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"WoT I'm Thinking" is a YouTube series that I've created as a way to  share what I've learned in World of Tanks with others through the review of my own game replays.
Please feel free to comment or make suggestions to help make the series better.
Episode 0 - The Introduction
This episode introduces the concept of "WoT I'm Thinking" as well as what I plan to accomplish with the series.
http://www.youtube.c...s1LeQ9in9A&hd=1
Episode 1 - The Ferdinand
In this episode I introduce the Ferdinand tank destroyer and review a solo replay on Erlenberg  from March 17, 2012.
http://www.youtube.c...JBcGZk2DnA&hd=1
Episode 2 - Moar Ferdinand
In this episode I continue my exploration of the Ferdinand tank destroyer by reviewing 2 platoon battles; the first is on El Hallouf from February 12, 2012, the second is on Arctic Region from March 19, 2012.
http://www.youtube.c...WYLYO-OiPE&hd=1
Episode 3 - The VK4502(P) Ausf. B
In this episode I introduce the VK4502(P) Ausf. B and review 2 battles. A solo battle on Karelia from January 7, 2012 and a platoon battle from Cliff on February 8, 2012.
http://www.youtube.c...jFdVwjSDeA&hd=1
Episode 4 - Scouting and the T-50-2
In this episode I introduce scouting techniques and the T-50-2. I review 2 battles; a solo battle on Swamp from April 15, 2012 and a platoon battle on Live Oaks from April 17, 2012.
http://www.youtube.c...dt1WHAnuGk&hd=1
Episode 5 - The E-75
In this episode I introduce the E-75 and review 2 battles. A solo battle on Swamps from April 19, 2012 and a platoon battle on Mines from April 5, 2012.
http://www.youtube.c...GGrZXG7Onw&hd=1
Episode #6: The T20
In this episode I introduce the T20. Two replays are reviewed; The first is a solo battle from May 13, 2012 on Arctic Circle. The second is a platoon battle from May 23, 2012 on Mines.
http://www.youtube.c...OHKe0ghfY4&hd=1
Episode #7: The AMX 13 90
In this episode I introduce the AMX 13 90. Two replays are reviewed; The first is a solo battle from June 9, 2012 on Live Oaks. The second is a platoon battle from May 25, 2012 on Westfield.
http://www.youtube.c...Bdzwv7sGGQ&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #8: The Encounter
In This episode I introduce the new Encounter game mode. Two replays are reviewed; The first is a solo battle in my AMX 50 120 from June 24, 2012 on Siegfried Line. The second is a platoon battle with Jovialmadness in our Jagdtigers from June 21, 2012 on El Halluf.
http://www.youtube.c...6HOYjgbmJQ&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #9: The Assault featuring the M26 Pershing
http://www.youtube.c...g8xNzrSMh4&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #10: Low Tier French Tank Destroyer Tour
http://www.youtube.c...B0n1k9iGp8&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #11: The JagdPz E-100 Featuring replays by Death187 & Jovialmadness
http://www.youtube.c...c-5ejf015A&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #12: The T-43
http://www.youtube.c...0rQbUKFvg8&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking Episode 12 13 - The Lorraine Featuring replays by Death 187 & Skraeling
http://www.youtube.c...Xew6iutzbw&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #14: 8.0 Patch Preview Part 1
http://www.youtube.c...XwjIduLRww&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #15: The T30
http://www.youtube.c...BUPDibApW8iU5wA
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #16: The Cromwell
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Ucdzl0PohIU
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #17: The M46 Patton
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Pc3gtOLPMF4
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #18: World of Tier 2
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=65J7116rRMg
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #19: The ARL v39 &  AMX AC Mle. 1946
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=q1GqHjtoWq0
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #20: The T71
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=gdm9yoWgJnE
WoT I'm Thinkin Episode #21: The Object 704
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=TBGjEMwFcN4
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #22: The Black Prince
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=I1f2seHUAOo
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #23: The VK30.02(D)
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=kXwwWzvYqM8
Wot I'm Thinking - Episode #24: The T-54
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZRP1gVuPEo8
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #25 - The Maus:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=1bhs7LV3kMQ
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #26 - The T28:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Z13Kdl_OgOQ
WoT I'm Thinking Episode #27 - The T54E1:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=B77R7ZL-66k
WoT I'm Thinking - Episode #28: The Centurion Mk. 7/1

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WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays Episode 1: The Introduction and Patton replay by itoktohateme
http://www.youtube.c...bwlO8-Hjq4&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays Episode 2: M103 replay by Siriothrax
http://www.youtube.c...eEgTlzdj_0&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays Episode 3: M18 Hellcat replay by Major_DeFeet
http://www.youtube.c...p8U-we0Izk&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays Epsiode 4: JagdTiger Replay by Death187
http://www.youtube.c...cWP5USePQs&hd=1
The Guest Replays - Episode 5: Jumbo Sherman replay by Ry0K3N
http://www.youtube.c...ASqLR65cvw&hd=1
The Guest Replays - Episode 6: Panther II replay by Skraeling
http://www.youtube.c...y2qthtuLuc&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays Episode #7: AMX 50 Foch replay by Death187
http://www.youtube.c...yNamCSaP7g&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking - The Guest Replays #8: KV-4 Guest Replay by Lert
http://www.youtube.c...S64UCRQUXc&hd=1
The Guest Replays - Episodes #9: AC Mle. 48 Replay by ForcestormX
http://www.youtube.c...SXc-efARRQ&hd=1
The Guest Replays #10: Type 59 guest replay by diktatorpanda(EU)
http://www.youtube.c...pZAI1Pbjlc&hd=1
The Guest Replays - Episode #11: Featuring WBRequiem in a T-25
http://www.youtube.c...6vSepK2Q6k&hd=1
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Match of the Week - Episode 1 Churchill on Himmelsdorf
http://www.youtube.c...-8KQY30ijM&hd=1
Match of the Week - Episode 2 T34 on Serene Coast
http://www.youtube.c...Vw8cQg9Q34&hd=1
Match of the Week - Episode 3 T-44 on Wide Park
http://www.youtube.c...IE_I56leos&hd=1
Match of the Week for the Week of February 24, 2013:  T-54 on El Halluf
http://www.youtube.c...8DskMmZSEQ&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking Match of the Week for the week of April 14th - Centurion Mk. I on Murovanka
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=OvkrRE-uoKs
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WoT I'm Thinking - Debrief for the week of September 23, 2012
http://www.youtube.c...DePYKyQXVI&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief (WO 12/09/12)
Includes a match of the week from December 2, 2012 in my AMX 50B on Prokhorovka
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=uTpdR0cS1XA
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of December 23, 2012
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=4C2dWlOrLHs
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of January 6, 2013
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=kxYWRep47xY
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of February 17, 2013
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ShyGjwOnvuE
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of February 24, 2013
http://www.youtube.c...orFgTz8JMA&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of March 3, 2013:
http://www.youtube.c...cU0STqTMuY&hd=1
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of March 10, 2013
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=6ZhUg8obIUY
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of March 17th, 2013 (aka the one year anniversary edition)
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=1enJnPEZHy0
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of March 31, 2013 featuring the Leopard 1:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3M4C-HDE9KY
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of April 7, 2013:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=xNN-WLnQ_tY
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of April 14th, 2013 featuring more 8.5 test server footage:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3jla6a5Z894
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of April 21, 2013 - Ferdi Redux:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=HwIq8hwlJCw
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of April 28, 2013 - Derp HEAT Spam:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=RKe_YkJ5jMk
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of May 5, 2013 - 1,000 Sub Raffle:
In honor of breaking 1,000 subscriptions, I'm raffling off 2 gift packs to my subscribers, see video for entry details.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=MF5vyetPy6o
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of May 19, 2013 - The Art of Improvement:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=XGsFrI2qj5A
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of May 26, 2013 - The Basics:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=MlfuSNgGybQ
Wot I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of June 2, 2013 - Matchmaking:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=w1boLs8ZwXs
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of June 9, 2013 - Carrying your Weight:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=A9cVPQvTxOw
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of June 16, 2013:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=88_D43wm_Jo
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of June 30th - Adapt and Overcome:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=U8EhaJisCTc
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of July 14th - The Hard Grind:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=dgSsIrbtiyg
Wot I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of July 21, 2013 - Stock Tank PSA:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=kCYZkJxfkdQ
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of July 28, 2013 - Cap or Kill:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=07vOs4I4gDQ
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of August 4, 2013 - Maus Coda:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pf4bMmVMF3A
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the Week of August 25, 2013 - The Semi-Stock Grind:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Y1AmbtaRVPQ
WoT I'm Thinking Debrief for the week of September 8, 2013 - The Skill Tanker's Tanks Volume #2 - The T49:

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WoT the HELL was I Thinking?!?
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My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.c.../WoTDeathsArrow
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More to come, please stay tuned.

Edited by DeathsArrow, Oct 02 2013 - 19:25.


Major_DeFeet #2 Posted Mar 27 2012 - 17:21

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Excellent! I'm definitely looking forward to more episodes.

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Awesome! I hope this series goes well :P  :Smile_honoring:

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good man.  these videos should be helpful to newcomers and vets alike.  if nothing else we get to see good videos of tanks, and well we should all love videos with tanks.

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that's awesome

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Excellent video, your commentary was well spoken and well thought out. I particularly enjoyed your summation at the end.

Jovialmadness #7 Posted Mar 27 2012 - 19:31

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Two huge thumbs up :Smile_great:  :Smile_great:

Sword_of_Light #8 Posted Mar 27 2012 - 19:35

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Thats just gorgeous - in particular because it explains the behavior of Ferdi drivers.  Theres a marked shift from the j-cat to the Ferdi - with Ferdies assaulting far more often.  I played up to the j-cat, and always wondered - is the Ferdi really that hardcore that its gotta roll off and go assault mode?

You're right about the necessity of repair, too - thats the conventional wisdom when facing a Ferdi - track it.  I know folks in general like to track TDs, since, with the obvious exception of a few of the US TDs, a tracked TD is severely limited in what it can do.  But usually the TD is so far back that even tracking it - unless you're a light engaging the TD - isn't worth that much.  With the Ferdi played as a front line support, tracking and repair are essential tactics and countermeasures.

Your Erlenberg video also shows a keen understanding of how artillery works - you'd be a primary target of mine in arty - since I've one-shot Ferdies in the past, but you're also a high-value target.  However, you didn't take any fire, mostly because of your medium screen.  When you veered south, you kept buildings in-between yourself and the likely arty positions.  Though the inclusion of tracers makes my position more variable, there are a limited number of places I can be in a given match that wont be observed.  Keeping a building between you and that position kept you from being a viable target.  Only when your meds had had their evil way with the arty did you venture out - it was aggressive, but not foolhardy.

Defiantly +1

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DeathsArrow #9 Posted Mar 28 2012 - 15:36

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Some high quality analysis there Sword_of_Light, quite on point. :Smile_honoring:

I know there's been some negative comments about the audio mix and I'm going to rework things audio-wise in the next episode which I hope to have done before the end of the week.

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hey deathsarrow, can you give me the link to your reticle and sniping mod , I really like the way its designed

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send it to me by messages in forums if it isn't too troubesome

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Actually, I wouldn't mind giving that mod a try. The Ferdi vid was great, by the way.  :Smile_honoring:

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You're like the HighFlyer15/TheRiisingSun of the NA server! :Smile_great:
Hope the series succeeds mate, I can hear you properly and whatnot.

DeathsArrow #14 Posted Mar 31 2012 - 19:44

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The reticule I use is J1mB0's crosshair mod. You can get it here: http://forum.worldof...-crosshair-mod/ It's been fully updated for the 7.2 patch by the way.

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Just picked it up last night, actually. Played my first games with it today. Gotta say, I love it.

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View PostDeathsArrow, on Mar 28 2012 - 15:36, said:

Some high quality analysis there Sword_of_Light, quite on point. :Smile_honoring:

I know there's been some negative comments about the audio mix and I'm going to rework things audio-wise in the next episode which I hope to have done before the end of the week.

I was paying less attention to the audio mix than your excellent commentary. Well done DeathsArrow. I'm looking forward to more episodes.

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If you decide to make one for the JT I have a ton of 7.2 replays if you need them. :Smile_honoring:

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First post updated with Episode #2 titled Moar Ferdinand

View PostDeath187, on Apr 02 2012 - 18:03, said:

If you decide to make one for the JT I have a ton of 7.2 replays if you need them. :Smile_honoring:

I just bought a JT the other day, looking forward to trying it out. :Smile-playing:

Sword_of_Light #19 Posted Apr 04 2012 - 16:03

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+1 for ep. 2.

Your strategy in El Haluf can be summed up by: Blitzkrieg.  This isn't a rush, as some players think, but using superior mobility to blunt enemy assaults and exploit weaknesses.  This is a good guide for TD players in general, as it shows the use of a TD's treads and engine - not just its gun.

A word on arty in El Haluf - your primary advantage against it is that a. there is a great deal of hard cover and b. a lot of it is in shadow.  Much of the map is out of bounds for my S-51 because of its shallow arc, and the kills I get, I get because the enemy was stationary and out in the open.  With low tier arty, these advantages are compounded by low range.  The SU-26, with its high arc, reduces the amount of cover you have by a substantial extent (its THE arty for Provence), but its 600m range means either you cant hit much of the enemy side or, as we saw the Grille do, run down into valley and hope nobody spots you when you do it.  However, as you say, you underestimated the Grille - low tier arty is surprisingly accurate - and you are a nice fat target.

Arctic: Playing lights - either my AMX-13-75 or the new M8, from base 1, I tend to avoid the downhill slope you mention, precisely because its expected of lights to do so.  There will be at least one or two of the southern push watching for just that.  I tend to pause at C5 until the main bodies are engaged, then try to flank down the middle.

From the perspective of an arty player, your Ferdi pack would have fallen under my arty fire the moment you crossed the threshold of the northern hill.  Its a popular spot for me to park my reticle, let it zoom, and hit folks coming past.  Since arty was absent from this match, you had the option of a hard TD push - it would have been more suicidal with arty present - though no telling what vehicles the arty would replace, so the tactic is still valid.

That said, playing TDs from Base 2, I do agree with your strategy.  I used to cover the southern push as a TD, but noted that while I wasn't an arty target as much, the only decent snipe positions were easy targets for the southern defenders, and more often than not I was turning into free xp for the bads.  There are a number of decent sniper positions north if you're not in a TD that can make prolonged assaults, and blunting the enemy's northern push is often more valuable that supporting your teams' southern push.

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as the t28 driver on that map on el halluf sword, i can say i was kind of surprised to be hit by arty where I was.  I normally dont get hit there but then again most arty dont go where that grille went so it was a surprise.  for a slow lumbering t28 though, there isnt that many good places to go that is arty safe where you can be effective but overall that was a good fight and alot of fun even though i was getting pounded by arty.  low tier arty can be annoying as all get out with the rapid reload and relatively good accuracy though.




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