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MightyBlade #1 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

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So, I had this opportunity to witness a platoon of VK2801's in a tier VI max game. Screenshot here.

I can't for the life of me remember getting into as low as tier VI game with my own VK2801 recently (=in a few patches). Has something happened to matchmaking I was unaware of? Or does some of the left side's tanks have special MM to account for VK2801 on opposing side (D. Max comes to mind, or maybe the new British Churchill?)

Thanks in advance for any insight anyone might have.

Meanwhile --> off to try get tier VI games with my own VK28! (not really, I rather enjoy tier X games on a good scouting map more :P)

GTD #2 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

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I think it happens from time to time, but very rarely.

Ikarases #3 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

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I´ve once seen an enemy VK2801 on the as the TOP tier (yeah, tier V tanks!)... I´ve had some speedy tank and he killed me outright (Dragon Ridge), luckily for my team he didn´t have the derp and I think we´ve grabbed the win...

Keep them derping! :)

Petrify #4 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

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id say they were very lucky or something went wrong :) but i do remember being in a tier V match where there was a platoon of those tanks, they wreaked havok

MightyBlade #5 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

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View PostIkarases, on 17 November 2012 - 09:38 PM, said:

I´ve once seen an enemy VK2801 on the as the TOP tier (yeah, tier V tanks!)...

This happens sometimes if the other side also has a tier V scout to match versus the other VK2801 (thus, other side could have t-50-2, other side vk2801, or both sides vk2801s) - the fact that in my situation today my side had (as far as I know) only 'regular MM' tier six vehicles is what puzzles me most.

Petrify #6 Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

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yes, sure its easier in a tier V game but its more fun in a high tier game because you feel like the underdog  :Smile-hiding:

Tazilon #7 Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

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I've had 6-7 games now where I was top tank in a Cougar.  It happens about once every 3,000 games or so...  In one of those games the enemy's top tank was also a Cougar!  I posted the screenie of the Order of Battle on the forums.

Nirvana #8 Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

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I've seen Hummels as top tier.

That being said, I've never gotten lower than tier 7 matches in my own VK. Even in those matches, it kicks ass. I can only imagine in tier 6 ones.

Stokkolm #9 Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

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OP, that was a tier 7 max game, but without tier 7 tanks.

MightyBlade #10 Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

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View PostStokkolm, on 20 November 2012 - 01:54 PM, said:

OP, that was a tier 7 max game, but without tier 7 tanks.

But didn't the enemy side have two (VK2801 x2) :)

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yeah this happens once in a several hundred matches.

luftwaffe_be #12 Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

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View PostMightyBlade, on 17 November 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

This happens sometimes if the other side also has a tier V scout to match versus the other VK2801 (thus, other side could have t-50-2, other side vk2801, or both sides vk2801s) - the fact that in my situation today my side had (as far as I know) only 'regular MM' tier six vehicles is what puzzles me most.

VK2801 is considered as a tier VI tank by the game. So when you see a VK2801 in a "tier V" game, it's actually a tier VI game where the VK takes the slot of the tier VI tank

lewisunderwood #13 Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

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You had some real bad luck ? ( Especially facing 2 in one game )

(Almost) top of the battle tier in VK2801 happend only once to me ... i scored 8 kills and was called cheater by the enemy team. Oh, and one player even asked what tank i'm driving as he never saw this one before ....  :Smile_trollface-3:

Seronimos #14 Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

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yeah happened to me yesterday ;) playing doubnle 2801 and got t6 max wiht only 1 t6 ;) i did arround 4k dmg this battle ;)

Arttu #15 Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

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View PostMightyBlade, on 17 November 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

the fact that in my situation today my side had (as far as I know) only 'regular MM' tier six vehicles is what puzzles me most.

Matchmaking =/= weight. Just because they have battletier 7-12 matchmaking, their weight is only equal to tier 6 mediums. Which your team has, indeed, equivalents as you mentioned. I don't see a puzzle.

View PostMightyBlade, on 20 November 2012 - 07:56 PM, said:

But didn't the enemy side have two (VK2801 x2) :)

Which belong to tier 7 battle, so matchmaking didn't glitch. Nothing says there must be a scout to equal a scout, or a medium to equal a medium, or a tank destroyer to equal tank destroyers. Of course, the general matchmaking weight difference limitations still apply, and this (admitted, uncommon) occasion still falls within criteria.

Falafel #16 Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

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Tank tier doesnt matter at all in MM. Teams are balanced by tanks "weight", I`ve been myself in a battle where our team had 2 top tier tanks more than enemy.

Edited by Falafel, 07 December 2012 - 08:35 PM.


Cobra6 #17 Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

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I've had that matchmaking myself Yesterday in my VK2801 and all I can tell you: It's utter carnage and a lot of fun. Shooting my HEAT ammo at KV1S's and VK3001H's never gets old. They think they go for an easy kill and end up dead themselves :D

But on the other hand, 85% of the matches are Tier8+ for me so yeah, one good match in a while is cool.

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achtungbitte #18 Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

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I was top tier with mine once, the enemy had two KV, total carnage and everything bounced, until I I got tracked and the two KV's ganged up on me... =(

Cobra6 #19 Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

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Actually, recently picked this vehicle up a lot again and I must say my major matchmaking is a Tier8 max match when playing on my own. I also get quite a lot T7 max matches. These matches make this vehicle shine :)

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Koboldd #20 Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

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Gotta love this MM. Had this one today. 10 scouts on our team. :facepalmic:

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