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xXTheGameAceXx #1 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 03:19

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That is the question. *cough* Yeah I know, that joke was terrible.


So anyways, I'm curious. Is it worthwhile to get XVM? I've held back from getting it for a long time, mostly because of a general dislike of it due to the people that use it as a tool to whine and instantly predict a match, and then some that proceed off the nearest cliff or into the nearest deep water. Is it worth getting over my general dislike of it, or is it not really that useful? I'd imagine it has a tactical advantage in being able to pinpoint more skilled opponents and target them first, correct?

Edited by xXTheGameAceXx, Dec 02 2018 - 03:20.

__WarChild__ #2 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 03:21


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No, don't get it.


Only a few of us know how to use it properly anyway.  Otherwise, it's just bad for the game.



_1204_ #3 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 03:22

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There's really no benifit. It shows stats, but stats like. There's just as many purple tomatoes as there is green idiot's. All it does is put you down


Plus you have to update it with every patch. It's just a pain

GeorgePreddy #4 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 03:39


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Only use it if you are highly intelligent and mentally and psychologically mature.


Like _WarChild_ and me.            :)








NiteDog #5 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 04:02


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In my case, I don't need xvm to show me who the unskilled, incompetent, competent, or highly skilled players are. Critical observation and your attentiveness to the mini map, for instance, give you more relevant information. IMHO

Edited by NiteDog, Dec 02 2018 - 04:46.

Isola_di_Fano #6 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 04:38


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Gives pretty colors in the garage and some useful garage options. Ignore the rest or go mad.


Your choice.

OLDIRTYBOMBER #7 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 05:01


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Zoom out and auto equipment moving are nice, so are the bulk statistics that can be reset at will. 

If there's 2 targets showing their side generally shooting the better player in the better tank would be the best choice.


Maybe there's a way to turn off team statics if you don't like seeing the winner before the battle starts :)


the_dude_76 #8 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 05:32


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It is incredibly useful IF you can control your emotions and accept that you're not always going to like what it tells you...

SporkBoy #9 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 05:35


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Once you get tired of reloading after every little patch you'll drop it.

coconut2011 #10 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 05:46


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If you can handle the extra color as way of gaining info to formulate the strategy better, then install it.  If you just starting cursing due to "one-sided" MM, then you'd better turn it off.  It is like credit card.  If you can control your spending, then it is a great way of building credits, saving money etc.  If you cannot, you'd better not have it.


A lot of time, if I see our side is significantly better, I become a bit more aggressive to get the spotting, damage / kills.  It definitely helps in probably getting an extra shot off.  Conversely, I would be a bit more conservative and be in critical defensive spots.  This is the more common use I have.

Cmdr_Adama_BSG75 #11 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 06:09

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IMHO, it is useful, but you can't rely on it. I've seen many, many games go opposite of what "the stats say". Its kinda neat, I like the added rings on the mini-map, but don't toss your game because it says you have a 17% chance to win. 

Storedwalker_yesDaddy #12 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 06:20

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90% of the time I don't use xvm to determine what enemies are a threat but to figure out which of my allies are more likely to assist me. Knowing I have a reliable player nearby allows me to be more confident in pushing, flanking, and trading. Also most modpacks include other features that will assist decision making in game such as team hp, last known positions, hitlogs, etc. As long as you don't look at the stats in your game and predetermine the outcome of the game I don't see much harm in downloading xvm/mods.

WhineMaker #13 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 08:34


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Load it up and play arty...





Make sure you focus only the best players on the red team, if only to make their claims that XVM focus is reality and not a myth... :arta:

poppavein #14 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 08:58


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Worrying about your stats and noticing that RNG puts you on tomato teams can ruin the game. 

ket101 #15 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 09:56


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If you've got a lot of tanks, then the ability to specify more than two rows of tanks in your carousel is very useful.  It's also handy for checking ping and population on the server, and, as stated above, you can use it to move things like Periscopic Binoculars, Camouflage Net and Tool Box around automatically without having to go and find which tank you left them on last.

Shrimp_Boy #16 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 10:34


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I like to use XVM to call out those toxic rocks that love to team blame their own fail.


However, I also find the game much more enjoyable without; and as mentioned keeping it updated is a chore in itself.

TheManFromKekistan #17 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 10:34


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XVM is far more than the stat sniping part. It allows many ui modifications and other quality of life features that even wg has implemented into the vanilla client. I use aslains mod pack for all the nice garage mods and for the enhanced in game ui.

leeuniverse #18 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 15:33


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To XVM or not to XVM


I use it because I like the:

- Spotted Tank Icons

- Useable PP Tank Icons

- Better Zoom Out

- Default Zoom

- 3+ Row Carousel

- Player HP # in Players Panel

- Mini-Map Circles (yes the game has a couple, but not all that I like to have)

- CTRL Center Repair/Heal

- Auto-Aim Indicator

- Auto Return Crew and Equipment

- Date/Time in Hangar and battle.



All these things should just be in the game, but Wargaming are lazy wankers.


I don't need the stats other than to see how I'm doing compared to everyone else.

The games Player Rating essentially is no different in player levels rating compared with each other, there really isn't any point to the XVM's stats feature frankly.

Unicorns show around a certain rating, Blues at another, Greens at another, etc.  XVM should just totally get rid of its stats system and just use the games.

_Tsavo_ #19 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 15:35


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There are some nifty mods, but if you're referring to the stat side of XVM, no.   Every enemy is purple and every ally a potato until they've given you reason to think otherwise. 



The rest of the mods have some merit or use. 

darkzr #20 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 15:37


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Me, personally, only checks wotinfo.net to see how well i'm playing on a weekly basis.

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