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WoT Corner; Personal Missions

WoT Corner; Personal Missions

War Gaming introduced personal missions to World of Tanks in January of 2015; in the last two years thousands of players have ground out multiple campaign missions to achieve one of the four premium tank prizes.  Along the way there’s been a bit of angst, a lot of grinding and a few needed changes for one of the better content additions to World of Tanks.

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The Witcher 3; First Impressions

The Witcher 3; First Impressions

If you haven’t tried The Witcher 3 yet, I highly recommend that you do.

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WoT Corner; News from HQ

WoT Corner; News from HQ

Recently the developers had a developer’s panel with the players.  The video can be found here.  I love that they are doing this, it’s great for the game and community.  In general there’s some good stuff in the hour and a half of discussion.  However, I’m going to concentrate on one area where they continue to get it wrong.  At about 36:15 on the video they begin to discuss arty.

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WoT Corner; Kill or Cap?

WoT Corner; Kill or Cap?

There are two ways to win a match in WoT, and it’s hard to believe but that creates controversy.  The two ways are related but it’s actually possible to win the match by doing one and not doing the other. 

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WoT Corner; Be an Active Player

WoT Corner; Be an Active Player

WoT is an incredibly unforgiving PvP game.  Because there’s no respawn or HP recoup mechanism in the game mechanics, mistakes are punished immediately and permanently.  What this tends to do is reinforce a mentality of passive play.  That’s unfortunate because passive play is the primary cause of the majority of losses in WoT.

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WoT Corner; Patch 9.16 Notes

WoT Corner; Patch 9.16 Notes

WG is working a new patch for WoT and that’s always (mostly) good news.  9.16 will be the next update and it’ll bring a couple things players have been wanting.  It’ll also bring a controversial chat change and a couple content additions.

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WoT Corner; Game Flow

WoT Corner; Game Flow

Online PvP video games usually develop a meta-game if they’ve been around long enough.  After five plus years World of Tanks (WoT) is no exception.

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WoT Corner; You Want to Be Good?

WoT Corner; You Want to Be Good?

It’s no secret that some people are incredibly good at various video games.  But is it just twitch skills, and lots of mindless practice that makes them so good?

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WoT Corner; Situational Awareness

WoT Corner; Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness (SA) is one of those intangible skills which sets great players apart from the rest of the pack. At its core having great SA enables quick and effective analyzation of the game situation. It allows you to correctly act on information and external inputs according the circumstances without relying on some pre-determined move.

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WoT Corner; Basic Platoon Guide

WoT Corner; Basic Platoon Guide

This week in WoT Corner we’ll lay out a basic platoon guide from creating a platoon to some play advice. The solo player grind is oft times a long, lonely slog. One of the best ways to improve your lonely, solo, World of Tanks experience is playing in platoons.

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