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Old 09-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #12301
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The orange-ish bike on the left is a frickin' ADV Moto Guzzi... really neat bike, impressive that he'd take it that far off-road. I think I need to try one out.
I have one of those, it's awesome.

Gold Camp Road (Colorado Springs) area:


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Fourmile, heading into Aspen Ridge:


hanging with the dirt bikes on the White Rim Trail:


2013 Dinosaur Run, Yampa Bench road:

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #12302
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Do you think that part of it, since arty is fewer, is that players (especially newer ones) are that much less arty aware, and putting themselves out in places they shouldn't?

I think it is. To this day I still hug corners and ledges predicatively angled from the barrage of artillery shots that just isn't there with so few arty playing the game now. What I am finding is that that lone arty on the other side just isn't picking on me anymore - most likely because I'm not as easy of a shot as others, even though his XVM should be telling him to take me out in an average random pub match.
The other could be since the nerf that the quality of arty players are high as well. You get less people playing arty because it got more challenging since the nerf. So you have a higher caliber of folks lobbing bombs, and the newer players driving tanks unaware.

I see it, especially in the Leffer, people just head across open areas and I'll lob shells at em and they just keep going.

In the M53, you can tell who's been playing a while. the newer ones don't play like there's arty targeting them. They sit still and give my aim circle plenty of time to shrink
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #12303
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2013 Dinosaur Run, Yampa Bench road:


Did you get a photo on the Sand Hill from Hell outside of Ladore Ian?

Here's a photo I took of Ian the day before the photo above - crossing the Swinging Bridge.



Those Stelvios are soooo puuuuurty
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #12304
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Impressive!

How bad did that hurt the bike? I have to imagine your windscreen was broken?

Seems you Moto Guzzi guys are far more adventurous in daily riding than most of the larger-class of BMW guys I've met.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #12305
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How bad did that hurt the bike? I have to imagine your windscreen was broken?
The windscreen wasn't broken, but was scratched up badly. I rode it home (300 miles) without any issues. When I got home, I replaced the windscreen, the clutch master cylinder assembly (broke the integrated mirror mount ), and the left-side handguard.

I also took the opportunity to add heated grips and replace the integrated turn signal/mirrors with some Aprilia mirrors and the Euro Guzzi turn signals (you can see them on best on Geek's photo).

I think the total for all of the above parts was about $700 (and my weekend labor is cheap ), with a large portion of that being the master cylinder assembly.

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Seems you Moto Guzzi guys are far more adventurous in daily riding than most of the larger-class of BMW guys I've met.
We already show poor judgement by buying an Italian adventure bike, so it's not much of leap for us to take it places it doesn't belong.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:19 AM   #12306
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We already show poor judgement by buying an Italian adventure bike, so it's not much of leap for us to take it places it doesn't belong.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #12307
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I think I messed up the resizing, but you can still see where the barrel is pointing.
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The game just isn't the same without you typing "EAT A BAG OF DICKS!" at the start of each round
After getting home from three days in the woods, I could go for a big bag of Dick's right now. So good.



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War Thunder.
... has it's own thread now too. Try here.

The way I look at it: WoWP is a light, arcadey dogfighter focusing on PvP; WT is a slightly more intense, mission oriented flight game with more emphasis on PvE.

I find both to be quite fun. One's better as a history nerd, the other is better as a kid who grew up playing way too much X-Wing.

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I think i've found the latest accessory for norm.....
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7/42 battles will be added later this year. There's also a new tournaments system being tested right now and Veider really likes it.
7/42 is coming!

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WoWP: Release date changed to November 12th. What this means for tanks is that you can now make 12k more tokens, which is 4 months of free premium time.

I'm started a WoWP thread so as to not clutter this up with tips on how to get free gold and premium time for tanks. The thread is here.

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These woods had a hot springs this weekend:

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #12308
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What is a 7/42 battle?
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #12310
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Like a company battle, but only 7 tanks and 42 tier points available......
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #12311
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What is a 7/42 battle?

You don't know?


Noob.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #12312
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Like a company battle, but only 7 tanks and 42 tier points available......
The ruleset that the wglna operates under. 7 tanks, 42 points, win outright or by 8 points in a draw.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #12313
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Noob.
Eat a bag of dicks! (and not Norm's kind)

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #12314
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- there will be a possibility to retrain a tanker from one role to another without any loss of XP (for example radioman to loader), this will however definitely not come in 0.8.9 (it will be possible to do without any crew XP loss, but for gold)
Also, a lot more information on the Japanese line is coming out and the chief researcher has said it like this:

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Balancing isnt really my jurisdiction, since Im mostly working with the historical research area. Still, from what Ive been hearing, generally were looking at vehicles with good terrain passibility, good depression (-10 minimum except for a few exceptions), lower penetration but higher alpha when compared to same caliber guns, and possibly generally good camouflage.

Still working on the heavy tank, so cannot answer for now. Generally, they will be mobile bunkers, probably armed with high penetration guns (different from the light or medium lines). Japan had quite a few guns which, interestingly, outclassed Soviets guns of similar caliber while having been developed decades before. They were not utilized, however, due to the lack of need (Japan was fighting an enemy which was highly underdeveloped) and lack of industrial capacity.

What was the military doctrine in regards to how the Imperial Japanese army used tanks? Basically, infantry support until the Shermans came along. This topic would require a separate post which I will not be doing.
I'm getting pretty excited for the line. We'll see what the 8.9 premium tier 5 looks like first though.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #12315
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I hope there is something just a little bit bad about the Japanese line...that way noobs won't play it.
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