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ZlatanArKung #1 Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:01 AM

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I hereby proclaim sidescraping to be the most over-rated skill in WoT and is not really something you have to learn to become good at WoT.

 

Why is it not needed?

Often when used, the side-scraping tank takes up huge amount of space on the corner, which means his team mates are completely unable to peek and shoot enemy tanks at that spot as long as the side-scraper proceeds with his actions. A regular front first peek with all tanks on the corner is superior. 

 

Side-scraping, especially if someone do the fancy reversed variant removes both the side-scraping tank and sone of his allies ability to just rush the flank and kill enemies fast, since he is taking up the space and will, himself, take a lot of space and time to maneuver his tank to be able to move out forward on the flank.



Havenless #2 Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

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Yeah, sidescraping is so over-stressed for the new players that you constantly see this situational play being forced into practice. You see bots going to the city area with their super heavies just so they can camp a corner all game in a very predictable manner and slowly get artied to death instead of using their armor and hitpoints to provide a sledgehammer and damage spounge for their team.

 

Another thing is scouting. With basically any tank I play barring like Swedish TDs I am capable of spotting for myself. When I play a LT, I think the biggest waste of time is to go to a bush and sit there with binocs and camo net with the hopes that the enemies run into my view range and the camper bots of my team can get close enough to shoot them(and worse yet, hit their shots). I spot quite a bit of stuff on any tank I play despite almost none of it being dedicated scouting. As long as you play the relevant areas with decent view range, you are generally spotting everything that can be spotted and wasting entire tanks just to do that is useless.

 

Both of these plays are useful in organized game modes and specific random situations but usually bad plays that players are forcing because the breakthrough video from Jingles(no offence, still love your voice) on 2012 told them to do so.



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Sixth Sense.

Basically a pathetic cheat.



shishx_the_animal #4 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:11 AM

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Minimap.

tajj7 #5 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

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Disagree, it's a viable skill for any tank that can't be overmatched on it's sides, it gives you the ability to bait shots and preserve HP.  I've won games because I've sidescraped and bounced shots, eaten shots in the tracks whilst the enemy pokes and gives away skill, it's an invaluable kill for working corners and trying to win trades. 

 

Team mates are useless anyway, 9 times out of 10 they won't push if you push. They'll just drive in front of you if you are trying to work a corner, so I don't really care if they can't get shots as 99% of the time they are more of hindrance anyway. 

 

Corner peaking is generally a terrible idea, unless you know you won't get shot or you accept you are going to take damage, because you are exposing your inside drive wheel, easy to pen side armour and in many cases your ammo rack. Several tanks trying to do it in one corner in randoms is just a mess. Far better for a solid player to be sidescraping and absorbing enemy fire, whilst support tanks lend fire behind after enemies have fired, than 3 idiots poking sideways trading away their HP.  In organised modes yeh it's fine because everyone knows that they are doing and that is more about focus fire, but in randoms no. 



brumbarr #6 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:14 AM

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Most overrated skill is aiming, people think you need good aim to be a unicum.
You dont, you can suck at aiming and still be an excellent player. Just go watch me ;)

Schmeksiman #7 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:17 AM

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Have you seen these new HD maps? All those gentle hills are gone and replaced by sharp rocks, the amount of hull down cover was significantly reduced so you better sharpen up on your sidescrapping skills as every rock formation now has nearly vertical sides.

K_A #8 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:19 AM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 16 October 2017 - 07:14 AM, said:

Most overrated skill is aiming, people think you need good aim to be a unicum.
You dont, you can suck at aiming and still be an excellent player. Just go watch me ;)

 

Yeah, just press the 2-key! :B

shishx_the_animal #9 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 16 October 2017 - 07:14 AM, said:

Most overrated skill is aiming, people think you need good aim to be a unicum.
You dont, you can suck at aiming and still be an excellent player. Just go watch me ;)

 

After reading this I was 100% sure you were going to imply my shaky aim somewhere... I was slightly disappointed that you didn't. :hiding:

tajj7 #10 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:30 AM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 16 October 2017 - 07:14 AM, said:

Most overrated skill is aiming, people think you need good aim to be a unicum.
You dont, you can suck at aiming and still be an excellent player. Just go watch me ;)

 

Hence all the fuss over aimbots, people think this will suddenly make people way better.

 

Twitch reflexes as well, many people think super fast reflexes are a massive advantage. 



Kozzy #11 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

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Trick question, surely?  You don't need skills in WoT - just let the rigged MM win/lose the game for you, nothing you can do anyway, right? :trollface:

K_A #12 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

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View PostKozzy, on 16 October 2017 - 07:31 AM, said:

Trick question, surely?  You don't need skills in WoT - just let the rigged MM win/lose the game for you, nothing you can do anyway, right? :trollface:

 

You can buy fort knox ;)

dennez #13 Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:51 AM

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I Usually spend about 30 seconds setting up my VK for sidescraping, "whoops, wee bit if LFP exposed, must reposition" etc etc. And when i'm finally there the battle has moved on or they rush me.. The better tictac is to push someone out  wait for someone else in your team to peek, get tracked and die in a hail of fire and then use his wreck to hide your LFP.

Edited by dennez, 16 October 2017 - 08:52 AM.


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View Postdennez, on 16 October 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

I Usually spend about 30 seconds setting up my VK for sidescraping, "whoops, wee bit if LFP exposed, must reposition" etc etc. And when i'm finally there the battle has moved on or they rush me.. The better tictac is to push someone out  wait for someone else in your team to peek, get tracked and die in a hail of fire and then use his wreck to hide your LFP.

 

If you are feeling risky and can sense the purple blood gushing in your veins, you can even "accidentally" (see what I did there ;) ) block your team mate's retreat just for that half a second needed so he'll die there faster. You'll have to be subtle, though, as too long will expose your master plan. Just act stupid and pretend you're trying to turn around on the spot or something. But I must add a caveat, this is very advanced unicum tactic, and should not be attempted at home by anyone who's not a licensed dentist and/or used cars salesman.

 

 

 

I feel like I need to add that this post is sarcasm. Or is it? >_>



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View Postbrumbarr, on 16 October 2017 - 08:14 AM, said:

Most overrated skill is aiming, people think you need good aim to be a unicum.
You dont, you can suck at aiming and still be an excellent player. Just go watch me ;)

 

You need a good aim to activate autoaim, the real pros are using sniper mode to lock the target and then shot in 3rd person mode.

DracheimFlug #16 Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

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I thought forum posting was the most overrated skill in WoT..... 

brumbarr #17 Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

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View PostDis4ster, on 16 October 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

 

You need a good aim to activate autoaim, the real pros are using sniper mode to lock the target and then shot in 3rd person mode.

You wouldnt want to know how many of my shots are autoaim.  



K_A #18 Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

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View PostDracheimFlug, on 16 October 2017 - 08:11 AM, said:

I thought forum posting was the most overrated skill in WoT..... 

 

Actually, I think many of the more active forumites wouldn't be as good as they are without the forums (I know I wouldn't be). Being able to communicate and having a channel through which to learn stuff from time to time has a definite positive impact in your overall skill.

dennez #19 Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:21 AM

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View PostK_A, on 16 October 2017 - 09:15 AM, said:

 

Actually, I think many of the more active forumites wouldn't be as good as they are without the forums (I know I wouldn't be). Being able to communicate and having a channel through which to learn stuff from time to time has a definite positive impact in your overall skill.

 



spamhamstar #20 Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:27 AM

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View Postshishx_the_animal, on 16 October 2017 - 07:11 AM, said:

Minimap.

 

Couldn't agree more. 

 

Everyones always telling people to look at their mini map more, but when I made mine so large I couldn't see the rest of the screen it had a seriously detrimental effect on my performance.  So it's not even as important as being able to see your screen properly.






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