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Poll: Driving OP Premium Tanks... (45 members have cast votes)

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Do you regularly drive “OP” Premium Tanks?

  1. HELL YES, I’m an unabashed wallet warrior and I don’t care what anyone thinks. (18 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. NO SIR, I hate that WG has allowed such tanks in the game, and I won’t have any part in it. (6 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  3. MEH, live and let live. What’s the big hairy deal? (21 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

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Jean_Luc_D_Argent #1 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:12 AM

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Maybe I worry about stupid stuff. But oh well this is just a game, so we can discuss stupid stuff and still have fun doing so. Right?
 

Recently, I’ve been debating whether I should only drive TECH TREE Premiums (T34, IS-6, etc) in order to grind credits (how else can you play tier x without going broke). Why? I’m just not sure I want my stats built on “OP” tanks.
 

*Whether or not they’re truly OP is a separate discussion. Even if they’re PERCEIVED as OP, I feel it discredits my stats and progress in the game. 
 

For example, I recently got thrown some hate in a battle for driving the Chimera. “Get that fk OP tank outta here” or something along those lines. Annihilator is clearly overcooked. I could drive and win easily most of the time in that, and earn credits. But that doesn’t really show I’ve become an ace tanker, now does it?

 

Thoughts?   T34, IS-6, Löwe, FCM 50t...  OR   Action X, Shark, Chimera, Anni, WZ-120-1G FT...?

 

*As a side note, part of me wants to justify driving “easy” tanks, just because I waited to long to really focus on “getting gud” and it’s hard to fix stats after 10k battles (career WR is still below 50%). Even so, the other part of me wants to earn it “the right way,” if there is such a thing. 


Edited by Jean_Luc_D_Argent, 05 February 2021 - 07:15 AM.


Player935 #2 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:22 AM

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They say that there op but they forget that the tank might encounter a unfavorable match also you forgot the mod 1 T-54 and the TP 50 prototyp.

Edited by Player935, 05 February 2021 - 07:24 AM.


Ronin_23 #3 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:28 AM

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I shamelessly spammed 1k games in the WZ-120-1G FT this past year. That's just the most egregious example. You can always get good later, and you'll probably want to if you wanna live up to your career stats. Eventually you'll lose interest in the OP monsters and look to other tanks. Just gonna let your winrate plummet? No, you're gonna want to prove yourself. Winrate is considerably harder to move later in the career if it's important to you. 

 

Everyone's doing it.



Jean_Luc_D_Argent #4 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:35 AM

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View PostRonin_23, on 05 February 2021 - 07:28 AM, said:

Everyone's doing it.

LOL
 

 

View PostPlayer935, on 05 February 2021 - 07:22 AM, said:

They say that there op but they forget that the tank might encounter a unfavorable match also you forgot the mod 1 T-54 and the TP 50 prototyp.

The ... meant to indicate “and the like” but, yes, there are others.



Vacazion #5 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:44 AM

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View PostRonin_23, on 04 February 2021 - 11:28 PM, said:

I shamelessly spammed 1k games in the WZ-120-1G FT this past year. That's just the most egregious example. You can always get good later, and you'll probably want to if you wanna live up to your career stats. Eventually you'll lose interest in the OP monsters and look to other tanks. Just gonna let your winrate plummet? No, you're gonna want to prove yourself. Winrate is considerably harder to move later in the career if it's important to you. 

 

Everyone's doing it.


What are you talking about? I’ve moved my WR up a tenth of a percent over the past year!  59.7% to 59.8% like it was nuthin’.

 


Edited by Vacazion, 05 February 2021 - 07:47 AM.

 

 


Jean_Luc_D_Argent #6 Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:54 AM

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Y’all crack me up!  

CommanderSean_2014 #7 Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:20 AM

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If u can't beat em, join em.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are ya winnin son?:trollface:


Edited by CommanderSean_2014, 05 February 2021 - 08:20 AM.

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Wg should Ban the BOTS and AFKERS PERMANTLY

 

 

Jean_Luc_D_Argent #8 Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:30 AM

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View PostCommanderSean_2014, on 05 February 2021 - 08:20 AM, said:

 

Are ya winnin son?:trollface:

Not enough, apparently!



War_Vet_1 #9 Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:37 AM

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Just drive what you like; stats be damned! Nobody looks at your WR and does the algebra to figure out how you got there. Besides, OP tanks are only OP in a skilled players hands.

Meat_Locker #10 Posted 05 February 2021 - 11:22 AM

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This is pretty easy.

 

Write a list of the top 3-5 things that bring you joy or challenge in the game. As long as you aren't intentionally sabotaging 13 other players' ability to enjoy their 'top 3-5 things', then do whatever.



   

 

 

 


Jean_Luc_D_Argent #11 Posted 05 February 2021 - 11:32 AM

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View PostMeat_Locker, on 05 February 2021 - 11:22 AM, said:

This is pretty easy.

 

Write a list of the top 3-5 things that bring you joy or challenge in the game. As long as you aren't intentionally sabotaging 13 other players' ability to enjoy their 'top 3-5 things', then do whatever.

Thanks, man.  =)



_BobaFett #12 Posted 05 February 2021 - 12:47 PM

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For me personally, I find no enjoyment in playing OP tanks. It feels bland and empty; there's no challenge at all.

Just my personal experience with driving OP tanks.


acrisis #13 Posted 05 February 2021 - 12:52 PM

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The game is more fun when you win 50%+ of battles.

You only make extra credits when you win (and have premium time, and drive a tank with a good coefficient).

The old premium staple tanks have been power crept, as they're now surrounded by a few OP premiums in tier VII VIII and IX. 

So, if you want to have fun, stand a better chance of winning and make credits in the process ... and keep WR stable or moving up; then don't worry about how many battles you end up having in which tanks. 
 


 

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bwcamp #14 Posted 05 February 2021 - 01:37 PM

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If there were true OP/Broken tanks in the game, than anyone could drive them and easily get at least a 50%+ WR, no matter your skill ratio. But-like TT-these so called OP tanks are only OP in the hands of good players. Yes, they are much stronger than most TT tanks, but I wouldn't call them OP or Broken. Annih, now......that I could call broken...:)

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YOLO_4_BOLO #15 Posted 05 February 2021 - 01:40 PM

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I never got the Smasher but now I have an Annihilator so my goal in life is to troll tier VII and crush every smasher in the game until they feel insignificant...yeah, I've got daddy issues.

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cheasesteak #16 Posted 05 February 2021 - 01:41 PM

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Why any angst at all about how a bunch of internet strangers perceive your stats?  Play whatever tanks you want.  

Edited by cheasesteak, 05 February 2021 - 01:42 PM.


LtRaseiniai #17 Posted 05 February 2021 - 01:43 PM

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I drove the Jackson for 500 games when it was junk.  And had a way under .500 losing record in it.

 

When they buffed it and made it OP you can bet I played that mother ...



YOLO_4_BOLO #18 Posted 05 February 2021 - 01:58 PM

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View Postcheasesteak, on 05 February 2021 - 01:41 PM, said:

Why any angst at all about how a bunch of internet strangers perceive your stats?  Play whatever tanks you want.  

 

Boom! Nailed it!


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_Crusader6_ #19 Posted 05 February 2021 - 02:05 PM

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View Postcheasesteak, on 05 February 2021 - 08:41 AM, said:

Why any angst at all about how a bunch of internet strangers perceive your stats?  Play whatever tanks you want.  


Exactly. 
    

Now you should feel shame if you play more than 100 games in the Annihilator if it’s already aced.  
 


I hate Annihilator spammers...  

 
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_Cletus #20 Posted 05 February 2021 - 02:17 PM

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Yeah, I say pretty much play what you want.  There is a big difference in spamming the chimera and spamming the anni though.  I feel a lot prouder winning in something like a prog 46 than I do in an anni.

 

If it burns when I pee, does that mean I wouldn't be a good fireman?
 





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