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Nishi_Kinuyo #1 Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

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Why is it, that account exist in this game, with thousands of battles to their name, yet managing not even a ten percent hitrate?

 

I had the dubious pleasure of running into this fellow tonight while playing my Churchill I.

He was, of course, playing a T67, drove to a spot on the redline, and wanked there the entire match, missing 10 out of the 12 shells he fired.

Since I had died halfway through I was watching him, and from the looks of it; he was using standard autoaim, since none of his shots had any lead to them.

The disappointing part, however, was the fact that he tried shooting at an enemy some 400-500m away and down a slope, so a few of his shells hit the ground somewhere in between.

Disappointing, because this would suggest either a really poor choice from the player, or an even poorer choice of bot program he was possibly running (I'll leave that open to discussion).

It was also disappointing, because if he had actually tried to support us closer towards the frontline (some 400-500m away from him), we actually might've won which the first few minutes of the battle would suggest.

 

So without much further adoo, his censored profile:

Spoiler

 

Thank you for reading my rant.



Suurpolskija #2 Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

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Because of the dakka dakka dakka dakka. 

Enforcer1975 #3 Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:04 PM

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You could ask the same question why only very few players reach genuine unicum status. Because they are just that good. 

 

....and to answer your question: the others are just that bad. 



250swb #4 Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:05 PM

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I suppose he could be a bot, but equally we do know there are very young people playing, or people with proper disabilities playing the game and not just 'disabled' in the eyes of somebody who decides to call another player names. Any of those could maybe match the type of play you describe. I think with your swanky 51% WR you should be glad of what you've got and leave other peoples lives to themselves.

Balc0ra #5 Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:07 PM

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View PostSuurpolskija, on 16 July 2018 - 08:11 PM, said:

Because of the dakka dakka dakka dakka. 

 

More or less that. When I was in my Pz 1c craze a few years ago. My hit rate dropped like a rock. And when most played them as snipers at 400m+. Well... 

Jigabachi #6 Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:24 PM

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Do you really need someone to explain?

Browarszky #7 Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:39 PM

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For the record, while I do own the T67 I'm not the person in question...:hiding:

 

... but I do miss a lot my shots, however I put the blame squarely on the PoS guns/game mechanism in WoT, not my own skills or lack thereof. I used to be a pretty good sniper in ET. (And.. a disastrously bad fragger, it has to be said...)


Edited by Browarszky, 16 July 2018 - 09:41 PM.


Dorander #8 Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:49 PM

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Not too long ago someone made a thread asking about player age. I recall some people mentioning that they let their 5-year olds play.

 

Not that I think this game is filled with 5-year olds, but one should never assume one's own standards of performance are upheld by anyone else, let alone everyone else.



Nishi_Kinuyo #9 Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:59 PM

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View PostDorander, on 16 July 2018 - 10:49 PM, said:

Not too long ago someone made a thread asking about player age. I recall some people mentioning that they let their 5-year olds play.

 

Not that I think this game is filled with 5-year olds, but one should never assume one's own standards of performance are upheld by anyone else, let alone everyone else.

 

I don't hold everybody to my own standard, but I do think that anyone should be capable of hitting at least once every four shots (if not more) rather than once every fourteen shots.

Exceptions can be made for people who play almost only artillery (which this fellow didn't), and players with low battlecounts (again, not this fellow).

And if someone can't hit the broadside of a barn from within said barn after that many battles, one does have to question what, exactly, he/she/it is doing.

Having observed said fellow for a while, I can assure you that his/its motor control skills are fine, although that could've been autoaim doing most of it.



Pansenmann #10 Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:03 PM

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delicious

 

if that are sprouts.


Edited by Pansenmann, 16 July 2018 - 11:03 PM.


_AchmetSchachbrett_ #11 Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:20 PM

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well why not? today i saw a player with 23k battles, avg tier of 4 and 38 avg dmg... and no, it was not a bot

Radu_Korne #12 Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:05 AM

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do not show contempt towards them, they are happy players unlike the rest of us whining over here...

Andrasan89 #13 Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:12 AM

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well...if this player play only Fartilery wich on mostly shots cant hit directly and is a trog player too...then yes, i think its possible to achieve such a record..

Mike_Mckay #14 Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:33 AM

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Because the person misses over 90% of their shots?

HugSeal #15 Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:06 AM

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Because not everyone spends most of their time clubbing people at tier 5 and below.

 

It's fine to stay at easy mode and stick to the lower tiers. But then drop the elitism.

 

You put yourself in a position to meet worse players by your choice of mostly playing tier 5 and below. Why is it so hard to realize that by choosing to face easier opponents you wil also have worse players on your team?

 

 



Homer_J #16 Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:08 AM

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At least a 10% hitrate means he is shooting.

undutchable80 #17 Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:51 AM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 16 July 2018 - 08:09 PM, said:

[...]

Hard as it might be for your typical tomato bob, the stars can align once in a while, causing much celebration for him in the form of that most holy of tomato awards; the ace medal.

[...]

 

I can concur that part! Yesterday Ace tanker in my MT-25 bottom tier. At the end we are down 7-12, but we end up winning 13-15 with me and arty on 5 kills each. I had adrenaline shakes afterwards. #happytomato

Element6_TheSprout #18 Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:00 AM

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Maybe someone who plays with an average 600 ms ping?

BSHDBCG #19 Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:04 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 16 July 2018 - 09:07 PM, said:

 

More or less that. When I was in my Pz 1c craze a few years ago. My hit rate dropped like a rock. And when most played them as snipers at 400m+. Well... 

 

Funny, my hit rate always go up whenever I play my Luchs... and I suppect that the number of people getting a jump scare goes up too.

Captain_Kremen0 #20 Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:10 AM

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Do not despise the snake for having no horns; for who is to say it will not become a Dragon?





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