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Zakume #141 Posted Dec 03 2016 - 06:12

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Need you to post the replay lol.

TribalKnowledge #142 Posted Dec 16 2016 - 05:49

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Update noobs: if new release (9.17) expect all game play to change.  Things like "oo, bad guys seem me, 9 shots later I'm dead, 6th sense comes on."

 

Soooo disregard sixth sense.



GEN_GSP #143 Posted Jan 05 2017 - 03:00

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2 Questions

 

- I have over 1500+ battles, been asked to join a platoon on many occasions.  But nowhere is a button or pop-up to accept.  How can I accept???

 

​- How does one do the "Attention E5" etc. getting the map squares to light up?


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Zakume #144 Posted Jan 05 2017 - 16:54

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View PostGEN_GSP, on Jan 05 2017 - 02:00, said:

2 Questions

 

- I have over 1500+ battles, been asked to join a platoon on many occasions.  But nowhere is a button or pop-up to accept.  How can I accept???

 

​- How does one do the "Attention E5" etc. getting the map squares to light up?

 

Bottom right corner of your garage has the notification tab, invites will be there. If its in-battle you need to click on the plus next to your name in the list. 

 

Control+click the minimap square for the attention thing.



Infa_Kitty #145 Posted Jan 29 2017 - 03:28

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3comma14 #146 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 13:17

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Guys,

 

I have created a youtube channel, where I focus how to use light tanks effectively. 2500 wn8 65% winrate on a light tank per day is real!

I have 2 gun marks on all LT8, some 3 gun marks, object 260 in the garage.

Currently I'm working on a series of the videos about how to scout effectively, what behavior the most effective for a scout is. The first video of the series about game mechanics is already there.

Also, there are light tank reviews (of course, I play other classes, and on demand I can make a review on any tank). In my videos I use only my own replays, because I think if you tell the person how to play this tank, then go show it (unlike QB, for example). Also, the light tanks aren't popular, many light tanks have little understanding about what they do in the battle. I want everyone to be effective. Assisting for 3 or 4 thousand damage in every battle is real. It's hard, but real. 

Anyway, check out my channel, please, there are several videos already, feel free to criticize. I'm very sorry for making kinda an ad for myself, but I'm really seeking for your support, I really need it. I would be very grateful, if you watched a video or two (or maybe subscribed and watched all of them :) )

 

https://www.youtube....qVUMl6RtFQ65P_A


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3comma14 #147 Posted Feb 10 2017 - 04:11

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Guys, new update on my channel! I made a video about detailed bush mechanics with experiments in the training room. How to shoot from the bushes and not get spotted! If you still need the basics about spotting mechanics, it's also there.

https://www.youtube....qVUMl6RtFQ65P_A

Is helpful for everyone.

 

The two videos about game mechanics are the introduction of the series of videos on how to play light tanks effectively. How to spot for several thousands of damage even on tier 5-6 light tanks. How to keep a stable winrate on LTs.

 

I'm an extremely experienced light tanks player, got lots of gun marks on all light tanks (2-3 gun marks), have 260, so I have some idea of what i'm talking about :D Please, have a look and support me!



3comma14 #148 Posted Feb 12 2017 - 04:31

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A new guide about how to play light tanks as passive scouts available! Equipment, behavior, analysis of positions! All you need to know about passive scouting!



tincan_SC #149 Posted Mar 14 2017 - 05:58

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I played this game...probably 14 months ago....didn't understand the game at all and quit after a month.

 

Yesterday I install the game again....2 days of complete frustration and nothing has change. I can't even figure out how to change the view on and of the battlefield area. I did the beginners training film several times (again) and it show very little on how to do, little to nothing.

 

With the skills I have learned over the last months....I still can't justify having the game on my computer and taking up disk space.

 

I can't image why on gods green earth anyone would want or enjoy this game?

 

It pulls you around with a ring in your nose and I don't know why any of it is happening. I don't understand anything here.

 

I moved to wows (world of war ships) and found the game easy to understand and play. It's the complete opposite here.



KarlMorser040 #150 Posted Mar 25 2017 - 04:07

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It was kinda funny to see a StuG III get stuck in a tier 6 battle with me. The StuG, who was an enemy, kept following me for absolutely no reason, didn't even bother to shoot me. By the way, Are the Mauschen, VK 100.1(P), and Pzkmpf. VIII going to be new tanks? Or are they replacing other existing tanks?

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Zakume #151 Posted Mar 25 2017 - 05:27

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View PostKarlMorser040, on Mar 25 2017 - 03:07, said:

It was kinda funny to see a StuG III get stuck in a tier 6 battle with me. The StuG, who was an enemy, kept following me for absolutely no reason, didn't even bother to shoot me. By the way, Are the Mauschen, VK 100.1(P), and Pzkmpf. VIII going to be new tanks? Or are they replacing other existing tanks?

 

Check the tech tree, they are already in the game.

RangerC_231 #152 Posted Mar 28 2017 - 09:35

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View Posttincan_SC, on Mar 14 2017 - 05:58, said:

I played this game...probably 14 months ago....didn't understand the game at all and quit after a month.

 

Yesterday I install the game again....2 days of complete frustration and nothing has change. I can't even figure out how to change the view on and of the battlefield area. I did the beginners training film several times (again) and it show very little on how to do, little to nothing.

 

With the skills I have learned over the last months....I still can't justify having the game on my computer and taking up disk space.

 

I can't image why on gods green earth anyone would want or enjoy this game?

 

It pulls you around with a ring in your nose and I don't know why any of it is happening. I don't understand anything here.

 

I moved to wows (world of war ships) and found the game easy to understand and play. It's the complete opposite here.

 

The difference between Go and Checkers.



THUDER_1 #153 Posted May 02 2017 - 21:51

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 RANGER C. I know how you feel. Been playing WOT for several years, and still can't hit the BROAD SIDE OF A BARN. With Gunners at 100% and one with 70% Dead eye also. The game lists my Hit rate at 34% which is a lie. For quite a while I kept track of how many shots fired and how many hit. It runs around 15%. And the ones that do hit, only 20% penetrate. With a II level Lt. tank the game puts me against 3, 4 5 heavy tanks. There is 0 chance of killing or even Damaging one of them. Many times it comes to pass there are 4 to 8 Red tanks to my 1. GAME OVER! I don't even try to fight. Can't Damage, or Kill any of them. And 9 out of 10 times Red shoot my TRACK off. No matter where I hit a Red in the Track area, that is a 5% if not less chance for me to knock off their track. The Game is RIGGED to help their (PETS). But I still play once in a while just to see how much more RIGGED WOT is getting. And don't get me started on DISAPPEARING & INVISIBLE RED TANKS. That is a RIGGED SYSTEM ALSO. Have fun.

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View Postlungustefan, on Jul 25 2016 - 08:44, said:

 

wow,you are like the most naive guy ever...

 

its called not penetrating armour

With sound on you even get " bounced off" or " barely scratched them".



THUDER_1 #155 Posted May 09 2017 - 18:52

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Ok Jaydee, you got me. I can't spell, P.S.E.. And you just found out Thuder can't spell. A little slow on your part I think. Who on this Forum, doesn't all ready know that? And you just found out? Slow very Slow. But you can't prove me wrong on my post can you? My QUOTE:  Been playing WOT for several years, and still can't hit the BROAD SIDE OF A BARN. With Gunners at 100% and one with 70% Dead eye also.   You can't prove me wrong,  With that rating I should be in under 10% MISS when shooting. But it is the other way around. ie WOT ----RIGGED!   MY QUOTE: The game lists my Hit rate at 34% which is a lie. For quite a while I kept track of how many shots fired and how many hit. It runs around 15%.-------You can't prove that wrong either. Can you?  MY QUOTE: And the ones that do hit, only 20% penetrate. --------------- Again you don't comment on that do you? Cause you can't prove my post WRONG. Can you?  MY QUOTE: With a II level Lt. tank the game puts me against 3, 4 5 heavy tanks. There is 0 chance of killing or even Damaging one of them.-------------Again you IGNORE that post don't you! Because it is common practice for WOT to pit LT Tanks against Heavy & Medium tanks that there is no way for the Lt. tanks to KILL. I was a tanker, a long time ago. And Lt. tanks DON'T take on tanks they CAN'T KILL--------THEY RUN!---------Only a NAIVE GAMER would think otherwise. These Lt. Tanks or only targets for the games PETS.  And WOT used to have PLENTY OF MAPS to play. Now they DON'T! Other games like ARMOUR'D WARFARE, have tons of different maps. Maps big enough for the number of tanks in the game to FLANK the other side, with out running into other RED tanks. But NOT WOT. In WOT it is ONLY HEAD TO HEAD FIGHTS. That doesn't happen often in REAL TANK WARFARE. But what can you expect from a NAIVE GAME PROGRAMMER, who knows NOTHING of TANK WARFARE. But enjoy your little DREAM WORLD. 

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 Sorry JAYDEE, thought you posted above. Now see it was lungustefan My mistake.  But even with 'BOUNCED OFF" that equals "NO PEN." or Barely scratched them.  On both NO! I was posting on CLEAR AND COMPLETE MISSES. What I mean with a "Miss" is that the round goes "OVER, IN THE GROUND IN FRONT OF, LEFT, RIGHT" of the target. It never even comes close to hit. That is why I posted "CAN'T HIT THE BROAD SIDE OF A BARN". My rounds don't even come close to hitting the Target even with "TARGET LOCKED ON" and the Target sitting still, NOT MOVING. I can't hit him the MAJORITY of the time. And a MOVING TARTGET?  That is almost a 0% for me to hit one of them, PERIOD!   AGAIN SORRY, for that mistake.

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As a newer player (around 1500 games) I just love playing against higher tiered players with 10/20/even 30k+ matches. I have good/fun games and I'm obviously no pro. But getting blasted by enemies you can't even see, 2-3 tiers higher than you. After you look at their player stats and they have more game's in that 1 tank than I have combined on all ? Seems fair right ? Needs to be servers for players based on skill and experience. I'm sick of feeling like cannon fodder for higher tiered tanks and elite players. No balance = no bueno. Just my opinion as a newer player. And with the rudeness of the elitist team mates, it's no wonder new players like myself get frustrated and eventually move on. 

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 Sellyy1 you are correct. I've played plenty of games, and they are all RIGGED, against players who don't spend REAL DOLLARS on the game. When Red Tanks can be in the middle of a field, with OUT COVER, and you can't see them Yet they can see you. Then turn and lock on you, then KILL YOU, that is RIGGED PURE AND SIMPLE. I've also found that if a Red Tank is hiding behind a knocked out tank, My rounds go in the dirt ,over him, or left or right of him. Can't hit him at all. Yet if I am the one hiding behind a knocked out tank. EACH AND EVERY ROUND FIRED AT ME FROM THE RED TANK OUT IN THE OPEN HITS AND PEN'S, YET WHEN I FIRE AT HIM OUT IN THE OPEN, CAN'T HIT THE BROAD SIDE OF A BARN. You just have to get used to the W.O.T. PROTECTING it's PETS.

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I've seen that more than a few times to anger me. Target well within AP range, aimed dead center to "target" and the shell goes wider than intentional grounding :(

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 sellyy1 W.O.T. is protecting it's PETS. And trying to drive the players to spend REAL DOLLARS on the game for any chance at all to have a fair game. I've tried other games, all the same. To one extent or another. But W.O.T. is one of the WORST. But I continue to play just to see how bad it gets. I'm waiting for the time, just as the game starts, that Arty sends in one round and blows my tank up, before I can move. Enjoy!




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