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mttspiii #61 Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:09 PM

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View PostSteeltrap, on 19 December 2014 - 02:22 PM, said:

p.s. can you do something about that gif in your sig? My eyeses; it burns.

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Make it bigger perhaps? Or at least put 3 of them in a row.

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_Storm #62 Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:07 PM

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View PostSteeltrap, on 19 December 2014 - 04:22 PM, said:

EXACTLY the point I was making. Panther 88 doesn't get pref MM. Neither does this T-34-85M. So why would we buy it?

The T-34-85M isn't crap though...



Frooty_Ninja #63 Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:53 PM

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View PostSteeltrap, on 19 December 2014 - 02:22 PM, said:

I think we're pretty much in agreement.

 

The Type (or any prem) is paid for with real money.  Pref MM sells tanks.  Why pay for a crap version of something that you could grind for free?  Who would buy the IS-6 when you can grind an IS-3, if it had normal MM>?  I know I wouldn't have.

 

EXACTLY the point I was making. Panther 88 doesn't get pref MM. Neither does this T-34-85M. So why would we buy it? That's pretty much what I've been saying all along, lol.

 

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p.s. can you do something about that gif in your sig? My eyeses; it burns.

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ahh i misunderstood.

 

Yes the panther 8.8 tbh i haven't checked out, but it's a bad move for them to release it sans pref mm.  I know i won't be buying it.

 

And the sig must stay (for now).  I have decided to dedicate my time to promoting love for artillery, given the immense amount of passion I have for sky flu.

 

 


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FunkMan #64 Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:34 PM

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I agree that the Tier 8 thing is a problem.

 

 

Rantic, it is tactics, but the problem is this tank is far less good at adjusting than other tier 6 tanks.


When you switch to premium shells, you still only get 167 penetration, I have been using this to wait for a T34 to fire, pop round and put one into him etc. But the truth is you really have to pick your targets, there are very few targets at tier 8 that you can pen frontally, whereas in many other tier 6 tanks you could do so using premium rounds. And its armour counts for absolutely nothing at tier 8, its speed is mediocre (one thing Storm forgot to mention people, top speed is ok, but on a flat you will only reach around 35kph - HT speed, if you have a slight slope you will probably hit 50). Doesn't have the speed or viewrange to scout at tier 8, doesn't have the speed and agility to flank heavies properly.


 

The only play style at tier 8 is being extremely careful, and picking and taking what damage you can. With this aim time and lack of agility, I really don't see how anyone could possibly carry a tier 8 game.


 


 

All that aside, the tank is fun to play, and its training my 140 crew very fast, I recommend it, apart from tier 8 games you can do fairly well. In a tier 6 or 7 game with decent damage I usually make around 40k profit with premium.


When it comes to tier 8 I spam gold, and I find that on a defeat I will lose 5-10k, where as if we win I make profit still.

 


PS, when writing this, I went to my profile page to see how many games I had played in it, and oddly enough it wasn't there! Anyone else find this? It is not listed on your profile page under medium tanks?


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Rantic #65 Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:13 AM

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View PostFunkMan, on 20 December 2014 - 01:34 PM, said:

PS, when writing this, I went to my profile page to see how many games I had played in it, and oddly enough it wasn't there! Anyone else find this? It is not listed on your profile page under medium tanks?

 

You can't upload replays of it to Wotreplays either...


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View PostRantic, on 22 December 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

 

You can't upload replays of it to Wotreplays either...

 

It happens whenever a new tank is added to the game and not the wotrplays database.

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Initially I planned to fork 2weeks of meal for this tank (now the currency exchange is real scary). But after reading this I think I will not buy this. Major letdown is the lack of pref MM with that lack cluster gun and mobility. Even strong contestant like IS6 got perf MM, not to forget the huge slow submarine named tog. 

Well, better stuck with T-34-85 on premium acct to train my crews. More fun than this.


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Slight necro: Having played it a bit more, I really like it, definitely much more than I thought I would. Definitely a good tonk.

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I use it for my Object 907 crew-training





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