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Lert #1 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:04

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Just a place where I collect all the guides I've written. As they keep slowly growing in number it's more difficult to keep track of them when I need them for something. Keeping them in a central spot makes it much easier on myself. And, who knows, maybe some readers will stumble across this thread, read my guides and find something useful in there.
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Before you do though, you might want to pay KingAlphyn's thread a visit, there's good stuff in there for before you venture into actual gameplay mechanics.

 

A final foreword: The tips and mechanics in this guide will not make you a unicum. At most, these guides will make you a green, like me. As the difference between a red and a green is gameplay mechanics, the difference between a green and a purple is meta. These guides handle gameplay mechanics and basic tips. For more information about the meta, go here and ask wiser men than me.
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Wait, what? Unicum, green, red, purple, meta? What does that all mean?

 

Glossary of terms, if you can't understand what I'm saying you won't learn anything.
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A tanker's manifesto, the absolute basics.
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Easy tips for beginners.
 

Premium tanks. What are they? What do they do? What can they be used for?

 

Basic gameplay mechanics explained. Weak spots + tank parts, flanking, camo basics, spaced armor, sloped armor, HE mechanics.

 

Be the invisitank. Camouflage and spotting basics.

 

Things that shouldn't need repeating, but unfortunately do.
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Focus your fire.

 

How to deal with stronger opponents.
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Different shells types and mechanics.
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Anatomy of capping and defending.

 

When to cap and when not to.
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Picking your fights.
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Why the famed 'center rush' is usually a monumentally moronic idea.
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The basic mindset needed to become a better player.
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The 'S' key, or why sometimes backing up and giving up ground can be a good thing.
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How to deal with players better than you.
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About vehicle types, roles and playstyles.
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How to contribute if you're a low tier scout in a high tier match.
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How to deal with 'autoloaders'
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How real world gun safety rules can bring down in-game team damage
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How real world traffic rules can bring down in-game team damage.
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TOG II* guide

 

KV-2 guide
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Why there is no real 'hacking' in WoT.
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Public Service Announcements:
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When a KV-2 is not a nice thing to see.
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What not to do when someone is sitting in a bush.
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Play at your appropriate tiers.
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About skylining, slow terrain, choke points and gun depression, and how it relates to Lakeville.
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About Arctic Region's corner of death / fail.

 

Take note of what's happening right in front of you.

 

How to post a picture on this forum.
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Other people's guides that I felt needed including, well worth a read:

 

Very large collection of ace mastery videos on youtube. Can't get a tank to work? Try here for tips on how to play it.
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LittleWhiteMouse's 'how to increase your win rate' guide for beginning to intermediate players.
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GrimJahk's dissertation about expectations vs tiers vs experience.
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The Chieftain's own guides.

 

OmegaEpsilon's guide on dealing with troll players on your team.

 

Sask Outrider's collection.
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I'll update this thread if / when I post a new guide.
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This is now an ego thread of +1 farming.

 

Yes, I take donations.



NavySnipers #2 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:06

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Nice guides!

Whee #3 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:07

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Make moar please.

CanadianGuitar #4 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:07

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Out of +1.  Will come back later.


That being said. GJ Lert, I enjoy your attempts to make this game/forum a much better place by trying to help out newer players with your guides, while at the same time, fighting the good fight and trying to banish the trolls/morons.

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pcope #5 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:11

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Banish the trolls? For a man who proudly wears the little Troll Badge in his signature line and is proud of being called a 'thinking man's troll'? ;) Lert may take your well intended praise as an insult if you wish to rid us of trolls.

That said, keep up the guides Lert!

wildcat18 #6 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:24

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Is  "how to shoot the gun" in one of those guides?

SgtGrunt #7 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:28

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Lert you're my kind of troll. :Smile_trollface-3:

Good on you.

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NavySnipers #8 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:29

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SgtGrunt, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:28, said:

Lert you're my kind of troll. :Smile_trollface-3:

Good on you.

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inb4 "Am I also your kind of troll?"

SgtGrunt #9 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:32

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NavySnipers, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:29, said:

inb4 "Am I also your kind of troll?"

Why of course you are NavySnipers.
Anyone who has Sniper in their name has to be. :Smile-hiding:

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hiipanda #10 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:44

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the gun safety rule link goes to the traffic rules link.

Lert #11 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 20:49

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Good catch. Fixed.

Gryfr #12 Posted Dec 09 2012 - 23:44

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Much appreciated

PG908 #13 Posted Dec 10 2012 - 05:46

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Who will hire the space now for hire?

I really do like your guides, they should be required reading; and its great to see that they're now pinned (indirectly though). They really did help me catch a few mistakes I used to make early on (before they would have forever crippled my stats)

Oh, is http://forum.worldof...ameplay-basics/ up there?
Edit: Yes, it is.

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P.S. Congratulations in advance for 8k of rep.   :Smile_great:

BattleDamage #14 Posted Dec 10 2012 - 08:00

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Thanks Lert.  I started with StormDaggers Guides for Noobs and was looking for some more good info.  You're the best dude!

ath0007 #15 Posted Dec 11 2012 - 23:05

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Lert, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:04, said:

Just a place where I collect all the guides I've written. As they keep slowly growing in number it's more difficult to keep track of them when I need them for something. Keeping them in a central spot makes it much easier on myself. And, who knows, maybe some readers will stumble across this thread, read my guides and find something useful in there.

Easy tips for beginners.

Basic gameplay mechanics explained. Weak spots + tank parts, flanking, camo basics, spaced armor, sloped armor, HE mechanics.

The basic mindset needed to become a better player.

The 'S' key, or why sometimes backing up and giving up ground can be a good thing.

How to contribute if you're a low tier scout in a high tier match.

Being a constructive poster on the forum.

How real world gun safety rules can bring down in-game team damage.

How real world traffic rules can bring down in-game team damage.

How to go down a cliff.

I'll update this thread if / when I post a new guide.

This is now an ego thread of +1 farming.


ath0007 #16 Posted Dec 11 2012 - 23:06

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Gryfr, on Dec 09 2012 - 23:44, said:

Much appreciated

SgtGrunt, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:32, said:

Why of course you are NavySnipers.
Anyone who has Sniper in their name has to be. :Smile-hiding:

~SgtGrunt

CanadianGuitar, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:07, said:

Out of +1.  Will come back later.


That being said. GJ Lert, I enjoy your attempts to make this game/forum a much better place by trying to help out newer players with your guides, while at the same time, fighting the good fight and trying to banish the trolls/morons.

https://encrypted-tb...fWpmXk59lgBikcQ


Whee #17 Posted Dec 11 2012 - 23:16

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Can a mod please pin this thread. Lert is a major contributor in the forums, I like this topic to be pinned. Thanks!

SgtGrunt #18 Posted Dec 12 2012 - 01:59

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Whee, on Dec 11 2012 - 23:16, said:

Can a mod please pin this thread. Lert is a major contributor in the forums, I like this topic to be pinned. Thanks!

It's been pinned for two days.  :Smile_veryhappy:

jdtherocker #19 Posted Dec 14 2012 - 19:19

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SgtGrunt, on Dec 09 2012 - 20:32, said:

Why of course you are NavySnipers.
Anyone who has Sniper in their name has to be. :Smile-hiding:

~SgtGrunt
and me grunt am i one of your trolls?

Lert #20 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 14:42

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TOG II* guide added.




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