I got my KV! Yeah it still has that shitty turret and puny cannon, but at least I’ve got new tracks on her too. I even had enough credits to get the 75% crew training, which does seem to help on that godawful turret rotate speed. My luck with her so far has been terrible too, putting me in mostly unbalanced matches where I’m in the bottom third of the weaker team. It took me something like 9 matches before my first victory last night.
I also gave up on the USA Arti, deciding to rather concentrate more of my efforts toward the USSR tree. So I bought a SU-18, ran a few matches with it and then unlocked the SU-26. Now there’s an interesting beast. It’s the only Artillery unit that can rotate its turret fully. This means that aiming is usually much faster, giving me more shots on target before the other arties have time to turn on their tracks. It also makes it harder to spot while hiding in a bush . The firepower is still pretty weak though, and of course the range is poor, so you have to move further out and hit them more times. I’ve also noticed that it seems to be able to hit targets behind rocks and obstacles better than the USA counterparts. The higher trajectory must account for the crappy range.
And for interest’s sake: My number 1 search term for the last 48 hours is “Hetzers gonna Hetz” Awesome!
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Finally got my T1 Heavy last night! I was feeling pretty sick so I only played 5-6 games, including an incredible round … with the M3 Lee of all tanks! 4 Kills and one ram-kill before a TD tracked me. Once a M3 Lee is tracked it’s all over.
Anyway, after the good rounds I had enough money to finally buy the T1, even though I was considering just leaving it and keeping the credits for when I finally unlock the KV. Impatience got the better of me in the end though, and here she is! 600 Hitpoints of slow-moving terror… until faced with VK’s and KV-3′s of course :p
In other news, I’ve finally defeated the Eye of Cthulu in Terraria, giving me my first Demonite ore. Let the crafting begin! Oh, and I promise to review something new in the next few days.
So I got a little distracted by Terraria and life in general, but I’ve been progressing a bit in WoT too. It is now confirmed that I’ve given up almost entirely on the US tank line. I’ve diverted my actions to the German Tank Destroyers and the USSR tanks. Currently in my garage is the Russian T-28 (which is, well, crap), the Hetzer (which is awesome!), the M3 Lee (just because after so many battles I’m gonna stick with him till he’s elite) and the T-14. Yup, I went and bought some gold. I supported the devs and got me a moneymaking tanky. I’m considering getting some more and buying the Lowe as well. I’m also pretty close to buying the T1 Heavy, just because I struggled my ass off to get the experience to unlock it. Grinding for the KV with the T-28 looks like it’s going to take a while too
I’ve also joined a Clan, as you can probably see from the new link on the top of this page. Task Force Black (-TFB- in-game). So far I’m enjoying the interaction, which was the main reason World of Warcraft kept me hooked for so long. The fact that you can only chat while not in a battle sucks though. They should really implement an in-battle clan chat or something. Add a squad chat to that too while they’re at it. The problem is that you’re almost always in a game, sometimes juggling 3-4 tanks in different battles. Having to type something and then wait for a response before you can go into the next battle is counter-productive.
Back in Terraria-land I’ve kitted myself out with a nice mix of silver and gold armour and broken the first Shadow Orb. I got lucky on the first one and had a meteor falling – pity it was in the middle of corruption though. The Eye of Cthulu has also started spawning and I’ve attempted to slay him once, after crafting my shiny new blue lightsaber Sadly this didn’t go too well, Phase 1 went pretty smoothly but Phase 2 is just dealing too much damage for me to mitigate with potions. I’m either going to need stronger potions or get the rest of my golden armour set (which I am trying to do, after creating a new world to scavenge in). I’ve also just found the underworld, and am having it pretty OK against those damn fire imps.
Anyway, this week I should have much more time to properly grind in WoT and Terraria so I’ll keep updating as I go along. And remember: Hetzers gonna Hetz!