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Juggernaut41

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  1. Juggernaut41

    Updated Tank - IS-3A - Now with a clip!

    My insanity is punctuated by brief bouts of sanity. Never lasts...
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    Tier X marathon

    All great ideas... any more? More I think about it, I think it is more of a January idea...
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    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 ideas: 1) pick a time frame: 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month? 2) most games played in a specific tier X 3) most games played in a tier X toon with DHO members 4) highest WR in a specific tier X (more than 30 games played) Any interest in this idea? Any ideas different than the above? I’m thinking making the prizes significant enough to make it worthwhile.
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    Updated Tank - IS-3A - Now with a clip!

    I get all of the fuss being kicked up over the IS3-A and loot boxes... and the criticism seems warranted. But I just don't get that fussed about it all. Arty is part of the game. It is a pay to win game. For profit companies mostly value short term profits over long term profits...etc. etc. When the Chrysler K came out? Can't pen it in front... no weakspots. Ok, then avoid that situation if you can... and if you cant (like getting hit by arty) it is what it is. WG likes to put out the OP tank that eventually gets nerfed. Either jump on board... ignore it... or vote with your feet. Not worth getting too exercised about.
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    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Mountain Pass

    Just for laughs, I went ice road from north spawn in the 430. First time in probably 20k battles that I went ice road. Maybe i’ll try that again after I play another 20k battles. Meds and heavies: j2 from south spawn I will often go H3 right out of the gates and shoot any knuckleheads in the bowl. I then look to take an aggressive position at J2... unless it’s a suicidal move. I consider that a version of “settting the hill” in a med on malinovka. Tip: when crossing from south spawn at h6, you are better off driving straight across to j5 than turning left to k5... that left turn leaves you exposed longer (hat tip to Sly for that one).
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    What's Yer Grind - Thanksgiving 2018 Edition

    TLDR: I have no direction, I more or less just click random tanks and play. Hmmm... I too am “grinding” a whole mess of tanks: 60tp: 53tp 430u: 430 (like 6k away) t57: e1 (with apologies to Blackroan, I hate this tank) 103b: tier 6 thing. All Swedish gals in this one. leopard 1: researched, can’t pull the trigger on buying it sheridan: t49 stb: CHI Riiiiiiiii i have the WZ-132... I may go no further... also trying to get more X reps with 28 I already have... and playing tier 8 prem autoloaders cause they are fun. And looking for golfcrazy to shoot him whenever I can. Heck, looking for all of you to shoot you whenever I can... even some that are on my own team (e.g. Maida).
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    Thanksgiving Week Premium Tank Sales!

    I believe I saw one a few months back. You can’t look at them head on, you won’t see them that way. Have to look for them out of the corner of your eye. They are very shy.
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    Need a new line to play?

    Me neither. But it is no Dicker Max, that’s for sure. That tank is just awesome.
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    Screenshots of Your Best Battles (Part 2)

    Congrats!
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    Map Discussion 1.0 Redux: Mannerheim Line

    South Spawn: one thing I would add is that if you go to NW corner in a medium and you find yourself in a mismatch... consider running away all the way to behind your cap. This is a situation dependent move (have to have the time to get back, be aware of what is...or could be... on the NW hill shooting your retreat), but I have saved more than one game doing that. There is a decent ridge behind the cap and you will have vision all the way to the corner...and almost everyone will push around that corner if they perceive little or no resistance... and there is a lot of ground to shoot them in.
  11. Sgrant’s comments about this in discord today reminded me of a few things I have been thinking about sharing. It does indeed seem like the ongoing issue of being bottom tier really often in premium 8s remains. I made some adjustments to that reality a few months ago so now think I have some statistically significant data to back-up my usually random assertions. So let’s call them “semi-random” assertions (many of which, perhaps all, will still fall into Captain Obvious territory): - only play tier 8 premiums that can still REGULARLY be productive against higher tiers. Most of us have tanks and tank classes that we are better in than others... In the “right” hands any premium can be productive... but heavy premiums are generally tough to be productive in against higher tiers. Sure, defenders are OP, but even any decent tier 9 medium will eat them up firing gold. Higher tier heavies will usually chew you up. Like all of them. If you tend to always have a “go heavy way” bias with your premium heavies... gonna be tough - if you are going to play a heavy premium 8, think about how you can play the medium spot. I’m running 4-6% above my overall WR playing the 112 and polish heavy doing that. If you are going to play the 112 SHOOT GOLD. The 112 has a 250 pen gold round. Yes, I only play that for crew training, not to make money - running 4-6% above my overall WR playing the 40t and the progetto... like 600 games combined in those two. Focus focus focus on being a good support tank and picking your spots to unload some/all of your clip. Be mobile, think relocate often. Yes, that’s how you should play autoloaders anyway, but even more important in this scenario. I highly recommend learning the auto loader game... - don’t get laser-focused on making money every game. Bring gold in almost all of your tanks (there are exceptions, like the Skorp G). Mod-1 is very good now. Play like (an albeit slow) Russian medium and use that turret. Don’t be afraid to shoot gold. You are in a premium tank, so firing gold rarely hurts you a ton. - if you are good at lights, go ahead and play light premiums (GF is real good). If not SKIP THEM... too easy to have crap games in premium tier 8 lights. The pref light is probably an exception to some extent, but general point remains. - again, each of us will have our favorites that we play well... so exceptions abound... just sharing what has been working for me. My overall WR has been treading water for some time now... but the above has been keeping it from going down while grinding things like those f$&!?ng garbage mid/tier polish tanks... as the 5-6 premiums I now play have been well above my overall WR for months.
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    Screenshots of Your Best Battles (Part 2)

    Come on Grant, get it together. Even I have aced it 😜
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    Tier X Clan Wars - must have tanks

    It’s a fine pub tank, but it’s height and relatively slow speed make it a hard CW/SH no-go. The 25t works of course... unfortunately you very very rarely see any of those others you listed.
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    New Tank - EMIL 1951 - Premium Tier VIII Swede HT

    This looks like a hard pass to me. One fewer shell... mildly lower mag reload, but not enough to really matter. Also Emil I can be fun top tier. But Emil 2 is meh at best. Kranvagn has crap gun handling and only 300 heat pen... maybe if you have money burning a hole in your pocket and literally nothing else to do with it...
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    Tier X Clan Wars - must have tanks

    Yes, yes you did. It may have been highest... certainly in top three
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