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llo1 #1 Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:59 PM

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It’s that time again...so many birthday tanks today....and for a change, I decided I would try and play as many of them as I could before the rubbish hotel WiFi died on me!

Starting at tier 4, I played a grand total of 18 tanks, 18 battles and won16 of them...not all due to me as a couple of the birthday tanks I really noob in, and WG KNOW these tanks are rubbish being all round totally below par!

The most annoying problem was that (as expected) tier 4 were always bottom tier, and mainly struggled to pen the tanks i saw...one of the worst was A-20....every tank I faced on the side and from the front was totally red...so many tanks I struggled with! 
Tier 5 was exactly the same, being bottom tier in all , and only a couple of games which were all tier 5...

How come when I am tier 4 I only see tier 5....and was repeatedly reckt by tier 5 tanks I couldn’t pen!

Yet changing to the same tier 5 tanks i couldn’t pen whilst playing tier 4, all faced tier 6!! And again I couldn’t pen them!
The only time I was called by players was in my AT2....god my team (some of) called me so many unprintable names.....it’s a good job I am thick skinned!

Somebody MUST be having my top tiers!

Has anyone else tanked out low tier birthday tank? And if so did you face higher tiers every time?


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Mjr_Eazy #2 Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:09 PM

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View Postllo1, on 12 February 2020 - 05:59 PM, said:

It’s that time again...so many birthday tanks today....and for a change, I decided I would try and play as many of them as I could before the rubbish hotel WiFi died on me!

Starting at tier 4, I played a grand total of 18 tanks, 18 battles and won16 of them...not all due to me as a couple of the birthday tanks I really noob in, and WG KNOW these tanks are rubbish being all round totally below par!

The most annoying problem was that (as expected) tier 4 were always bottom tier, and mainly struggled to pen the tanks i saw...one of the worst was A-20....every tank I faced on the side and from the front was totally red...so many tanks I struggled with! 
Tier 5 was exactly the same, being bottom tier in all , and only a couple of games which were all tier 5...

How come when I am tier 4 I only see tier 5....and was repeatedly reckt by tier 5 tanks I couldn’t pen!

Yet changing to the same tier 5 tanks i couldn’t pen whilst playing tier 4, all faced tier 6!! And again I couldn’t pen them!
The only time I was called by players was in my AT2....god my team (some of) called me so many unprintable names.....it’s a good job I am thick skinned!

Somebody MUST be having my top tiers!

Has anyone else tanked out low tier birthday tank? And if so did you face higher tiers every time?

We’re you on the good server or the bad server ;)

Seriously, what server were you on?  I’ll be doing mine tonight and can see, altho totally different time of day so player pool could be very different...


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llo1 #3 Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:58 PM

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First set on P1 second on P2.....

See the lagged game I have just had!

And from my point of view it wasn’t just me!

https://wotinspector.com/replays/view/12629422e741af9122f129e334ad2896


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DumbApe #4 Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:40 PM

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I now count myself blessed as i now feel I don't have to do Birthdays any more!  For yonks I slavishly played tanks for the extra Silver and XP, but now I don't feel I need to at all since I completed the tech tree.  What is odd though is I just realised I am still doing daily challenges I must sit down and have a chat with myself...  

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Mjr_Eazy #5 Posted 13 February 2020 - 01:57 AM

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Oh man the lower tiers truly suck, rage sold the tech tree birthday tanks after getting the win, hit the limit so more will go once I can sell, I'll just be keeping a handful of low tier collector tanks - BT-SV included natch :)

All battles P2...

TOTAL____________   Battles      WR      DPB     DR     KDR    Spot   Hit rate   Pen rate   Surv%    T alive%   Top tier   Allies WR   Enemies WR   Allies Btls   Enemies Btls
            Total  47 53.20% 464 1.1 1.9 1.1 75.40% 86.70% 51.10% 81% 51% 51.01% 50.73% 10721 10674

Nothing remarkable about top or bottom tier except I won a lot more bottom tiered!

Tier_____________   Battles      WR      DPB     DR     KDR    Spot   Hit rate   Pen rate   Surv%    T alive%   Top tier   Allies WR   Enemies WR   Allies Btls   Enemies Btls
      Bottom tier  23 60.90% 364 0.9 1.1 1.2 75.60% 85.50% 43.50% 79% 0% 50.37% 49.92% 10867 10582
         Top tier  24 45.80% 559 1.2 2.9 1 75.30% 87.60% 58.30% 84% 100% 51.63% 51.50% 10581 10761

Looks ok for tier iv & v...  NB I switch supremacy off when playing tier v tho, so YMMV...

Tank Tier________   Battles      WR      DPB     DR     KDR    Spot   Hit rate   Pen rate   Surv%    T alive%   Top tier   Allies WR   Enemies WR   Allies Btls   Enemies Btls
2 5 40.00% 329 1 2.5 1 71.20% 90.50% 60.00% 82% 20% 51.72% 51.25% 14276 13277
3 11 54.50% 386 1.4 2.2 1.4 79.80% 88.40% 54.50% 86% 55% 51.96% 50.64% 8852 9400
4 6 66.70% 514 1.2 1.2 0 79.10% 88.20% 33.30% 76% 50% 50.30% 50.71% 13022 11740
5 25 52.00% 513 1 1.8 1.3 73.00% 83.80% 52.00% 80% 56% 50.63% 50.66% 10280 10457

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llo1 #6 Posted 13 February 2020 - 06:43 AM

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Well you are braver than me...I didn’t play the tiers 2 and 3 and started at 4...however, being a collector of sorts...I didn’t rage sell them, but unless I am totally drunk, I doubt that I will play them!

Gentleman_l8astard #7 Posted 13 February 2020 - 06:57 AM

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I make sure to have a beer each time the birthday pop up comes when I log in.  After that I close it and play what I want to play unless the two happen to coincide then I have a beer for each loss until I get a 5x win.  Needless to say it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy... *hic*

Mjr_Eazy #8 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:32 AM

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Lol, similar, I made out like Philip Schofield with lashings of knob last night which probably didn’t help...

 

Knob Creek bourbon that is :teethhappy:

 

Tier II & III were a nightmare, last night would make an interesting study tho as before I ran the data I was raging as I was convinced my WR was in the low to mid 40s but it wasn’t.  I just remembered the streaks of losses not wins.  I know this happens, I’ve posted this before but it is interesting that even tho I know it won’t be as bad as I think I still end up mostly seeing the negative...

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/your-money/why-people-remember-negative-events-more-than-positive-ones.html

 


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Buckleyteer2 #9 Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:20 AM

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Ive tried a couple of times in lower tiers just for fun....It wasn't fun at all !!!

Chairman_merpug #10 Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:23 AM

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Had a bunch of low tier birthday games myself the other day, found it amazing how useless players were. Much like the higher tiers.

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Replicant_2 #11 Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

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I remember when everyone said: oh no! It’s terrible, WG have killed the low tiers in 5.5, the fun there is gone but tbh it doesn’t affect me that much as I only play high tiers.

WG: hold my Sheridan...

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SirArthurStreebGreebling #12 Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:15 AM

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I tend to use Kenny for some of the daily missions; especially 'Kill x medium or light tanks' or 'Get x number of Class II medals' (or Class I).

 

I will play low tier tanks for the extra cash/free XP on a x5, but I only keep premium/collector tanks at tier 8 and below, with the exception of the Tiger P and ARL 44.  Generally, with tech tree tanks, I sell them when I've researched the next tier; except tier 9 which I keep even though I don't like a lot of tier 9 & 10 tanks.



DumbApe #13 Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:44 AM

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Similar to SirArthur when the daily missions include kill XX Light/Med tanks I’ll often choose tier 3 or 4 as they have more of these on reds. Another parameter is the track x tanks one as this is often a quick completion of a few missions and means I can get class 3/2/1 awards too. 


I think the most missions completed in one game was 6 which was nice. But it did include kill 1 tank, 2 tanks in one game kill 3 tanks and kill 5 tanks along with track x tanks and get xxx hp/xp. 


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Buckleyteer2 #14 Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:58 AM

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I actually didn't think of that tbh so I have now bought back the Tier V Leo to bash em up and get those missions done and dusted !!!

 Might buy the Matilda and spam Prammo all the way through !!!



DumbApe #15 Posted 13 February 2020 - 01:39 PM

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View PostBuckleyteer2, on 13 February 2020 - 11:58 AM, said:

I actually didn't think of that tbh so I have now bought back the Tier V Leo to bash em up and get those missions done and dusted !!!

 Might buy the Matilda and spam Prammo all the way through !!!


Add the US T1 to those two and you'll mop up your missions much quicker IMO. 

 


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Buckleyteer2 #16 Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:16 PM

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Okay then its a done deal !!! lol 

RynnivaTykki #17 Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:02 PM

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View Postllo1, on 12 February 2020 - 07:59 PM, said:

It’s that time again...so many birthday tanks today....and for a change, I decided I would try and play as many of them as I could before the rubbish hotel WiFi died on me!

Starting at tier 4, I played a grand total of 18 tanks, 18 battles and won16 of them...not all due to me as a couple of the birthday tanks I really noob in, and WG KNOW these tanks are rubbish being all round totally below par!

 

You were VERY lucky! Tier 4 is annoying indeed as you are 80+% low tier, and especially in those junked collector tanks. I refuse to play them at all. Should really have sold them long time ago. I guess there's some stupid hope of WG un-nerfing those poor collectors.



Mjr_Leicht #18 Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:56 PM

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View PostRynnivaTykki, on 13 February 2020 - 04:02 PM, said:

 

You were VERY lucky! Tier 4 is annoying indeed as you are 80+% low tier, and especially in those junked collector tanks. I refuse to play them at all. Should really have sold them long time ago. I guess there's some stupid hope of WG un-nerfing those poor collectors.

Are you really?  Any evidence for this 80%+ tier 4 bottom tier, that’s not what my results show...


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llo1 #19 Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:20 PM

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View PostMjr_Leicht, on 13 February 2020 - 07:56 PM, said:

Are you really?  Any evidence for this 80%+ tier 4 bottom tier, that’s not what my results show...


I think he is commenting that in MY stats, I used to play the majority of my games in the lower tiers...so without looking deeply into the numbers 80% of my total battles have been played In The lower tier.....probably correct......and as for his comment “junked collector tanks” that is simply me trying to ace every tank...and that was before 5.5!



Mjr_Eazy #20 Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:10 AM

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View Postllo1, on 13 February 2020 - 08:20 PM, said:


I think he is commenting that in MY stats, I used to play the majority of my games in the lower tiers...so without looking deeply into the numbers 80% of my total battles have been played In The lower tier.....probably correct......and as for his comment “junked collector tanks” that is simply me trying to ace every tank...and that was before 5.5!


Ah, me being thick, not unusual :)  I thought he meant tier 4 was bottom tier 80% of the time...

 


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