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Lone_Traveler #1 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:10

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I have never claimed to be the best player, at best im average to possibly slightly above. But I've enjoyed the game and felt like I've been improving. Then suddenly within the last few days, BOOM I cant do anything right. I cant pen shots on tanks with no armor, I cant block incoming fire even with my tanks with very good armor. Short and simple I feel like im back to where I started when I first started the game. I don't know what to do. Its been infuriating. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do?

I_QQ_4_U #2 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:20

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Aim your shots and don't let them shoot you. Other than that how can anyone give you an answer when they have no idea what you're doing wrong? Best thing you can do is rewatch your replays and see what mistakes you made and correct them.

dave_292 #3 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:23

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 Bad RNG luck. Give it a day or 2 then play and see if its better. 

Hellsfog #4 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:27

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Post some replays of games where you think you made a mistake or things didn't work. It could be some bad luck or it could be moving away from the things you were doing that worked.  It's really hard to say without seeing what is going on. 

 

 

P.S. I did take a quick look at your stats.  There doesn't appear to be any noticeable drop in your performance. Replays would definitely help. 


Edited by Hellsfog, Sep 16 2018 - 21:31.


ruar #5 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:28

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The game is very streaky.  I know people will say "random number generator is random" but years of reading the forums has shown many players noticing streaks.

 

It could also be a change in tier, tank, or simply events happening.  If quality players are trying for an event or reward they play differently than usual and this can lead to other people seeing the results.  Moving from one tier to the next can have a drastic impact as you get used to the new vehicle and equipment.  A stock T29 is rather miserable but the MM will usually treat it as if it's been fully decked out so you end up being expected to share the brunt of the load with a sub-optimal vehicle.

 

Switch to premium tanks if you have them.  Play in lower tiers where power creep isn't nearly as bad.  Play tanks you know you can use to carry the match a bit to help counter RNGeesus.



DrWho_ #6 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:36

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View PostLone_Traveler, on Sep 16 2018 - 21:10, said:

I have never claimed to be the best player, at best im average to possibly slightly above. But I've enjoyed the game and felt like I've been improving. Then suddenly within the last few days, BOOM I cant do anything right. I cant pen shots on tanks with no armor, I cant block incoming fire even with my tanks with very good armor. Short and simple I feel like im back to where I started when I first started the game. I don't know what to do. Its been infuriating. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do?

 

Take a break for a couple of days, while some of this may be down to the teams you're getting you shouldn't rule out that you are contributing to the bad teams by not playing to your best. Nothing major, just making bad calls where you would normally make a better one and things like that. We all get those 

Lone_Traveler #7 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 21:39

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ah thank you guys for the tips, i probably should take a break just to calm down and clear my head

Gothraul #8 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 22:44

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Chances are that what and how you are playing has little to do with your recent performance but rather than the server demographics changed and that there is a tier 8 marathon going on right now.

Flarvin #9 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 23:07

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View PostGothraul, on Sep 16 2018 - 16:44, said:

Chances are that what and how you are playing has little to do with your recent performance but rather than the server demographics changed and that there is a tier 8 marathon going on right now.

 

So some can only win in ideal conditions? 



Treeburst #10 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 23:07

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It’s so “random”.So don’t feel too bad. I’m usually just so [edited]awful in my tier 8 tanks that the 3 tier 10s I “randomly” get just don’t know to do (cuz I’m so bad lol) so they don’t do anything.

Flarvin #11 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 23:10

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View PostTreeburst, on Sep 16 2018 - 17:07, said:

It’s so “random”.So don’t feel too bad. I’m usually just so [edited]awful in my tier 8 tanks that the 3 tier 10s I “randomly” get just don’t know to do (cuz I’m so bad lol) so they don’t do anything.

 

Someone does not understand random? 

 

Or really loves random? lol



Treeburst #12 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 23:21

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Oh, I understand random quite well actually. Well enough that I don’t believe the teams are actually random.

Flarvin #13 Posted Sep 16 2018 - 23:40

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View PostTreeburst, on Sep 16 2018 - 17:21, said:

Oh, I understand random quite well actually. Well enough that I don’t believe the teams are actually random.

 

True. 

 

The MM must pick from what is in the queue, with tier and class restrictions. 

 

But skill is effectively random, and streaks happen. 

 

It takes a simple mind to think player’s and team’s performance is always consistent. Never seen a pro player go on a slump. Never happens. lol



Treeburst #14 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 00:02

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You are a simpleton. lol.

SporkBoy #15 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 00:16

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I changed my play style to concentrate on the tank 101-401 missions. It has had a negative impact on recents but extra 10k XP and free stuff a day (for each type) is worth it - I think.

Some I've managed in 5 games straight but typically 10 games each class gets it done. Except for heavies - can't do it and not even trying.

Two more tokens and I'll have the diplomas. Probably still grind for the 10k XP to the end.

Also, last four days teams have been especially special.

Flarvin #16 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 01:00

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View PostTreeburst, on Sep 16 2018 - 18:02, said:

You are a simpleton. lol.

 

At least this simpleton understands probabilities. lol



UtahUtes_1 #17 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 05:22

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Probably don’t even need a couple days.  A few hours can make a difference.  I’ve really seen this the past two days in a row.  Played for a while in the morning and did TERRIBLE.  All the things you described above.  Every decision I made was wrong, shots miss or bounce, etc.  Come back to play in the afternoon and it’s a totally different experience, play like a champ.  I start to think, “hey, I’m getting a hang of this game”.  

 

Only to be slapped In the face the next morning....Maybe I just need more coffee.

 

My lack of consistency is one of the things that frustrates me most about this game.



StiffWind #18 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 06:51

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View PostLone_Traveler, on Sep 16 2018 - 21:10, said:

I have never claimed to be the best player, at best im average to possibly slightly above. But I've enjoyed the game and felt like I've been improving. Then suddenly within the last few days, BOOM I cant do anything right. I cant pen shots on tanks with no armor, I cant block incoming fire even with my tanks with very good armor. Short and simple I feel like im back to where I started when I first started the game. I don't know what to do. Its been infuriating. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do?

 

Welcome to WoT's loser bucket.  Everyone has to spend some time in there to make their matchmaker viable for paying players.  (Well...almost everyone.)  Always seems to hit when you start improving too quickly...player beware.

 



Staz211 #19 Posted Sep 17 2018 - 10:16

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That last two months or so, my WN8 has been going up while my WR has been going down. I've had days where I've rocked a 3000+ WN8, but sub-50% WR. 

 

Such is the life of WoT.



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View PostStiffWind, on Sep 16 2018 - 21:51, said:

 

Welcome to WoT's loser bucket.  Everyone has to spend some time in there to make their matchmaker viable for paying players.  (Well...almost everyone.)  Always seems to hit when you start improving too quickly...player beware.

 

 

I'm improving steadily.

Throw another dart. You missed.






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