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Gel4ssen #21 Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:24 AM

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View PostTYRION1v8CRIXUS, on 25 January 2016 - 12:14 AM, said:

 

Yup ur right it was a very gentle soul:teethhappy: but dude +1 u keep churning out fantastic stuff... It's crazy how u have the patience for all this...

 

Thanks, man!  I enjoy doing this stuff.  Part of what is so amazing about WoT is the subculture the players have created around it -- it's all part of the fun!

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View PostFear Da Butter, on 25 January 2016 - 03:08 AM, said:

 

WN7 Based off of kills?  Isn't that what tank warefare is all about?  Unless the game has changed the last 3 months I have been away, killing is what wins the game and should be what your stats are based off of. Anybody can spot but it takes a man/ woman to kill the beast...

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Wn7 was flawed for many reasons. one being its lean toward kills meaning if you did 1 damage and it was a kill you could boost your wn7. Where this caused issues is it wasn't based off of individual tank but by average tier played. So how it was gamed would be by playing lower tiers and seal clubbing and mixing it with any over powered tank to keep kills up. Now that's not to say that some are legit but it was easier to break the formula.

 

Wn8 is a better formula which is based on a individual tank and compares it against what every other player does with that tank. It is weighed more toward doing damage (arguably a bigger benefit for your team) over just pure kills like wn7 did. It also makes it where playing lower tiers is not as beneficial by boosting the expected damage.


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View Posttbown2, on 25 January 2016 - 07:34 AM, said:

Jingles isn't up looked up to in a competitive sense, he's looked up to because he's basically the grandfather of WoT. 

 

If you want a great PC player look up Anfield, only problem is he like other Super Unicums plays nothing but Mediums

 

Is there an issue with Super Unicums playing mediums? We like playing them because they're flexible, enjoyable and you feel like you're the underdog. Better that than all of us playing Wt auf. E100s right? 

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View PostFoD FIN, on 25 January 2016 - 12:45 AM, said:

 

​But when you hit purple in wn8 you most likely hit purple in wn7 too. This is not to measure individual skill but rather the wot community in general. 

 

He already explained why he uses wn7 rather than wn8 is all I'm saying :)

But thats besides the fact. Also look here I barely hit unicum today in WN7 because most of my better games came from lights. I see my WN8 sit at 3200 constantly and only have a 1600 WN7 because of light tanks.

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WN7 Based off of kills?  Isn't that what tank warefare is all about?  Unless the game has changed the last 3 months I have been away, killing is what wins the game and should be what your stats are based off of. Anybody can spot but it takes a man/ woman to kill the beast...

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Im not taking that bait old man lol. About damn time you quit your hibernation period. Where have you been anyways?


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View Posttbown2, on 25 January 2016 - 07:34 AM, said:

Jingles isn't up looked up to in a competitive sense, he's looked up to because he's basically the grandfather of WoT. 

 

If you want a great PC player look up Anfield, only problem is he like other Super Unicums plays nothing but Mediums

 

Or you could watch QB, who plays just about everything and maintains his wn8

 



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OP, that's fascinating and as others have said you do amazing stuff so a big thanks for that.


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View PostVolcanicSteam74, on 25 January 2016 - 08:56 AM, said:

 

Or you could watch QB, who plays just about everything and maintains his wn8

 

 

But who are the very best on XB that make vids?. I know of some of them and generally find them more relevant.

 

Those on PC are great to watch but there does seem to be some significant differences in maps and other things.


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View Posttbown2, on 25 January 2016 - 01:34 AM, said:

Jingles isn't up looked up to in a competitive sense, he's looked up to because he's basically the grandfather of WoT. 

 

If you want a great PC player look up Anfield, only problem is he like other Super Unicums plays nothing but Mediums

I watched a video of him getting his 3rd MOE on an IS-7 and I've watched. Few of his E-100 vids too. 



 


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View PostTeh Maged, on 25 January 2016 - 07:20 AM, said:

. Some people just don't have the time to dedicate to being good at this game(which is perfectly fine), 

 

I thought this comment was interesting. I don't feel that 'lack of time' is a huge reason for people not being unicums. I know plenty of players who have played way, way more games than me and are still only average or below in terms on WN7/8.

 

We all like to find excuses for why we aren't as good at certain things as other people but I think you learn more when you accept your own short-comings. You could give me all the time in the world to play COD and I would probably still be barely above average at it. Thankfully I seem to do ok at tanks.

 

interesting post again hammer, thanks.

 

 


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View PostDonThommo, on 25 January 2016 - 12:11 PM, said:

 

I thought this comment was interesting. I don't feel that 'lack of time' is a huge reason for people not being unicums. I know plenty of players who have played way, way more games than me and are still only average or below in terms on WN7/8.

 

We all like to find excuses for why we aren't as good at certain things as other people but I think you learn more when you accept your own short-comings. You could give me all the time in the world to play COD and I would probably still be barely above average at it. Thankfully I seem to do ok at tanks.

 

interesting post again hammer, thanks.

 

 

 

 

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View PostDonThommo, on 25 January 2016 - 07:11 AM, said:

 

I thought this comment was interesting. I don't feel that 'lack of time' is a huge reason for people not being unicums. I know plenty of players who have played way, way more games than me and are still only average or below in terms on WN7/8.

 

We all like to find excuses for why we aren't as good at certain things as other people but I think you learn more when you accept your own short-comings. You could give me all the time in the world to play COD and I would probably still be barely above average at it. Thankfully I seem to do ok at tanks.

 

interesting post again hammer, thanks.

 

 

You probably don't possess the reflexes for it, because strategically wise COD is the easiest FPS on the market 


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 my opinion is being a great or Unicum player isn't hard. It just requires situational awareness and know,edge of tanks and map tactics. If you have that it isn't hard, at least it wasn't hard for me. Whenever I first checked my Wn8 it was 2570 and I didn't know what it meant but all I knew is I wanted to improve. 

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this is false

 

unicums only achieve that status due to premium ammunition and consumables :trollface:



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View PostJustAnAce, on 25 January 2016 - 07:26 AM, said:

this is false

 

unicums only achieve that status due to premium ammunition and consumables :trollface:

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View Postd0ntblink97, on 25 January 2016 - 05:27 AM, said:

Stet pedder

 

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View PostDonThommo, on 25 January 2016 - 06:11 AM, said:

 

I thought this comment was interesting. I don't feel that 'lack of time' is a huge reason for people not being unicums. I know plenty of players who have played way, way more games than me and are still only average or below in terms on WN7/8.

 

We all like to find excuses for why we aren't as good at certain things as other people but I think you learn more when you accept your own short-comings. You could give me all the time in the world to play COD and I would probably still be barely above average at it. Thankfully I seem to do ok at tanks.

 

interesting post again hammer, thanks.

 

 

 

Exactly.

 

I played a ton of Halo with a friend and just suck at it. I lack the reflexes at my age to do well. :teethhappy:

 

This game, however, doesn't require fast twitch reflexes. It's about knowledge (weakspots, spots on maps, etc.) and awareness -- and the latter is what separates the uni players from the rest, IMHO. It's also why they play mediums: they can keep tabs of the whole battle and move where needed. 

 

+1 to you and OP, who is doing the Lord's work. :great:

 

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View PostCowboyArizona, on 25 January 2016 - 07:33 AM, said:

I once looked up Jingles rating a while back, and he was dark green, and he's universally looked up to by almost the entire WoT community.  So, I set my goal to be half as good as Jingles and I'll be happy.  Light/bright green for me and I'll consider my goal to be met.

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Great stuff Gr4btharshammers. Your contributions to the Xbox community are outstanding. Thank you again for all that you do.

Great information and well said sir.

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Great info...and well said...+1

 

 

 

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View PostJustAnAce, on 25 January 2016 - 07:28 AM, said:

 

:izmena:

 

also is-7 is meh, e-100 master race

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