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IrishMadman #1 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:14

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So why is it, I'll be having a good run, then I decide to activate reserves, and my games go downhill? Is it just a coincidence?

_Tsavo_ #2 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:19

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Coincidence, though some firmly believe it is so.   I pop boosters and nothing changes.   I win 58-60% of my games like I do without them. 

Morpheus32 #3 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:19

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look up the meaning of cognitive bias...you will find what you are saying is a prime example.

VooDooKobra #4 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:20

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I play with them on and i play with them off i have never seen any real difference in my runs.  but what i do see is i do try to make the most of reserves and i try to do things i might not do if they were not active.  in otherwords, i mess myself up by getting greedy

_Tsavo_ #5 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:26

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View PostVooDooKobra, on May 18 2019 - 22:20, said:

I play with them on and i play with them off i have never seen any real difference in my runs.  but what i do see is i do try to make the most of reserves and i try to do things i might not do if they were not active.  in otherwords, i mess myself up by getting greedy

 

I thought that was my job to die and goof due to getting greedy?

VooDooKobra #6 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:31

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View Post_Tsavo_, on May 18 2019 - 20:26, said:

 

I thought that was my job to die and goof due to getting greedy?

 

you have been a poor influence on me

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look up 'ten foyal'

I_QQ_4_U #8 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:36

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View PostIrishMadman, on May 19 2019 - 04:14, said:

 Is it just a coincidence?

 

Obviously. You'll find you only remember when things go bad, not good.

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IrishMadman #9 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:37

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View PostCopacetic, on May 18 2019 - 22:33, said:

look up 'ten foyal'

 

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IrishMadman #10 Posted May 19 2019 - 04:38

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View PostI_QQ_4_U, on May 18 2019 - 22:36, said:

 

Obviously. You'll find you only remember when things go bad, not good.

 

I was on a roll tonight, activated my reserves and now I'm dying faster than Packman eats his cookies!!

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View PostIrishMadman, on May 19 2019 - 04:38, said:

 

I was on a roll tonight, activated my reserves and now I'm dying faster than Packman eats his cookies!!

 

Like I said...

Tig_Welder_1 #12 Posted May 19 2019 - 05:21

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I thought the same thing, then realized it was me trying to get the best out of those reserves so I was doing stupid crap. Now, I run them and kinda hold myself back and I havent noticed any downslide to games. Good luck

MudShark92553 #13 Posted May 19 2019 - 05:26

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View PostCopacetic, on May 18 2019 - 19:33, said:

look up 'ten foyal'

 

lol TINFOIL?

Pipinghot #14 Posted May 19 2019 - 06:29

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View PostIrishMadman, on May 18 2019 - 22:14, said:

So why is it, I'll be having a good run, then I decide to activate reserves, and my games go downhill? Is it just a coincidence?

There's a 95+% chance that it's not really happening, it just feels like it's happening because when you lose a game, or a few games, with a reserve running you're much more likely to notice then when you lose while playing without reserves. Which is to say, it's almost certainly all in your head. There is a very small chance that it's actually happening, and if that's true it's also in your head because you're playing differently when you pop reserves.

 

Either way, the difference is psychological and not anything inside of the game. If you want this feeling to go away you either need to stop using reserves, or you have to convince yourself that popping reserves doesn't change anything. Once you can get past this mental block then you can make the feeling go away.


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Never had that happen, but what i am firmly convinced of is MM RNG is a big freakin troll, i played my M12 trying to do arty missions, and i've been stuck on "stun for 100 seconds in total" and 9/10 games i'm top tier, no tier 8's or 9's to permastun, just Tier 5's and 6's that die too quickly, never do i want to be bottom tier unless i'm in arty, and when i am, it doesn't happen :sceptic: 

 (takes off tinfoil hat)

Tier 7 must just be an odd tier, recently got the M40/M43 or whatever it's called and everything's fine.



billyzbear #16 Posted May 19 2019 - 08:45

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My theory, with my tinfoil hat, LOL. WG doesn't want you to do too well in the game. RNG will throttle your game play. You will start missing shots, more shots will hit you. I have noticed this will happen for a few games but have seen it go on for longer. It seems this "bad RNG" fallows the tank so try a different tank. Just my stupid rule. While trying to get my first win of the day for a tank. If I can't win in three games, I won't play it any more that day.  

SargeanTravis #17 Posted May 19 2019 - 17:14

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:facepalm:

 

UGH

 

RESERVES. DO. NOT. RIG . YOUR. GAME!!!!

 

They have no impact on the game WHATSOEVER! How does an object that modifies the income you get after a battle affect the actual  battle itself?

 

The following mess up your game: Random MM, having bad luck in general, stock tanks, etc.

 

But Reserves are not one of them...

 

Confirmation Bias can be a sneaky snake indeed...



Exiledcrow #18 Posted May 19 2019 - 17:22

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As usual, no numbers to quantify any of this actually occurring. Feelz aren't facts. The end.

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View PostIrishMadman, on May 19 2019 - 03:14, said:

So why is it, I'll be having a good run, then I decide to activate reserves, and my games go downhill? Is it just a coincidence?

 

Nope, they do rig you game, you get more bounces, more misses.  I have kept stats on this and it does happen....and this is why there are 99+ sitting there.

 

Some fools think there is no soviet bias, you really have your head in the sand.....there is a bias for the soviets and against germans, everything else is just a tad under the soviets.

 

Makes no difference what WG says, it is real.

 



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View PostChatBan_ChatOff, on May 19 2019 - 17:23, said:

 

Nope, they do rig you game, you get more bounces, more misses.  I have kept stats on this and it does happen....and this is why there are 99+ sitting there.

 

Some fools think there is no soviet bias, you really have your head in the sand.....there is a bias for the soviets and against germans, everything else is just a tad under the soviets.

 

Makes no difference what WG says, it is real.

 

 

Can you show us said stats and prove this? Saying you have evidence and showing said evidence are two massively different things




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