The only thing I do not "like" is Players who blindly insult other Players -- Please, read my Forum Profile page: I am a disabled American US Soldier .... However; IF, you watch any of my videos of how I play the game, I *always* look for a way to use my own personal strengths as an advantage - as a strategy in battles.
Your Tier VI Rudy in a Tier VIII fight - try to be a flank "sniper" and get shots in outside of the max view of opponents. No place to do that.... Find a knowledgeable heavy tank; there should at least be one of them, (sometimes there is none lol), but anyways; if you find yourself in a corridor - place your Rudy a maximum of about a city "block" behind a knowledgeable heavy tank on your team. Angle yourself to mimic their angle; when they roll out to fire, you roll out with them.. the instant they fire and pull back - you wait, you fire, you dart back with them! Second Option: not as profitable; you stay on guard behind your heavies and make sure no opponents flank behind them ... by this I mean: you keep your heavy tanks within firing range - you sit right behind them and watch the map diligently; you look for any opportunities to guard the rear! In a very very difficult fight I am known to even turn my tank opposite to the front lines so my armor is ready for any flanking opponents - and the Rudy has decent enough speed to get back to make a defense of your artillery as well. You may hate artillery in the game; but if you do not defend yours - it can determine a win or a loss for your whole team at times! Practice the "shadowing peek-a-boom!" strategy.
As for the scores; I don't give a "hoot" about the scores anymore, I trained myself to not even open that tab... If you provide support for your Team, if you are one of the last to die on your Team and you have been fighting and dealing damage the whole time -- It Is Enough!! PLEASE ENJOY THE GAME I've gone to battle with complete "morons" who make us disabled handicapped Vets look like "Pros" in comparison... omg; but, I personally *never* criticize anyone else no matter how awful they are. Criticizing someone else on a video game will quickly lead to the same toxic behaviors surfacing in your real life! Just play the game - Do Your Best - and don't sweat losses if you gave enough for the Team's Benefit - it's just a game! If you deal enough damage, block enough damage, and spot enough... you did a good job win or lose -- one tank cannot win the whole battle if half the Team disappears in five minutes -- it just can't be done!! Recently eight of about ten teams dissolve in 5 to 8 minutes; leaving just the Players using their armor and wits to glean what scores they can before the "hammer" falls!!!! There really is nothing you can do when half the team folds up and you've done everything you should.
Here's a little Hint also :: WN8 is measured in "real time" -- how much damage you have done and blocked (not received), it does also include some stats on spotting and assists etc over a given numerical time span. Let's say; like myself, you only use the game as a Tool to recover from neurological injuries... you can only play five or eight battles every other day or so... you will not have a high a WN8 because you are not providing enough statistical data for the website to gather on you! You play maybe 10 battles the whole week versus the guys playing 50 a [day] - [I accidentally put week] -- you will always come up statistically low! WN8 records player efficiencies - to be really efficient - you have to be a "dedicated" player getting awesome matches consistently. My advice would be simple : focus on getting your average damage up real high on your high tier tanks! If you can at least put out 2k damage or more every battle - then you are providing your Teams the adequate effectiveness they deserve! It's not as easy as it sounds due to RNG, "biased turrets" haha, and Players who use armor properly -- getting rounds to land effectively can be quite a challenge! More recent for myself has been an increase in RNG where shots fly completely outside of the reticle into the blue sky?? Most of the time my shots are very very calculated, as per my accuracy scores... but just recently preventing bizarre anomalies has become a serious challenge; also massive packet losses are causing lack of vehicle control and "ghost" shots on the NA servers! A large percentage of Youtube "Pros" are on the EU servers; they aren't having all the difficulties we are right now.
So, if, you are a super casual Player, yet, you give your Teams adequate battle efficiency -- don't worry about the scores at all. The missions going on, the packet losses, the increased RNG - I've played this since Open Beta - it is increased just recently, close range seems fine, but getting those longer range shots to land; a bit more iffy than it was before!
You Just Focus On Staying Alive - Conserve Your Hit Points - While Dealing Damage Effectively - It Is Better To Dodge Incoming Damage Than Block It!!
Another Helpful Hint: usually on average the highest scores (WN8) goes to those who play highly armored and highly mobile mediums; because the system is tracking how much damage you deal compared to how much you receive per battle per time span. If you can dodge and block damage while dealing high amounts of damage you will have higher scores (WN8).
The reason I do not care about the scores mostly; I cannot afford to "elite" every single tank I play. I run a huge amount of stock tanks -- I use the strategies I offered about supporting other Teammates with my stock tanks. However the WN8 for the tank I am using is based upon the average 100% Crew (not 75%) and fully upgraded modules, then it calculates the overall average of the best matches in that tank and sets the "mark" on the "scale" needed to achieve efficient play in that tank. If you don't have a fully upgraded tank with fully skilled out crew - you will *never* reach the base WN8 averages set for the vehicle.
Lastly: I have looked into the WN8 system and I have found that it is entirely "paddable!" Meaning, use a specific tank, get some "trolling" battles with it, and that is all it takes to raise your WN8 overtime. Sorry, I do not put any interest in something that can be "padded" as I personally would feel cheap for doing that. A Real Pro Player most often tends to be a Mentor, Helper, and Encourager of other Players. They have natural talents with the game; they often share "hidden" insights with others without insulting them. In a Team game like this, your Mentors want you to do better! They want you to learn and grow so the gameplay can improve overall. When you look at their stats they have excellent scores on just about every tank they touch!! That is a True Pro! Someone with a high WN8, when you check and see they only use a specific vehicle consistently and they constantly insult others ... they are not a pro player : that is a "stat-padding" system cheater! They're cheap attitude usually goes along with their cheap scores! I have met several True Pro Players and every one of them is Super Helpful!!! Many of them make Youtube channels for other's benefits! Don't be mistaken though; *everybody* playing video games gets frustrated at given moments and *anyone* can become grumpy and throw a minor insult from time to time! That's almost a guarantee in video games due to the challenge aspect of it.
One Final Note:
-- EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE IN WOT --
I Hope that my taking the time to type this up helps someone.
"Semper Fi" - from the Navy Guy!
^(you'll have to read my "About Me" bellow videos and photos to get that)
Edited by Chivalrous_Vet_disabled, Mar 20 2017 - 17:19.