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BUFF the M5!

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Poll: BUFF the M5! (272 members have cast votes)

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Should the M5 get weapons from the M8A1

  1. no. (118 votes [43.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.38%

  2. Yes, the 57mm. (75 votes [27.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.57%

  3. yes, the lower 75mm. (30 votes [11.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.03%

  4. yes, both. (49 votes [18.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.01%

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blacklupos #61 Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

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I bought the M5 couple of weeks ago, and after few games I got used to it and its a fun little tank.

However, the gun is just rolling dice = the damage is totally random. 12 dmg on marder in the side, 6 dmg on m3 stuart, 10 dmg on t28 and sometimes its just don't do damage at all on target with less then 20mm of armor (and no crit). But when it pen... mmmmm

Killtech #62 Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

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View Postblacklupos, on 23 December 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

I bought the M5 couple of weeks ago, and after few games I got used to it and its a fun little tank.

However, the gun is just rolling dice = the damage is totally random. 12 dmg on marder in the side, 6 dmg on m3 stuart, 10 dmg on t28 and sometimes its just don't do damage at all on target with less then 20mm of armor (and no crit). But when it pen... mmmmm
yeah, the inconsistent damage is a huge problem. you can never know how an encounter will end as you might one shot kill and opponent or it might as well take 10 hits to destroy him. this randomness drastically reduces my survivability in the M5 (if a grille is still alive after 5 hits you won't last for much longer). it's the most luck reliant tank i have played so far and that is what i hate about it most. the alternative gun is more consistent but it simply doesn't deal enough damage.

Edited by Killtech, 23 December 2012 - 06:04 PM.


Viperlein #63 Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

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Met an M5A1 (chinese Stuart), shot him into flames and still he managed to kill me with 30% HP left.

War_of_Genius #64 Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

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Finally they buffed the M5. It got a 81mm pen gun and is chinese. These useless american M5 get easily eaten. :)

Edited by General_Jack_D_Ripper, 20 January 2013 - 05:45 PM.


Killtech #65 Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

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View PostGeneral_Jack_D_Ripper, on 20 January 2013 - 05:01 PM, said:

Finally they buffed the M5. It got a 88mm pen gun and is chinese. These useless american M5 get easily eaten. :)
yeah, the chinese version is way better with it's decent gun.

JoonHilt #66 Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

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MM in M5 is really random. Sometimes you get games like this:http://mwreplays.com...y/JTHZ67YC9HDH/

and sometimes games against tier 9 and other tanks you cant do crap (image is missing because forum dont let me for some reason to put it)

Edited by JoonHilt, 23 January 2013 - 03:42 PM.


VeryRisky #67 Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

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View PostJoonHilt, on 23 January 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

MM in M5 is really random. Sometimes you get games like this:http://mwreplays.com...y/JTHZ67YC9HDH/

and sometimes games against tier 9 and other tanks you cant do crap (image is missing because forum dont let me for some reason to put it)

You won't see higher than tier 8 unless you're platooned with someone with worse MM.  If you get a high tier match you have to do you best to spot, harass, track and distract.  Though I did kill a panther II once (obviously not solo).

MM chart below
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Killtech #68 Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

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View PostVeryRisky, on 23 January 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

If you get a high tier match you have to do you best to spot, harass, track and distract.
the howitzer is very ineffective in tracking high tier enemy tanks and shooting such a large caliber gun costs you all your camo bonus. so unlike other scouts you are restricted to purely scouting which makes this vehicle inferior.

Edited by Killtech, 23 January 2013 - 04:57 PM.


Killtech #69 Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

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dbl post

Edited by Killtech, 23 January 2013 - 04:56 PM.


mikrobiks #70 Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

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we need buffed M5 :)





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