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Tank Commander in Death Tank

Tank Commander107 (25)

Attain the rank of Tank Commander.

  • Unlocked by 121 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.29) 2,228  

Achievement Guide for Tank Commander

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Ueki420
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Ueki420
Achievement won on 27 May 12
TA Score for this game: 491
Posted on 27 February 12 at 04:22, Edited on 15 November 13 at 09:46
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Edit 1: Please read the entire solution as there are no official "rules" to getting Tank Commander this is just how I was able to do it with a bunch of other people. While you can still do Small Teams it has been found that Free For All is the best and fastest way to go. (explanation found for this is found at the end at the rest of the edit)

Edit 2: GUARANTEED to get at "Senior Gunner" rank as long as you are playing the matches online.

Edit 3: This information comes from Bahaumat and is EXTREMELY crucial in obtaining this!!

"There's a post by Ezra Dreisbach on the official forums that explains how the Rank is determined, complete with the C/++ function from the code. The URL is: http://flatgames.com/forums/index.php?topic=13.msg24#msg24

Basically, rank points are earned by finishing in the top 50% of the scores. One point per minute played. These appear to be cumulative. This is then multiplied by a factor based on your highest TrueSkill rank, the max being 50. Per the posting, TrueSkill rank 50 is 10x faster than a rank of 0. If you get to rank 25, then drop down to rank 1, it still calculates your game rank at the 25 value.

Given the other posts, the goal is to get a somewhat high TrueSkill, to lock in that value, as well as a decent amount of time played while still being on the winning side (above 50% on the endgame scoreboard). This could explain why several have earned the 5K kill leaderboard but not much rank; they blow through the 7 computers rapidly, getting the kills, but the rank is actually based on time spent. 20 rounds that ends in 30 seconds means only 10 minutes (and 10 points), even if you manage 100 kills in that time frame. A two player game that has a few rounds boosting your scores, then idling for a while should help gain those extra ranks. Or idling for a good bit, then later boosting for the TrueRank score."

Original Post:

At time of this writing it is not known to me whether it is games played or xp by score. Ranked Matches seem the best way to level.

Best is 6 people for Free-For-All but you can do 4 for Small Teams! Ranks can be found at http://www.flatgames.com/node/4 but it does not give any info for requirements!

Everyone but the Killer will shoot themselves twice as it only takes 3 direct hits to kill a tank and your cannon starts in the straight up position (90 degrees) so every tank will end up being a 1 hit besides the Killer(s). Now just take turns being the Killer (or Winning Team) and this should only take around 4 or 5 hours.

Note: I have seen a boosting partner get this 1 rank early at Senior Gunner..cross your fingers and overall this isn't hard just boring and easier compared to doing this in Arcade single player!

Note 2: You may not see rank update for 2 matches afterward.

Edit 1: Free For All with 6 people is WAY better than Small Teams. After playing various matches of ST and FFA I have noticed a huge difference in "xp gain" or at least ranking up. With FFA you get all the kills against differently ranked people so if you have a fewer higher ranking people this will go by a lot smoother.

Your best strategy is to have the lower ranking people go FIRST so that they level up and then when the higher ranking people go they get more xp than they would have if the lowers had not leveled up yet. That being said be sure that if you want this to go by as fast as possible that everyone who is getting killed shoot themselves twice so that they are a 1 Shot (if hit directly).

Have the killer go all 15 rounds and you should notice substantial Rank up (at least 1 to 3 ranks if your really low) and make sure everyone exits the shop ASAP so you are not waiting those extra 30 seconds in between rounds. Games should take roughly 20 minutes if you are not waiting at shop.
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