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mechatankzilla #1 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

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Like any great slacker I've been playing WoT all morning and afternoon and doing moderately okay (60% winrate today).

 

Then 2 o'clock hits and suddenly every team I'm in has dreadful players and I start losing all my games. The particular highlight of the afternoon was the SU85 clan recruiter with dreadful stats who teamkilled me and then went afk but also memorable was the battle where the top 5 players were all orange and we got slaughtered in 2 minutes flat.

 

Why is there an influx of poor players at 2PM?



mattijs55 #2 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

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View Postmechatankzilla, on 09 May 2014 - 03:28 PM, said:

Like any great slacker I've been playing WoT all morning and afternoon and doing moderately okay (60% winrate today).

 

Then 2 o'clock hits and suddenly every team I'm in has dreadful players and I start losing all my games. The particular highlight of the afternoon was the SU85 clan recruiter with dreadful stats who teamkilled me and then went afk but also memorable was the battle where the top 5 players were all orange and we got slaughtered in 2 minutes flat.

 

Why is there an influx of poor players at 2PM?

 

You should be happy, that means he probably is banned.

 

Edit:

Nevermind, i read to quickly

 

Edit 2:

Maybe you are playing for to long and thus doing stupid thing? Take break and come back in a few hours.


Edited by mattijs55, 09 May 2014 - 03:33 PM.


lord_chipmonk #3 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:36 PM

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I must admit, I have noticed a similar thing but after about 5pm. Been havign alright games, and then bam! Average win rate plummets so that by the end of the day I am lucky if I have 40% wr (I am 53% average wr player). Normally I would say that this should all balance out (sometimes you're on the rubbish team, sometimes the good), but the last week has been painful. Guess we're just sitting at the far end of the bell curve at the moment. 

krazypenguin #4 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:39 PM

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The obvious solution is that 2pm UK time would be 3pm in Europe and even later further East.  So maybe it's when the school kids get home and start playing?

_intoxicated_ #5 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

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^ what I was going to say. kids.

Lemmingtrain #6 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

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View Postkrazypenguin, on 09 May 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

The obvious solution is that 2pm UK time would be 3pm in Europe and even later further East.  So maybe it's when the school kids get home and start playing?

 

Yup, my take on it too.  I rarely play past 1pm UK time for this reason



divinity_123 #7 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

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I had 27% win rate in the past few days in my amx 13 75, and my overall win rate in this tank dropped from 61 to 54. Just meh.

Sometimes you just have to relax, do not take it too seriously.

If you keep losing in certain tank/nation/tier, then just try to play some other tanks and see if you have luck.



jamescowslikegrass #8 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

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1. It's when the kids come home.

2. You need to restart your WOT.

3. Play one EU2.



divinity_123 #9 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

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View Postjamescowslikegrass, on 09 May 2014 - 04:51 PM, said:

1. It's when the kids come home.

2. You need to restart your WOT.

3. Play one EU2.

3. According to my friends, players on EU2 are worse than EU1, although in my opinion it does not matter which server you go because they are about the same.



Feuchte_Grotte #10 Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

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Weekend players...And after 10 PM weekend and drunk players :))

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Fish__Food #11 Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

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Maybe it's because you have been playing too long and are starting to suck? No it's the kids, blame everything on the kids. I don't really notice this, you get bad teams and good teams at all times. Maybe I am part of the problem :confused:

 



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So basically... OP has an average win rate of 48%. So he say he does first "moderately" well at 60%, which he seems to think is purely because he has suddenly developed good skills at WoT. You know, just woke up this morning with them. Magic.

 

And then his win rate goes back to 48% because, well, that's how probability and law of large numbers (look it up, on wikipedia) works... but only he now thinks it's because all the bad players are on his team.

 

So basically just like all the other "my team is bad" people, he thinks when he wins a lot it's because he has skills, but when he loses, it's because the team sucks.



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_AhMeD_KinG__ #14 Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:13 AM

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For me it's around 10:00 GMT (+0) - 16:00 GMT (+0) when I get horrible teams. Early in the mornings the matchmaking seems to be the most forgiving with teams putting me in good teams. Mid day the teams are horrible and  late in the night they get better. 

 

My tinfoil-hat theory is that in the morning kids go to school so they don't play. They get out of school around mid day and start playing. In the evening mommy or daddy comes and tells them to get off the computer and go to sleep, so they do so, thus making the 'current player base' a bit better. 

 

The tinfoil-hat part is that RNG just wants to put me in the kiddy teams between those hours. I've checked it from vbaddicts.net "timetable" function that I'm not completely off tracks with my claims, as my winrate seems to be 5-10% worse during the times mentioned above. The statistics have been gathered from the timeline of 5 months.



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View Postmechatankzilla, on 09 May 2014 - 03:28 PM, said:

Like any great slacker I've been playing WoT all morning and afternoon and doing moderately okay (60% winrate today).

 

Then 2 o'clock hits and suddenly every team I'm in has dreadful players and I start losing all my games. The particular highlight of the afternoon was the SU85 clan recruiter with dreadful stats who teamkilled me and then went afk but also memorable was the battle where the top 5 players were all orange and we got slaughtered in 2 minutes flat.

 

Why is there an influx of poor players at 2PM?

I have always wondered this myself - my job just ended so I have some time before I get some more work - excellent time for the Superpreshing I thought - or not as the case may be

 

View Postmattijs55, on 09 May 2014 - 03:30 PM, said:

 

You should be happy, that means he probably is banned.

 

Edit:

Nevermind, i read to quickly

 

Edit 2:

Maybe you are playing for to long and thus doing stupid thing? Take break and come back in a few hours.

I thought this as well but it just doesn't seem to be the case - even games were everyone is yellow and actually present we still do badly



VendettADutch #16 Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 09 May 2014 - 04:03 PM, said:

So basically... OP has an average win rate of 48%. So he say he does first "moderately" well at 60%, which he seems to think is purely because he has suddenly developed good skills at WoT. You know, just woke up this morning with them. Magic.

 

And then his win rate goes back to 48% because, well, that's how probability and law of large numbers (look it up, on wikipedia) works... but only he now thinks it's because all the bad players are on his team.

 

So basically just like all the other "my team is bad" people, he thinks when he wins a lot it's because he has skills, but when he loses, it's because the team sucks.

Well to be honest. That happend to me.....but yes I also think it is due to playing to long.. So you get tired and mess up. And kids playing ( on the other side shooting the crap out of you)


Edited by VendettADutch, 10 May 2014 - 12:37 PM.


TankkiPoju #17 Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

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View PostVendettADutch, on 10 May 2014 - 01:35 PM, said:

Well to be honest. That happend to me.....but yes I also think it is due to playing to long.. So you get tired and mess up. And kids playing ( on the other side shooting the crap out of you)

 

It's not just getting tired and messing up... Every player in WoT (and in every online game) will plateau to his/her skill level, no matter how bad or good games you have in a shorter time span: Even If you have a winrate of 90% for 1000 games in a row, you will have equally massive loss streak eventually and your winrate will plummet to your average. That's how probability works.

 

You can of course influence this by platooning up or seal padding etc.



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Or have a loss streak and pummel on like I did..Just to get above 51% took me forever ( I Never played more then 25 games in one day) and stats where Hurt bad

 

http://www.noobmeter...Dutch/507891827

 

Had to do with entering tier 6 with the kv1s for the first time.


Edited by VendettADutch, 10 May 2014 - 01:20 PM.


Lord_Percy_Percy #19 Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

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The nature of the playerbase changes during the day. This is because, obviously, most people are at work or at school during 8am -6pm ,and then as the evening progresses those people come online. The way it works for arty is the opposite way round from tanks. I get my best game in the afternoon. AS the evening wears on, the ace tankers come online, the noob lemming trains start,  and targets dont last long enough to aim and shoot at. By about 11 PM its not worth playing arty, you will get zero score 9 in 10 games.

VendettADutch #20 Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:18 PM

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Wow percy,you started out as a troll ( the bad one) here,but I actually had a giggle at a few things you posted the last few times ( so you do have humor) and the things you Mention make sense, nice! First +1 from me to you.




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