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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

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I think that the psychological aspects of WoT are often overlooked in all the excitement about minor technical details.  To my mind, the psychological aspects are all important.

 

To give a practical example, here we see a KV2 paralysed with fear as it bounces 2 shots off a lower tier tank, which in turn pumps 8 hits into the KV2, and the KV2 is then reduced, pathetically, its morale utterly destroyed by a tank it could easily have one-shotted, to trying to circle around a building to get away.

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4388035#overlord-bulldog_drummond-kv-220-2

 

 


Edited by Bulldog_Drummond, 03 June 2018 - 02:25 PM.


Dorander #2 Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:28 PM

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Fear causes camping. Camping leads to losing. Losing leads to bad winrates!

 

Fear is the path to the dark side lack of enjoyment.

 

Master Yoda said this, I swear.



Rati_Festa #3 Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

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Funny, I had a similar issue fighting an easy 8 in my t44 100. The guy had hulled down perfectly and was spamming me with HE and causing havoc with my crew while I embarrassingly bounced his turret 3 times with AP.

I just scuttled off in the end...

Dava_117 #4 Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:35 PM

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Fear factor is allways here, even if it's a pixel game! 

Some of the OPness of some tanks may partially depend on fear factor too, IMO.

In example, I saw several times a group of tanks not swarming a lone OP one because they were scared of attacking him or, at least, scared that no one would have helped them because of fear.

I've been in this situation myself and it's quite frustrating to be ready to push, don't know, a type5 or a 268v4, but being worry that no one will help you, basically letting you die in a useless way. And, while you're thinking about it, the enemy move to a secure position, or kill some other team member. Really hate this psycological part of the game...



Element6 #5 Posted 03 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

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I took my KV-2 ® to Lakeville not long ago and forgot to set HE as the starting ammo, so I had AP without relaizing it. Bounced a number of shells and was rather perplexed, then I got charged by an ELC head on in one of the streets in the city and bounced on his turret and panicked...until he rammed me and died. Then I noticed the ammo and loaded HE... :trollface:

etody77 #6 Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

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View PostDorander, on 03 June 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

Fear causes camping. Camping leads to losing. Losing leads to bad winrates!

 

 

Bad winrates causes players to press 2


Edited by etody77, 04 June 2018 - 01:51 AM.


Bulldog_Drummond #7 Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 03 June 2018 - 02:23 PM, said:

I took my KV-2 ® to Lakeville not long ago and forgot to set HE as the starting ammo, so I had AP without relaizing it. Bounced a number of shells and was rather perplexed, then I got charged by an ELC head on in one of the streets in the city and bounced on his turret and panicked...until he rammed me and died. Then I noticed the ammo and loaded HE... :trollface:

 

This happens to me too.

undutchable80 #8 Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:11 PM

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 03 June 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

I took my KV-2 ® to Lakeville not long ago and forgot to set HE as the starting ammo, so I had AP without relaizing it. Bounced a number of shells and was rather perplexed, then I got charged by an ELC head on in one of the streets in the city and bounced on his turret and panicked...until he rammed me and died. Then I noticed the ammo and loaded HE... :trollface:

View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 03 June 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:

 

This happens to me too.

 

Ditto. That's why I changed the order of ammo to HE at 1 



Bordhaw #9 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:03 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 03 June 2018 - 01:24 PM, said:

I think that the psychological aspects of WoT are often overlooked in all the excitement about minor technical details.  To my mind, the psychological aspects are all important.

 

To give a practical example, here we see a KV2 paralysed with fear as it bounces 2 shots off a lower tier tank, which in turn pumps 8 hits into the KV2, and the KV2 is then reduced, pathetically, its morale utterly destroyed by a tank it could easily have one-shotted, to trying to circle around a building to get away.

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4388035#overlord-bulldog_drummond-kv-220-2

 

 

 

 

I think that's called skill or lack of it. 



Bulldog_Drummond #10 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:26 PM

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View PostBordhaw, on 03 June 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

 

 

I think that's called skill or lack of it. 

 

I'd say more a combination of bluff and naked aggression rather than actual skill.




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