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TRSDwarfy #1 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:16 AM

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Hi guys

whats considered the best Tier8 tank currently in the game? This includes premuims?

looking to start a new tier8 line (currently doing the US TD line) and want to know what i should be going for in say the heavy tier8 line?

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Baja002 #2 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:25 AM

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Judging by the number of battles you've participated you should stick to the T3 tanks ;)

TRSDwarfy #3 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:28 AM

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thanks for the stupid reply, anyone else?

Tadzhiks #4 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:35 AM

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Actually that stupid reply is not that stupid.

Panzerhyeena #5 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:57 AM

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Out of the ones I've played (on my main US account) I'd say the best T8 tank is the T-44. Although I can't think of any tank at T8 that is bad except maybe the Super Pershing.

KptStrzyga #6 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

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If you are thinking about line to choose, you must be more specific: you like meds or heavys, do you need a tank for CW...

mikenl #7 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:25 AM

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i say go for tiger 2, apart from being the coolest looking tank (imo) it has nice accuracy and rof and damage, only downside is that its quiete a big tank. however if you learn to drive the tiger you should get used to it, plus if you go for the tiger line eventually you will get the e75 and that tank is amazing man, so i highly suggest the german tiger line.

good luck and have fun man:)

SumoFlorist #8 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:34 AM

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Imo the best T8 tanks would be IS-3, T-44 and Vk4502(P) Ausf. A, if i had to choose only one i would probably take the VK ;)
(even tho there are no really bad T8 tanks)

Eeti #9 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

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Tiger II.

DrEsqueleto #10 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:41 AM

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I would say the tiger-II and the is-3.

Personally I have had better results and more fun with the is-3. tiger-II was descent.

But if you go higher, for T10 tanks, you have to decide that 1st and than go that line. Despite if it has not so good or fun tanks in it's tree. :arta:

KptStrzyga #11 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:47 AM

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T-44!!!

FieserNiesel #12 Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

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there is no "best tier VIII Tank"...

it all depends on your play-style, preferences in tanks and maybe what your mates have in their garage.
i for one whould recommend panther 2, isu-152 or is-3 and or maybe consider playing tier VI arty instead.

KptStrzyga #13 Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

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No, don`t play arty, plssssss...

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View PostBaja002, on 17 August 2012 - 04:25 AM, said:

Judging by the number of battles you've participated you should stick to the T3 tanks ;)

This.

Take your time. There's nothing worse than grinding to a certain goal as a beginner.
Elite your tanks, and then keep playing them for a while, until you really know them, and really improve with them.
Then you will become a good tanker, and you'll notice what kind of tank suits your style best. And that kind of tank will be your best tier VIII.

Kameho #15 Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:16 AM

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Best Tier 8 Tank you ask.

I say there is different depending on how you like it. From personal Experience:

(Premium tanks):
T-59 Medium Tank: It earns money. Its a all round good medium tank with OK gun, but has nice reliable armor if you know how to avoid getting hit in the weakspots.
Lowe Heavy tank: It earns more money. Its a good solid heavy tank that reliable armor, and a very good high penetrative gun.
Super Pershing Medium Tank: Very good frontal armor. Spaced armor aswell, meaning youll take hits that deals no damage quite often. Gun is very unreliable due to low penetration value. Overall OK tank but Worse than T-59.

(NONpremium tanks):

American:
T32 Heavy tank. IMO one of the best T8 tanks there is. has the highest armor value in game on its turret of any tank, higher than most Tier 10. It turret will bounce almost every shot. Its gun is solid, has tendency to bounce but if you aim properly it will penetrate and hit where you want it to hit. If you find a position where you can dig your hull in, forcing the enemies being only able to hit your turret, you can hold a entire team back almost.
Also its a very mobile and fast heavy tank. Also earns money for being a non premium. As stock tank it is bad, but you can upgrade turret very quickly and it hardly has any upgrade if you fully upgraded t29 heavy tank. all you need is tracks and turret.

T28 Tank destroyer:
Way better than the T28 prototype. Its weakness is that its quite slow. But has a really hard hitting gun that will penetrate most armor and fast to reload aswell. Dishing 400-500 dmg. beeing able to penetrate and kill most tier 9 and 10 tanks. Its front armor is rock solid and will bounce almost all shots if you can cover the belly armor that is slightly exposed.
Its weakness is its mobility, making you very volnurable if you have no backup that can cover your ass. as its side and rear armor is cheese. Ok as stock tank, hardly has any upgrades if you have the M4 sherman.

German Tanks:
Tiger II Heavy tank:
One of the best Tier 8 tanks there is. Its armor is solid and bounces off most shots of same tier and below. Also has a hard hitting gun wich is also very accurate and allow you to aim for weakspots even against high armored tanks. But its abit expensive to use. is also OK tank as stock.
Mobility is not the best, but not that much that it cripples you. Can fend off any tank that is tier 8 and below.

Ferdinand Tank destroyer:
High frontal armor, Hard hitting and accurate gun. Pain in the ass as stock tank. Also tad expensive to use. But it can tear up tier 9 and 10 tanks with its top gun.

Russian tanks:
IS-3 Heavy tank:
Descent tank, Armor is wierd but bounces almost every gun from tier 7 tanks and below. And its all about finding teh right angle and you can bounce off everything. Close combat tank, accuracy on gun is poor unless you give it a good time to aim. Trick with this tank is to hug the enemie tank, and you will bounce off almost everyshot he throws at you aswell as you are able to chew him up.
Quite good speed for a heavy tank. Very poor stock tank.

T-44 Medium tank:
Very good all rounder. Has descent armor, and good gun, also optionable with a very slow but hard hitting sniping gun.
Very agile and fast medium tank aswell. Ammo rack is vournarable. Poor stock tank

French tank:

AMX 13 / 90 Light tank:

Very good light tank. also descent stock tank. It can unleash immense damage with its 90. aswell as very low profile.
Has hardly no armor, and it is a light tank, beeing put quite often into terrible matchmaker. But cheap to use. And when you get into tier 8 battles, you can dish up good amount of kills if you play right. hard to learn.

Edited by Kameho, 17 August 2012 - 06:26 AM.


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If you have the money to spend then a T34 US heavy is the best.  both for credits farmed, crazy gun with amazing alpha damage and beneficial MM.

If regular heavy, then i would say Tig 2 due to good balance of armour, accuracy and power.
Meds then Perishing, t44 and panther 2 are all good tanks, depending on how you like to play.

Hope this helps

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View PostGodzillaVsMothra, on 17 August 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

If you have the money to spend then a T34 US heavy is the best.  both for credits farmed, crazy gun with amazing alpha damage and beneficial MM.

If regular heavy, then i would say Tig 2 due to good balance of armour, accuracy and power.
Meds then Perishing, t44 and panther 2 are all good tanks, depending on how you like to play.

Hope this helps
U gotta be high on weed. The T34 is terrible terrible tank.

Yes its gun is very hard hitting, and turret inpenetrable. But overall armor is cheese. Also slow ass tank. Dosnt earn as much as the Lowe either. But earns pretty good. Rather go Lowe than T34. I only have the T34 because i got it as a free premium tank.
The accuracy on the T34 is Horrible. Good damage. OK penetration. Horrible accuracy. No armor anywhere on the tank other than turret. Slow and big. Althou Matchmaker is pretty nice to it compared to Lowe.

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Superstar31 #18 Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:32 AM

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I killed a lot tiger 2 with tiger P one on one, and I think Tiger 2 is not that good as all said.. T 32 not good gun for T8 good turret armor( u cannot be always in position to dig in). IS3 and KV4 for me, did not drive VK 4502A I think it is mobile and awesome.

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View PostSuperstar31, on 17 August 2012 - 06:32 AM, said:

I killed a lot tiger 2 with tiger P one on one, and I think Tiger 2 is not that good as all said.. T 32 not good gun for T8 good turret armor( u cannot be always in position to dig in). IS3 and KV4 for me, did not drive VK 4502A I think it is mobile and awesome.

Tiger 2 is all abount angling the armor. and its pretty easy to angle it right. T32 has good gun because its pretty accurate wich makes up for the lack of penetration. And digging in you cant always do thats right, but you can quickly make do with wrecks if you stick close to a teammate. Also it has low profile.

KV4 and VK4502A I cannot comment as i have not played them.

VK4502A I do know is quite easily killable as it lacks armor. due to its superior mobility.

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View PostTRSDwarfy, on 17 August 2012 - 04:28 AM, said:

thanks for the stupid reply, anyone else?

This is not stupid reply. Instead of rushing toward tier 8 tank, you should stay at lower tiers for at least 1000 battles (better 2000) and learn game mechanics, tactics, tanks and maps. Fresh player in tier 8 is just cannon fodder for others. The higher tier you play, the more experienced players you meet.