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anonym_YNch2j0j5oJ9 #21 Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:50 PM

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View Postdennez, on 13 July 2016 - 12:46 PM, said:

 

The only useful tier 8 TD's in todays meta would be the Borsig (turret and ninja camo) or the JPII (mobility and gun).. The Ferdinand is a turdlike relic of days gone by, same as the ISU. Atleast the ISU has the godlike alpha as a redeeming factor.

 

The ferdinand has amazing frontal armor so that still makes it great.. ISU with great alpha as u said, Didn't really enjoy either of the two u mentioned in the test servers.. they feel funny as hell xD

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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 01:29 PM, said:

a fully ugpraded IS3 is better than the IS6?

 

 

Yes, it's better.

Better gun (higher pen 225 vs 175mm)

and turret armor is better too (correct me If I'm wrong)

 

I like german heavies and just recently got me a Tiger ll which seems to be just as fun if not even more so than Tiger l was. Only a few games in it yet, though.

 

Don't know much about mediums but the way I hear it Pershing is adaptable and good medium. I've faced plenty of T-54 mods and they're just beastly good.



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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 02:43 PM, said:

Can't see how the T54 proto and IS6 are linked to each other though.. 

 

T-54 Proto is a slow brawler medium with a strong armor. It gets a terrible gun and normal matchmaking. If you are primarily sniping with it, you are doing it wrong.

 

IS-6 has a similar armor layout except its lower plate and side armor are better. It gets worse gun handling, has worse camo and it's slower, but it is just fast enough to be played as medium and the gun is awesome for brawling against the enemy mediums. It also gets preferential matchmaking which is means it can play this role every time without ever being shoved into the role of a useless bottom tier tank.

 

Far too many people insist on going to the heavy tank areas with their IS-6 to fight against E75s, IS-3s and KV-4s with it instead of playing it as brawler medium. Pretty much all tier 8-9 heavies will penetrate the armor of IS-6 relatively easily while many of them can't be damaged with 175 penetration, so what's the point of seeking frontal engagements against these tanks? Then these people whine that IS-6 needs a buff and it gets one although statistically it's OP. I don't buy the "IM HEAVY SO I GO TO HEAVY FLANK EVERY TIME!!!!111" argument . You are much better off carrying the medium flank and serving as the breakthrough tank against all those 180-200 pen guns that your armor is OP against and that will be consistently penned by your 390 alpha, high DPM gun.


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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 11:48 AM, said:

yeah the IS tank i only have like 34 battles i think, and i think none of those battles i actually had a great gun,i went straight for the IS3 and played like 2 battles with the first 122mm gun, so my IS stats are pretty bad ;D but then my friend bought me the IS-6 and i felt like it would be weird to get the IS3 if i have the IS6..

 

You said it yourself mate. Do not rush the tiers and unlocking tanks before getting the modules that you can use later. As an example, IS and IS-3 share the same top engine so why would you choose to grind it in tier VIII instead in tier VII (where it is easier to be competitive than later in IS-3 where you will meet X and have more stuff to unlock that are more important)?

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:D thx for all the suggestions and tips and opinions guys.
Heavy Tank - i think i will go for the IS-3, i did a poll a while ago for best tier 8 heavies and IS3 won by faaaaaar. so IS-3 i will get at some point for sure!
Mediums - T-54 mod 1, i will probably get this at some point as well:)
TD - i think i will go for the Ferdinand, as the Jagpanther seems pretty cool as a tier 7 before it, and in the far future, ISU next :D

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T49! Just drive around derping everyth...

View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

I'm not interested in Light Tanks.

Ah. Ok then.

 

IS-3 for heavy, plus it compliments the IS-6.

If you do ever intend going up the line, then Ferdinand for TD, as you train the extra crew member you need, otherwise JgPanther II as it is faster, more manoeuvrable and arguably better armour.

 

 

 



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View PostTony_EU, on 13 July 2016 - 12:59 PM, said:

 

T-54 Proto is a slow brawler medium with a strong armor. It gets a terrible gun and normal matchmaking. If you are primarily sniping with it, you are doing it wrong.

 

IS-6 has a similar armor layout except its lower plate and side armor are better. It gets worse gun handling, has worse camo and it's slower, but it is just fast enough to be played as medium and the gun is awesome for brawling against the enemy mediums. It also gets preferential matchmaking which is means it can play this role every time without ever being shoved into the role of a useless bottom tier tank.

 

Far too many people insist on going to the heavy tank areas with their IS-6 to fight against E75s, IS-3s and KV-4s with it instead of playing it as brawler medium. Pretty much all tier 8-9 heavies will penetrate the armor of IS-6 relatively easily while many of them can't be damaged with 175 penetration, so what's the point of seeking frontal engagements against these tanks? Then these people whine that IS-6 needs a buff and it gets one although statistically it's OP. I don't buy the "IM HEAVY SO I GO TO HEAVY FLANK EVERY TIME!!!!111" argument . You are much better off carrying the medium flank and serving as the breakthrough tank against all those 180-200 pen guns that your armor is OP against and that will be consistently penned by your 390 alpha, high DPM gun.

well now i feel pretty stupid.. i play IS-6 like a heavy as u said, struggle to pen other heavies, my mind is basically Heavy tank designed! i will try to take the other flanks from now on with the mediums.. so if i have the IS-6, is it worth getting the T54 mod 1 then?



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View PostBaldrickk, on 13 July 2016 - 01:01 PM, said:

If you do ever intend going up the line, then Ferdinand for TD, as you train the extra crew member you need, otherwise JgPanther II as it is faster, more manoeuvrable and arguably better armour.

didn't play the JgPanther II in the test server so i have no real clue about it tbh, but for sure the Jagpanther line it self i will go for, at tier 8 it will be a choice between the JgPanther II or Ferdinand, im gonna test the JgPanther II now in test servers.



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View PostSuurpolskija, on 13 July 2016 - 02:55 PM, said:

 

Yes, it's better.

Better gun (higher pen 225 vs 175mm)

and turret armor is better too (correct me If I'm wrong)

 

No it isn't. As awesome as IS-3 is, it isn't as good at winning random games as IS-6. Yes, it has better penetration and gun handling and an OP turret but IS-6 gets better hull armor, a much faster reload and most notably preferential matchmaking. It never faces tier X tanks. Instead it constantly meets lower tier tanks it is immune against, and as I explained above even in tier 9 games it makes an efficient medium tank.

 

And please, don't bring up the "if is-3 and is-6 meet, is-3 wins" argument. The preferential matchmaking is far more important.


Edited by Tony_EU, 13 July 2016 - 01:10 PM.


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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 03:05 PM, said:

well now i feel pretty stupid.. i play IS-6 like a heavy as u said, struggle to pen other heavies, my mind is basically Heavy tank designed! i will try to take the other flanks from now on with the mediums.. so if i have the IS-6, is it worth getting the T54 mod 1 then?

 

Not really. IS-6 can fulfill the same role.



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OP, make some diversity, that improves the learning and having fun... My tier VIII tanks: Panther II, 54 Mod 1, Cent 1., 54 ltwt and IS-3 very soon. Different enough.

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View PostTony_EU, on 13 July 2016 - 01:08 PM, said:

 

Not really. IS-6 can fulfill the same role.

 

now im pretty glad i started this topic :) so im gonna play IS6 as a medium and heavy, and get the IS3, and a go into the Jagpanther TD line :D

View PostBora_BOOM, on 13 July 2016 - 01:10 PM, said:

OP, make some diversity, that improves the learning and having fun... My tier VIII tanks: Panther II, 54 Mod 1, Cent 1., 54 ltwt and IS-3 very soon. Different enough.

Do you enjoy the Panther II? i kinda liked it in the test servers but the armor sucks, do u use it for sniping (wont reply for a few minutes as i will play a few rounds in test server now)



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View PostTony_EU, on 13 July 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

 

Not really. IS-6 can fulfill the same role.

 

Both Nutella and butter can be put on bread. Same thing. :P

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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 12:12 PM, said:

 

now im pretty glad i started this topic :) so im gonna play IS6 as a medium and heavy, and get the IS3, and a go into the Jagpanther TD line :D

Do you enjoy the Panther II? i kinda liked it in the test servers but the armor sucks, do u use it for sniping (wont reply for a few minutes as i will play a few rounds in test server now)

 

I have played Panther II when I was a total noob, rushed tiers, got the E50, sold Panther II, got E50M.... rage-quited the game... Mess...

Honestly, I have forgotten what was it like. I know that I am bad with all of them stat-wise. It is a hard role to play, all are high tiers, non-forgiving tanks. Beasts, but hard to handle.

Panther(s) are snipe machines. Middle to high range. Flank with it cause its fast. Engage at the end. Can ram good.

 

Best advice: ask someone who is better than me. :trollface:



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Some players tell people to "not rush tiers".

 

The client however is designed for several excellent reasons to entice players to "rush tiers".

 

So... will those "dont rush tiers" players take the reality pill please?

 

Spoiler

 

As for a "fun tank" OP please tell us more which tanks you like so far and why then maybe people can be a bit more specific in their advice.


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My personal choices:

 

Heavies:

IS-6 (but you already know this)

IS-3 (don't cheat yourself out of this totally OP sealclubtank - Retrain your IS6 guys for IS3, then use them in both for max lulz).


 

Medium tanks:

T-54 mod. 1 (BEST tier 8 prem med with normal matchmaking, maybe just the best, period).

Obj. 416

T-44

Pershing is nice too


 

Lights:

T-54 Lwt

M41 blackdog

T49 would be a great keeper tank if the gun handling wasn't so comically bad

I did not include the 13 90 in this list because of the bad gun handling which makes is a little annoying at times, whereas the two others always deliver.


 

Hmm, a pattern is emerging. Smells of RASHA!



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View Postb0d, on 13 July 2016 - 12:25 PM, said:

Some players tell people to "not rush tiers".

 

The client however is designed for several excellent reasons to entice players to "rush tiers".

 

So... will those "dont rush tiers" players take the reality pill please?

 

Spoiler

 

As for a "fun tank" OP please tell us more which tanks you like so far and why then maybe people can be a bit more specific in their advice.

 

The reality in majority of the computer games when you can have "a progression" is that you get no cons when you do so: you drive a faster car and your opponents are faster, you have a better sword, enemies have more HP, you collect more credits and the things get more expensive. The balance is always there.

With WOT it is different, and I have learned it the hard way. The 0.3 accuracy. the beauty, the "scare" factor, the stats of E50M and being top tier have made me rush tiers big time. Its simple as this: the top tier tank does not allow you play better. If you get it too soon it will do exactly the opposite.

Yes, I understand the concept that keeps WOT (WG) alive and probably the one you are referring to: "rush tiers --> lose credits --> need gold --> spend money". But "rush the tiers" is no advice to give to beginners.


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Im back from playing a few rounds each of the IS3 and Jagpanther II... summary of what im about to say: "Wow."
I can immediately feel that the IS-3 is a better tank than my IS-6 for sure
And JgPanther II is great, did 2k dmg very easily and then a stupid russian kid shot me, i had 3 kills :( it is better than the Ferdinand, and i enjoyed the JgPanther I at tier 7 also,  i will for sure go to the JgPanther II, Ferdinand is a frontal armor beast, maybe when i have a lot of credits and exp i will go back for the Ferdinand as well, but for now the JgPanther II and IS-3 are my first priorities.. ISU-152 is step 2 :D so i wont get a medium tank then, my is6 will be my medium tank (well kind of.)

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View PostTerblanche77, on 13 July 2016 - 12:50 PM, said:

 

The ferdinand has amazing frontal armor so that still makes it great.. 

No.. Its huge, slow and has big flat badly angled plates of armor.. If it's spotted it's dead.. Too slow to relocate and everyone just doubletaps 2 anyway. The JPII is mobile enough to GTFO and flex around the map.



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Get an IS3, AMX 50100 and a few of the Tier 8 scouts and you got everything you ever need from that tier. Fun premium I drove a lot are T-34-3 and IS-5, even tho I wouldnt recommend those to new players (or they are not available to them).





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