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Any idea on the expected buffs the KV-5?

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CaptainCombat #1 Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:31 AM

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I think the topic is self explanatory, but does anyone have any idea on what buffs to expect on the KV-5? Over excited regarding this! :)

qpranger #2 Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

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That tank is OP already, pity they never nerf premiums.

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View Postqpranger, on 03 July 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

That tank is OP already, pity they never nerf premiums.

 

Remember your comment and post it after they buffed the KV-5, then it will be OP for sure, because rasha and WG.

CaptainCombat #4 Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:43 AM

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Well, honestly I am not really complaining at all about how the KV-5 performs, so to me the buff is a very warm welcome! Couldn't pen much back then on same tier and higher, the same rules apply now. Armour is workable if you have the know how.

clixor #5 Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

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Only thing that's needed is higher pen, especially with the 3/5/7 mm fiasco when, even though it has pmm, you are seeing basically 5 tier9s every battle.

 

edit: so kv-5 could get a 120/122 gun for instance, but that would kill part of the gameplay as currently it's gun is just not derpy enough to be able to snipe a bit.


Edited by clixor, 03 July 2017 - 12:09 PM.


Homer_J #6 Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

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160mm armour on R2D2.

leggasiini #7 Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

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The gun needs buff. Every other buff is irrelevant before the gun is buffed. 167 / 219 pen does not cut it in the current MM system and the amount of armor we have these days.

 

Really, buff pen to 200 / 250 and its enough. Or alternatively, make the gold APCR regular ammo and give it new APCR with 250 pen. Maybe buff the turret face and mantle, too, but anything else than that is overkill.



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View PostCaptainCombat, on 03 July 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

Well, honestly I am not really complaining at all about how the KV-5 performs, so to me the buff is a very warm welcome! Couldn't pen much back then on same tier and higher, the same rules apply now. Armour is workable if you have the know how.

 

Seriously? Because the tank - together with the other unbuffed SMM tanks - is totally unplayable now.

KV-5 is  now a 1780 hitpoints piñata relic of days gone by. Its basically a tier 8 TOG atm.



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View Postdennez, on 03 July 2017 - 02:12 PM, said:

 

Seriously? Because the tank - together with the other unbuffed SMM tanks - is totally unplayable now.

KV-5 is  now a 1780 hitpoints piñata relic of days gone by. Its basically a tier 8 TOG atm.

 

I still do good with it, it's been called a pinata before! But it can do with a bit of a buff, just not too much, but thats my opinion on the tank, I have about 2.5k battles in it. Was the only credit maker I had since 2013, and still one of my favorite tanks, but no one really plays PMM tanks as much anymore. Defenders are not too bad to handle in the KV-5, especially when you face hug them, permapen the cupola. Each to his own though.

MarcoStrapone #10 Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

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View PostCaptainCombat, on 03 July 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:

I think the topic is self explanatory, but does anyone have any idea on what buffs to expect on the KV-5? Over excited regarding this! :)

 

leave the name, replace it with DEFENDER :)

Artick_ #11 Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

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View PostCaptainCombat, on 03 July 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

Well, honestly I am not really complaining at all about how the KV-5 performs, so to me the buff is a very warm welcome! Couldn't pen much back then on same tier and higher, the same rules apply now. Armour is workable if you have the know how.

 

It does have a faking preferential MM , what you expect

 

150mm of side armor , are u kiding me? Is-7 got 100 , dfak.

 

Go play against tier 6 , where they can't pen ur side without Wn8 shells.



Balc0ra #12 Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

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Only thing they have said is that it's within the next two patches that the IS-6 and KV5 will get their buffs. And the buff list for 9.20 is getting new leaks often as they are added to the 9.20 super test. So wait and see.

clixor #13 Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 03 July 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

Only thing they have said is that it's within the next two patches that the IS-6 and KV5 will get their buffs. And the buff list for 9.20 is getting new leaks often as they are added to the 9.20 super test. So wait and see.

 

This in itself is a fail cause WG previously stated that they probably overbuffed the kv-5, and that was like 6 months ago, shows how the impact the new premium tonks have.

Enforcer1975 #14 Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

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They will probably buff the armor on the R2D2 and cupola a bit, maybe even turret front.
The most important for me would be a pen buff. The 107mm ZiS-24 would be overkill against low tiers if it ever sees them again so we need a tier 8 version of the gun it currently has.

Laatikkomafia #15 Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:11 PM

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Reduce the HP and it could be moved to tier 7..

Balc0ra #16 Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:37 PM

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View Postclixor, on 03 July 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:

 

This in itself is a fail cause WG previously stated that they probably overbuffed the kv-5, and that was like 6 months ago, shows how the impact the new premium tonks have.

 

Considering how many people in the balance department have come and gone the past year. Everything is subject to change.

Uebergewicht #17 Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:41 PM

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Regarding the OP: Patch 9.20 is looking to be a very big vehicle balancing patch, likely including a lot of Russian vehicles. 9.19.1 is coming out before that , if the rumors are true, sometime around the 11th of July. I would expect 9.20 to come around maybe one and a half to two months later, so beginning to mid of August.

JocMeister #18 Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

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View PostArtick_, on 03 July 2017 - 02:52 PM, said:

 

It does have a faking preferential MM , what you expect

 

150mm of side armor , are u kiding me? Is-7 got 100 , dfak.

 

Go play against tier 6 , where they can't pen ur side without Wn8 shells.

 

You are aware that Pref MM T8 tanks today means you almost never see anything but T9 and full T8 games?

 

Pref MM tank were royally screwed by the new MM.

 



lord_chipmonk #19 Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

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Is the KV-5 still playable? Yes, I believe so. Could it do with a little love though? Oh yeah. 

LaManche #20 Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:46 PM

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They'll probably give it a very funny buff like they one for T-54 Mod. 1. Meaning they will buff the gun handling and view range.




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