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Scorpiany #1 Posted May 28 2015 - 22:52

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Welcome, and do not fret. I see that you are lost and confused, in need of guidance and support. Lucky for you, thou have stumbled upon the Scorpion's Den. Aside from venomous arachnids, you shall find guides-a-plenty within this humble abode.

 

This is your one-stop shop to find anything and everything related to World of Tanks. Whether it be my own gameplay guides, content from other players or even perhaps useful websites, programs, etc. – You can find it here.

 

If these are the drones you were looking for then sit back, turn on some pimping music and read away - All of your questions shall be answered here!




Guides are being updated. Color key to text:

 Red = Outdated content.

 Orange = Outdated, but potentially usable.

 Green = Current information, but may have issues.

 Blue = Current & without issues, but will be updated later.

★ Purple = Best reading experience.

 



My personal collection of guides:

 

Maps:

HD Maps (1.0 map update):

 Abbey - Changes made to Abbey. More corridors, fewer shortcuts.

 Airfield - Changes made to Airfield. Nothing significant.

 Cliff - Changes made to Cliff. More sniping spots, lighthouse is more dangerous.

 El Halluf - Changes made to El Halluf. Easier to reset bases, flatter ridges, more bushes.

 Ensk - Changes made to Ensk. City is tighter, middle is more open, field is flatter and has fewer bushes & trees.

 Erlenberg - Changes made to Erlenberg. Lots of significant changes, the map has been completely transformed.

 Fisherman's Bay - Changes made to Fisherman's Bay. 1/2 line is less campy, middle is more open, city is easier to defend.

 

9.22 Maps:

 Erlenberg - How to use & fight from the island.

 



Game Mechanics: 

★ Auto-Aim - Its uses, and why you may want to use it more often.

★ Battle Positions - Different strategies for setting up your tank and contributing to the battlefield.

★ Ammunition - What different types of ammunitions are useful for, and the best way to choose what your tank needs.                

★ Spotting Mechanics - And in-depth look at the game's spotting mechanics and how to use them to your advantage.

★ Shot Trapping - Explaining the shot-trapping mechanic, why it happens and how to use it as a strategy.

★ Sky Lining - What it is and why you should avoid it. 

Equipment - An in-depth look at the different types of equipment and what they're most useful for.

★ The Ultimate Light Tank & Scouting Guide   

★ Guide to Calculating Actual Traverse Speeds of your tanks   

★ Crew Training, Skills and Perks                             

★ Missions, Specials, Sales and More                                  

★ Initial Game Client Installation  

★ Why Shoot Gold Rounds? The REAL Reasons  

 



Tanks:

Weakpoints:

Tier 8:

★ IS-3 Weakspots                

★ IS-6 Weakspots  

 


Full Length Reviews:

Tier 10:

★ WT auf E-100

★ FV4005            

★ 113            

★ T110E5    

 

Tier 9:

★ T-10  

 

Tier 8:

★ Charioteer

★ 59-Patton  

★ KV-5   

★ AMX CDC         

★ Pershing       

★ M41 Walker Bulldog 

★ Panzer 58 Mutz        

★ WZ-111            

★ Jg.Tig. 8,8cm Rage Review    

★ TVP VTU                   

★ Rheinmetall Skorpion G  

★ Rheinmetall Skorpion G (Compact version)  

★ 110 

★ STG Guard

★ WZ-120-1G FT 

 

Tier 7:

★ T-34/100       

 

Tier 6:

★ MT-25

★ Sherman Jumbo 

★ Cromwell   

★ ARL V39

 

Tier 5:

★ StuG III G      

★ O-I Experimental          

★ Pz. Sfl. IVc  - Dead link     

                    


Mini-Reviews:

Tier 8:

 T92 Light Tank Review

 M46 Patton KR Review

 AMX M4 mle 49 (Liberte) Review

 Lorraine 40t Review

 

Tier 6:

 Tiger 131 Review

 M4A3E8 Fury Review

 



Top 5 Lists:

 Top 5 Best Premium Tanks in the game   

 Top 5 WORST Tanks in the Game

 



"Fair and Balanced" - Tier for Tier Tank Overview Series:

★ Tier 1 tanks                         

★ To be added to soon

 



Analysis of Great Games:

 Episode 1   - Allied teamwork vs. enemy overconfidence (113, 7k damage, Lakeville) - Images down, to be fixed soon.

★ Episode 2   - Creative positioning against insurmountable odds (Grille 15, 8k damage, Serene Coast) - Images down, to be fixed soon.

 



Good Sportsmanship:

★ Do not judge a player based off of their stats   - Dead link

★ Rage, False Accusations, etc.; and why they are bad.    - Dead link

 



Other:

★ A Guide to Aslain's Modpack (How it affects FPS, extra info, etc.)    

★ Survival Guide to Match-up Melee Tournaments   

★ Uploading Images to the WoT Forums    - Images are down... Ironic, right?

★ General Overview of Tips and Hints which I recommend    - Dead link

★ Going AFK with minimal effect on your team   

 



A compilation of guides from other players:

★ "Welcome to World of Tanks" - spectacular guide to the interface of the game for those who just installed the game

★ Lert's Collection of Guides - A spectacular compilation of guides for newer players

★ WoT Guru (Player-run Weakspot guide website)

★ The Tanker's Handbook (100+ pages of spectacular information)

★ KingAlphyn's Noob Friendly Tips (For beginning players, a good overview about some of the "Do"s and "Don't"s of WoT).

★ To be added

 



Valuable web resources:

★ tanks.gg - Go there and use it. Seriously.

★ World of Tanks Wiki

★ Tank Compare (Website for comparing the stats of tanks)

★ WoT Info (Great site for stats access, camo value calculation, etc.)

★ VB Addict (Somewhat of an all-in-one information site for WoT)

★ WoT Replays (Great place to upload your WoT replays, and watch other's replays as well)

TheDailyBounce (Un-official, "leaked" leads about possible WoT development in the future)

★ WoT Labs Forums (Great place to ask others for help, lots of skilled players hang around there)

★ TargetDamage (Nice weakspot & expected damage site)

★ ArmorInspector (It's like tanks.gg and Tank Inspector on crack. Confusing interface though, which takes a while to get used to)

★ To be added

 



Stat-Tracking Sites:

★ WoT Stats (My favorite)

★ Age of Strife (No longer shows recent stats, only overall)

★ VB Addict (I know it's listed earlier - It also functions as a stat site!)

★ WoT Labs (Probably the most commonly used one)

 



Useful External Programs & Modifications:

★ Team Speak 3 (Voice Communication Platform, most Clans require this)

★ Discord (Better than TS3 in my opinion)

★ Tank Inspector (Great tool for examining armor layouts, "soft" stats of a tank, etc.)

★ Aslain's Modpack and Forums (My personal favorite modpack. All of the mods are in compliance with the Fair Play Policy.) 

 



Additional Links for Easy Access:

★ World of Tanks Website

★ World of Tanks Official Forums

★ Customer Support

★ Gift Shop

★ Clans Page

★ "Refer a Friend" Program

★ Clan Wars Global Map

★ eSports and Tournaments

★ WGLNA on TwitchTV

★ WGNA's YouTube Channel

★ Imgur (Needed for uploading images to the Forums)

★ TinyPic (Another option for uploading images to the Forums)

★ To be added

 



Useful Twitch / YouTube Channels:

★ QuickyBaby's Twitch & YouTube

★ Jingle's YouTube

★ TheFochYou (Sir Foch)'s YouTube & Twitch

★ Zeven_NA's Twitch

★ JunkersHiryu's Twitch

★ Tazilon's YouTube Channel (For video scouting guides)

★ To be added

 




 

I genuinely wish you the very best of luck and fun, both in-game and in real life! I hope this collection of guides and other useful content has proven to be useful! Good luck out there, tankers! 


Edited by Scorpiany, Mar 20 2018 - 06:56.


Huey_Long #2 Posted May 28 2015 - 22:53

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Quickybaby best player NA

Gotta make him proud.



Kamahl1234 #3 Posted May 28 2015 - 22:58

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May want to update the IS-3 one, the turret roof weak-spot is much much harder to hit now, as the thin section is smaller with the HD model.

Scorpiany #4 Posted May 28 2015 - 22:59

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View PostKamahl1234, on May 28 2015 - 14:58, said:

May want to update the IS-3 one, the turret roof weak-spot is much much harder to hit now, as the thin section is smaller with the HD model.

 

Yup yup, will do. A lot of my personal guides need some updating, I'll work on doing so this next week or two. I also have a few new guides coming as well. ;)

Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:49.


101steagle #5 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:04

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Gud Stuff. Too bad there isn't an tab where I can view all the posts that I would like to save (if there is then....derp)

Scorpiany #6 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:06

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View Post101steagle, on May 28 2015 - 15:04, said:

Gud Stuff. Too bad there isn't an tab where I can view all the posts that I would like to save (if there is then....derp)

 

If I understand you correctly, then: Google Chrome > Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager > Folders.

 

Or just bookmark this one & check by every now and then. ;)


Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:50.


Overdile_Spittle #7 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:22

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Did you put this much effort into your school work?

 

Nice job Scorp.  A+



Cl0r0x_4_U #8 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:32

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OP

HowlingOwl12 #9 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:32

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<3 Scorp

u r mai senpai

 

Thanks nonetheless, and keep up the great work! =D



Zepherex #10 Posted May 28 2015 - 23:33

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View PostLaceylace, on May 28 2015 - 16:53, said:

Quickybaby best player NA

Gotta make him proud.

 

Cap points are more pleasureful than sex

 

 

xD



101steagle #11 Posted May 29 2015 - 00:36

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View PostScorpiany, on May 28 2015 - 17:06, said:

 

If I understand you correctly, then: Google Chrome > Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager > Folders

 

Oh I know that exists (I'm not that bad at technology). But, im lazy so....yeah...

Scorpiany #12 Posted May 29 2015 - 03:50

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View Post101steagle, on May 28 2015 - 16:36, said:

 

Oh I know that exists (I'm not that bad at technology). But, im lazy so....yeah...

 

Laziness can be a tricky one. ;)

Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:51.


Scorpiany #13 Posted Jun 16 2015 - 19:10

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An update has been made:


★  Added TargetDamage & WoTHelp to the "Useful sites" sub-section.


 


Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:52.


Scorpiany #14 Posted Jun 21 2015 - 22:30

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An update has been made:


★ Added A (Detailed) Guide to Equipment to the list of Game Mechanics guides.


 


Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:52.


Scorpiany #15 Posted Jun 21 2015 - 23:03

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An update has been made:


★ Added Capt. Canada's YouTube channel (tank reviews, patch overviews, etc.)


 


Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:53.


iAmEbola #16 Posted Jun 25 2015 - 19:42

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I would like to submit my YouTube Channel for your consideration to be added to the list of Streamers.  My goal is to fill a niche where I specialize in showing beginners and intermediate players how to play better by playing a wide range of tiers (from I - X) as I evolve and learn from better players myself.  Link is in my sig below.

 

Thank you.



TheGrizzlay #17 Posted Jul 06 2015 - 20:21

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You should add Zeven's stream to your collection.

 

He's as good if not better than those you already have, yet has a great advantage over them. His stream is a teaching stream. He tells his viewers what he's doing and explains why while he plays. He's always assessing (outloud) the overall battle, teams and tanks left. He's the best streamer for anyone that wants to learn while they watch great game play.

 

http://www.twitch.tv/zeven_na

 

His schedule is on his stream page, so very easy to know when to tune in.


Edited by TheGrizzlay, Jul 06 2015 - 20:23.


Scorpiany #18 Posted Jul 11 2015 - 01:04

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An update has been made:


 Added "A Guide to going AFK with minimal effect on your team"

★ Added Zeven's Twitch stream.


 


Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:54.


SCHunterElite250 #19 Posted Jul 11 2015 - 01:59

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U shud twitch more



Scorpiany #20 Posted Jul 12 2015 - 08:10

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View PostSCHunterElite250, on Jul 10 2015 - 17:59, said:

U shud twitch more

 

I'd need to get a proper setup for streaming. But you will spot me chatting on various streams at times (Primarily Circon's, QB's and SirFoch's).

Edited by Scorpiany, Jan 09 2018 - 03:55.





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