History YMMV / WorldOfTanks

3rd Sep '17 2:37:09 AM SSJMagus
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** The use of the XVM Mod, which shows players win rates during the matches. Its either a useful tool to adjust your play style to team performance, or something used by [[{{GIFT}} trolls and griefers to harass lower skill players over their stats]].
** The introduction of the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Edelweiss]] and the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles3 Nameless Tank]] onto the [=SEA=] server (the latter had previously made its [=WoT=] debut in all servers of ''Blitz'') fractured the fanbase when the [=EU=] and [=NA=] servers found out about it.

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** The use of the XVM Mod, which shows players win rates during the matches. Its either a useful tool to adjust your play style to team performance, or something used by [[{{GIFT}} trolls and griefers to harass lower skill players over their stats]].
stats]] (and of course for {{Team Killer}}s to target the highest-skill players on their own team to eliminate).
** The introduction of the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Edelweiss]] and the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles3 Nameless Tank]] onto the [=SEA=] server (the latter had previously made its [=WoT=] debut in all servers of ''Blitz'') fractured the fanbase when the [=EU=] and [=NA=] servers found out about it. The Nameless itself is also a base breaker for being [[GameBreaker overpowered]] due to its absurdly strong armor that makes it effectively invincible from the front and still quite tough from the sides. And the debut of both tanks was controversial on [=SEA=] because despite being considered Japanese premiums, their crews are permanently attached to the tanks and thus they can't be used in the normal crew-training role of a premium.


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** The AMX 50 Foch B is feared to be a second coming of the Waffentrager auf E-100. While it's a casemate tank destroyer and its view range is more reasonable than the WT auf E-100's was, it's still not bad at 380m. Its 6-round autoloader can deal 2400 average damage in 10 seconds, and thanks to the 36 second reload between clips (the WT auf E-100 took 56 seconds) it actually has ''higher'' DPM than the tank destroyer that was removed for being overpowered. While the lack of a turret makes it less flexible, it also makes the Foch B harder to kill. It was widely expected when the Foch B's test stats were leaked that it would be nerfed prior to release, to remove its ability to 1-clip-kill any target it chooses. It wasn't.
31st Aug '17 1:04:06 AM Arima
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*** '''[=FochGate=]''' is the incident in which [=SirFoch=] and Circonflexes were terminated by [=WGEU=] from the Community Contributor program in retaliation for harshly criticizing the Chrysler K GF. [=WGEU=] then threatened to file a copyright violation claim against [=SirFoch=]'s YouTube channel which ended up EXPLODING in their faces as the public DID NOT like that at all and lynched [=WGEU=] something horribly fierce for using a copyright violation claim as a cosmetic term for a heavy-handed attempt at silencing criticism. [=WGEU=] ultimately back-stepped from their unpleasant position and reinstated [=SirFoch=] as an apology. But the mixed messages between [=WGEU=] to "never use copyright violation claims" and [=WGNA=] to "do what is necessary" compelled [=MightyJingles=] and several other Community Contributors to leave on their own accord.
1st Aug '17 3:32:01 PM HashiriyaR32
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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has virtually no frontal weak spots, promptin the need to load Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns the player using it into using Gold Ammunition in order to be competitive in mid-to-high-tier games. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink.

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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has virtually no frontal weak spots, promptin prompting the need to load Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns for both the player using it into using driving this tank, and those fighting against it, to load their respective Gold Ammunition Ammunition. The latter is due to the aforementioned virtually nonexistent frontal weak spots, and the former is due to the poor performance of the tank's standard ammunition, making gold ammo a necessity in order to be competitive in mid-to-high-tier games. mid-high tier games. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink.
1st Aug '17 3:21:35 PM HashiriyaR32
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** The introduction of the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Edelweiss]] and the [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles3 Nameless Tank]] onto the [=SEA=] server (the latter had previously made its [=WoT=] debut in all servers of ''Blitz'') fractured the fanbase when the [=EU=] and [=NA=] servers found out about it.
23rd Jul '17 3:53:33 PM nombretomado
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** Tier 4 is often considered this for tanks, especially for new players. In general, it is the first tier where the player might encounter tanks more than two tiers above their own and so feel the true cruelty of the game's matchmaker. To make things worse, the tanks at this tier often have distinct strengths and weaknesses that require special playstyles that might not be obvious to a newbie, such as the M3 Lee (equipped with a powerful gun that's hull-mounted, requiring the whole tank to turn to aim) or the T-28 (which is fast and heavily armed but also large and poorly armored, necessitating careful hit-and-run tactics). It gets even worse if they're playing some Tier 4 light tanks (like the Pz 38 nA, the Luchs, and the [=M5A1=] Stuart), in which case the player is designated as a scout and can face enemies up to ''Tier 7''. This can be extremely off-putting to new players who just downloaded the game to shoot stuff, as scouting is an advanced role that's not for everyone, and that's if they even realize they're a scout: It's very possible that some would actually try to fight horrifically more powerful tanks with their peashooters and paper armor and die very quickly as a result. Getting through Tier 4 can be considered a rite of passage of sorts where success leads to Tier 5, where the game's "real tanks" start (in the sense of both being effective and consisting largely of the recognizable WW2 models that many want to play as).

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** Tier 4 is often considered this for tanks, especially for new players. In general, it is the first tier where the player might encounter tanks more than two tiers above their own and so feel the true cruelty of the game's matchmaker. To make things worse, the tanks at this tier often have distinct strengths and weaknesses that require special playstyles that might not be obvious to a newbie, such as the M3 Lee (equipped with a powerful gun that's hull-mounted, requiring the whole tank to turn to aim) or the T-28 (which is fast and heavily armed but also large and poorly armored, necessitating careful hit-and-run tactics). It gets even worse if they're playing some Tier 4 light tanks (like the Pz 38 nA, the Luchs, and the [=M5A1=] Stuart), in which case the player is designated as a scout and can face enemies up to ''Tier 7''. This can be extremely off-putting to new players who just downloaded the game to shoot stuff, as scouting is an advanced role that's not for everyone, and that's if they even realize they're a scout: It's very possible that some would actually try to fight horrifically more powerful tanks with their peashooters and paper armor and die very quickly as a result. Getting through Tier 4 can be considered a rite of passage of sorts where success leads to Tier 5, where the game's "real tanks" start (in the sense of both being effective and consisting largely of the recognizable WW2 [=WW2=] models that many want to play as).
19th Jul '17 7:05:31 PM SSJMagus
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** The Waffentrager auf E-100. Has a 4 or 5 round autoloader than can 1 clip most tanks in the game, all with perfect accuracy and almost no recoil. It's supposed to be balanced by no camo and [[GlassCannon armor]], but its 2000 HP allows it to tank shots to the face, especially from Tier 8 tanks. It also has a sizable BrokenBase for being completely made up by Wargaming to fill the line. Not to mention it has a turret that would be unusable in RealLife without the crew dismounting every time it turned. Oh, and somehow manages to have 420 view range (tied for the best available in-game) for being open topped, despite its [[http://www.wotinfo.net/en/noobcorner?article=hitzone_waffentragere100 gun shield completely blocking its view.]] Server stats show it to be completely over-performing in both the hands of baddies and experts. Some Unicums have even denounced it as being too easy to drive. Even after repeatedly nerfed accuracy, magazine size, and health, most people still find it to be overpowered. Eventually (after a three-year reign of terror) Wargaming decided to just give up on tweaking the WT auf E-100 and decided to have it replaced in patch 9.15.

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** The Waffentrager auf E-100. Has a 4 or 5 round autoloader than can 1 clip most tanks in the game, all with perfect accuracy and almost no recoil. It's supposed to be balanced by no camo and [[GlassCannon armor]], but its 2000 HP allows it to tank shots to the face, especially from Tier 8 tanks. It also has a sizable BrokenBase for being completely made up by Wargaming to fill the line. Not to mention it has a turret that would be unusable in RealLife without the crew dismounting every time it turned. Oh, and somehow manages to have 420 view range (tied for the best available in-game) for being open topped, despite its [[http://www.wotinfo.net/en/noobcorner?article=hitzone_waffentragere100 gun shield completely blocking its view.]] Server stats show it to be completely over-performing in both the hands of baddies and experts. Some Unicums have even denounced it as being too easy akin to drive.giving World of Tanks an Easy Mode. Even after repeatedly nerfed accuracy, magazine size, and health, most people still find it to be overpowered. Eventually (after a three-year reign of terror) Wargaming decided to just give up on tweaking the WT auf E-100 and decided to have it replaced in patch 9.15.
2nd Jul '17 8:12:13 PM BrassShadows
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RtpWe4CM1A This song]] sometimes plays on the loading screen and during the countdown.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RtpWe4CM1A This song]] sometimes plays on the loading screen and during the countdown. Hell, the login music itself is downright [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-dZVtBMDvA glorious.]]
8th Jun '17 6:29:25 AM CelPrevXXVI
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** The tooth-rattling BOOM of Russian 152mm TD cannons and the upper tier artillery guns, provided that ''you're'' the one who pulled the trigger. Actually hitting the target is just a nice bonus.

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** The tooth-rattling BOOM of Russian 152mm TD cannons (available on the KV-2 Heavy and on some Soviet Tank Destroyers from Tier-7 and up), and the upper tier artillery guns, provided that ''you're'' the one who pulled the trigger. Actually hitting the target is just a nice bonus.
2nd Jun '17 7:45:22 PM CelPrevXXVI
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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has no frontal weak spots, so you need Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns you into using Gold Ammunition in order to be usable. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink.

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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has virtually no frontal weak spots, so you promptin the need to load Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns you the player using it into using Gold Ammunition in order to be usable.competitive in mid-to-high-tier games. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink.
26th May '17 2:14:27 PM SomeNewGuy
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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has no frontal weak spots, so you need Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns you into using Gold Ammunition in order to be usable. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink. The fact that Wargaming is actively hunting down and threatening legal action against the tank's detractors has ''not'' helped.

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** The Chrysler K GF, a premium tank that has no frontal weak spots, so you need Gold Ammunition to hurt the damn thing, and a gun that practically shoehorns you into using Gold Ammunition in order to be usable. Almost ''everyone'' hates this thing because it's a huge money sink. The fact that Wargaming is actively hunting down and threatening legal action against the tank's detractors has ''not'' helped.
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