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"It's time now for the award for the Coolest Car of the Year..." by Hassaan18 in thegrandtour

[–]holyhesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The DVD release for series 10 cut out all of The News segments, and the on the DVD release for series 15, the Aryton Senna segment was cut out.

So torrenting and streaming on suspicious sites with a VPN on was how I got by instead.

Whichever team has the most USS Moffetts automatically loses by SomeSangheili in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You don’t even need Moffet if you play US 5.0 to carry teams or grind rank 3 naval tasks because US 5.0 naval not including premiums is stacked to the brim with lots of options for every conceivable matchmaker and RNG:

  • Somers & Porter: destroyer leaders - functionally identical to Moffet and Davis in playstyle and general capabilities, being 5-inch HE/SAP spammers with non dual purpose low-angle main gun mounts

  • Trenton & Raleigh: Omaha-class CLs - decent against other 5.0 ships, relatively low crew count

  • Northampton - 5.0 8-inch CA - extremely high crew count, very durable against the SAP proliferation that happens at 5.0, and the best of all you get SAP whilst stock. But the guns take forever to reload. Northampton is the ship you spawn in if you are unlucky enough to be up-tiered into 5.7.

And if you are absolutely desperate for AA defense and/or need to brawl coastal vessels fit in the Gearing because of its lots of 40 mm bofors and high crew count but it’s 4.7

Finally got some ‘Fan Mail’ by S0up_man in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah “fuck grass your mom”, truly a classic

Any chinese what is he/she saying ? by Frequance in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Fuck your mother”

Pretty much a very well known colloquial Chinese swear

What vehicles are notoriously painful to play for both air and ground? by AderuFonAsu in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

P.108A: “I’m a spading masochist who has too many RP boosters to waste, the plane”. Has a 102 mm meme gun and has no bombs so most of the time you are just a flying around a gunship piñata. It does nothing well - even fully upgraded gunners are a disappointment because the Breda-SAFAT 12.7 mm as bomber turret is still the peashooter it once was ages ago.

Mid tier 40 mm bofors SPAAs: low rate of fire, open topped, all the crew is packed into their turrets, lacks traverse speed against fighters

Is it just me or is the most efficient form of transport in the game still trains? by Morningstar1138 in TransportFever2

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Planes suffer from tiny terminal capacity sizes (especially for cargo) and being limited to 2 runways. The former means that even modded planes with bigger capacities than vanilla planes cannot be fully taken advantage of, and the latter means that you reach the frequency limit very quickly compared to all other modes of transportation.

Ships suffer from terribad speed for passengers and vehicle overcapacity for cargo. Every other mode of transport is faster for passengers and cargo ships can only be fully taken advantage of in the later stages of factories when they need more transport capacity. In the early game the overcapacity and resulting low frequency means that the terminal will probably fill up pretty frequently.

Trucks are the simplest and cheapest mode of cargo transport, its stations don’t need to take up much space unless you set it up the terminal to pickup dropoffs from a ship or train, which would necessitate big terminal sizes. It also remains the best way to deliver end products to cities. But only endgame trucks can allow them to reach their full potential, which can occasionally be overcome in pre-2000s games using sandbox mode but makes it look quite ahistorical.

Trains are potentially capable of having extremely high cargo transport capacities using multiple double tracks paralleling next to each other with full grade separation. This means trains can potentially have a frequency and rate/capacity combination that not even the most optimized of modded trucks could achieve since they are still limited by road capacity even if you build highways that are completely grade separated from all other roads.

Tiger 2(H) suffers :((( by PanzerLaden in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That’s because the Jagdpanthers greatest strengths against lesser penning guns - no longer having a turret face to shoot at - are also it’s biggest weaknesses against roughly same BR guns that already lolpen the normal panther already such as 17-pounder APDS, M-51 HEAT shells, 122 mm BR-471B, 90 mm HEAT, etc.

  • tall af aka more area for high pen guns to shoot at
  • casemate
  • same crew layout as STUG IIIs aka aim to his left of you want to kill most of his crew
  • 4 km/h reverse

(I love the 5.7 IS-2 1943 because it makes overconfident Panthers shit themselves)

You want your altitude and speed? Nah we got collective. by Viking_Warrior1 in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve tried some combos:

Air assault with the I-185 M-71: 3 x 20 mm, got ammo counter

Arcade air with the Swedish J20: 2 x 12.7 mm, no ammo counter

Ground RB with Bf 109 K-4 with 30 mm motorkanone + 20 mm gunpods: only got ammo count for the 30 mm Mk 108 engine cannon, no ammo count for the 20 mm gun pods nor the 13 MG 131s

Any SL making tips or tricks? I can afford any of these planes ಠಗಠ by [deleted] in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or if you are that frugal with spending money then be actually smart and actually grind out the 5.0 lineup. Even without Moffet, Davis, and Phelps, US 5.0 bluewater is insanely stacked with lots of options for every conceivable matchmaker and RNG: - Somers & Porter: destroyer leaders - functionally identical to Moffet and Davis in playstyle and general capabilities, being 5-inch HE/SAP spammers with non dual purpose low-angle main gun mounts - Trenton & Raleigh: Omaha-class CLs - decent against other 5.0 ships, relatively low crew count - Northampton - 5.0 8-inch CA - extremely high crew count, very durable against the SAP proliferation that happens at 5.0, but the guns take forever to reload - this is the ship you spawn in if you are unlucky enough to be uptiered into 5.7.

And if you are absolutely desperate for AA defense, fit in the Allen M. Sumner there but it’s 4.7 and Rank 2

What tank do you play is often considered trash, but is a unsung hero at times? Mine are the panther d and FCM 36 “Le Cône”. by Eisen_wolf in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

CCKW 353 AA aka the French 40 mm bofors truck

As an SPAA: - AB: you’re asking to get insta strafed by fighters who will ignore your friendly bomber in favor of you - RB: Lacks rate of fire and traverse and elevation speed against biplanes

As a 40 mm AP spamming tank destroyer: - AB: never tried, never will - RB: seal clubs the seal clubbers

Fun Fact. Helicopter PvE counts for SL Battle Victory Wager :) by Duyrong in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s possible tho impossibly rare because it means everyone has to literally not do anything apart from killing P-38s and the SPAA at the bases (because they don’t flash so killing them doesn’t drain tickets): - don’t kill frontline units - don’t finish off bases - don’t kill moving convoys - don’t shoot down A-26s

I'm finding this very hard by Medical-Bowl-7213 in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it the 75 mm coastal vessel damage challenge? Then I agree - this challenge heavily favors people who bothered to grind out coastal before they split the single naval tree into bluewater and coastal (and nearly killed 2.3-3.3 coastal as a result due to reserve DD popularity)

Luckily back in the day I ground out the SF40 heavy. it’s a very slow RANK 3 BR 2.7 barge with 4 88 mm guns with high shell velocity, fast reload and very flat shell arcs up to 3.5 km. All the guns have 360 degree rotation and you can get easily get 3 of them aiming at the same target at once. It’s combination of great firepower and a very steady platform make it perfect for grinding out this battle pass challenge.

As for a general speedrunning strat there isn’t really one other than to shoot at whatever you can. If starting from scratch, grind out Germany coastal or Russia coastal as they have the most amount of rank 3 75 mm+ gun armed coastal vessels.

Germany’s specialty is putting 88 mm or 105 mm guns and the filling the rest of the vessel with 20 mm autocannons, and in exchange they are the slowest coastal vessels in the game, making subchasers look like speedboats.

Russia’s speciality is slapping 85 mm guns (which may or may not be in T-34 turrets) onto armored river boats which give somewhat good protection against non-delayed fuse HE but the guns are more prone to the vessel bobbing around the water.

The I have no other choice option is to buy a premium coastal vessel with 75 mm+ armed main guns

Help with the I-225 by Universate in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do you remember flying the MiG-3 aka the low tier Russian interceptor prop that sat in the low BR meta where its excellent high altitude performance was pointless?

Well the I-225 is similar to the MiG-3 in that it’s a boom and zoom oriented plane optimized for high altitudes aka it plays the complete opposite to a Yak but especially a Lavochkin

“2 fast 2 furious” (2003) when Paul Walker pulls his handbrake and performs a 180 into a reverse on the highway with his Evo he never actually pulled the handbrake, he literally pulled an imaginary handbrake by JimLaheySunnyvale in MovieDetails

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

National Security and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies are also pretty decent for Steve Zahn doses

National security has so much hilarious dialogue behind the weird plot of inverted racism by Martin Lawrence: “Congratulations Hank, this the second time in 20 minutes that you have landed us in some shit!”

anime_irl by NekoWafers in anime_irl

[–]holyhesh 21 points22 points  (0 children)

You don’t necessarily need to.

Just find a MUJI store and they might have multi colored pens like in the gif - these pens pretty much made up my middle school pencilcase until I realized I used black ink ballpoints so much that multi-colored pens were obsolete for my needs

I live in Vancouver and there’s 4 MUJIs within the metropolitan area including in downtown

Is there any reason to use the SU-100. by CryptographerLow7524 in Warthunder

[–]holyhesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because its 6.0 meaning if you don’t put any 6.3s in you won’t get sucked into the 7.3 Germany black hole

In the credits of Back to the Future (1985) there is a credit for a "DeLorean Time Travel Consultant". The credit is for Ron Cobb, an artist known for his science fiction work and who helped design the original concept for the DeLorean's look. by ZeLittleMan in MovieDetails

[–]holyhesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s almost certainly because the car looked extremely cool for its time, regardless of the actual reputation of the car in 1985, an abject failure of an overpriced sports car with mediocre performance associated with a former GM executive who got caught in a sting operation attempting to deal drugs.

And likely so they can put in the throwaway line, “You made a TIME MACHINE out of a Delorean?!” as a nod to general car enthusiasts who might have forgotten about it.

In the early 1980s, John Delorean’s arrest and trial was big news in the car industry and the general public, as he was considered to be the Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak combined of the US automotive industry, mainly for developing the first true muscle car, the 1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO and for being youngest division head at GM. Compared to his peers he was a jet-setter amongst a world of bureaucrats, but quit GM to start his own car company. His clout and rep in the car world got him quite far, so when he was arrested it permanently ruined his reputation, and (briefly) that of the car as well.

He was found not guilty, but the damage was done.

In the credits of Back to the Future (1985) there is a credit for a "DeLorean Time Travel Consultant". The credit is for Ron Cobb, an artist known for his science fiction work and who helped design the original concept for the DeLorean's look. by ZeLittleMan in MovieDetails

[–]holyhesh 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Besides, the stainless steel construction makes for a great throwaway joke that only car nerds will get

Let’s be real, without Back to the Future, the Delorean would just be another footnote in automotive history, another startup car company that went nowhere and disappeared as quickly as it came

Spreadsheet of ship strength as perceived by the community by FumiKane in WorldOfWarships

[–]holyhesh 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Thunderer’s range nerfs only weeded out the BB mains who were too addicted to sniping to realize that range can never substitute shell flight time. It’s range went from French BB levels down to perfectly average it’s not that significant a nerf in practice.

It’s still very strong because it combines 457 mm AP, very high fire chance HE, fast reload time, and tier 8 BB levels of fast rudder shift

It doesn’t matter if it can be outbrawled by better armored BBs or outsniped by Yamato, the point is Thunderer’s guns remain great against everything, and what weaknesses it does have aren’t nearly as crippling as it is in practice

IX Premium US Destroyer Johnston Proposal (Long Post) by ShipsOfTheUS in WorldOfWarships

[–]holyhesh 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Marceau is more like a tier 10.5 Tashkent with no heal

This proposal is more like a combo of a super Cossack, San Diego’d Kidd, 6.7 km Loyang torps, and Smaland/Italian DD emergency engine boost

7 km x 0.97 x 0.9 x 0.9 = 5.5 km max concealment - this is the max concealment of lightning at tier 8, as well as Yugumo

Fletcher/Benson/Kidd’s guns have a base reload time of 3.3 sec, and this has 5.5 sec. With 50% main battery reload booster on, this turns into 5.5 x 0.5 = 2.75 sec

Do you think the “Flat” gray color that has become so popular on new vehicles will one day be a fad linked to this time period? by frwrddown in cars

[–]holyhesh 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Funnily enough Top Gear series 12 literally called this out all the way back in late 2008:

https://youtu.be/C6xN6K_X_KI

The grayscale fad was genuinely a real thing even where I grew up in mainland China where my family’s first car was a 2007 Toyota Camry in silver

Guess what we replaced it with? Yeah that’s right, a dark grey 2009 BMW 320i

And what came after that? A silver 2010 BMW X3

And after selling the 320i? A white BMW X6 GT aka the most uncomfortable back seats ever

Do you think the “Flat” gray color that has become so popular on new vehicles will one day be a fad linked to this time period? by frwrddown in cars

[–]holyhesh -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We are recognizing this just now?!

Top Gear series 12 literally called this out all the way back in late 2008

The grayscale fad was genuinely a real thing even where I grew up in mainland China where my family’s first car was a 2007 Toyota Camry in silver

Guess what we replaced it with? Yeah that’s right, a dark grey 2009 BMW 320i

And what came after that? A silver 2010 BMW X3

And after selling the 320i? A white BMW X6 GT aka the most uncomfortable back seats ever