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Deleted_User_spa_53064 #1 Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:57 PM

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Just got my T-54 today and played a few battles in it.  Only have upgraded tracks atm.  

Very low profile tank!  Acceleration feels like T44.  Turns like the T44 maybe a tad better. Stock 100mm like T44 but a bit better accuracy.

The biggest thing I've noticed so far...the armor!  I got into it with a pair of T44's and had no trouble taking them out due to the fact that I was able to face them frontally for the most part and all their shots bounced off.  Bounced an IS3 shot as well just before that.

Since I burned up just about all my credits getting this I have to wait a bit but when this thing has the upgraded gun on it with a rammer I think it's gonna be one mean machine.

Only drawback so far is I was 'matched up' with an Ausf B and an IS-4 the first two matches.  Doesn't seem like the matchmaking change affects the T54 so far.

All in all this feels an drives like an excellent tank.  The large HP and armor gives it excellent survivability as well.

Highway_Star #2 Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:11 PM

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I want one.

I wish I hadn't clicked 'speed up crew training' all those weeks ago now. :(

Now I'll have to grind 160+ XP now.

Cygnus_A #3 Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

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This tank is awesome. The stock is already better than fully upgraded T-44, and now I have tracks and engines it accelerates and turns like crazy. And man, the armour is incredible! I've bounced 5 KT shots in a row from my frontal armour. This tank is truly great, not to mention the repair price is the same as T-44 (18K for full repair). Now I only need a few K exp to upgrade the turret and gun.

enu_ #4 Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:34 PM

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just researched mine, now i need money :D
bought IS-4 a while ago :)

aggressive_perfector #5 Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:56 PM

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After being continually frustrated playing my T-44, I'm unsure if I want to continue with the T-54. It looks very attractive on paper, but it's no heavy.

Is it at least less prone to ammo rack explosions?

Cygnus_A #6 Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:09 PM

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Didn't have any ammo rack damage at all so far. Trust me, this tank is something you'll really like. The fact that you're so small makes it very, very hard to hit the chassis, so most of the shots will be bouncing off from the turret. Crew deaths and module damages seem average so far I'd say, and surely less than on the T-44.

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If you like (or used to like) the T44 than this is a must have!  Bounced shots galore off the turret!

Just got out of a match where I went 1v1 on a KT and took him out in a FRONTAL battle.  That would never, ever happen in a T44.

Good strategy with this tank so far is to use your speed to get up on your victim, face his side or rear, and pound away while your turn your turret to make him shoot your front.  MUCH better armor than the T44.  Not even close.

SkttLes #8 Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:22 PM

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I am going strait for the gun, doesn't need the load limit from the tracks and the engine is only 60 more hp. I'll take 45 more penetration and 90 more damage, thanks :D

The first gun upgrade is awesome, like a german long 88. My first game with it, I got stuck on a building (lol) but while stuck and unable to maneuver, I still beat a king tiger, because of the high DPS of this gun and high health of the tank.

Stirlitz #9 Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:57 PM

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Have the LB1, its like back in the days of t34 with ZiS, crazy reload speed. Can confirm KT kills in a head to head fight, they just love to shoot my turret :)
Hit in the rear by IS4 resulted in a fire which was put down after 2 seconds (have crew skill), the fire didnt do too much damage, very impressive so far.

Sixkiller #10 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:05 AM

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People are going to bitch...and The Devs are going to nerf it, just like They did the T44. Mark My words.

Stirlitz #11 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:06 AM

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View PostSixkiller, on 24 December 2010 - 12:05 AM, said:

People are going to bitch...and The Devs are going to nerf it, just like They did the T44. Mark My words.

how do you know that?

Cygnus_A #12 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:09 AM

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Man, I really hope the heavy drivers won't bitch too much so we can keep the awesomeness of this tank.

Hornet331 #13 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:09 AM

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View PostStirlitz, on 24 December 2010 - 12:06 AM, said:

how do you know that?

Because that thing can bounce shells form the Vk4502 128mm gun with no problem.. :P

Sixkiller #14 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:11 AM

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View PostStirlitz, on 24 December 2010 - 12:06 AM, said:

how do you know that?
Because They did it to the T44. The T44 in game now is nothing like what the real tank was.  Low tier tanks can take it out with just a few shots,  very few if any bounced shots even with its sloped as low profile  armor. They turned it into a glass cannon.  I hope I am wrong, but I doubt it.

Stirlitz #15 Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:21 AM

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View PostSixkiller, on 24 December 2010 - 12:11 AM, said:

Because They did it to the T44. The T44 in game now is nothing like what the real tank was.  Low tier tanks can take it out with just a few shots,  very few if any bounced shots even with its sloped as low profile  armor. They turned it into a glass cannon.  I hope I am wrong, but I doubt it.

When they nerfed it, it was really overperforming, no one saw a complete demise of medium gameplay coming at that time. I havent really played it after the patch but it seems to do well again with the hp, tracks and accuracy buff. I agree, they might nerf it, but they would have to nerf panther 2 and sherman as well, stats will tell.

edit: what do you guys suggest to upgrade? suspension over engine?

badcomm #16 Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:15 AM

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i am a really big fan of T44, i only regret turning on accelerate crew training ;( could have had t54 now, but still only seeing the stats id say t54 is overpowered...217 pen with 8+ reload thats insane, i think it will be a steamroller. if i have a good game i can kill VK45's with t44 and 122mm gun, with that it will just be too easy. game will tell, i love the looks and stats on the new t54, but i dont want it to be OP, it spoils the fun

Remowilliams #17 Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:30 AM

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The stock track and engine seem to be close to the T44 thus my first upgrade will be the 100mm gun which has aim speed and accuracy more like the 85.  Then upgrading the tracks, engine, turret and finally higher penetration gun.  The first gun upgrade will allow for better shooting on the run and with the upgraded tracks you get less acceleration loss on turns.

Stirlitz #18 Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:58 AM

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Got the upgraded gun and suspension. Now im also convinced the nerf bat isnt far :)
LB1 and upgraded suspension is more than enough to massacre IS4 when done properly, havent met IS7 in 1on1 yet.

Ivin #19 Posted 24 December 2010 - 05:49 AM

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I have to say the T-54's are awesome.  i have went 1 vs 1 with three of them now with me in the Pershing.  every shot i took was manual and i hit them every time.  the first time i shot him 4 times with 2 shot to the front hull and 2 to the side hull and all bounce. he shot me 4 time from the front and side and a 4 hurt me and he killed.

second and third time i got the drop on them and fired first so i was able to get 5 shot off on them and was able to hurt them one time with the 4 other shot bouncing and them killing me in 4 to 5 shots.

The T-54 is faster and turns better (hull and turret) with much better armor, plus they have much better stater guns and about the same top guns.

to anyone that has a choice i truely recomend going T-54.

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The LB-1 is an excellent gun.  A substantial upgrade over the regular T-44 D10T.  Great accuracy and pumps out the shots quickly.  

I have everything but the engine and the Tier IX gun so far for this tank and after 25 or so battles I'd have to say it's completely put the fun back in the game for me.  I ran with Skttles earlier in our T-54's and we just demolished the other team.

One thing is for sure, heavy tanks need to beware the medium again  :Smile-izmena:




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