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With the ongoing shoddy service from Virgin Media, particularly the horrendous packet loss at peak times, I’ve been forced to take a break from World Of Tanks and my new clan.
It was just beyond frustrating not being able to play properly, control lag, game jitters, etc, and was only leading me to get frustrated and whine at my friends.
I’ll be back as soon as I have an alternative internet solution.
I usually prefer to avoid ‘early access’ and ‘open beta’ games, but I’ve been watching the development of Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous since their kickstarter days with interest.
Whilst looking for other games our clan can play together when World Of Tanks gets us down, Nik and Invincible suggested Elite Dangerous, so I bought into the Beta last night.
It looks OK, but grouping was a pain to get working and not stable so I don’t think its ready for group play yet. We’ll see how this develops.
I didn’t want to say anything until it was finalised, but I have joined a new World Of Tanks clan, the Infamous Challengers.
A CIRC4 deputy commander, InvincibleMrT, had been trying to get some backing to start a new CIRC clan with the goal of forming a training corps for those who actually want to improve and get up to competitive standard, but it didn’t seem to be going anywhere so he went it alone and invited me and a few of the core of CIRC4 along.
Should be interesting to see how this grows 🙂
Well, it was fun, but the shine has finally worn off of being in CIRC4.
I made friends with a great core group, but there is a large proportion of the full (100 members) clan that never seems to play, and a larger proportion who don’t want to join company, or team battles or even platoon with others.
Over the last couple of months we’ve tried to get an organised tank company together with some limited training but the turn out has been…poor, to say the least.
CIRC4 seems to be classified as a ‘fun’ clan, not expected to take things seriously, which is fine, but there are also those that think just being in a clan makes you a better player, yet don’t want to learn or communicate, making group play difficult and frustrating.
I have something else lined up, but not saying anything on that just yet.
What with the dreadful state of Random Battles in World Of Tanks and some new mission requirements requiring you to be in a clan, I was lucky to be watching Circon’s Twitch stream and heard about the creation of a 5th clan for his followers, CIRC4. I applied and was accepted!
Hopefully, the benefits of being in a high profile clan with a common interest will mean more people to platoon with and a chance to get into Tank Companies in a big way.
The Beard? Well, the Beard is the true hero of Circon’s streams 🙂
A new MMO entered open beta yesterday, War Thunder.
From their own blurb; ‘War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.’
The ultimate aim seems to be to have air, sea and land forces in the same large maps fighting in various battle modes. At the moment it is just the air forces, and it is a pretty good game just for that.
More to come once I’ve explored it a bit more.
I’ve had a look at it but as it’s closed beta can’t say too much about it. Might have more to say when the NDA is lifted.