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3 marks of excellence, T57 Heavy SPECIAL EDITION


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Xeraux #1 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 13:16

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HOOOOOOLY F.

I've had the T57 for 4 years or so, and over 850 battles. When marks first game out, I struggled to my second.

Over the last month or two, ever since marks unfroze the second time, I've been trying to 3 mark the T57.

Yesterday was the closest I got (until tonight), at 93.66%. I peaked at 93.66, then over two battles dropped it to 92.57. Tonight I logged in, resolved not to check the percent, waited until there were fewer than 5,000 people online (makes getting 3-5-7 matches way easier) and started my session. The end result? I get to change my signature!!!

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Huzzah! Now it wouldn't be complete without my replay post, so here are ALL the replays in my 3 mark session. Also holy balls, it was a close one. First time I've ever hit it exactly.

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95% flat. Wow.

There are only seven of them, since my grind was only 2.43% long (92.57-95) and I didn't have one negative battle.

Replay 1: I made amazing use of tracking damage this game. Blowing off the tracks of an enemy to get assisted damage while I pump the next 3 rounds in for damage. Basically gives you a x1.5 multiplier on damage haha.

Replay 2: Maika in the 215 183 cost me a lot of damage this game, but with assisted I came out with barely enough to reach my goal.

Replay 3: This was an insanely easy match. Breezed through it, and made a nice 1,600+ at the end with the clip into the Badger.

Replay 4: I saved this tough game from going negative by supplementing my 3,000~ damage with 2,200~ spotting damage. Not only kept it out of the negative side, but 5k combined is puuuurty great!

Right after battle number 4, the server restarted. I waited about 20-30 minutes, I don't really remember, and I just clicked around the forum and talked with Code from HAVOK about how silly the imperial system of measurements are. And I hate a metric (hah) butt-ton of tortilla chips and guacamole, so much so that as I write this I'm actually naseuously regretting it.

Replay 5: Sucky game, but I farmed enough damage to make it technically worth it. Got one blind on the Sheridan in the middle, which took my reported 3,600 damage and made it 4,000.

Replay 6: Another sucky game, but again, I farmed enough to make it good. Sad that I bounced one off the Foch, costing me 200+ damage, a kill, and my life. Could have done more if I had lived, might not have tho.

Replay 7: This game made me nervous. First thing I did was, realizing I was on the good side of the map, went to the field city. Did nothing for a while. Shot 1,650 damage into xtcmax from the forums (o7o7 my dude) in exchance for 650~ from him. Went RTB since they took town. Got a couple hits into the 704. Then pumped 6 (I think) rounds into the Type 5 (over multiple reloads, ofc) to put me up to 4,880~ with 200+ assisted. Geegee, doubleyou pee.

 

Huge thanks to NiteDog for recording and uploading my replays!

 

Now can I just say that three months ago, 3 marking this tank wasn't even in my realm of imagination. I was able to get it done because I was smart about it (played late when MM is good) and because I really know this tank (850 battles in it). With patience, attentiveness, and smart play (not when you're tired, etc.) you can 3 mark any tank. All it takes is dedication.

 

And the obligatory pic showing them off:

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Edited by Xeraux, Dec 17 2017 - 15:36.


Kekistani #2 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 13:28

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Great job. :great:

 

I love the T57 Heavy but I'm crap at tier X – or in general, but especially at tier X –, the only thing I'm somewhat decent in is the Strv 103B which I got to ~92% once and then failed my way back to 85% or below. I should try to git gud, and WG should make MoE easier to see for some vehicles, like American and German ones.


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Morty__ #3 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 13:48

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Very impressive.

 

I looked up your stats for your last 7 days. What's interesting is that while you survive 44% of your battles, you *receive* an average of 1780 damage per game. That means (I think) that you do a good job spending/budgeting your HP. 



SpitYoYoMafia #4 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 13:53

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Now I can watch these videos to learn how to stop being a skrub in my T57 heavy

Inzane007 #5 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 14:06

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Congrats mate! those are some well earned marks. I'll keep your advice i mind, maybe I'll become good enough to triple mark a tank!

NiteDog #6 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 14:37

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Excellent Xeruax! I will PM you about the videos and what you prefer. :)

Xeraux #7 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 15:04

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View PostKekistani, on Dec 14 2017 - 04:28, said:

Great job. :great:

 

I love the T57 Heavy but I'm crap at tier X – or in general, but especially at tier X –, the only thing I'm somewhat decent in is the Strv 103B which I got to ~92% once and then failed my way back to 85% or below. I should try to git gud, and WG should make MoE easier to see for some vehicles, like American and German ones.

Thank you!

Well now to make MOE easier they'd have to make players worse. Mind you, that seems to be what's happening anyways, so good luck to you :D

 

View PostMorty__, on Dec 14 2017 - 04:48, said:

Very impressive.

 

I looked up your stats for your last 7 days. What's interesting is that while you survive 44% of your battles, you *receive* an average of 1780 damage per game. That means (I think) that you do a good job spending/budgeting your HP. 

Thanks :) Where did you find those stats? Also yes, I'm a big proponent of using your HP as a tool.

Don't protect or shield it, use it (trade it) to get damage. Make good trades in the 57, and if you die you should be at 4k+.

 

View PostSpitYoYoMafia, on Dec 14 2017 - 04:53, said:

Now I can watch these videos to learn how to stop being a skrub in my T57 heavy

Hope you glean something! I'd love to help, but I can't get my stream up until I get a new rig :( 

 

View PostInzane007, on Dec 14 2017 - 05:06, said:

Congrats mate! those are some well earned marks. I'll keep your advice i mind, maybe I'll become good enough to triple mark a tank!

Thank you!

Like I said, keep at it, pay attention, stay positive, and you'll get it. Tomorrow I'm going to make a generic 3 mark advice topic, hope you stop by.

 

View PostNiteDog, on Dec 14 2017 - 05:37, said:

Excellent Xeruax! I will PM you about the videos and what you prefer. :)

Thanks Nite :) sounds good



Kekistani #8 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 15:18

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View PostXeraux, on Dec 14 2017 - 11:04, said:

Thank you!

Well now to make MOE easier they'd have to make players worse. Mind you, that seems to be what's happening anyways, so good luck to you :D

 

No, I meant easier to see since some of the marks are really small or with a shape that makes it impossible to see properly from more than 20 meters. Things like the Swedish marks are very easy to spot from a distance because they're thick orange lines, while German marks are very thin lines and the star ones can't even be seen from some angles. I don't mind MoE being hard to get, my only issue with them is that depending on the nation it'll be really hard to notice the marks on a tank that isn't right next to you. :P


Edited by Kekistani, Dec 14 2017 - 15:19.


Xeraux #9 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 22:42

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View PostKekistani, on Dec 14 2017 - 06:18, said:

No, I meant easier to see since some of the marks are really small or with a shape that makes it impossible to see properly from more than 20 meters. Things like the Swedish marks are very easy to spot from a distance because they're thick orange lines, while German marks are very thin lines and the star ones can't even be seen from some angles. I don't mind MoE being hard to get, my only issue with them is that depending on the nation it'll be really hard to notice the marks on a tank that isn't right next to you. :P

Oh, okay, I got you. Personally I think the stars are fine, but the German ones definitely need to be more visible.



Diomidis #10 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 22:52

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Xeraux Impressive.

Aesthetically I would like stripes instead of stars really...I get it why WG refrained from using svastikas for US tank kills (wasn't that common but there are historical references to that practice), but those stars are silly IMHO. 

I don't mind the Czech marks, or the Polish ones, but the stars in US/China/USSR nations are total meh. Rings/stripes in the French/British/Swedish  are much better.

I don't mind the German ones because those are historic, but I could see a reasoning for making them more prominent - perhaps make more of them per MoE achievement? 

 

ala: https://i.pinimg.com...25b0901d79f.jpg


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Radonis #11 Posted Dec 14 2017 - 23:05

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Congrats on the 3rd Mark i hear its quite hard to 3 mark T57 Heavy so that is impressive. Also to some stated above i do like the stars but my favorite is the Hatchet/Axe for the Japanese i cant wait till i am good enough to start earning marks on my STB-1

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View PostDiomidis, on Dec 14 2017 - 13:52, said:

Impressinve.

Aesthetically I would like stripes instead of stars really...I get it why WG refrained from using svastikas for US tank kills (wasn't that common but there are historical references to that practice), but those stars are silly IMHO. 

I don't mind the Czech marks, or the Polish ones, but the stars in US/China/USSR nations are total meh. Rings/stripes in the French/British/Swedish  are much better.

I don't mind the German ones because those are historic, but I could see a reasoning for making them more prominent - perhaps make more of them per MoE achievement? 

 

ala: https://i.pinimg.com...25b0901d79f.jpg

Again, personally I like the stars. That's just opinion.

Not sure if more stripes would make the German ones better. I think thicker, more tightly grouped stripes.

So instead of | | | | | | | | | for 3 marks it'd be ||| ||| |||
 



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Congrats on the 3 marks.  I'm going for my first attempt at 3 marking a tank.  The lowly T1 Heavy.  I was recently asked why I would bother, to which my reply was, it was the closest to 3 marks when I started looking at percentages (plus its one of my all time favorites).  I have hit 94.5 on two occasions, only to drop several points after that.  Not sure if it's just jitters or what, but it feels like the game turns on you at that last minute.  Hard to maintain the consistency when you're not great.

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View PostRadonis, on Dec 14 2017 - 14:05, said:

Congrats on the 3rd Mark i hear its quite hard to 3 mark T57 Heavy so that is impressive. Also to some stated above i do like the stars but my favorite is the Hatchet/Axe for the Japanese i cant wait till i am good enough to start earning marks on my STB-1

Thanks! The requirements are decently high, like 4,250~ with some assisted, but I've gotten good at the T57 (heh) and can usually make the required 3 clips per game.

 

View PostBubba187, on Dec 14 2017 - 14:07, said:

Congrats on the 3 marks.  I'm going for my first attempt at 3 marking a tank.  The lowly T1 Heavy.  I was recently asked why I would bother, to which my reply was, it was the closest to 3 marks when I started looking at percentages (plus its one of my all time favorites).  I have hit 94.5 on two occasions, only to drop several points after that.  Not sure if it's just jitters or what, but it feels like the game turns on you at that last minute.  Hard to maintain the consistency when you're not great.

Thanks man!

It really does feel like you get less lucky, more BS RNG/MM. The way to do it, is check your %. Then start playing. Play like 3 or 4 games. Then check again.

Not after every battle. When you're at like 92%, don't check until your session is over. You look at the beginning, you see 92%, you start playing. Then either you get the mark, or you check at the end of your session.

You'll get it, and I'm sure the T1 will be the first of many



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Bump for addition of video

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What a bad@$$

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how much did you pay WG for such good MM? TELL US

firemedic1428 #18 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 14:31

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All on a standard account too? Must get raped in credits running Cola

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View Postfiremedic1428, on Jan 13 2018 - 14:31, said:

All on a standard account too? Must get raped in credits running Cola

 

When you've got all the 10s that is when credits become irrelevant.

 

EDIT: typos :hiding:


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got 3 marks in my tier 5 T1 heavy didn't even notice it just happened

 

when you dont own premium or spam gold or use cola etc,, stuff like marks of excellence wither hapen or dont no use getting worked up about it

 

specially when you gotta actually check to see if wargaming froze marks this week or next etc.. I know its working cause i got 2 marks in a tank yesterday but don't remember which cause 2 marks is pretty common to get by accident

 






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