Featured Community Contributor - (May)palmer!

So tell us about yourself! Where are you from? What clan are you in? How long have you been a Community Contributor?

G’day! I’m Napalmer, or ‘Napa’/’Nappa’ for short. I’m from that mysterious upside-down country that may or may not exist known as Australia, and I’ve been living in NSW my entire life.

Over the years I’ve been in a few clans, but I’m currently in YETI, which is one of the top clans on the server. I started streaming in early February 2018, and became an ASIA Community Contributor in April 2018.

What are your top three favourite tanks and why?

The  X Super Conqueror has always been one of my favourites thanks to the combination of amazing firepower and protection when hull-down. Just keep that lower frontal plate hidden, keep moving so the enemy doesn’t have an easy shot on your weak spots, and you can easily carry a game.

I picked up the  X VK 72.01 (K) quite a while ago in a Clan Wars campaign, and it’s one of my favourite Super-Heavy tanks. The gun hits incredibly hard at 750 alpha per shot, and boasts an impressive HEAT shell with 350mm of penetration! Couple that with strong armour, and a rear-mounted turret and you open up possibilities of baiting shots and returning fire without exposing many of your weak spots.

My third should be the T95/FV4201 Chieftain, which improves on a lot of the Super Conqueror’s flaws, but I’m really enjoying the buffed X Kranvagn . The improved reload time and DPM is well worth sacrificing one shot per clip. It allows you to poke ridgelines and dish out up to 1,320 damage in under 6 seconds, without the fear of taking the trade thanks to an incredibly strong turret.

How often do you usually stream/post videos, and what does your content usually focus on?

I usually try to stream at least three times a week, between Wednesday and Sunday, and start around 9PM GMT+10. It’s not easy balancing real life, Clan Wars / Advances and tournaments around a streaming schedule though! The best way to find out when I’m going live, is to join my Discord server, as I always put a notification at least 5-10 minutes before I start streaming there.

I mostly stream World of Tanks, which consists of 3-mark attempts, grinding credits / tanks, or completing missions, and of course Frontlines! Occasionally, I’ll have themed streams, such as the Tog II* for April 1st or the FV215b (183) for May 4th!

My YouTube channel I don’t upload to as frequently, but I certainly have plans in the future to start uploading Clan Wars footage from YETI, and do replay commentary.

What's the single best tip you could give someone trying to improve at World of Tanks?

Set yourself a goal at the start of every battle that’s achievable. That might be your HP, double your HP or even triple your HP in damage - it entirely depends on the tank and your skill.

If you don’t reach that goal, ask yourself why it didn’t happen and see if you could have made any changes, that way you’ll know for next time!

If you can’t figure out why, looking at your replay, or replays of others in the same tank can certainly provide some valuable insight.

Other than that, there are lot of streamers that take tank requests, who would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

And what's the best tip you could give someone trying to improve their content creation?

Remember that your audience is coming to see YOU at the end of the day. There will always be lots of other streamers or youtubers making content of the same game and you really need something to either make you stand out or be memorable and keep your audience coming back.

Are you narcissistic? Energetic? Xany? It doesn’t matter - the personality is the key part to making sure people recognise you.

Don’t forget to get to know the other streamers that stream around the same time as you. If you make a connection with one, you could both start hosting/raiding each other regularly, which will benefit both of you!

You can follow Napalmer via his Twitch below: