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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

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One hears so much on the forum along the lines of rigged MM, gold ammo, noobs, arty, appalling gameplay at tier 10, the evil nature of WG, etc, etc, that one fears for the blood pressure of those so inflicted.  What masochistic urge is it that makes themselves torment themselves so?

 

Like most things in life, the answer is very simple.  Any tank in which you have 55% or better wins in it will make you happy.  Stick to it.  Why torment yourself?

 

 

 



Merton15 #2 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

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I had a 61% w/r in the Sau40. I sold it as soon as the Bathtub was unlocked and played a load of games in the Tub for a 48% w/r. It isn't the w/r so much as the feeling that you are actually relevant to the outcome even if MM is not on your side.

Browarszky #3 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

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I'd like it if I could have my tanks repaired at what would be the credit equivalent of one buck.

Igor_BL #4 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

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View PostMerton15, on 20 May 2018 - 02:20 PM, said:

I had a 61% w/r in the Sau40. I sold it as soon as the Bathtub was unlocked and played a load of games in the Tub for a 48% w/r. It isn't the w/r so much as the feeling that you are actually relevant to the outcome even if MM is not on your side.

 

in old Lorr, tier9, i had 48%...  whatever i do, i simply lose. get yoloed, ammoracked, arty oneshoots,teamkilled, disconected etc etc.

all the luck i had in other tanks, i payed well on Lorr.

i played well in that tank, simply loved it, even majority of players hated it. there was something in that tank i really enjoyed.

 

and then, this winter, i helped clanmate to do some missions, he sent me few boxes, and I got the new Lorr <3



Dorander #5 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

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My first tank ever, I had a 100% winrate in.

 

Then I played a second battle. Worst mistake ever. :(



DutchBaron_ #6 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 20 May 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

One hears so much on the forum along the lines of rigged MM, gold ammo, noobs, arty, appalling gameplay at tier 10, the evil nature of WG, etc, etc, that one fears for the blood pressure of those so inflicted.  What masochistic urge is it that makes themselves torment themselves so?

 

Like most things in life, the answer is very simple.  Any tank in which you have 55% or better wins in it will make you happy.  Stick to it.  Why torment yourself?

 

 

 

Get fooled, the song isn't even from Bob Marley :) learn your classics :)



Balc0ra #7 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:35 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 20 May 2018 - 02:12 PM, said:

Like most things in life, the answer is very simple.  Any tank in which you have 55% or better wins in it will make you happy.  Stick to it.  Why torment yourself?

 

To get something to stick, you first have to grind it. And if you get a bad start with it. That 55% might be a way off. As I have grinds on tanks I like, but have a sub 50% WR on them. Just as I have had grinds I've hated, but somehow got 60% + WR on when I sold them off. Like the new tier 9 French HT. I like it, but it's swimming in bad luck and is at a sub 40% WR atm. Then you had the Firefly. A tank I did not enjoy, but somehow got a 76% WR in after 40 games.

 

Tho when I get a bad loss streak on grinds. I do always fall back to my most played tanks with a high WR on. 13 90, E25, Crom B or even the Excelsior.


Edited by Balc0ra, 20 May 2018 - 02:37 PM.


Bulldog_Drummond #8 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

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View PostDutchBaron_, on 20 May 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:

Get fooled, the song isn't even from Bob Marley :) learn your classics :)

 

Mea culpa.  You are quite right.  My apologies to Mr McFerrin.

 

View PostBalc0ra, on 20 May 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:

 

To get something to stick, you first have to grind it. And if you get a bad start with it. That 55% might be a way off. As I have grinds on tanks I like, but have a sub 50% WR on them. Just as I have had grinds I've hated, but somehow got 60% + WR on when I sold them off. Like the new tier 9 French HT. I like it, but it's swimming in bad luck and is at a sub 40% WR atm. Then you had the Firefly. A tank I did not enjoy, but somehow got a 76% WR in after 40 games.

 

Tho when I get a bad loss streak on grinds. I do always fall back to my most played tanks with a high WR on. 13 90, E25, Crom B or even the Excelsior.

 

All this is true.



Element6 #9 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:46 PM

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My Super Pershing makes me happy since it gives me credit income despite a dreadful winrate.

Derethim #10 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 20 May 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

My Super Pershing makes me happy since it gives me credit income despite a dreadful winrate.

 

I understand Spershings do bad in tier X, but the armor is really pretty - I'm having trouble penning it with innacurate guns.

 

I like rare tanks nobody plays for reasons. Churchill GC for example. It feels SO good once you do 1K+ damage.


Edited by Derethim, 20 May 2018 - 02:57 PM.


CircleOfSorrow #11 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

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Mr Bulldog Drummond Sir,

I thought, at first glance, that this was an old thread necroed back.  After reading it, I feel like I have read it before.  While this might just suggest consistency in your central message, I can't help but think that the creation of this thread has not added to the interest and diversity I seek when reading whilst pooping.

I like your old stuff better than your new stuff,

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Bulldog_Drummond #12 Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 20 May 2018 - 01:46 PM, said:

My Super Pershing makes me happy since it gives me credit income despite a dreadful winrate.

 

Bit of a seesaw for me on that one.  The APCR gives the wins but drains the silver.
 

View PostCircleOfSorrow, on 20 May 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:

Mr Bulldog Drummond Sir,

I thought, at first glance, that this was an old thread necroed back. After reading it, I feel like I have read it before. While this might just suggest consistency in your central message, I can't help but think that the creation of this thread has not added to the interest and diversity I seek when reading whilst pooping.

I like your old stuff better than your new stuff,

Circle

 

We welcome criticism.  I have passed your feedback on to the team who write my posts and instructed them to do better in future.

 

They have suggested a thread on ESG policies, PRIIPS or MiFID II.  Perhaps these might better suit your demanding taste?


 

Crusherheads #13 Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:03 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 20 May 2018 - 02:57 PM, said:

 

Bit of a seesaw for me on that one.  The APCR gives the wins but drains the silver.

 

Honestly, by playing for myself and taking advandge of others, makes my game more enjoyable. What pisses me off more or trigger my nerfs is how WG marketing treath EU cosumers, and i still wondering why... for example if you go to US website, their event calendar shows which tanks are goin be sold or what events in detail goin come in that month, in EU they just give us "tips" and barely none info besides the supertest forum of the premium tanks.

 

Regarless, the only thing us EU cosumers need to do - which is our only option - is wait paciently for the right tank that we propably enjoy the most.



Bulldog_Drummond #14 Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

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View PostCrusherheads, on 20 May 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

 

Honestly, by playing for myself and taking advandge of others, makes my game more enjoyable. What pisses me off more or trigger my nerfs is how WG marketing treath EU cosumers, and i still wondering why... for example if you go to US website, their event calendar shows which tanks are goin be sold or what events in detail goin come in that month, in EU they just give us "tips" and barely none info besides the supertest forum of the premium tanks.

 

Regarless, the only thing us EU cosumers need to do - which is our only option - is wait paciently for the right tank that we propably enjoy the most.

 

By all accounts the US site is dead through lack of interest and Russians and E Europeans have about 1 Euro a month spare cash, if that, so it is not an unreasonable commercial approach for WG to base the P&L on gouging EU consumers.  

 

It is by no means impossible that the KV220 will be made available once more bundled up with 10m gold.






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