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StormCrowReaperManyHat #1 Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

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In it's natural habitat

 

Let's start with the bad.

 

Armour 0/10

 

It's armour is entirely a thing of hopes and dreams at an absolute maximum of 89 entirely flat it can be penned by most tier 2s slinging gold it it's front and everything in the game that throws HE at it anywhere, despite being tall it's gun is mounted so low on the superstructure that it cannot hull down anywhere on any map ever despite a theoretical gun dep of -10. With a total of 650 HP and unworkable armour you need to remain unspotted which is hard because.

 

Camouflage -3/10

 

It hasn't got any. There is quite literally no point running a net as the base camo value is so low. You stand more chance of remaining unspotted in the Waffle than you do in this. It's quite literally worse than useless. If you are closer than 300 odd meters when you fire you will be spotted. Every time and with the lack of armour being spotted means your dead. Good thing you've got crap view range too then...

 

Mobility 1/10

 

With a top speed of 25.7km/h forwards and 12km/h in reverse it's never going to win any speed contests. It's one of the slowest tanks in tier and with a pitiful 8.55 hp/ton ration it climbs slightly worse than the T95. Once you commit to a flank there is quite literally no going back. I'm not convinced you could actually do a lap of some of the larger maps inside of 15 minutes, and with the awesome 28 degrees of traverse you can very nearly be circle jerked by a Maus.

 

Gun 3/10

 

Now the gun, despite the entire platform being built around it and it having no other redeeming features apart from the gun is... underwhelming. It has underwhelming alpha at 250 and pretty good to excellent pen for tier at 214 for the AP round somewhat cripple by an unimpressive 7.5 second reload at a tier where the 122 is doing 380 alpha every 10 seconds on a better platform. Combine this with an unusable +-5 degree of gun traverse, theoretically good but in practice, awful accuracy and a slow shell flight time which makes it very hard to hit mobile targets; which at this tier is almost everything, leaves you feeling thoroughly underwhelmed by the supposed reason for this tanks entire existence.

 

It literally exists to carry a gun, but the gun is crap. Good pen cannot make up for a low alpha, low accuracy, slow gun on a platform that is unarmoured, underpowerd, slow to turn, accelerate and with no top speed with no camo.

 

 

Now onto the good.

 

You don't have to play it.

 

That's it, the entire good news about this tank is that it's a transitional tank from the heavy line to the TD line so there is no reason at all for anyone to play it unless you have completionist OCD. This is also why it's one of the rarest tanks to be seen in the game which also doesn't help it's cause, everyone wants to kill you for Master Tanker and since no one plays it because it's entirely terrible in almost every way when one is in a battle there's a race to kill it.

I have no idea how this gigantic turd made it into the game at all and even less of an idea as to why it hasn't been massively buffed to make it somewhat appealing or preferably replaced entirely with something that's not god [edited] awful.

 

Overall 0/10 worst tank in the game. Would burn it's house down with it in it.

 

But don't just take my word for it.

 


Edited by StormCrowReaperManyHat, 06 June 2015 - 10:04 AM.

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Armatus #2 Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:07 AM

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This is also why it's one of the rarest tanks to be seen in the game which also doesn't help it's cause, everyone wants to kill you for Master Tanker and since no one plays it because it's entirely terrible in almost every way when one is in a battle there's a race to kill it.

 

Truer words have never been spoken.


Edited by Armatus, 06 June 2015 - 10:10 AM.


Whooohooo #3 Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:29 AM

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sound like a challenge... gotta try it

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So it's better than the a-44 then?
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ibianconeri #5 Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:27 AM

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Who need this tank anyway. V39 could be skipped. but this noob tank ?. Prepare to empty your gold pot to skip this

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View Posthellvn, on 06 June 2015 - 02:43 PM, said:

So it's better than the a-44 then?

 

OP compared to A-44


 

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Nice work, Reaper.  You left out two possible upsides, both due to craptacularity of the tank:

1.  With so few people playing it and it being so crap, a good player should be able to Ace this very quickly.  (Thinking 1st battle and stock...).  Really only a plus to Ace hunters though.

2.  Being so craptacular, its expected values in the WN8 formula should be very low.  All the better for good players to farm WN8 with...  (if you don't mind the damage the tank is doing to your win-rate at the same time...).



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View PostGeneralGrant, on 06 June 2015 - 03:41 PM, said:

1.  With so few people playing it and it being so crap, a good player should be able to Ace this very quickly.  (Thinking 1st battle and stock...).  Really only a plus to Ace hunters though.

Yeah Reaps... how quickly?



mttspiii #9 Posted 06 June 2015 - 12:34 PM

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View PostSiggy, on 06 June 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

Yeah Reaps... how quickly?

 

Lol, I aced it without yet getting the 32-pdr.

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I cri everitiem.

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View PostStormCrowReaperManyHat, on 06 June 2015 - 02:02 AM, said:

I have no idea how this gigantic turd made it into the game at all and even less of an idea as to why it hasn't been massively buffed to make it somewhat appealing or preferably replaced entirely with something that's not god [edited] awful.

 

I blame UNICUMS :angry:

 

View Postmttspiii, on 06 June 2015 - 04:34 AM, said:

Lol, I aced it without yet getting the 32-pdr.

 

2.6k damage in a tier 8 game with the 94mm gun.
The stock gun is a joke with just 112 Ap pen.
Yes WMD dose not fire gold ammo, because 55mil credits. :hiding:

 

 


Edited by _WMD_, 06 June 2015 - 03:36 PM.

Shad0: You know that time when there was a King Tiger on 2 HP and another King Tiger on Full life ? And the King Tiger rammed uphill in slow motion, for 1 HP and then kept fail ramming until he was killed by the a 1 Hit point tank. Was the stupidest tank ever
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View PostStormCrowReaperManyHat, on 06 June 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

You don't have to play it.

 

That's it, the entire good news about this tank is that it's a transitional tank from the heavy line to the TD line so there is no reason at all for anyone to play it unless you have completionist OCD. 

 

 

Lol.

So far I have elited every tier 6 Brit bar this thing.

Every time they are on special I have to resist the urge to click the buy button.

This review should help fight off those urges..



zaninfrastun #13 Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:09 PM

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I have the Churchill gc, wish I never wasted time on it. Only good thing I reckon is the fact you can get a gun for the at 15 gun early

 

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View Postzaninfrastun, on 09 June 2015 - 12:09 AM, said:

I have the Churchill gc, wish I never wasted time on it. Only good thing I reckon is the fact you can get a gun for the at 15 gun early

 

Its a bad gun on the AT-15, just use the 20 pounder A barrel which you already have unlocked instead.

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I wouldn't know, I'm a big fat ripe tomato for all I know :P but the only reason for me to get it is 1) I want to get all uk tanks, 2) I'm able to get closer toward the turtle by not needed to research the 32pdr 

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Just AWESOME, enemy players underestimate it, and forget about it's accuracy.

 

Offset Gun, so hide your RHS "Mostly" and blast away.

 

Not a Front Line Tank but good 2nd 3rd line or defence unit.

 

I find it fun. 


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View PostInglorious_[edited]_Aust, on 09 June 2015 - 04:04 PM, said:

Just AWESOME, enemy players underestimate it, and forget about it's accuracy.

 

Offset Gun, so hide your RHS "Mostly" and blast away.

 

Not a Front Line Tank but good 2nd 3rd line or defence unit.

 

I find it fun. 

Agreed blue coloured players and purple don't have brain space to remember uncommon tanks and greens down I bet wouldn't remember/know about these tanks


 

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View PostArmatus, on 06 June 2015 - 12:07 PM, said:

 

Truer words have never been spoken.

 

^ This! :D

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It took me 4 hits and two kills to Ace Mastery this thing a while back. Such low requirements mean....its underperforming as fug. Oh yeah, did you mention this Grave carriage uses Class 3 vents (those used on mainly HTs) Let me find a screenie of this lowest ace badge ever...

 


     

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It sits in one of those weird places in the tech tree like the KV-13 were it's not particularly needed to unlock and play in order to go up the tiers but can be an option if you suddenly wanted to try out a different tank type without having to start all the way from tier 2-3.

but unlike the Churchill GC the KV-13 is a decent tank to play

 

the Churchill GC makes French TDs look practical by comparison


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