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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 1:12:37 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:11:59 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:37:40 PM   
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Go for it. You know its real because they only list part of the proper name of the company but that part is in CAPS.


As a holder of Ford Motor common stock, I'm incensed. European operations have been a real drag on Ford's bottom line lately. Having a Two million Euro lottery (total = 10 million Euro purse) in a region that is a millstone for them is unconscionable!


Is someone going to get an angry letter?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:44:21 PM   
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Shift for gun sight and mouse wheel zooms you in. I assume you're using manual targetting?


Ah yes, mouse wheel. Thank you! To be completely honest, I cant tell. I know I tried pressing E (which is the default button) to disable auto targetting but I cant tell the difference and I dont know where the indicator is.

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I've not got any heavies and only a few mediums, and none of those are Soviet. The Germans are good sniper tanks, the Russian stuff tends to be used as brawlers. Look for the stuff with the highest accuracy and penetration. Damage doesn't matter as much if you can't hit or penetrate the other stuff at long range. Tank destroyers are the 'proper' snipers.


I tried TD last night...I think I'm in love. Really awkward in city maps, but awesome on open maps. Silly question though, why would TDs be better at sniping if the use the same guns as the tanks?

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From what I remember (or have shot at) from the Soviet line, the KV series are not a good choice for long range. The guns are inaccurate and (iirc have less penetration) compared to the Germans and the things are so big that it's easy to hit. But the guns do a lot of damage so get up close where the pentration doesn't drop away and shoot.


Ugh, just the sort of gameplay I suck at.

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It's worth asking around the forums, there's plenty of helpful people (at least on the EU one) who know far more about Soviet stuff than I do. There are a lot of guys who have played more games in one tank than I have in total.

Also, on lower tiers don't forget to take some HE ammo. Most stuff has poor armour so the extra damage HE does to HP is useful.
Remember, as you go up the tiers your tanks get better. But so do the ones shooting back at you.

What's your username on the game? I might swing past the American server at some point.


Thanks! I'll PM you my name.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:45:56 PM   
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Elite is just a matter of researching all the potential modules for a tank. When you've done that you can either use the XP gained from battle to train your crew quicker or save it up and convert it to free XP (by spending gold). You pay for premium tanks, they always start as elite vehicles.


Ah, and here I thought it was a waste of money and XP. Thanks!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:46:00 PM   
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Post Superbowl good Monday morning tithe...

For those of you across the pond, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers to become the NFL champions for the playing year 2012. Season's over now until mid-June whence the training camps start again.

Just two weeks until the most lovely four words in the English language now. "Pitchers and catchers report".





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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:47:32 PM   
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About the Enema, or the TeamViewer mewonders medo.


The second thing. I believe I speak for everyone when I say no one wants to know about your enema.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:48:39 PM   
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You don't want auto aim... it sticks with the target (usually the center of the tank) and follows it for you.. not allowing you to lead a moving tank... I use it every once in a while on a stationary tank I see from a WAAAYS away.. like a small arty unit...SU-26 for example..

I mainly use USA tanks and German tanks..

I use the M4 mainly (good mix of everything) and the M5, because I am working on getting the Chaffee, which is like 50k some exp points.. taking forever

I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:49:28 PM   
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Thats a prairie dog, you silly flightless foul fowl.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:51:57 PM   
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And here is a Mouse with a bazooka.





Thats a prairie dog, you silly flightless foul fowl.


Is that in Hutchinson, KS?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:52:40 PM   
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Post Superbowl good Monday morning tithe...

For those of you across the pond, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers to become the NFL champions for the playing year 2012. Season's over now until mid-June whence the training camps start again.

Just two weeks until the most lovely four words in the English language now. "Pitchers and catchers report".


Gentlemen start your engines? No that's not it....

Dont tread on me? Not that one either...

Chickenboy is a dumbass! Thats the one!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:55:00 PM   
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Hi all,

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Martin, do you have some video saves from your combat in "World of Tanks"?


I've got some, although I haven't uploaded any yet. TBH a lot of them are probably pretty boring to watch I tend to play long range tanks rather than close in brawlers. So there's a lot of skulking in bushes and shooting off a couple of rounds before relocating.


Can you upload some possibly?

BTW, have you seen my question regarding possibility of two human players in one tank - is that possible 8I played this so long ago that i forgot)?


Leo "Apollo11"


Leo,

No its 1 player 1 tank as far as I can tell. The other semi-annoying feature is that its not axis versus allies. You can play as any nationality for either of the two teams. I's sure it created=s game balance and somesuch, but it grates on the nerves of wannabe historians like me.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:57:44 PM   
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You don't want auto aim... it sticks with the target (usually the center of the tank) and follows it for you.. not allowing you to lead a moving tank... I use it every once in a while on a stationary tank I see from a WAAAYS away.. like a small arty unit...SU-26 for example..

I mainly use USA tanks and German tanks..

I use the M4 mainly (good mix of everything) and the M5, because I am working on getting the Chaffee, which is like 50k some exp points.. taking forever

I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


But how do I turn it off?

Also (if youve played TD you'll know what I mean), is there a way of having the tank NOT follow the cursor in 3rd person view?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 3:58:43 PM   
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And here is a Mouse with a bazooka.





Thats a prairie dog, you silly flightless foul fowl.


Is that in Hutchinson, KS?


Yes and he has you in his sights. "My name is Inigo Monprairiedog. You kill my father. Prepare to die".

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 4:02:59 PM   
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You don't want auto aim... it sticks with the target (usually the center of the tank) and follows it for you.. not allowing you to lead a moving tank... I use it every once in a while on a stationary tank I see from a WAAAYS away.. like a small arty unit...SU-26 for example..

I mainly use USA tanks and German tanks..

I use the M4 mainly (good mix of everything) and the M5, because I am working on getting the Chaffee, which is like 50k some exp points.. taking forever

I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


But how do I turn it off?

Also (if youve played TD you'll know what I mean), is there a way of having the tank NOT follow the cursor in 3rd person view?


Yes, before you go into snipe mode (shift), press X. That will lock your tracks, which is what you want in a turretless tank of any kind when sniping..

As for auto aim...in your setup in the garage or account settings, you can turn it off there I am guessing. I think I recall seeing a place, a button, or something that allows for auto aim to always be on, off, or selected by player. Press F1 during the game..and it shows you your HUD layout so to speak.. might even be able to do that from your garage..

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 4:32:11 PM   
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You don't want auto aim... it sticks with the target (usually the center of the tank) and follows it for you.. not allowing you to lead a moving tank... I use it every once in a while on a stationary tank I see from a WAAAYS away.. like a small arty unit...SU-26 for example..

I mainly use USA tanks and German tanks..

I use the M4 mainly (good mix of everything) and the M5, because I am working on getting the Chaffee, which is like 50k some exp points.. taking forever

I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


But how do I turn it off?

Also (if youve played TD you'll know what I mean), is there a way of having the tank NOT follow the cursor in 3rd person view?


Yes, before you go into snipe mode (shift), press X. That will lock your tracks, which is what you want in a turretless tank of any kind when sniping..

As for auto aim...in your setup in the garage or account settings, you can turn it off there I am guessing. I think I recall seeing a place, a button, or something that allows for auto aim to always be on, off, or selected by player. Press F1 during the game..and it shows you your HUD layout so to speak.. might even be able to do that from your garage..


Lock the tracks....whoda thunkit. Thanks!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 4:56:11 PM   
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Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: Dixie

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ORIGINAL: Apollo11

Martin, do you have some video saves from your combat in "World of Tanks"?


I've got some, although I haven't uploaded any yet. TBH a lot of them are probably pretty boring to watch I tend to play long range tanks rather than close in brawlers. So there's a lot of skulking in bushes and shooting off a couple of rounds before relocating.


Can you upload some possibly?

BTW, have you seen my question regarding possibility of two human players in one tank - is that possible 8I played this so long ago that i forgot)?


Leo "Apollo11"


Leo,

No its 1 player 1 tank as far as I can tell. The other semi-annoying feature is that its not axis versus allies. You can play as any nationality for either of the two teams. I's sure it created=s game balance and somesuch, but it grates on the nerves of wannabe historians like me.



Then how do you know if that tank you see is your friend or your enemy? Sticking to axis versus allies means that you can tell by the type of afv you are seeing...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 5:03:53 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:17:27 PM   
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I tried TD last night...I think I'm in love. Really awkward in city maps, but awesome on open maps. Silly question though, why would TDs be better at sniping if the use the same guns as the tanks?


Probably because they have a more stable platform or some such. Or because they need an advantage over the tanks in this regard. The TDs often have a slightly better rate of fire as well.

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Ugh, just the sort of gameplay I suck at.


Well, the KV-1 is probably a good one to learn in. At tier 5 it's a bit of a monster, especially when you're facing tier 4 tanks.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:24:39 PM   
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I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


I'd say it's more that good players stand out in lower tiers, you can win a battle pretty much on your own. In higher tiers the bad players stand out, you can lose a battle pretty much on your own. I've won a few games through my actions, rescued a few defeats and lost a few games (getting less often now though).

Once you start getting into level 6 and higher two things become apparent.
(1) You need to learn about weakspots and targeting. If you just aim and shoot a lot of stuff will just bounce rounds. The first examples of this are the KV-1 (tier 5) and Matilda (tier 4). The French tanks can also bounce a lot of fire at low levels.
(2) Things turn into a bit of a camp-fest (on EU at least). Too many people afraid to actually take any incoming rounds in case they dent their toys. It makes sense on tier 10 when repair costs are crippling but down lower it's annoying.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:36:40 PM   
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Then how do you know if that tank you see is your friend or your enemy? Sticking to axis versus allies means that you can tell by the type of afv you are seeing...


Identifier labels over the units you can see. Green for friend, red for enemy.




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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:37:57 PM   
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Enemies are red, team members are green.

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Beat me to it.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:42:32 PM   
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Probably because they have a more stable platform or some such. Or because they need an advantage over the tanks in this regard. The TDs often have a slightly better rate of fire as well.


Eh, I can live with that. Its also not very realistic, tech wise. Like putting a 57mm gun into an AT-1 chassis (which was a Komsomolets tractor mounting a short barrel 75 iirc) would have blown the back hatch out with the recoil.

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Well, the KV-1 is probably a good one to learn in. At tier 5 it's a bit of a monster, especially when you're facing tier 4 tanks.


I have several tracks going at the moment. I pretty much gave up on the medium tank tree and was pursuing the heavy tank one, but I think I will switch to TD because it more closely matches my playing style. Still darn awkward in cities, though.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:45:32 PM   
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I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


I'd say it's more that good players stand out in lower tiers, you can win a battle pretty much on your own. In higher tiers the bad players stand out, you can lose a battle pretty much on your own. I've won a few games through my actions, rescued a few defeats and lost a few games (getting less often now though).

Once you start getting into level 6 and higher two things become apparent.
(1) You need to learn about weakspots and targeting. If you just aim and shoot a lot of stuff will just bounce rounds. The first examples of this are the KV-1 (tier 5) and Matilda (tier 4). The French tanks can also bounce a lot of fire at low levels.
(2) Things turn into a bit of a camp-fest (on EU at least). Too many people afraid to actually take any incoming rounds in case they dent their toys. It makes sense on tier 10 when repair costs are crippling but down lower it's annoying.


Excellent segway. Where are the weakspots? I have shot T-18s at point blank range in the side with a 45mm and gotten bounced. Matildas...dont even get me started. I've seen people sit there and take 20 shots from 3 level 3 opponents on the frontal like it aint no thang.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:54:25 PM   
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Excellent segway.


Wow. Interesting armor and gun platform you have there. I'd assume that a Segway would be a poor choice, but what do I know?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 7:57:00 PM   
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Excellent segway.


Wow. Interesting armor and gun platform you have there. I'd assume that a Segway would be a poor choice, but what do I know?


They have the Chi-Ha as a level 3. I think Segways are better than that even without bolt-on armor.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 8:12:47 PM   
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I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


I'd say it's more that good players stand out in lower tiers, you can win a battle pretty much on your own. In higher tiers the bad players stand out, you can lose a battle pretty much on your own. I've won a few games through my actions, rescued a few defeats and lost a few games (getting less often now though).

Once you start getting into level 6 and higher two things become apparent.
(1) You need to learn about weakspots and targeting. If you just aim and shoot a lot of stuff will just bounce rounds. The first examples of this are the KV-1 (tier 5) and Matilda (tier 4). The French tanks can also bounce a lot of fire at low levels.
(2) Things turn into a bit of a camp-fest (on EU at least). Too many people afraid to actually take any incoming rounds in case they dent their toys. It makes sense on tier 10 when repair costs are crippling but down lower it's annoying.


Excellent segway. Where are the weakspots? I have shot T-18s at point blank range in the side with a 45mm and gotten bounced. Matildas...dont even get me started. I've seen people sit there and take 20 shots from 3 level 3 opponents on the frontal like it aint no thang.


Matildas have the highest armor for their tier/size of tank of all tanks in the game.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 8:12:55 PM   
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Then how do you know if that tank you see is your friend or your enemy? Sticking to axis versus allies means that you can tell by the type of afv you are seeing...


Identifier labels over the units you can see. Green for friend, red for enemy.






It seems that makes spotting targets a little too easy, or am I missing something here?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 8:13:32 PM   
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SPrior is MIA. I think what happened was that he was walking down the street, minding his own business when suddenly....



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/4/2013 8:14:28 PM   
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I still think lower tiers require the most skill... the higher (6+) is all about gun size and armor...IMO.. could be wrong.. but that is what it appears from talking with peeps and poking around on the forums.. at the lower tiers..everyone is more on the same playing field, and the tanks aren't that much different tiers 1-4 IMO...


I'd say it's more that good players stand out in lower tiers, you can win a battle pretty much on your own. In higher tiers the bad players stand out, you can lose a battle pretty much on your own. I've won a few games through my actions, rescued a few defeats and lost a few games (getting less often now though).

Once you start getting into level 6 and higher two things become apparent.
(1) You need to learn about weakspots and targeting. If you just aim and shoot a lot of stuff will just bounce rounds. The first examples of this are the KV-1 (tier 5) and Matilda (tier 4). The French tanks can also bounce a lot of fire at low levels.
(2) Things turn into a bit of a camp-fest (on EU at least). Too many people afraid to actually take any incoming rounds in case they dent their toys. It makes sense on tier 10 when repair costs are crippling but down lower it's annoying.


Excellent segway. Where are the weakspots? I have shot T-18s at point blank range in the side with a 45mm and gotten bounced. Matildas...dont even get me started. I've seen people sit there and take 20 shots from 3 level 3 opponents on the frontal like it aint no thang.


Matildas have the highest armor for their tier/size of tank of all tanks in the game.


That explains it. What's the T-18s excuse?

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