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MajorTom_7000 #1 Posted 17 October 2020 - 11:20 PM

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Tonights games were just such total garbage it made me feel like quitting wot tonight. I had reached tier 3 in the tank rewards and actived the 15 *5 for wins, so I knew it would give me loss after loss after loss after loss  after loss. I also activated the *3 crew multiplier. Another thing guaranteed to drive down my win rate. So I wanted to use the boosters to improve the crew on my Amx m4 49L.

I got 1 win where I made it into the top 10 in 2 hours.  My overall win rate in the tank went down from like 52 to 48 percent. If I ever did manage to get a win I did 0 damage. My teams managed to position themselves to make it such there was nothing I could contribute to half the battles. Then there was the wonders of rng. Most fully aimed shots that filled up 3/4 of the view circle missed and those that hit ricoched or did critical damage. And there seemed to be a lot, lot more gold flying around tonight than normal too. For what its worth 6 out of 19 battles won in my amx m4 m9l. Average num of vehicles destroyed 0.11 Avg damage blocked 1100.Avg dmg 890. Of course this is including my 1 good battle where I did 3.2k damage.

 

So is it just me or has anyone else had a really rubbish night on wot ?

 


Edited by MajorTom_7000, 17 October 2020 - 11:27 PM.


NUKLEAR_SLUG #2 Posted 17 October 2020 - 11:44 PM

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The x5 bonuses only get applied if you win and end up in the top half of your team so there would be no advantage to WG doing anything to cause you to lose games.

MajorTom_7000 #3 Posted 17 October 2020 - 11:54 PM

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Well if they give you games you cant win or come in the top 10 in, then it means you have to play more to get your crew to the same level, which is a lot of what this game is about, keeping people playing. Though I am curious how many other people have selected the *5 bonuses, and how much that is influencing the gold spam tonight.I possably lost 5 or 10 games tonight in my amx because I didnt  fire gold or run food.

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saxsan4 #4 Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:47 AM

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I wish I was online before, could have platooned with you

 

but I never activate personal boosters for this very reason, I seem to always go on a loosing streak



shikaka9 #5 Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:36 AM

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night? :amazed: you mean years? :trollface:

Obsessive_Compulsive #6 Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:55 AM

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I played 1 random battle last night and won it with a decent score. that was enough for me. 2 hours of steel hunter does that to a man...

Uh_Oh_ #7 Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:10 AM

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I had 6 or so t7/8 games and lost all of them so rage quit. Teams were pathetically unbalanced in every game

CausticSoda #8 Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:24 AM

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Always amusing when your platoon are the only players with above 50% winrates and the other team only have a couple of players below 50%

malachi6 #9 Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:36 AM

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People are so cognitively biased.  Makes me wonder if activating things like this makes some people play worse out of a form a self-sabotaging, on a subconscious level.  It's rather like the lucky rabbit's foot; It does not matter that it is just a thing, having it about you makes you think more positively and that positive thought influences outcomes.  Belief is a powerful thing, whether true or not.

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krismorgan #10 Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:36 AM

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Sounds normal to me.

MajorTom_7000 #11 Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:28 PM

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Thanks sax, but I wouldnt want to have put you through 3 hours of amx 49l crew grinding! Also as a general rule of thumb platooning can dent my win rates too ! Though I think you probably drag my win rate up rather than down :)

 

Obsessive_Compulsive I had already rage quit steel hunter this year :) I did ok in the first round, got to level 15. I had 6 tokens total  so was on course for a reward tank, but the second round they made it harder somehow. It took me ages to get to like level 2. I thought this is too much grinding for a reward tank I wont even play, so I gave up.

 

Uh_Oh not just me then, though I did ok in my tier 6 games that I played, but the tier 8 ones where just terrible. Im not even sure if its because my team mates were idiots or unicums. Like the tier 10 game on himelsdorf (again my my amx m4 49L) where 9 or 10 tanks went the hill the 2 arty and 2 or 3 tanks went railway and me, myself and I went to guard the heavy lane against a t30 and a t95. I didnt succeed lost 700 health, fell back to the church , poked my head around a corner to spot for the arty which was the only support that turned up and my head fell off ( hit by a t95 and t30). Am I and idiot for trying to spot for a flank, or just an idiot for expecting some support to turn up when needed ? Should I just join the biggest lemmingtrain ?

 

What I would like to know is did people notice more gold flying around than normal at tier 8 last night ?

Maybe I normally avoid tier 8s on Saturday nights or something ? I generally like to play my tier 6 premiums on account of the higher tier games can be long and ponderous affairs. And at tier 6 I can use my good crews and make a difference in  the battles and make money.

I know my role in my amx m4 49L is just to sit on one side of a rock and spot enemies and discourage them from passing, so I dont really expect to do much damage. But I kept being defeated by gold last night, I was hit by more gold than I normally am. Is this because Saturday night, or are people try harding for some other reason like having just claimed the *5 boosters on tank rewards or something ?

 

malachi I know that activating boosters can make you keen for a win and rush your games, also people tend to try to boost their rubbish tanks, so I know these things can have an effect. However I have 2 skills on my amx already and bounty stabilizers, I had clawed it back to a 52 percent win rate in it after losing the first 10 or 20 games in it when I first got  from being too agressive. So it shouldnt be total garbage. And I was being patient in it. Though the aim time is so long and the gun so inaccurate that the enemy has either died or run off by the time you aim.

 

On a side note are there any high tier french heavies I should be bothering with at all ? I have the crew from my arl44 in it and I dont play that !

 

 



wsatnutter #12 Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:47 PM

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I watched 1917 

Never even thought of playing 

Sorry you had a bad streak  the winning streak will arrive shortly 



jabster #13 Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:59 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 18 October 2020 - 11:47 AM, said:

I watched 1917 

Never even thought of playing 

Sorry you had a bad streak  the winning streak will arrive shortly 


A bit different for a war film but I very much enjoyed it.



Obsessive_Compulsive #14 Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:00 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 18 October 2020 - 12:47 PM, said:

I watched 1917 

Never even thought of playing 

Sorry you had a bad streak  the winning streak will arrive shortly 


I thought was a stunning piece of cinematography but a terrible war film. I enjoyed it.



MajorTom_7000 #15 Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:46 PM

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Im guessing you guys watched it free on amazon prime ? I subscribed to prime for 1 month for 7.99 for the prime day sale thing.  Then the day after the sale finished I get a phone call saying thank you to for subscribing to prime for 79.99. I have to say those phone call scammers are getting damn cunning. I wonder how many fell for it ? Anyway I dont want to go off topic but it might be a useful bit of public information  to avoid phone scammers posing as amazon.

 

Anyway basic question still remains, did anyone notice more gold than usual at tier 8 on Saturday night ?


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View Postwsatnutter, on 18 October 2020 - 12:47 PM, said:

I watched 1917 

Never even thought of playing 

Sorry you had a bad streak  the winning streak will arrive shortly 

 

WIN STREAK???? you having a laugh? this game has gone downhill so fast it even beat the Jamaican bobsled team. never use boosters, they are downers not uppers. avoid platooning as another way to lose. game is now decided before the countdown begins

 



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View Postdw321, on 18 October 2020 - 04:22 PM, said:

 

WIN STREAK???? you having a laugh? this game has gone downhill so fast it even beat the Jamaican bobsled team. never use boosters, they are downers not uppers. avoid platooning as another way to lose. game is now decided before the countdown begins

 

WG doesn't know that they have already bankrupt,it will creep up with them gradually.


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View Postdw321, on 18 October 2020 - 05:22 PM, said:

 

WIN STREAK???? you having a laugh? this game has gone downhill so fast it even beat the Jamaican bobsled team. never use boosters, they are downers not uppers. avoid platooning as another way to lose. game is now decided before the countdown begins

 

 

You average damage in your favourite tank is the equivalent of hitting about 1.5 shots which is half your own hitpoints worth. If you can't even do your own hitpoints worth in damage in a battle then it's not boosters, platoons or the matchmaker that are deciding the outcome of your games, it's you.



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View PostNUKLEAR_SLUG, on 18 October 2020 - 06:00 PM, said:

 

You average damage in your favourite tank is the equivalent of hitting about 1.5 shots which is half your own hitpoints worth. If you can't even do your own hitpoints worth in damage in a battle then it's not boosters, platoons or the matchmaker that are deciding the outcome of your games, it's you.

ahh i wondered when a stat monkey would arrive. yes i know i'm crapbut that is not my point. oh and stat shaming is a low move too lol

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ps didnt put crap but the machine did hahaha

NUKLEAR_SLUG #20 Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:05 PM

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View Postdw321, on 18 October 2020 - 06:03 PM, said:

ahh i wondered when a stat monkey would arrive. yes i know i'm crapbut that is not my point. oh and stat shaming is a low move too lol

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ps didnt put crap but the machine did hahaha

 

Then what is your point? Why would you expect to win when every game you're demanding your team do half your job for you?






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