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ThomChen114 #1 Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:27 AM

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I managed to convince a friend of mine to start playing WoT some months ago. The highest he's gotten to is tier 3 in the Pz 38t, and I'm looking for some advice on how to mentor him and get him more into the game.

 

He's not a hardcore gamer, and he has at best a mild interest in the game (i think). He plays from a gaming laptop (with a mouse of course). His reaction and situational awareness isn't as amped up as mine, but that's probably a matter of experience.

 

I think an important goal is to get him to have "fun". And I don't think that could happen until I get him into something like a KV-1 where he can survive a bit longer (although he's more interested in German & American tanks due to his heritage).


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ThomChen114 #2 Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

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We always use Discord, which does help somewhat as I can tell him where to go and what to do.

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Aoyama_Blue_Mountain #3 Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:32 AM

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How's his winrate right now?

 

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_WMD_ #4 Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

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View PostThomChen114, on 26 December 2017 - 03:27 AM, said:

I managed to convince a friend of mine to start playing WoT some months ago. The highest he's gotten to is tier 3 in the Pz 38t,


Use the promo code and start again with a free premium tier 4 ?
Honestly should play a pair of PzICs, then Luchs are hugely fun even if you just zoom around and die stupidly

Then just do daily doubles for the Heavy line until you get to the I-O exp from there giant derp guns are always fun.
 

 


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Darksider267 #5 Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:56 PM

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Easiest way to start off with is to give them a bunch of guides and tutorials to learn the game mechanics so you can have a foundation to build upon. Unfortunately, with only a mild interest in the game, it's hard to say whether your buddy would want to deal with that kind of thing. Then it's just a matter of giving them pointers on deployment, gaining positional advantages and taking map control; all the good stuff that can be hard to find in written guides; and helping them analyse their gameplay. It'll always take hundreds, if not thousands, of games for a newbie to improve just because of how much shit is in the game. 


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Mother_Of_All_Rommel #6 Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:59 PM

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Get him to grind at least 1 arty line (highly recommend french). Rush to tier 7-8 as fast as he can, faster to train crew at high tier, more credit gain to in prem tank. Dont told him to stick at low tier, newbie friendly tier dont exist, but newbie friendly tanks do.

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Bigglesfliesagain_ #7 Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:08 PM

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There is plenty of information out there. On You Tube there is lemmingrush and quickybaby who give good advice during their videos. Lots of streamers on twitch and theres always wiki.

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notyourfather #8 Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:15 PM

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Well teach him the basics, Angling, armor and bush mechanics and tell him to keep an eye to the minimap.

Darksider267 #9 Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:59 PM

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View Postnotyourfather, on 26 December 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

Well teach him the basics, Angling, armor and bush mechanics and tell him to keep an eye to the minimap.

 

Teaching a newbie the basics is tedious, and honestly pretty pointless. Because of how different every game ends up being, you can't explain something in the hope that a practical demonstration or example exists. This just means that you end up giving a long winded explanation that could otherwise be done by a YouTuber or read about in a guide somewhere. It's the adaptability and practical application of knowledge that can be properly taught by a more skilled player or mentor. 

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ThomChen114 #10 Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:28 PM

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View Post_WMD_, on 26 December 2017 - 11:53 AM, said:

Use the promo code and start again with a free premium tier 4 ?

Honestly should play a pair of PzICs, then Luchs are hugely fun even if you just zoom around and die stupidly

Then just do daily doubles for the Heavy line until you get to the O-! exp from there giant derp guns are always fun.

 

I don't think he has the reflexes, situational awareness, or experience to be able to run amok in the Pz 1C successfully. 

 

View PostDarksider267, on 26 December 2017 - 01:56 PM, said:

Easiest way to start off with is to give them a bunch of guides and tutorials to learn the game mechanics so you can have a foundation to build upon. Unfortunately, with only a mild interest in the game, it's hard to say whether your buddy would want to deal with that kind of thing. Then it's just a matter of giving them pointers on deployment, gaining positional advantages and taking map control; all the good stuff that can be hard to find in written guides; and helping them analyse their gameplay. It'll always take hundreds, if not thousands, of games for a newbie to improve just because of how much shit is in the game. 

I wouldn't say he's hooked on the game yet, since for the most part he only plays when he has the time to (he's a teacher in a kindergarten) and only when I'm available to hold his hand via Discord. Once we get to tier IV I think i'll get him into a training room with him and work with him on understanding camo & view range mechanics and armor & ballistics

 


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adamloh #11 Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:23 AM

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I think let him start the Matilda or kv1,this 2 tank are forgiving at least for newbie.oi exp is also fun but the grind for tier 4 is not fun.o and hetzer is fun too with 105

KatyTM #12 Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:43 AM

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I am also new, and need some advice on how to play

SiKiN #13 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:55 AM

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I'm in the same boat, I recruited my 16 my junior brother and he's just 13. I feel like I explained the higher tier things like angling and the way projectiles and spotting mechanics work but because hes just at tier 3 these things just don't matter as much. I don't think he enjoyed his first session at all.




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