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IncandescentGerbil #1 Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

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Don't run XVM? Dislike the fact that certain players have spammed their way (or maybe employed skill, in a few cases) to getting extra-greasy sausage rammers or whatever tf WG has bribed them with to get them to play Ranked? If you see that special symbol next to their name at loadin, then focus them mercilessly!

Suurpolskija #2 Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:42 PM

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I'm on it, commander! O7

CmdPrompt #3 Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

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like anyone is dumb enough to display it

IncandescentGerbil #4 Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:44 PM

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View PostSuurpolskija, on 07 July 2017 - 11:42 PM, said:

I'm on it, commander! O7

 

​Good man. Let's make these ba$[edited]pay!

 



IncandescentGerbil #5 Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:44 PM

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View PostCmdPrompt, on 07 July 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

like anyone is dumb enough to display it

 

​I've seen it five or six times in ten tier x games

 



Spurtung #6 Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:58 AM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 08 July 2017 - 12:44 AM, said:

 

​I've seen it five or six times in ten tier x games

 

 

I've seen a team with 3, not platooned.

15JG52Brauer #7 Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:12 AM

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As I am one of the main arty players in my clan , I will proudly display my Ranked Battle Beta Badge so the enemey arty foolishly focus counter arty on me and give my team some peace - it's the least I can do now I have an extra second off of the reload on my CGC ;-)

Strappster #8 Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:50 AM

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I'll stick with my tried and tested technique of shooting at whatever's spotted that I can hit, thanks.

BonjiOrongji #9 Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:07 AM

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View PostStrappster, on 08 July 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

I'll stick with my tried and tested technique of shooting at whatever's spotted that I can hit, thanks.

 

come on ... eat the bait... stop trying to be usefull and try to do everything to kill that guy with the badge

ExclamationMark #10 Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:17 AM

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No, when I see purple, I just gotta go attack that ship. I don't think I need to explain any further?...

Strappster #11 Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:25 AM

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View PostBonjiOrongji, on 08 July 2017 - 01:07 AM, said:

come on ... eat the bait... stop trying to be usefull and try to do everything to kill that guy with the badge

 

I just wanna do my missions, man, stop with the peer pressure! :ohmy:



15JG52Brauer #12 Posted 08 July 2017 - 03:01 AM

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FYI I dont do unicum focus - but I do  make a point of Blacklist focus - ideally so I can take them off the blacklist after the game and send them an "arty loves you" message and then put them back on again - maybe giving them some time to send me some salt as well ;-) Other than that I focus targets based on what is the biggest threat or easiest to hit target out of those spotted by my team - although exceptions will be made if I see a Chrysler GF 0 - just so I can send them a "P2W->Get Foch'd"  message after the game :-)  - I have it on good authority that when one of our guys told Sir Foch about this at tankfest it raised a smile - not often a scumbag can do that with the king of salt - but hey - we try our best :-)

malachi6 #13 Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

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View PostCmdPrompt, on 07 July 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

like anyone is dumb enough to display it

 

 

Given, that like you, most people can't help but polish their e-peen. I expect many will display these marks.


Edited by malachi6, 08 July 2017 - 08:03 AM.


15JG52Brauer #14 Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

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Of course you all forget that the badge is not really a sign of achievement in terms of ranking, but a badge of honour to say they survived 400+ games(some, many more) with 3 tier X arty almost evey game , so they are probably used to arty focussing them and it wont make much difference anyway. In fact it was quite funny when BC arty decided to focus on my scout maus in ranked-  sometimes the tickling and tracking got annoying, and a few times it meant I couldnt get to the front and as my team were free to kick arse I didnt get a chevron, but usually it meant that we won as the soft skinned tanks on my team were not hit cos the idiots thought the best use of arty was to shoot the maus (with super heavy spall liner - a must in ranked with the ary and type 5 HE spame lol).

   For me if I was in arty the enemey maus would be target of last resort - but I realise not everyone uses logic or common sense to determine their targewtting priotities - so maybe I will just display the badge if I decide to play the maus in randoms for a laugh and see if I can bait the enemey arty into tickling me with it :-) I can then add anyone who does so to my blacklist for future attention of my own (if it doesn't hurt my teams chances that is).



Gvozdika #15 Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

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I have my silver badge displayed - the first game I had it shown I had two people try to yolo me from halfway across the map. They got shot up for their trouble. If you make the mistake of confusing ranked battle results with skill* and feel the need to try and take me down in a heroic charge - then be my guest.... bring it on.

:)

Have yet to notice arty focusing on me - but then again randoms aren't half as bad as ranked battles with the almost obligatory 3x sky-pig convention every match.

 

* It isn't - far better players than me didn't even get into the top three leagues. It's just a metric for showing how much you were willing to slog away at an expensive and frustrating game mode.



Enforcer1975 #16 Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:02 PM

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View PostCmdPrompt, on 07 July 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

like anyone is dumb enough to display it

 

Everything that makes your e-peen bigger mate. :trollface:

Navek #17 Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

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Typical idiotic thread - luckily for me I hardly play the game any more, just occaisonally for fun - but as usual it seems that when someone gets something that someone else either cant or didnt bother to get, then some sad git starts opening a thread and trying to "punish" those who did well - this seems to be the only gaming community I know that activeley punishes those who are good at the game - thank god I am just a bob , if I was a unicum I would be punished for it - which seems like a very toxic way for the community to behave - and partly why I only play on odd occaisons.

IncandescentGerbil #18 Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:59 PM

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View PostNavek, on 08 July 2017 - 02:05 PM, said:

Typical idiotic thread - luckily for me I hardly play the game any more, just occaisonally for fun - but as usual it seems that when someone gets something that someone else either cant or didnt bother to get, then some sad git starts opening a thread and trying to "punish" those who did well - this seems to be the only gaming community I know that activeley punishes those who are good at the game - thank god I am just a bob , if I was a unicum I would be punished for it - which seems like a very toxic way for the community to behave - and partly why I only play on odd occaisons.

Tongue in cheek dude. Jeez. But as an aside it's only the best / most gold spammy players who will get the new equipment. Which is more or less the opposite of your point.



captainpigg #19 Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:22 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 08 July 2017 - 12:50 AM, said:

I'll stick with my tried and tested technique of shooting at whatever's spotted that I can hit, thanks.

 

Quite right, the only xvm focusing I'll do, as I always have, is on the unicum's meat shields.

WindSplitter1 #20 Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 08 July 2017 - 12:50 AM, said:

I'll stick with my tried and tested technique of shooting at whatever's spotted that I can hit, thanks.

 

This is how a teamplayer does it.




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