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anonym_uktlgGKuDbuG #1 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:37 AM

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I have 6 tier X vehicles to choose from, sadly I don't have any Soviet hovermeds yet although I will make full use of the July TotT special. The goal is to pick a tank that can often make it into the top 3 when the game is a loss.

 

Choices + experience:

IS-7 (Helpful for your team due to its armor and pushing ability, but almost never top 3 during a loss because of the potato gun)

Leopard 1 (Easy to farm damage, but one mistake and you die)

E-50M (Harder to farm damage, but more forgiving, can play city maps decently well)

E-100 (Never played this in ranked because I hate it)

TVP (Seemed great to farm damage in theory, but in practice bounces lots of shells due to the bad accuracy and low pen + all the superheavies driving around)

GW E-100 (Chevron-neutral. Almost never finishes in the top 3 on a loss unless you get lucky)

 

I seem to have the best experiences in my Leopard 1 and E-50M. The Leopard 1 farms more damage but the E-50M is surprisingly resilient and flexible (except for that time I rammed a Maus and lost 1500hp). These two tanks also don't bleed credits because their APCR pen is pretty good. Does anyone have any good experiences with the tanks listed above? Any tips? 

 

I also have the following tier X tanks unlocked:

 

T57 Heavy

Maus

 

But not enough credits to buy them. Should I? Maus sounds fun but I'm not sure how good it is at getting chevrons on a loss.

 

 

 



Effing_Drako #2 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

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Get Maus or go home

qpranger #3 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

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Play any tier 10 arty.

truoste #4 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

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Maus would be my #1 pick if I had it. Want to play for loss? Works like charm, just park your tank in any backwards corner you can find and just let your team down by not helping them and soon you can farm incoming enemies and top 3 is pretty much quaranteed. Want to play for win? Maus works like magic as it is next to impenetrable even when played like true donkey.  

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CmdPrompt #5 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

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View Postqpranger, on 30 June 2017 - 12:46 PM, said:

Play any tier 10 arty.

 

If you want easy chevrons

anonym_uktlgGKuDbuG #6 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:50 AM

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View PostCmdPrompt, on 30 June 2017 - 11:48 AM, said:

 

If you want easy chevrons

 

But you almost always lose a chevron when your team loses so that's not really gonna help..  And when you get Himmelsdorf you're likely to finish at the bottom getting nothing.

SABAOTH #7 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Maus is the best pick in corridors.

 

E 100 with gold does really good (be prepared for high bills)

 

IF you can and are good at, counter arty: go arty. Most of ranked battles are with 3 of them, if you can take them out you will turn the tide of battle pretty effectively.



anonym_uktlgGKuDbuG #8 Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

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View PostSABAOTH, on 30 June 2017 - 11:51 AM, said:

Maus is the best pick in corridors.

 

E 100 with gold does really good (be prepared for high bills)

 

IF you can and are good at, counter arty: go arty. Most of ranked battles are with 3 of them, if you can take them out you will turn the tide of battle pretty effectively.

 

That's actually a decent strategy. I will try this! Indeed most battles have 2-3 arty. My GW E-100 isn't the best for counter arty but it can work.

qpranger #9 Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

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View PostCmdPrompt, on 30 June 2017 - 12:48 PM, said:

 

If you want easy chevrons

 

As there is no skill balance in Ranked battles, easy chevrons is the only way to go.

ZeeAa #10 Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:32 PM

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I think it's a lot easier to win, than to try to get top 3 when lose.

 

I think E100 would be best of your tanks. You really really really want to have armor. Or E-50M. This is for winning, go that route.



truoste #11 Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

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View PostTr0gledyte, on 30 June 2017 - 10:52 AM, said:

 

That's actually a decent strategy. I will try this! Indeed most battles have 2-3 arty. My GW E-100 isn't the best for counter arty but it can work.

 

You clearly do not understand the whole "ranked"-gameplay. Forget what you think is right.

 

Arties do not get to top12 in fast games and countering enemy arties would promote faster games. You would do minimal dmg and would not get any assist i.e. you would actually play for team but likely would lose out. Just shoot the what ever dares to try to spot or play agressively which causes others not to do that --> more time for you to do dmg and end in top12 or if your team loses, try to kill steal and end in top3. Shooting at enemies which are about to get overrun is great for your "assist" dmg. In other words, you do not play for team but for chevrons...


Edited by truoste, 30 June 2017 - 12:39 PM.


Rigusz1 #12 Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:51 PM

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I have Maus. On most open maps you are just suffering: all 3 arties are chasing you (always)

Everyone pens you with premium rounds, Type5H-s are auto damage you with HE.

On city maps they are really good, but as I can see city maps in ranked are less frequesnt then open maps.



uglycousin #13 Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

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You need to be able to relocate when needed, you need to also be able to put in the shots. So stick with tanks that got speed and good guns. Slow lumbering heavies will be arty food and there are always 3 arties per team. My money would be on the E50M and the TVP. They do quite ok in ranked. E50M has that reliable gun that can put the shots in and the TVP has that monster 4 shots gun that cleans up nicely in the mid to late game.

 

GW E100 is also an easy way to get chevrons if you are in a good team. I play mine from time to time when it`s getting late and I am getting tired. If you are in a good team you will get in top 12. If not ... well ... tough luck. :) If you manage to counter enemy arty it will grand you a very nice XP boost, and even if you don`t kill enemy arty you make it relocate or stop firing a bit and give some breathing space to your team. Just remember to move between your shots so you don`t get countered as well. Remember, people will hate you for playing arty in ranked (and for good reason) but as soon as they see that you countered at least one of the enemy arties then they start loving you. :honoring:

 

Superheavies work well at lower ranks, but the higher you go up the ranks, the better the players you meet. And once they press 2 it will be really hard for you to use that armor.

 

Also, don`t aim at being top 3, go for the win. And pick whatever tanks you love playing. ;)

 

 



anonym_uktlgGKuDbuG #14 Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

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I think I'm gonna go for the E-50M. It's a jack of all trades which I think is good in ranked battles. Enemy meds have a hard time penning you without HEAT since it has roughly 240-250mm effective armor all over the front (I often bounce 3 or even all 4 shells from a TVP clip) and if they load HEAT you can abuse the spaced armor on the side to soak it up. It can also double as a semi-heavy tank and has the highest APCR pen of all meds. Only downside is the weak turret but it's hard to hit if you wiggle a lot, and they can hit the mantlet or outer cheeks and bounce anyway.

 

I like sticking to one tank because it allows me to get used to its playstyle more. If I switch tanks a lot I tend to play worse. I've never reached rank 5 due to a lack of time, sadly..


Edited by Tr0gledyte, 30 June 2017 - 01:28 PM.


uglycousin #15 Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

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E50M is a good medium. Good luck and have fun. :honoring:

anonym_uktlgGKuDbuG #16 Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:05 PM

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View Postuglycousin, on 30 June 2017 - 01:33 PM, said:

E50M is a good medium. Good luck and have fun. :honoring:

 

I'm terrible in my E-50M in randoms, can't make it work for some reason, but the ranked playstyle is completely different lol. Wish all battles were like that.

HundeWurst #17 Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

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Dont play ranked.

 

Problem solved.

 

 

 

 

PS: Out of all the tanks you posted E-50m for sure.



Laatikkomafia #18 Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:03 PM

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Out of those, HEAT-100 for sure.

 

It has armor to withstand against those BS Type 5s, enough pen for any opponent it faces and really good alpha for potential trading.



SABAOTH #19 Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

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View Posttruoste, on 30 June 2017 - 12:37 PM, said:

 

You clearly do not understand the whole "ranked"-gameplay. Forget what you think is right.

 

Arties do not get to top12 in fast games and countering enemy arties would promote faster games. You would do minimal dmg and would not get any assist i.e. you would actually play for team but likely would lose out. Just shoot the what ever dares to try to spot or play agressively which causes others not to do that --> more time for you to do dmg and end in top12 or if your team loses, try to kill steal and end in top3. Shooting at enemies which are about to get overrun is great for your "assist" dmg. In other words, you do not play for team but for chevrons...

 

If you can nail just one arty you raise the odds. That's why you need to be good and get it in one shot.

 

Then you farm damage of course.



WindSplitter1 #20 Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

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Maus - Because yes

TVP - Mobility, intra-clip, reload etc

Arty - For the lulz. But they're right about counter battery.






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