Category Ace Tanker Award

Asshole of the day: May 16, 2020: KaPowneD369

I know arty is in the game to stay but it’s arguably the most toxic game mechanics in World of Tanks (followed closely by the wheeled vehicles).

It’s especially shitty when you’re playing an awkwardly slow heavy tank or a TD. Some of these heavy tanks don’t have the speed to outmaneuver dedicated arty players, particularly when you are the focus of 2 or 3 arty. Wargaming, in their infinite wisdom, seems to feel that 3 arty in a match is a perfect balance. In my mind, this is lunacy.

Any battle in a slow heavy or a TD is absolutely ruined by three artillery pieces. The endless stunning and crew killing completely saps the fun out of the game.

My last game of the night, I got into a tough position and was being arty focused...

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Asshole of the day: u/Timhornton

I don’t really know this guy. I may or may not be on his blacklist in World of Tanks. But there was a thread on the Wot Subreddit earlier today talking about blacklists.

I have a blacklist in the game. It has 113 people on it. I’ve had more in the past but about once a year I go in and delete everyone on the list.

I can’t remember why someone got added but sometimes it’s just because they click the map a lot or maybe they were a dick in battle.

Mostly, I add people who use racist language or who browbeat me after a game telling me how horrible a player I am… how I should go back to tier 3… etc, etc, etc.

I figure that everyone deserves a second chance, right? So I clear my list.

So this random guy on Reddit was trying to impress everyone with the number of people he h...

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Ace Tanker: King Tiger

Last battle of the night, decided to pull the King Tiger (tier 7 American heavy rental tank from Twitch Prime) and give it a go.

The battle took place on Cliff as a bottom tier heavy in a two-tier (7/8) match against a Lowe and a Tiger II.

I really enjoyed the game although I thought my initial deployment wasn’t great and I gave my side to that damned medium tank, losing my engine in the process. I was able to SLOWLY redeploy to the east flank (without my engine) to confront the enemy Lowe and the Tiger II.

The Lowe made a poor play and got stuck in the rocks trying to outmaneuver me. It didn’t work out too well for him.

In the end, I had to go head-to-head against a UDES 03 but I got the drop on him instead.

Man, I made a lot of mistakes and did just about everything w...

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Ace Tanker: Tier 8 LT-432

I was pretty proud of this game. Almost 4k damage, nearly 1500 spotting, and killed their arty!! It was an amazing game for someone with my mediocre skill level.

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Another Ace Tanker: UDES 03

A straight tier 8 match up with no artillery to ruin it. Did more damage in the tier 8 tank than I did the day before in the tier 10 Jagdpanzer E 100. 5324 damage dealt with 1245 spotting but only 3 kills – this was still an epic-fun battle and I didn’t spam premium rounds like a noob.

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Unexpected Ace Tanker: Jagdpanzer E 100

Played the Jagdpanzer E 100 for no particular reason the other night and had a great game. It was good MM for me (3/5/7) so I was top tier and played against some folks that made mistakes. Only 4,929 damage so I’m not sure why it qualified as an Ace Tanker, but I’ll take it.

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Asshole of the day for 3 Mar 2020: spanky99

I made it all the way through February without feeling like I needed to name and shame another asshole player. But tonight, I got a two-fer. As in a “two for one” deal.

Yes, tonight, just trying to enjoy a few rounds, when I ran across a couple of darling little racist twats.

Racist # 1 was spanky99 from the RENB2 clan.

Racist # 2 was HuntiinU from PHASE clan. This guy ran his mouth in the game and was acting like a typical racist asshole.

Both of them decided to shit all over a guy speaking Spanish.

I called them out in-game and spanky99 decided to give me a Trump-Esque explanation for why he feels like he can shit on people from other cultures who, like me, are just trying to find a little joy in an otherwise shit-filled world.

Here’s what spanky99 needed to tell me...

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Asshole of the day – 29 Jan 2020 – ptsd_cripples_suk

I’ve been off for a while playing Red Dead Redemption 2… and tonight I jumped in and instantly got called away from the game. I came back, was dead, and had sadly scored zero damage.

No worries, the friendly neighborhood troll decided to give me some gameplay feedback.

Searchable excerpts below:

ptsd_cripples_suk (1/30/2020 7:55:47 PM) ahhh now i see…a former military ptsd cripple coward
ptsd_cripples_suk (1/30/2020 7:55:48 PM) got it
ptsd_cripples_suk (1/30/2020 7:56:08 PM) so scared and terrified you are blinded by your ptsd and you cant see the map or think or reason
ptsd_cripples_suk (1/30/2020 7:56:36 PM) first tiem i ever seen anyone do ZERO damage in a T30 …but then again you would do zero damage in an IS -7 in a tier 3 game
ptsd_cripples_suk (1/30/2020 7:56:5...

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Advent Calendar favorites

I posted a thread on the Reddit WoT sub and asked what tanks people bought off the calendar. I didn’t get a lot of responses but some folks shared what they bought.

The most popular tank on the calendar appears to be the TS-5 American tank destroyer. I have this already and can attest that it is a great TD so I’m not surprised that so many people bought it.

The next most popular tanks were the Caernarvon AX, the Lansen C, the Lorraine 40t, and the LT 432.

All of those are pretty solid performers in the game and I have them all as well. The LT 432 was new for me, bought with loot box gold.

A few people also picked up the HWK 30 light tank and the Skoda T27 (autoloader).

And the following tanks only had single responses: STA 2, Even 90, AMX M4, AMX 13 57F, Centurion 5/1, T...

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Advent Calendar – last days – German heavy VK 75.01 (K)

I’ve heard absolutely nothing good about this tank and I have no interest in owning it in-game.

And just like last year, you can only get this tank for cash, no gold option. I feel like this is a screw job from wargaming.

You have four purchase options: Skip it, $65 USD for the cheapest option, $117 for the middle, and $124 for the top package.

You can check out skill4ltu’s video from this morning and see why he thinks you should not buy this one.

Strangely, Quickybaby hasn’t addressed the advent calendar at all but I’d be curious to know what he thinks about this one.

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