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Community #1 Posted 21 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

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We are taking a closer look at the new Soviet Premium heavy tank, introduced on Day 21 in the Advent Calendar!

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__TheHound__ #2 Posted 21 December 2015 - 11:58 AM

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You know what else is anticipated by the Community quite strongly? Panzer 58 Mutz!!! ;)

JohnTheNoob #3 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

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lets hope it will be as balanced as regular IS-3 

kurcatovium #4 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:06 PM

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View PostTotalBadAss, on 21 December 2015 - 11:58 AM, said:

You know what else is anticipated by the Community quite strongly? Panzer 58 Mutz!!! ;)

 

I bet it's going to be grind mission on RU (already confirmed) + NA and nice and shiny overpriced bundle on EU...

D4nunax #5 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Another IS5 gun like POS, that trains 3 crew member..... OP OP

It has nothing to do with IS3, just the name and partially the shape, stats are worse in every way, 0.44 gun, + worse aim time.....

 

I think 13-57 is better choice, and gets the same crew members (3), and is not 50E



Axe_Killer #6 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:29 PM

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View Postkurcatovium, on 21 December 2015 - 01:06 PM, said:

 

I bet it's going to be grind mission on RU (already confirmed) + NA and nice and shiny overpriced bundle on EU...

Don't worry ;) if it appears in a grind mission and you buy it today (I sure as hell won't) you will be compensated it's value in credits ;)

 

Ps. That is if we don't get a grind mission for the wz-111  :3


Edited by Axe_Killer, 21 December 2015 - 12:30 PM.


M262 #7 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Um, wait... Autoloader AND a gun rammer? Did i miss something or is this another fine example of WG's perfect soviet-friendly, so called "balance"...?

D4nunax #8 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:30 PM

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View PostM262, on 21 December 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

Um, wait... Autoloader AND a gun rammer? Did i miss something or is this another fine example of WG's perfect soviet-friendly, so called "balance"...?

 

Auto is not autoloader, learn to read.

Axe_Killer #9 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:31 PM

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View PostM262, on 21 December 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

Um, wait... Autoloader AND a gun rammer? Did i miss something or is this another fine example of WG's perfect soviet-friendly, so called "balance"...?

Does not have a clip. It's just loaded by a mechanism and has not got a loader. (there goes crew training out the window...) 



papageo_cy #10 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:32 PM

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I speculate that Panzer 58 will be available in the premium shop (bundled or not) and the Panzer 58 Mutz will be a  marathon mission  prize.

 

We have to wait first for the FV4202(P) mission first to end. It would be cruel 2 missions at the same time.

I am still waiting for the FV210 (A45) mission to hit the EU server.

 

Any impressions for the IS-3A so far?



Axe_Killer #11 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:34 PM

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View PostPinkFloyd1965, on 21 December 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

 

Auto is not autoloader, learn to read.

It is an automated loader. The auto loaders should be named magazine fed tanks instead of what they are called



Monster95alpha19 #12 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:39 PM

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So, IS5 was given to top players for the campaign, but you weren't allowed to sell it due to Reward Special Tank...so you make a tank that is exactly the same, just to sell it...gg WG

Cobra6 #13 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:42 PM

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So it's basically an IS-3 with slightly better RoF but (vastly) inferior in every other respect *and* you get the privilege of paying actual money for it? How tempting.....

 

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OgiTerminator #14 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:43 PM

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LOL!  another way to milk somemore money from clueless noobs/bots?     So your policy  is take existing tank from game , attach letter A  and  VOILA! you have "new"  IS 3 A tank to buy for 50eur?   pathetic......

Eila_Juutilainen #15 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:46 PM

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View PostAxe_Killer, on 21 December 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:

It is an automated loader. The auto loaders should be named magazine fed tanks instead of what they are called

 

Technically, this thing is magazine fed, by way of two entire 'magazines' (one for AP, one for HE). Yes, the entire ammorack(s). But isn't that how all modern automated loaders work?

 

Tanks like AMX 13 basically have small clips stored all over the tank, they still need to be manually replaced (outside the tank, even).

 

 

View PostAxe_Killer, on 21 December 2015 - 12:31 PM, said:

Does not have a clip. It's just loaded by a mechanism and has not got a loader. (there goes crew training out the window...) 

 

 

Once you have BiA and Safe Stowage, do Loader skills truly matter anymore? Might as well powertrain crew members that do matter with extra Accelerated Training bonusses.


Edited by Eila_Juutilainen, 21 December 2015 - 12:49 PM.


tronicson #16 Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:57 PM

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Maybe if the Gunhandling wouldn't be so terrible (softstats look terribad).. Looks like a sluggish copy/paste IS-3 with a bad Gun to me.. for free, ok i would play it occasionally.. for 50 Bucks - ehm.. never :)

 

@ Titaniu: i think this IS-3A is worse than the IS-5 tbh - at least when i check the Tankinspector (only has a wee faster reload, but really only a little) or let's say it that way.. if they would sell an IS-5 today, i probably would pick one, while this is not tempting me at all


Edited by tronicson, 21 December 2015 - 01:01 PM.


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View Postpapageo_cy, on 21 December 2015 - 12:32 PM, said:

I speculate that Panzer 58 will be available in the premium shop (bundled or not) and the Panzer 58 Mutz will be a  marathon mission  prize.

 

We have to wait first for the FV4202(P) mission first to end. It would be cruel 2 missions at the same time.

I am still waiting for the FV210 (A45) mission to hit the EU server.

 

Any impressions for the IS-3A so far?

 

what the difference between Panzer 58 and Panzer 58 Mutze?

MysticDreams_ #18 Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:04 PM

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50 Eu  :trollface:

Fortis_Flame #19 Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:09 PM

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slower than is3

accuracy worst than is3

no pref mm

only 3 crew members

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come on... really? even turret looks like smaller Lowe.



ivanpetroff #20 Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:28 PM

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Bought IS-3A. It's OK tank, ppl, who like IS-3 and IS-5 will like this one too...

 

Slower version of IS-3, gun is worse than IS-5 gun. Gun handling and accuracy are bad, but dpm is higher than IS-3 and IS-5. With good crew is quite playable.

 

Gun is single shot, not magazine fed. Just like usual IS-3, but 1 sek faster. Not good crew trainer...

 

Good option for players, who are not happy to grind silver with usual T8 farm tanks, like T34, Lowe and JT88... Not best farmer, but at least gameplay is little different (more like IS-6, IS-2 Berlin etc).

 

 


Edited by ivanpetroff, 21 December 2015 - 01:29 PM.





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