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Okay, just executeded my towewr... Literally.  As in stuffedd a P-38 in it's ass and pulled the trigger.     Yes, I shot my computer. Three times.. Fuck that dell POS..

Here's a little story in pictures. AB, going ok, I jump into a ground attack plane, AD-2 with Tiny Tims.          End result, dead mad wehraboo!

Best aircraft kill yet, brought to you by @RobotMinisterofTrueKorea   MiG-15 taken out with artillery strike.  

Now that the S tank is in the game can we get this please?

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The "all in the hull" layout, designed with a gun in the hull immobile in the horizontal plane, was explored in the USSR long before the Swedish Strv-103 turretless tank, known as S-tank. In 1955, VNII-100 explored the idea of aiming the gun with rotation of the hull. Work was performed using the chassis and armament of the T-10 heavy tank. Turning of the hull was done with a secondary 4MI-22S electric motor, powered by a special reductor between the electric motor and planetary transmission. The oscillating section of the M-62T2 gun was housed in the immobile armoured casemate. Two ammunition loading mechanisms were lined up behind it, for the shell and propellant. The first trials demonstrated excellent precision when aiming the weapon. It was discovered that, with this method of aiming, mechanizing loading was much easier. It was also possible to lighten the vehicle by 500-700 kilograms. Along with the positive qualities, the construction of the tank became more complicated, as a secondary mechanism was needed, and, most importantly, the maneuverability of fire depended on the maneuverability of the vehicle. Such aiming method was deemed unacceptable, and work in that direction ceased. It was not possible to fire on the move in conditions of modern maneuverable war. Additionally, in order to aim, the tank had to rotate its entire hull, showing it to the enemy. The Strv-103 remained the only mass produced turretless tank created after WWII, really being a very well designed SPG that served as a tank destroyer.

 

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WT is running an event were you can grab one of those BM-13N Katyushas.  Took me a few tries, but got the thing in about half an hour.  For a gaijin grind event, this one was shockingly easy and painless.

 

On 5/3/2017 at 9:18 AM, EnsignExpendable said:

I think the real Matilda F-96 had something like zero degrees of depression. That tiny turret wasn't really suitable for a big gun.

Just unlocked it today, lord have mercy on those that went for the Excelsior.  If the gun fired, the commander from the chest down would be in a very sad state.

 

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Also, decals will always be WT's greatest feature.

 

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On 4/25/2017 at 4:27 AM, Xlucine said:

 

Here's part 1, it sounds like X has one hell of an axe to grind

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The Insider – Part I

It’s not everyday that one gets lucky. Some would say that luck plays no part in life, that one makes one’s own luck. While this may or may not be true, I personally consider it a massive stroke of luck to have been contacted by someone very special.

This person, up until rather recently, used to work for Wargaming. This person has disclosed to us some information that we find shocking, even considering what we already know.

Now, we’ve always prided ourselves on naming names, but this time, we’re making an exception. You see, this person signed, as part of their contract of employment, a non-disclosure / non-compete agreement. Should it come to light that this person spilled their guts, they could get into a rather large shit-storm of trouble.

That said, we will not reveal this persons name or sex or location or exact employment dates. This person will be referred to simply as X to preserve their anonymity. We have also edited the speech of X to prevent recognition.

X has taken a huge risk to even say anything at all, and although most of it may not be something you will lose sleep over, it WILL piss you off. Guaran-fucking-teed. Some of this shit is so out there it actually defies belief altogether. The stuff that doesn’t piss you off will have you at the very least shaking your head in absolute disbelief.

That said, we’re not going to say any of this is or isn’t true. We’re just going to throw this shit on the table and let you all decide for yourselves what you want to believe.

In the interest of not having to live at a keyboard ’round the fucking clock, this story will be released in four parts. As the page states, this is part one.

Enjoy.

EWOT: So what the hell happend? What went so horribly fucking wrong with this game?

X: That goes back a ways. Some of it happened at the top but a good deal of it happened at the lower end of the food chain.

EWOT: So it’s not all Victor’s fault.

X: Oh hell no. I mean, he’s an asshole like you wouldn’t believe, but it’s not all his fault. His biggest contribution to it really is his indifference and listening to the wrong people. When things started really taking off in late 2011 into 2012, he let it all go straight to his head. He was always an asshole but he became damn near impossible to be in the same room with. That of course paved the way for a lot of shit to go wrong really fast.

EWOT: Such as?

X: The whole real estate and banking thing. God damn that was just awful. It was like he thought he was actually this world class businessman instead of a kid that had a great idea for a video game. Then of course you have all these old fucks that want to ride the gravy train talking him into that very idea – that he can be a world class entrepreneur and own the world and be the second coming of Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or some other bullshit.

EWOT: And he bought into that?

X: Lot, livestock, barn, barrel, pond and all.

EWOT: So where did it all really start going pear shaped?

X: January of 2013. That was it. Once that world record got set, it was all down hill from there. Everything went completely tits up from there on out.

EWOT: So what got the ball rolling? I mean, what event tipped you off that, “Oh shit, this is going to end badly”?

X: It was the year before. World of Warplanes. I knew January of 2012 that Warplanes was a flop. It was just really bad. We had of course known that another aircraft game was being developed at the same time, and there were a lot of us that advised against doing planes at all and moving on to ships first. You see, the last thing you really ever want to do is develop the same exact game that somebody else is developing at the same exact time. If you do that you roll the dice. You’re either going to flop or fly, because people will play both games and whichever one is better is the one they’re going to play and the one they don’t play is the one that goes broke. Had we gone on to Warships first ( a game nobody else was even thinking of at the time) and then did planes later down the road after seeing how the other game went, we would have been a whole hell of a lot better off.

EWOT: But this was ignored?

X: Completely. The idea might as well have been pitched to a brick wall. Fact is, nobody wanted Warships from the outset. It was thought to be a bit of a pipe dream and that it probably would never take off simply because nobody talked about ships. I mean think about it. What posters do you see on walls? What models to you see people building? What do old war guys and young war enthusiast talk about? Planes, Tanks and Guns. You never hear about or see ships.

EWOT: That never occurred to me. I’ve always heard some mention of ships, the great ones of course like Enterprise, Yorktown, Musashi, Yamato, Bismarck and the like.

X: But never in the same amount as Spitfires, Tigers, Mustangs and Shermans?

EWOT: No. Yea…I’ll give you that. So what happened?

X: Gaijin kicked our ass. That’s what happened. They had a better game. Still do by far when it comes to airplanes. To make mattes even worse, we had longer to work on Warplanes to try to get it right, and they still kicked our ass. There were a lot of people that really didn’t want Warplanes to be released at all…not in the form it was in at any rate.

EWOT: But you did anyway.

X: Had to. I mean hell. You sink all that time and money into it, what else are you going to do?

EWOT: Shelve it ’till you get it fucking right!

X: Easy to say when it’s not your money. Wargaming were already in the red at the time. Victor and his entourage had gone around buying up everything in site. We were so broke we couldn’t pay attention.

EWOT: Say fucking what?!

X: Yea. Broke. Flat out. Cash flow was a serious problem. Many of the investments he was making turned out to be money pits. And like the young, inexperienced gambler he was, Victor would keep hurling money at it hoping to earn it back.

EWOT: And it never worked out?

X: Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Some of it did, but very little of it. He took a beating in real estate especially. I mean, why do you think they bought into a bank to begin with?

EWOT: To help finance his interest.

X: Exactly. And that turned into a bit of a nightmare as well. During the restructure they took a bit of a beating on that as well. I’m not aware of the actual numbers but I know there were a lot of rumors floating around that they lost millions. Some say even 10’s of millions.

EWOT: Holy shit!

X: Yea. And to add insult to injury, you had the whole stock market fiasco going on as well. So there’s this bam, bam, bam, bam of failure going from 2012 into 2013 – Victor’s buying up everything in site, over extending himself, then Warplanes flops flat on its ass, then he takes a beating in real estate, then the bank loses money on one of the Greek dept restructures…it was just shit after shit after shit for nearly two years.

EWOT: So THAT’S why they never filed any more financial reports!

X: Yea. You got that part pretty much on the nose. They couldn’t file those reports because not only had they failed to meet those ridiculous projections they made early on, but they had made an absolute mess on their investments. If not for some of the real estate coming ’round to eventually start paying off, he would have been in really big trouble. I mean REALLY big.

EWOT: So what’s he actually worth now?

X: I have no clue. Not what they’re saying though, that’s for sure. There’s just no way.

EWOT: So not a billion dollars?

X: Oh hell no. Not even close. If he was worth a quarter of that I’d honestly be surprised. He had to shell out a boat load for all the dept he racked up. That sucked up a lot of money. I mean a LOT. You have to remember that his worth was largely just all the investments he made that he added up. So he spent nearly 300 million dollars buying out smaller studios from 2012 to 2013. Guess what? None of them ever really panned out. They’re all gone now. All of them. What’s more, none of them ever really contributed one damn thing to his earnings. They were, quite literally, money pits. That’s 300 million dollars! That’s two entire years of earnings from World of Tanks up in smoke!

EWOT: But wasn’t Tanks making a lot more money  than that with ease?

X: Oh hell no. It was making good money, to be sure. But billions? LOL! No way man. Not even in that area. It was making a solid 150 million back then (2012-2013). But again, it all started topping off in January 2013 and then slowing going backwards from there on out.

EWOT: So that part we know.

X: Yea, you have that decently correct. The part you missed though was that it really didn’t have to go down hill like it did. It could have continued to climb. If not for some really bad people giving really bad advice and some really big egos not listening to anybody at all, Tanks would rule the world as we speak.

 

So from what I'm gathering he's claiming he's former WGA? He's not. His description of Customer Service being only five people proves he never set foot in the building.

 

And that's only one of about a hundred things he gets wrong. This is like, hilarious levels of inaccurate.

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12 hours ago, Collimatrix said:

Did the Soviets ever do ergonomic trials on the centurions and chieftains they got ahold of?

 

I know they scrutinized the stabilizers and found them wanting, which I found surprising.

 

Probably, but I don't have that study. I do have the American one.


The evaluation exposed a general deficiency in the British seatingdesign, with dimensions falling well short of U.S. military humanengineering design standards.

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On 5/7/2017 at 1:37 PM, EnsignExpendable said:

Looks like he just needs to suck his gut in and he'll be fine. But yeah, the British were never particularly keen on this "ergonomics" nonsense. 

They just used me as a model for the loader.  Great at the "vac-load" being able to palm the round one-handed, but a bit on the large side.

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13 hours ago, RobotMinisterofTrueKorea said:

So from what I'm gathering he's claiming he's former WGA? He's not. His description of Customer Service being only five people proves he never set foot in the building.

 

And that's only one of about a hundred things he gets wrong. This is like, hilarious levels of inaccurate.

Do elaborate, cause compared so some of the really badly run places I've worked at, it was spot on for fuck-tarderdery.

 

I'm interested, cause as I said earlier, a lot of shit fell into place for me, based on personal experience.

 

I worked at one place with a shockingly large footprint in the firearms community, that had ONE guy answering the emails from "the commoners".

He would stab the tenkey to launch canned responses.

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2 hours ago, Meplat said:

Do elaborate, cause compared so some of the really badly run places I've worked at, it was spot on for fuck-tarderdery.

 

I'm interested, cause as I said earlier, a lot of shit fell into place for me, based on personal experience.

 

I worked at one place with a shockingly large footprint in the firearms community, that had ONE guy answering the emails from "the commoners".

He would stab the tenkey to launch canned responses.

 

I'll answer this as professionally as possible.

 

Biggest thing I should address, is this "interview" allegedly covers the time I started through when I left and a little afterwards. Literally nothing he describes ever happened. Nor are they exaggerations of actual events. Nor does he remotely capture the atmosphere around the office, or the character of employees. It's just pure fiction. Mind you, WGA is a pretty small office. He talks about production meetings and the like? I'd know who he is in an instant. I can freely say I never met this person, and that he's never been near WGA's offices.

 

The "interview" is really aimed at "confirming" long standing conspiracies about WG that have no basis in reality. Rigged MM (it's not), Rigged RNG (it's not), Special WG tools to spite players (again, no), general hatred of players (No, absolutely not), fake CS department (ridiculous and hilarious). Everything about it says disgruntled player, not disgruntled employee.

 

EDIT: I feel like concluding this with a personal touch, actually. I spent two years and change at WGA and loved most of it. The company gave me opportunities and encouragement that I had never thought possible. I had the opportunity to work with some really fantastic people. I wouldn't say the organization is perfect (no organization is after all), but I wouldn't trade my time there for anything.

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8 minutes ago, RobotMinisterofTrueKorea said:

 

I'll answer this as professionally as possible.

 

Biggest thing I should address, is this "interview" allegedly covers the time I started through when I left and a little afterwards. Literally nothing he describes ever happened. Nor are they exaggerations of actual events. Nor does he remotely capture the atmosphere around the office, or the character of employees. It's just pure fiction. Mind you, WGA is a pretty small office. He talks about production meetings and the like? I'd know who he is in an instant. I can freely say I never met this person, and that he's never been near WGA's offices.

 

The "interview" is really aimed at "confirming" long standing conspiracies about WG that have no basis in reality. Rigged MM (it's not), Rigged RNG (it's not), Special WG tools to spite players (again, no), general hatred of players (No, absolutely not), fake CS department (insane and hilarious). Everything about it says disgruntled player, not disgruntled employee.

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, StrelaCarbon said:

Yeah, the "Insider" series started raising red flags for me when the supposed insider kept telling them how they'd gotten everything right. Also the bit about there being different RNG for unicums and employees seems really suspect.

Well to be fair, that's what I always say when people complain about shit RNG.

 

"My evening was total shit!"

- "Huh, mine wasn't too bad, but then again, that's probably because I have WG RNG"

 

"The matchmaking this evening was totally rigged garbage!"

- "Well yeah I didn't like your rants yesterday so I decided to punish you for it"

 

...Apparently people read it and believe it.

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Need to figure out how to save/upload WG games, cause HOLY SHIT, am I seeing some magic bullet bullshit.

Hold low (bore line) hard cover and being one shotted by a Pz II.

 

Also seeing a LOT of low tier roflstromps.

Like 10 to 1 kills.

 

 

WTF?

 

 

 

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