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Dr Bodge #1 Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:37 PM

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Update: For anyone who has read and appreciated my guides I'm really sorry but I am going to stop writing them. When I started I had hoped they would stimulate a little debate and discussion. I can see now that there isn't much interest in this type of analysis. Considering how many hours I have spent planning and writing these it is disappointing to find that I could have received more attention by simply typing 'arty sux' in General Discussion.

 

I will not pretend to be an expert at WoT but I have given a lot of thought to questions of map control. Since nobody else has seen fit to provide a comprehensive set of map guides I might as well fill the gap. They are not perfect, suffering from two main problems. First, in my attempt to keep the guides readable I have made certain concessions to simplicity. Secondly, in trying to be comprehensive I spent less time on individual maps than they sometimes deserved.

 

 

Basic Guide

Intermediate Guide

Abbey

done

done

Airfield

done

done

Arctic Region

done

done

Cliff

done

done

El Halluf

done

done

Ensk

done

done

Erlenburg

done

done

Fisherman’s Bay

done

done

Great Wall

*

 

Highway

done

done

Himmelsdorf

done

done

Karelia

done

done

Komarin

done

done

Lakeville

done

done

Live Oaks

done

done

Malinovka

done

done

Mines

done

done

Mountain Pass

done

done

Murovanka

done

done

Pacific Island

done

done

Port

done

 

Prokhorovka

done

 

Province

 

 

Redshire

done

 

Sand River

done

 

Severogorsk

 

 

Siegfried Line

done

 

South Coast

done

 

Steppes

done

 

Swamp

 

 

Westfield

done

 

Widepark

done

 

     
Pearl River   done

 

Rather than trying to cram too much information onto each map I have taken the decision to create two separate guides for each map.

  • The Basic guides provide an overview for new players, outlining the usual patterns of play (meta).
  • The Intermediate guide assume players are very familiar with the map and so focus instead on identifying which areas/features are most important for map control, and what would constitute optimal strategy.
  • There is no Advanced guide as I don't feel qualified to provide one.

 

I consider this guide to be a work in progress. Where people provide compelling argument that the guide is misleading or just plain wrong I will endeavour to update it. I will add maps in blocks or 5 or so. If it sparks no real interest then don’t expect it ever to get finished.

 

Happy Tanking,

 

Dr B

 

* I have only played this map twice so far so too early for a guide I think.


Edited by Dr Bodge, 02 June 2016 - 01:20 PM.

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Aliyat EJ #2 Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:05 PM

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These are great!! Thank you!

 

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View PostDr Bodge, on 25 March 2016 - 10:37 AM, said:

I will not pretend to be an expert at WoT but I have given a lot of thought to questions of map control. Since nobody else has seen fit to provide a comprehensive set of map guides I might as well fill the gap. They are not perfect, suffering from two main problems. First, in my attempt to keep the guides readable I have made certain concessions to simplicity. Secondly, in trying to be comprehensive I spent less time on individual maps than they sometimes deserved.

 

 

Basic Guide

Intermediate Guide

Abbey

done

done

Airfield

done

done

Arctic Region

done

done

Cliff

done

 

El Halluf

done

 

Ensk

done

 

Erlenburg

 

 

Fisherman’s Bay

 

 

Great Wall

 

 

Highway

 

 

Himmelsdorf

 

 

Karelia

 

 

Komarin

 

 

Lakeville

 

 

Live Oaks

 

 

Malinovaka

 

 

Mines

 

 

Mountain Pass

 

 

Murovanka

 

 

Pacific Island

 

 

Port

 

 

Prokhorovka

 

 

Province

 

 

Redshire

 

 

Sand River

 

 

Severogorsk

 

 

Siegfried Line

 

 

South Coast

 

 

Steppes

 

 

Swamp

 

 

Westfield

 

 

Widepark

 

 

 

Rather than trying to cram too much information onto each map I have taken the decision to create two separate guides for each map.

  • The Basic guides provide an overview for new players, outlining the usual patterns of play (meta).
  • The Intermediate guide assume players are very familiar with the map and so focus instead on identifying which areas/features are most important for map control, and what would constitute optimal strategy.
  • There is no Advanced guide as I don't feel qualified to provide one.

 

I consider this guide to be a work in progress. Where people provide compelling argument that the guide is misleading or just plain wrong I will endeavour to update it. I will add maps in blocks or 5 or so. If it sparks no real interest then don’t expect it ever to get finished.

 

Happy Tanking,

 

Dr B

 

I'm going to ping this :)

 

Great work! 


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LeftTurnus #5 Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:31 PM

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Very nice work!

Definitely interested to see more.



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Love it. Thanks.

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View PostDr Bodge, on 25 March 2016 - 04:37 PM, said:

 

  • There is no Advanced guide as I don't feel qualified to provide one.

 

 

From what I can tell any kind of advanced guide beyond what you've already done as "intermediate" would be based on micropositioning.  Specific good positions for early damage, cap defence, etc down to the specific bush or ridge.

 

95% of how to map is going to be already covered.



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Would need one for great wall, I can guess a few of the conflict areas cause of experience, but I would rather have some more info concerning the map

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Edited by SteampunkPagan, 17 April 2017 - 11:40 PM.

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Dr Bodge #11 Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:54 AM

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View PostSteampunkPagan, on 18 April 2016 - 04:27 PM, said:

Great stuff and below is a link to where I re-shared this.

 

https://plus.google.com/+RonBirdJrniteman69/posts/9A4jDPeUudo

 

Thanks! Nice to know someone is reading it.
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Thanks for all the effort you've put into these guides. They are well thought out but to the point.

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These guides are really helpful Doc! I appreciate your insight and all the work you've put into them. Thanks!

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Dr. B,

 

It saddens me to see that you are no longer doing your map analysis. I have found it very useful, especially when just starting to play. Just know that there may not be many responses, ALOT of gamers use your map guides on a daily basis. So, please continue your map guides if you have time, we do appreciate it!

 

 



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View PostDr Bodge, on 25 March 2016 - 04:37 PM, said:

Update: For anyone who has read and appreciated my guides I'm really sorry but I am going to stop writing them. When I started I had hoped they would stimulate a little debate and discussion. I can see now that there isn't much interest in this type of analysis. Considering how many hours I have spent planning and writing these it is disappointing to find that I could have received more attention by simply typing 'arty sux' in General Discussion.

 

I will not pretend to be an expert at WoT but I have given a lot of thought to questions of map control. Since nobody else has seen fit to provide a comprehensive set of map guides I might as well fill the gap. They are not perfect, suffering from two main problems. First, in my attempt to keep the guides readable I have made certain concessions to simplicity. Secondly, in trying to be comprehensive I spent less time on individual maps than they sometimes deserved.

 

 

Basic Guide

Intermediate Guide

Abbey

done

done

Airfield

done

done

Arctic Region

done

done

Cliff

done

done

El Halluf

done

done

Ensk

done

done

Erlenburg

done

done

Fisherman’s Bay

done

done

Great Wall

*

 

Highway

done

done

Himmelsdorf

done

done

Karelia

done

done

Komarin

done

done

Lakeville

done

done

Live Oaks

done

done

Malinovka

done

done

Mines

done

done

Mountain Pass

done

done

Murovanka

done

done

Pacific Island

done

done

Port

done

 

Prokhorovka

done

 

Province

 

 

Redshire

done

 

Sand River

done

 

Severogorsk

 

 

Siegfried Line

done

 

South Coast

done

 

Steppes

done

 

Swamp

 

 

Westfield

done

 

Widepark

done

 

     
Pearl River   done

 

Rather than trying to cram too much information onto each map I have taken the decision to create two separate guides for each map.

  • The Basic guides provide an overview for new players, outlining the usual patterns of play (meta).
  • The Intermediate guide assume players are very familiar with the map and so focus instead on identifying which areas/features are most important for map control, and what would constitute optimal strategy.
  • There is no Advanced guide as I don't feel qualified to provide one.

 

I consider this guide to be a work in progress. Where people provide compelling argument that the guide is misleading or just plain wrong I will endeavour to update it. I will add maps in blocks or 5 or so. If it sparks no real interest then don’t expect it ever to get finished.

 

Happy Tanking,

 

Dr B

 

* I have only played this map twice so far so too early for a guide I think.

 

That's a shame but I understand your frustration. It seems that unless a thread is pinned in General Discussion it can't get enough attention, no matter how good the thread is.

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First time I have ever looked in the Maps section. This is helpful. Thanks Dr. Bodge

 



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Had no idea this was here. Please come back, and post more. 

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Incredibly useful for beginning/intermediate players, Dr Bodge!

Thanks so much for the hard work and I hope you reconsider adding more.



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Isn't there an updated version of this by JustAnAce and RoofisOnFire?




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