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ThermalStone #1 Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:48 AM

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Somewhere around 13000 battles, I was a potato with a Wn8 in the 1200s.  Despite having two kids and taking two years off from Tanks, I raised my level of play and kept grinding.  

 

Three and a half years ago, as I was hating my Chi Ri, I discovered the Wotlabs articles, still a great resource even though the site is pretty much dead.  From these articles I learned that what separated the best players in the game from me wasn't that they were any better at shooting tanks than I was, they just shot a lot more often.  The Chi Ri turned out to be a very instructional tank with nothing going for it except a high rate of fire.  I tried to fire as many shots as I could, not worrying about aim, just shooting constantly and trying to stay alive and I immediately started putting up blue stats and eventually purple as I started playing better in other tanks.  My win rate also climbed as I put up more damage. 

 

If I can reach my apotheosis any yellow or green player can do it, and probably faster than me because I had so many games of crap to overcome.  Too many players get hung up on the minutiae of tank stats, penetration values and armor schemes and miss the big picture.  Focus on firing more shots per game through aggressive play, good positioning, map awareness, and self preservation. 

 


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Rubbelito #2 Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:13 AM

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Good work! :medal:

I still have an estimated year left until hitting purple..... (I got the math all figured out...lol)



CleverJoey1844 #3 Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:14 AM

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Congragulations ThermalStone

TocFanKe4 #4 Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:21 AM

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Good job. It's good to know that if I ever stopped getting drunk and playing heavy tanks, there is hope. Of course, I don't want to stop playing heavy tanks drunk.  :trollface:

 

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CleverJoey1844 #5 Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:42 AM

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View PostTocFanKe4, on 12 February 2019 - 06:21 AM, said:

Good job. It's good to know that if I ever stopped getting drunk and playing heavy tanks, there is hope. Of course, I don't want to stop playing heavy tanks drunk. :trollface:

 

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John-berg1995 #6 Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:37 AM

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I'm not taking anything away from you. Congratulations on getting to purple


But playing light tanks is the easiest way to farm Wn8, it's no surprise your wn8 Is as high as it is. Lights have extremely high damage to wn8 ratios,

And auto loading lights at that. spyglass. Lycan. And 13-90. almost impossible not to do 2k in

Good job though.

M4ntiX #7 Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:47 AM

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^ I hear if you drive heavies and spam prammo all the time shooting at low tier tanks, your WN8 also goes up. ;)

OP, congrats on reaching uni status! Well done!

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The Chi-Ri was also actually mad fun in general, it was the higher DPM autoloader before the actual high dpm autoloader line came around and made it obsolete. Was a fun 3 marking challenge.

 

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View PostThermalStone, on 12 February 2019 - 06:48 AM, said:

Focus on firing more shots per game through aggressive play, good positioning, map awareness, and self preservation. 

Congrats OP!

I´m still learning the things quoted above. These things and especially read the battle flow and position correctly is the hardest part for me. I should glue my eyes to the mini map lol



milesizdead #10 Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:53 AM

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Congrats! I'll join you one day, I will!

 


T00_Late_Checkm8 #11 Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:01 AM

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Good job man! I remember i found it hard to maintain purple while grinding stock tanks etc... but then i continued the British heavy-line and all was good. You gotta find those tanks in which you can perform well and build a little wn8 buffer to stay a purple.

 

You made it this far, just a little push towards 2500+ and you'll be out of the woods.

Once passed that, its nearly impossible to fall back to blueberry territory unless you fail bad! day after day.

 


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FinlandRed #12 Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:08 AM

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Congrats. Now beware the call of the Super Uni. Seriously, don't do it. :trollface:


LEEFERNEE #13 Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:21 AM

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You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. 

Even if it's a slim chance of hitting take the shot. 

RNG might smile on you. 


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sergeant-slow741 #14 Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

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View PostThermalStone, on 11 February 2019 - 09:48 PM, said:

Somewhere around 13000 battles, I was a potato with a Wn8 in the 1200s.  Despite having two kids and taking two years off from Tanks, I raised my level of play and kept grinding.  

 

Three and a half years ago, as I was hating my Chi Ri, I discovered the Wotlabs articles, still a great resource even though the site is pretty much dead.  From these articles I learned that what separated the best players in the game from me wasn't that they were any better at shooting tanks than I was, they just shot a lot more often.  The Chi Ri turned out to be a very instructional tank with nothing going for it except a high rate of fire.  I tried to fire as many shots as I could, not worrying about aim, just shooting constantly and trying to stay alive and I immediately started putting up blue stats and eventually purple as I started playing better in other tanks.  My win rate also climbed as I put up more damage. 

 

If I can reach my apotheosis any yellow or green player can do it, and probably faster than me because I had so many games of crap to overcome.  Too many players get hung up on the minutiae of tank stats, penetration values and armor schemes and miss the big picture.  Focus on firing more shots per game through aggressive play, good positioning, map awareness, and self preservation. 

 

 

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Congrats!!

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FromBravo2Kilo #16 Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:30 AM

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View PostLEEFERNEE, on 12 February 2019 - 09:21 AM, said:

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. 

Even if it's a slim chance of hitting take the shot. 

RNG might smile on you. 

 

Congrats OP :great:

 

Getting my hands on a few plebs to use as meatshileds has helped me maintain my purple status  ;)


 

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View PostThermalStone, on 11 February 2019 - 11:48 PM, said:

Somewhere around 13000 battles, I was a potato with a Wn8 in the 1200s.  Despite having two kids and taking two years off from Tanks, I raised my level of play and kept grinding.  

 

Three and a half years ago, as I was hating my Chi Ri, I discovered the Wotlabs articles, still a great resource even though the site is pretty much dead.  From these articles I learned that what separated the best players in the game from me wasn't that they were any better at shooting tanks than I was, they just shot a lot more often.  The Chi Ri turned out to be a very instructional tank with nothing going for it except a high rate of fire.  I tried to fire as many shots as I could, not worrying about aim, just shooting constantly and trying to stay alive and I immediately started putting up blue stats and eventually purple as I started playing better in other tanks.  My win rate also climbed as I put up more damage. 

 

If I can reach my apotheosis any yellow or green player can do it, and probably faster than me because I had so many games of crap to overcome.  Too many players get hung up on the minutiae of tank stats, penetration values and armor schemes and miss the big picture.  Focus on firing more shots per game through aggressive play, good positioning, map awareness, and self preservation. 

 

 

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RangerCharlie75 #19 Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:14 AM

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Taking shots is correct. When I was grinding the T-54 had a game with another guy in a T-54, we impromptu platooned and had a great match together. Even though I thought I took a lot of shots, this guy doubled my shots and smoked everyone in damage. I still can't fathom how he shot so much.  

Some games as I check stats I run across people that took 30+ shots (Not light tanks) which is way above norm as most I see are in the 10 to 15 range.


 


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Congrats OP!

 

Proof that if people want to they can turn it around with a bit of thought and hard work :)







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