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Lupi #41 Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:53 PM

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higher tiers on HK in particular (ANZ is a ghost town) are a complete shit show of AFKs, bots, yoloers, campers, unbalanced 3 minute games... regular double digit losing streaks (if you play a support class), 41% 'players'

 

I don't know if its just a WG thing or more particular to the culture of the SEA region.  The gameplay experience on other servers appears to be quite different.



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View Postfunkychickenau, on 26 February 2021 - 05:18 PM, said:

We are often match up in tier 5 with two opposition platoons.  I play tier 4 because I like the tank, and I can get a game on the Aus server.  Any tier above I get timed out.  At what tier would this platoon be acceptable to you?  And as someone experienced in the game such as yourself 16k+ in 2 1/2 years. If you go by what you say, you should not be in low tier games too. I have played 97% of all my games solo, and have come up against strong platoons and lost, but I move on.  

6? Not 4, that’s for sure wit my how things currently work.  But my fix would prevent all of this- you can fight bots and other clubbers, and anyone with <2k games is put in a different queue away from you. Everyone wins. The new player skill level is no different than bots, so the experience will be the same for you, while they can play against other new players and not get harassed. Unless part of the fun for you is knowing you’re ruining some guys time who just started the game, which just seems mean.

 

Also, I play my 10 games to get the points and stop. I’ll also not play at all at that tier once I get the reward tank I want. I’m abusing the current system, and I am for sure ruining the new player experience in my matches too. Thing is though, I’ll be back at t8-10 in a few days and the poor noobs won’t have to deal with me in t4 for very long. 

 

Meanwhile, I have a hard time buying that you guys don’t run the seal clubbing platoons that much and you play solo most of the time, given that I play my 10 games at completely random times throughout the day/week and run into you guys at least twice every day, whether it’s 3 pm or 10 pm. But it really doesn’t matter, like I said you don’t need to justify your clubbing, because it’s currently part of the game. The point is that you shouldn’t be able to do it in the first place and they need to change it to protect the longevity of the game.


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View PostLupi, on 26 February 2021 - 05:53 PM, said:

higher tiers on HK in particular (ANZ is a ghost town) are a complete shit show of AFKs, bots, yoloers, campers, unbalanced 3 minute games... regular double digit losing streaks (if you play a support class), 41% 'players'

 

I don't know if its just a WG thing or more particular to the culture of the SEA region.  The gameplay experience on other servers appears to be quite different.

I don’t think the afkers and bots problem is any better on ANZ than HK. The games tend to be much less one sided on HK than on ANZ, at least for me. 

 

I think there are two main differences on HK compared to other servers: obsession with arty such that every tier 8+ game will have 3 per side, and slower gameplay. HK is way campier than the other servers and the games more... deliberate. The slower gameplay might be one of the reasons for the closer matches in general. Harder to get steamrolled if no one is steaming anywhere.



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View PostPlutonious, on 26 February 2021 - 10:41 PM, said:

I don’t think the afkers and bots problem is any better on ANZ than HK. The games tend to be much less one sided on HK than on ANZ, at least for me. 

 

I think there are two main differences on HK compared to other servers: obsession with arty such that every tier 8+ game will have 3 per side, and slower gameplay. HK is way campier than the other servers and the games more... deliberate. The slower gameplay might be one of the reasons for the closer matches in general. Harder to get steamrolled if no one is steaming anywhere.

 

I disagree

 

ANZ is far more campier

 

maybe you don't play on HK after midnight.  the play is very aggressive, to a point of stupid.  the games are over very fast.  4-5 mins average and very one sided.

 

ANZ becomes like HK later in the evening when the aussies go to bed and players/bots from SEA join the server



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View PostLupi, on 26 February 2021 - 10:55 PM, said:

 

I disagree

 

ANZ is far more campier

 

maybe you don't play on HK after midnight.  the play is very aggressive, to a point of stupid.  the games are over very fast.  4-5 mins average and very one sided.

 

ANZ becomes like HK later in the evening when the aussies go to bed and players/bots from SEA join the server

I have the complete opposite experience, which is why I flat out refuse to play on ANZ in general anymore. The games are always one sided and over quickly (in addition to the painful queue times). I’d rather deal with 150 ping and packetloss if the games are better. Just means no snap shots.



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View PostPlutonious, on 26 February 2021 - 11:00 PM, said:

I have the complete opposite experience, which is why I flat out refuse to play on ANZ in general anymore. The games are always one sided and over quickly (in addition to the painful queue times). I’d rather deal with 150 ping and packetloss if the games are better. Just means no snap shots.

 

maybe you're playing different tiers to me



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View PostLupi, on 26 February 2021 - 11:07 PM, said:

 

maybe you're playing different tiers to me

I typically play t8-t9 as I always make a profit with them. t10 is too expensive to play very often. 



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View PostPlutonious, on 26 February 2021 - 11:14 PM, said:

I typically play t8-t9 as I always make a profit with them. t10 is too expensive to play very often. 

 

yeah I've been playing mostly tier 8 lately

 

ANZ during the early evening on the weekend is okay

 

you get about a 3 hour window for 2 days a week to play reasonable games

 

I notice it becomes bot town around midnight before the population drops off completely



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WOT on HK in 2021

 

first 6 games today (0-6)

 

5-15

10-15

3-15

3-15

10-15

2-15

 

but we need a new crew system...



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You realise that's every server nowadays right?

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View PostEzz, on 02 March 2021 - 07:19 PM, said:

You realise that's every server nowadays right?

 

you've played on every server?



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Hey loops, on the www (some new fangled thing) there's this place where the young folk from around the world gather, loiter really. And at that place some play games while others watch them. Some of them play tanks, and because of some dark witch craftery they are able to do so on other servers. It's really suss, and you'd probably be right to suspect there's lizard people involved. But if you too went there you too would be able to get a feel for how other servers play. Freaky I know.

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View PostLupi, on 02 March 2021 - 08:21 PM, said:

WOT on HK in 2021

 

first 6 games today (0-6)

 

5-15

10-15

3-15

3-15

10-15

2-15

 

but we need a new crew system...

 

Lupi old chum. Do you know what the definition of madness is? The best definition that I have heard is that it is doing things in exactly the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

 

I see that in the last month that you have 6 played tanks over 842 battles and only 2 tanks over 787 battles. It might not be the server but the tanks that you are playing.

 

 

Perhaps you needed to play the Conway more. You did alright in that one.

 

Perhaps you should drop back a tier or three. It just might be that you are not cut out for tier 8 and above.

 

Whatever the reason, doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different outcome is just plain madness.

 


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I don't really mean to rag on Lup here, but... how the hell does anyone get a 43% WR in the in best SPG in the game?????????????????

 

(Barring the Leafblower, of course)


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I don't really mean to rag on Lup here, but... how the hell does anyone get a 43% WR in the in best SPG in the game?????????????????

 

(Barring the Leafblower, of course)

Rigged mm clearly.

 

As to which servers are impacted by the '15 to 1 simulator' attributed to skill who plays eu and ru, does anyone know if there a recent data set on results delta as well as battle length?


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View PostFramFramson, on 03 March 2021 - 05:44 AM, said:

I don't really mean to rag on Lup here, but... how the hell does anyone get a 43% WR in the in best SPG in the game?????????????????

 

(Barring the Leafblower, of course)

 

Grinding the gun?

 

But it should cancel out after that many battles.


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View Postmttspiii, on 03 March 2021 - 10:12 AM, said:

 

Grinding the gun?

 

But it should cancel out after that many battles.

It's his most played tank with almost 1300. I guess it's possible he forgot to buy the big gun. And that's not even noting the fact the small gun isn't that bad, in fact very good for doing stun missions.

 

Maybe he's just joined the latest craze and enjoying the carefree way to play arty.


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View PostFramFramson, on 03 March 2021 - 05:44 AM, said:

I don't really mean to rag on Lup here, but... how the hell does anyone get a 43% WR in the in best SPG in the game?????????????????

 

(Barring the Leafblower, of course)

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View PostEzz, on 02 March 2021 - 07:25 PM, said:

It's his most played tank with almost 1300. I guess it's possible he forgot to buy the big gun. And that's not even noting the fact the small gun isn't that bad, in fact very good for doing stun missions.

 

Maybe he's just joined the latest craze and enjoying the carefree way to play arty.

 

The small gun is perfectly fine as a quick-firing alternative. Makes the stock grind a breeze.

 

It's actually the only alternate gun module I've ever kept (though I only trot it out for stun missions now).


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