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WGNews #1 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

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Esteemed members of the Wargaming community have contributed video and text reviews for the Sentinel AC I. Read this article to see what they have to say!

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FeeTFooD #2 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:07 PM

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It's good except for the gun. Give it less dispersion when moving, aim time of about 2.3 and 5 more alpha and it'd work.

Dyst0pia #3 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:37 PM

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i honestly dont mind it apart from the gun, wouldnt mind a tad buff to it

 

 

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FeeTFooD #4 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:41 PM

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Seriously:

OQF 2-pdr Mk. X (stock on Matilda): 50/50/60 with 1.7 aim time and 0.36 accuracy.

OQF 2-Pdr MK. IX (Cruiser III): 45/45/60

OQF 2-pdr Mk. X-B (Matilda with Little John): 55/55

 

The Mk. X-A is worse than the stock gun on the Matilda. Why not just give it the 2-pdr Mk. X?

 


Edited by FeeTFooD, 23 March 2016 - 03:43 PM.


bandage106 #5 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:44 PM

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View PostFeeTFooD, on 23 March 2016 - 03:07 PM, said:

It's good except for the gun. Give it less dispersion when moving, aim time of about 2.3 and 5 more alpha and it'd work.

 

Yes aim time of 2.3s /sarcasm 

 

Matilda MKX.B 1.82 aim time

Valentine QF 2pdr 1.7aim time

Convenantor QF 2pdr 1.63 aimtime

 

I don't want something workable I want something that's balanced and can perform just as well as the other tanks currently at its tier. This tank doesn't have preferential matchmaking, so it's only fair it should function just as well as a tank of equal tier. It's funny because the Valentine II is better than this tank simply because it's preferential matchmaking, better DPM, better aimtime, much better terrain resitances and equal view range etc etc. No WG I will not bite 

 

 

 



Syllpher #6 Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:54 PM

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Its stats in every aspect is at the very least sub-par which is normal for prem tanks but the gun handling and aim time makes it completely garbage. Either buff its alpha or make its RoF useable at any range.

bandage106 #7 Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:19 PM

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View PostSyllpher, on 23 March 2016 - 03:54 PM, said:

Its stats in every aspect is at the very least sub-par which is normal for prem tanks but the gun handling and aim time makes it completely garbage. Either buff its alpha or make its RoF useable at any range.

 

"The premium tanks are not suppose to be significantly worse than regular tanks, the most important thing is for them to not be better"- Slava Makarov

 

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patch437 #8 Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:20 PM

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Its not even a polished turd
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Auhsoj100 #9 Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:21 PM

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These reviews are pretty good... but the post is called 'Sentinel AC I Reviews'... need some more reviews :P

 

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A collection of salt from Reddit - includes some comments from The Chieftain

 

My own thinking, unfortunately, mimics that of the salt. The gun is overall pretty poor, the armour simply won't hold up in most circumstances, and the mobility in-action is underwhelming (60km/h?! Hi, AMX40!).


Edited by Auhsoj100, 23 March 2016 - 04:34 PM.

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FeeTFooD #10 Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:26 PM

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The armour actually works against T4 enemies that aren't TDs.

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Fast review of the AC1

 

Feet is 100% correct against Tier 4 the armour works a treat unless its a TD, however so far tier 4 is a rare happening, its mostly ter 5-6. Tier 5-6 heavy tanks and you're hosed pretty quick, but lets face it it is Tier4 medium.

 

Overall mobility, armour ground resistance etc is kinda ok (its a premium after all), but as with all the newest premium tanks no Pref MM, so will see tier 6. In Tier 6 you look and think RoF similar to the Matilda with the needle gun, you can at least do some semi decent damage, and alas this is where things really start to go badly wrong for the AC.1

 

The gun is historical being the 2pdr, and as such along with most 2pdr guns in the game has a stupidly fast RoF, over 26rpm, however the bloom time in any form of traverse is horrid, KV-2 with the Derp type horrid. Even after firing the bloom is tragic, and you are actually loaded and had time to make a hot cuppa before it fully zooms in. If you can get up close and personal with the enemy, you can do some damage but from any range further than that of the appendage on the front of the AC1 and you're going to need to wait for the gun to zoom in to guarantee a hit. Getting up close and personal with the enemy should be fairly simple with 60kph speed, however the tank gets nowhere near that speed, so expect 30-40 max. So its not something that can be played at range unless you're very patient, however brawling at its ow tier it should go ok (sample size is to small at present), higher tier than your own, where you want to sit out of range, the gun handling makes that option tedious.

 

Suspect in this case it'll be a tank that sits in the garage or like the FV4202(P) due for a buff pretty quick, however more time is needed to be able to fully work this little beastie out and see if there are some redeeming features of the gun and I'm just doing it wrong

 

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View PostH_87A_2CU, on 23 March 2016 - 07:10 PM, said:

Fast review of the AC1

 

Feet is 100% correct against Tier 4 the armour works a treat unless its a TD, however so far tier 4 is a rare happening, its mostly ter 5-6. Tier 5-6 heavy tanks and you're hosed pretty quick, but lets face it it is Tier4 medium.

 

Overall mobility, armour ground resistance etc is kinda ok (its a premium after all), but as with all the newest premium tanks no Pref MM, so will see tier 6. In Tier 6 you look and think RoF similar to the Matilda with the needle gun, you can at least do some semi decent damage, and alas this is where things really start to go badly wrong for the AC.1

 

The gun is historical being the 2pdr, and as such along with most 2pdr guns in the game has a stupidly fast RoF, over 26rpm, however the bloom time in any form of traverse is horrid, KV-2 with the Derp type horrid. Even after firing the bloom is tragic, and you are actually loaded and had time to make a hot cuppa before it fully zooms in. If you can get up close and personal with the enemy, you can do some damage but from any range further than that of the appendage on the front of the AC1 and you're going to need to wait for the gun to zoom in to guarantee a hit. Getting up close and personal with the enemy should be fairly simple with 60kph speed, however the tank gets nowhere near that speed, so expect 30-40 max. So its not something that can be played at range unless you're very patient, however brawling at its ow tier it should go ok (sample size is to small at present), higher tier than your own, where you want to sit out of range, the gun handling makes that option tedious.

 

Suspect in this case it'll be a tank that sits in the garage or like the FV4202(P) due for a buff pretty quick, however more time is needed to be able to fully work this little beastie out and see if there are some redeeming features of the gun and I'm just doing it wrong

 

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Oh yeah how is that armour holding up against T28 or T28E-F30 or Matilda..? I just don't think armour is a valid point anymore not when you're talking about a low tier tank. Seemingly because everyone below Tier V use an abundant amount of gold ammo anyway so that 65mm of frontal armour isn't looking too healthy when tanks like the Valentine II have been doing what that tank does only slightly better because the armour is 60 all around more or less on the Valentine II and you never have to worry about vsing tier 5's or 6's either. 

 

I also don't understand the point people make about ROF being good, who cares it's DPM that matters. You could have a tank that fires 60RPM but if each shot only does 0 damage then the point is pretty much moot. The thing is if you want to target weakspots with this tank when you're bottom tier bad luck, might as well reach into your wallet and cringe at each shot that's costing you 1200 silver to do a measley 45 alpha.  If this is meant to be a reward for our commitment throughout the submarines cables going down etc, then forget it you've failed.  

 

You know what I'm actually angry about this because I was excited for this tank and it's lacklustre in every way, so to say I'm dissapointed is an understatement. I saw the threads that begged and begged to get this tank implemented.here on these forums going back to ages ago we finally get it but it's trash.

 

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Edited by bandage106, 23 March 2016 - 08:01 PM.


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I held up a F-30 and Marder 38t… so yeah. The armour is very good, the sloping is very effective. I also bounced some shots from a T-34 using the ZiS-5 (57mm?). 

Kittyhawk I also had an average tier of 5 when running it today. Only one T6 battle. Everything else was T5 with one T4.

 

Also it's lacklustre. 


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View PostFeeTFooD, on 23 March 2016 - 07:55 PM, said:

I held up a F-30 and Marder 38t… so yeah. The armour is very good, the sloping is very effective. I also bounced some shots from a T-34 using the ZiS-5 (57mm?). 

Kittyhawk I also had an average tier of 5 when running it today. Only one T6 battle. Everything else was T5 with one T4.

 

Also it's lacklustre. 

 

I don't see how, I was penning it just fine earlier with my Valentine II with prem. F-30 and Matilda should be able to run through the armour like butter, the front is patchy with some spots ranging from 49 to 78 and the side is pretty weak. Not saying you're lying but they must of been off your turret armour, I'll admit the turret on the Sentinel is definetely better than the Valentines however. 

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View Postbandage106, on 23 March 2016 - 11:11 PM, said:

 

I don't see how, I was penning it just fine earlier with my Valentine II with prem. F-30 and Matilda should be able to run through the armour like butter, the front is patchy with some spots ranging from 49 to 78 and the side is pretty weak. Not saying you're lying but they must of been off your turret armour, I'll admit the turret on the Sentinel is definetely better than the Valentines however. 

With Prem. There you go. Try doing it with AP. The hits I took were on the side, not because I was side on, but because I'm not an idiot and I baited the shots. The armour (for a T4) is spectacular. 



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View PostFeeTFooD, on 24 March 2016 - 10:05 AM, said:

With Prem. There you go. Try doing it with AP. The hits I took were on the side, not because I was side on, but because I'm not an idiot and I baited the shots. The armour (for a T4) is spectacular. 

 

Well the Valentine II only has 84 pen with prem that and you take into account it doesn't have normalization on APCR as well, I don't know it just seems really weak to me. I wouldn't call the armour spectacular, it's good but 2nd rate to the Matilda or AMX 40.

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On Russian servers this tank has aiming time 1.7 sec and battle limit tier 5.

 

It makes her worth the money.



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If what 23b40 states above is correct, then that seems appropriate for the AC1.

 

In game it is not as mobile as 60kph would indicate (I have managed 54kph down hill).

 

The gun is awful for the calibre, even with gld and vents and 100% crew the bloom is atrocious, which makes the rof a bit misleading because you will miss more than not unless you wait for the aim to centre and then you are not anywhere near the claimed rof.

 

In a tier 6 game max two shots and you are dead and often you don't make it past one!



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Well I think its pretty awful. I have only had a few games, but Its one of the worst tanks I have played in 40+ matches.

 

Terrible DPM, poor pen and slow accelleration combined with the aim time and average armour.

 

Its worse than pretty much anything I can think of.






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