Category Ace Tanker Award

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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Asshole of the day: PeterAn

Playing today as “Darkauron_WinnerRvge” (using anonymizer), PeterAn started off tonight’s battle by announcing that he was going to sit on the redline because the last match he played had shitters in it.

At first, I thought maybe he was joking. But no, our top tier heavy, a 55% winrate player, drove to the darkest corner of Mines and sat for most of the battle until he got spotted and then he moved to another hiding spot.

Driving to the corner.

I got killed early on by playing dumb. He got killed last by being an asshole.

I’ll convert the replay and upload it to youtube. This kind of bullshit is what makes this game shitty.

Must have been spotted.
Last asshole standing.

thanks, PeterAn, you are a pathetic shitter.

Die like a coward
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WoT Holiday loot box content revealed

Wargaming released what they’ll have in the loot boxes this year.

Watch the video but for a quick summary, here is what you can expect:

Larges boxes in four collections – meaning you’ll have to fill four books again.

Guaranteed rewards: Gold, 2 decorations (1 level 5, one random), some additional surprises which will be additional gold. premium days, credits, 3D styles, or a premium vehicle.

The last couple years, gold is usually 250 to 750. Premium days 1, 3, 7. Credits: vary a bit, 100,000, 250,000, 500,000.

Premium Vehicles:

Tier 8:

  • Bisonte C45 auto-reloading heavy tank
  • British GSOR 1008 TD autoloader
  • French Medium Bourrasque – a 2 shot autoloader
  • ISU-152K soviet TD with BL10 gun

Lower tier:

  • M22 Locust Tier 3 American premium light
  • Pz.Kpfw...
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2021 Advent Calendar

Last year I made daily posts about the offerings in the Advent Calendar.

this year, not so much.

Firstly, no one reads this drek and, secondly, it’s too time consuming.

So, I’ll sticky this post and add each day’s offering to the list with my useless comments attached.

Dec 02: The American premium tier 8 TD the TS-5

I have the TS-5 and it’s a lovely TD to play. A good reload, great armor and a complete bull in the battle. I don’t like to play back map, redline sniper. Instead, I like to push right up with an in-your-face style.

This doesn’t help my winrate but I sure do enjoy it.

Dec 03: German Medium M48 RPz

This dozer is a snoozer (doesn’t rhyme but good enough). Don’t waste 7000 gold or $32 US (also avail for $99 in a bundle)...

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