After convincing wins over [SNTR & S2GTR] SCIPIONES and AAD Team Charlie, team Eminiem (comprising of mostly PANZA and PANZR members) have advanced to the final 2 rounds to be played tonight.
We are guaranteed at least a 4th place and therefore at least 500 gold. Most of all though I have enjoyed the thrill of competing in my first World of Tanks tournament. Grumpy Old Men (also from PANZACS) are on the other side of the draw so the possibility of an all PANZAC final exists.
Looking forward to the matches tonight, best of luck to all the teams and may the best team win.
Update: We did it!
After losing the first match of the semi’s, team Eminem pulled together and bounced back to win the remaining 4 battles with overwhelming firepower to take out Weekly Rumble IV.
This was my first ever World of Tanks tournament and I still can’t believe we won considering we were a new team going up against some more established teams. Big kudos to Cazier and Comshot for leading us to victory. I’m just a peon that goes where he is told and shoots at what he is told so I can’t take too much credit, if it wasn’t for the great team effort we would not have made it far at all.
Congratulations to PANZACS for getting two teams to the final as well.
4,000 gold is coming our way soon, now I am hooked and can’t wait for the next one, see you guys there.
This is a follow on from part 1 that I wrote to try to help some newer (and some of the not so new) players to recognize some bad habits and maybe, just improve how they interact with the SEA server community. This guide isn’t about how to play better and get more kills, instead it is intended as a primer on social niceties and etiquette, simple tips on how to behave and help make the game more enjoyable for everybody that plays.
Had a particularly fortunate match in my KV-1 recently, due to the SEA server having a rather low population during the daytime I prefer to bring out my mid tier tanks for a bit of fun, rather than endure the long waits and half full matches that you tend to get in the higher tiers.
The map was the new Highway Map that was released along with 2 others in patch 7.5. As is typical for the SEA server the entire team chose to go in one direction, rather than rage at them I figured since I was one of the top tanks I may as well suck it up and take on the other side alone. And that’s exactly what I did, here is the game, I did pretty well in the end (apart from my complete and utter failure to notice the T40 that was putting shots into my rear end until after I had already killed 2 tanks).
The World of Tanks SEA server is up and running, the transfers from the NA, EU and RU servers have been completed and people have spent the first few weeks slowly getting to know each other and mostly having a good time. (Well except for those that missed the transfer window because it closed with only 2 days notice and was not particularly well publicized, but that’s a whole other story). Think of it as being a bit like the first week of a new Big Brother season, people are still showering in their underwear, sleeping in their own beds and generally trying not to do anything too controversial in order to avoid being the first evictee. Read the rest of this entry
Check out the Jenner Founders Battlemech – The Chaffee/VK2801/T-50-2 of Mechwarrior Online
Many of us World of Tanks players are watching this upcoming release with great interest. Mechwarrior Online is the lastest installment in the popular Mechwarrior series of games. At first glance it appears it will share more than a few similarities with World of Tanks that should make it appealing to people currently engaged with WoT. For example Mechwarrior Online will follow a similar balancing mechanism of light, medium, heavy and long range fire support mechs. The game will also feature a similar economic model to World of Tanks with 2 different currencies being available, one earned in game and one purchased with real currency (aka gold in World of Tanks). However the major difference appears to be (for now) that both currencies can currently purchase all items.
To be honest that’s about as far as I have gotten into the game, I applied for beta unsuccesfully therefore I can’t comment any further on the gameplay, am I upset about missing beta? no not really, but it would have been nice to check it out, however my understanding is that the beta is still closed and subject to an NDA so I doubt I would have been able to tell you much about it anyway. It would have been nice to dust off the old G13 and give it a try though.
Pay to Beta
Apparently you can buy your way into the beta by purchasing a founders package, there are currently 3 levels ranging from $30 to $120 and depending on which level you buy you get from 1 – 3 months of premium (very similar to World of Tanks premium) and 1 – 3 “founders mechs” (which will be similar to some of the early access premium tanks that you could get in WoT). No doubt this is a very attractive feature to many players, but perhaps a put off to some. Game developers need regular injections of cash to keep paying the bills during the development stage so you can’t really blame them for cashing in on eager fans desperate to get into the game before their friends. Personally I always felt that beta access in most cases was more of a “neener neener, I’m playing and you’re not” factor than any genuine desire to be a part of the development of the game, but maybe that’s just me being jealous lol.
So do I think it’s worth paying to get into a beta? personally I’m on the fence, currently my employment (lack of) status affects my ability to fork out $$ to try a game that is still well and truly in development. However if I had the $$ to spare, or somebody generous wanted to buy me a founders pack, I would probably be all over it. Apparently you also get a fancy badge to use on the forums and even get your name in the games credits (who reads those things anyway?) by purchasing a founders pack.
My main concern and probably biggest deal breaker for me is the lack (at least for now) of Oceanic servers. Being Australian I (and many others from my country) are sick of paying the same, and in many cases more money to play a game with 300+ ping. It puts us at a severe disadvantage in pretty much any FPS or Shooting game that is played online against players with sub 100 pings. Aussie gamers are super keen gamers and in the past we have been told that we are too small a market to be considered for local servers (cough World of Warcraft cough). However in recent times several game companies (not Blizzard) have stepped up and began to offer local servers even if belatedly in some cases. Eg Star Wars the Old Republic launched Oceanic servers several months after the launch in the rest of the world, unfortunately I along with many others had lost interest in the game by then and didn’t get to fully enjoy it, I did make an effort at a comeback on the Dalborra server but in the end the game just failed to keep me hooked. Tribes Ascend were nice enough to launch with oceanic servers and probably deserve a kudos for that, being a long time fan of the Tribes franchise I did try it out, it’s actually a pretty good game but in the end it was lack of clan support that stopped me from putting a more serious effort into that game.
But back to Mechwarrior Online, as of now they have only gone as far as to acknowledge the demand for oceanic servers but have not commited to providing them. As a result I am only willing to acknowledge that Mechwarrior Online would like my money but unfortunately I cannot commit to providing it at this time. Perhaps if you guys changed your mind on Oceanic servers I could change my mind on purchasing a founders package.
Well I certainly hope I have not spoken too early, but it appears that a couple of the more notorious bots on the World of Tanks SEA server may have in fact been BANHAMMERED! The 2 in particular that I had reported over and over again have not played any games since Tuesday just gone. Until now I had pretty much seen them every single day, botting away, doing their best to ruin the gaming experience of the 14 or so players on their team that actually cared about doing their best and winning the match. Read the rest of this entry
After a couple of weeks of waiting here it is guys and gals. People have been asking about creating a signature with their SEA stats instead of the old NA stats that many people were still using on the forums. I understand some people tried approaching the guys over at 1st cav that hosted the NA/EU/RU version, not sure how that went, but I guess somebody finally took it upon themselves to use the code to create a new generator just for us.
Not sure who is responsible for modifying the code to make it work with SEA players but thank you whoever you are. Thanks also to paulsmith for hosting the generator, so without further ado here is the link.
Well it has been about 2 weeks now since my account was transferred from NA server to the SEA server. And an interesting 2 weeks it has been. I have had well over a thousand battles on the new server now and if anything has stood out it would be the overall appalling quality of random battles.
20 simple tips on how to not look like a complete noob in world of tanks games
Hi and welcome to my new site. This is just a mildly humorous, tongue in cheek guide to how to not look like a complete and utter noob when playing world of tanks public games. It’s not intended as a serious strategy guide, please come back later for those, I will hopefully be adding some at a future date.
Unfortunately the majority of players that should be reading a guide like this will probably not see it. If you want to help out your fellow new players or maybe just give your friends and clan mates a bit of a chuckle please feel free to link to this guide. Spread it far and wide, just give credit to the original site it was posted at which is transcendedgaming.com. If you have any funny tips to add, please do so in the comments, If I like them I will edit them into the guide and give credit to the Author that suggested it.