Shout for WoTDeathsArrow – WoT I’m thinking and the JagdPz E-100

Regular visitors might have realized that we have new partners on deck for a while. Today, I start to meet my debts and introduce them one by one. The first shout in this row is for WoTDeathsArrow, one of the most professional  WoT-related content-creator on YouTube. He hasn’t got  so many videos like the others, but those he did were made with the integrity and coolness of a veteran soldier. Who knows, maybe he is one. QuickyBaby and Dungeonguru, you are not forgotten either.

WoTDeathsArrow, welcome aboard!

Why do we need partners anyway? I  haven’t got time to make videos, nor have the manpower to do it, and I cannot make better than theirs. Before I tell more about his YouTube-Channel, I have to make one statement. Now as it stands, there won’t be a feature article about the JagdPz E-100, and I have serious reasons for that. For one, the German Tier X TD will receive a serious buff (hope so) in the next version of World of Tanks, and that can change the characteristics of the whole vehicle. Second, none of the staff plays it, and I cannot relate much either. Selling unfounded guidelines is not healthy.

However, if one of our outside buddies (we have one) collects enough experience in, it’s possible that we will return to it for a brief tactical guideline. The most important part of the Jpz E-100 report is available, so we have worked on this some.

WoT is he thinking?

Third and most important reason: because the video-material of WoTDeathsArrow is so comprehensive and instructive, I really don’t know what possibly could I add. This Jpz E-100 demonstration is maybe the best example how a tank video for WoT should look like, and people who know me can tell that I don’t give my regards easily.

Social resources part IV – PandyCol

A hardcore gamer blog like us cannot be complete without its own Korean guy. I opened my E-mails this morning and found, that an old follower of us had sent us another link about a YouTube-channel I wasn’t aware of. PandyCol is Korean, but he lives in the USA. But what is really important, that he uploads quality videos for the WoT gaming-community. By the way, thank you Ralf for the tip.

I have to admit, I haven’t seen such entertaining and focused video-content for a long time. At first, I felt weirded out (now I know, how our native English readers feel sometimes), but just for a minute. However, I got the hang of Pandy’s style, it became entertaining and enjoyable in a short time. The footage quality is really good, the content is spot on. Pandy is a natural communicator,  I envy him.

What PandyCol (does Col stand for colonel?) makes are tank-reviews. For me, it’s not easy to write all the same nice and appreciating stuff about each YouTube-channels we partnered. Our regards are not pleasantries, but I can see the effort and enthusiasm. The reviews are more than just good. Pandy adds a plus in form of brief historical reviews, which isn’t absolutely necessary. But for an introduction, they function well. His opinion about each tank is worth to listen, because Pandy can see the shades of grey. He can appreciate the positive sides of less-liked tanks and he demonstrates, how they can make work.

Another feature of Pandy’s site is add-on install tutorials. You can save a lot of trouble here by watching these videos, especially, if you are new in such customization. I wish I had seen these before, because it would had made my usual trial by error learning curve shorter. I know, that such simple guides are important, because questions about add-on installing are frequent on forums.

Pandy’s channel has additional content, but the discovery of the rest is up to you.  I would like to add one thing only. The fact, that Paddy”s ancestors came from Korea reminded me a particular movie I had seen years ago. This is a story of two brothers they were torn apart by the war. This is my personal movie-recommendation for today, a unique look into a different culture, about a no less unique conflict.


Social resources part III – ZeusMoltar and his Armoury

How comes, we have brothers around! One day I had checked my e-mails, and found a message from an unknown fella, who sent me several links about WoT YouTube-channels. I was stunned about the effort and energy invested in by some. For a long time we were looking for partner pages, functional WoT-blogs, and there weren’t any. That was wrong direction, the real deal is on the YouTube, and the ZeusMoltar is enthusiastic in every bit.

ZeusMoltar9 or just Moltar on NA-forums is a veteran self-publisher. He is from Canada, and his foot footsteps are clearly visible on the Web after a brief search. Canadians fight well, the next movie-footage is not about tanks, but it shows the cruel reality of war and one of their proudest moments in military history.

We focus on his YouTube-Channel, the content is easy to see through. These days that is a virtue, it shows, that the content maker bothers with making his work easier to process and how focused the person is. ZeusMoltar divided up his content into three sections.

Having doubts if a tank worth to get? Check out the Armoury!

This channel is for english-speakers, the videos are not subtitled. Native speakers have advantage here. Today’s reality is, that we have to deal with the “neo-latin” on some level, and the guy – although a bit fast-speaking – is perfectly understandable. The Armoury contains extensive reviews about particular tanks from Tier1 to Tier10, 48 videos this far. The last update is less than a day old.

It is highly recommended, if you are curious at the general characteristics and specific gameplay of a tank you are new with or do not own yet. You can either decide, if that tank fits your playstyle, or by watching these reviews, your attention might turn toward new ones.

The Armoury goes from the bottom to the top, no details spared. The narration could hold its ground in a written form. In a 20 mins long video we have gameplay-demonstration (still narrated), comperative description about the niche, the optimal useage of each tank, a short strategy guideline. The gameplay in its details is telltale, that ZeusMoltar9 is an experienced and competent player, his objective words are worth to hear them out.

Ridge by ridge, pit by pit

The next section belongs to his map-reviews.  Moltar updates this head on a weekly basis.  The 20 mins each map-descriptions are really detailed, and are good resources for novice players, who tend to bog down around certain points instead of taking the map and moving, taking the initiative. I have nothing against new players, more experienced tankers can do the same. For them, new points of view about each map ZeusMoltar9 can deliver.

And finally we have multipart patch-reviews by him. Think about it like a news-channel. Obviously these are the most interesting, when an update is still fresh, but we all should really check out ZeusMoltar9’s patch reviews from testserver if 7.4 approaches. Because he tells everything about changes in the newest versions of the game. No more searches for news and forum-browsing, it’s all in one place on video.

The only thing I missed during this channel-review is a bit better illustration, several subtitles, highlights, but oh well… ZeusMoltar fits in our own pantheon of worthy user made WoT-resources. Take a bold look, you won’t regret it!