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Greg C
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File under HOLY SHIT! They didnt make that clear

Contracts available to you in Battletech are based on your current location! So if the missions are too hard, relocate and check contracts in that location.

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The best music video / editing work / combo of sound and video EVER?

You decide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFr8SdOS5ic
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Fun fact: a game might get old and crusty, but the soundtrack generally never ages a day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12HXnYNA6Cg
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Its shaping up to be that kind of day eternal night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FU6JTZhMS8
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Interesting concept for a mod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMNxSjl7Qw
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I don't really post much to this collection, as the nature of the game makes that kind of thing difficult unless I was posting YouTube actual-play-video. However, I do play a TON of this game and I wanted to take some time today to talk about it.

So why do I play World of Tanks?

Aesthetics: I enjoyed the Aesthetics before but with the new graphic upgrades.... WOAH! The game is beautiful. The UI has been constantly developed over the past 5 years to the point that it is extraordinarily good. The garage is easy to navigate/manage. And I just love looking at tanks. They are fucking cool.

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Sense of Accomplishment: Advancement in a CRPG (even an MMO CRPG) is basically a function of time. The game itself is often NOT significantly challenging. If it is challenging, it is typically a function of Damage Per Second (DPS) and this is just to encourage you to bring a larger party (e.g. become more embedded in the community for that game to build more friendships). While those are notable goals (and WoT does reward forming friendships in game via platoon mechanics), the AI of these games is just crap.

In WoT, every single game is a direct competition against other humans. As such, it is extraordinarily challenging. You can be killed in an instant if you engage in bad play. Drive across an open field in a slow tank? Goodbye. See you next battle. There is actual Player Skill, which appeals to me as an OSR grognard. I like working on my own play, improving myself, finding better tactics, learning and growing.

And because it is challenging, when you reach grinding milestones they are much more rewarding. I have been reaching some important milestones myself lately and it has been very very rewarding. I load up the game feeling like I am on a good path. I work towards tangible goals. And when I log off, I feel a sense of accomplishment.

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Missions and Goals: Wargaming has really improved their mission system (particularly campaigns) and their multi-day missions are getting better and better. The recent release of Italian tanks with a special mission sequence to earn a discount on the new Italian premium tank was almost perfectly executed. I am currently working on the 2nd campaign, which gives me solid goals to shoot for in every battle. This is a big improvement over prior years.

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The Players: WoT players like to complain about each other (and there are some bad apples) but most players are older, more mature people in comparison to other games. You are not playing with the Call of Duty crowd.

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That's all I got for now. But seriously, I love this game. It is worth a try if you haven't played before. FREE TO PLAY. Seriously.

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I needed a break from work today, so I made this map using +cecil howe's Hex Kit software (and some Photoshop magic courtesy of yours truly).
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Has anyone played this yet? Very tempting.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/637090/
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After a few months break, I played a few rounds of World of Tanks today.

The new graphics update is incredible. I was in awe.

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