Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, and the theory of the extinction of historical advanced human civilisations.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

'HelpIamClaustrophobic', it's commendable that you voice your opinion. However, it's about time people understood (and accepted) that WG's goal isn't balance. Their goal is introducing broken and/or OP premium tanks that enough people will pay for, and to introduce bad and UP free-to-play tanks that enough people will pay to skip in the X to Y tech trees. Simultaneously, changes to tanks normally entail armour buffs that keep premium ammo flowing. And there's hardly anything relevant anymore. What you have now doesn't need fixing. It's what they aim for.

CorSed, the people that matter don't follow this forum, and aren't interested in what the EU player-base has to say. Likewise, EU representatives are irrelevant in the bigger scheme of things, not to mention about 75% of them are close to clueless. All it takes is a read of their occasional interventions in the forum ...

Arthur, all it takes is 1 or 2 broken tanks to render 11 or 12 uncompetitive, if not unplayable. Defender and LT-432 are good examples. IS-3A is completely overpowered, but it isn't broken. Still, in your list, half of what you consider balanced is either underpowered (AMX 105, Kanonenjagdpanzer) or overpowered. Balanced and competitive would be / is something like the AMX M449. Very good = Lorraine, Progetto, Centurion AX. Overpowered = WZ-120 or IS-3A. Broken = LT-432, Defender. On these lines ... Somua, another example of a very good and competitive tank, but not OP nor broken. Bottomline is, they know exactly what is and what isn't acceptable, and their introduction of tanks such as the LT, Defender, IS-3A, or the sale of E25 isn't innocent. What we have now is indeed what they want.

Yes, and it's fine having different perspectives on certain tanks, while I don't disagree with much of what you're saying, but even if I did that wouldn't be a problem as long as people comment in good spirit (as you do). I consider broken everything relating to armour-profile, connecting (in comparison) to every other tank, while overpowered is a sum of 3 or 4 characteristics that may or not include an armour-profile. Take the Rheinmetall Skorpion G: It has a superb gun, very good mobility, more importantly than mobility it has a turret, and it also has very decent camo. More than balanced it's undoubtedly better than anything the tech tree has to offer. But is it broken? Not really. Players who make mistakes are immediately punished, and that's how it ought to be. The WZ, on the other hand, has a broken armour-profile making it immune to many tier VII and even tier VIII guns, frontally. It isn't a better tank than the Skorpion but it's a broken entry to the game. This distinction matters ... While completely overpowered (as example), I wouldn't describe the IS-3A as broken, seeing any tier VIII with 220 or plus pen can in many circumstances outplay it, or at least fight back. Overpowered, surely, because of the gun, but not broken (armour). The Defender on the other hand (as you say) is completely broken. Type 5 (another example) is beyond broken, when this one is a complete freak seeing the HE gun it carries, on top of its armour-profile. But they know all of this. There's even a Q&A video where one developer says 'players don't like a balanced game', or something on those lines (the bob was thinking of the Russian server, probably, the only one they try to please) ...

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Bayern München 5 - 1 SL Benfica (Allianz Arena)

Pois é Laudrup ... para efeitos de exibição nada do que aconteceu em Munique foi surpreendente. Já o resultado foi pior do que o previsto, mesmo tratando-se do Benfica, quando a goleada até poderia ter sido mais severa (ainda bem que não foi). Para agravar a expectativa de um confronto desequilibrado pelo futebol quase-insignificante / totalmente medíocre que este Benfica pratica, o Bayern conta por empates e derrotas metade dos jogos que fez na Bundesliga, contexto que faz (e fará) os seus jogadores actuar na Liga dos Campeões mais descontraídos e inspirados, vista a oportunidade para esquecer(em) por momentos a competição doméstica. Niko Kovač resumiu o jogo de forma perfeita, em declarações à televisão do seu país: "Este era o jogo e o resultado que precisávamos, o Benfica veio na altura ideal, agora temos de nos concentrar na recepção ao Mainz que será incrivelmente mais difícil. (Satisfeito?) Muito satisfeito. Fomos dominadores, o Benfica não existiu, estamos a 45% do nosso potencial." Na mesma toada, Arjen Robben: "Não fizemos um jogo perfeito mas os nossos adeptos mereciam uma festa bonita. Uma palavra para o Benfica que trabalhou muito para não sofrer mais. Temos de ser solidários, mas hoje fomos Bayern." Amigos, estais recordados quando há pouco tempo no Benfica (adeptos e não só) se usaram em anos consecutivos de duas finais Europeias perdidas para desconsiderar / manchar / denegrir o trabalho absolutamente fenomenal duma equipa técnica comandada por um treinador genial que mais do que voltar a fazer do Benfica um grande tornou-o dominador? Pois claro, agora têm o que merecem, que é exactamente igual ao que tinham antes (e depois) de Jorge Jesus: um rotundo nada. Lamentavelmente, sem qualquer intenção de achincalhar (mais) uma prestação desta equipa, também é preciso recordar que após os tempos longínquos de Vigo, de Paulo Bento, de Toni ou de qualquer uma das várias deslocações do FCP de / do bom Jesualdo ao terreno do Arsenal, só mesmo o actual Benfica nos mostra uma equipa portuguesa fazer tão pouco e perder por tantos, o mesmo que já se vira esmagado em Dortmund (4-0) em 2016/17. Esperemos que na quinta-feira Marcel Keizer se revele capaz no Azerbeijão de anular o desprestígio construído pelo Benfica que mais uma vez abalou o futebol português.

O Sporting já está a caminho de Baku. (Redigido na caixa de comentário do Lateral Esquerdo.)

Friday, 23 November 2018