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Ph3lan #1 Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:37 PM

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The work on the extension of Light tanks branches till Tier X is going at full speed and today we’ll share some info about the changes of vehicles of this class at Tier V.
 

Below you can see the currently tested characteristics of the Tier V light tanks. Remember that together with the introduction of Tier X LTs all light tanks will get regular matchmaking. This means that Tier V lights will no longer fight against Tier VIII vehicles.
 

If it’s the first time you hear about Tier X light tanks, check out our article “What’s Ahead for World of Tanks”.

 

Major changes to Tier V lights include:

 

1. French tank AMX ELC bis got a 360 degrees traversable turret. The main gun for this tank will be 75-mm gun.

2. American light tanks will get some reinforcements: The M7 will become a valid scout.

3. The German “Leopard” will stand out with its two guns.

 

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Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary set of features planned for future updates. The Supertest happens at the early stages of development - and involves checking the changes of a future updates and searching for the most critical issues before further stages of testing. 



Hobknobbs #2 Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

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The changes to the ELC sound absolutely dreadful. I hope they do not come to pass. Is this the 'fake news' Donald has been warning us of? I hope it's a joke, I really do. 

 

edit: To clarify, I think the ELC as it currently stands is a great 'high risk' and 'high reward' vehicle. Arguments can be made to it's validity in the current meta but I still think it's a highly effective vehicle that stands out amongst a sea of boring copy/paste tanks. Why even bother changing the 90mm historical armament that's actually fixed to the vehicle with a fantasy 75mm one? I realize it wouldn't be the first time you've messed around with tank stats in your hopeless fumbling around for 'balance' but this really is disappointing as far as I'm concerned. 

 

Maybe I've just been playing this game too long but this proposition really leaves me jaded, hence the initial hyperbole in my post. The straw that broke the camel's back? I hope not. 


Edited by Hobknobbs, 17 February 2017 - 05:41 PM.


Brawl99 #3 Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:37 PM

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RIP my Clan

1ncompetenc3 #4 Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

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Ah yes, let's suck all the character out of the ELC and make it just another LT whilst pretending WG doesn't seem to have an irrational hatred of LTs and LT players.

 

Just leave the entire class alone you buffoons.



MrsSmith_ #5 Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:05 PM

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Please no, just.... no....

world_of_tanks_winner #6 Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

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If you do that i will suicide 

elc must not change its perfectly balanced as it is now


Edited by world_of_tanks_winner, 17 February 2017 - 08:26 PM.


Sushimitzu #7 Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:59 PM

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Ruining the ELC like that will severely impact tank diversity.

8126Jakobsson #8 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

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RIP ELC. I guess that's it for that Korean dude with 21k games with it. :(

teachblackbeard #9 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:13 PM

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This is unacceptable!

roachex #10 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Make ELC as tier VI, or make 2 copy paste tanks, a Tier V ELC with 75mm, and a side branch a tier VI with 90mm (which leads to tier VI amx 12t).

No one ever wants an ELC with 360deg 75mm gun.

Gremlin182 #11 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:24 PM

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Better to create an entirely new tank to replace the ELC while taking the current ELC and moving it to a side branch of the tree or make it a premium.

As it stands the ELC is unique it would be a great shame to remove everything that makes it so.



Homer_J #12 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:24 PM

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View Postroachex, on 17 February 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:

make 2 copy paste tanks, a Tier V ELC with 75mm, and a side branch a tier VI with 90mm

 

Or, make an ELC 90 as a tier VII premium in a couple of patches a la PzIVS.

voodoospirit #13 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

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they could leave the choix for the elc, 90mm and the actual turret or the 755 and the new turret, versality u use the 75mm+ 360 turret,  more TD style, the 90mm but no rotating turret.

Cobra6 #14 Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

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Removing 90mm from ELC and giving it a turret.

 

I see you continue your mission to remove any tank that is unique and fun to play and make all tanks equally boring? See also removing 10,5 from VK2801, removing derp from T49, removing autoloader from 59-16 etc.

 

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Laatikkomafia #15 Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:23 PM

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Edited by FireflyDivision, 19 February 2017 - 11:37 PM.
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Homer_J #16 Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

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View Postvoodoospirit, on 17 February 2017 - 08:48 PM, said:

they could leave the choix for the elc, 90mm and the actual turret

Not and let it meet tier III tanks, which it will when they give it regular tier V matchmaking, which is the whole point of the changes.

 

I would have replaced it with something else, then again they are replacing it with something else, something WG have invented.



roachex #17 Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:58 AM

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The funiest thing, that I prefer to meet tier IX in ELC, rather then tier III. If they put this tank on tier VI (or VII), and give it a prem status - go for it!

Heck, they coud make a side branch of ELC Even with 90mm & 120mm modifications.

Nagymadar #18 Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:00 AM

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I played 7000 games with ELC. Please listen to ELC players before you change. You are killing the ELC and also my clan. Time to quit WOT.

 

Balancing means making all tanks the exact same? ELC was a truly unique tank why many people loved it. One of the most unique! It is hard to master, but was a true love after that. Now it will be just the same as any other. This "feature planned" is a mistake and a useless tweak. Please consult players!



Aoishi #19 Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:19 AM

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Omg... just omg... (In a bad way)

 



Ice_Cream_Van #20 Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:49 AM

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Noooooo, leave my ELC alone! Make it tier VI, if you want but leave it as is!






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