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Poll Results: Would you be interested in joining an OCN clan if there was one?

 
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post #361 of 6617
I’ll add you, hopefully we can play some time.

I understand that arty will be put against higher tier tanks but T3 against T8 where I only do 1% damage with a good hit? It just kind of sucks when you are next to useless and gain very little of anything because of the lack of everything.

I’m really enjoying the BT-2 and BT-7 right now. Me and 2 others have formed somewhat of a killbox formation going on lately. 1 tank destroyer, 1 light tank with a hard hitting gun, they get into place and I scout out the enemy and lead them into their sights. It has worked great several times, sometimes it doesn’t always work out. That and one of my teammates doesn’t know what cover is. . . lol.
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A tier 3 arty should rarely if ever be put in tier 8 battles. It sounds like a different tank in your platoon was pulling you up. Certain tanks have much higher matchmaking values than others at their tier. For example; scout tanks like the m5 stuart, pz38t, t50, etc. can pull you up into high tier battles even though they are only tier 3s/4s. This is why you need to carefully consider the matchmaking make up of your platoon.
Edited by FDS - 7/6/12 at 5:32pm
post #363 of 6617
Not sure if anyone doesn't know yet but 7.5 is live now and MM is adjusted.

Edited by rx7racer - 12/5/12 at 4:47pm
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Havent played in the last week, already updated. Must play! thumb.gif
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This is gonna be the 8.0 update apparently.
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post #366 of 6617
This still going strong and worth a try?? Never played it before but seems interesting
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The game is fun, but the pay to win is obnoxious at times. Paying $15 a month to team with more than 1 other person, paying real money for fully upgraded tanks, paying real money for stronger ammunition that sometimes gets almost double the penetration of the normal rounds, etc. That is not to say the game isn't fun, but when you end up in a match, and a kv-1 one shots you, make sure you tip your hat to his 10 gold coin per bullet ammunition.

That being said, happy about the match making update, and looking forward to 8.0... Really is a nice visual update.
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I'm sorry but this is just not true.

You cannot 'pay to win' in this game. The real money tanks are average at best, and the premium ammunition isn't worth the cost so nobody even uses it. I have maybe been killed by it once in over 2000 battles. As for the grouping matter, 1 extra person makes little difference.

The game is awesome, try it out, There is nothing to lose if you do not like it.
     
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This game is absolutely pay to win. I would 100% agree with that assessment.
If you pay for gold ammo (which is used way more then ^ guy thinks), buy upgraded modules, premium tanks (which they don't offer a battle advantage, but a HUGE money advantage) I don't see how you could argue anything different.
I've been playing since it came out of the beta, have played for 2 different clans now, and know several people who are in the largest clans in the game. Every one of them agrees it's pay to win. If you do not pay, either via premium account or tank, you will stop leveling up at around Tier 7-8. At that point, you will lose money every battle, or will simply not make enough Xp to be worth the grind, no matter how well you do. WIth the newest patch, matching did get better, but it still did not fix the pay to win aspect.
(btw, I'm at about 5k battles in game)
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Here is my take on World of Tanks.

Premium Ammo - If you use it in arty, prepare to destroy a LOT of stuff, it give you a much larger splash radius as well as you will knock out a bunch of more modules on things you hit. On regular tanks, it's not about you doing more damage, but it is about you penetrating more often. The less you bounce, the more damage you do. If you are in ClanWars, gold ammo is a MUST!

Premium Tanks - Depending on the one you get, with the new match maker, can yield you some very nice income. I have a Lowe, best money maker in the game. I make roughly 70k to 120k a battle on a win, 30k to 50k on a loss. There are other tanks like the KV-5 and the Type 59 which are also good on the credits, but hard on the wallet.

Premium Accounts - They give you 1.5x more experience and credits in battle. so combine that with the Lowe or another premium tank and you are making bank like I am. It normally takes me a few days to get a few million. As to where if you didn't have a premium account or premium tank it would take about a month to get a million or so.


The match maker has made it a lot easier to get kills now if you know what you are doing. Overall once 8.0 comes out(I'm guessing by the winter at the earliest) it will be a very phenomenal game. One thing though that gets me is, they can only add tanks for so long. Eventually they have to stop, the tech trees can only hold so many tanks and Germany is about capped out as it is. So we will have to see if they just focus on optimization of the game from that point forward or implement some other ploy to keep the income going. thumb.gif
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