steamrick, on 11 February 2011 - 09:34 AM, said:
Of course, this only reflects my personal opinion. Still, Russians seem to be having a bit of an advantage...
SEEM ? LOL
Well, I've played, in various accounts, EVERYTHING in this game except the Pershing.
So my conclusions are very motivated. Plus I got a 57% winning ratio out of 5000 battles so I consider myself a decent player.
OK let's go : ONLY TANKS
TIER 1: MS-1. The loltracktor is good and it has an aswesome name but the 45mm of the MS-1 is superior in penetration and damage. The Cunningham is faster but is too weak.
TIER 2: T-26 . It has less armour than the Panzer 2, but a better gun who can penetrate it easily (37mm Zis-19) and nearly same speed. PLus, more HP and better traverse speed.
TIER 3: T-46. With the 76mm. PLaying intelligently and not sniping (anyway none of these tank can snipe from far), it packs an impressive punch and it has more HP than the pthers.
TIER 4: PANZER III. With the 75mm gun, it's a small beast. The fastest, most armoured and overallrly best of his tier. But take a look at the T-28 with the 85mm. You can have some decent fun sniping the hell out of everything from your base camping. If you're into it.
TIER 5: KV. Armed with the 107mm, nothign can beat it. And surely not the ridiculous Panzer IV. Nice balance on this one, developers. It can 2-shoot everything TIER 5 and oneshoot everything below. Are you in a trololol mood ? Get the 152mm, load some HE and take 20/25% out a vk4502 with one shot. The perfect way, anyway, is the 107mm. This cannon, alone, is the reason to go russian.
TIER 6: KV-3. Olè ! The 152mm disappears, no more trololol. But, good news ! The 107mm is still here. 120/90/75 and 100/100/75 are, hull and turrett, the impressive armour numbers of this beast. You might find yourself bouncing even tier 6 and 7 cannons if well angled. It's slow, no doubts, but can equip the limitator revover (Soviet exclusively
) and go 10% faster at the risk of damagin the engine. But since you can turn it on and off when you please, the risk vanishes. Nice balance on this one too. PLus, you can have the 122mm gun, with 175 penetration and 390 (!!!!!) damage, and, with some luck, 2-shot M6s and vk3601s. More often you will need 3 shots, but in the meanwhile they will have not even taken you down to 50%.
TIER 7: T-29. Yep, still no Germans
. Forget the Tiger. It's useless. I'll just say one thing : 105mm.
198 penetration and 360 damage
These are the astonishing numbers of this gun, who packs nearly the same kick of the 122mm of the IS, but with much more penetration. With this, you can penetrate IS4s from the side and the front. OF course, the 88mm of the Tiger can too, while the IS might have some trouble from time to time, having only 175mm and being the side of the IS4 160mm SLOPED. but the Tiger has nearly no armour, doesn't bounce a thing, while the T29 turrett is invulnerable to everything this tier and below. The hull is weak though, even if, frontally, is even stronger than the Tiger's. LOL. The IS wins in armour, but the T29 shoots 2 more shots per minute with the 105mm.
BUT REMEMBER, the 105mm is very costly to get, 40k exp required. which will mean at least 50/60 more matches.
TIER 8: T-32>IS-3. King Tiger ? Lol, let's be serious.
As for now, in company battles up to Tier 8, if you come with a T-32 you're already in.
INVULNERABLE TURRETT, for everything and everybody. Gun has few less damage and 2 cm less penetration than the 122 Bl9 of the IS3 but CAN shoot 2 times more per minute. And aims a second faster, which is important.
PLus, when somebody shoots at your side, they will hit your tracks much of the time. PLus, you have just 23mm less frontal hull arnour than the King Tiger, and VERY sloped too. Many will bounce you frontally. You're way faster than the King Tiger, too. Nearly as fast as the IS3, which has less HP and much less view range. You're lower than the King Tiger (even if a little bit higher than the IS3), so harder to shoot in the hull. The turrett does the rest.
As for now, I have absolutely no reason in takin the King Tiger. Nice job even here.
TIER 9: IS4. Ok, I think I don't even have to get started here. WE all know this tank. WE all have been telling Overlord about this tank for the last month and it seems
than finally it will be undergoing some PECULIAR (?) nerfs. It took an "invasion" to make them admit it. The best cannon. The best overall turrett (The T34 is stronger only frontally). The best overall hull armour (the vk4502 is only 50mm stronger frontally). The best speed. The best tank.
Watch out. Frontally and FROM FAR, the Vk4502 might be superior. But this is put in great danger by the strange habit the vk4502 has of....burning down to 0 when shot through the frontal glacis plate. Yes, the big one. PLus the vk4502 is nearly useless in frontal attacks against even low tiers, cause its side and rear armour of 100/100 is so ridiculous that even a vk3601 can easily penetrate it. The T34 can be penetrated by such low tier in the same way, hull speaking. Only weakpoints : 160 less Hp than the vk4502 and 110 less than the T34. With the 130mm You can penetrate the vk4502 easily from the front, from close you can destroy the frontal glacis plate too, try it. If you get close to a vk4502, just facehug it, and it will bounce on your turret til the end.
Against a T34 try to stay far and hit his big hull. Your best gun will never bounce on him, while the 120mm might.
HONOUR MENTION : T-54 You gotta have it to understand it. Get it upgraded and have fun. 73% victories outta 600plus matches. But don't think you can attack an entire base alone with that.
Be smart, play smart. 50% of the shots you will recieve will damage your tracks, with no hp loss. The others will damage you or bounce on your turrett. Against everything
up to Tier 7 included, just facehug them and watch their shots bounce on your turrett. But remember that the key move is tank circling. SHOW ONLY YOUR FRONT.
TIER 10: IS7> T30. Forget about the Maus, as for now. They promised to fix his bugs but until then (who know when), simply don't take it. You get hammered by arty like ther's no tomorrow and everyone will use HE on you. The only good maps are citymaps but in these last days I'm getting kampinovka 50% of the times. Please somebody go tell Overlod to take that map and erase it from the servers. (PLus 1 me if you agree).
The Is7 is THE tank that will get you a sure spot in a company battle, and the most played Tier 10 tank overall. (Overlord himself said it) Reasons are : Nearly invulerable turrett (yes the Maus has good numbers too but is not sloped and you just have to shoot where-good-players-know [I'm sorry if you don't know it I'm not gonna tell it, please have mercy of those poor maus drivers gun mantlet*cough*]). IT has an impressive downhill speed of 50 Km/h REACHABLE. And a great frontal armour that you will not penetrate from far at all. T30 ? Ok, yes. IF YOU ARE A GOOD PLAYER, The T30 can deliver tons of fun times nukin the hell out of everything, but remember that your hull is nonexistant and that YOU NEED SUPPORT. In the T30 you are NOT the spearhead of the assault. You're the one who comes behind. You wanna be the spearhead ? Get a Is7 or, if you like it, a Maus. You'll take all the shots and buy some time for your teammates. If you're a Maus, until arty sees you.
With the T30 never Rambo alone in the open, you're gonna get killed fast. With the IS7 you can do it. But Remember to show your front always. SO, the ideal frontline is : Maus in front takin all the hits, T30 behind him nuking and IS7 circling the enemy and takin them from behind. No pun intended.
As for now, who could have said it, go Soviet. (plus 1 me if this post was useful to you, thanks)