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a_j_k #1 Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Hi,

I'm willing to spend some gold and get a premium tank but maximum VII tier. Which one?
I'm thinking about M10 Panther, any better alternatives?

 

Edit: Thanks for the suggestions, I will add maybe few points to be more specific:

- I'm not a fan of light tanks (lack of skill to play LTs)

- I would like to spend maximum 5000 gold (including special offer)


Edited by a_j_k, 07 August 2017 - 12:57 PM.


Suurpolskija #2 Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:43 PM

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There's a lot of fun tanks that support major lines trainingwise:

Skoda t40: awesome alpha on a workable platform. Play it smart and outtrade most tier7 mediums. Trainer for tvp50/51-line.

Vk45.03: versatile snipey heavy tank with credit multiplier of a tier 8 premium. My personal favorite, while not for everyone. Doesn't mind as much about MM since the awesome gun handling allows you to be somewhat competitive even as a bottom tier. You'll always face ~45% minimum of tier7 which is a lot more forgiving than tier8 skillwise. Trains german heavies, matches tiger1,2 and E75 crews. 

Type 64: quite op for it's tier with regards to dpm. Can carry games as top/mid tiers. Fast and versatile.

Edited by Suurpolskija, 07 August 2017 - 12:44 PM.


PricelessPlayingPancake #3 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

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Type 64 - because its awesome

Thunderbolt - because its awesome to wack tier 6 meds and lights with it

E-25 - oh, ups :D

M56 Scorpion aka MidgetSkorpion - great pen, great prem ammo, tiny toy tonku

Pudel.......(kek)...... Nah :D its fun... to kill those ofc

13 57 - its the real memes 

 

 



StinkyStonky #4 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

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View PostSuurpolskija, on 07 August 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

There's a lot of fun tanks that support major lines training wise:

Skoda t40:
Vk45.03:
Type 64: 

 

Three good suggestions.

I'd also add the Churchill III.  Given you already have the T-10 and KV3 I'm surprised you didn't get this ages ago.

 

It's cheap, fun and trains all your Soviet Heavy crews.



Aikl #5 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

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Panther M10's probably your best pick under 5k gold, though saving up and waiting for a discount on a T8 might be better. FV4202's rumoured to be buffed soon, for instance.

 

Most of the T6 premiums are quite uninteresting and/or situational. Skoda T40 is probably among the best, though the soft stats aren't very exciting. The others are mostly TDs, which are generally too unsituational to work. Alternatively grind hard for the free HT VI if you really need a crew trainer.



lord_chipmonk #6 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:38 PM

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Depends what you want. Panther M/10 isn't a bad option right now. With regard to the VK mentioned above; it is a good and fun tank, however it is expensive for a tier 7. Honestly, if you go for the VK, you might as well splash out on a tier 8 premium and get more credits. Regardless, before buying any of them, I'd wait and see what happens to the matchmaking in the next patch.

tankqull #7 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

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as long as the MM is as crappy as now - i would pick a T7 with special MM like the "Manther" over any T8 premium.

Balc0ra #8 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

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Tier for tier on those tiers, Panther M10 is really good now and worth it. It was crap before. Arguably one of the worst premium's on tier 7. Then they buffed it a few patches back and made the gun handling and DPM way way better. Plus the spaced armor finally works on it. And they even added extra spaced armor spots. And it can use US camo, even tho it's a German premium.

 

But it depends on what roles you like to play. Skoda T40 is not a bad option if you like support mediums. It's got a short 88, so it was recently buffed on the pen to. So it's more on pair with other tier 6 mediums like the Cromwell etc vs before. And it has 200 HEAT pen as gold ammo vs APCR like most 88's have. So there it lacks shell speed, but gains pen vs the German short 88.

 

If you like to be more aggressive the AT-15A that is currently on discount. Would not recommend this before either. But it had it's MM changed from +2 to +1. So it never sees tier 9. And it's armor layout was changed recently, and lost it's 100mm weak spot around the gun. After that it became rather good. Tho the roof weak spots are still there ofc. It has 2500 DPM and a dispersion of 0.29. You can play it as a sniper or aggressive as top tier. I personally love that now.



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M10 Panther can be fun, the Pudel sure is. Krupp-Steyr can be fun too...occasionally.

HaZardeur #10 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

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M10 & SU-122-44 ( Stalin`s Hammer )

Negativvv #11 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

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I got both M10 and VK 25.03 

 

I prefer the VK currently, it's gun is amazing compared to anything else I've played so far.



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View PostStinkyStonky, on 07 August 2017 - 12:18 PM, said:

I'd also add the Churchill III.  Given you already have the T-10 and KV3 I'm surprised you didn't get this ages ago.

 

I took a break for few years and started to play again recently. Back then I didn't even consider paying for anything in this game, all my gold was from some giveaways etc. As for the Churchill III does it still have preferred MM? I think I've seen it in some games I was playing some VII tiers.

 

Most probably I will go for Panther M/10 (I've read somewhere it meets maximum tier VIII in battles) and won't wait as I would like to get this 30% discount but if anyone has other suggestions I will wait till the evening and make a decision then. Thanks again for all the replies.



Cobra6 #13 Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

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Tier 7, VK4503 would be my pick if I had to choose one and here is why:

 

As said above by Suurpols the gun is an absolute dream, it doesn't give a sh@t about being in a bad matchmaking *AND* it earns Tier 8 premium credits while being a tier 7 tank. (This is also why it's slightly more expensive).

 

Tier 6 I'd say the Swedish autoloader, because of the autoloader and it has nice gun handling with it. It will make you good credits because you can pump out a lot of damage in a short burst. And damage is credits in this game. Personally I find it fun to play but I have to say I played it mostly in Skirmishes.

 

Tier 5 premiums are a bit of a waste of time, at least for me. On that tier I only play the ELC and the Panzer V/IV (which you can't get anymore).

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 07 August 2017 - 02:02 PM.


shishx_the_animal #14 Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:08 PM

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The most fun for me personally is the AMX 13 57GF. That pew pew pew gun is so good with the new MM :)

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I feel T6 gets screwed by MM. Might as well go T7 and M10 as your MM will be essentially the same.

 

As others have said, I'd say the VK if you've got some experience in Heavies. The gun on it is outstanding and it hits exactly where you want at almost every range. I've had an IS2 for awhile and after the VK I regard it as trash tier. It's armour isn't that much better than a VK but the gun might as well be a derp gun for how it performs.



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View Postshishx_the_animal, on 07 August 2017 - 01:08 PM, said:

The most fun for me personally is the AMX 13 57GF. That pew pew pew gun is so good with the new MM :)

 

Yeah, should have bought one myself, stupid mistake.

 

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deivio82 #17 Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:21 PM

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premium tanks ARE NOT GOOD, . THEY want you to believe its good . BUT ITS NOT .

 

  DONT BUY . !!!!!!



Suurpolskija #18 Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 07 August 2017 - 02:38 PM, said:

Depends what you want. Panther M/10 isn't a bad option right now. With regard to the VK mentioned above; it is a good and fun tank, however it is expensive for a tier 7. Honestly, if you go for the VK, you might as well splash out on a tier 8 premium and get more credits. Regardless, before buying any of them, I'd wait and see what happens to the matchmaking in the next patch.

 

They buffed the profits of it to tier8 levels at ... 9.16? That's why it costs more. I make ~25% more credits per game with VK45.03 than any other premium, because I face a lot easier opponents at tier7. (As VK is tier7, it'll always face tier7's even if the rest are 8 and 9. )

 

"Improved profitability cements the VK 45.03 place as a Premium credit-maker. Now, its earnings are comparable to Tier VIII vehicles, while preferential matchmaking* prevents it from facing tanks of a much higher tier." https://worldoftanks...wg-fest/#tabs-2

 

*VK45.03 does NOT get a preferential matchmaking. I guess WG just tried to say, it doesn't meet TX while still earning the same as tier8.

 

Edit: obviously the reasons I make more credits with VK vs Ravioli, T34, T-44-100 or Panther 88 may be that the rest are just craptanks, but the current numbers are:

 


Edited by Suurpolskija, 07 August 2017 - 04:54 PM.


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View PostCobra6, on 07 August 2017 - 03:14 PM, said:

 

Yeah, should have bought one myself, stupid mistake.

 

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Same here. I had 3 chances. Dismissed 2, lost 1 only for aesthetic reasons.

lord_chipmonk #20 Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 07 August 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

 

Yeah, should have bought one myself, stupid mistake.

 

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