2019/07/04: My (i.e. Taugrim’s) comments are in italics throughout this post.
I’m posting a copy of the “WN8 Summary” page that used to exist on http://wiki.wnefficiency.net/. It looks like that domain is no longer around. I take no credit for WN8 nor for the content below.
What is WN8? It’s the last version of the community-derived rating system for World of Tanks (WoT). WN stands for “Weighted / Normalized”.
WN8 is the latest iteration of the WN8* (WNx) project lead by Praetor77.
WN8 seeks to measure the observable contribution to matches, across an account, and hopefully infers some information about the latent variable “skill”. WN8 should not be considered the end-all-be-all of skill evaluation. It is intended to be looked at next to win-rate, battle count, average tier, and will never replace the inspection of the Service Record or platooning with someone or watching their replays. This is because WN8 cannot capture things like timing, target priority, teamwork or decision making abilities.
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Let me start by sharing with you what I don’t do:
- I don’t buy every new MMO on the market
- I no longer feel a strong interest in playing on the first day of Alpha
Much of this has to do with acquired skepticism.
A decade ago, I used to get super excited about upcoming MMORPGs. And then I experienced those games losing their playerbase in droves while the developers/publishers failed to meaningfully address the concerns of the community.
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Posted in Aion
, Allods Online
, Armored Warfare
, Camelot Unchained
, Game Design
, Guild Wars 2
, League of Legends
, Warhammer Online
, World of Tanks
, World of Warcraft
Been working on my real life PVP with Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) sparring. It’s been super helpful to watch myself spar so I can see what I need to correct, beyond getting into good shape.
If you’re into martials arts, let me know what disciplines you practice and what you think of them.
Light tanks have the highest “skill cap” of any class in World of Tanks (WoT), as they are fragile, possess relatively weak guns, and have enough mobility to get the driver into trouble.
In this in-depth guide, we review common mistakes and break down effective tactics to help you understand how to play light tanks correctly.
What Bad Looks Like
1. Suiscouting / charging recklessly
2. Spawn camping
3. Spotting in areas where spotting can be done by anyone else
4. Overexposing your tank
5. Dumb brawling / poor trading
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So far this year has been an unsurprising one for MMOs, nothing new has flabbergasted us, yet all the oldies have only gotten better. There are two games I’d like to focus on today. Ageing like a fine wine, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft gave us Legion, their sixth expansion since launch late last year. And few months later we were given Square Enix’s Stormblood, the second expansion for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.
After recovering from a dreadful launch, FFXIV has steadily grown in popularity. I myself tried the 1.0 beta out, all those years ago. And through the dreadful UI and clumsy combat, I found a graphically outstanding and adventurous MMO, albeit it had its work cut out would it want to triumph over such other contenders at the time. WAR was just beginning to crumble, and Aion was competing for the top PvP scene. Whilst WoW was trying to follow up its most successful expansion of all time with Cataclysm.
As a side-note: for more information regarding the production and development cycle of FFXIV, I would eagerly refer you to the just-released documentary by Noclip.
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