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DutchBaron_ #1 Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

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Something I have heard a lot lately is terms like Steve the IS-7 driver, the godlike 907 driver or that German tanks are more comely driven by noobs. This got my thinking, is there a way to confirm or deny those claims, and how big are those effects. Now I came up with an idea to make a similar curve like the win rate curves.

 

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This curve sets the percentage (this way each curve has the same surface area beneath the curve, 100% and so curves are easier to compare) of games out against the overall win rate (so not the win rate of that specific tank for that player) of that player. This will roughly result in a normal deviation. The peak of this curve will show for which players actually play the tank, (noobs or unicorns). This way you can see if for example IS-7 drivers are really slightly worse on average. In the example I have slightly exaggerated the differences between the curves.

Tanks that would probably be above average are reward tanks, new tanks, unpopular ones, statpadder tanks and maybe even high tier lights. Tanks that would maybe be below average could be the IS-7, the Tiger 1, the Sherman(s), the t34 (85), maybe the Japanese heavies, tanks that you can get when you make an account (Excelsior etc.), bad tanks (good players are more likely to avoid those tanks or free xp them). And you could finally settle the Soviet/German heavies argument. While Sovjet heavies are better and more noob friendly, beginners are maybe more attracted to German heavies (Tigers).

With these curves you can finally settle those arguments and it would give much insight in which tanks are played more by which player base (noobs/unicorns). And I would say the data is probably available, since it uses nearly the same data as normal win rate curves do. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

 

 



SABAOTH #2 Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:23 PM

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Steve is real, you see him snajpererering in his IS 7 behind a rock on a hill bracing red line.

Balc0ra #3 Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

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Excelsior below average? It's the 2nd best padding tank on tier 5 tbh. Then again Steve in the 50b have been a curse so far today, not the IS-7 Steve.

DutchBaron_ #4 Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:40 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 19 April 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

Excelsior below average? It's the 2nd best padding tank on tier 5 tbh. Then again Steve in the 50b have been a curse so far today, not the IS-7 Steve.

Lol is is it really, newer knew that, maybe that will be a strange curve with a kind of peak for noobs who got is when they created their account, and a peak for good players stat padding in it



TheComfyChair #5 Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:42 PM

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I have a friend called Steve and he mainly drives Arty. True story

Spurtung #6 Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:44 PM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 19 April 2018 - 10:42 PM, said:

I have a friend called Steve and he mainly drives Arty. True story

 

Steve is branching out, you know there's only one thing you can do to stop it.

TheComfyChair #7 Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:46 PM

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View PostSpurtung, on 19 April 2018 - 10:44 PM, said:

 

Steve is branching out, you know there's only one thing you can do to stop it.

 

I shall get the soft cushions ready :izmena:

250swb #8 Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:10 PM

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As I read this anybody playing German tanks deserves a pat on the back for defying the trend,..... and the OP does almost exclusively play German tanks so there you go. It could be worse, an arty thread, MM, or 'how do you make the Defender work?'

Bulldog_Drummond #9 Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:26 PM

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Never tried IS7 but all the rest of those "below average" tanks look good to me.

Spurtung #10 Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:38 PM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 19 April 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

 

I shall get the soft cushions ready :izmena:

 

That'll show him, I bet he won't be expecting that. Because nobody expects the...

MeNoobTank #11 Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

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I was so much about to create a new account and do 250 battles only to coment here with the ingamename SteveTheIS7driver but I think is already taken

TheComfyChair #12 Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:49 AM

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View PostSpurtung, on 19 April 2018 - 11:38 PM, said:

 

That'll show him, I bet he won't be expecting that. Because nobody expects the...

 



DutchBaron_ #13 Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:44 AM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 April 2018 - 11:26 PM, said:

Never tried IS7 but all the rest of those "below average" tanks look good to me.

 

Well that's the point, this doesn't go over the tank, but over the driver. For example the tank might as well be an op type 5, witch may get his stats slightly compensated because more beginning players play it, cuz it's easy to play



gunslingerXXX #14 Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

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I like to play on the testserver. Everybody can be Steve on the testserver :teethhappy:

Spurtung #15 Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:55 AM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 20 April 2018 - 01:49 AM, said:

 

 

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Nebucadneza #16 Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

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View PostTheComfyChair, on 19 April 2018 - 09:42 PM, said:

I have a friend called Steve and he mainly drives Arty. True story

 

if steve drives mainly arty, you must name him Bob the Artydriver




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