As I progressively played more and won more games in WoT, I started to notice my attitude towards this game has changed massively since when I first started this game, which was about 5 months ago .
In the beginning, I just thought this game has a cool concept and awesome content, it would be fun to give it a try. So I did. I had a lot of fun when playing tier 1 and 2 tanks. I was a noob and I failed countless times back then. I don't seem to get kills or do any damage but just driving a tank in a MMO game was fun. I can't remember my stats back then but I do remember I didn't care about win or loss.
Maybe the sense of freshness of a game overwhelms any fun you can find in victories, because after almost 6k games played, I can no longer say I don't care about win or loss. If you know about me in game, I can't take a loss in high tier tanks. Especially with my T110 and the IS family. over 60% win rate after a couple hundred games is valid enough to call yourself a great player in that tank. But I still want to achieve higher win rate. Maybe get to 70% or 80%?
Link to my stats: http://wot-news.com/...e/us/9mmcapsule
This is interesting now I stand back and look at my thoughts. Why is win rate so important to me? If I play this game to have fun, then why not just go play lower tier tanks? My conclusion comes down to the lust of power. There's a saying that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Once I have achieved good stats, I can't let it slide because that achievement worth much more than losing a single game even it could be your best game. Gradually, I make up every loss with double or triple amount of victories and my win rate stays incremental.
Although it sounds easy, make up your losses, it is actually very random and sometimes could be tough to do. Platooning with good players, use high tier tanks and use gold (I haven't touch them in pub matches except once that I forget to take them off after cw) can help you with that. But I'm afraid if you are like me, once you start to implementing these approaches, there's no turning back. The lust of better stats and higher win rate will consume your ego and force you to continue. I think there's nothing wrong of being that way as long as you are having fun. And I also hope you see that WG is the biggest beneficiary in the end.
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Edit: how did I improve myself see this post: http://forum.worldof...for-good-stats/
Edited by 9mmCapsule, Jun 04 2012 - 22:55.