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Torkyturpa #1 Posted 23 December 2019 - 03:30 PM

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After some years of playing this game I have found the following ground rules to make the battles more enjoyable and get at least slightly better odds of winning. These are in approximate order of importance, starting with the most critical.

 

Try to stay alive as long as possible as your team needs your gun and your spotting.

Always be behind cover or stay hidden unless you shoot or have to move.

Go behind hard cover while reloading, every time, unless you are sure you have not been spotted.

Never expose your side to the enemy, even if it means doing clumsy side scrape maneuvers.

Always shoot from behind "opaque" bushes when possible. If you have to spot for yourself from behind bushes, go forward just enough to see and light up the enemy, then back up until you see just the red silhouette and only then shoot.

 

Attempt to set up a crossfire against the enemy. Look where your team mates are going and go to a spot from which you can put the enemy under crossfire. Especially if you see your team mates bunched in one spot, find yourself a place where you can put pressure on the enemy from another direction.

 

Play each tank according to its strengths and weaknesses.

When in a fragile tank that does not bounce any enemy shots, stay out of enemies' sight. Keep your distance, hide, stay behind cover, shoot from behind double bushes. This may look like cowardice but is in fact the best way to use such a tank.

When in a heavy tank you have the duty to go the town or other bottleneck where you exchange shots with the enemy heavies. If you take your heavy to the open the enemies will grind your clumsy tank down in no time.

When in a heavily armored TD, e.g. T95, Badger, Object 268 4 or Tortoise, your duty is, usually, to go with the heavies to push an attack. Never waste such a bruiser tank by camping in the rear.

When in a fast and well camoflaged tank your duty is to spot enemies and in the last minutes of the game help despatch low health enemies by outmaneuvering them. Stay alive long enough to help the team at the end of the battle.

When in a slow moving turretless tank or in a very slowly reloading DERP tank never go anywhere alone; choose the flank where there are more team mates who then hopefully defend you from flanking maneuvers and while you are reloading.

When in a medium tank and there are enough heavies in the team, do not waste your medium tank by going to town to exchange face-to-face shots with the enemy heavies. Use your mobility to be more useful.

 

Never go alone if you expect a fight, especially in the second half of the battle when you are low on HP. If an enemy shoots and kills you or your team mate from a hidden position and thus exposes itself, the surviving player can return fire immediately. Do not feed your team to the enemy one by one to be killed easily. Work as a wolf pack.

 

Watch the mini map so you can react to changes on the battle field in time.

 

If you are stuck against an enemy behind hard cover and there are team mates further back behind you that can shoot at the enemy as you spot them, do not feed yourself to the enemy and die but rather let your team mates grind them down with their fire from a safe distance. Peek only just enough to keep the enemies spotted.

 

If you are a supporting tank then go to the stronger flank to help them push through faster, unless the other flank is so weak that you are needed to delay the enemy attack from there.

If you are on a very weak flank and it is likely to collapse fast, do not go too far forward and retreat in time, even if it means abandoning some team mates. Go back to the other side of your home base to a position from which you can suppress or at least spot the enemy when they come and shoot or spot to achieve cap reset.

It is no use to sacrifice your tank against overwhelming odds in a frontal battle, better be sneaky to prevent return fire and survive longer to do more damage.

 

Help the team seize and keep high ground, and eventually do a pincer movement from there on the enemy.

 

When you had a plan and some other player takes that role or position, change your plan immediately, find something other useful to do.

 

There is a lot more but these have been on my mind lately. I hope I did not bore you too badly.

 

Keep tanking!

 

 



UserZer00 #2 Posted 23 December 2019 - 03:55 PM

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The "watch the minimap" should be in bold, but all good advice

Robbie_T #3 Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:32 PM

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Watch minimap is where a lot can improve

Also counting to 15...

how many times i see 4 people camping a flank while the compleet enemy team(or whats left of it )is on the other side of the map..

after that they to 2 things....1 still camp there spot... 2 they start moving to that side when the compleet ally team is destroyed.

While it would have bi nice if they reloacted and provided extra fire or that they move and flank from the side or behind...but nope.

 

 



shikaka9 #4 Posted 23 December 2019 - 06:10 PM

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CAMPING WILL MAKE WOT GREAT AGAIN

 

- Tonald Drump



Nishi_Kinuyo #5 Posted 23 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

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Here's another golden one: uninstall XVM in-battle stats.

BR33K1_PAWAH #6 Posted 23 December 2019 - 09:25 PM

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Don't play more than one tank at a time. If you get destroyed - wait for your tank to get out of battle instead of spamming Battle button.

Orkbert #7 Posted 23 December 2019 - 09:33 PM

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View PostBR33K1_PAWAH, on 23 December 2019 - 09:25 PM, said:

 If you get destroyed - wait for your tank to get out of battle instead of spamming Battle button.

 

Plus it can be a teaching experience to see what other tankers do.



djciolos5 #8 Posted 23 December 2019 - 09:46 PM

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View PostBR33K1_PAWAH, on 23 December 2019 - 09:25 PM, said:

Don't play more than one tank at a time. If you get destroyed - wait for your tank to get out of battle instead of spamming Battle button.

This is a bad advice.

Since this game is XP based, the time is the most valuable currency in the game.

All streamers would laugh at the advice of fighting with 1 tank only.

However, there is one situation when waiting the end of the battle, when diestroyed, makes sense: if you had a losing streak of at least 4 games and your team is losint that battle too (5th battle) you should wait: this way WG will calculate your MM in a more clement way for the next match. If you hit "battle" before the end of the 5th losing battle, MM will be very much in the same parameters as in the 5 th losing battle.


Edited by djciolos5, 23 December 2019 - 09:48 PM.


BR33K1_PAWAH #9 Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:38 AM

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View Postdjciolos5, on 23 December 2019 - 11:46 PM, said:

This is a bad advice.

It's quite the opposite. WoT is a weird game - despite it being an arcady shooter it also features hardcore no-respawn model. IF you fed up in a battle - that's it, there is no second chance, and your team is one tank less.

And always having a spare tank to go and play another battle in that case takes away players responsibility for his actions. Playing with a single tank may help people be more disciplined, hence improve their playing experience.

Also many tanks require different mindsets to play them effectively and some people may find it hard to switch from playing a Conqueror to Type 61 or STRV S1.

 

View Postdjciolos5, on 23 December 2019 - 11:46 PM, said:

All streamers would laugh at the advice of fighting with 1 tank only.

 

And? We're not streamers here.



Spurtung #10 Posted 24 December 2019 - 08:13 AM

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View Postdjciolos5, on 23 December 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

However, there is one situation when waiting the end of the battle, when diestroyed, makes sense: if you had a losing streak of at least 4 games and your team is losint that battle too (5th battle) you should wait: this way WG will calculate your MM in a more clement way for the next match. If you hit "battle" before the end of the 5th losing battle, MM will be very much in the same parameters as in the 5 th losing battle.

 

What a load of crap.



malachi6 #11 Posted 24 December 2019 - 09:56 AM

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View PostSpurtung, on 24 December 2019 - 08:13 AM, said:

"However, there is one situation when waiting the end of the battle, when diestroyed, makes sense: if you had a losing streak of at least 4 games and your team is losint that battle too (5th battle) you should wait: this way WG will calculate your MM in a more clement way for the next match. If you hit "battle" before the end of the 5th losing battle, MM will be very much in the same parameters as in the 5 th losing battle."

 

 

What a load of crap.

 

 

What I assume he means is.  You would need evidence that the MM is manipulated to make your assertion.  Given none is given, your statement lacks credulity.


Edited by malachi6, 24 December 2019 - 09:57 AM.


Spurtung #12 Posted 24 December 2019 - 05:28 PM

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View Postmalachi6, on 24 December 2019 - 08:56 AM, said:

What I assume he means is.  You would need evidence that the MM is manipulated to make your assertion.  Given none is given, your statement lacks credulity.

 

Oh, RIGHT! Because calling BS on that, means it's on me to prove it to be false instead of him providing evidence that it's true. That's really how this works.


Edited by Spurtung, 24 December 2019 - 05:54 PM.





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