World of Tanks
Posted 24 January 2013 - 1711 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 1940 PM
Just had a fun series of 3 historical battles with Czech players - we tried to do Korea, Imjin river - with purely US force ( no time to think up configs for UK tanks). Was fun.In the end though UN forces succumbed to Chinese steamroller... Happened in 1st battle as well, but our sole survivor (M26) managed to destroy 4 tanks, 2 of them IS, before being destroyed by last enemy T-34/85.
Comet and Centurion Mk 1.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 0223 AM
All lights and meds hang back, I move up front just a bit, we are soon rushed by scouts, I get killed after dealing some damage.
I say: "new tactics, tds up front, meds and lights behind" with a smilie.
Player Waremblem5 says it is because I suck etc. He makes it to enemy flag, and manages a kill. But of course I get more xp than him.
I add him as friend, and chats from garage:
"Before saying someone suck, check their stats and compare to your own. Just a friendly advice."
"Stats mean nothing." (as I did not see that one coming). But then he goes on to say:
"I did everything right, and I have a 95%-badge in my tank." Not true, he only got 2nd class, but at least a 51% win-rate in it. I answer:
"So if mastery-badges count, check my stats." (I have +10 and he has one; T1E6).
Did not hear from him anymore.
Question is, did he learn anything? Did I?
Yes, I learned that stats mean nothing!
Edited by Stefan Fredriksson, 25 January 2013 - 0224 AM.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 0835 AM
Himmelsdorf, Tier II, Encounter battle, T-18 (40mm gun, improved ventilation, bino optics, cammo net, 116% gunner).
I start by typing: "Take hill or lose game" (which IME is almost always true on that map - the base is essentially indefensible and rushing there will leave you surrounded by enemies with good firing positions).
Someone types: "Hill is waste of time, go base"
About half the team attack via the hill and after an intense fight kill everyone on there (I went around the front and shot a T-18 from behind to clear the way). We work our way down killing everything on the way to the base and finally find a cluster of enemy vehicles there which are easily taken out. So I type "Our hill strategy worked"
Matey (killed early on in the game) types "Hill is CRAP!!!! Should have gone base!!!!!"
By the way, despite usually being in the top three players in a game and being top player at least once every three games, I simply cannot get my win rate beyond 56%. I don't platoon or use gold ammo. Is that win rate OK?
Posted 30 June 2013 - 1221 PM
OK? You've got a very excellent win rate there. Without platooning, 56%-57% is about as high as you can get playing solo.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 1021 AM
I thought this topic was closed when the Part 2 started because its length. Some people may be in trouble.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 1111 AM
And Cromwell, but in Chinese team.
Id buy that if it was a premium machine.
Churchill VII also served in Korea. It was as I recall the flamer version, but they never used them as such as it turned out, only as gun tanks. That would have been a bit later in the war though if I remember right, post Imjin. All we had there at the time would have been Centurion Mk3 and Cromwell in the recce troop, though I think that may have been replaced by Comet later.
An Imjin map for World of tanks would be a great idea I think....
Canada started out in Korea with M10's (17pdr armed I think) and then quickly changed to M4A2E8's (I think that was the version, 76mm armed at any rate)
Posted 01 July 2013 - 1148 AM
Thank you guys. Stefan, that stats app is really cool!
Wotlabs also gets better. Now that you are known it will keep track over time, as you can see. You get graphs over which countries, tier and types of vehicles you play. Very modern.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 2356 PM
Just started playing around with it.
Gripes are the usual arcade features (highlighted enemies, damage % and all the other stuff that hovers over spotted enemies) and no coax.
From the two tanks I've chosen to play around with (till I get the tanks I want); the M2 Medium with the 75mm short HE thrower and Panzer II with the long 20mm, I seem to do better with the former. Finding a good hull down position and nailing movers in the flank with the 75mm HE does a good job. I don't seem to do that well with the autocannon armed Panzer II (I too).
I'm aiming for the M4 Sherman and Panzer IV.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 0213 AM
Figures that just when I get Tiger II, team loses 2 first battles where I did 2000 damage to enemies in both..and then win 3rd where I die from first volley from 3 enemy heavies... Exp gain with x2 was not impressive.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 0353 AM
Posted 05 October 2014 - 1509 PM
Just was called a bot while in my Lowe, with 3 kills, the guy didn't think I was aggressive enough, oh I had fun with that.