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TheWitchKingOfAngmar #1 Posted 22 January 2023 - 12:22 AM

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I just got up into the platinum league for rating battles, and I noticed some differences compared to regular battles. Most significantly, Heavies are MUCH more prevalent. Games with 5-6 heavies are the norm. I am thinking about trying to get into the diamond league right now, but I am not sure how difficult that will be.  I'd appreciate some of your tips and tricks for rating battles, as well as the best tanks to use. I have been mostly using my Emil 1951, and it works fairly well. The turret is weak, because everyone is using gold, but besides that it has worked fairly well.

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YOLO_4_BOLO #2 Posted 22 January 2023 - 04:27 AM

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View Postkidthekid01, on 22 January 2023 - 12:22 AM, said:

I just got up into the platinum league for rating battles, and I noticed some differences compared to regular battles. Most significantly, Heavies are MUCH more prevalent. Games with 5-6 heavies are the norm. I am thinking about trying to get into the diamond league right now, but I am not sure how difficult that will be.  I'd appreciate some of your tips and tricks for rating battles, as well as the best tanks to use. I have been mostly using my Emil 1951, and it works fairly well. The turret is weak, because everyone is using gold, but besides that it has worked fairly well.

 

If you made it to Platinum League, keep doing what you're doing. Most people only make it to Silver or Gold...including me.


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TheWitchKingOfAngmar #3 Posted 22 January 2023 - 05:28 AM

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View PostYOLO_4_BOLO, on 21 January 2023 - 10:27 PM, said:

 

If you made it to Platinum League, keep doing what you're doing. Most people only make it to Silver or Gold...including me.

Thanks. It may be the alcohol talking, but it would probably make the most sense to listen to people in the platinum/diamond league... no insult intended lol


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ultimate_sushi_45 #4 Posted 22 January 2023 - 02:28 PM

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View PostTheWitchKingOfAngmar, on 22 January 2023 - 12:22 AM, said:

I just got up into the platinum league for rating battles, and I noticed some differences compared to regular battles. Most significantly, Heavies are MUCH more prevalent. Games with 5-6 heavies are the norm. I am thinking about trying to get into the diamond league right now, but I am not sure how difficult that will be.  I'd appreciate some of your tips and tricks for rating battles, as well as the best tanks to use. I have been mostly using my Emil 1951, and it works fairly well. The turret is weak, because everyone is using gold, but besides that it has worked fairly well.

Play tanks that no one can pen with gold. problem solved



Purplet #5 Posted 23 January 2023 - 06:02 PM

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View PostTheWitchKingOfAngmar, on 22 January 2023 - 12:22 AM, said:

I just got up into the platinum league for rating battles, and I noticed some differences compared to regular battles. Most significantly, Heavies are MUCH more prevalent. Games with 5-6 heavies are the norm. I am thinking about trying to get into the diamond league right now, but I am not sure how difficult that will be.  I'd appreciate some of your tips and tricks for rating battles, as well as the best tanks to use. I have been mostly using my Emil 1951, and it works fairly well. The turret is weak, because everyone is using gold, but besides that it has worked fairly well.

 

Yeah there a lot of heavies in rating battles, especially at tier 8. But that doesn't mean other tank types don't work. I would play whatever tank type you are most comfortable with. Heavies are pretty strong right now so that's what everyone gravitates to. But that also means that medium and light tanks become more valuable for their mobility and DPM.

 

I only play tier X battles in ratings. Honestly I think tier X should be the only tier available for rating, since it's supposed to represent the pinnacle of it's tank line. Try out tier X and see if it's easier for you, since you will get a different group of players (probably more experienced). And you won't be low tier.

 

There aren't really any tricks to rating battles. You just have to play your best and improve. Blaming teammates won't help. If you are complaining about no one spotting, grab a medium or light and do it yourself. Also, don't treat it like a pub match. Rating and pub are very different, people are more attentive and there is (for the most part) no one to be your meat shield. I think a lot of good pub players struggle in rating because of this. It's just a matter of tweaking your playstyle a bit


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Irany0 #6 Posted 24 January 2023 - 10:50 PM

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Once upon a time I competed and finished in the top ten of a ratings season...never again.

My tank of choice in Platinum league was the progetto 46, but 5k+ I played nothing but the Shark. I ran calibrated shells to crack Emil turrets, which was the tank of choice for every other player in the top 10. Flexible hull-down Heavies were the meta, it wasn't uncommon to see two Emil 1s on each team, and you lived in fear of the dreaded triple Emil when the 1951 was thrown into the mix. Games were decided by the duel between Diamond league heavies for dominance of key positions

In short, Heavies are indeed the most influential tanks in ratings, this had held true for a long time.

TheWitchKingOfAngmar #7 Posted Yesterday, 12:41 AM

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View PostIrany0, on 24 January 2023 - 04:50 PM, said:

Once upon a time I competed and finished in the top ten of a ratings season...never again.

My tank of choice in Platinum league was the progetto 46, but 5k+ I played nothing but the Shark. I ran calibrated shells to crack Emil turrets, which was the tank of choice for every other player in the top 10. Flexible hull-down Heavies were the meta, it wasn't uncommon to see two Emil 1s on each team, and you lived in fear of the dreaded triple Emil when the 1951 was thrown into the mix. Games were decided by the duel between Diamond league heavies for dominance of key positions

In short, Heavies are indeed the most influential tanks in ratings, this had held true for a long time.

You ran calibrated shells in the shark, or the progetto 46? I have the shark and the Emil 1951, though I find the Emil more fun in general than the shark.


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Irany0 #8 Posted Yesterday, 01:56 PM

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View PostTheWitchKingOfAngmar, on 24 January 2023 - 07:41 PM, said:

You ran calibrated shells in the shark, or the progetto 46? I have the shark and the Emil 1951, though I find the Emil more fun in general than the shark.

In regular battles I always run rammer or vents, but during ratings I found that the Shark could pen the Emil 1's turret reliably when it ran CS. This was huge when it came time for duels on maps like mines.






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