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How much pilsner does the Skoda T24's gunner drink before battle?


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thestaggy #1 Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:19 AM

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Don't get me wrong, I'm loving this tank and things are going well. 61% win rate after 65 battles, 79% and climbing for the second MOE. It is a fantastic little tank with great mobility and a gun that doesn't need an awful lot of premium spam. It looks good too.

 

But I have noticed one thing; the gunner either needs glasses or needs to attend an AA meeting. It is spray and hope with him. I caught a tier IV ST vz. 39 ST dead in my sights. One of those players that doesn't move when he gets hit or shells land near him. I fired 7 shots in a row at this chap and 3 hit. Fully-aimed centre of mass.

 

I then caught the booty of a Hellcat, fired 5 shots, hit 3, 2 bounced. All fully-aimed at the centre of mass.

 

Slab side of an O-I Exp. 50% hit rate.

 

No, I'm not redline sniping, but I do play from intermediary range as the one thing the tank doesn't have is DPM. I don't want to get caught in a reload race.

 

Wonderful tank, but are Skoda T24 gunners known for their drinking habits? So many full-aimed shots that just go 'poof'. 



Suurpolskija #2 Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

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Isn't Czech known more for lagers?

thestaggy #3 Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:02 AM

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View PostSuurpolskija, on 14 August 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Isn't Czech known more for lagers?

 

I thought they were the home of pilsners? Either way, I suspect the Skoda's gunner has a penchant for some sort of alcoholic beverage.

siramra #4 Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

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Czech are known for Pilsner.

Suurpolskija #5 Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:13 AM

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View Postsiramra, on 14 August 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

Czech are known for Pilsner.

 

Here in Finland especially the dark lager is very popular. Oh well, live and learn. :):hiding:

Bigtime_Alarm #6 Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

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 'All fully-aimed at the centre of mass'

 

There is your problem, you are supposed to snapshot at a weakspot, works for the other guy all the time, not for me though.



Kupsztas #7 Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:47 AM

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View PostBigtime_Alarm, on 14 August 2017 - 08:17 AM, said:

 'All fully-aimed at the centre of mass'

 

There is your problem, you are supposed to snapshot at a weakspot, works for the other guy all the time, not for me though.

 

aiming at the centre of mass should result in most hits (not pens). maybe shooting just below the turret would result in even more hits (when it comes to unusually shaped tanks, like TOG).

in many cases it is easier to just shoot the side and ignore weaker/stronger areas, as you will pen enemy almost everywhere.

 

anyway, RNG is RNG. there will be battles like these and battles where you will land more hits than usually. you'll notice the first type more than the second, as we generally tend to remember the negative stuff that happens to us.



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View PostKupsztas, on 14 August 2017 - 08:47 AM, said:

anyway, RNG is RNG. there will be battles like these and battles where you will land more hits than usually. you'll notice the first type more than the second, as we generally tend to remember the negative stuff that happens to us.

 

100% agree, just for some reason it really seems to stand out with this tank.



Slyspy #9 Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:59 AM

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View PostSuurpolskija, on 14 August 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Isn't Czech known more for lagers?

 

But a pilsner is a lager.

Hammerhead20 #10 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

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Well, I didn't had that much fun when I was playing this tank.

 

Once I unlocked Škoda T25, I sold mine immediatly.

 

It's a crap tank, at least for me...



Suurpolskija #11 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:03 AM

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View PostSlyspy, on 14 August 2017 - 10:59 AM, said:

 

But a pilsner is a lager.

 

Is it? :o This is just getting more weird by the hour! You guys are better than google! Pilsen -> Pilsner. I should drink more!



Merton15 #12 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

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Pilsen is known for brewing, not just lazy map design. And yes, lager not real beer.

Slyspy #13 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:22 AM

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View PostMerton15, on 14 August 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

Pilsen is known for brewing, not just lazy map design. And yes, lager not real beer.

 

You realise that the only real difference is the temperature during the fermentation, right?

Lycopersicon #14 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:24 AM

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The gunner shoots just fine, but all this pilsner makes him take a bush-wetting break after each shot - hence the legendary ROF.

Edited by Lycopersicon, 14 August 2017 - 12:08 PM.


Aikl #15 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Low-tier guns tend to feel like pea-loaded blowguns when you're used to higher-tier tanks with proper crews. I'm playing the T5 Swede, and it is painful.

 

View PostSlyspy, on 14 August 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

 

You realise that the only real difference is the temperature during the fermentation, right?

 

There's often a major difference in bottle design - which is really important for a large part of the market segment the so-called "real beer" is made for. Real men has two favourite types of beer: 'Free' and 'Cold'. Won't say no to a proper pilsner or a bock beer, though.



Kozzy #16 Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:51 AM

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I thought the low tier Skodas were a blast, never had a problem with them unless trying to snipe.  I found they are more 'run-and-gun' types of tank.

 

For what it's worth, If wikipedia is to be believed:

 

"Pilsner (also pilsener or simply pils) is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from Plzeň (Pilsen in Czech Republic), a city in Bohemia, then in the Austrian Empire, now in the Czech Republic, where it was first produced in 1842.[1] The world’s first blond lager, the original Pilsner Urquell,[2] is still produced there today."



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View PostAikl, on 14 August 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

Low-tier guns tend to feel like pea-loaded blowguns when you're used to higher-tier tanks with proper crews. I'm playing the T5 Swede, and it is painful.

 

 

There's often a major difference in bottle design - which is really important for a large part of the market segment the so-called "real beer" is made for. Real men has two favourite types of beer: 'Free' and 'Cold'. Won't say no to a proper pilsner or a bock beer, though.

 

I started the grind with a 75% potato crew, so held off on judging the tank until they were at least 100% with some training on their first skills.

 

For what it is worth, the gunner and driver are around 40-ish% on Snap Shot and Smooth Ride. 

 

But I think in this case the gunner's skill is actually 'Schnapps Shot'' and not 'Snap Shot'.



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View Postthestaggy, on 14 August 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

 

(...)

But I think in this case the gunner's skill is actually 'Schnapps Shot'' and not 'Snap Shot'.

 

This made my day. :D

 

(But yeah, for some reason low tier guns feel more derpy, almost regardless of stats or crew. Probably soft stats and aim time causing it, or even shell speed... which shouldn't be a problem with the Škoda at 900m/s.)


Edited by Aikl, 14 August 2017 - 12:26 PM.


ApocalypseSquad #19 Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

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View PostSlyspy, on 14 August 2017 - 10:22 AM, said:

 

You realise that the only real difference is the temperature during the fermentation, right?

 

Not an expert, but I thought there was a bit more to it than that?  Largely around the range or permitted ingredients, top fermentation vs. bottom fermentation etc.

 

In any event, back on topic, it is the home of (proper) Budweiser, so can you blame him? - Delicious....



_Mad_Thom_ #20 Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

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View PostApocalypseSquad, on 14 August 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

In any event, back on topic, it is the home of (proper) Budweiser, so can you blame him? - Delicious....

Budweiser Budvar is made in Ceske Budejovice, which is Budweis in German. Hence the name.






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