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#2408 How to attach files and post images/screenshots

Posted Elphaba on 14 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

Here are the answers to one of the most common questions we have on the forums! :veryhappy:

 

Attaching Files

Note: You must be viewing the Full Version of the forums in order to use the Attach Files option.

 

Click on either the Reply to this topic button at the top of the page or the More Reply Options button at the bottom of the page.

 

This will take you to the full reply editor page which has the Attach Files option.

 

Do note that there file size limit to the files you can attach. If your file is too big, you may want to upload it to a hosting site then just provide a link to the file in your comment/post.

 

Posting Images / Screenshots

 

If the file you're attempting to attach is an image, you can also upload it to image hosting sites such as Tinypic or Imgur then use the direct link to post your image to the forums.

 

This example uses the Imgur page.

 

Go to the hosting site of your choice and click on the Upload Images button (or its equivalent).

 

Select an available upload option (whichever is more convenient for the image you're uploading):

 

Get the direct link to the file. In this case, just remove the IMG tags at the beginning and end of the text to get the direct link.

Note: Make sure that you select Original in sizes. Some hosting sites resize the images you upload.

 

Select the Image icon in the forum reply box.

 

Paste the direct link into the URL box. A preview of your image will appear so that you can see the image you're posting.

 

Click on OK if you're happy with your image and it'll appear in your reply box, ready for use!




#75341 Wargaming 17th Anniversary 3x3 Challenge

Posted Elphaba on 23 July 2015 - 05:53 AM

 

Hi, Commanders!

 

Here's another reason to take advantage of our anniversary x3 EXP event! Win up to 1200 gold if you can beat the 3x3 challenge!

 

Event start: 2 August 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8)

Event end: 6 August 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Limited to tanks Tier 5 or higher.
  2. Redeem the special x3 XP modifier 3 times in a row.
  3. Take a screenshot of the Notifications tab of the News to show this accomplishment.
    • Example:
    • Notification.png
  4. Submit your screenshot as a comment to this thread.
    • If your forum name is not the same as your in-game name (IGN), include your IGN in your submission.
  5. Players may submit as many unique entries as they wish, but duplicate entries will be disqualified.
    • Results notifications that have already been used for previous entries cannot be used for succeeding entries.
  6. Only screenshots from battles within the event period will be eligible.
  7. Deadline of submission is at 20:00 (UTC+8) of 6th August 2015.

 

Prize:

  • 20 winners of up to 1200 gold each!
    • Gold prizes will depend on which tier tanks were used for the 3 battles:
      • Tier 5 ~ Tier 6: 200 gold
      • Tier 7 ~ Tier 8: 300 gold
      • Tier 9 ~ Tier 10: 400 gold
      • Example:
        • Battle 1 using T32 = 300 gold
        • Battle 2 using StuG III Ausf. G = 200 gold
        • Battle 3 using IS-7 = 400 gold
        • Total prize = 900 gold
  • Winners will be randomly selected from qualified entries.

 

Important:

  • The submission thread will open for entries on 2 August 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8).
  • In case there are more than 3 qualified battles that redeemed the x3 XP, the most recent 3 consecutive battles will be counted as entries.
    • Example:
    • Notification2.png
  • Screenshots may be resized as long as the necessary details are still readable. Other edits made to the screenshot shall deem them ineligible for the contest.
  • Each player may submit as many entries as they wish but may win only once.
  • Winners will be announced within 1 week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winners are announced (usually sooner!).
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Working links to your screenshot will also be accepted.



#75344 [CONTEST] Gamescom Battle Special

Posted Elphaba on 23 July 2015 - 06:11 AM

 

Hi, Commanders!

 

Gamescom is currently taking place in Cologne, Germany and we have a special challenge in honour of this special gaming event! :honoring:

 

Battles start: 7 August 2015 at 15:00 (UTC+8)

Battles end: 10 August 2015 at 15:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Limited to tanks Tier 5 or higher.
  2. Accomplish the following in a single battle:
    • Redeem the x2 XP modifier
    • Earn at least 1000 XP from the battle (XP will be based on the amount listed in the "Without Premium" box).
    • Deal at least 1000 damage during the battle.
  3. Take a screenshot of the Personal tab of the Battle Results to show these accomplishments.
  4. Submit your screenshot as a comment to this thread.
    • If your forum name is not the same as your in-game name (IGN), include your IGN in your submission.
    • Each entry must only contain the screenshot from ONE battle.
  5. Players may submit as many unique entries as they wish, but duplicate entries will be disqualified.
  6. Only screenshots from battles within the event period will be eligible.
  7. Deadline of submission is on 16:00 (UTC+8) of 10th August 2015.

 

Prizes:

  •  500 gold + 3 days premium (5 winners)
    • First 5 entries submitted using either a Tier 7 or Tier 8 tank.
    • Submission sequence will be based on date of post or edit date, whichever is applicable.
  •  500 gold (15 winners)
    • Randomly selected from qualified entries.

 

Important:

  • The submission thread will open for entries on 7 August 2015 at 15:00 (UTC+8).
  • Screenshots may be resized as long as the in-game name and other necessary details are still readable. Other edits made to the screenshot shall deem them ineligible for the contest.
  • Winners will be announced within a week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 2 weeks after the winners are announced (usually sooner!).
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Working links to your screenshot will also be accepted.



#75310 Puzzled! ~Wargaming 17th Anniversary~

Posted Elphaba on 23 July 2015 - 04:56 AM

 

Hi, Commanders!

 

It's Wargaming's 17th Anniversary and we have another special puzzle for you! Will you be one of the next winners of 300 gold? :coin:

 

Event start: 31 July 2015 at 16:00 (UTC+8)

Event start:  6 August 2015 at 16:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Solve the special 105 piece Wargaming 17th Anniversary jigsaw puzzle.
  2. Take a screenshot of the completed puzzle showing the following:
    • Time completed
    • Number of pieces
  3. Limited to ONE submission per player.
  4. Post the screenshot on the submission thread.
  5. Deadline of submission is on 6 August 2015 at 16:00 (UTC+8).

 

Prize:

  • 30 winners of 300 gold each

 

Notes:

  • Winners will be announced within a week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winners are announced.



#85905 Tokyo Game Show x5 Challenge!

Posted Elphaba on 19 August 2015 - 11:26 AM

 

Greetings, Commanders!

 

We're treating you to a special x5 First Victory EXP event in honor of Tokyo Game Show plus a chance to win gold when you manage to redeem it 3 times in a row!

 

x5 EXP start: 17 September at 19:00 (UTC+8)

x5 EXP end: 20 September at 19:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Open to all tank tiers.
  2. Redeem the special x5 XP modifier 3 times in a row.
  3. Take a screenshot of the Notifications tab of the News to show this accomplishment.
    • Example:
    • Notification.png
  4. Submit your screenshot as a comment to this thread.
    • If your forum name is not the same as your in-game name (IGN), include your IGN in your submission.
  5. Players may submit as many unique entries as they wish, but duplicate entries will be disqualified.
    • Results notifications that have already been used for previous entries cannot be used for succeeding entries.
  6. Only screenshots from battles within the event period will be eligible.
  7. Deadline of submission is at 20:00 (UTC+8) of 20th September 2015.

 

Prize:

  • 20 winners of 500 gold each!
    • Winners will be randomly selected from qualified entries.

 

Important:

  • This submission thread will open for entries on 17 September at 19:00 (UTC+8).
  • In case there are more than 3 qualified battles that redeemed the x5 XP, the most recent 3 consecutive battles will be counted as entries.
    • Example:
    • Notification2.png
  • Screenshots may be resized as long as the necessary details are still readable. Other edits made to the screenshot shall deem them ineligible for the contest.
  • Each player may submit as many entries as they wish but may win only once.
  • Winners will be announced within 1 week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winners are announced (usually sooner!).
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Working links to your screenshot will also be accepted.

 




#63190 [CONTEST] Decisive Platoon #10

Posted Elphaba on 22 June 2015 - 06:24 AM

 

Event sign-up start: 16:00 (UTC+8) of 17 July 2015

Event sign-up end: 23:59 (UTC+8) of 19 July 2015

 

Mechanics:

  1. Players will need to sign up for the event through the forums by posting the words "Count me in!"
    • In case your forum name is different from the IGN you when playing WoT Blitz, the comment should be "(Blitz IGN) - Count me in!"
    •  Example: Elphaba_WG - Count me in!
  2. Deadline for signing up will be on 23:59 (UTC+8) of 19 July 2015.
  3. Players who have signed up must play in a platoon between 00:00 of 20 July 2015 until 23:59 of 22 July 2015 (UTC+8).
  4. Get as many Brothers in Arms and Crucial Contribution medals as you can during the play period.
  5. Winners will be based on the total combined number of Brothers in Arms and Crucial Contribution medals acquired during the event's play period.

 

Prizes:

  • 1st ~ 3rd place winners: 300 gold + 3 days premium
  • 4th ~ 10th place winners: 300 gold + 1 day premium

 

Bonus category: Vengeance is mine!

  • In at least 5 battles, destroy the tank that managed to destroy your platoon mate (goes into the count for the Avenger medal).
  • 10 winners will be randomly drawn from qualified players to receive 200 gold each.

 

Important notes:

  • Winners will be announced within 1 week after the play period ends.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winner announcement.



#85904 Double the Premium!

Posted Elphaba on 19 August 2015 - 11:15 AM

 

Greetings, Commanders!

 

Here's your chance to get an additional 2 days of premium if you win the battle to redeem the 2 days premium for 2.1! :great:

 

Event start: 12 September 2015 at 11:00 (UTC+8)

Event end: 13 September 2015 at 11:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Receive your 2 days premium via a victorious battle.
  2. Take a screenshot of your Notification window showing the following:
    • Battle result
    • 2 days premium added to account.
  3. Submit the screenshot with your in-game name (IGN) to the official submission thread.
  4. Deadline of entry submission is on 13 September 2015 at 12:00 (UTC+8).

 

Prizes:

  • 20 winners of 2 premium days.
    • Randomly selected from qualified entries.

 

Important:

  • This submission thread will open for entries on 12 September 2015 at 11:00 (UTC+8).
  • Screenshots may be resized as long as the necessary details are still readable. Other edits made to the screenshot shall deem them ineligible for the event.
  • Limited to ONE entry per player.
  • Winners will be announced within 1 week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winners are announced (usually sooner!).
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Working links to your screenshot will also be accepted.



#27424 [EVENT] Scrap Metal

Posted Elphaba on 13 January 2015 - 05:39 AM

 

Greetings, Tank Commanders!

 

Ever notice that there are destroyed non-player tanks that can be found in certain maps? Put your observation skills to the test and find these pieces of scrap metal before you get turned into one! :bush:

 

Event start: 16:00 (UTC+8) of 2 February 2015

Event end: 16:00 (UTC+8) of 9 February 2015

 

Mechanics:

  1. Find a destroyed non-player tank before the timer reaches 6:00.  
    •  
  2. Limited to ONE ENTRY per PLAYER.
  3. Deadline of submission is on 9 February 2014 at 16:00 (UTC+8).

 

Prizes:

  •  300 gold (10 winners):
    • Randomly selected from qualified entries.

 

Notes:

  • Winners will be announced within a week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 2 weeks after the winners are announced.
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Image links will also be accepted as entries.

 

 




#65147 [CONTEST] Twice A Charm

Posted Elphaba on 26 June 2015 - 05:48 AM

 

Hi, Commanders

 

Can you win at least 2 games in a row using the same tank? Be one of the first 5 players to beat your own score for a chance to get the top prizes! :justwait:

 

Battles start: 10 July 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8)

Battles end: 14 July 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8)

 

Mechanics:

  1. Limited to tanks Tier 5 or higher.
  2. Win 2 consecutive battles using the same tank.
  3. Take screenshots of the Personal tab of the Battle Results to show this accomplishment.
  4. Submit your screenshots as a comment to this thread.
    • If your forum name is not the same as your in-game name (IGN), include your IGN in your submission.
    • Each entry must only contain the screenshots from the two consecutive battles.
  5. Players may submit as many unique entries as they wish, but duplicate entries will be disqualified.
    • Battle results that have already been used for previous entries cannot be used for succeeding entries.
  6. Only screenshots from battles within the event period will be eligible.
  7. Deadline of submission is on 20:00 (UTC+8) of 14th July 2015.

 

Prize categories:

  •  500 gold + 3 days premium (5 winners)
    • First 5 entries submitted whose base EXP for the second battle is greater than the base EXP earned from  the first battle.
    • Submission sequence will be based on date of post or edit date, whichever is applicable.
  •  300 gold + 1 day premium (15 winners)
    • Randomly selected from qualified entries

 

Important:

  • This submission thread will open for entries on 10 July 2015 at 19:00 (UTC+8).
  • Screenshots may be resized as long as the in-game name and other necessary details are still readable. Other edits made to the screenshot shall deem them ineligible for the contest.
  • Winners will be announced within a week after the submission deadline.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 2 weeks after the winners are announced (usually sooner!).
  • Don't know how to post your screenshots? Check this guide! Working links to your screenshot will also be accepted.



#33439 World of Tanks Blitz 1.7

Posted Conan on 13 February 2015 - 08:12 AM

 

What do you think will be featured in the 1.7 update? :popcorn:




#27555 [Attention: Moderators]

Posted Dix_Neuf on 14 January 2015 - 01:28 AM

Mods, can you please create sub forums for each class of tank, with further sub folders for each tank? They have it on the US forum and it makes it easier for people to look for answers without constant reposts.

 

It would be nice to be able to create some order in this forum.




#188774 #*!* Supremacy missions!

Posted Sam_of_the_Shire on 12 June 2017 - 04:29 PM

I know this has been done to death but I need to rant and perhaps, one day, Wargaming will hear a vague cry from their (apparently increasing) unhappy players if we keep it alive. 

 

I had a Supremacy mission among my missions tonight and figured I would knock them off before turning in. The two non-Supremacy missions were done in the first two battles. Over a dozen (12) missions later and still no Supremacy mission. It's one thing to struggle to complete it (say, if you get that ridiculous "Retaliation" mission) but to not even be given the chance to do so? 

 

Yeah, thanks, Wargaming. 

 

I want to call that idiotic, that there should be a mode to play only Supremacy battles so that you can get a chance to complete these missions, but really I'm the idiot for sticking with the game when update 3.8 made it clear they aren't interested in satisfied players who play the game long-term and reason about how it all works. They want new players who haven't figured out they're getting the shaft, being milked for their money, until after they've already spent some. 

 

Well, perhaps I'm not totally stupid because I did stop playing the game entirely after 3.8. I just came back to get the Kuro from the event. Couldn't resist it, just want it in my garage. I will shelve the game again when I have it.

 




#75366 [CONTEST] Decisive Platoon #12

Posted Elphaba on 23 July 2015 - 07:32 AM

 

Event sign-up start: 16:00 (UTC+8) of 28 August 2015

Event sign-up end: 23:59 (UTC+8) of 30 August 2015

 

Mechanics:

  1. Players will need to sign up for the event through the forums by posting the words "Count me in!"
    • In case your forum name is different from the IGN you when playing WoT Blitz, the comment should be "(Blitz IGN) - Count me in!"
    •  Example: Elphaba_WG - Count me in!
  2. Deadline for signing up will be on 23:59 (UTC+8) of 30 August 2015.
  3. Players who have signed up must play in a platoon between 00:00 of 31 August 2015 until 23:59 of 2 September 2015 (UTC+8).
  4. Get as many Brothers in Arms and Crucial Contribution medals as you can during the play period.
  5. Winners will be based on the total combined number of Brothers in Arms and Crucial Contribution medals acquired during the event's play period.

 

Prizes:

  • 1st ~ 3rd place winners: 300 gold + 3 days premium
  • 4th ~ 10th place winners: 300 gold + 1 day premium

 

Bonus category: Vengeance is mine!

  • In at least 5 battles, destroy the tank that managed to destroy your platoon mate (goes into the count for the Avenger medal).
  • 10 winners will be randomly drawn from qualified players to receive 200 gold each.

 

Important notes:

  • Winners will be announced within 1 week after the play period ends.
  • Prizes will be awarded within 1 week after the winner announcement.



#37740 Proper Words That Are Censored

Posted 48ton_ruckus on 05 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

Finally. I can start inviting people to my Saturday Night Spicy Meat Spike events. 


#196545 Where are the rewards?

Posted Old_Gandalf on 06 September 2017 - 03:11 AM

View PostMaddoxkkm, on 06 September 2017 - 12:44 PM, said:

 

just shut up and wait. you have a prize. if you are just coming onto the forums to bash WG for not giving your prize to you 2 minutes after the leaderboard event was ended, then I guess I have a lot more other things i can rather do than chatting with such *etarded s*its

 

Really, Maddox? That from the biggest whinger about the M60? Come on, man, that's a tad hypocritical, don't you think? You lambasted WG here for weeks on that issue. You certainly don't practice what you preach. 


#188777 Glitch in Yamato harbor

Posted Sam_of_the_Shire on 12 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

View PostFosknow, on 12 June 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

It's no fun to lose because of foolish behavior. All of you should be banned for even thinking of 'not participating'.

 

Ah, some warm words from Fosknow, the most abusive player you're likely to meet in game - even when you platoon with him. :D


#176366 How did I mess-up your game ?

Posted TheCapt on 07 March 2017 - 12:25 AM

To all the guys who bagged CA, I hope when I look at all YOUR stats they are well over 60% across all of your tanks!

 

CA admitted he made a mistake in posting his original comment, but that doesn't give you the right to tear him a new one.

 

Perhaps post some links to Youtube clips that you think might be useful to him to allow him to learn.

 

Better still, friend him in the game and PLATOON with him to teach him, especially because you are all so bloody great!

 

CA - mate, keep plugging away. I have sent you a friend request, would be happy to help you out. I was a total noob for my first 7k battles until I started watching clips and platooning, since then I have increased my WR a whole lot.




#78539 Wargaming 17th Anniversary 3x3 Challenge

Posted MrTanksAlot on 02 August 2015 - 11:45 AM

MrTanksAlot




#182371 My Thoughts about the New Equipment Overhaul

Posted Maddoxkkm on 29 April 2017 - 07:22 AM

Hi WG and the WoTB Community

 

               This post here is to express my opinion towards the 3.8 equipment overhaul which everyone are discussing. I will try to provide decent ideas, and also expect a few grammatical mistakes here.

 

               To be honest, I like WG’s idea of implementing the new overhauled equipment system, as it attempts to provide a lot of new choices and combinations for players to choose from, while not letting them always choose the same “OP” loadout. The theory of the equipment overhaul is that it allows the same tank to have the ability to focus on improving different aspects of the tank according to the players’ playstyle and his/her preferences.

 

For example, a Tiger II, has rather decent armor in the hull, and it has a decent gun which can perform mid-range support as well. It has two options it can take at Combat Power Level 3, “Vertical Stabilizer” or “Refined Gun”. You can Enhance the Tiger II’s close combat capabilities with the “Vertical Stabilizer”, or you can alternatively Enhance the Tiger II’s role as a mid to long-range support tank with the “Refined Gun” option. It could open a lot of possibilities, and provide the “Diversity” that we and WG wants.

 

               The Equipment overhaul also reworked some of the less popular equipments and combined them as a single equipment. For example, Spall Liner has been tweaked a bit and reintroduced as “Enhanced Cabin” where it lost its “Reduce HE splash Damage” capabilities. Cyclone Filter, fill tanks with CO2, Enhanced Torsion Bars (Enhanced Suspensions) and Wet ammo rack was rebalanced and combined and reintroduced as “Protected Modules” where the bonuses were reduced but now it has the capability of protecting most of the modules at the same time. In this new equipment system, we also see the removal of Binoculars Telescope.

 

               So, let’s talk about the poorly executed ideas about this equipment overhaul.

 

1- Timers

 

If you are too lazy to read

 

               Adding Timers into the game isn’t a bad idea at all. It can Slow down the grind of players, so that they would play more games in that tank, and understand it’s characteristics better before the equipment slots are unlocked. But fact that the whole WoTB Playerbase took Fully equipped tanks for granted, where it is almost a universal rule in Blitz that you must fully equip your tank before you take it out. In reality, what we need to do is to play the tank without equipment loaded, and understand where the tank needs to be improved, then apply the equipments that will improve the tank’s weakness, or allow the tank to perform better at its strengths.

 

               However, with the Timer implementation at 3.8, It will take nearly a month (24 days) to be able to fully unlock all 9 slots on a Tier X tank, and even down at Tier I it will take 2 full hours. For a new player, 2 hours into a new game of Blitz would normally already take the player to Tier III or even IV. I understand that the Timer is an effort to slow down player progress, so that they can spend more time to understand the game and the tank they are currently driving better. It’s also an attempt to slow down poorly performed players as if they are really keen on improving, they would spend more time to equip their tank before moving on. Still, looking at the calculations, isn’t the Timer duration a bit too long? I think many players hated the Timer idea, not because it heavily promotes the spending of gold, but simply because the Timer duration is so long that it even affects the experienced players heavily.

 

               I recently speed grinded the STB-1 from Chi-To, which took me 3 weeks of time. I will be using this as an example to try to illustrate the point. I completed the grind from Chi-To to Chi-Ri within 9 hours of playing it, and if the Timer Function was added, it will take at least 2 days to fully unlock all 9 equipment slots (assuming linear scaling for tiers). I completed the grind from Chi-Ri to STA-1 within 24 hours of obtaining it, and it the Timer function was added it will take at least 5 days to fully unlock all 9 equipment slots (assuming linear scaling for tiers). If players were to speed grind like me under the 3.8 Timer system, they would’ve reached at least 2 tiers further before all 9 slots on that tank was unlocked.

 

               The Diversity that WG Suggests, is barely visible from this example given, because during the grinding process, you will only have at most 5-6 slots unlocked on that tank before you will reach the next tank, giving the player little option to customize their tank according to their needs while grinding the tank. It’s also worth mentioning that compared to the old system where your tank will be instantly equipped, the benefit WG suggests only adds up slowly over time as the equipment slots will have to be opened in a specific order, with each unlocking taking hours to days. At this state where WG is trying to take away stuff that has already been in the game since its birth, Where the players already took it for granted, will certainly trigger a rage-storm by a large proportion of the playerbase.

 

               My suggestion for the timer issue is to reduce the timer length to acceptable by the majority of the players, but not fully removing the timer function, to retain its positive function as to preventing poorly performed players to go up tiers that easily, to allow the players to invest a bit more time into this game, and also to allow new players to understand this game more before they can move up.

 

               Another suggestion is that to allow premium account holders to have a way shorter timer then other players (let’s say at least 50% quicker). I know this sounds like pay-to-win, but still it requires time to unlock the slots, just the time is shorter compared to a player without premium account, so it’s actually more like pay-to-progress.

 

2- Spare Parts

 

               A new currency, Spare Parts, is added together with the change of the whole equipment system. There are a few problems that arose because the introduction and balancing of the new currency.

 

2.1- Obtaining Spare parts

 

If you are too lazy to read

 

               As mentioned in WG’s news, there are current two ways (not sure whether via Events is still available), via Combat Missions, and upon calculation of battle results. It seems strange that the new currency is not available even paying gold and such, which is strange as WG would monetize anything they can find monetizable…. But it’s a good thing for free to play player, as they are at the same playing field against all other players, and paying more doesn’t affect your chances of obtaining the spare parts whatsoever.

 

               First, Via Combat missions. I know missions is not welcomed by players because of the limitation of it only resets twice a day, and it doesn’t always give the correct prize in respond to the effort that players paid to complete the mission. Together with Hated supremacy missions, using missions to promote grinding Spare Parts/ Using Spare Parts to encourage players to play missions is a tough thing to achieve. I don’t have any good suggestions that I can give regarding to this. Still want WG to know that this is happening.

 

               Secondly, upon calculation of battle results. You guys mentioned about the 50% drop rate for the spare parts. Till this moment, I still haven’t been able to come up with an reasonable explanation for the reason behind ‘50%’. But this is now a thing where more and more of this game is depending on RNG. The drop rate is depended on RNG, then the actual spare parts you will receive will be likely to depend on RNG as well. I would like to suggest that to remove the 50% drop rate, and allow the Spare Parts to be calculated like XP and Credits, with a formula to be created and followed. Not simply depending on RNG, but at least allow it to depend on current existed calculations such as XP.

 

2.2- Spear Parts Unlocking slots

 

 

If you are too lazy to read

 

               Using Spare Parts to unlock the equipment slots is the reason why this new currency existed in the first place. But here is a problem. For example, a Tier X will require 29300 spare parts to unlock 1 Level 2 slot. Assume I play 20 battles per day (50% WR), and only half of the games I obtained Spare Parts, completes all missions (obtains 10k spare parts per day if I am lucky enough), then I will have ((10*116)+(10*231))/2+10000 = 11735 Spare Parts per day at most. It will take 29300/11735 = 2.49 days = 3 days just to collect the spare parts required for one single level 2 equipment slot. Adding to the fact that it will take (29300*3)+(32600*3) = 185700 Spare parts to fully have enough Spare Parts to fully unlock all 9 slots on one tank. That will take me 185700/11735 = 15.82 days = 16 days just to grind for Spare Parts. In 16 days, I can easily grind a Tier IX tank onto Tier X, which can vary from 200k exp to 319k exp. Also, taking into account that It will take 24 days for all 9 slots to be fully unlocked, it’s safe to say the grind is just a bit too long.

 

               Even if you think it’s nothing, next we will look at extreme cases.

 

               A spreadsheet made by a NA player: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hIJQCFXcgr4NwcMTIrnaDUFah7q4ESo2Gc3k-TRBRkU/edit

 

               This Spreadsheet is very useful in illustrating my point here, for the time required to grind the Spare Parts Required. I decided to put the next part inside “Spear Parts Unlocking” because it relates to the price of the equipment slots.

 

               I know a player who owns every single tank in the game except 2, IS-6 Fearless and KV-220. He has played around 38k games, from this spreadsheet he was told that he will obtain 2.1 million parts when the compensation drops, which leaves him with a grand total of 32 million Spare Parts to grind if he wants to fully equip all 217 tanks in his garage. From my assumption of that playing 20 battles per day, and complete all 6 daily missions, it will take him 32,000,000/11375 = 2813 Days = 7.71 years. 7.71 years from the point where Version 3.8 drops. I don’t know about WG, but I never spent 7.71 year doing the same thing every day, repetitive, non-stop, 24/7 and 365 days per year. And the point is that he can’t skip using gold. As you can tell by now, he is one of the heaviest payers for this game, and trying to ask him to do the same thing 7.71 years non-stop is just insane. This is insane to a point where I wonder whether the developers ever check their maths. I know my attitude is turning bad here, but I am trying to illustrate the truth here that the number of Spare Parts required to unlock a single equipment slot is insane. Even reducing the required spare parts by half will still take him 3 years at least.

 

               So my suggestion is largely decrease the amount of Spare Parts Required to unlock any given equipment slot, at least for the sake of these heavy payers, there is also another solution which I will talk about next

 

2.3- Spare Parts Compensation

 

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               As you all know, the transition from Old equipment to new equipment system means the old equipment will be deleted, and existing equipment will be compensated in the form of a small amount of spare parts, along with another compensation of spare parts that is calculated from your battle count per tier, and the amount of equipments equipped on each tank before the compensation arrives.

 

               Currently players also heavily criticize about the lack of compensation, saying that it’s basically making the players grind like crazy just to make the tank as competitive as compared to before the new equipment system. This is actually quite true, as for example, I fully equip my Tier X tank with the expensive equipments, I would get 22500 spare parts when compensation drops. But 22500 spare parts isn’t even enough to unlock a Level 2 slot, which is already the cheapest for a Tier X tank. With the 22500 spare parts you will be only able to achieve (22500/185700)*100% = 12.12% of Fully equipping a tank that you might actually already owned for a long time, and has a lot of experience in this tank, but was forced to regrind the spare parts for this tank because the compensation for the transition to the new system is insufficient.

 

               My suggestion is that the compensation for per tank should also take into account the battle count of that tank, it sounds like it would be the same as compensating the Spare Parts using battler count according to tier, but this compensation for per tank is only available for tanks that are in the garage. For a Tier X tank we would like to see at least 70-80k compensation per tank, especially for tanks that we have played a lot (for me it’s Obj.140, over 1.5k games), as I expect the compensation I got from Obj.140 would be able to fully equip this tank with the compensation it receives just for that tank (around 125k) + a small part from compensation from battle count (60k). This still allows the grinding of players, but not because that they need to make their tank as competitive as before 3.8, but to further enhance their tank’s characteristics as with the compensation from the tank would be easily enable them to unlock up to 7-8 slots if they like that tank and use it frequently, And in my option 7-8 slots unlocked would make the tank almost as competitive as before, or even more competitive than before. In my option 7-8 slots unlocked would make the tank almost as competitive as before, or even more competitive than before.

 

3- Balancing

 

               I know this is the least discussed topic as it involved a lot of calculations and assessment done by WG, but I still want to point out a few of the problems that I think is improper in balance.

 

               For the category Vitality, Level 2 there are options to either increase armor thickness by 5%, or you can have the option to increase your maximum health by 5%. Meanwhile Level 3 there are options to either allow the tracks to repair to full health, or you can have the option to increase the speed of repairs by 25%. In my honest opinion, the either options at level 2 gives more of an advantage than options available at level 3, as more health or more armor, means you can survive in the battlefield for longer, and for the Enhanced Tracks and toolbox is only aimed to assist the repair of broken modules of the tanks.

 

               My suggestion regarding to the detailed tweaking is that to swap the equipments of Vitality Level 2 and Level 3, or nerf the bonus given by the Improved Assembly and Enhanced Armor, or more better, to improve level 3 equipments so that they are competitive enough to be at level 3.

 

               My other suggestion is that add Binocular Telescope into the level 1 of Specialization, where it would be the only slot to have a choice between 3 equipments. This can retain the original Binocular Telescope that is popular amongst passive scouts, and TDs.

 

4- Other Issues that emerges from this Equipment Change

 

               Tank Performance Gap. As mentioned in “Spare Parts Unlocking Slots” and the “Timers” part, the time to fully unlock all 9 equipment slots on a Tier X tank can start from 24 days. During this 24 days of “Unlocking Period”, the player will certainly come across players who have the same tank, but fully equipped with all equipments. WG has suggested that fully equipping your tank in 3.8 will give you even more bonus compared to you fully equipping the tank in 3.7, so regardless of skill level, the player who has less equipment equipped will be definitely under disadvantage. Adding onto the fact that hard to grind Spare Parts, Players who are able to fully unlock all 9 slots on their Tier X tanks are most likely players who are good in that tank, or they are good as a player themselves.

 

               So now imagine a Platoon of Super Unicum IS-6 on Team A, and a Platoon of Average IS-6 on Team B. The first thing that come into mind should be that the pair of Unicums on Team A would most likely have unlocked all 9 slots on their IS-6s, and the platoon on Team B would be less likely to have all 9 slots unlocked. With these simple assumptions and processing you can easily predict the outcome if these Platoon face off each other.

 

               This of course takes away the fun for the IS-6 Platoon on Team B, as they knew they are not fully equipped, but are going against a pair of Unicums who are most likely to be driving a fully equipped tank. It would be safe to say that the odds were never stacked in their favour. Following this pattern, it’s going to be very easy to predict the pattern of how a battle will turn out to be after 3.8, as players who are able to fully equip their tank would be unicums and tank enthusiasts, so when you recognize a unicum inside of a battle, you would be able to easily tell which side would be favoured to win the game, just because there is a very skilled player driving a fully equipped tank, which is already a big advantage itself. And now the game sounds a lot more boring than it should be.

 

Conclusion

 

               Whole Equipment overhaul isn’t bad at all. There are definitely some ideas that need to be improved, and it just shows what WG have in mind is slightly different then what we players are expecting to get. I honestly don’t want to see Update 3.8 fail like the Rubicon update for WoT PC, having to fully stop the update due to heavy user criticism.

 

               I hope WG would be able to read this, and learn from their mistakes. My ideas are not the best, but like everyone else, I am trying to point out as many problems inside the new content as possible so WG can come up with a nice solution to try to solve them all.

 



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#176357 How did I mess-up your game ?

Posted The__Trooper on 06 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

Well done, CA, for giving so many players the chance to say how good they are and feel a little bit better about themselves.