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What equipment are you using on your T-62A?

  1. Improved Ventilation (229 votes [26.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.72%

  2. Gun Rammer (256 votes [29.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.87%

  3. Vertical Stabilizer (237 votes [27.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.65%

  4. CO2 Tanks (11 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  5. Coated Optics (56 votes [6.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.53%

  6. Enhanced Gun Laying Drive (41 votes [4.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.78%

  7. Other (27 votes [3.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.15%

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Legault #21 Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

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View PostLord_WC, on 02 August 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Thank you I found it.

Funny thing. Now t-54 is t9, MM is about the same, so gets 10% better earning per shot than t62a. So the shells are about 1210cr this factored in. So WG made the shells cheaper by 20 cr. How generous. I will surely keep this in mind next time I want to buy gold.
Tier 9s will all make more money because there's more tier 10 vehicles to shoot. And the mediums are all easily penetrated... except for E50M front.


Still didn't get the hang of this tank. I have some games where it's amazing and some where it feels like a worthless piece of sh*t. Sadly it's mostly the latter. The most enjoyable thing I did today was drive up to an AMX50 120 and hugged it to death while taking no damage from it. Worst was being killed by invisible AMX13 75s due to the god awful camo and armor this tank has. If I want to get stomped on by tier 7s I rather play batchat... so I spend more time grinding the lorraine than playing the T-62A. Overall it's just disappointing, but I'll keep playing it anyway.

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View PostLegault, on 02 August 2012 - 08:28 PM, said:

Tier 9s will all make more money because there's more tier 10 vehicles to shoot. And the mediums are all easily penetrated... except for E50M front.


Still didn't get the hang of this tank. I have some games where it's amazing and some where it feels like a worthless piece of sh*t. Sadly it's mostly the latter. The most enjoyable thing I did today was drive up to an AMX50 120 and hugged it to death while taking no damage from it. Worst was being killed by invisible AMX13 75s due to the god awful camo and armor this tank has. If I want to get stomped on by tier 7s I rather play batchat... so I spend more time grinding the lorraine than playing the T-62A. Overall it's just disappointing, but I'll keep playing it anyway.

It's a huge improvement over the T-54. The gun alone! The tank goes 40kmh constantly while circling (on flat ground tho). And why would I care about 10mm or 20mm of front armour if all I fight is T9s/t10s with 240mm+ pen anyway?
Really, the tank is awesome. L2P.

Legault #23 Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

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View PostX3N4, on 02 August 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

It's a huge improvement over the T-54. The gun alone! The tank goes 40kmh constantly while circling (on flat ground tho). And why would I care about 10mm or 20mm of front armour if all I fight is T9s/t10s with 240mm+ pen anyway?
Really, the tank is awesome. L2P.
You mostly fight tier 9-10 yes... but the fact that scouts have an easy time penetrating you really hurts. The T-54 was a scout hunter, the T-62A is better off staying far away and sniping them.

Skelturoth #24 Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

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i was set on fire 2 times in a row in one battle.. everything else - it's just the matter of getting used to the tank.. and i can only hope i am right about that :(

Legault #25 Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:07 AM

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Nevermind, gg. This tank gets ammo racked by 150+ mm guns, without the perk. How retarded. Why did they bother with this tank if it's tracks, ammo rack and fuel tanks are all complete jokes in terms of module health? It sure as hell doesn't have the armor to deal with that crap.


EDIT: Here's an example of what happens if you bother revealing yourself too much. And yes, this was intentional and there's no point to ever play a medium like this, it's pretty much idiotic, but it shows what a joke this tank is. It pays so f***ing hard for trying to go anywhere near the front lines.

http://mwreplays.com/replayimg/c31b107a3a4ae3db4622bf87d862af32.png

Edited by Legault, 03 August 2012 - 12:32 AM.


mamlas #26 Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:15 AM

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Well, we did some testing. Let me compare the tanks.

Mobility - 54 wins
It accelerates like 54, but loses on top speed.
It climbs a tad worse.
Both can circle comparably.

Camo - tie
It has basically the same camo, moving and stationary. +- 2 meters, which can be error in measuring.


Hull armor - 54 wins
The -20mm hurt a LOT. You might think, just 20 more vs 240 pen guns meh meh. But its that 20, that change it all. T-54 is effectively 200 plate. T-62A is 175?.
You can angle 200 so it bounces 220 (T9 meds), you are impervious to small gun fire(AMX 13 90). You can, with some skill/luck bounce 240s lower rolls.(which helps)
175 means you will not bounce small guns (amx!). You cant angle it to bounce 220, let alone 240.
62A is larger, comparable to IS-4. It takes horrific amount of arty dmg. Most hull-hist penetrate.

Turret armor - tie
You can hug E100 and safely bounce its AP with your roof, 54 cant. Weakspot stay the same (casing-ejection port on 62A should be penned by HE, but we didn't manage to do it by E100 close range, you will take lot of dmg, but no pens(that would kill your entire crew/ammo))
Hull down 54 on its tier is still harder to pen though for opposition it meets. So tie for me, you can face-hug with 62 much better, but that means you lose your mobility and you are pinned - thats usefull only on 1V1 arty-safe situations. And thats virtually never.

Module damage - 54 wins
62A keeps the frontal ammo(ouch), and ads fuel to same place, so they can rack you, set you on fire on hits on the same spot - yay!. It doesn't help its behind the weakest non-french armor on T9/10.

Gun accuracy - 62A wins
This one is clear.

Gun aplha - tie(54 wins really)
They have the same alpha, but we need to take it relative to its tier. 54 meets enemies with less hp, so 300 to them is higher dmg proportional to ther HP pool.

DPM - 62A wins.
Well, one has worst dpm from T9 meds, the other has almost-best from T10s.

Economy - tie(or 54 wins, depending on playstyle)
62A has more expensive repairs/weaker hull you prepare to pay much more there.
Same ammo cost, but better acc/pen on 62A, so you will have a bit more dmg/shot so it should even it out in the end.
I sometimes used T-54 as stationary scout(which makes shitload of money), i feel 62A sucks at that + it is kinda wastefull for your team to have T10 siting in bush doing nothing...


TL,DR : 62A sucks, stay away from it and get T10 Patton/stay at T-54

Edited by mamlas, 03 August 2012 - 08:17 AM.


the_other_guy #27 Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:43 AM

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I played 4 games in this piece of shit. I got penned with every shot I received. I angled, I moved to left and right. Every shot I make is ~300 (most of them under) damage. I will try different playstyles, but I rather see myself selling it and use the money to buy IS-7.

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View Postmamlas, on 03 August 2012 - 08:15 AM, said:

Mobility - 54 wins
It accelerates like 54, but loses on top speed.
It climbs a tad worse.
Both can circle comparably.
Well, we also did some tests and not sure how T62A climbs worse than T54 unless you used different equipment and crews. :) In fact, T62A climbing capability is better so it negates the top speed advantage T54 has on flat ground. The pivot turning ability of T62A was also left out from the list.

So I'd say it's a tie in mobility.

I've no regrets buying this tank, armor means very little in 7.5MM infested with 250-300 pen guns, anyway.

EDIT : After further testing, on some soils and very steep climbs the T54 does slightly better than T62A.

Edited by Szlejer, 03 August 2012 - 09:23 PM.


gomolj #29 Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

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All of the drawbacks of this tank are true... However, that gun is something special! There is NO other gun like it in the game. let me clarify..

I own both the patton 3 and the T-62 and can tell you right now that the gun on the T-62 is a thing of beauty. In case some of you didn't know it has a hidden stat.... the muzzle velocity. It is insane even compared to the Patton 3 (dont know about the E-50M). That thing is like a rail-gun. You can make those shots where you would be otherwise too late.. Just squeeze the trigger and see your before impossible to make shot land a hit. Zooming around, impossible to hit T-50-2, motherf*ckers? Just squeeze the trigger.. Most of the time you dont even need to lead the buggger.. Just shoot when he is in the aiming circle. Don't know how many people are aware of this fact but that near instant shell travel time is a huge advantage.

Another thing is the ROF.. Remember playing the T-34 and living for those moments when you can take up a distracted target and start shooting without interruption? I play this tank for that same feeling again. The ROF is slower (still exceptional for high tier) however the aim time and penetration allows you to make every single shot count. Just take up a good flanking position and there is NOTHING in this game that can pass in front of you without having its day ruined.

I plainly suck in this tank.. On the T-54 I had a 57-58% win ratio, on this thing it is something like 40%. I keep losing but do it with a smile :-)

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I find it very good and dmg output is granted due to precision and penetration. I'm very happy, probably because of my playstyle. T54 was apain for me..

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No idea really why people whine about this tank, the gun is OP as f*ck. :Smile_veryhappy:

40+ battles so far,
70% WR
46% survived
1800+ avg dmg

Sold my T54 and I'm never gonna look back.

The only thing I dislike is track repair time, ammo cost.

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View PostExocet6951, on 02 August 2012 - 08:58 AM, said:

I actually loved it on the test server.
What makes the take for me, is the 10 RoF you have with a 100% crew, BIA and a rammer.
Coupled with 264mm pen, you can effectively pen any tierX frontally, and even get more than one shot in on heavies that don't have their turrets pointed at you.

By I think the above question "Why WG hates soviet meds so much to have them constantly underpowered in every tier ?" is funny, because let's make a list:
-T-28: With the removal of the 85mm gun, it keeps the same machine gun as the T-34.
-T-34 : great little machine. A real machine gun on tracks. Not as straight forward to use as a Sherman, but still very powerful, with deceptively good mobility.
-T-34-85 : It took a hit with the removal of the IDIOT gun, but now it's faster, more agile, and packs more penetration and alpha than the Easy 8. A good tank.
-T-43 : the IDIOT gun thing hurt that one more, so that one loses a lot of glamour, but it was a good little beast before. Very surprising in it's survivibility.
-KV-13: Easy 8 on steroids, with enough  speed, weight and armor to bounce and even ram some heavies. If you want to kill lights and mediums, you took a KV-13
-T44 : amazing tank, perfectly on par with the Pershing and Panther2 in terms of capability. How someone can say it's underpowered is beyond me.
-T54 : requires more work than the T-44, but in packs, it's the most dangerous opponent in WoT, now only in the shadows of the tierX batchat.

Well i agree on some points but certainly not all...

T-43 is a piese of shit on tracks... its too slow and has no armor... it also tents to instablow via ammo rack. And that was BEFORE they took away D10T. Now it has a shit gun on top of that.
T-44 was a very nice tank back in the days when T-54 was op. But nowadays, you cant fight a Type 59 head on which is a damn premium and has nearly same speed and manoeuvraility as you, a gun that has not much less pen than yours, and a much much much better armor without tendency to ammoblow! Panther 2 has a different role and 1390 too, but i would not really pick it over a pershing either...

I am in the situation where i have to choose between upgrade to my JT, the T-54 or the T-30... Well guess what it won't be the T-62A. I absolutely loved the T-54 but why then not simply give it a successor with same strengthts and weaknesses than 54 with some improvements... like any other new T10 is to its predecessor. I did not grind T-54 as my first top level tank back then because i love to play paper hull support tanks... Then i would have picked the american line!!! Which i regret a lot now not to have done. I loved mobility and armor... Being a thorn in an enemys side which is difficult to remove. And now they give me a totally different tank which i never asked for. Well thanks

Also, the russian bias that they were OP and all where really pretty damn right a year and a half ago, hell since beta even. So i absolutely cant understand the guy saying russian tanks are made deliberately bad nowadays. But nowadays at least the medium line needs some love. T43 and T44 need minor buffs, and T62A needs a fix, i mean give it a lot more armor or a heck of a lot more speed. It should not be OP but it needs SOMETHING over its contenders.

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View PostSzlejer, on 03 August 2012 - 09:19 PM, said:

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Well at least the size thing seems to be untrue, a little longer thats it... And it still has the WOOD LOG OF ETERNAL OPNESS at its rear XD

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View PostForceM1782, on 04 August 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:

Well at least the size thing seems to be untrue, a little longer thats it... And it still has the WOOD LOG OF ETERNAL OPNESS at its rear XD

I'm grinding like hell just because I want a Wooden Log of OPness :P

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View PostSzlejer, on 03 August 2012 - 11:48 PM, said:

No idea really why people whine about this tank, the gun is OP as f*ck. :Smile_veryhappy:

40+ battles so far,
70% WR
46% survived
1800+ avg dmg

Sold my T54 and I'm never gonna look back.

The only thing I dislike is track repair time, ammo cost.

Eh?

1800DpB is absolutely terrible for a tier 10.
So with that winratio and that abysmal DpB, it's likely you've done nothing but company, or then your platoon has carried you. Or third option is you have very few games and your stats mean didley squat because of it.

People are "whining" because it's not a T-54+, it's more of a Panther2+ or E-50+, only without the ramming or alpha of E-50, and in smaller size / better camo.

Edited by Mike_Hammer, 04 August 2012 - 12:30 PM.


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View PostMike_Hammer, on 04 August 2012 - 12:29 PM, said:

1800DpB is absolutely terrible for a tier 10. So with that winratio and that abysmal DpB,

Well, it's 1900 DpB now, but I'm sure that is horribly abysmal too - even if PTS min. requirements are gloriously set between 1900-2300.

Good to know that PTS happily embraces recruits who are a little better than abysmal (carried by their platoon, etc). :Smile_veryhappy:

I'm also very grateful for using your mass mind reading / ESP / whatever skills to let me know why other people whine about this tank...

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Hi i bought this beauty 5 min ago and cannot fit a T-54 loader  in the space what the hell its bugged or what? and cant see it on the panel game said recruit new one :Smile_sad: i hope u understand me [url=http://kepfeltoltes....toltes.hu_.jpg] [url=http://kepfeltoltes....toltes.hu_.jpg] when i reskilled the crew the game realised i have T-62A crew so problem solved . ;)

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40 random battles and I keep feeling the king of the hill. Finally i can aim at spots with certain accuracy and there is not a tank I cannot face. Is pure support and 101 with other tanks is risky and situational but i like this gameplay.. It bounces once mastered so peekabooing is possible if forced to.. Very bad for soaking damage and is a sponge when HEed.

Just my 2 cents

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View PostSzlejer, on 04 August 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

Well, it's 1900 DpB now, but I'm sure that is horribly abysmal too - even if PTS min. requirements are gloriously set between 1900-2300.

Good to know that PTS happily embraces recruits who are a little better than abysmal (carried by their platoon, etc). :Smile_veryhappy:

I'm also very grateful for using your mass mind reading / ESP / whatever skills to let me know why other people whine about this tank...

I was unduly rude perhaps, and I apologize for the rudeness. But fact of the matter is you cannot maintain 70% winratio in randoms with a tier 10 doing 1900DpB. That's at least 30% too low. The only way you will be able to maintain 70% winratio with 1900DpB is as I stated previously, you're using it in company/cw or then you're carried by a platoon who are doing considerably more damage.

As for ESP that's a pretty silly argument, I share the sentiments of those who are disappointed in this tank, because I was disappointed in it. And I know full well why. It's a tank for 2nd line pussies, like P2 and to some extent E-50 which I'm also enjoying atm, not a tank for 1st line heroes, like T-54 was. A sniper, not a rusher.

Not that it matters, but those PTS recruitment limits are not for joining the clan, but for being considered for outside testing, and the 1900DpB is for tier 9 meds.




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