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__Poi__ #1 Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:24 PM

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I've been playing world of tanks since june 2011 back when t2's costed 20k and stuff, and as of buying my bt-2 I never sold it once. It is in my opinion by far the best t2 in the game, even the t18 can't compete with this little beast if you can play it right. It has an incredibly good gun that carries great rof, accuracy, penetration and decent dmg. The tank itself is unbeatably manouverable and only the T2 light tank (american premium) can outrun it. An example of a game I had http://wotreplays.co...-joshuamon-bt-2 . The ONLY downside is the armour and if you get hit quite frankly your doing it wrong.

 

As far as what i reccomend for it goes. I've scored 9 top guns using the 37mm zis-19 so use that its overall a better option than the stupid cannon or the 45mm which will just tend to miss. Take a light spall liner, Improved ventilation class 1 and enhanced christie suspension on the equipment. If you have the cash you could take the laying drive but trust me t18's galore have taught me to use the spall liner.

For crew give commander sixth sense, brothers in arms and third is up to you although i use recon. Give your gunner brothers in arms,snap shot and deadeye. FInally give your driver smooth ride,clutch breaking and brothers in arms. You can swap out controlled impact for clutch breaking if you plan on ramming but trust me you are very light so dont waste your time, or alternatively you can remove clutch breaking in favour of offroad driving if u don't want the extra traverse.


 With thes setup you can dominate almost any other tier 2 tank by dodging with your speed and destroying with your very nasty gun. Either way thats just what works for me and in  my experience it has served me well. Now with this knowlage go kill all those 28k battle people in their t18's and help make the game a better place for new players. Either way Good hunting!



talkinjibberish #2 Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

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bt-2 NEVER  gives me any issues in my cruiser III, neither does t-18

__Poi__ #3 Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

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View Posttalkinjibberish, on 13 August 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

bt-2 NEVER  gives me any issues in my cruiser III, neither does t-18


its really all about the playstyle I've got some pretty epic games in a cruiser 3 myself and a topgun to boot but it's never shared the same sucess for me and can it can easily be killed by a bt-2 if the driver knows how to use it.


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Laatikkomafia #4 Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:57 AM

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280m vs 320m view range.
Less vs more gun depression.
Less vs more accurate gun.

So does the BT-2 or the Cruiser Mk III win?

__Poi__ #5 Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:56 AM

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View PostLaatikkomafia, on 14 August 2014 - 12:57 AM, said:

280m vs 320m view range.
Less vs more gun depression.
Less vs more accurate gun.

So does the BT-2 or the Cruiser Mk III win?

bt-2 has 0.1 better accuracy than cruiser III but the bt-2 has a traverse speed of 40 in comparison to the cruiser's 35 and carries a higher top speed

not only that but the bt-2 has a signifigantly better power to ratio of (using its max load ) 37.5 horsepower per tonne in contrast to the cruisers 23.2 per tonne... yeh pick the better one its a tough choice.



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View Postjoshuamon, on 14 August 2014 - 05:56 AM, said:

bt-2 has 0.1 better accuracy than cruiser III but the bt-2 has a traverse speed of 40 in comparison to the cruiser's 35 and carries a higher top speed

not only that but the bt-2 has a signifigantly better power to ratio of (using its max load ) 37.5 horsepower per tonne in contrast to the cruisers 23.2 per tonne... yeh pick the better one its a tough choice.



0.01 to be exact. Cruiser has higher penetration, alpha and DPM. Cruiser aims 0.40 seconds faster - thus feeling more accurate.
Overall Cruiser Mk III is superior tank.



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View PostLaatikkomafia, on 14 August 2014 - 10:02 AM, said:



0.01 to be exact. Cruiser has higher penetration, alpha and DPM. Cruiser aims 0.40 seconds faster - thus feeling more accurate.
Overall Cruiser Mk III is superior tank.


Well its not really superior its all about wether you want to trade the better gun for better mobility or vice versa, so really the tanks are similar but have distinct differences, in the end it is all about personal preference



Eokokok #8 Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:59 PM

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Mobility is good to play aggresive, but then Cruiser III is even better since you can use PomPom that is the ultimate close range weapon. So by having one tank you can easily adjust it's loadout to fit your style. BT-2 is not bad by any means but the view range is just the single best stat on tiers 1-4, thus Cruiser is supperior.

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Playing with BT-2 is always "dont get hit" game. Going close with BT-2 is risky (but rewarding once you get into ballet phase) - best use of BT-2 is to keep its distance and that nice top cannon is adequate enough for extreme range tagging, you can afford missing more than half the shots at 500m mark - enemy wont shoot back; it will never see you or never get close enough to shoot back. You can keep the distance and gnaw even multiple enemies with time, just run away with your superior speed and keep pounding afar from new location.

 

Situationally its also good flanker, but the weak armor is always liability. You should zoom and boom only when its safe, last option or team is on heavy assault. But it must be admitted this greased lighting is so fast its speed alone is decent armor. .



Hedgehog1963 #10 Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:06 PM

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It is a tremendous little tank.  For the first couple of years of playing I'd go out regularly and clean up. 1000+ games and a 56% win rate says it all. Trouble started with the Provence map, which is very common at Tier II.  Not an easy map to play with a tank which has ordinary to poor view range.  I'm just not ready to put binos on the thing.

Hedgehog1963 #11 Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:27 PM

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Okay, just to prove myslef wrong.  This was game 1004 in my BT-2 just now.  It is a beast.

 

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distrofijus #12 Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:53 AM

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no camo?

Hedgehog1963 #13 Posted 07 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

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No camo skills.  Reason being the style of play, which is never to stand still.

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Well, you are playing a difficult game then. I've been fiddling with it's stats (it had like 45, or even less win rate with circa 70-100 games played). I've rebought the tank and put fresh 100% crew in it (with camo starting training)..  The regular low tiers eq - binos + camo + vent. Brough winrate to 60% (I think overall win rate was somewhat 75-80% for that period). Rush into some key locations/magic bush in malinovka. Spot for team. with camo skill trained shoot as well. In mines rush and secure a hill. In the end camo was trained to like 85-90%. Nice little bugger. Can't imagine what it would be like if it had 6th sense, bia, decent camo. very dirty seal clubbing.



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It is a play style issue.  I prefer to use the machine's main attibute,  which is it's speed, to full effect.  I've brought the crew along to service that.  Camo will be the next skill.  My T-50 and T-50-2 MT-25 crews are trained with camo.

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View Postdistrofijus, on 07 October 2014 - 10:10 AM, said:

Well, you are playing a difficult game then. I've been fiddling with it's stats (it had like 45, or even less win rate with circa 70-100 games played). I've rebought the tank and put fresh 100% crew in it (with camo starting training)..  The regular low tiers eq - binos + camo + vent. Brough winrate to 60% (I think overall win rate was somewhat 75-80% for that period). Rush into some key locations/magic bush in malinovka. Spot for team. with camo skill trained shoot as well. In mines rush and secure a hill. In the end camo was trained to like 85-90%. Nice little bugger. Can't imagine what it would be like if it had 6th sense, bia, decent camo. very dirty seal clubbing.

 

View PostHedgehog1963, on 07 October 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

No camo skills.  Reason being the style of play, which is never to stand still.

 

I myself do not use camo on the thing, In the matchmaking it gets using broters in arms and some special skills like sixth sense clutch breaking etc is alot more useful because the tank is great in 1v1 engagements every bit helps. You wont need camo anyways because you shouldn't have stopped moving in the firstplace!

distrofijus #17 Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:15 AM

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It all depends on how you are enjoying the game. If you like to derp run around like headless chicken, clutch braking and similar skills a very good indeed. However 1on1 engagements are pretty rare, there's always someone shooting too so even if you are moving frantically around, someone eventually hits.

Myself, I enjoy winning more. So having camo, speed  + some view range with binos, in Malinovka, Province, you have a speed (and stealth with camo) to rush to key bushes to spot enemy team and bring victory to your team. There's always mopping up, where you can use your speed to kill/hunt remaining enemies.

 

Low tiers have a really crappy view range and are slow. If you'd use this to your advantage more, you'd surely win more.






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