Category Ace Tanker Award

11 Years of World of Tanks: Well Deserved Rewards

This year’s well-deserved reward ‘free’ tank has left the community feeling let down. I don’t know why; these tanks are usually not that great, in my opinion.

I haven’t yet played the new tank, a tier 5 Russian heavy tank based on the KV series: The KV-1A.

It’s got a KV-220-2 turret on tier 6 KV-1S hull but with a 76mm auto-reloader (76 mm ZiS-5A). The gun can fire APCR (120 pen, 110 damage), APCR (premium) (150 pen, 110 damage), and HE (38 pen, 164 damage).

The gun carries 5 rounds with a intra-clip reload of 2.3 seconds.

The tank is slow AF and has poor ground resistances making it feel even slower than the rated top speed of 43 forward/13 reverse.

The tank comes with five 100% crew members...

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Asshole of the day for 6 May 2022: purplethumb

I made a new friend today, an obvious account reset/reroll player from a clan called PRPLE (Purple Team).

The guy’s name is PurpleThumb. Account created on Monday, October 4, 2021 with 3043 battles to date.

He was running a 70% win rate but it’s already dropped to 69% since I saw him earlier today.

Tonight, the battle starts and the absolute first thing I read in the chat is this Purple guy stat shaming the player driving a Maus. The guy is running about a 46% win rate so Purple feels the need to call him outright at the start and say something like “nice 46% wr Maus” (I’m going to watch the reply to get the quote for a screenshot.

Who actually does this shit?

I mean, who ‘re-rolls’ a new account to show everyone how great a player he is? Just a piece of shit with an OP ...

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Asshole of the day: M1G_T4CO_K1N9 from the M60 Jesus clan

Holy shit, I haven’t been so triggered in months (as you can see, I haven’t posted anything here in forever). But this fucking guy, a true C$@T, M1G_T4CO_K1N9 from the M60 Jesus clan was running his mouth the entire game, shitting on me for getting killed by an FV215B 183 (one-shot) and being the first one to die in the game. I was running the STRV 103 B on Abbey and tried to go down the eastern flank (along the river to provide some sniper support to the other tanks. Everyone was wiped out within the first minute as the enemy pushed down with 5 tanks. Meanwhile, motormouth had to let me know that he checked out my stats and verified that I suck.

What a giant bag of shit.

This epic hardcore gamer barely broke 1500 damage in a tier 10 battle and has a 51% WR...

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yet another marathon

Wargaming has yet another marathon to “win” a free Tier 8 premium French AltProto AMX 30 medium tank.

I fucking hate these marathons.

This new tank has an apparent retail price of $91.07 USD if you want to skip the marathon and get to driving this new tank.

They bundle so much unnecessary shit in the price like 6 days of premium, 1.2mil credits, and personal reserves… I guess you can’t just buy the tank, right?

After completing 1st challenge the cost decreases to $81.95

After completing challenge stage 2: 72.85

Next up: 63.74 – still way too pricey for me..

40% brings it down to 54.63 – getting a little more reasonable.

at 50%, I can pick up this hot trash for $45.52

Finally, 60% off. I can choke down $36.42 if I really have to. And I persevere.

Today i...

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Advent Calendar 2021-2022

Day 1 – Starting on December 1st with the ‘wonderful’ tier 8 HWK 30

Presented to me at 5,185 gold or $23.92 USD

I’ve got the HWK but I can’t say I’ve played it more than a handful of times. Not a light tank player and it doesn’t fit my normal ‘scouting’ style. I would pass on this one.

Day 2 – German tier 8 heavy – Lowe

Cash: $42.29 (15% off), Gold 9,775

You know this one is kind of a sleeper. I used to hate it but the thing is steady. You know? Reliable? I like it but rarely play it. Might recommend.

Day 3 – German tier 8 light leKpz M 41 90 mm

Cash: $28.17. gold 6,100 gold

Its day has come and gone. I would pass on this. It was fun a few years ago but there are so many better options now.

Day 4 – American tier 8 TD TS-5

9100 gold ...

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Asshole of the day (NA): wesley001

wesley001 is just one of those guys who never really got the hang of this game. If he doesn’t like the look of a map, he just goes in the corner and does nothing at all. Or, if the option to drown himself appears, that’s the road he follows.

102,885 games of wold of tanks since 18 December 2011 and a 46% win rate.

I abhor stats shaming players but this guy earns all the shaming and derision that anyone can hurl at him.

Wesley managed to earn 0 XP in our round (which was a stunning loss, not strictly his fault, I’m sure). How do you get 0 XP? He took 4 shots, scored 2 penetrating hits but still earned nothing?

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Asshole of the day (revived): GreatWarriorPoet

How some players view the game can be interesting. Take GreatWarrorPoet on the NA server. He’s got over 31k battles in the game since 2014. Here’s a guy who has invested a significant amount of time in the game and he decides to drown himself intentionally after 4 players are killed in the game.

Of course, he doesn’t just leave the game, he has to hang around to bitch about how the game is fixed and everyone else is a shitter.

Yeah, that’s it. Everyone else is a shitter. Coming from the guy with a 45% win rate. I wouldn’t be surprised if most of his losses were the result of drowning.

GreatWarriorPoet, you are a petulant, selfish child.

I thought this was kind of ironic.

Even the “WorstGamer_warrior” did better than you, GreatWarriorPoet.

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Sumer Sale 2021 predictions

So this list is already busted. Only the first vehicle listed has been right and that could have been due to it already being release. I’m not even going to update this any more.

  • Lorraine 40t.
  • Skoda T27
  • leKpz M 41 90 mm
  • WZ-120-1G FT
  • WZ-111 Alpine Tiger
  • WZ-111
  • VK 75.01 (K)
  • TS-5
  • T26E5
  • T-103
  • Strv 81
  • Somua SM
  • Rheinmetall Skorpion G
  • Rheinmetall Skorpion
  • M6A2E1
  • M48A2 Raumpanzer
  • M41D
  • Löwe
  • LT-432
  • Kanonenjagdpanzer 105
  • HWK 30
  • FV4202
  • FV1066 Senlac
  • ELC Even 90
  • E 75 TS
  • Chrysler K
  • Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC
  • Caernarvon Action X
  • AMX 13 57
  • 50TP prototyp
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Summer Sales – 2021

Wargaming created an unnecessary ‘advent’-calendar in the middle of July. I guess they are keen on recouping the gold they ‘gave away’ during the loot box event last December.

I’ll probably just keep this in one long post instead of daily posts. Whatever. No one reads this shit but I feel like it might be useful next year.

The event is listed to run 13 – 30 July on the NA server.

Tanks appear, at least initially, to be available for both gold and cash.

Here are the offerings:

Day 1

Tier 8 French autoloading Medium: Lorraine 40 t + 100% crew + garage slot + x5 multiplier mission dohickies.
– Gold Cost – 9,900
– Cash price: $43.53 and $64...

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Working on a couple of projects

I’m putting together some boring stuff related to the Advent Calendar offerings year to year. Starting with 2016.

I’ve pieced together some information that may be interesting to look at for those that have been playing for a while.

I’ll also post the results of a recent google survey I conducted regarding this past advent calendar and the offerings we had for winter 2020.

I’m also updating a list of premium tanks available for gold. There have been some changes in the tanks available in-game for gold.

Someone asked me to put together some charts showing the black market offerings year to year. I’ll see what information I can dig up for that as well.

It may prove to be interesting, although I’ve never personally participated in the event.

Stay tuned.

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