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Community #1 Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:05 AM

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This week's rare gem of a tank will be the Grosstraktor Krupp!

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SamanTK #2 Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

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Thanks. I still want M3 Light, which was as a gift for new players couple of years ago.

Vedrano #3 Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:46 AM

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Too bad no pref MM. In T5 this tank gets killed in the first 25 seconds :) 

Ulicum #4 Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:56 AM

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Nice little derpy, also works as german sniper!



_Davidge_ #5 Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:03 AM

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View PostCommunity, on 11 February 2016 - 10:05 AM, said:

This week's rare gem of a tank will be the Grosstraktor Krupp!
<a href="http://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/pc-browser/premium/collector-gem-week-krupp/">Full news text</a>

 

 

Dear WG stuff thank you for this offer!. I want all german premium tanks to have in my garage and I am waiting for this one from the time I registered.


 

Keep it that way, please offer us PZ IV Shumalthurm and Panther/M10 soon, those are all tanks of my desire from the time I started this beatifull game.


 

Thank you once more.


Edited by Poe_Dameron, 11 February 2016 - 11:03 AM.


Hokum15 #6 Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:10 AM

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View PostCommunity, on 11 February 2016 - 09:05 AM, said:

This week's rare turd of a tank will be the Grosstraktor Krupp!
<a href="http://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/pc-browser/premium/collector-gem-week-krupp/">Full news text</a>

 

I think you misspelt Turd.. I corrected it for you...

Mex168 #7 Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:14 AM

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First second I read the price I was like: "Oh, Großtraktor with loads of gold for 99,99 € again."

Awesome to see that it's actually a really good "small" bundle for just 9,99 € and still get some gold with it.

 

And exactly this:

 

View PostPoe_Dameron, on 11 February 2016 - 11:03 AM, said:

Keep it that way, please offer us PZ IV Shumalthurm and Panther/M10 soon, those are all tanks of my desire from the time I started this beatifull game.

 

Panther M/10 was offered like a few weeks/months ago (was it around christmas or earlier.. not sure) but I missed it just like you did obviously.



Cobra6 #8 Posted 11 February 2016 - 12:08 PM

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The WORST low tier premium tank in the game, do not spend money on it, you will regret it thoroughly!

 

-You have 33% less penetration on your gun than other tier 3 tanks.

-HE is very temperamental and does not allow for consistent damage output, too much RNG.

-You are *HUGE*.

-You are slow.

 

The only people you'll make happy buying this tank are the players on the enemy team, they'll tank you for driving that big fat credit and XP piñata that can't defend itself properly.

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 11 February 2016 - 12:25 PM.


_Davidge_ #9 Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:07 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 11 February 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

The WORST low tier premium tank in the game, do not spend money on it, you will regret it thoroughly!

 

-You have 33% less penetration on your gun than other tier 3 tanks.

-HE is very temperamental and does not allow for consistent damage output, too much RNG.

-You are *HUGE*.

-You are slow.

 

The only people you'll make happy buying this tank are the players on the enemy team, they'll tank you for driving that big fat credit and XP piñata that can't defend itself properly.

 

Cobra 6

 

While I was playing lower tiers I had fear of Grosstractor. It can one hit derp to death everything in tier II and III. And considering it has same short 75 mm howitzer I tried in PZ IV D I think it can severily damage tier IV tanks and even inflict small amount of damage to tier V tanks. Its also very fast and agile for such big tank so it can save himself by running and hiding. Despite been the size of school bus  its  actualy capable to do flanking!


 


Edited by Poe_Dameron, 11 February 2016 - 01:13 PM.


Stat_Padder #10 Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:29 PM

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View PostUlicum, on 11 February 2016 - 09:56 AM, said:

Nice little derpy, also works as german sniper!

 

Nice video... Didn't realise upon purchase it had 6 crew.... pretty cramped in that tank.



MustafaJoint #11 Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:47 PM

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If it were the T-28E with F-30 i woulda jumped at it :D

StringWitch #12 Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:56 PM

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The gun angles are ridiculous — 12 depression and 60(!) elevation, and it's only tier 3 with a reasonable chance of surviving two hits from a KV-1. Overall characteristics are quite similar to a stock T-28 (75/76mm derp, large size, large crew, no armour, quick acceleration to a moderate top speed).

 

The price is actually shockingly good compared to past EU offers, particularly for a tank like this.


Edited by StringWitch, 11 February 2016 - 01:57 PM.


Cobra6 #13 Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:24 PM

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View PostPoe_Dameron, on 11 February 2016 - 12:07 PM, said:

 

While I was playing lower tiers I had fear of Grosstractor. It can one hit derp to death everything in tier II and III. And considering it has same short 75 mm howitzer I tried in PZ IV D I think it can severily damage tier IV tanks and even inflict small amount of damage to tier V tanks. Its also very fast and agile for such big tank so it can save himself by running and hiding. Despite been the size of school bus  its  actualy capable to do flanking!


 

 

Look at the replay posted a couple of posts above, usually the damage is around 120 per shot it seems so very unlikely to consistently one-shot tanks unless it's paper TD's.

 

Sure it can do flanking but you can't use terrain features as much as other tanks as there will be bits sticking out on all sides, that is the drawback in a big tank.

 

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StyleZ_ #14 Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:26 PM

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View PostPoe_Dameron, on 11 February 2016 - 02:07 PM, said:

While I was playing lower tiers I had fear of Grosstractor. It can one hit derp to death everything in tier II and III. And considering it has same short 75 mm howitzer I tried in PZ IV D I think it can severily damage tier IV tanks and even inflict small amount of damage to tier V tanks. Its also very fast and agile for such big tank so it can save himself by running and hiding. Despite been the size of school bus  its  actualy capable to do flanking!

 

1) Even if you pen your HE shell, then you can oneshot only several Tier2 tanks and some of Tier3 TD's. Everything else has way too much hitpoints or armor.

2) The gun was ok on the old T18 when it was still Tier2. In Tier3 it is average at most, and on that Pz. IV D it is nothing but useless, as you cannot do anything to all sorts of Tier5-6 Churchill's, O-I's and KV tanks. Even shooting at Matilda would probably take more than 10 shots to kill it.

3) Additionally to that Grosstraktor does not have any armor, it is HUUUUGE and the mobility is average. The recent BT-7 art. isn't a good tank either, but that one has similar gun, it is much smaller and has a lot better mobility.

 

So the conclusion is - if you want to be competitive in this game, don't listen to players, who have no idea, what are they talking about and don't buy this tank, or at least dont play it too much as a "stat-padder". ;) There are way better low tier tanks and prems for that role. GT cannot carry higher tier games, even in it's own tier it will have problems. It is okayish tank for some occasional crew training or a tank for collectors, but other than that - not recommended at all!


Edited by StyleZ_, 11 February 2016 - 02:36 PM.


MatthiasCrow #15 Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

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Man, I didnt expect too much from this tank when I bought it, but it has completely let me down.

It has no pref MM, so you see T5 a lot and this thing gets butchered even at T4.

The gun is absolute garbage, the only time I really one shot anything is if I hit a TD just right, and that's if I even hit it.

People target the hell out of you because you have a load of HP for a T3, it makes for super easy XP.

Oh well, at least I have it for collection purposes.  It's sad I can't really even run it to goof off here and there.  The extra bit of gold you got with the pack was nice at least.

 



SlyMeerkat #16 Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

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I got this tank because its a good price and i am a Tank Collector :)

ZeroCommaZero #17 Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:04 PM

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6 crew trainer.. why not

clocky #18 Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:27 PM

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If you are a tank collector , why not.  For anything else -> no.

Nebulosa #19 Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

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Got this tank for Christmas a year ago, mainly out of principle because it's historic*. Took me a while to find out how to play it, it's so different. But it is kind of fun, once you get the hang of it. For the price, worth it.

It's not for power-gamers, though. Definitely not.

 

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Burty61 #20 Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:45 PM

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Regardless of how the tank performs it's nice to see a rare(ish) tank offered at a affordable/reasonable price.




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