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Poll: A-20, underrated masterpiece or scrap metal? (38 members have cast votes)

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How good is it in your opinion?

  1. It sucks so much I become angry when I play it. (14 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  2. Not my cup of tea, but it does have its strong points. (9 votes [23.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.68%

  3. It is pretty balanced and average. (14 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  4. OP crap, nerf plz. (1 vote [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

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Patchouli_Knowledge #1 Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:50 PM

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Everyone I know thinks the A-20 is one of the worst tanks in the game, but I never understood why.

The A-20 scored me a top gun (6 kills) and with proper skills and equipment I use it as a battering ram, smashing into the side of Hetzers and whatnot.

I wouldn't consider the A-20 a first-rate vehicle, but I would like a good explanation why it sucks.


Edited by Patchouli_Knowledge, 26 February 2015 - 03:53 PM.


lord_chipmonk #2 Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

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I think part of it is historical. It used to be slow, sluggish and get scout matchmaking, which at the time meant it could see tier 8 games, for which it was entirely unsuitable. Now, I think it is alright. Actually, just posted up a sub replay on my youtube channel where the guy gets his ace tanker in a tier 6 game on Ensk in the A-20. Not a terrible tank I don't think. 

guest273 #3 Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

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A20 was known for it's tier 8 MM where even gold couldn't help it. It's sluggish and therefore as a LT can not always run back to the base to defend. It's a support tank and needs to use a lot of gold ammo (bought for silver) in tier 5-6 rounds. I would only play one (I will eventually play it) with only super competent platoon mates. It's not a main battle tank and as a valuable player not affecting the game enough even if you are among top 100 players for it might be the issue.

Edit: guess who total didn't read anything I wrote. A-20 Tier 3-6 MM a mam Pawel pluton Ltr+ Luchs + B1 = T29 game cheat!


Edited by guest273, 26 February 2015 - 07:57 PM.


Gaensebluemchen01 #4 Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:48 PM

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View Postguest273, on 26 February 2015 - 04:29 PM, said:

A20 was known for it's tier 8 MM where even gold couldn't help it. It's sluggish and therefore as a LT can not always run back to the base to defend. It's a support tank and needs to use a lot of gold ammo (bought for silver) in tier 5-6 rounds. I would only play one (I will eventually play it) with only super competent platoon mates. It's not a main battle tank and as a valuable player not affecting the game enough even if you are among top 100 players for it might be the issue.

 

Did you played the A-20 really? It's the fastest light tank with very good traverse speed of the soviet branch, with "normal" matchmaking (max +2 Tiers). I play this tank with 30% "skillamunition" (Gold ;-) ), but i did use them seldom. In my eyes a tank that kicks a$$!

Eila_Juutilainen #5 Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

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As others said, it used to be a really shitty scout that was inferior to T-50 in many ways. With A-20 becoming a non-scout light tank in 9.1 it's actually a good vehicle, but there are many people who don't even know of that change and only remember the horrific A-20 of old.

Gaensebluemchen01 #6 Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:56 AM

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Does the anonymous red-tagger want to tell me what is wrong with my opinion?

Nevertehless, the A-20 works fine.:playing:



Tankobatics #7 Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:32 AM

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I'm with Gaensebluemchen, I have my absolutely best gaming time when I use the A-20.

The A-20 is also the tank in which I set my personal XP record of 4347, just 2 days ago.

 

 



StrikeFIN #8 Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:49 PM

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I just love to eat them with my howitzer.



TotallyNotVonnisYouGuise #9 Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:43 PM

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A-20 is not a bad tank at the moment, but back when it was supposed to scout in tier VIII matches it was borderline useless. Used to hate, then grew quite fond of it after the changes.

Hedgehog1963 #10 Posted 26 March 2015 - 06:07 PM

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Poll is broken.  No entry for "I really rate this tank."

 

I have a 53% WR over 398 games.  It is not a bad tank. You just have to have the fast-light tank mid tier mojo thing going on.  Since the T-50 was completely ruined the A-20 is the only Soviet replacement and I have used my A-20  to train what later became the T-54 Lwt crew.

 

 


Edited by Hedgehog1963, 26 March 2015 - 06:08 PM.


LelemudNo1 #11 Posted 21 November 2015 - 12:02 PM

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Such a horrible tank :/

 



IRSanchez #12 Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:32 PM

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View PostEila_Juutilainen, on 26 February 2015 - 06:10 PM, said:

As others said, it used to be a really shitty scout that was inferior to T-50 in many ways. With A-20 becoming a non-scout light tank in 9.1 it's actually a good vehicle, but there are many people who don't even know of that change and only remember the horrific A-20 of old.

 

Thats what it is. It can be added that a20 often is first T4 tank for many players starting the game, so playing a very underwhelming vehicle is not fun.

 

For novice players, A20 means getting roped by any T5/T6 tank or matildas/hetzers/pzb2 and many other strong T4 vehicles.  

 

The truth is that T4 balance still is big sheet. WG only touched the tip of iceberg when they nerfed view range of T4 TDs. They need to man up and finish what they started.


Edited by IRSanchez, 23 November 2015 - 04:38 PM.


leoneazzurro #13 Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:59 AM

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A20 was a different tank some patches ago. It was very fast but turning was very bad, so it was quite easy to come in contact with enemy but very difficult to disengage without getting shot. It had scout matchmaking. As the view range is not the best, it sucket at both passive and active spotting. I simply gave up with it. Now, after some patches, I took it again for some runs and I'd say that , while it is not the best tier 4, now it's quite better and definitely enjoyable.

Scout MM is gone, mobility is better than in the past, at least it does not almost stop when turning. I took a couple of masteries in 14 games and while the gun remains weak, you can choose your targets and this way you can still deliver some damage.



Hedgehog1963 #14 Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:37 AM

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Wish we could get the 57mm ZIS gun on this...

lord_chipmonk #15 Posted 24 November 2015 - 01:21 PM

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View PostErinaceus_europaeus, on 24 November 2015 - 11:37 AM, said:

Wish we could get the 57mm ZIS gun on this...

 

That would make the T-28 a very sad panda. 

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View PostPatchouli_Knowledge, on 26 February 2015 - 03:50 PM, said:

Everyone I know thinks the A-20 is one of the worst tanks in the game, but I never understood why.

The A-20 scored me a top gun (6 kills) and with proper skills and equipment I use it as a battering ram, smashing into the side of Hetzers and whatnot.

I wouldn't consider the A-20 a first-rate vehicle, but I would like a good explanation why it sucks.

 

sucks???????????

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