reply to post by eNumbra
Just got the bug to join up as a new member got any tips on WOT, down loading the game as i type this
Oh lord where do I start.
Light Tanks have the same camo values while moving or stationary.
Tank Destroyers have the highest base camo values, but like Heavies, Mediums and SPGs, have separate moving/stationary values.
Bushes will hide your vehicle when it is large enough to do so.
Your listed View Range statistic is calculated as a radius of a circle around your tank, the higher this number, the sooner you will spot vehicles and
the better you will uncover camouflaged vehicles.
Draw distance is a square drawn around your vehicle of 500mX500m, you can shoot and be shot by vehicles outside of your own view range if being
spotted by a teammate within Radio Range.
Every tank has weakspots. Look for shots at Lower front plates, commanders cupolas, driver view ports, machine gun holes(on the hull itself), and then
the obvious sides generally weaker than front, rear generally weaker than sides. (There are some exceptions to this)
Penetration and damage are average numbers, with a +-25% range.
Heavy/Medium are weight designations and do not pertain to the role of a tank.
If it sounds like a bad idea, it's probably a bad idea (Heavies to valley on Lakeville) I'm not sure which server you're on but NA is filled with
people who seem to think that because a bad tactic worked once, it's not a bad tactic, so beware the armchair generals at the beginning of every
Win Rate is not luck, every match is winnable, and every tank can always contribute to a match.
Certain tanks get "scout matchmaking" they will be placed in matches outside of their normal +-2 Tier spread, typically Tier 4+ Light tanks.
The more nuanced bits of these tips can be found here at WoT:Wiki
There is also a decent forum, where you can find any manner of things including guides, more tips and discussions.
World of Tanks Forum
There is also WoTLabs forums, who cater to the top end players and players who are willing to learn from the top end players, more guides, discussion
Have fun, and welcome to hell.
edit on 9/19/2013 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)