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Geoffrey_Ironfist #1 Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:52 PM

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Is there a time of day when it is usually bad to play WoT? What is your experience?

 

I seem to have noticed recently that after about 18-19:00 CET, or an hour earlier GMT, I find myself in battles where some of the players do nothing, they don't shoot or maybe shoot a couple of times all game causing no damage and just sit on one side. After battles I sometimes checked their stats and despite having over 10,000 or even over 20,000 games, these people have on average around 46-47% winrate. Not surprising so, if they are not shooting their guns.

 

The annoying thing is that often many of them are top tier, and they don't shoot, just sit in a corner and wait there until they are dead. In one battle they left me alone in a bottom tier Grille SPG to hold Erlenberg with three tier VII heavies going into one side right at the start of the battle and not shooting at all practically all battle. Another time a top tier Kranvagn went to a corner and never shot, got 0 damage and when I asked him what was he doing, he said that he had the XVM mod and saw many red players on our team, so he knew we were going to lose the battle and as he did not care for his stats, he just did not want to lose money from shooting his gun. Most of them never say anything when I question them, as if they don't even feel they have to apologise.

 

What is that? Have you noticed such a trend in the evenings or was it just my bad luck? How did these players even get to tier VII - tier X and how can you play in such situations?



PowJay #2 Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:59 PM

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The morning, the afternoon, the evening and at night. That pretty much somes up my experience- recently, at least. 

7thSyndicate #3 Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:05 PM

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past 11 pm all the way to the morning when some potatoes go to bed i find the game more enjoyable and balanced teamwise.. maybe that´s just me

Bulldog_Drummond #4 Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:12 PM

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I have generally found it best to avoid playing between 6.15 and 6.30 pm.  That is my Negroni time, and a moment of quiet reflection.

Whisky and WoT come later.


Edited by Bulldog_Drummond, 06 July 2019 - 11:12 PM.


BravelyRanAway #5 Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:23 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 06 July 2019 - 10:12 PM, said:

I have generally found it best to avoid playing between 6.15 and 6.30 pm.  That is my Negroni time, and a moment of quiet reflection.

Whisky and WoT come later.

Booze followed by more booze......sounds like a winner!



XxKuzkina_MatxX #6 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:00 AM

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Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 07 July 2019 - 09:40 AM.


Bulldog_Drummond #7 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:08 AM

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 06 July 2019 - 10:23 PM, said:

Booze followed by more booze......sounds like a winner!

 

It baffles me that anyone would want to play this or any other computer game sober.  But there's no accounting for taste.

onderschepper #8 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:18 AM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 07 July 2019 - 12:08 AM, said:

 

It baffles me that anyone would want to play this or any other computer game sober.  But there's no accounting for taste.

 

Drunken Zelda amounts to Horse Riding, Sword Fighting, Shooting Arrows at things and zero story progression. :D

 

On topic, I tend to avoid evenings and weekends.



KanonenVogel19 #9 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:43 AM

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I usually find it bad to play between 00:00-23:59 :trollface:

NekoPuffer_PPP #10 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:52 AM

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18:00-19:00 CET? Sounds like exactly the time when kids start coming home from school. That would explain it.

 

But do not fret! Summer Break is upon us and we need not ponder when it's bad to play, because now, any time is a bad one! :P



onderschepper #11 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:57 AM

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View Postonderschepper, on 07 July 2019 - 12:18 AM, said:

 

Drunken Zelda amounts to Horse Riding, Sword Fighting, Shooting Arrows at things and zero story progression. :D

Edit: .....and Fishing.

 

On topic, I tend to avoid evenings and weekends.

 



spamvermin #12 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:58 AM

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pretty much anytime?

OIias_of_Sunhillow #13 Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:18 AM

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0001-2359, can be a bit ropey.

Geoffrey_Ironfist #14 Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:31 AM

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Oh, another one replied, here is the chat:

 

Geoffrey_Ironfist (8:24:17 PM): You were a top tier heavy and you did nothing!
*in-game name withheld to avoid upsetting the moderator like it happened before* (11:47:10 PM): kiss my ***

 

I just saw his response this morning, as it became impossible to play last night and I logged out. Does this count as unsportsmanlike conduct, bot/unresponsive or impolite response in chat?


Edited by Geoffrey_Ironfist, 07 July 2019 - 08:07 PM.


Gkirmathal #15 Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

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View PostGeoffrey_Ironfist, on 06 July 2019 - 09:52 PM, said:

Is there a time of day when it is usually bad to play WoT? What is your experience?

 

 

Nowadays pretty much any time of day or so it feels like to me.

BlackBloodBandit #16 Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:46 AM

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There are no specific times, as it's not like trash players clock in at selected times..

View PostPowJay, on 06 July 2019 - 10:59 PM, said:

the evening and at night.

These time zones can be nice. A lot of better players play in the evening and on late times, because of work/school during the day.



krismorgan #17 Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:24 AM

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Weekends and weekdays.

Bordhaw #18 Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:33 AM

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View PostGeoffrey_Ironfist, on 06 July 2019 - 09:52 PM, said:

What is that? Have you noticed such a trend in the evenings or was it just my bad luck? How did these players even get to tier VII - tier X and how can you play in such situations?

 

WG continue to push new players higher and higher up the tree with credits, boosters, free xp, events and now crewbooks. 

Pedro_Agnus #19 Posted 07 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

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I'm trying to quit playing on weekends and friday nights for obvious reasons: too many ******* playing. And then.... (Cuz i believe there are bots above tier V...) i avoid between 1 to 3 am.

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Geoffrey_Ironfist #20 Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:48 PM

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Sunday today. Here is another response:

 

Geoffrey_Ironfist (2:39:27 PM): Why were you not shooting?
*in-game name withheld to avoid upsetting the moderator like it happened before* (2:42:33 PM): i don't know


Edited by Geoffrey_Ironfist, 07 July 2019 - 08:08 PM.





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