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AngelofAwe #581 Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

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*400 games update!* (or actually 424 because I forgot)

 

The T-43 was almost entirely finished with the help of 3 days premium from the USSR mission. The last 15-20k with standard account again were no problem either. Somehow I performed really well in this tank despite the awful gun.

Bought the T-44 and it's still stock. 144 pen with 2,9 aim time is not exactly ... fun in tier 8-10 MM. Also I can't mount 3 pieces of equipment since I'm using torsion bars to be able to mount the turret and gun before getting tracks.

Almost have the turret unlocked now but then there's another 16k left to the second gun which is not exactly amazing either... then the third gun.

After that I'll go for tracks so I can switch out the torsion bars and following that comes the engine upgrades.

 

Basically this will take a loooong time.

 

My WR has been severely punished by the T-44 and WN8 is also dropping from 3200 overall where I finished the T-43, but really how much do you expect to carry at this tier with 144 pen? It's impossible to affect the match much.

 

Here are the values of my recent tanks played.

 

And service record

 

 

And all tanks played

 

Spoiler

 

Here you can see that although I have only 48% WR on the stock T-44 (I lost all my 8 first games in a row so still recovering) I manage to get over 1300 average damage. Sure, that pretty much matches my tier 6 T-34-85 at the moment but it's with 144 pen in tier 8-10 so I'm still somewhat impressed with myself.

We'll see what happens to these numbers once I finally get some modules unlocked...

Until then I will continue to suffer.



Solstad1069 #582 Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

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Almost 2000 WN8 in stock T44 is extremly hard to do and just shows me you hardly ever fail or die early in any games.

Not to forget all the dings you must get with that gun. Too many dings in a game gets me really frustrated and when im frustrated (borderline angry) the risk of doing the yolo move and die increase.

Good Luck with your experiment AoA.


Edited by Solstad1069, 08 January 2015 - 04:03 PM.


Zhul87 #583 Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:41 PM

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I assume the second phase of your experiment includes another account where you play the same line but this time with all the stuff that is accused to make better player like skipping tanks, platooning, sue of prem shells, prem account etc.? But even then it would only show the differences (if there are any) for an EXPERIENCED player. Much more interessting would be the results for two identical player totally new to the game, one f2p the other not.

AngelofAwe #584 Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:58 PM

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View PostZhul87, on 08 January 2015 - 05:41 PM, said:

I assume the second phase of your experiment includes another account where you play the same line but this time with all the stuff that is accused to make better player like skipping tanks, platooning, sue of prem shells, prem account etc.? But even then it would only show the differences (if there are any) for an EXPERIENCED player. Much more interessting would be the results for two identical player totally new to the game, one f2p the other not.

 

Why? That has nothing to do with the experiment.

 

But sure, if you pay for it all I will consider it.


Edited by AngelofAwe, 08 January 2015 - 04:59 PM.


BicycleOfDeath #585 Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

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Brilliant thread and what a cool experiment. Can't wait to check out some of your replays later.

 

I just have one question for you AoA: While you were, shall we say, "debating" with some of the "interesting" people that were trying to refute you in this thread, were you laughing, crying or both?



AngelofAwe #586 Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:24 PM

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View PostBicycleOfDeath, on 08 January 2015 - 06:20 PM, said:

Brilliant thread and what a cool experiment. Can't wait to check out some of your replays later.

 

I just have one question for you AoA: While you were, shall we say, "debating" with some of the "interesting" people that were trying to refute you in this thread, were you laughing, crying or both?

 

Thank you. :)

I'd say a combination of both.

SirHamedo #587 Posted 08 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

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Man you are good !, you make me feel bad about my self xD .. I am grinding Indien-Panzer fully upgraded, modules and 4 skills crew .. all of that and my average damage 1,5k lol, you are doing 1,3k dmg with tank i would say t7 in t8 body ! :P

That is really impressive ! ,respect for that !



AngelofAwe #588 Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:10 PM

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Time to stream some again @ http://www.twitch.tv/angelofawe

 

Somebody save me from the T-44 terror, please! :'(



AngelofAwe #589 Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

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Got mocked for being a reroll by a [322] member with 11k battles in his ELC AMX on stream. :arta:

 

On another note, finished the "stock" part of my T-44 grind by unlocking the second gun. Now for the top gun, tracks, engines and radio...

 

Stock T-44 final stats. (I'm including turret unlocked in this since... really that makes no difference)

 



VendettADutch #590 Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:51 PM

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Let's say we get people to sponsor a full pay to win...would you do it again?

 

Btw awesome job.



AngelofAwe #591 Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:55 PM

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View PostVendettADutch, on 09 January 2015 - 08:51 PM, said:

Let's say we get people to sponsor a full pay to win...would you do it again?

 

Btw awesome job.

 

I'd probably do it. I can imagine all the rage, crying and abuse I'd receive on that account though.

TwoPointsOfInterest #592 Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

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Its amazing to see how well you are doing with this experiment, just got the t44 myself and after 96 games in it I have a 60% wr in it and 2.6k average wn8, which is very high when you look at my stats. Although I did use a bit a bit of free xp so I could mount the d10t that I had pre unlocked, dont know how you coped with 144 pen

AngelofAwe #593 Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:07 PM

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View PostToxic_Toast, on 09 January 2015 - 11:51 PM, said:

dont know how you coped with 144 pen

 

By taking lots of breaks before I got truly frustrated. :P



_Dunc_ #594 Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

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So I decided to follow you with the F2P experiment - current results in my signature.

 

Interesting thing to consider is that I'm doing the Brit medium line, currently at the Covenanter. On the main account I started with the Brit medium line, and was truly terrible as a result of not understanding mechanics. 18k games on the main account and I'm confident I kinda get the mechanics aspect, and the Brit line is much more enjoyable.

For example, the Covenanter I hated first time round. Playing this time as a mixed passive scout / sniper / flanker with the 2pdr - and it's flipping great. But only because I now know how to abuse the mechanics to my advantage.

I know 69 games in isn't a true comparison, but interesting to see how closely the stats mirror each other. I am expecting the alt account to end up with higher overall WN8 purely because I won't spoil the account with arty, like I have on the main one.



_SgtBomber_ #595 Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:03 PM

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I will be sponsoring the P2W account for Angel.. Let's see the difference between gold spamming AoA and F2P AoA (??)

All I am waiting is a YES from his side if he has time for that ofc.. Was sad to hear that many have skipped reading this topic bcs of that massive BS in somewhat 99 pages in it :angry:

 



VendettADutch #596 Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

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Really!!! That's awesome.. I will slip something in also if he starts ( a little bit of gold). 

AngelofAwe #597 Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

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Thank you very much for the offers.

I will let you know once I finish this one, quite a bit left after all. :P

 

I will probably never buy the obj 140 though, my goal is only to get to tier 10 which means I only need to unlock it. Therefore I can skip the last 6 million credit grind on a standard account with no prem tanks.


Edited by AngelofAwe, 10 January 2015 - 04:39 PM.


Blubba #598 Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

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I am trying to do the same as a fairly average player on the Japanese line and failing dismally. I certainly wouldn't do it again 'with' gold but I am sort of enjoying the challenge. (Up to tier 4-I can't spend anything like as much time and I'm no where near as good).

One question, I took the opportunity to buy some modules on the cheap before the prices go up. I will also lay in some medi-kits, repair kits and fire extinguishers.  Is that breaking the terms of the challenge or as it's all with earned creds, is it ok?


 

If AoA decides to go for it with a premium account and gold, I'd throw him a few euros.



AngelofAwe #599 Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

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View PostBlubba, on 10 January 2015 - 11:11 PM, said:

I am trying to do the same as a fairly average player on the Japanese line and failing dismally. I certainly wouldn't do it again 'with' gold but I am sort of enjoying the challenge. (Up to tier 4-I can't spend anything like as much time and I'm no where near as good).

One question, I took the opportunity to buy some modules on the cheap before the prices go up. I will also lay in some medi-kits, repair kits and fire extinguishers.  Is that breaking the terms of the challenge or as it's all with earned creds, is it ok?


 

If AoA decides to go for it with a premium account and gold, I'd throw him a few euros.

 

According to my own "rules" taking advantage of any events within the game is fine.

LisbonYoloer #600 Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:35 PM

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I liked T-44 during my younger days :P

 

Have to say looking at my stats nowadays I didn't do that well with it but liked it enough to play it trough 641 battles :)

 

I hope you will like it too when you get better gun :)






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