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#1191317 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 02 May 2017 - 12:08 PM

My mate, major_disaster, had a game in his O-I yesterday.  After the game, somebody he killed was affronted enough to send him a message to call him a "Poo head".


Man, the abuse in this game is just getting out of hand.


#1189872 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 14 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

So after 79 years of playing, I finally got around to splurging out some creds and getting myself a Maus.

I wonder if I'll ever use the thing.

#1188859 Maxels. Cool innovation on magnetics

Posted by Opy on 19 February 2017 - 04:39 PM



Came across this just now. Things one can do with magnets gets a tad more complex with what these people have developed.

#1184751 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 01 November 2016 - 09:34 PM

So it is better.

The ping rate. Not my playing.

I led the charge of my platoon a couple times, only to realise the map had changed and I was leading us to really stupid positions.

Life was so much easier back in the AMPC days of charge forth blindly and just have a blast. 

27.27 win rate tonight.



Ping is in the 120 - 150 region. Very playable.

#1176326 DOOM - Cooler Master world series Case mod.

Posted by Opy on 02 June 2016 - 01:23 AM

Zen, thank you for coming to the AMPC forums.  Your artwork, detailing, planning, skill level, is down right astounding.  Even your  photography is very well done. A few of these pictures made me forget I was looking at a computer.  Some would suit a crime scene from the Thunderbirds (maybe a rated MA+ episode).  True artist mate.


#1173788 What are you playing at the moment?

Posted by Opy on 03 May 2016 - 09:20 PM

Started X-Wing Alliance again tonight.  Really should have setup the old MS Sidewinder 2 joystick.  As the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is starting to give me a blister.  It's just not meant for this sort of game.


After I took the below screenshot, I realised tomorrow was international Star Wars day.  Well, I already knew, I've been making Star Wars chocolates all day, but when I decided to start playing X-Wing Alliance it was all temporarily forgotten.

Anyhow, this gave me a giggle.



#1168597 The end of an era, thanks Core 2

Posted by Opy on 25 February 2016 - 08:16 PM

Did everybody throughout time have a Q6600 at some point?  I'm sure I did.

#1165814 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 02 January 2016 - 02:22 PM

Happy New Year

New year and new changes.

This is the current officer list in AMPC:



20 seconds after Kralz became clan leader we had a clan applicant.  So it must be a good change.

Unfortunately, like every other applicant, they did not read the clan description and did not apply correctly so we rejected it.  Actually, they had already joined another clan.  I get that a lot, people just spamming random clans hoping to get into one.


Hopefully everyone had a great festive season. I'm still having mine.
My Corsair Void headset is going to get a workout today.  Thanks Mum for the birthday present :)


Now I must refill the pint with more scotch and see how badly I can play.

Party on Dudes!
And Eveln

#1165168 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 17 December 2015 - 01:29 PM



This is how my tanks work.

#1165054 Which is Faster?

Posted by Opy on 14 December 2015 - 06:02 PM

Even at work I tend to use a keyboard shortcut if it saves me moving my mouse 1 inch to reach a button at the top of the screen.

As Nich mentioned, accuracy is what I was thinking when I started reading this thread. I have more chance of missing the 4th hot key on the screen with a mouse than I do of missing the 4 key that my left index finger can reach when it's not holding a beer.


So, yeah, I think in general gaming terms it is faster and more accurate to use a keyboard for a lot of functions.


But for just repetitive button clicking speed. I'm not certain.  One thought I have though, if I just want to mash a button 100 times then on a keyboard I can just mash from the wrist and be confident I'll hit the button while still holding my beer. Whereas with a mouse I need to hold it still at the same time, so the obvious method is to hold it like you always do and mash with your finger but to do this with enough force to action the mouse button would be notably slower for me on average.  Or I could hold the mouse still with my left hand and then mash the button from the wrist with my right, so using 2 hands and therefore not holding my beer.


I vote keyboard.

#1163123 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 09 November 2015 - 10:06 PM


#1163030 [PC] World of Warships IDs

Posted by Opy on 06 November 2015 - 06:42 AM

Opy - Opy - SEA

#1162209 [PC] World of Warships

Posted by Opy on 15 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

Hating torps tonight.

In a double volley, I hit 2 allies.  The first was stupid of me. there was a good 30% chance he would turn into them, the 2nd surprised me, must have been max range, he just steamed into them.

Not a lot of damage done to either somehow.

Very next game, I sunk an ally.  I don't know how beat up he was before that, I think he was getting smashed so I just saved him from giving XP to the enemy.  At, least that's what I'm trying to think.

#1160648 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 16 September 2015 - 01:47 PM

Of course, after that one, all of my games were reasonably average.  Then I went for a quick drive.  Came back and I was on the loss train.

So I figured I should change games to see if my luck changed.  Tried WarThunder.  And my results were awesome!  Not!

The kills for each team are highlighted here in the slime green square.

Each person gets to die 3 times, because we all love dying, right?


Yeah, me and my team absolutely LOVE dying.



#1160200 [PC] Atomic World of Tanks Thread

Posted by Opy on 05 September 2015 - 06:22 PM

A lot of people would see this after a game and say 'shit team'.

I like to think that we were just out-played by a better team, or a more lucky team.





This sort of mindset, where you admire the opposite instead of loathe your own team, is great for avoiding rage moments

And it saves the cat from lots of bruises and cracked ribs.


There are people that I don't like to play with due to complaints of bad team, bad matchmaker, bad physics, bad realism.  Many are actually personal friends.  I like the person, I just don't want to be assaulted by their negativity while I am playing a game for the purpose of enjoying myself.

Well, maybe not enjoying 'myself', but enjoying the time spent playing a computer game.

Abusing game mechanics because it is unrealistic is something that makes many of us laugh.  Realism is all good an well, but can lead to highly unbalanced game play.  The Sherman against the Tiger happened in reality but doesn't make to a fun game.  Horses can run straight on a race track and they can turn left so why can't they run straight in chess and why can they turn right?

Okay, silly analogy.


A team of bad players can decimate the opposition if given enough luck. Just like a team of unorganised good players can just fail.


So relax a little and be happy.  There's already enough abuse in the world.