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DeltaOperator #161 Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:12 PM

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Freedom and Democracy for everyone!!!!

 

http://wotreplays.eu...r-t26e5_patriot



Vlado203CG #162 Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

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T26E5 breaking the game... It is the worst tier 8 premium tank ever released. It is paper, it has ho speed, it has no alpha. Only some parts of front turret cant take a hit from tier 8 and some tier 9 tanks. Cupola is bad, bad.

 

Ammo racks and engine damage almost every shot to your front hull.

 

Prem ammo pen is almost the same as standard ammo. 259...

 

In any case, dont purchase this tank. It does not earn much credits, too. Just go buy skorpion g, or sta-2 or lowe and enjoy. Or Patton KR. Now thats a tank.

 

Just hoping some tradein event comes soon, to get rid of t26e5 and fcm..


Edited by Vlado203CG, 31 May 2017 - 11:36 AM.


Eokokok #163 Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

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KR superior to Patriot, hilarious...

SuperDuperOtter #164 Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:10 PM

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View PostVlado203CG, on 31 May 2017 - 09:14 AM, said:

T26E5 breaking the game... It is the worst tier 8 premium tank ever released. It is paper, it has ho speed, it has no alpha. Only some parts of front turret cant take a hit from tier 8 and some tier 9 tanks. Cupola is bad, bad.

 

Ammo racks and engine damage almost every shot to your front hull.

 

Prem ammo pen is almost the same as standard ammo. 259...

 

In any case, dont purchase this tank. It does not earn much credits, too. Just go buy skorpion g, or sta-2 or lowe and enjoy. Or Patton KR. Now thats a tank.

 

Just hoping some tradein event comes soon, to get rid of t26e5 and fcm..

 

I can't understand how anyone wouldn't find the T26E5 has the most powerfull T8 premium one could by. Let alone understand how anyone would view it as a weak tank.



ijskast #165 Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:48 PM

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I so regret buying this tank. Tried for a refund but ofcourse i couldnt get one. The tier 8 matchmaking is broken, 95% of the games are t9 and t10. The tank struggles at those tiers due to the crap gun handling. The armor doesnt hold up at all in those games.  I do as much damage in my super pershing as i do in this tank. Hope they fix the matchmaking soon. I might enjoy it then. 

MattTheMiz #166 Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:01 PM

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View Postijskast, on 31 May 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:

I so regret buying this tank. Tried for a refund but ofcourse i couldnt get one. The tier 8 matchmaking is broken, 95% of the games are t9 and t10. The tank struggles at those tiers due to the crap gun handling. The armor doesnt hold up at all in those games.  I do as much damage in my super pershing as i do in this tank. Hope they fix the matchmaking soon. I might enjoy it then. 

 

it's not the tank itself that suffers of this rigged mm, imagine a useless centurion or caern, or vkA or tiger 2 facing all the time those t10 or t9, mm is totally broken, t26e5 performs well when things are not rigged

Zoltan1251 #167 Posted 09 June 2017 - 05:27 PM

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View PostMattTheMiz, on 31 May 2017 - 07:01 PM, said:

 

it's not the tank itself that suffers of this rigged mm, imagine a useless centurion or caern, or vkA or tiger 2 facing all the time those t10 or t9, mm is totally broken, t26e5 performs well when things are not rigged

 

also for me its one of the worst experiences in WOT i ever had.... playing it is a chore and as far from fun as it can.... but i need credits.... i would love the tank but the gun... omg the gun is the worst i have ever played... i miss so many fully aimed shots.... its the most frustrating thing in all of WOT... my CDC is fun, you miss here and there but you hit most of shots which is enough to have 54% WR in it, but in Patriot i have 45%....

its all about playstyle and if you dont have QB type of playstyle you can go to hell.... i regret buying it so much

Noo_Noo #168 Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:16 PM

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I honestly cant make up my mind about it. 

I'm far from being very good in it but my WR is excellent with it so far. Only a handful of games I guess and I'm waiting for the inevitable slump to bring my WR down again. 

Armour is pretty good though and the poor aim time suggests it's close up brawler and that's fine until you get Tier 10 games where you cant go head to head with some vehicles at that level. I'd say the same for Tier 9 actually. 

Like I said I cant make my mind up about it because sometimes it just feels dull. Does that make sense to people? 

ogremage #169 Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

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So when will it be sold again? Keen to buy one :)

TheR3dBaron #170 Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:27 PM

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View PostDeltaOperator, on 30 May 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Freedom and Democracy for everyone!!!!

 

http://wotreplays.eu...r-t26e5_patriot

 

wow as in great :-) Ok, you were top tier in a tier 6 game, but still, very impressive to rack up that amount of damage in a game with so little hp. I feel a bit for the T-34-3 on the other team.

 

Did some ridgeline work in a bottom tier game.

http://wotreplays.com/site/3801648#steppes-ther3dbaron-t26e5_patriot



ijskast #171 Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

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have it for some time now. The tank is far from overpowered. Seems pretty average to me. The statcurve was nice on the average too.

 

The tank got decent turret armor. Mostly strong, but many weakspots, nothing like a t32. Even the new premium swedish med has better turret armor (and a way better gun, and better mobility...) Hull armor is terrible, only the front is somewhat decent. Get the tank hull down or the armor is useless against t8 or higher. (and you will only see tier 8 or higher...)

Only advantage of the gun is the dpm. Gun handling is terrible, as is the alpha for a heavy. But then again, it is pretty mobile for a heavy.

 

biggest problem is the broken tier 8 matchmaking atm. It mostly sees tier 10's. It would feel much better when it sees more tier 6 and tier 7 tanks.

 

 



lula3d #172 Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

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With current MM facing tier 10 most of the time the tanks is crap, don't buy any tier 8 at the moment except TD or LT, not worth it.

CandyVanMan #173 Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

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View Postlula3d, on 30 September 2017 - 06:58 AM, said:

With current MM facing tier 10 most of the time the tanks is crap, don't buy any tier 8 at the moment except TD or LT, not worth it.

 

Löwe doesn't care too much about getting 3/5/7 matches against TX, dunno about Patriot, don't really play it anymore, but I'm thinking it could do it equally well.

ijskast #174 Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Nah, patriot isnt doing very well against t10. The armor is only usefull against t8 and lower. 250 pen guns go through your turret more often than not, hull armor wont stop anything above tier 7. And the side are rear armor are non existant. The gun is crap for a tier 8 heavy. Sure it has a good dpm, but the accuracy and aim time feel horrible.

 

I feel the tank is great vs tier 7 and lower, balanced against tier 8 and not so good vs higher tiers. The armor wont hold up, and the gun wont perform well enough. All in all, a decent tank, but nothing special.



CircleOfSorrow #175 Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

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This is a bump for those, like myself, considering buying the T26E5 today.  It doesn't really seem worth it :/

 

Thanks to the OP for a great post and for updating it.



ReDGryphoN #176 Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:02 PM

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I have it but really struggle with it but that's probably because I am a bad player.

 

Seems I mostly meet Tier 10's in it much like in my Lowe and that makes the tank very average at times. Also I seem to be a magnet in this tank for every enemy player to flank and nuke me.

 

I am trying to use it as a crew trainer to progress up the line but thats also stalled as I am finding other tanks more interesting.

 

Not going to help you make up your mind on this tank  probably.

 

ReD

 

 

 



kaneloon #177 Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:22 AM

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View PostCircleOfSorrow, on 10 November 2017 - 06:58 AM, said:

This is a bump for those, like myself, considering buying the T26E5 today.  It doesn't really seem worth it :/

 

Thanks to the OP for a great post and for updating it.

People come here to complain. I m not sure you should choose by that.

If you look at stats of premium tanks, t26e5 is in the top ten by win rate and net income, two things you could think important.



Wayneable #178 Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:45 AM

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View Post_LUL_, on 23 November 2016 - 05:42 PM, said:

they're hungry for money , hence the release of OP prem tanks , who knows what they'll release next , OP prem arty maybe? 

Hell ja, even got some secert game play of the new arty:

Image result for insane artillery gif


Edited by Wayneable, 11 November 2017 - 05:46 AM.


ilDuca #179 Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

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This tank is mediocre now with current MM at tier 8 the lack of alpha and the fact it is a support tank hence relies on the general performance of your bigger teammates you cannot say it is OP.

Also 0.38 of accuracy isn't really an accurate tank for long range sniping and forget about go in cities to brawl:your hull is flimsy.

 

My personal experience.



Aikl #180 Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:10 AM

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Keep in mind that the shell velocity is not very good for an APCR round (tiny bit better than decent AP rounds) - and that effective penetration on surfaces angled more than 3-4 degrees is ~215mm - which makes even IS-3s a pain to deal with at times.

 

Still a decent tank, but the presentation is rather dodgy. APCR is not an advantage by itself, the last year it's been turned into a balancing parameter to write a higher pen value on the box.







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