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Otakubouzu #21 Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

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Well, personally i loathe using prem unless i really in pinch, so Chrysler is not really appealing for me.

At least with M26 KR (same 192 pen IIRC) who sees tier X too i got some speed, unlike Chrysler who capped on 35kmph max. 

 



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View PostOtakubouzu, on 24 August 2017 - 01:57 AM, said:

Well, personally i loathe using prem unless i really in pinch, so Chrysler is not really appealing for me.

At least with M26 KR (same 192 pen IIRC) who sees tier X too i got some speed, unlike Chrysler who capped on 35kmph max. 

 

What the heck is M26 KR? Maybe you mean M46 KR?

 

I personally like my premiums, except for maybe the L-60 and LTP (even then sometimes I just play around with them). I'm considering to buy the T26E4 SP right now in fact, with the discounts around right now.

 

The T25 Pilot also has 192 pen, and no one ever accused it of being deficient in firepower (maybe it's the gun handling?)

 

Anyways, driving the SU-100 with the 85mm D5S-85BM gun feels kinda weak. I mean, 180 average damage and 144 pen at T6? Really?



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View PostTD1, on 26 August 2017 - 05:16 PM, said:

What the heck is M26 KR? Maybe you mean M46 KR?

 

I personally like my premiums, except for maybe the L-60 and LTP (even then sometimes I just play around with them). I'm considering to buy the T26E4 SP right now in fact, with the discounts around right now.

 

The T25 Pilot also has 192 pen, and no one ever accused it of being deficient in firepower (maybe it's the gun handling?)

 

Anyways, driving the SU-100 with the 85mm D5S-85BM gun feels kinda weak. I mean, 180 average damage and 144 pen at T6? Really?

 

The Jagdpanzer IV I'm currently playing right now is using the 8.8 cm gun which has 145 pen at T6. I make do, there are times in tier VIII matches I can't even pen weak spots with gold! And speaking of...

Just got 1st MoE on that tank, at the same time have session WN8 of 1337, and just broke through 50% WR. So much win!

That was the 66th battle, and finished with 6 hp remaining.


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TD1 #24 Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:24 PM

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Yes, but the SU also gets two guns; a 100mm and a 122mm, which both have 175mm pen at T6, better than 144 on the 85mm.

And the Nashorn's top gun has a freakish 200mm+ pen at the same tier.

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View PostTD1, on 26 August 2017 - 10:24 PM, said:

Yes, but the SU also gets two guns; a 100mm and a 122mm, which both have 175mm pen at T6, better than 144 on the 85mm.

And the Nashorn's top gun has a freakish 200mm+ pen at the same tier.

 

It has a lower RoF though, not to mention that the Nashorn is slow as hell. The SU's 85mm is also pretty accurate, but I always got the impression that Russian TDs were meant to be derpy high alpha.

 

Ooph! Suffering a 7 loss streak atm. Doing top damage every game, even earned high caliber 3 times during that streak. Sometimes teams just don't want to win. Even had one game thrown because the enemy capped while two team mates sat nearby and let it happen.


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TD1 #26 Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

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The quality of some teams these days are crazy. I did 1400 damage one game in my Strv m/42-57 Alt A2 and I still lost.

If you want a fast TD w/ a big gun,the Flakbus is the way to go... Except you have to then deal with massive profile, no armor and bad gun depression.

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TD1 #27 Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:17 PM

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Double posting, but I saw Centurion_IRL earlier today (no, not an imposter, the real guy in the ANZAF clan) driving an M4A1 Revalorise, while I was driving a T26E4 Super Pershing. 

 

Centurion: If you remember, I was that Super Pershing that went to the mountains on Tundra, and got owned by a Lorraine 40t :teethhappy:

 

 

EDIT: Wow. Entered 11 games last session and lost 10 of them. Teams are kinda crazy incompetent right now.


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Winning is a complicated thing, performing well in your tank isn't always the same as performing well for your team, so performing well in a tank won't always lead to better chance at victory.

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View PostLaserdisc, on 27 August 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

Winning is a complicated thing, performing well in your tank isn't always the same as performing well for your team, so performing well in a tank won't always lead to better chance at victory.

 

Yes, I realize this, but the sheer shoddiness of the teams now is astounding. Last night's session took 0.10% off of my 47% WR, so I'm back to 46.9%. WN8 and Performance Rating also dropped, and Efficiency Rating for last session was 325, which is BAD. I've also had a near 15-0 defeat once last night. The graph for Avg. Damage and Avg. EXP earned are still rising, thankfully.

 

On the good side, I finished training my Jumbo crew in the new Super Pershing (because you know, similar play style) and my M4A3E8 crew is waiting for their new, shiny M4A3E8... as soon as I have the money. Good thing I also researched the M1A2 76mm on the Jumbo (I use the M1A1 on the Jumbo, with the 152mm-armored turret).


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View PostTD1, on 27 August 2017 - 08:25 AM, said:

The quality of some teams these days are crazy. I did 1400 damage one game in my Strv m/42-57 Alt A2 and I still lost.

If you want a fast TD w/ a big gun,the Flakbus is the way to go... Except you have to then deal with massive profile, no armor and bad gun depression.

 

Yup, the flakbus is good. I picked up my first Radley-Walters in that with 9 kills, and that was probably one of the most exciting games I've ever had. It was down to me and a HT (can't remember which off hand, have to look at the replay), and both of us were down to one shot. That was a pretty intense moment. Iirc he fired first and missed, and that was the moment when he realised he had...well you know the expression.

Btw, if you ever play arty and decide on trying the French line, word of advice: make sure you have enough free exp to blow straight through tier V, because there's absolutely nothing redeeming about it. This is typical:

Just look at that hit ratio! It takes a century just to aim (and that's with a EGLD), and you'll still miss. An arty that can't hit a target basically means you have to be carried every game (and good luck with that).


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View PostSir_Direkin, on 28 August 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:

 

Yup, the flakbus is good. I picked up my first Radley-Walters in that with 9 kills, and that was probably one of the most exciting games I've ever had. It was down to me and a HT (can't remember which off hand, have to look at the replay), and both of us were down to one shot. That was a pretty intense moment. Iirc he fired first and missed, and that was the moment when he realised he had...well you know the expression.

Btw, if you ever play arty and decide on trying the French line, word of advice: make sure you have enough free exp to blow straight through tier V, because there's absolutely nothing redeeming about it. This is typical:

Just look at that hit ratio! It takes a century just to aim (and that's with a EGLD), and you'll still miss. An arty that can't hit a target basically means you have to be carried every game (and good luck with that).

 

Radley-Walters? I only managed a top kill count of 7 during my 5 years (worse than you lol).

 

Has anyone had any idea on how to play the Churchill III? I am not that good at playing it right now.



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View PostTD1, on 28 August 2017 - 09:19 PM, said:

 

Radley-Walters? I only managed a top kill count of 7 during my 5 years (worse than you lol).

 

Has anyone had any idea on how to play the Churchill III? I am not that good at playing it right now.

 

Yeah, the Churchill III is a pretty good tank actually. Very, very bouncy if you angle it right, especially when you're top tier. Machine gun rate of fire to boot. It's just not very accurate (but that's the Russian HTs for you), and it's really slow too, which makes you a prime target for arty when you're spotted (I opted for the spall liner rather than EGLD because of arty's unhealthy fixation). I've a few games on my YouTube channel in that. I think I'm currently sitting at a 67% WR on that atm. Currently using it to train my KV-1S crew (previously used it on the KV-1 crew, yup I have a crew for both lines).

 

Definitely don't toon with anyone unless they're also in the Churchill III or Excelsior or you'll have a bad time.


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View PostSir_Direkin, on 28 August 2017 - 05:44 PM, said:

 

Yeah, the Churchill III is a pretty good tank actually. Very, very bouncy if you angle it right, especially when you're top tier. Machine gun rate of fire to boot. It's just not very accurate (but that's the Russian HTs for you), and it's really slow too, which makes you a prime target for arty when you're spotted (I opted for the spall liner rather than EGLD because of arty's unhealthy fixation). I've a few games on my YouTube channel in that. I think I'm currently sitting at a 67% WR on that atm. Currently using it to train my KV-1S crew (previously used it on the KV-1 crew, yup I have a crew for both lines).

 

Definitely don't toon with anyone unless they're also in the Churchill III or Excelsior or you'll have a bad time.

Turret armor is frustratingly poor though.



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Double post but whatever:

 

I bought a Super Pershing not a week ago, and I already love it even though I'm quite abysmal in it (37% (!) WR). Hearing rounds, especially premium rounds, bounce off the front of the tank is just satisfying. It almost feels like driving a T95 (just a bit faster and not as well-armed or protected).

 

http://wotreplays.com/site/3791080#karelia-td1-t26e4_superpershing: Was my last game in it. Special shout-out goes to the SU-122-54 player on the enemy team, who single-handedly killed a rampaging Conqueror on the enemy team. Also take note that I bounced APCR rounds from the Skorpion G on the enemy team, and got the killing shot on one of the T95s.



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Hey TD1,

 

Hopefully you will receive as much encouragement as I did and lots of valuble tips on how to improve your Win Rate and enjoy WoT more, with the possible Centurion Buffs coming soon and a new British (Super) Heavy my interest has been peeked and I will probably give WoT another go..

 

As Sir_Direkin states, tooning with another Churchill III or Excelsior and staying together really turns a battle and I for one enjoyed my games with Sir_Direkin in mine!

 

Good luck with your blog, but be warned, if it becomes more popular than mine I will have to close it down due to copyright issues :arta:

 

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View PostSir_British, on 29 August 2017 - 01:26 PM, said:

Hey TD1,

 

Hopefully you will receive as much encouragement as I did and lots of valuble tips on how to improve your Win Rate and enjoy WoT more, with the possible Centurion Buffs coming soon and a new British (Super) Heavy my interest has been peeked and I will probably give WoT another go..

 

As Sir_Direkin states, tooning with another Churchill III or Excelsior and staying together really turns a battle and I for one enjoyed my games with Sir_Direkin in mine!

 

Good luck with your blog, but be warned, if it becomes more popular than mine I will have to close it down due to copyright issues :arta:

 

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I didn't see that trollface because I was on my mobile :facepalm:.

 

 



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Double posting ftw but JIC you didn't see it.

https://worldoftanks.asia/en/news/general-news/french-td-920/

 

No, I'm still considering to get the ARL V39 or not, considering it's a joke potato tank.



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TRIPLE POSTING FTW.

 

Apparently, cable issues are to blame for sudden freezing/ ping spikes I suffered throughout the month of August. I hope this issue gets fixed quickly; I cannot count how many times I've been screwed over from a hull-down position (trying to reposition but instead advanced forward too much, etc etc).

 

And I dunno, but has anyone tried comparing the WZ-120 premium TD to the tech tree counterpart yet? And what will happen to the Foch 155? Will it become a premium?

 

WHY so MANY QUESTIONS!?

 

EDIT: Come to think about it, I've never seen a Chrysler K do well here. Maybe because people driving them don't know what they are doing, or maybe because I get killed more often by other, more conventional tanks.

 

I just somehow don't see what the community got so worked about the tank, other than the SirFoch debacle (which is partially justifiable from WG's perspective, you don't automatically listen to what a person has to say when he's doing it via cursing, being salty, etc etc etc, so I came to believe that the issue isn't going to be so big if he had done so politely).


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I don't know why this happened, but the amount of times I posted in a row in this thread has equaled the amount of barrels on the 20mm Flakvierling.

https://tanks.gg/compare/wz-120-1-ft?t=wz-111-1-ft

 

To those of you who wanted to compare the data of the upcoming Chinese T8 Premium tank destroyer to the equivalent on the Chinese tech tree.

 

What WZ-120-1 does better than WZ-111-1:

-Gun handling

-Armor angle

-Mobility

-Dispersion on the move and after firing.

 

What the WZ-111-1 does better than WZ-120-1

-Aiming time 

-Alpha damage and penetration

-Radio range

-Dispersion when aiming from side-to-side within constraint of gun arc

-Slightly better ammorack health

 

In short, if the WZ-120-1 is for those who love following the HTs and providing support fire, the WZ-111-1 performs better if you hull-down and defend. Mao's Sickle is better when moving, the Obj.268-lookalike is better when not. The WZ isn't neccesarily more powerful than the WZ-111-1 FT, because these two are for different roles. They're like comparing the IS-3 and the KV-4.

 

https://tanks.gg/compare/wz-120-1-ft?t=wz-111-1-ft~isu-130~amx-cda-105~strv-s1

For reference, here is the two Chinese T8 TD's compared with premium TDs of the same tier from other nations

as a sidenote, the AMX Cda 105 seems to suffer problems similar to the high-tier tank destroyers from France; good on-paper statistics ruined by abysmal flaws not immediately apparent.

 

 

P.S: I did this all while listening to ZZ Ward's "Ride" ft Gary Clark Jr, which is Cars 3's credit song as well as a song I'd love to associate with cars in general.


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Tbh the tier 8 Chinese Prem TD is basically an upturned Su-122-44 and is probably pretty OP if you loved the tier 7 one. I for 1 probably won't be able to make it work since I loathe the Su-122-44 and also having a subpar Chinese TD crew. Furthermore, having to deal with these crappy teams also really make it pretty annoying to play. Like seriously played 10 battles and the only 1 I won was this game lol?
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