Alecto, which gun
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:16 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:30 PM
The others are OK, but they didnt stand out that much.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:11 PM
The major downside of the howitzer is the "funny" "shell flyingtime" you can watch it fly towards your target and count to three after it "hits" to see some dmg numbers ;)
Edited by zeppo, 19 March 2013 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:24 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:30 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:30 PM
The so-called "AT Howitzer" is so bad, it should just be removed from the game.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:42 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:45 PM
Things might be vastly different regarding the 25-pdr if used with gold ammo though. Like I said I'm against it so I never use it, ergo I cannot comment.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:46 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:06 PM
6 pdr lacks any alph damage
25 pdr lacks any Penetration worth having
and the 3.7 well Accuracy and flight time thats a joke.
I ended up back at the 6 pdr and was glad to get out of this tank,
Tank is nice , with a good gun it would be great , if 6 pdr did 100-110 damage it would rock
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:17 PM
derping the sides of enemy tanks is really effective.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:23 PM
So I've gone back to the 6Pdr, but everyone is going to have their own views, as there is no "best" option. there is only "best for me".
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:06 PM
6-pdr all the way. It's fast and accurate, so just aim at weak spots.
With the Alecto you want to stay hidden, hit hard, and then run. With the AT 2 you actually want the enemy to notice you spamming 57mm shells at them and focus on trying to damage you. An unspotted AT 2 is doing it wrong.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:08 AM
One game today, I hit a KV-1S in the ass 13 times with the 25pdr/HE and did precisely 62 damage. Yet a tier 2 can kill Alecto from infront with 1 shot.
This is from a Widepark game tonight, where my team were over the railway, raping the opposition so quick I never even got a shot off. Arrived at their base & found a KV-1 afk:
That's 8 shots, mixed AP & HE, in the ass at point blank range with a so-called "Tier 5" derp gun. 6 pens, 2 critical hits but 0 damage!!
I just hope the ATs are worth the grind cos this thing is a serious downer. :(
Edited by michellesrack, 07 May 2013 - 03:10 AM.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:16 AM
There are 6 tier IV TD's in the game. 3 of them have a 105mm HEAT howitzer, so that part is true. The other 3 (including the Alecto) have rather comparable weapons. Alecto has mobility and view range as an advantage. Apart from the HEAT derps, I really don't see the issue you describe.
Confirmation bias: It gets normal tier 4 matchmaking, and tier 6 battles are in the minority of those battles. Tier 4 is populated well enough to be full at most times. Also, if you aren't "penning anything", you are doing it wrong.
Stop using the 25-pdr then. Don't blame the Alecto if you mount the wrong gun on it.
Good thing you never have to face T18's then...
I hope you learned your lesson? Stop using the bad 25-pdr and mount one of the useful guns. And no, the 25-pdr is not a tier 5 derp gun. It's not a derp gun at all. In fact, it's no gun at all, just a waste of exp and credits.
TL;DR: The post contained a lot of whine without any actual content.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:19 AM
On page two of this thread- http://forum.worldof...to/page__st__20 - you will find my post from the other day with screen shots- which is why I am not simply copying and pasting my information.
1494 damage with the 6pdr. 25 hits- including moving targets- 21 penetrations. Lots of non-hits, but that is explained in the thread.
Alecto is fast becoming a potential keeper for me.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:03 AM
Some constructive comment. Thank you.
Edited by michellesrack, 07 May 2013 - 07:08 AM.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:36 AM
Imho this is not a fast flank tank as many people say, it's just too vulnerable. Run into an enemy and you're dead.