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Artisto81 #1 Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:41 PM

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All of us is very familiar with "losing streaks". There are days where almost all of your games were destined to be lost, no matter what you do and you'll still lost. Me myself have some encounter with this problem in the last 3 days. I thought the thread by Darkshaunz from WoT PC forum would be very informative and usable in dealing with losing streak. You can find his original thread here: http://forum.worldoftanks.asia/index.php?/topic/17678-being-on-tilt-in-world-of-tanks/  

 

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 This is a discussion about the concept of being "On Tilt" in World of Tanks (Blitz). I think it's important to explore this concept because it can have adverse effects on the enjoyment of the gameplay. This is also more directed at players that are more proactive in their self-evaluation and assessments after each game - but it can apply to any player. I've not seen this term being used here, so maybe "Tilt" can be used as nomenclature to describe "abnormal game performance".


What is Tilt?

Tilt is originally a poker term used to describe a competent player beginning to perform well below his capability after a bad game or two. Tilt is caused by emotional frustration clouding the judgement of an otherwise calm and consistent player. The resulting emotional response results in increasingly aggressive play, frustration and pessimism - which ends in an irreparable losing streak.


Why is Tilt relevant to World of Tanks?

World of Tanks (Blitz) is inherently a competitive game, where you engage other individuals in pixel tank combat. AFKers and bots notwithstanding, this means that you are essentially pitting yourself against human beings that are governed by emotional reactions. As many of you know, the actions of a few can really swing the influence of a match - especially those players that place a high value on good winning performances. As such, the higher your own expectations of your own performance - the greater the effects of tilt that you will potentially experience. So here are my own observed qualities of tilt:

  • Tilt is relative, depending on a tanker's individual self-expectation of what is considered to be "normal performance/expectations" (ie: WR/WN7 etc.)
  • Tilt is governed by an emotional response to a situation, and is triggered by an event outside of normal expectations (usually a very bad round of tanks).
  • Tilt is a downward spiral that continues to get progressively worse until corrective measure are undertaken (ie: Loss streaks exceeding five or more)
However, I posit that even the best players suffer from tilt - except the better performers will know how to mitigate the effects of tilt itself (more on that later). Hence, this concept is important because everyone has the potential to suffer from it - and will find the consequences on their stats and enjoyment adversely affected.


Am I on Tilt, or are the pubbies just bad?

The most important thing is to recognize whether or not you may be on tilt to begin with. The pilot can't pull out of a stall over the ocean at night if he doesn't have the instruments to assist him out of the uncontrollable dive. So in essence, you'll have to calibrate your own instruments to determine whether or not you may be experiencing a negative/destructive emotional response to a particularly bad round. Pubbies being bad is something you will have to do your best to compensate for - and the blame will almost always fall to the random players on your team. Some of it is due to actual fail by your team, personal ego or even partly affected by mild symptoms of FG_'s Dunning-Kruger effect. This is just a normal function of the human brain, but let's focus on some tilt symptoms:

Symptoms
  • Nasty streak: Losing more than five games in a row
  • Unnatural aggression: Opting to rush the enemy in situations, taking unnecessary hull damage to hasten the game and take a quick win at all costs
  • Scapegoating: Exponentially angered by the actions of the platmates/allies, even though they are not doing anything particularly wrong
  • Self-Loathing: Performed below self-assigned WR theshold (ie: must achieve 55% WR or higher for the day)
  • Loss of Control: "Ah who cares, clearly everything is down to luck anyway! my losses so far prove that!". Player stops trying because he believes he cannot recover from the losses.
As from the list above, those are based on my personal observations - but I invite everyone to add to the symptoms. We've also experienced at least one, two or more of the symptoms of tilt - because a lot of the forum warriors tend to be more sensitive and alert to their own game performance. As I've just covered the symptoms, let us explore some of the potential triggers of tilt in our server:

Triggers
  • Time of day: Playing very early in the morning or extremely late results in poor MM (and randoms). Losses incurred have high chances to make the player experience Loss of Control.
  • Stamina levels: Playing whilst tired and fatigued results in a shorter temper fuse and poorer acceptance of mistakes. Seeing a lemming when we're tired makes us a lot angrier than when well-rested.
  • Harsh self-expectations: Playing with a high WR benchmark (Say 75%+ or whatever) makes it easier for you to move intoScapegoating and Self-Loathing when something goes awry.
  • Guilty dive: Failure to carry a game, failure to cover a platmate, or missing easy shots (RNG, curse you!) can result in a tilt trigger. Especially if the person feels they have failed a comrade.
  • TauntingDoesn't often occur with the mature performers here, but taunting and inciting can lure solid players to deviate from their usual game-plan. This can result in an unexpected loss.
How about some suggested ways we can mitigate tilt?


Methods of mitigating Tilt

Thinking about this section, I realized that it depends on the player's own preparation and steps they take to win a match. It also demands that the individual is honest and self-aware about their own emotional thresholds. Just how reactive and proactive are you in ensuring you don't fall into the trap of Tilt Spiral?

Reactive Measures
  • Stop Playing"Maybe the next game I will win for sure!" No, just step away from the PC (device) and do something else. Clear your mind and re-approach the game after you've calmed down.
  • Analyzing Gameplay: Take a good look if you were using a non-optimal strategy. Yes you got top damage, but did you sacrifice map control to do so? What adjustments should be made?
  • Venting Anger: You have to take out and manage that frustration somehow. Some people seal club in loltraktors and some make an angry thread on the forums. Find a way that works for you.

Proactive Measures
  • Reasonable Goals: Don't go into a day with unreasonable expectations, increase your goal milestones step by step. To some people that's 52% WR, and others 70%+. Everyone is different.
  • Maximum Loss Thresholds: Set a personal "You shall not pass!" barrier of losses. Be fair, if you lose five games - then make a commitment to take a break and do something else.
  • Positive Mindset: Make the best out of a situation, and play your hardest - tilts are a temporary phenomena. Platoon if that helps you maintain a more social and relaxed mindset.


I know there's an explosion of words here, but I would like to know what you guys think about applying the concept of tilt to World of Tanks (Blitz) - and if you believe it is a relevant phenomena on our server. I also invite additions to not only the symptoms of tilt, but also ways to mitigate tilt based on your experience in public games.

Cheers! 

 

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OP_Assassin #2 Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:23 PM

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Also remember it's a game and you are meant to enjoy sooo don't murder your expensive new $600+ device because some comet took out your t95. Of course I mean enjoy in some competitive spirit otherwise don't know how you would enjoy other than trolling which probably will end you up getting reported lol

Maddoxkkm #3 Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:38 PM

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even though this thread is quoted from the PC forums, this thread is a good thread that could help me a lot in my tough days.:)

 

currently chilling down because of lose streak.....


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CALVINJJ #4 Posted 03 September 2015 - 04:40 PM

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Keep losing in a battles? Feeling yourself too noob? Team too noob? Very angry about games/tank? 

Don't worry, take a break and watch 'girls und panzer'(GuP)

 

 

This anime is really curing your heart, very relaxing anime and quite funny sometimes

If you're a jailbreak or an android user, you can also download the mod(GuP voice pack, too bad I'm not jailbreak)

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Edited by CALVINJJ, 04 September 2015 - 09:47 AM.

Highlight : My fav TD in the game, having decent gun+troll armor+good speed+good camo

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Pimp_Daddy_XR #5 Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

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Nice post Aristo.

 

I have rage moments often, and usually mess up games accordingly. The main factor seems to be when I'm really tired (poor concentration).

 

I did accidentally bend a mini Ipad during one rage quit, so threw it away. I'd won it ages before in a company lucky draw. It meant I got to upgrade to a new mini, so all is good!


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Dr_Jedi #6 Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:35 PM

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Strangely I don't rage.

Vodka calms my nerves.

 

Try that.



Artisto81 #7 Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:37 PM

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View PostDrunkjedi, on 04 September 2015 - 12:35 AM, said:

Strangely I don't rage.

Vodka calms my nerves.

 

Try that.

Not everyone likes / can drink alcoholic beverages comrade......:)


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Maverickdh #8 Posted 03 September 2015 - 08:18 PM

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Im a big Teddy bear with beer, without during noob sessions Im a grizzly bear! Hence my latest warning, I didnt give it the 24hr calm down period or have sufficient fridge stock, if you dont drink now you soon will..:playing:

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naaa loseing streak? hop into your op sealclubber, platoon, and have fun.

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Dark_Exile_ #10 Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:16 PM

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Thanks for this Artisto :)

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Wraith598 #11 Posted 04 September 2015 - 12:07 AM

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Nice Thread you got here Artisto.,kudos for you and Darkshaunz., lol just like Pimp.,my Headphone is broken cuz i threw it after bloody ridiculous RNG 4 times in single match " we nailed e'm Bad" kind of thing.,

Edited by Wraith598, 04 September 2015 - 12:07 AM.

Run?., i prefer Tactical Retreat

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Artisto81 #12 Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:34 AM

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View PostWraith598, on 04 September 2015 - 07:07 AM, said:

Nice Thread you got here Artisto.,kudos for you and Darkshaunz., lol just like Pimp.,my Headphone is broken cuz i threw it after bloody ridiculous RNG 4 times in single match " we nailed e'm Bad" kind of thing.,

Ah, those innacurate announce..... Do you play wearing headphone?


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Fosknow #13 Posted 04 September 2015 - 05:12 AM

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Change tanks

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Good read. Just had a losing streak and I definitely feel like I need a break from the game. RNG and MM just keep kicking me hard.

 

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View PostArtisto81, on 04 September 2015 - 11:34 AM, said:

Ah, those innacurate announce..... Do you play wearing headphone?

Lol., yep but its quite smiliar., my Bluetooth headphones won't Work after i threw it very hard on the ground.,cuz that annoying voice., "we nailed e'm bad" or "We didn't even scratch e'm"


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Artisto81 #16 Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:43 AM

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apeliott #17 Posted 27 March 2016 - 05:02 AM

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How not to rage? Easy. 

 

Just jump in the OP Kenny and win 5 games in a row. 

 

Works every time. 


                                                                                                             

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View Postapeliott, on 27 March 2016 - 05:02 AM, said:

How not to rage? Easy. 

 

Just jump in the OP Kenny and win 5 games in a row. 

 

Works every time. 

Gotta have one in the first place 



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View PostArtisto81, on 03 September 2015 - 08:41 PM, said:

All of us is very familiar with "losing streaks". There are days where almost all of your games were destined to be lost, no matter what you do and you'll still lost. Me myself have some encounter with this problem in the last 3 days. I thought the thread by Darkshaunz from WoT PC forum would be very informative and usable in dealing with losing streak. You can find his original thread here: http://forum.worldoftanks.asia/index.php?/topic/17678-being-on-tilt-in-world-of-tanks/  

 

 

Now I have something below to cheer all of you:

 

 

That video really cheer me up :great: 
Beat it version is more hilarious for me :D

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Cant resist screaming when i had 7 straight games on tier 6-7 tanks which i did pretty well with around 2-3k damage & 3-5 kills per game but lost them all due to guess what... afk team mates or 3-4 of them scoring less than 100 damage. I mean give me an average team and we can win but a super noob or idiotic team? 

[edited] kind of matchmaking is that!






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