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MacDaddyMatty #1 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 02:39

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Yeah its a game, but dammit - have an ethos on the battlefield

 

Here's mine:

 

Be ashamed to die until you achieve greatness for your team.

 

Yeah, I put my tank between the perma-tracked guy and the enemy.

Yeah, I pushed him behind cover, taking his damage.

YEAH - he prob doesn't deserve it, but maybe he does!

Maybe he is a great guy who will have an epic moment of teamwork!!!

 

BTW we won.

We both survived till the end.

:P

 

Tank well friends, tank well.



MacDaddyMatty #2 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 02:40

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Drinking and tanking.

;)



DeathbyGMaC #3 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 03:04

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4 out of 5 won't know what the word ethos means...... :P

 



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View PostDeathbyGMaC, on Nov 06 2017 - 18:04, said:

4 out of 5 won't know what the word ethos means...... :P

 

 

It’s the name of a beer 



_Schneller_Heinz_ #5 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 03:12

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View PostDeathbyGMaC, on Nov 07 2017 - 03:04, said:

4 out of 5 won't know what the word ethos means...... :P

 

 

+100

Komitadjie #6 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 03:18

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With my luck, I'd try to shove him behind cover, he'd rage-blast me, then manage to flip over and lid himself, and I'd turn blue.  xD

Viper69 #7 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 03:28

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Mine is to make at least one poor bastard regret hitting “battle” preferably on the other team.

tanopasman62 #8 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 03:46

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I remember a match in Ensk, I was driving my Chi-To when a T-34-85 tracked me, usual business.

 

Then a BP stepped in, got in front of me and pushed me back until my tracks were repaired.

 

We lost anyway because we were the only two who actually cared about the town, but that guy made it feel like a win.

 

Sadly I don't remember his nickname.



da_Rock002 #9 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 04:02

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View PostRingZero, on Nov 06 2017 - 21:11, said:

 

It’s the name of a beer

 

 

Nah, it's the name of Greek 'vodka'. 



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We do our best and never give up.  And that makes us mighty (well, digitally anyway).

 

~B



MacDaddyMatty #11 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 13:43

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I remember the one episode I watched of Deadliest Catch...

the name of an Alaskan fishing boat that always stuck with me:

 

Fierce Allegiance!

 

Wow. Poetic!

When I played Star Fleet Battles I named my Battle Cruiser this.


 

Too bad most people's WoT ethos is "Rush and Rage".

The challenge is to be better than that!



ColonelShakes #12 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 13:53

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View PostDeathbyGMaC, on Nov 07 2017 - 03:04, said:

4 out of 5 won't know what the word ethos means...... :P

 

 

Your post puts you squarely in that 80% .



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Don't flip over on your side.  Other tanks will drive right by you not even glancing your way.  I helped one tank who was on his side and the player went on the be a major part of the match victory.  If I had left him there then the battle would have been different.  KARMA

sleeper_agent #14 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 14:16

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What about, "DROWN BEFORE YOUR WHOLE TEAM GOES DOWN"?

 

At times, when 2 minutes in, your team is down 7-0 or worse before you've fired a shot, some get the tendency to want to rob the enemy of their HP by taking the ultimate dunk. You know its going to be a loss and you may get in 1-2 pens in but you know you'll be swarmed and farmed violently.

 

Just sayin'....lol. Its not the ethos you want to display with pride- maybe the one you use invisible ink with...LOL



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View PostDeathbyGMaC, on Nov 06 2017 - 21:04, said:

4 out of 5 won't know what the word ethos means...... :P

 

 

One of The Octopus' henchmen...?

MacDaddyMatty #16 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 14:45

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View Postsleeper_agent, on Nov 07 2017 - 08:16, said:

What about, "DROWN BEFORE YOUR WHOLE TEAM GOES DOWN"?

 

At times, when 2 minutes in, your team is down 7-0 or worse before you've fired a shot, some get the tendency to want to rob the enemy of their HP by taking the ultimate dunk. You know its going to be a loss and you may get in 1-2 pens in but you know you'll be swarmed and farmed violently.

 

Just sayin'....lol. Its not the ethos you want to display with pride- maybe the one you use invisible ink with...LOL

 

We love to root for the underdog.

From the Spartans at Thermopylae,

to the British at Rorke's Drift,

to the Samurai at Shiroyama ,

to the US Marines at Wake Island,

to me and that arty guy alone on Westfield,

to countless others...


 

we love stories of epic heroism in the face of overwhelming foes.


 

I do not understand seppuku, when you can make a last stand, or bayonet charge 

and maybe, maybe, overcome the odds.


 

One of my favorite poems...

John Masefield
 
 A Consecration
 
NOT of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers  
Riding triumphantly laurelled to lap the fat of the years,—  
Rather the scorned—the rejected—the men hemmed in with the spears;  
 
The men of the tattered battalion which fights till it dies,  
Dazed with the dust of the battle, the din and the cries.          5
The men with the broken heads and the blood running into their eyes.  
 
Not the be-medalled Commander, beloved of the throne,  
Riding [edited]-horse to parade when the bugles are blown,  
But the lads who carried the koppie and cannot be known.  
 
Not the ruler for me, but the ranker, the tramp of the "road,   10
The slave with the sack on his shoulders pricked on with the goad,  
The man with too weighty a burden, too weary a load.  
 
The sailor, the stoker of steamers, the man with the clout,  
The chantyman bent at the halliards putting a tune to the shout,  
The drowsy man at the wheel and the tired look-out.   15
 
Others may sing of the wine and the wealth and the mirth,  
The portly presence of potentates goodly in girth;—  
Mine be the dirt and the dross, the dust and scum of the earth!  
 
Theirs be the music, the colour, the glory, the gold;  
Mine be a handful of ashes, a mouthful of mould.   20
Of the maimed, of the halt and the blind in the rain and the cold—  
Of these shall my songs be fashioned, my tales be told.  
 
AMEN.  
 

Edited by MacDaddyMatty, Nov 07 2017 - 14:46.


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View PostMacDaddyMatty, on Nov 07 2017 - 14:45, said:

 

We love to root for the underdog.

From the Spartans at Thermopylae,

to the British at Rorke's Drift,

to the Samurai at Shiroyama ,

to the US Marines at Wake Island,

to me and that arty guy alone on Westfield,

to countless others...


 

we love stories of epic heroism in the face of overwhelming foes.


 

I do not understand seppuku, when you can make a last stand, or bayonet charge 

and maybe, maybe, overcome the odds.


 

One of my favorite poems...

John Masefield
 
 A Consecration
 
NOT of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers  
Riding triumphantly laurelled to lap the fat of the years,—  
Rather the scorned—the rejected—the men hemmed in with the spears;  
 
The men of the tattered battalion which fights till it dies,  
Dazed with the dust of the battle, the din and the cries.          5
The men with the broken heads and the blood running into their eyes.  
 
Not the be-medalled Commander, beloved of the throne,  
Riding [edited]-horse to parade when the bugles are blown,  
But the lads who carried the koppie and cannot be known.  
 
Not the ruler for me, but the ranker, the tramp of the "road,   10
The slave with the sack on his shoulders pricked on with the goad,  
The man with too weighty a burden, too weary a load.  
 
The sailor, the stoker of steamers, the man with the clout,  
The chantyman bent at the halliards putting a tune to the shout,  
The drowsy man at the wheel and the tired look-out.   15
 
Others may sing of the wine and the wealth and the mirth,  
The portly presence of potentates goodly in girth;—  
Mine be the dirt and the dross, the dust and scum of the earth!  
 
Theirs be the music, the colour, the glory, the gold;  
Mine be a handful of ashes, a mouthful of mould.   20
Of the maimed, of the halt and the blind in the rain and the cold—  
Of these shall my songs be fashioned, my tales be told.  
 
AMEN.  
 

 

ATTA BOY. There really is nothing like a David and Goliath fight ...lol.

Hurk #18 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 18:48

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mine is pretty simple. 

play with sportsmanship. 



CabbageMechanic #19 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 20:32

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View PostMacDaddyMatty, on Nov 06 2017 - 17:39, said:

Yeah its a game, but dammit - have an ethos on the battlefield

 

Here's mine:

 

Be ashamed to die until you achieve greatness for your team.

 

Yeah, I put my tank between the perma-tracked guy and the enemy.

Yeah, I pushed him behind cover, taking his damage.

YEAH - he prob doesn't deserve it, but maybe he does!

Maybe he is a great guy who will have an epic moment of teamwork!!!

 

BTW we won.

We both survived till the end.

:P

 

Tank well friends, tank well.

 

View PostHurk, on Nov 07 2017 - 09:48, said:

mine is pretty simple. 

play with sportsmanship. 

 

I think in general this attitude makes the game more fun for everyone.  I have played multiplayer games fairly seriously for longer than I care to admit now, and the most fun I've had is always when people work together and treat each other decently.  Admittedly, both of those can be hard to find.  

My personal ethos for tanks is simple - be patient.  I come from a more fast-paced genre background and have a particularly aggressive style even there, so WoT is an exercise in constant discipline for me.  The more I constantly remind myself to take it slow and consider my options at every point of the game, the more this happens:

 

Still not good, but a lot better than I was!

BigT_RmadCuzBad #20 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 20:33

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View PostMacDaddyMatty, on Nov 07 2017 - 01:39, said:

Yeah its a game, but dammit - have an ethos on the battlefield

 

Here's mine:

 

Be ashamed to die until you achieve greatness for your team.

 

Yeah, I put my tank between the perma-tracked guy and the enemy.

Yeah, I pushed him behind cover, taking his damage.

YEAH - he prob doesn't deserve it, but maybe he does!

Maybe he is a great guy who will have an epic moment of teamwork!!!

 

BTW we won.

We both survived till the end.

:P

 

Tank well friends, tank well.

 

You're missing the point.

 

Wargaming is the problem






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