Lord_WC, on 14 June 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:
Pretend? Really, try to do some more battles in meds. You don't know everything about tanks and especially you don't play perfectly to pass judgement on subjective matters. Even more so if the tendency you have with t-54 is the same for all your meds - dealing low damage per battles. A lot of people play more agressively and are able to damage stuff with low pen guns.
There's a huge difference between 'doing damage' and absolutely crippling/killing the tank.
The t-54 has horrible front armor, and any t8 who bothered to learn about aiming will shoot it through. This is not the case with e50, he has awesome armor against trash and no weakspots frontally.
The dpm of t-54 is the lowest of the bunch, so you receive much more damage than you are supposed to - while patton/batchat will just outdpm anything it encounters.
According to my encounters in t8 meds against t9 meds the skill gap needed to kill the t9 is much-much less in case of t54 than any other. T-54 is a true t9 med. The rest are t9,5. Now when they nerf it even more when introducing the t10 meds and top it off with minor upgrades, the tank will be so much behind its competitors it's not even funny.
But play a few hundred more rounds in the tank and remember those moments when you actually meet people of comparable (or higher) skill level. While you should have the quality advantage you will just take too much damage or yellow modules.
Uhm, looking at your stats, I'd say you're the one that needs to learn how to play mediums. Your T-44 stats are horrible with 1135 damage and 740 xp per match. Your T-54 stats aren't impressive either with 1604 damage and 842 xp per match. Dealing low damage isn't a problem related to the tank, it's a problem related to the driver. My T-44 stats are at 1490 and 890, respectively. T-54 stats at 1623 and 856. That's better stats than you and my T-54 isn't even elite yet.
If you want, you can take whatever tier 8 medium, pick a map and fight my non-elite T-54. I'd like to see you "cripple" it.
SuperBidi, on 14 June 2012 - 10:58 AM, said:
You forgot :
Traverse speed : 30
Turret traverse speed : 32
Max speed : 37
Hp/tons : around 16
They don't have the same use on the battle field, and I'll be happy if heavies still remains the main battle tank in WoT, as it's their purpose. Meds should be efficient in wolf packs, maybe 3 or 4 per CW roster, not much or the game will change drastically in some arcade game I don't want to play.
Exactly my point. Comparing it to the stats of an object is idiotic, they serve different roles. The T110 fulfils quite a few of the roles that mediums generally take. It has good DPM, accuracy and aiming time; making it great for support. It can brawl pretty well because it's turning speed is by no means slow and the front armor is great. It can relocate quite fast because it's by no means slow.
Beating the armor stats is borderline impossible for a medium, beating the gun's stats is hard due to the good DPM and accuracy/aiming time. That leaves you with mobility. gg, batchat wins, all other tier 10 mediums are inferior.