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Turd___Ferguson #1 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

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***Please note:  During the last 45 days since my last update, approximately 90 games were played by someone else, which skews my results.  Please see comment number 22 for more details, and judge my progress accordingly***

Hello Tankers and Happy New Year!

 

I wanted to post something here to update you on my status and to provide encouragement to those of you who are struggling to get better (No bragging, I'm still five games away from sucking).  I wanted to share that everyone can make improvements in their game, even the most noobish of players.  Actually, the more noobish you are the easier it is to improve because you have more room to grow.    I've played a lot and I've been working on rehabbing my noobish mistakes.  With 32,000 games that's not a small feat.


 

I originally posted a thread in March last year, a follow up in November, and now this update.  You can find my old links here:

November 2016  http://forum.wotblitz.com/index.php?/topic/65481-my-journey-from-noob-to-blue-and-working-on-purple/page__fromsearch__1.


 

March 2016  http://forum.wotblitz.com/index.php?/topic/47159-my-journey-from-noob-to-blue/page__fromsearch__1


 

The update is that since November I have been able to improve my WR by 0.25% (and 1.5% since March) (that's huge with my # of games).  And I have gone from Blue to Purple in my WN8 and Star1.  Next steps, on to 57% WR and trying to figure out how to get my WN7 up.


 

The advice remains the same.  Go slow, ask others on the forums for help, watch videos.  Master your tanks before moving on.

LIVE longer.


 

Lastly, I want to give a shout out to o7o7.  He gave me some key advice on improving my star1.  Without it I'd still be struggling.  Thanks and we miss you here!


 

Happy Tanking!

 

Edit -  I just realized some newer players may not even know what a star1 or WN8 is.  Here's a link to my stats, and you can look yourself up here as well.  A great way to see how you're doing, versus the broader community.   http://www.wotbstars.com/index.php?usr=turd___ferguson&geo=NA&lng=eng


Edited by Turd___Ferguson, 04 January 2017 - 07:17 PM.

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Turd___Ferguson #2 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

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Title Fail.

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1966MustangFastBack #3 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:29 PM

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haha ask mods if you can fix the title, keep it up man, finally got mine up to 52% and will soon be at 53% :)

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Blartch #4 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

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Applause, Good Mr. Ferguson.  May your dankness ever darken

EFLICK72 #5 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

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Im only at about 6.4k games, i hit 52% during Halloween Event, was try'n to hit 53 before end of the year, but only made it to 52.8. Alot can be said about learning to play a tanks strengths. The thing that i think has helped me most (besides watching some vids) is not playing so aggressively at the start.

Turd___Ferguson #6 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

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View PostEFLICK72, on 04 January 2017 - 10:47 AM, said:

Im only at about 6.4k games, i hit 52% during Halloween Event, was try'n to hit 53 before end of the year, but only made it to 52.8. Alot can be said about learning to play a tanks strengths. The thing that i think has helped me most (besides watching some vids) is not playing so aggressively at the start.

 

That's the number one lesson.  If you read my March post, I used to just run head first at the red team, I think my survival rate was in the 20s...yikes!

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Dado_1968 #7 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:57 PM

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You are the wind beneath my wings. Or is it the turd in my bowl?  I forget which.  

 

Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey.  It gives me hope.


Edited by Dado_1968, 04 January 2017 - 04:00 PM.

 

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milesonaught #8 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

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That's awesome! I'm coming for ya! rawr! Please don't randomly spawn red in my matches.. I mean if you really want to be helpful... because the encourangement is nice.. and maybe underhand pitches. Don't beam me in the face if you do. Type "Baboom!" on global chat and I will reply "You got me!" and we'll laugh.. hahaha.. heh.. eeeehhh.. yikes.

 

I'm really lucky to have all of you great players to guide me out of the light and into the dark.

 

Congrats! 


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BobboEvans #9 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:15 PM

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Just curious what the advice from o7o7 was on Star 1.  I've slowly made purple on WN 8 but my Star 1 is barely blue. WN 7 makes no sense to me and I'm beyond caring.

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dindincf #10 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

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Congrats on that m60 ranking.

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Turd___Ferguson #11 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:24 PM

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View PostBobboEvans, on 04 January 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

Just curious what the advice from o7o7 was on Star 1. I've slowly made purple on WN 8 but my Star 1 is barely blue. WN 7 makes no sense to me and I'm beyond caring.

 

Hope he doesn't mind but here is his original message to me.  Please note I've done most of this, so my stats are now different.  Basically, go through and look at your tanks tier by tier for tier 5 and higher.  If you have any really good star1s on tanks that you have less than 10x the tier # of games, then play enough games to get those star1s to count (they don't count until you hit 10x the tier number).  That's the low hanging fruit.  Once that is done, next go to tanks with really really bad star1s and try and improve them.

 

Here's his message back in November:

 

 

LOL you have 30K games... that makes it much harder to "tweak".

 

Here's your average Star1 by Tier:

 

Tier 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Value 1.2727 1.291 1.2602 1.2099 1.2538 1.1504  
Weight 0.1282 0.1389 0.1515 0.1833 0.2 0.2167
Weighted 0.1632 0.1793 0.1909 0.2218 0.2508 0.2493 1.2553

 

Pretty consistent overall.  So what you want to do is look for any tanks that you have which are not 10x their tier which are HIGHER than those averages.  This means it will pull your Star1 up.  That said, you have a TON of tanks over that level... so it's not going to help much.  Alternatively, you can always add "new" tanks to the mix... but looks like you have most tanks already!  Secondly, you want to find tanks that are above the 10x level but way below your average, and "stat fix those".  Remember only tier V and up count...

 

Quick look... here's the ones I would get to 10x their level (you're way ahead of your average in these tanks) - I'll just do tiers 5 & 6 and then you can figure out the rest...

 

Tier 5:

 

Crusader - 2 games away from counting with a 1.37

Anko - Still quite a few to go but you're rocking a 1.69

 

Tier 6:

 

MT25 - you're 4 games away with a 1.48

 

 

and here's the ones I would buy-back and try to fix.

 

Tier 5:

 

M4 - You haven't played this tank in 2 years... you could probably get it purple in maybe 10-15 games, its a really good tank.

Pz4 - Same thing, put the derp on it with some prammo and go to town.

 

Tier 6:

 

Comwell - maybe try to work on that Cromwell a bit.

KV1S - great tank, you have a lot of games in it, but I think you'll find this OP with your skills now.

 

Last thing to remember- 45% of Star1 is based on damage!  So do a lot of damage when you are trying to fix your tanks, AKA use a lot of Prammo if you have to.  AND remember to write down where you are now and then come back and check once you start getting good tanks into the mix and getting your old tanks better!  It will change little by little!

 


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Turd___Ferguson #12 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:29 PM

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View PostBobboEvans, on 04 January 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

Just curious what the advice from o7o7 was on Star 1. I've slowly made purple on WN 8 but my Star 1 is barely blue. WN 7 makes no sense to me and I'm beyond caring.

 

Bobbo, you don't have any low hanging fruit.  So I'd go back and sort your tier 5s by Star1, and start with the lowest ranked, work them until they get better.  so go play the crusader, stug, and other tier 5 to blue and then purple.  I am doing this now for all of my tier 5 and 6 tanks that are not purple.  That's how I got there this morning, playing tanks that were below the purple level until they hit purple.  By clicking on your star1 number you can actually look at tank level detail to know what exactly you need to improve on. (dmg, kills, survival, etc.).  All of the averages and your numbers are given for each component of each tank.  Right now I am working on my kv-1s, and my survival rate is below average, so I am concentrating on that (sometime I don't push for that final shot if I know I am one shot away and I know we are going to win.  My damage number is fine.)

Edited by Turd___Ferguson, 04 January 2017 - 04:31 PM.

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PA60Pilot #13 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

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Funny this pops up now.  I was just working on this a little last night.  I knew the 10x rule, but had forgotten the overall STAR 1 applies to only tanks tier 5 and above.  So much for my 17-game run in the PZ III last night...trying to get it up to 40 battles.  Gotta find a new project.

 

Congrats on your progress, TF!


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Turd___Ferguson #14 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:41 PM

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View PostPA60Pilot, on 04 January 2017 - 11:35 AM, said:

Funny this pops up now.  I was just working on this a little last night.  I knew the 10x rule, but had forgotten the overall STAR 1 applies to only tanks tier 5 and above.  So much for my 17-game run in the PZ III last night...trying to get it up to 40 battles.  Gotta find a new project.

 

Congrats on your progress, TF!

 

One of the few times I can say I taught  reminded a member of Titan something!!!  :)

Edited by Turd___Ferguson, 04 January 2017 - 04:53 PM.

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BobboEvans #15 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:54 PM

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View PostTurd___Ferguson, on 04 January 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

 

Bobbo, you don't have any low hanging fruit.  So I'd go back and sort your tier 5s by Star1, and start with the lowest ranked, work them until they get better.  so go play the crusader, stug, and other tier 5 to blue and then purple.  I am doing this now for all of my tier 5 and 6 tanks that are not purple.  That's how I got there this morning, playing tanks that were below the purple level until they hit purple.  By clicking on your star1 number you can actually look at tank level detail to know what exactly you need to improve on. (dmg, kills, survival, etc.).  All of the averages and your numbers are given for each component of each tank.  Right now I am working on my kv-1s, and my survival rate is below average, so I am concentrating on that (sometime I don't push for that final shot if I know I am one shot away and I know we are going to win.  My damage number is fine.)

Really appreciate this and your time!  o7o7 always seemed transparent on his knowledge so I doubt he'd mind your use of his info.  I'm actually working on mastery on all tanks (started at tier 1) and just got into tier 5.  So your advice works great for me!   Thx. 


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milesonaught #16 Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

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The Star1 finally makes sense. Oh...

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Dado_1968 #17 Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:02 PM

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View PostBobboEvans, on 04 January 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

Really appreciate this and your time!  o7o7 always seemed transparent on his knowledge so I doubt he'd mind your use of his info.  I'm actually working on mastery on all tanks (started at tier 1) and just got into tier 5.  So your advice works great for me!   Thx. 

 

Are you answering the siren call of The Society?

 

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Steeby141 #18 Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

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Nice job.

 

But didn't PixelRage play your M60 during this time? Your M60 stats are very... different compared to your other tier 10s. And I'm sure it boosted your stats a little. 

 

Just pointing it out. I mean no offense. 



Turd___Ferguson #19 Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

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View PostStealiestOfThemAll, on 04 January 2017 - 12:15 PM, said:

Nice job.

 

But didn't PixelRage play your M60 during this time? Your M60 stats are very... different compared to your other tier 10s. And I'm sure it boosted your stats a little. 

 

Just pointing it out. I mean no offense. 

 

I don't know what you're talking about. That'd be against the rules I think. Let's just say that I've been improving across the board and since the m60 only came out recently my stats have benefited from my improved game play.  :)

 

You our can see similar performance in my swede, although I'm only four in. 


Edited by Turd___Ferguson, 04 January 2017 - 06:05 PM.

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Steeby141 #20 Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

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View PostTurd___Ferguson, on 04 January 2017 - 12:56 PM, said:

 

I don't know what you're talking about. That'd be against the rules I think. Let's just say that I've been improving across the board and since the m60 only came out recently my stats have benefited from my improved game play.  :)

 

Hmm... gave you the chance to be honest, but I guess that didn't work out. 

 

 

 

Two videos showing PixelRage on your account doing incredibly well. :)

 

This post is about you improving as a player and encouraging others to do the same. Good message, but you didn't actually earn your recent stats. 

 

Shame.







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