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Interesting approach to June's Top of the Tree (WZ-132-1)

Top of the Tree TotT WZ-132-1 Chinese Lights Light tanks Scouting

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Strappster #1 Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

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As far as I recall, WG nerfed the tier 10 lights just before patch 9.18 hit the servers on the basis that the primary role of light tanks should be scouting rather than dealing damage. With the WZ-132-1 as this month's TotT, I found it interesting how they suggest it's played.

 

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Vents, rammer and vstabs on a light tank which doesn't have the view range of other light tanks and is supposed to be played as a scout, though at least they also suggest using optics if we "prefer" scouting.

 

Is someone taking the piss? :sceptic:



Gvozdika #2 Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:34 PM

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There are some theories about these articles. 

 

1) The person who's writing them doesn't play this game, nor do they have any idea how said game works.

2) The person who's writing them is a muppet. Possibly a genuine and sincere person - but still a muppet.

3) The author is actually taking the proverbial. He/she is trying to gain some enjoyment/entertainment out of a long and tedious job that otherwise offers very little satisfaction - by being a wind-up merchant.

 

I'm going with option 3 - because it's what I'd do if I had a customer relations job for a Belorussian company who makes a career out of generally antagonising/frustrating much of it's client/customer-base without even trying. 


Edited by Gvozdika, 01 June 2017 - 05:35 PM.


Mav75 #3 Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

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I'll have to go with this:

 



SilentFear #4 Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:46 PM

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More like even the guy/girl knows that on the current maps, scouting is dead and is suggesting been crap med - aka what the new light tanks are. 

brumbarr #5 Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:52 PM

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View PostSilentFear, on 01 June 2017 - 05:46 PM, said:

More like even the guy/girl knows that on the current maps, scouting is dead and is suggesting been crap med - aka what the new light tanks are. 

However, you still need optics on a light tank, otherwise you wont even reach max vr.



250swb #6 Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:40 PM

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WG suggest it is a 'hybrid', so I suppose this covers the contradictory information, so it could be played as a light, or a medium. But what is it doing as a light tank if it can be played as a medium! Why design it that way! It's neither 'fish nor foul' and a testament that WG didn't think through the 'light tank revolution' before implementing it. 

Strappster #7 Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

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View Post250swb, on 01 June 2017 - 05:40 PM, said:

But what is it doing as a light tank if it can be played as a medium!

 

T-54 'mediumweight' :angry:

 

But I digress. It's got 200mm frontal turret armour so I guess it could be played as a hybrid if you can find ground that allows you to use it without having to show too much hull to get the gun on target.



Obsessive_Compulsive #8 Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:15 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 01 June 2017 - 05:12 PM, said:

As far as I recall, WG nerfed the tier 10 lights just before patch 9.18 hit the servers on the basis that the primary role of light tanks should be scouting rather than dealing damage. With the WZ-132-1 as this month's TotT, I found it interesting how they suggest it's played.

 

Source.

 

Vents, rammer and vstabs on a light tank which doesn't have the view range of other light tanks and is supposed to be played as a scout, though at least they also suggest using optics if we "prefer" scouting.

 

Is someone taking the piss? :sceptic:

 

No.. they just want players to shoot lots of gold ammo instead of sitting in a bush.

Schemezoid #9 Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

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Prolly the same guy who is in charge of balancing




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