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Poll: Best tier 8 premium tank (227 members have cast votes)

What's the best tier 8 premium tank (currently available in the game)?

  1. Löwe (90 votes [39.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.65%

  2. Jagdtiger (9 votes [3.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.96%

  3. KV-5 (32 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  4. IS-6 (5 votes [2.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.20%

  5. T34 (81 votes [35.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.68%

  6. Super Pershing (10 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

What's the best tier 8 premium tank ever?

  1. Löwe (39 votes [17.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.18%

  2. Jagdtiger (3 votes [1.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  3. KV-5 (14 votes [6.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

  4. IS-6 (4 votes [1.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.76%

  5. T34 (24 votes [10.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.57%

  6. Super Pershing (10 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  7. M6A2E1 (5 votes [2.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.20%

  8. Type59 (128 votes [56.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.39%

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Xensation #1 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

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Hello,
WG has released quite a few premium tanks lately and I can't remember having seen a poll about them, so here it is.
Spoiler                     

Edited by Xensation, 23 July 2012 - 01:46 PM.


CroustibatFR #2 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:47 PM

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What is best ? Oranges, apples, bananas, coconuts or grapes ?

This poll is just the same question.

Xensation #3 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What is best ? Oranges, apples, bananas, coconuts or grapes ?

This poll is just the same question.
You're wrong. All these tanks have two things in common. Their performance in random battles and their ability to generate massive income for their owner, thus you can compare them.

Edited by Xensation, 23 July 2012 - 01:49 PM.


X101 #4 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

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Well i have KV5 type and T34, last on list makes huge money due to dmg and pen but ammo cost is a lot bigger. Fun part is important as well so here i say type and crew grind as well here KV5 was useful for me a lot two trees and plus arty crew switch of radio man instead second loader from SU 14 to Obj 212.

All in all they all have some pros and cons as well as regular tanks.

Anaxagoras #5 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

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Depending on your last comment there is only one answer: KV-5 :).

Krzysiek33 #6 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What is best ? Oranges, apples, bananas, coconuts or grapes ?

This poll is just the same question.

POTATOES!!!
U're right btw.
Kris

Edited by Krzysiek33, 23 July 2012 - 01:57 PM.


Monomortal #7 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

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The best tank - Type 59. The best moneymaker - T34

CroustibatFR #8 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

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Actually no, you are. You are asking for "the best", when you want the one that gets the biggest income. These are 2 different things.

Know what ? Get on the test server and try for yourself, because it may be different for each player :)

BTW premiums are better than a stock T8, but worse than an elited T8. It mostly depends on the player driving it. The latest "premium whine thread" can tell you that too.

0ritfx #9 Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What is best ? Oranges, apples, bananas, coconuts or grapes ?

This poll is just the same question.
I agree. The question is too simple.
-Income is greatly affected by a player operating the tank. I believe that T34 guarantees the highest income to any player due to its powerful cannon.
-Should the battle performance be taken into account? If so - how to measure it? Generally here pick any tank but IS-6, JT h8.8 and KV-5 - due to their weak firepower their top income is trickier to achieve.
-The price that has to be paid for the tank is also a factor not clearly reflected here. Currently the price/income factor seems best for KV-5. I do not know how the Super Pershing is doing here, so this is not a perfect reference.
-The nation of the vehicle is not meaningless, considering they are great training machines. You may want to train crews on your premium tank or have your perfect crew moved to it. Either way: nation is not negligible here.

My personal choice was KV-5. I have good Soviet crew from the old KV, and the price/earnings factor seemed as optimal. Obviously it is not such a lethal machine like the remaining ones, but why should I pay 10k + gold if all my income problems can be solved with 7500 pieces of gold?

Edited by 0ritfx, 23 July 2012 - 02:26 PM.


FireflyDivision #10 Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

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I've played with the Lowe, Type 59, KV-5 and T34. All of them can be very good when played right. The way you have to play each tank differs.

Lowe: good accuarcy, its armor is not hard to penetrate (enemies just aim at the lower hull armor).
KV-5: can bounce stuff but has big obvious weak spots as well. The gun is useless at long range vs tier 8+ heavies as it lacks penetration. Otherwise, it's an ok gun.
T34: No hull armor, good turret armor, but has an obvious weakspot (hatch) on it. The gun hits hard but it takes a while for the reticle to get small. The T34 even can penetrate tier 10s if you aim for their weak spots.

Imo, choose the T34. Just avoid getting hit. It can deal alot of damage, so it can earn alot of credits.

nejc #11 Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

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I must pick t34 in the first one for this simple reason, it plays similar to the lowe but it cost less so unless you bought the lowe when it was 7 500 it's no wroth the extra 500 gold, use it to buy 100% crew on the t34 or something

I picked the t 59 second cause it's just a fun tank, I don't think it was OP or is OP , the only problem was the quantity of them swarming the battlefields

Zenith #12 Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

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Best currently available? Probably the Löwe. Why? Essentially uses the KT's top gun, but with better pen and accuracy. The price is a bit much mind you.

All time best? Type 59. Why? Great armour - which makes people panic rather than think - for a T8 medium, good speed and mobility once you get it moving, and an adequate gun. Flexible, and able to perform wonders if played properly. Earns a similar amount of credits as the other T8 premiums, costs less to run, and is a lot more fun to play.

DrakeZiggo #13 Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

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I own the Löwe and JagdTiger 8.8 or "PakTiger" as I call it.

Both bring in allot of money regardless of a good battle or not, and Generally I feel more mighty in my PakTiger then my Löwe, I've generated more money simply because of the insane rate of fired of the 8.8 plus rammer and 100% crew...

It all depends on playstyle and mine is that of TD's so for me the JagdTiger gets my vote.

Zieten #14 Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

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T34 and Type59 for me.
the T34 is just a very solid credit-earning-machine. very good gun (except for the aimtime), good turret armor, not prone to module-damage, good gun depression.
the Type is just fun to drive. a lot of people dont know its weakspots so you can pull of quite some crazy shit with it. pops up every once and a while when the ammo rack is hit, but besides that - nice tank ( not enough ammo on board though).

Monomortal #15 Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:05 PM

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Lose, non-premium

Grimwing #16 Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

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For making money, currently I'd say KV-5. When it comes to credit earning potential, people always seem to consider the income only, not calculating expenses like repair cost and most importantly ammo cost. A KV-5 shell costs 250 or 255 credits, every penetrating hit guarantees a 300-ish damage for the price of a cheap shell. Generally on a premium tank, the more shells you fire, the more damage you do, so the income gets higher as you pew pew a lot during a match.

So, when it comes to calculating pure profit, the KV-5 and the Type 59 come out as winners, Type uses similarly cheap shells, I know the nominal damage is not high (~230), but it has a high bonus to income.

T-34 and Löwe shells cost more than 1k credit per shot. So let's do a quick calculation here:

Löwe:

~320 damage for ~1000 credits

T34:

~400 damage for ~1000 credits

Type 59:

~230 damage for ~250 credits

KV-5:

~300 damage for ~250 credits

On average, let's say you're shooting 20 shells a match. Ammo costs: 20k credits for Löwe and T34, 5k for Type 59 and KV-5. Taking this into account, Löwe and T34 have around 15k less profit on an average run, just because of the ammo cost.

I have a Type and love it, if I had to choose between Löwe, T34 and KV-5 for moneymaking (and fun!) purposes, I'd hands-down choose the KV-5. It's gun is quite adequate if you know where to aim, and it's always a better feeling to penetrate with an underrated gun of an underrated tank. :)

DeathByDribbling #17 Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

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There's a number of tanks that are pretty good, but T34 has advantage of a normal match maker so it's easier to platoon with other tier 8 heavies.

Ferdiad #18 Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

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View PostGrimwing, on 24 July 2012 - 03:05 PM, said:

For making money, currently I'd say KV-5. When it comes to credit earning potential, people always seem to consider the income only, not calculating expenses like repair cost and most importantly ammo cost. A KV-5 shell costs 250 or 255 credits, every penetrating hit guarantees a 300-ish damage for the price of a cheap shell. Generally on a premium tank, the more shells you fire, the more damage you do, so the income gets higher as you pew pew a lot during a match.

So, when it comes to calculating pure profit, the KV-5 and the Type 59 come out as winners, Type uses similarly cheap shells, I know the nominal damage is not high (~230), but it has a high bonus to income.

T-34 and Löwe shells cost more than 1k credit per shot. So let's do a quick calculation here:

Löwe:

~320 damage for ~1000 credits

T34:

~400 damage for ~1000 credits

Type 59:

~230 damage for ~250 credits

KV-5:

~300 damage for ~250 credits

On average, let's say you're shooting 20 shells a match. Ammo costs: 20k credits for Löwe and T34, 5k for Type 59 and KV-5. Taking this into account, Löwe and T34 have around 15k less profit on an average run, just because of the ammo cost.

I have a Type and love it, if I had to choose between Löwe, T34 and KV-5 for moneymaking (and fun!) purposes, I'd hands-down choose the KV-5. It's gun is quite adequate if you know where to aim, and it's always a better feeling to penetrate with an underrated gun of an underrated tank. :)
You do know that different tanks earn a different amount of credits, It's not all down to expenses.

sam_ #19 Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

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Haven't played any of those but facing them quite frequently the KV-5 and Type 59 are the most frightening, mainly because they're so difficult to penetrate with lower tier vehicles. Still voted for T34, I think it could be the most fun tank of the bunch, at least for my play style.

Although the trolling potential of KV-5 is great if it gets favorable MM... even the R2D2 is difficult to penetrate with short 88 or similar pen guns at distance.

Edited by sam_, 24 July 2012 - 08:30 PM.


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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

What is best ? Oranges, apples, bananas, coconuts or grapes ?

This poll is just the same question.

It's not quite the same question, the poll question is regarding tanks in the online game, world of tanks, Your question seems to relate to fruit.