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Poll: T71 vs M41 Walker Bulldog (216 members have cast votes)

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Should replace the T71 with the M41 Walker Bulldog?

  1. Yes. (115 votes [53.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.24%

  2. No (101 votes [46.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.76%

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tajj7 #21 Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

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Well the nerf bat is incoming to the WBD and the T71 is getting a buff, so I bought my T71 back last night for the light missions.

 

An extra 25% on the move accuracy will give it a nice little boost and it will probably be back as the best tier 7 light.



robw09 #22 Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

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Source for this?

 



TheR3dBaron #23 Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

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View Postrobw09, on 20 January 2015 - 05:15 PM, said:

Source for this?

 

 

http://ftr.wot-news.com/2015/01/18/0-9-6-supertest-lt-changes/

 

No idea why the Aufklärungspanzer is on the buff list, since they are going to remove it.

 

edit: on topic, I feel much more comfortable driving the T71, weird.


Edited by TheR3dBaron, 20 January 2015 - 05:23 PM.


robw09 #24 Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

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Thanks.  That may well seal my move back to the T71 from the M41.  For some reason I just don’t feel the love even though I do more damage in the M41 I still feel more useful in the T71.  Shame about the T37 though!

I was hoping for buffs to MT25 and VK2801 in terms of a new slightly higher pen gun to make them more competitive.  Also a little surprised there is nothing for frenchies.



Eila_Juutilainen #25 Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

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View PostTheR3dBaron, on 20 January 2015 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

No idea why the Aufklärungspanzer is on the buff list, since they are going to remove it.

 

Because it will probably take a while for them to replace it, and during that time people will actually still be playing it. Buffing the stats a bit costs a few minutes, including coffee break.

Caranthir85 #26 Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 20 January 2015 - 04:14 PM, said:

Well the nerf bat is incoming to the WBD and the T71 is getting a buff, so I bought my T71 back last night for the light missions.

 

An extra 25% on the move accuracy will give it a nice little boost and it will probably be back as the best tier 7 light.

 

Even with a 25% buff, Bulldog will still have a slightly better accuracy on the move. The autoloader Bulldog will barely be touched by this nerf. If you can stay in cover to reload for half a minute, you can stay in cover for 4 more seconds. The DPM nerf on the single shooter is however quite massive (well deserved, and still barely enough to make it balanced).

Awful Panther will become really interesting though for those who prefer single-shooters. It's already one of the best LTs in this new meta where damage dealing has become a more relevant role for LTs and passive scouting has become extremely situational. According to me, the map changes have already made it surpass T71. Awful Panther will get a single shooter DPM comparable to the current Bulldog, with a ridiculously good accuracy and gun handling, and on a platform that can ram.

armholeeio #27 Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:48 PM

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Yeah to the awesomepanther!!!! Till they claim its to OP and nerf it by giving it a spud gun or super soaker

tumppi776 #28 Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:03 PM

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Broke out my T71 on a hunt for 4k spots for LT-15 mission this weekend - did loads better than M41 this time around:

# Tank Type Nation Tier Battles Win Rate
             
2 M41 Walker Bulldog LT US 7 24 41.67%
3 T71 LT US 7 19 52.63%
             
             
             
             

Edited by tumppi776, 26 January 2015 - 01:05 PM.


Dr_ownape #29 Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

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well since the nerf/buff (i own both) i can't really tell the difference. I like the better agility of the T71 but recently i stuck the autoloader on the M41 and it changed the tank for the better. 

 

I think that the M41 is better but WOW it has high requirements - got 1456 exp and only class 1.



rikkelt #30 Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

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Started playing LTs again with the IMs, my T71 is really kicking butts

 

I researched the Walker Bulldog some time ago but I don't think I will buy it soon, T71 works just fine :trollface:


Edited by rikkelt, 03 March 2015 - 11:52 PM.


Azrael_Ashemdion #31 Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:08 AM

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Although I don't have a clear favorite, if I really had to pick one it'd be the T71.  That smaller profile sets me up for more bush spots, that's the primary reason.  Second reason is that since I only take 2-3 shots at a time before trying to break contact, the faster reload doesn't make me feel afraid to touch the reload button.  Lastly, and it might be me, but it feels like the T71 is a bit more maneuverable at top speed.  It'll be really interesting to see how these two play driving with the new physics.

 

I still like the M41, it's a really fun tank, but the T71 feels just a little more flexible. 

 

  T

 



TheR3dBaron #32 Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

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A few days ago I had another T71 on my team and we were on mines. I could see the opposition had a bulldog, amx 13 90 and a Lorraine 40t. I obviously died as I got singled out first, but you know the race for the hill is going to be fun when you see the reload time of the others. Steppes also has a fun spotting bush in the middle of the map. It's worth popping around to the other side when you see a slow autoloader approaching the same location.

arthurbmw #33 Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:11 PM

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M41 Walker Bulldog is the best tank ever!!!!!!!

Lost_Toddler #34 Posted 05 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

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I am not a light tank player... no way in hell!

 

But, i unlocked the T71 the other day with stock crew and stock tank. I've played 50 games, 65% win rate, highest XP of any tank I own and just short of the 1st mark.

 

This thing is some kinda little animal... my god. What have I been missing!!!

 

And the bulldog is better you say!!!!!! Not sure I believe that. :sceptic:



ustroj_destroj #35 Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:01 AM

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View PostLost_Toddler, on 05 May 2015 - 03:17 PM, said:

And the bulldog is better you say!!!!!! Not sure I believe that. :sceptic:

Bulldog is not better than 71. It is closer to medium tanks: bigger, more damage in 10 shells, slow reload, more attention from opponents. It is different.



Hammerzeit #36 Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

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i really loved my t71 for about 500 battles but like some said, bulldog, imo, fits current meta better.

10 shots vs 5 shots makes a hell of a difference in the end game when you need to clear up.

I only kept t71 over bullgod since i bought it perma camos.

I also have chaffe & t49 so i try to avoid another US light.



keyres #37 Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

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View Postustroj_destroj, on 06 May 2015 - 09:01 AM, said:

Bulldog is not better than 71. It is closer to medium tanks: bigger, more damage in 10 shells, slow reload, more attention from opponents. It is different.

 

Interesting. I don't really recall when I was ignored as a threat in my T71.

 

All I can say in the topic is - after platooning with a friend who owns a bulldog, my beloved T71 does seem a little inferior. But we'll see, I'm still at T37, and it will probably take me more than while to reach Bulldog.



DtXpwnz #38 Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:00 PM

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I dare to say that I managed to master T71. Today I decided to try Bulldog on test server. I was surprised because I managed to get into T9 and even T8 battles. So I could try it in representative sample of battles. I used my 4skill T71 crew and same consumable / equipment loadout (optics, GLD, v.stabs, large repair kit, case of cola and normal med kit).

 

My conclusions: Well, 10 shot autoloader is really nice, but Bulldog lacks lot of mobility when compared to T71, especially in turns. When trying to circle someone, it struggles a lot. When you get into 1on1 fight with T10 russian medium, I would rather be in T71 as I can get his side easier and maitain position where I will be able to pen him.

 

Now I wouldn't say that Bulldog is better or worse, it is more different than I imagined. T71 can play more like ninja assassin because of its superior mobility. Bulldog needs to catch enemy unaware once or twice and his total damage adds up incredibly fast. It has definately higher damage potential than T71. I was thinking about getting Bulldog, but as I already have T71, I might get and keep T37 instead.

 

 



FAMILYTank #39 Posted 06 June 2015 - 12:59 AM

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For some strange reason I play a lot better with t71 so I hope it will stay as it is :) It is not super strong but I feel like an artist when I play it :D

Fluffy_The_Destroyer #40 Posted 06 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

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T71 already outclassed every tier 7 light. but that wasent good enough, WG needed to make all other tier 7 lights totally 100% worthless and make Walker Bulldog.

WG balance department does not exist.







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