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Jager798 #1 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:33 PM

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Please stop being so bloody aggressive at the beginning of the battle at high tiers (tier 7+). All to often since the update, before the first two minutes are even over, one team or the other is 5 tanks down, and then the game is over. I know it's tempting to just rush in and kill yourselves, but please don't.

 

This will hopefully be the first and last time I become one of those people that complain on the forums.

 

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Edit: Post-rant now, and with a help from a few of the commenters, this is the advice I would give to those to whom it would apply;

 

Ok, lets be informative; Light Tanks get stronger the longer the battle goes on. The more HP you are on towards the middle/latter stages of the battle, the more influence you can have in getting a win for your team. Why is this you ask? Because in the current game, imo, Light Tanks are underpowered comparatively to other same tier vehicles. The only benefits they have are their camo, and their mobility. Hence you don't want to be fighting other types of tanks that are the same tier as you one on one at the start and sometimes middle of the game. You want to bide your time, and strike when you have isolated an enemy tank that has already been weakened, so it is easier for you to kill it.

Equally, sitting back at the beginning of the game doesn't help either. You need to strike a balance between not risking your HP at the beginning of the game, while still being useful to your team.


Edited by Jager798, 07 February 2019 - 06:12 PM.


MeNoobTank #2 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

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Yeah, because clearly those guys you encountered are here on forum.

I even dubt they have the aknowlage of it's existence if they cannot even see the basic in-game map.


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M5A1 #3 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

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Okay, now that I read your post I instantly got twice as good and my WN8 raised by 1500 as I now fully understand what the problem in my gameplay was.

Edited by M5A1, 07 February 2019 - 05:36 PM.


XxKuzkina_MatxX #4 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:40 PM

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View PostM5A1, on 07 February 2019 - 06:36 PM, said:

Okay, now that I read your post I instantly got twice as good and my WN8 raised by 1500 as I now fully understand what the problem in my gameplay was.

 

Well if you need help with your scouting take a look here...

 

https://www.youtube....tFQ65P_A/videos

 

Ilya is probably the best LT driver on EU!



Jager798 #5 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:42 PM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 07 February 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

Well if you need help with your scouting take a look here...

 

https://www.youtube....tFQ65P_A/videos

 

Ilya is probably the best LT driver on EU!

 

It was sarcasm

WhoCares01 #6 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:42 PM

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Negative!

I try to do mission LT.15 for T55A, 7k combined. Thus I try to rush to the best spots, hopefully getting the enemy LTs killed, and then ruling the battlefield.

Alternatively, I am on a map like Himmelsdorf, Ensk, Paris, ... where I know I have no chance to complete the mission, thus end the battle asap and play a grind tank until my T49 is back in garage.



M5A1 #7 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:43 PM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 07 February 2019 - 05:40 PM, said:

 

Well if you need help with your scouting take a look here...

 

https://www.youtube....tFQ65P_A/videos

 

Ilya is probably the best LT driver on EU!

 

Thank you a lot, will check it out!

Originally I just wanted to response to the initial post sarcastically lol.



Jager798 #8 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

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I should point out this is for where there are 5 light tanks on each team, where it is more difficult to rush "the best positions" as you are competing with 4 other light tanks, plus the enemy light tanks.

 

 



XxKuzkina_MatxX #9 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:46 PM

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View PostJager798, on 07 February 2019 - 06:42 PM, said:

 

It was sarcasm

 

 

View PostM5A1, on 07 February 2019 - 06:43 PM, said:

 

Thank you a lot, will check it out!

Originally I just wanted to response to the initial post sarcastically lol.

 

No problem, just trying to stay positive! :)

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View PostMeNoobTank, on 07 February 2019 - 04:36 PM, said:

Yeah, because clearly those guys you encountered are here on forum.

I even dubt they have the aknowlage of it's existence if they cannot even see the basic in-game map.

 

Well, it's worth a shot

M5A1 #11 Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:47 PM

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The problem is that your initial post a) targets the people that do not read the forums and b) is not really informative. Someone who reads this while actually doing these mistakes won't feel any wiser after reading it.

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Ok, lets be informative; Light Tanks get stronger the longer the battle goes on. The more HP you are on towards the middle/latter stages of the battle, the more influence you can have in getting a win for your team. Why is this you ask? Because in the current game, imo, Light Tanks are underpowered comparatively to other same tier vehicles. The only benefits they have are their camo, and their mobility. Hence you don't want to be fighting other types of tanks that are the same tier as you one on one at the start and sometimes middle of the game. You want to bide your time, and strike when you have isolated an enemy tank that has already been weakened, so it is easier for you to kill it.
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Equally, sitting back at the beginning of the game doesn't help either. You need to strike a balance between not risking your HP at the beginning of the game, while still being useful to your team.

M5A1 #13 Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:00 PM

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View PostJager798, on 07 February 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:

Ok, lets be informative; Light Tanks get stronger the longer the battle goes on. The more HP you are on towards the middle/latter stages of the battle, the more influence you can have in getting a win for your team. Why is this you ask? Because in the current game, imo, Light Tanks are underpowered comparatively to other same tier vehicles. The only benefits they have are their camo, and their mobility. Hence you don't want to be fighting other types of tanks that are the same tier as you one on one at the start and sometimes middle of the game. You want to bide your time, and strike when you have isolated an enemy tank that has already been weakened, so it is easier for you to kill it.
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Equally, sitting back at the beginning of the game doesn't help either. You need to strike a balance between not risking your HP at the beginning of the game, while still being useful to your team.

You should edit this into the starting post and this thread would be quite alright in my eyes :)

 

Because you are absolutely right. I myself often have the problem that I want to be relatively aggressive from the start so I can get to a risky but highly rewarding position early in the game. When I see isolated vehicles, I try to zoom in or strike from afar to have it finished or badly damaged. During these actions I am more often destroyed / heavily damaged than I should be. 

 

Light tanks really push these high-risk-high-reward tactics... But most players fail to carry them out.



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Done, thanks for the input :)

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Balc0ra #16 Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

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View PostJager798, on 07 February 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

Please stop being so bloody aggressive at the beginning of the battle at high tiers (tier 7+). All to often since the update, before the first two minutes are even over, one team or the other is 5 tanks down, and then the game is over. I know it's tempting to just rush in and kill yourselves, but please don't.

 

And if they are less agressive. You have the other one pushing you out for not spotting the rear line instantly by yoloing it, and ends up TK you. So that goes both ways. 

Edited by Balc0ra, 07 February 2019 - 08:03 PM.


BR33K1_PAWAH #17 Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:14 PM

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View PostJager798, on 07 February 2019 - 07:33 PM, said:

Ok, lets be informative; Light Tanks get stronger the longer the battle goes on. The more HP you are on towards the middle/latter stages of the battle, the more influence you can have in getting a win for your team. Why is this you ask? Because in the current game, imo, Light Tanks are underpowered comparatively to other same tier vehicles. The only benefits they have are their camo, and their mobility. Hence you don't want to be fighting other types of tanks that are the same tier as you one on one at the start and sometimes middle of the game. You want to bide your time, and strike when you have isolated an enemy tank that has already been weakened, so it is easier for you to kill it.

Equally, sitting back at the beginning of the game doesn't help either. You need to strike a balance between not risking your HP at the beginning of the game, while still being useful to your team.

 

This words should always be displayed on loading screens of anyone who goes in battle in a light tank.



OreH75 #18 Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:39 PM

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View PostBR33K1_PAWAH, on 07 February 2019 - 08:14 PM, said:

 

This words should always be displayed on loading screens of anyone who goes in battle in a light tank.

 

I rather prefer it to try and educate Steve-the-IS7-driver who thinks spotting means a yolo spot so he can do one shot of damage (hopefully).

snowlywhite #19 Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

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OP - listen; who plays light tanks right now - extremely high chances he is not a good player. Playing lights is more or less on lockdown for a month or so.

 

unless you want to be non stop in 5+ lights/team games. Which obviously you don't. Till the wheeled vehicles craziness doesn't slow down a bit, I doubt anyone with a clue in playing lights will be very eager to do it.

 

I'm trying to finish 3 marking the wz131. I postponed it after last night I dropped from 92 to... dunno 88 or so. It's just unplayable. HP pools are low(everyone and their dog is playing a wheeled vehicle), you can't really spot since an idiot in your team will always yolo in front of you plus the enemy team idiot yoloer will spot you. And if your average red line wanker already had problems hitting something... asking them to hit a moving wheeled vehicle is asking too much from life.

 

so sorry - who's playing lights right now... didn't really get the memo.






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