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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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_Wikipedia #41 Posted 06 February 2021 - 07:33 PM

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My WN8 suffers when I drive them and they are boring.

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Gavidoc01 #42 Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:33 AM

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Not sure how people think spamming op tanks really moves a wr. 
 

a 62% player with 20000 battles is going to only move his wr to 62.38 if he wins 70% of 1000 Annie battles.
a 55% would be 55.71%. 
 

 

Not a whole lot of inflation happening there. 


Edited by Gavidoc01, 07 February 2021 - 03:38 AM.

Winrate is meaningless. It’s just a game. 

 

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LordDumptruck #43 Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:58 AM

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View PostRonin_23, on 05 February 2021 - 06:35 PM, said:

TIL this is a word. Cool vocab :)

“Jabberwocky"

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) by Lewis Carroll

 

-here is also the origin of the word “chortle” and “vorpal”



Kiwi_Kebab #44 Posted 07 February 2021 - 05:46 AM

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View PostsomeguyfromPitt, on 06 February 2021 - 12:53 AM, said:

The meta changes every so often. However the constant is if the tank is slow, it’s harder to influence the battle. 
 

I play fast premium tanks and the mod 1. It allows to gain credits, influence battles by moving the attack to odd tank advantages, and to take out slower Heavies.
 

Its a formula I learned from Lokeen. Slow tanks don’t influence the battle that much. 

I agree with this. Mobility is a requirement to influence matches effectively, unless you have some other extreme abilities to offset the problem. For instance, T110E3. Slow, but very very good right now thanks to a 155mm and a super-heavy frontal armor profile. 


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LordDumptruck #45 Posted 07 February 2021 - 06:32 AM

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A fair number of the more recent premiums have also gotten around ten degrees of gun depression, which has in some cases really benefitted them when handled well against similar, older vehicles with less gun depression. 

_Crusader6_ #46 Posted 07 February 2021 - 04:58 PM

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View PostGavidoc01, on 06 February 2021 - 10:33 PM, said:

Not sure how people think spamming op tanks really moves a wr. 
 

a 62% player with 20000 battles is going to only move his wr to 62.38 if he wins 70% of 1000 Annie battles.
a 55% would be 55.71%. 
 

 

Not a whole lot of inflation happening there. 


How dare you bring math into this John.   
 

This is a place for irrational rants.  
 

Actually it’s pretty sad when you have 70k plus games and want to move the needle.   
 

 


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Chiefmac #47 Posted 07 February 2021 - 08:01 PM

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View Post_Cletus, on 05 February 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

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.

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DanAnsomeHansome #48 Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:00 PM

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I’m not even that good and I feel guilty when I toon with a 51%er in double annihilators .



Nantano23 #49 Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:39 PM

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The only OP tank I have is the anni, and I just play it for fun and silver making. Even if it wasnt op, i would still play for fun.

whatzup22 #50 Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:41 PM

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THERebrth #51 Posted 08 February 2021 - 04:17 AM

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Feeling bad playing op tanks? I kinda get the feeling, but when you drive those op tanks it feels ever so sweet, cos you dont need to depend on your teammates, its allll you (mostly)

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LordDumptruck #52 Posted 08 February 2021 - 05:59 AM

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There are tech tree tanks that are OP and they can be just as much, if not more, fun to drive than some premiums. 

Jean_Luc_D_Argent #53 Posted 08 February 2021 - 07:31 AM

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View PostLordDumptruck, on 08 February 2021 - 05:59 AM, said:

There are tech tree tanks that are OP and they can be just as much, if not more, fun to drive than some premiums. 

But sadly I am always credit poor, so I don't tend to choose those...   (for now).

 

Someday I'll come back to the RU and LTTB...



whatzup22 #54 Posted 08 February 2021 - 07:55 AM

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View PostLordDumptruck, on 08 February 2021 - 01:59 PM, said:

There are tech tree tanks that are OP and they can be just as much, if not more, fun to drive than some premiums. 

Like?



Antitwink #55 Posted 08 February 2021 - 09:03 AM

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View Post_Crusader6_, on 05 February 2021 - 06:05 AM, said:


Exactly. 
    

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


I feel no shame in spamming Annihilators. Part of what brings me joy in this game is pissing other players off. Annihilators are perfect for inducing red tears. 


Nobody likes antitwinks.  

whatzup22 #56 Posted 08 February 2021 - 09:53 AM

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View Post40_Percenter, on 08 February 2021 - 05:03 PM, said:


I feel no shame in spamming Annihilators. Part of what brings me joy in this game is pissing other players off. Annihilators are perfect for inducing red tears. 

There are other ways of pissing reds off rather than spamming op tanks. For example,  being actually good at the game.



Jean_Luc_D_Argent #57 Posted 08 February 2021 - 10:23 AM

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View Postwhatzup22, on 08 February 2021 - 09:53 AM, said:

There are other ways of pissing reds off rather than spamming op tanks. For example,  being actually good at the game.

Lol, check the stats of the guy you're quoting. 


Edited by Jean_Luc_D_Argent, 08 February 2021 - 10:27 AM.


whatzup22 #58 Posted 08 February 2021 - 11:41 AM

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View PostJean_Luc_D_Argent, on 08 February 2021 - 06:23 PM, said:

Lol, check the stats of the guy you're quoting. 

Good, but not great



Jean_Luc_D_Argent #59 Posted 08 February 2021 - 12:46 PM

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View Postwhatzup22, on 08 February 2021 - 11:41 AM, said:

Good, but not great

I'd say so, with 50k+ battles, not just a few thousand...   ;-)



7ero #60 Posted 08 February 2021 - 01:08 PM

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View Postwhatzup22, on 08 February 2021 - 05:41 AM, said:

Good, but not great


Well.   Since you haven’t really played tier 9 or 10.  Let’s go off his tier 7 and 8 stats vs yours.  Which his are overwhelmingly better than yours overall.   So if he’s just a “good” player.  What does that make you? 



 

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