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VeryRisky #41 Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

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The big andvantage is the awesome accuracy on the move.

Strikeclone #42 Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

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The downsides of the chaffee is its exorbitant repair fees for a t5 which should definitely be brought into line with other t5 tanks its not super powerful in regard to other t5 tanks and I can see no reason why its repair costs should be that of t7-8.
It can be a fun tank to play but not because of its unique chaffee stats but just because its fast in a straight line, once you start turning your speed disappears and you have a massive target profile so as a scout it sucks even as a passive scout as once its seen its insta popped due to slow acceleration for a light tank and armour that exists only to stop the crew falling out.

If the repair bill is brought into line and the mm sorted out so that it can be a tier 5 again rather than a t8 for mm it would be awesome....see below. But until the credit costs to repair a destroyed chaffee is reduced from more than 9k to the normal cost for a tier 5 do not play this tank to make money, you will not as the vast majority of games you will die unless you camp in a bush the whole match and you will rarely make profit and will usually be loosing several thousand credits.

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anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #43 Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

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View PostIronSpear, on 16 July 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

Basic setup looks good.
Top turret looks like a tumor with insect antennae.

That is the only reason why I will not ever play the tank stat wise looks ok but the amount of XP needed to get ugly tank like that that leads nowhere is a waste of time.

Nothing against the tank but T71 is better in almost all aspects, it leads further and has less of disadvantage as tier 7 vs tier 10 as the Chafee.

It should at least look good.


Pretty shallow.

Failing in a good looking tank is the better option?


About a month after the realease of the Chaffee, I had a "personal best" round in the Chaffee.
Never managed to break my personal record untill I bought a special TD last month.

M24 Chaffee is my favorite tank.

caracatus #44 Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

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Next version 8.8 : chaffee level 6?

with the MM of chaffee since the version 8.7, always with level 10!

McClain99 #45 Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

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This tank is awesome, got it today.

Been sitting back first couple mins, passive spotting. Trying to get a few pens here and there. I then spend the 2nd part of the battle either dead or harrasing people :D

voodoospirit #46 Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

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if chaffee is tier6, what about the T21?

Quickyprd #47 Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

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Chaffe is good. But MM is terrible. I have no problem with Tier10 battles, if there are one or two, but if there 5 Tier10, 8 tier9 and enemy have on Tier7-8 scouts (WZ-132, AMX 13 90 or T71...) so that sucks. In the past, when Scouts or LTs were max. Tier5, that was fine. But now If we have Tier 6-8  scouts, why has Chaffe same MM. Good view range? Amx 13 90 will smash two Chaffes with one drum, WZ-132 can ramm chaffe to the sky and super-fast shells on Tier10 medium can hit you in move. No matter how zig-zag you are doing.
But: In tier 7-8 games, you are still very good tank, trolling HT and TDs, spotting....MM Tier 6-9(10), will be great for chaffe. No MM 5-12!

Ruhrstahl #48 Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:39 PM

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Any other Chaffee drivers pissed off that the Chaffee is not part of the fast and furious special? If there was ever an opportunity for the Chaffee to be part of a special it was this one. It seems like the Chaffee will never be part of any special.

Banf #49 Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:46 PM

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Yep, pissed off here. Thinking of putting the crew into TD with this weekends special.

Rokim #50 Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

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Chaffe is now useless when u got tier 8 scouts witch almost one shoot u and getting same MM.Dont see any point playing it.Normal view range,low hp,slow,basically useless

Ruhrstahl #51 Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

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View PostRokim, on 10 August 2013 - 02:26 PM, said:

Chaffe is now useless when u got tier 8 scouts witch almost one shoot u and getting same MM.Dont see any point playing it.Normal view range,low hp,slow,basically useless


You are still a relatively new and inexperienced Chaffee driver and the Chaffee has a pretty steep learning curve. The Chaffee is far from useless, but you have to be patient. Unless it is a big slow Heavy or turretless TD never engange enemys alone in T8+ games.

Harabeishio #52 Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

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View PostRuhrstahl, on 11 August 2013 - 10:06 AM, said:

You are still a relatively new and inexperienced Chaffee driver and the Chaffee has a pretty steep learning curve. The Chaffee is far from useless, but you have to be patient. Unless it is a big slow Heavy or turretless TD never engange enemys alone in T8+ games.
What is the point of playing the Chaffee when there is T71? Same view range, comparable speed (little worse acc, better top speed), better gun with an autoloader, better traverse speed for turret and hull,  more HP, at the same tier matchmaking (actually Chaffee has more MM weight than T71, who knew)!
Truth is Chaffee is now behind its time, they might rebalance it when they add the Walker-bulldog and its prototypes to the Chaffee line, but for now there is a very little use of the Chaffee over the T71.

Edited by Harabeishio, 11 August 2013 - 11:50 AM.


basin79 #53 Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

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The chaffee doesn't have a long reload so can always dish out the punishment. It's got a great view range plus accurate on the move. I'm not saying it's better than the T71 but it has its merits.

Harabeishio #54 Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

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View Postbasin79, on 11 August 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:

The chaffee doesn't have a long reload so can always dish out the punishment. It's got a great view range plus accurate on the move. I'm not saying it's better than the T71 but it has its merits.

Yeah but shooting with the Chaffee never went well for me, because shooting ruins my camo and i get immediately shot by vengefull people who dont want to be scouted anymore. T71's view range is 400m aswell, and its long reload is only when it busts 6 rounds in a row, something that you rarely can do with a chaffee without getting shot in turn.

Harabeishio #55 Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

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Admittedly i just did 7.5k spotting damage game in the chaffee and i feel proud of it :)

basin79 #56 Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

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View PostHarabeishio, on 11 August 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

Admittedly i just did 7.5k spotting damage game in the chaffee and i feel proud of it :)
Well played. Obviously if you're being a passive scout never fire. I just like being the little annoying devil towards the end of the battle.
And well played.

Edited by basin79, 11 August 2013 - 12:18 PM.


Harabeishio #57 Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

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View Postbasin79, on 11 August 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

Well played. Obviously if you're being a passive scout never fire. I just like being the little annoying devil towards the end of the battle.
And well played.

Originally being a TD player being in a bush and seeing enemy and NOT shooting it is kind of hard...

basin79 #58 Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

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View PostHarabeishio, on 11 August 2013 - 12:57 PM, said:

Originally being a TD player being in a bush and seeing enemy and NOT shooting it is kind of hard...


It is ridiculously tempting to pull the trigger isn't it. So rewarding though watching their team melt because of your spotting.

Redavv #59 Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:48 AM

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T71 is a cool tank but sometimes its easy to do good with it, chaffee is more challenging and more rewarding if you know what to do , agility and accurasy is its big advantages. just dont rush like many do use the terrain,  camo and sixth sense is very usefull and u become very dangerous  Vstab is a must

Edited by Redavv, 12 August 2013 - 08:48 AM.


VeryRisky #60 Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

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Ideally you start off very passive and only consider shooting once you know where their tanks are. feel free to "kill-steal" - you can't flug it out but if someone takes a tank down to where you can do him in one shot, consider taking it.  But not if you know you'll get hit from other tanks immediately.

Stay alive.  If you don't know what to do at the start just don't get yourself killed.  On some crowded maps you can't do a lot in 15v15, particlarly when their scouts are aalive.  But in a 5v5 you can be as valable as a heavy, you have more room to flank and can light their tanks up and take out the weaker targets.


Oh and as aTier 5 you get a mountain of XP for almost anything you do in a high tier game.




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