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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:37 AM

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What exactly is a meme tank, and what are they?

The TOG II* qualifies, obviously

I ask because I just wiped the dust off my Churchill GC, one of the most despised tanks in the game, and to my amazement it was not only fun to play, but also quite effective, being on the winning team in 4 games out of 5, doing a decent contribution, and notching up some nice scalps.  That 32 lbr gun on it is amazing for Tier 6.  Point, click, and pen anything for 280 damage.  It must be years since the last time I saw a CGC in game.  Does it count as a meme? 



DeBanus #2 Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:53 AM

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Chi-Ri :D :P

Kdingo #3 Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:59 AM

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Can't say i am up to date with meme stuff,  nor do i always understand it.

E-100 was a meme years ago, of the red bot/tomato player hiding in a bush while yelling "go spot" at the team.



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View PostKdingo, on 26 May 2020 - 11:59 PM, said:


Can't say i am up to date with meme stuff,  nor do i always understand it.

E-100 was a meme years ago, of the red bot/tomato player hiding in a bush while yelling "go spot" at the team.

 

That would have been me I expect

I took a break for a year and then did a re-roll when it dawned on me that I was much more likely to win as bottom tier than when top and that my prized E100 was a source of merriment not only to my comrades but also to the enemy (there being 2 way chat in those days)



StronkiTonki #5 Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:25 AM

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I think any tanks that just catches a lot of attention and gets made fun of in one way or another can be considered a meme tank.

I don't think there's an objective way to tell if something is a meme tank. But some are definitely easy to spot, like the TOG II you mention, the Churchill Game Carrier, the KV-2, ELC Even 90 I would consider a meme tanks as well.

KV-5 can even be one, considering the poor radio man. :teethhappy:



JocMeister #6 Posted 27 May 2020 - 06:29 AM

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I guess for me a "meme" tank is something that is clearly out of meta and not very good but you play anyway. Some for fun and some just because they are so bad. 

 

Tanks that are so bad they become a meme: . TOG, CGC, Chi-Ri, T34-2, VTU, 65t.

Tanks/setups you play for fun: Pretty much anything lower tiers with a derp.



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View PostKdingo, on 27 May 2020 - 12:59 AM, said:


Can't say i am up to date with meme stuff,  nor do i always understand it.

E-100 was a meme years ago, of the red bot/tomato player hiding in a bush while yelling "go spot" at the team.

 

HE100 is the meme version in 2020.

 

Basically people play HE100 either to troll enemies like sidescraping heavies, or for lulz. Or because they are just that kind of special and think HE is actually better than regular ammo.

 

EDIT: Btw I think E100 is still a pretty good tank, so cant wait for WG to buff it so people can cry E100 being overpowered :trollface:


Edited by TankkiPoju, 27 May 2020 - 06:39 AM.


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AMX40 can provide some interesting bounces, I think it was better before the change to HD models though.

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get an ISU-152K, based on skill4ltu's streams that tank can pull of literally anything and nothing at the same time. Yell RASHA and snap shot a cupola at full bloom at 400m and then bounce a batchat at 50m. 

Rainbowkiss83 #10 Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:55 AM

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Loltraktor, KV-2, AMX40, Luchs, Chaffee, M4Lee, Churchill GC

KV-5 !!!  (because MJingles used it in a few of his clip with the T-rex sound while ramming)

Dramya #11 Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:19 AM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 27 May 2020 - 01:37 AM, said:

What exactly is a meme tank, and what are they?

The TOG II* qualifies, obviously

I ask because I just wiped the dust off my Churchill GC, one of the most despised tanks in the game, and to my amazement it was not only fun to play, but also quite effective, being on the winning team in 4 games out of 5, doing a decent contribution, and notching up some nice scalps.  That 32 lbr gun on it is amazing for Tier 6.  Point, click, and pen anything for 280 damage.  It must be years since the last time I saw a CGC in game.  Does it count as a meme? 

 

No, CGC is just a coming out of the closet for being a sado-masochist :p

 

ELC even 90 can be quite meme-worthy. Meme tanks are the ones that you can do insane stuff with, like hiding in a brush of pubic hair inside the cap virtually invisible until proxy spotted.

 

https://youtu.be/UFQjLMuBnVY



DeBanus #12 Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:30 AM

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What about the Cromwell with the Derpgun :P

Dava_117 #13 Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:44 AM

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Surprised no one named the T49 yet. 

Unicorn_of_Steel #14 Posted 27 May 2020 - 11:34 AM

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For me it's the AMX ELC bis because i simply love its character and because of some poetic words by Undutchable80. He compared it to a 60's sports car that can't really compete anymore but is so beautifull and you shared so much with it you don't want to part with it...yeah, admit it guys, watery eyes... 

 

So for me that reminds me of my favorite sportscar ever: the Alpine A110 (in blue oc). Sadly never had one though. 


Edited by Unicorn_of_Steel, 27 May 2020 - 11:37 AM.


Pathethicc_Noob #15 Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:27 AM

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I guess anything silly, bad tanks with ironic nicknames like churchill game carrier + bad overall but funny tanks, or tanks with silly guns that arent competitive consistently with that guns, but the silly gun makes them fun to play.

 

TOG II is meme like since it first appeared in WoT? 

Derp Comet

Derp Sheridan and T-49 - inconsistent guns for competitive gameplay, you really play it only for fun and memes.

Maybe Ballbreaker? Its not that bad tho.

 

I almost forgot to mention derp tier IX Patton :D


Edited by _Carpaccio_, 28 May 2020 - 12:28 AM.


DiSaBor #16 Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:38 AM

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AMX 65t definitly have something to say.

TVP VTU was quite a good experience to me... Although I didn't do my average wn8 in it, I got many ace tankers. It it fast enough to react to different situations.  



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Hedgehog1963 #18 Posted 28 May 2020 - 10:14 AM

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Any vehicle that has been made into a character by Ranzar. This week I bought the Tiger Tee shirt.

 

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View Post_Carpaccio_, on 28 May 2020 - 12:27 AM, said:

I guess anything silly, bad tanks with ironic nicknames like churchill game carrier + bad overall but funny tanks, or tanks with silly guns that arent competitive consistently with that guns, but the silly gun makes them fun to play.

 

TOG II is meme like since it first appeared in WoT? 

Derp Comet

Derp Sheridan and T-49 - inconsistent guns for competitive gameplay, you really play it only for fun and memes.

Maybe Ballbreaker? Its not that bad tho.

 

I almost forgot to mention derp tier IX Patton :D

Can you explain the comet meme, seen it a couple of times ands looks beyond stupid.



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View PostKdingo, on 31 May 2020 - 12:16 AM, said:

Can you explain the comet meme, seen it a couple of times ands looks beyond stupid.

 

well with that gun, you can sometimes hit without having to peak properly, from third person. Because shell flies so high from above the gun when you fire. But its more meme because of that shell velocity.






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