Szalona, on 13 June 2011 - 07:16 PM, said:
I can't find it. Would you be so nice and check. I searched in the treads about 0.6.6 and 0.6.5 and in comments and I didn;t find statment that it will have 105mm. It was only stated that it will be T8 premium tank.
I didnt know about this either, so i did some searching and it appears to be true.
It is stated several times in the Q&A topic on the US forums
Here are the questions and answers of interest for us:
Will the T34 keep its 120mm gun when it becomes a premium, also will it keep its engine or are these going to be removed?
120mm is unlikely to remain, keeping in mind that T34 is going to be switched to tier 8.
On a similar note, will the T34 lose the 120mm gun and be left with the 105mm gun?
It is going to lose 120mm during his shift to tier 8.
Overlord, a similar question to the one above me. May ask some questions already answered so I am sorry if I did not searched well.
The T29 is the Tier 7 heavy of the US. T32 T8 and T34 the T9.
The T34 will be stripped down one tier. Will be, on paper, a T32 II.
- I know there is still no official statement about the Tank specifications and something similar, but with a possible, almost-sure nerf on its gun, can you please tell us, at least as a non-official statement, what would be the (almost exact or similar) buffs/nerfs it will receive in comparison to its Equally Tiered brother the T32?
There are several options for T34: RoF increase, keeping 120mm, HP buff. Wait for the official announcement on it.
Maybe my last question was too rhetorical...
Overlord, WHY is the T34 getting the ubiquitous US 105mm instead of an equivalent 120mm, even one nerfed to the point where it is not any better than the 105mm?
It would just add some much needed differentiation to the tank because, as has been repeated so many times it's starting to sound like a broken record...A T34 WITH A 105mm IS A T29
Because it will be moved to tier 8.
So it looks pretty final to me. I am however amazed how they could ever decide to do something like that. A T34 without a 120mm is not a T34. For all i care they make the 120mm a bit weaker if they feel it is too strong, but it has to get that gun. Again the 105mm would be a real kick in the nuts imo. On other tanks they always say they do things because of historical accuracy, but when they feel like it they just forget that moral for a moment.
For example this:
Why does the tier 8 US heavy T32 not have a gun upgrade like both the Is-3 and the King Tiger? Both of them have upgrades taking them to 225 penetration while also giving a small accuracy boost.
Penetration values in-game basically correspond to real life values.
The real life/historical argument again. But when some tanks are too good (for the russians?) they get nerfed.
And about the 105mm:
Sorry if this was asked before, don't remember reading it. Can you explain the reasoning behind the US 105mm T5E1 gun being a tier 9 when the 10.5 kwk 45 L52 is nearly identical and in a few stats even slightly better for being only a tier 8 gun?
Gun tiers are very relative, although to reduce uncertainty it might be changed to tier 8.
So its whatever suits them. If gun tiers are just relative give us our 120mm on the T34!!!