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ThermalStone #21 Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

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View PostJatemKaa, on 14 November 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:

 

Funny thing, I am pretty much the exact opposite. Started playing aggressively, back when you were almost always guaranteed a top tier match every third match. As time has gone on, have become more and more of a sniper/camper - to the degree that the majority of the tanks in my garage (87 I think) are TD's, with a few arty, a few heavy tanks, a few mediums, and more than a few lights. Kind of occurred around the time I had eight straight games with no top tier. I just cannot force myself to play aggressively when I am two tiers down, rarely when I am one tier down. With the way match-making is right now, it is hard to make myself attack even if I am in a top tier fully upgraded VK 100.01 (p).

 

View PostSpartanFire71, on 14 November 2017 - 07:25 PM, said:

 

I have a not too consistent issue because sometimes I may be too aggressive.  I hate to wait to see what team does, and sometimes that leaves me high and dry as team leaves one side of the map open.

 

It's a fine balance between aggression and survival.  Most players are too far to one side or another.  Aggression might be the wrong way to think about it.  Keeping your gun active the whole game is a better way to think about playing.  It's a combination of taking forward positions early but surviving deep into games so you can keep shooting.   

 

My struggles with consistency come from the maps.  I'm still learning the new ones and a lot of my old favorites have been altered.  I really don't like all the new tiny arena style maps that force close combat on everyone.  Let a good player choose his range and he can pick apart half the enemy team.  Force him into close combat and he might get killed by a potato.


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milesizdead #22 Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

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Changed? Not much. Developed? A bit. I still play too aggressively, and end up dying more than I should. One thing that has changed for sure is when playing lights; I used to passive scout and now I’m much more active. 


Doctor_Who_22 #23 Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:12 PM

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The high use and availability of premium ammo has greatly reduced the effectiveness of heavy tanks, and those that rely on armor to survive. When I first started, premium ammo actually cost gold so you'd very rarely see it used and you.had to focus on weak spots and flanking. Now, many tanks can simply switch to premium and oen heavy tanks easily.though the front, negating their armor.

So now I focus more on visibility and mobility to perform well. Can't hit what you can't see or cant keep up with... and this is why tanks like the Snakebite and the Hellcat are much more appealing to me, and are far easier to succeed with.

 


 

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Beta582 #24 Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:16 PM

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Started with big ol' brawlin' heavies and still love my big ol' brawlin' heavies. Don't love them quite as much because of all the premium spam making armor irrelevant but still have a soft spot for them.

 

Although, I do enjoy playing mediums much more now.

 

Had a period where I adored light tanks but honestly, they are kind of irrelevant as a high tier medium can do everything a light can, better... (and with better matchmaking, armor, and guns)


 

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westmech #25 Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:30 PM

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I love my heavies the most. They are my 'having fun' tanks. I'm teaching myself light tanks right now. I find they sway the outcomes of the games the most. I liked TDs when I started playing, but I honestly hate them now. I need to finish off the T30 grind to the 110E4 and that will probably be my last tier ten TD. 

Fast mediums and lights are my future for this game. Now I just need to work on patience :playing:



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View Postmilesizdead, on 15 November 2017 - 09:08 AM, said:

I still play too aggressively, and end up dying more than I should. 

 

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MEGALADON1951 #27 Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

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I went from brawling and sniping to using ridgelines after I got my Type 5 around a week after the heavies released. Now I use terrain to my advantage more than anything and enjoy it very much so. 

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Mr HIPP0 #28 Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

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View Postallhavoc, on 15 November 2017 - 03:24 AM, said:

I used to get killed by arty a lot, cause I didn't know how to play arty safe.  Now, I play arty safe and still get killed by them often.  Screw arty.

 

But seriously, my play style hasn't changed much at all.  There is a thin line between being an aggressive player and being a yolohead, I've gotten better at not crossing that line.

 

Therein lies my main problem, I often find myself slightly the wrong side of that line.

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View PostMr HIPP0, on 15 November 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

 

Therein lies my main problem, I often find myself slightly the wrong side of that line.

 

It's tuff to break bad habits.  I recommend doing a little exercise:  pick one tank you enjoy playing and run a series of 20 games in it with survival as your priority.  Keep track of how many games you survive.  Then repeat another 20 games and see if you can beat your previous survival rate.  Keep doing this over and over, trying to survive more each time.

 

It's kinda like training your brain to 'choose to survive'.  You might feel like your missing opportunities because you're not being aggressive.  But, if you keep your tank in the game longer, you'll end up doing more damage.


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Mr HIPP0 #30 Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

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View Postallhavoc, on 15 November 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:

 

It's tuff to break bad habits.  I recommend doing a little exercise:  pick one tank you enjoy playing and run a series of 20 games in it with survival as your priority.  Keep track of how many games you survive.  Then repeat another 20 games and see if you can beat your previous survival rate.  Keep doing this over and over, trying to survive more each time.

 

It's kinda like training your brain to 'choose to survive'.  You might feel like your missing opportunities because you're not being aggressive.  But, if you keep your tank in the game longer, you'll end up doing more damage.

 

Thank you. that makes a lot of sense.

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