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    Gaming

    Today I saw an avatar of the FV4005 from World of Tanks. It got me to thinking, what games are being played by this community?

    I play World of Tanks and a bit of GTA V. Shooting tanks and driving around like a maniac helps get the mind off of modeling all day long.

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    I play a lot of Destiny 2, and every now and then I play some Forza Motorsport.

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    Battlefield 1, 3 and 4, Star Citizen, Team Fortress 2, SW: Battlefront 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    Today I saw an avatar of the FV4005 from World of Tanks.
    Well met sir! Guilty as charged!

    I wasn't sure if anyone else on the forum plays WOT, I only started playing on my birthday in late January this year and play it most days. I've managed to play around 4.8k games since then which is pretty decent I think though I'd like my winrate to be higher than its current 48%. My WN8 isn't great but it is improving steadily as I (hopefully) continue to learn from my mistakes.
    I'm convinced part of the reason why my rating is lower than I think it should be is some of the tech tree lines I've chosen to grind. My preferred vehicle class is Tank Destroyer and I originally chose the Grille 15 as my first Tier X tank and thats when I encountered some stinker glass canon tanks like the Pz Sf IV c and of course the notorious Sturer Emil (which I gather is considered the worst tank by many). It was a painful grind and I've made it so far up to Tier IX with a fully upgraded Waffenträger auf Pz. IV and about 60k on the way to the Grille 15 but I've lost interest in that line for the moment. I've been recently grinding the Strv 103B line and encountered (in my opinion) a tank worse that the St Emil, the IKV 90B. Holy crap that thing is just awful, low alpha, low pen, cant pen many tanks it faces (even with gold ammo), That 104.5k was the worst grind ever and I was glad to make it through to the UDES03. I'm gonna leave that line for a while which brings us to the FV4005.

    Sadly cos I started playing so late, WG removed the glorious 'Death Star' FV215b (183) so I'll unlikely never get the chance to play it. My 2nd most played tank is the KV-2 (nothing makes a me giggle like a girl when I can 1-shot people with that). However my main focus now is to make the FV4005 or rather "Shitbarn" my first tier IX tank. Up to the Achilles so far so with 30k out of the 59k for the challenger gotten so far.



    Whats your WOT history?

    Prior to that, I was addicted to League of Legends for about 6 years...
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    My IGN is Derp_to_the_Face on NA and my first great love is the big slow stupid boomsticks. Things like the KV-2, Jagtiger, and Type 5. But since I'm a prolific strongholds player (combat officer in RYZIN) I also play a lot of lights. Calling while running SH arty and driving the light tank gets to be crazy sometimes. I've also recently started playing the french autoloading lights. Things like the 13 57 and AMX 12t are insanely crazy amount of fun. Before I had my carpal tunnel fixed I also became quite skilled as a scumbag. Roughly 400 games each in the FV304 and M44.

    I understand the pain of the IKV90. That thing was hell to grind through. So far the best low to mid tier non turreted TD I've played has been the SU-85. I 2 marked it a couple days ago without even trying hard. I'm not even that great of a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    I understand the pain of the IKV90. That thing was hell to grind through.
    At least when you get the top gun in the St Emil you can actually take part in the game (assuming you can eventually get into a position) but the shell count on that is just a complete joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    So far the best low to mid tier non turreted TD I've played has been the SU-85. I 2 marked it a couple days ago without even trying hard. I'm not even that great of a player.
    Yeah I played that recently as I too was grinding the Russian TD line but not with the intention of going for the completely broken Obj 268 V4, I was only aiming for the ISU-152 as that thing seem hella OP when I was facing it. I've gotten up to the SU-152 but I've lost interest in going any further along that line at the moment.

    Funny you should mention arty, almost every game I play where I die is down to those red-line clickers. Like many, I find there are too many of them in game (I'd like a restriction of 1 max rather than remove entirely) and the damage amount and stun they often get is insane; I've been 1 shot so many times by Lorraine 155 50's/ G.W. Panther's / M40/M43 etc... and not to mention the nuisance premium scumbag lefh18b2 permatracking once spotted. I've got mixed feelings since the 1.0 update. It looks great but less FPS and far less cover than before which really sucks a lot of the time in my KV-2. I only unlocked it just after the update but can imagine it would have been a little safer when less exposed whereas now, unless you have cover, once spotted I pretty much get 3 arty shells on me and game over. A typical example of this is spawning North-East on Westfield. I've often had T67's crest the hill from spawn whilst I'm plodding along and boom, there goes 6th sense and soon after the death cam. Pretty much nowhere to run unless I can make it to the village.

    The only time I'm playing arty is for the personal mission's but I don't have any decent arty unlocked. I could get the S-51 but I hear from the WOT forums that its pretty terrible. I've got the birch gun available to buy and I have got the T82HMC but the lack of range is so frustrating. I messed up picking the Stug IV as the first mission tank whereas I shouldve gone for the T28 HMC which I think is just fantastic looking tank and quite effective as well unless you know to target the dome MG turrets. I've completed the TD missions with honours, barely touched the light tanks (I dont really play them but I have the AMX duck tank and could unlock the AMX ELC BIS soon), arty missions have nothing completed, 3/4 of the Meds completed and in the heavy tank missions I'm stuck on the 9th mission where you have to get a kill by ramming. Fat chance of that in my KV-2, I'm probably going to have to get a french heavy which I understand are as fast as some lights.

    So much to do, so little time etc...
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    The best heavy to do the ramming missions early on is the KV-85. Or jump off a cliff onto somebody.

    For the T28 I only have TD15 and the last 5 medium missions left. I'm doing them in the Centurion and Comwell B. TD15 will be done in the Jagtiger as soon as I play enough cockroach games to get the 2nd loader up to having 6th sense. I figure only another 15 or 20 games to go and that'll be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    get the 2nd loader up to having 6th sense.
    Do you get 6th sense on more than 1 crew member? I've only ever (always) got it for the commander.

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    durr... I meant Brothers in Arms.

    It sucks when you move up a tier and suddenly your 4 skill crew has to have some noob join you. Gee thanks, I love not having BIA active.

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    Ahh, yeah I know what you mean. I've not yet got a crew with 100% BIA yet, must be good when it happens

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