    Frontline Returns!

    Thanks for the date - trying to confirm it with WG - Easter week - interesting. Personally I got to 2.24 (just under 25) which I am satisfied with - like the first episode I played 5 days or nights. Getting "a bit over" one prestige per episode is my goal (was 1.17 after Ep. 1) considering chances are I will miss at least one full episode with travel etc. At this rate I will be one prestige up after next episode. A few observations (on the Asia Server - would be interested if you guys on NA are seeing similar). 1. 0 battles on the Aussie server despite getting them relatively easy last year as well as in Episode 1. Players likely realizing the grind is real, and would rather suffer worse ping than wait the 1 or 2 minutes it takes to form 60 players. Boosters as well - people don't want to wait. 2. SPG still the most "readied up" class in queue. I never used them, nor the Airstrike/Artillery Combat Reserves - but most do. 3. Wheeled tanks are everywhere! Yes, I used them - and found I got more General ranks when I played them than when I did not. the hate on the forums are real though - maybe more so than SPG! 4. Less players trying to cap all 6 cap points, and instead going for the win by destroying the objectives before 1 or 2 (C and F) are captured - hence ending the battle earlier and denying players extra ranks. Personally I used Lights and Mediums - with Engineering as a first skill. Capping (and defending) are definitely the way to rank up faster - though concerns are raised on the forum here that when you get 0 prestige points for trying to cap but failing - relying on your team mates to help can be frustrating. For this reason I use smoke and inspire as well as engineering on my LTs to try and encourage a cap. I only used HTs and TDs when my back up vehicles were still 3+ minutes away. I still don't mind the mode but players on Asia seem to be over it - either the grind is "too much" (but to be fair, that's what players always say when there is a grind on - eg marathon missions), or they are over the unreliable team mates, fast games (killing objectives too early) or SPG/Airstrike/Artillery Strike. Maybe after 8 more episodes I will change my mind but I still enjoy the mode - and like it or not, the wheelies are fun on the big map.
  3. My thoughts exactly! That Tier 6 premium medium (Strv. 42/57 is a little ripper as well!)
  4. stewiejp

    Use Your CW Campaign Fame

    Those bid figures for Asia were estimates/what players suggested they bid for the auction - nothing confirmed by WG, they said they won't (even though Russia did - that's where the 26,911 quote came from). I think our lowest winning bid was in the 14.2 - 14.3k range (again - from what I hear).
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    Use Your CW Campaign Fame

    Speaking of bids - what was the lowest winning bid on your server? RU reportedly was 26,911 (WOW!) I was lucky enough to get one for 16,686 on Asia (Currently investigating what the lowest winning bid was - looks like around 15k). Call me a fool but I went for the Chieftan 'cos it looks cool - my first ever reward tank so I'm pretty chuffed! Shiftworkers love the bond bidding system!
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    Fame Points and Tank Auction

    Find the Global Map and click on the big orange button just to the left of centre - there lists all available prizes/things to exchange your fame points for - Bonds, Credits, Personal reserves, styles, camos, emblems and of course... tanks
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    So...you want to try for a campaign tank

    Thanks @Lt_jackson_13 - I totally misread what you originally wrote as the opposite (but have new glasses now and it looks much clearer - really!) the strong rumour of the 907 and VK "never being available again" will still drive up the auction price though I think - that and the fact a lot of players receiced a lot of bonds in 2018. Thanks for the screenshot though - will pass it on and calm a few nerves.
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    So...you want to try for a campaign tank

    very very well put mate - I have done a few of these campaigns (sort of) - and yes, whilst the cream rises to the top - the turds most certainly sink to the bottom. I say "sort of" since one benefit of being a shift worker is whilst I can still partake in these campaigns (camPAINS!) by filling in when short etc - I never have to experience the stress etc (nor win a tank for that matter) - but it is always an eye opener! In established clans - it always comes out who the team players are... and who are not. I keep seeing this claim in forums/discord/social media etc and have countless players ask me this question - but where has it been officially announced by WG? ^^^ Pro tip - especially for those who have earned a tank - for those who have not - but the stuff you want the most first. ^^^ Keep an eye on all forums - thoughts and prayers for those who have to respond to the tickets! ^^^ I didn't think anyone could spend their fame points yet (not on my server anyway) - other than investing for the bonuses early. One thing for sure as in any campaign - people get salty, people make mistakes, clans get banned and players disqualified. It's like a soap opera!
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    Ethernet Through the Power Outlet

    ^^^ Brilliant idea!
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    Ethernet Through the Power Outlet

    OP I ran this system in my home some time ago and it worked well. My internet arrived at my home at one end, where my office was at the other end of the house. Basically the connection goes through the power system of your house - uses the wires as a conduit to the modem/router. HOWEVER: This was about 6-8 years ago and I have upgraded my internet connection twice since then - back then I had ADSL2+ so technology may have changed. They did warn that on some homes - (especially bigger homes) if there are more than one electrical wiring circuit the system may simply not work as the PC/Xbox etc needs to be on the same circuit as the plugs - if that makes sense.
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    Frontline Returns!

    Credit's aside - it is also an awesome way to grind through your XP - stock tanks or the grind towards tier 9 and let's not forget crew skills. The rewards look quite tidy as well!
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    Premium Ammo Changes in Supertest

    WG hav stuck to the mantra of not wanting to limit players ammo choices, despite it being the most obvious solution, and most suggested idea by players. The current idea (less alpha) is a massive indirect buff to heavies, especially the HTs such as the Type 5 etc. and will create a bigger issue from my POV. Time will tell though, personally I don’t see the current prem spam as an issue (plenty others do though).
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    Premium Ammo Changes in Supertest

    Would something as simple as giving less XP for damage done using premium rounds solve the premium ammo “problem”?
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    Update 1.4 - Estimated Release Info

    (one other thing) - 3/5/7 is still out there - it hasn't actually been removed (as some people think - they see it and jump on the forums!!) but due to it being the last option it is now very rarely seen.
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    Update 1.4 - Estimated Release Info

    Who knows re the Panhard etc - maybe 1.4 for the premium and 1.5 for the line as Hark suggests. They are still testing it though but who knows how much more they need to tinker with the thing, but I'm guessing his dates are either a good guesstimate or a bit of inside info. 1.4 for February - I'd put my money on that - After the campaign everyone has been anticipating (which I guess will be announced soon™) and in time for Frontlines. That's not a "scoop" - just my opinion. The Asian MM. Trust me you want it, especially if you are sick of seeing Tier 10's in your Tier 8 Premiums (or even normal tanks for that matter). We are still tinkering with it but the short version is when the MM looks for a battle, instead of looking for a 3/5/7 game first, it looks for it last. So most battles are single tier, or 2 tier games. Pref. T8 MM tanks rarely see 9's as it stands, and "normal" MM Tier 8 tanks may see a Tier 10 battle one game out of 10 in my experience. Original Article Here November 2018 The article also mentions bots for low tiered (1-5) battles for the ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) server as well as LATAM due to low server population. (ANZ during prime time is 1 to 2k online). The down side? It can be challenging to get a Tier 10 game on ANZ due to low server population so they tweaked it a bit by introducing "odd" MM line ups. The longer in queue, the more likely you may be to see a strange line up. 4/5/6; 4/4/7; 2/5/8; 2/4/9; 2/3/10. Again - the MM still looks for these 3 tiered line ups last, but even so, in a Tier 8 battle when you do see a Tier 10 line up - being just 2 of them isn't as daunting as 3/5/7. Boxing Day Changes to MM In the complaints discussions around the 3/5/7 MM the idea of making 3 Tiered battles the last choice rather than the first choice has been made my many testers, CCs, players and WG staff all over the globe - the staff from WG Asia were able to convince WG HQ to let us try it, and we reckon it works pretty well. On the Hong Kong Server (the "main" Asia server if you like - 10-15k online during peak times I think) - I never had a problem getting a Tier 10 battle during the trials, so the issue looks (at least to me) to be "small server specific" in regards to not being able to get a tier 10 game. The other "downside" is that when playing tens - you are no longer in the 3 of the 3/5/7 - it will more likely be an all Tier 10 game (good for bonds!) or a 2 tiered spread so not as much rolling over tier 8's in those battles, which again I think is a positive thing. Bottom line is it is now better for credit grinds and we can even platoon at Tier 8 again! Hallelujah! Previously if platooning in 8's it was bottom of 3/5/7 every single game. My major gripe with the 3/5/7 was it indirectly discouraged players from platooning at certain tiers - 8's due to MM, and Tens due to not being able to find a battle.... Hope this helps - got to catch a plane soon so hope I haven't stuffed anything up, officially on Holidays NOW! Hi5!
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