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Zieten #21 Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

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950 av exp? 63% winrate? omg - doomed to be "adjusted" :D

theta0123 #22 Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:06 PM

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View PostZieten, on 18 May 2011 - 03:52 PM, said:

950 av exp? 63% winrate? omg - doomed to be "adjusted" :D
NOO! PLEASE no!

you may nerf EVERY SOVIET TANKS! but stay of MAH KVs!

Zieten #23 Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:20 PM

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no need to be afraid - it's a soviet tank which is not a TD, so it won't be touched ;)

TStick #24 Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

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I started my grind for this tank, after looking into the specs. I am a medium fanboy, and i love my T20. I am anxious to find out if the KV13 will give me the same satisfaction as that perky little monster.

theta0123 #25 Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

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View PostTStick, on 18 May 2011 - 04:33 PM, said:

I started my grind for this tank, after looking into the specs. I am a medium fanboy, and i love my T20. I am anxious to find out if the KV13 will give me the same satisfaction as that perky little monster.
Same speed/mobility
Much more armor
Less penetrating and damaging gun. More ROF

If you liked the T20, then you will also like the KV13. not a good gun, but much more endurance

Azmo #26 Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

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my experience it quite different.
10 battles, 2 victories and only 3 tanks destroyed overall. (with the second best gun - 85mm D-5T, crew at 75%)

maybe i;m not playing it right. i;m a heavy tank user mostly, so i;m kinda used to snipe...

theta: what gun are u using, and what playstyle? given that it's tier7 most battles are against tier9 heavys that i have no hope to penetrate. even VK3600 and tiger1 bounce my shots

theta0123 #27 Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

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85mm DT5 BM.

Yes you have difficulties in penetrating T7 heavies frontally. VK3601 frontally can also be an difficulty

Still the speed and Armour are good enough

TStick #28 Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:59 PM

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View Posttheta0123, on 18 May 2011 - 06:33 PM, said:

85mm DT5 BM.

Yes you have difficulties in penetrating T7 heavies frontally. VK3601 frontally can also be an difficulty

Still the speed and Armour are good enough

A bit more boldness & brawling possible then the T20 then. Nice, i know the 85mm from Beta, it also has good accuracy. I am thinking Binos, Cammo and vertical stabilizer for this baby, carefull proning enemy positions at roundstart, then dashcunning  enemy artyhunting in the heat of the battle. I like it already.

Azmo #29 Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:16 PM

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u cannot mount vertical stabilizer on kv-13 :(

CrazyIvan666 #30 Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:26 PM

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this tank kicks ass

Tank_Killer1 #31 Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:16 PM

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I've got mine elite now, and I have to say I think I'll be sticking with the 122. At least for a while and have you noticed how quick it reverses? Saved my skin quite a few times already.

TomasOneil #32 Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

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So i was aiming for KV13 since it was announced for 0.6.4 patch. I selected KV-1S line.
And today... tadaaa! i jointed KV-13 owners club :)

I have only 2 battles so far with it. But acceleration is not so good as i hoped, quite lazy :( (have best engine, stock turret, 76mm gun, 80% driver...)
Very nice is backward speed :) so you can nicely avoid hits.
Top speed forward is increasing and then i noticed "stop/slow" on around 40km/h on flat ground and then it increase slowly to 60. Downhill speed gain is sure faster.

Second battle i was puted in, had strange balance, and i was suprised that I am on top :o
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Guess who won? Our side :) That second 76mm is nice sniper and 100mm pen. was enought for these enemies.

My upgrade plan: tracks, turret, put 122mm HE gun which i have unlocked and then have fun :)

BTW i too didnt seen any KV13 in battle since patched. First i seen was mine, today...

theta0123 #33 Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

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have played 70 battles since yesterday. Still not a single fellow KV 13:(

JCPershing #34 Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

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I've seen 3 or 4 already counting yours.

theta0123 #35 Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:17 PM

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WHAT!

Still i was the first KV13 on EU server :)

Forever ALONE!

InspiredByBeer #36 Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:19 AM

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Before going to sleep I finally researched and bought my KV-13. Well what can I say.One battle so far,lost but got 600XP,destroyed a VK3001P,IS,T-34-85 and a PZIV. Its fast,has lots of hp,bounced a couple of time,had no probs with manouvering.Everything's stock,except the gun,its the second 76mm gun. So far I'm impressed,another tank that I'm not going to sell.
Haven't seen other KV-13s on the battlefield so far.So bad it can't get the 100mm gun of the T34/85s,I'm kinda used to that baby (was making fun of is3-s and KTs with my T34/85)but still its freaking AWESOME

Manie_de #37 Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:40 AM

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What do you guys think of the 122mm U-11 as gun choice ?
Or will the faster ROF of the best 85mm make the difference ?

Martin

PS: I didn't screw up, but decided to grind a day more with my KV-1S to save some free XP :)
So no KV-13 yet, but this evening ...

northwolf #38 Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:39 AM

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View Posttheta0123, on 18 May 2011 - 10:17 PM, said:

WHAT!

Still i was the first KV13 on EU server :)

Forever ALONE!

Got mine about 20 minutes after the patch went up ;)

Nice tank, like an ugly bastard sister of the VK-3002DB :D

Flanking and ramming approved

Thor_Hammerschlag #39 Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:11 AM

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View Post@anchor, on 17 May 2011 - 04:35 PM, said:

KV13 it's new fully overpowered soviet tank.

Well check its armor, its basically a IS on steriods with a bad gun. I have no idea HOW this should work as a medium. I dont really care about T7 mediums anymore but maybe some other will scream

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Lets see  :Smile_honoring:  - beautiful tank after all !

Gatt #40 Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

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Nice reports, however I think I wont go for the KV13, I'll unlock the T-44 and then the T-54.

And then my WoT grind will end, with all the six Tier VIII-IX mediums.






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