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BobboEvans #1 Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

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It's taken me a while, but I've just come up with a theory as to why people blame the MM for their performance.

 

I'm a granola tank grinder.  I don't free XP modules and I start with a 75% crew.   In the early games of my grind, it's almost impossible to carry.  The early grind puts me almost entirely at the beck and whim of the MM.  Since I can't carry, I'm dependent on the team to carry their fair share (a rare occurrence).

 

So I only play my new grind tank for the x2 or x2+ in the early play to maximize the XP to get my modules.  This makes me hyper aware of wins and losses because all I'm trying to do is clear the 2x.  When this takes 4-5 games, things get ugly.   I start to blame the MM for not getting me a team that can move off spawn or get over 1k damage at tier 8/9 even though this is typical. 

 

That brings me to my realization about why people blame the MM for their performance.  When you are dependent on the team for your win, it becomes easy to you blame the MM when you don't win.  And guess what... they are right!  It was the MM that prevented them from winning!  They don't have the skill to elevate the team to victory so it was the MM that failed them!


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Dan_Deerso #2 Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

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... but why not just free xp modules?

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tankeatingtiger #3 Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Yeah I have noticed unicums rarely complain about MM

maybe because they are too busy carrying

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View PostDan_Deerso, on 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

... but why not just free xp modules?

 

​Without using gold to convert XP, it is impossible to free all modules.  You need to be selective, and save the free XP for the very worst module grinds - usually high tier guns. 

 

 

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Dan_Deerso #5 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

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View Postcheasesteak, on 13 November 2017 - 04:01 PM, said:

 

​Without using gold to convert XP, it is impossible to free all modules.  You need to be selective, and save the free XP for the very worst module grinds - usually high tier guns. 

 

Just play tier ten doubles with boosters and you'll rake free XP in. Golded the entirety of the Type 61 tier 9 medium (160k free xp or so) just on a hundred game booster and anniversary tank binge.

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BobboEvans #6 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

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View PostDan_Deerso, on 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

... but why not just free xp modules?

I only use it for tier 9.  Never anything lower.  I'm too cheap to use real money to convert from free XP and those tier 9's eat XP.


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Knight350 #7 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

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The true reason people whine about mm:

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tankeatingtiger #8 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

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BobboEvans #10 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:26 PM

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View PostDan_Deerso, on 13 November 2017 - 09:03 PM, said:

 

Just play tier ten doubles with boosters and you'll rake free XP in. Golded the entirety of the Type 61 tier 9 medium (160k free xp or so) just on a hundred game booster and anniversary tank binge.

Whenever someone claims to have easily earned free XP, I get very skeptical.  Even with anniversaries (I don't have a huge garage), free XP is a premium.

 

Lets take an average of 900 XP for tier 10.  5% is 45.  x5 is 225.  Throw in a 125% booster and that's 506.  I have 9 tier 10's... that's 4550 if all 9 had an anniversary.  That's a long way from 160k. There's a LOT of tier 9 tanks....

 

Usually, this ends up being someone who always runs a premium account and golds XP conversion and is out of touch with being truly free to play.

 

All that said, it's not the point of my thread.


Edited by BobboEvans, 13 November 2017 - 09:27 PM.

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tankeatingtiger #11 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

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View PostBobboEvans, on 13 November 2017 - 04:26 PM, said:

Whenever someone claims to have easily earned free XP, I get very skeptical.  Even with anniversaries (I don't have a huge garage), free XP is a premium.

 

Lets take an average of 900 XP for tier 10.  5% is 45.  x5 is 225.  Throw in a 125% booster and that's 506.  I have 9 tier 10's... that's 4550 if all 9 had an anniversary.  That's a long way from 160k. There's a LOT of tier 9 tanks....

 

Usually, this ends up being someone who always runs a premium account and golds XP conversion and is out of touch with being truly free to play.

 

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BobboEvans #13 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:37 PM

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View PostAmmorackedIS6, on 13 November 2017 - 09:31 PM, said:

I tried... but too long and complicated.  If you have a comment, please make it in tweet length responses.  


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player_1234567890 #14 Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

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I've said this before, but it makes no sense at all to blame the MM.

 

And I don't believe in any wacky conspiracy theories about the MM being rigged either.

 

I believe that the simple facts of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of players in this game are bad.

 

A random MM means that you are very often going to end up on a team comprised of mostly bad players.

 

The difference between a 40% player and a 60% player (in the same tier) means that the 60% player is much, much better at carrying their team, that's all.

 

Blame all the bad players that play this game, which in turn often means horrible teams. Blame yourself if you are unable to carry. But it's silly to blame the MM. The MM isn't treating you any different than anybody else.:justwait:

 

 


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Free xp is easy to earn.  Pop a 1 hour certificate, get a couple 500% or other free xp boosters, play some of your fevorite tanks (for me, e5, maus, e100, grille, etc) and you’ll have a good amount of free xp in no time

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View Posttankeatingtiger, on 13 November 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Yeah I have noticed unicums rarely complain about MM

maybe because they are too busy carrying

*mic drop*

 

I complain about MM when it randomly takes forever to put me in a game.


  

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Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Sometimes players are more reliant on the other team being worse, than relying on their team being better. 


BobboEvans #18 Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:11 PM

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View Postplayer_1234567890, on 13 November 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

I've said this before, but it makes no sense at all to blame the MM.

 

And I don't believe in any wacky conspiracy theories about the MM being rigged either.

 

I believe that the simple facts of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of players in this game are bad.

 

A random MM means that you are very often going to end up on a team comprised of mostly bad players.

 

The difference between a 40% player and a 60% player (in the same tier) means that the 60% player is much, much better at carrying their team, that's all.

 

Blame all the bad players that play this game, which in turn often means horrible teams. Blame yourself if you are unable to carry. But it's silly to blame the MM. The MM isn't treating you any different than anybody else.:justwait:

 

 

If you can't carry (no skill) and you are dependent on the team to win, then your fate is in the hands of the MM.  If you are constantly losing... the problem IS the MM (from the point of view of the player).

 

People can't admit they don't have skill so the issue is put on the MM.  That is exactly what I was doing trying to clear my x2's... where my mindset was... my tank and crew are stock so I can't carry and I need half decent teammates.


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As a super unicum, MM rarely effects the out come of a game. Most cases loses are because of idiot teams who always split up, block you, or roll out into 7 enemy guns. But the other team normally gets the same thing.

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View PostK4osw, on 13 November 2017 - 09:42 PM, said:

Free xp is easy to earn. Pop a 1 hour certificate, get a couple 500% or other free xp boosters, play some of your fevorite tanks (for me, e5, maus, e100, grille, etc) and you’ll have a good amount of free xp in no time

Ok.  I'll have to try this... I don't think it's that easy... but I'll try and see how much I can earn.  Didn't know there were 500% free XP boosters.

 

 

View Post_Doggogeddon, on 13 November 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

 

I complain about MM when it randomly takes forever to put me in a game.

 

Yeah.  I play solo... and always wonder why games are loading without me in them... why are they holding me back for (in some cases) 2 minutes.

 


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