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Community #1 Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

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This edition of Tank Academy discusses platoons and how to form an effective combat unit with your friends in World of Tanks.

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Darth_Woras #2 Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

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3x E-25 is hell unleashed.

Dongfeng_division #3 Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:54 PM

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 Light Tank (scout) + 1-2 Self-Propelled Guns

 

 

This is so yesterday. 2 years ago such platoon would've been okay, but these days winrate will crash and burn if anyone tries to make a platoon of 3 support vehicles in brawling meta.


Edited by Dongfeng_division, 13 December 2014 - 04:57 PM.


SanyaJuutilainen #4 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

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View PostDongfeng_division, on 13 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

 

 

This is so yesterday. 2 years ago such platoon would've been okay, but these days winrate will crash and burn if anyone tries to make a platoon of 3 support vehicles in brawling meta.

 

Considering it's likely they'll be the only support members of the team (since arty limit and scout number equality), it's not that far-fetched.

Ulfhedinn_ #5 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

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Platooning boooo! And they missed out the main platooning technique, 3 padders in new OP lights farming damage rather than spotting for their team like they're meant to. And lets not forget that most sophisticated of platooning tactics, a tier 10 with a tier 1.

 

edit - wow, 4 negreps so fast for light-heartedly mentioning padding WN8 in new OP light tank platoons, your objectivity & virtue knows no bounds...


Edited by Maxmk6, 13 December 2014 - 06:09 PM.


Monster95alpha19 #6 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 13 December 2014 - 04:15 PM, said:

Platooning boooo! And they missed out the main platooning technique, 3 padders in new OP lights farming damage rather than spotting for their team like they're meant to. And lets not forget that most sophisticated of platooning tactics, a tier 10 with a tier 1.

 

u mad?

Ulfhedinn_ #7 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:38 PM

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View PostTitaniu, on 13 December 2014 - 04:33 PM, said:

 

u mad?

 

??? What for, for not stat padding in light platoons?

Dexter5021 #8 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:46 PM

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View PostDarth_Woras, on 13 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

3x E-25 is hell unleashed.

 

3x leFH18B2 is the best platoon :trollface:

olukej #9 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:47 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 13 December 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

 

??? What for, for not stat padding in light platoons?

 

No need to get all defensive, nobody in their right mind would ever think that you're statpadding. 

Executi0neR #10 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:50 PM

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Note: It wont work for triple reds. I bet no one would like to see 3x %44 WR top tiers in platoon as a team mate.

Ulfhedinn_ #11 Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:55 PM

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Mmm, cuz I don't care about stats, cuz I'm not so feeble that I feel the need to have others approval & admiration. That's why I have so many games in tanks I don't do great in, why I often sell tanks I do well in, why I hardly ever platoon. I play low tier prems, but that's for crew training, not padding. I care about having balanced games and platooning kills that stone dead. Tiers 9 & 10 simply aren't worth bothering with unless you platoon, it's absolute trash for solo's. I'm beginning to wonder what the point of the game is for solo's, other than being a vehicle to be exploited for the benefit of platoons.

 

Edit - and I wasn't being defensive, I made a couple of light hearted comments that got neg-repped by scrubs, who by neg-repping demonstrate themselves as being over-sensitive & defensive about how they got their stats. In all seriousness, I really do think WG should stop mis-matched tiers & lights from platooning together, cuz it's just a blatant abuse of the game mechanics and something that seriously unbalances the game.


Edited by Maxmk6, 13 December 2014 - 06:45 PM.


IGL #12 Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:03 PM

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so, where is that poll you mentioned?

Apathel #13 Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:13 PM

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View PostIGL, on 13 December 2014 - 05:03 PM, said:

so, where is that poll you mentioned?

 

As always, the poll is on the World of Tanks main page, right side-bar. ;)

Dr_LoVe69_makesWoTgreat #14 Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:56 PM

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View PostDarth_Woras, on 13 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

3x E-25 is hell unleashed.

 

It is actually bad, because you get matched against T29s and Tigers. E-25 is best solo.

 

View PostMaxmk6, on 13 December 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

Platooning boooo! And they missed out the main platooning technique, 3 padders in new OP lights farming damage rather than spotting for their team like they're meant to. 

 

Please show us where did light tanks touched you?



Ulfhedinn_ #15 Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:25 PM

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It was just a light hearted comment about something that everyone knows is an abuse of the game mechanics to significantly pad WN8 at the expense of everyone else (including your own teams ability to function without a properly operating scout). If it wasn't an OP advantage people wouldn't be doing it. It's a shame cuz it unbalances games, 3 benefit at the expense of 27.

 

(edit - and it wasn't a light platoon in particular that did for my thinking, it was the platoon mission a few weeks back, unbalanced the game so much it wrecked my stats that weekend and lost me a vast amounts of credits, as a solo I would have been better not logging on at all that weekend. In truth I don't mind platooning, I just object to them incentivising it).


Edited by Maxmk6, 13 December 2014 - 07:38 PM.


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View Postedger2020, on 13 December 2014 - 06:56 PM, said:

 

It is actually bad, because you get matched against T29s and Tigers. E-25 is best solo.

 

 

Please show us where did light tanks touched you?

 

Easy targets Sir. 

 

 



The_Boot #17 Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:30 PM

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nice... about time you offered real advice. now you just have to make new players read it. (oh and bad players)

wsatnutter #18 Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:21 PM

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good info on the right tracks

(no pun intended)



Dr_LoVe69_makesWoTgreat #19 Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:07 PM

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View PostMaxmk6, on 13 December 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

 I just object to them incentivising it).

 

How there they to promote teamplay in team based multiplayer game.

 

View PostJ00F, on 13 December 2014 - 07:29 PM, said:

Easy targets Sir. 

 

Gl on corridor maps.



Ulfhedinn_ #20 Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:14 PM

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View Postedger2020, on 13 December 2014 - 08:07 PM, said:

How there they to promote teamplay in team based multiplayer game.

 

How is incentivising platooning them promoting team play, when a platoon is a team within a team, fails to work with / facilitate / support the rest of their team and just does their own thing? This is a team based game of 15 per side, not of a platoon + the rest as extra's. A bit of platooning like the normal amount that goes on isn't an issue cuz it doesn't overly get in the way of solo's, but when it's all the time (like when there's a platoon mission on), team play goes out the window and solo's suffer badly. It's a balance issue.






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