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Some love for british heavys. Is caernarvon new statpadders choice?


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_VoiVittu_ #1 Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:17 AM

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Straight from the supertest. 2800 base dpm for tier 8 heavy

 

 

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Ankara_Aatu #2 Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:21 AM

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Feck. I just sold mine a couple of months ago.

Balc0ra #3 Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:28 AM

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32 pdr.. Finally. Now all they have to do is toss a 20 pdr on the tier 7 HT's, and will start to look like something.

 

View PostAnkara_Aatu, on 12 August 2017 - 03:21 AM, said:

Feck. I just sold mine a couple of months ago.

 

I actually bought mine back 2 weeks ago... as I only played it the first week it was out, and elited it with a 2nd class. So I wanted a 2nd run in it... Issue I have now is, that I sold the tier X HT, and put the crew in that. That is now planned to get the 155 treatment, and might become a special tank. As the Super Conqueror is coming. So now I need to buy that back... again. As I bought it the first time in hopes for the last tier X HT swap. That never came.


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Ankara_Aatu #4 Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:37 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 12 August 2017 - 03:28 AM, said:

I actually bought mine back 2 weeks ago... as I only played it the first week it was out, and elited it with a 2nd class. So I wanted a 2nd run in it... Issue I have now is, that I sold the tier X HT, and put the crew in that. That is now planned to get the 155 treatment, and might become a special tank. As the Super Conqueror is coming. So now I need to buy that back... again. As I bought it the first time in hopes for the last tier X HT swap. That never came.

This too is news to me. I never even bothered to buy the tier X, but I guess when they make the super Conqueror thingy official I'm gonna have to get that too. All my sweet, hard earned credits gone...



SABAOTH #5 Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

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View PostAnkara_Aatu, on 12 August 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

This too is news to me. I never even bothered to buy the tier X, but I guess when they make the super Conqueror thingy official I'm gonna have to get that too. All my sweet, hard earned credits gone...

 

I would prefer the chieftain, is basically the only reason to go through the black prince pain.

ZlatanArKung #6 Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:33 AM

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It needed a buff.
But as WG usually does, they just go insane and do stupid things when they juggling.

2800 dpm is way to high on a T8 heavy tank. 2200 max. Preferably 2000.
Especially with that new higher alpha gun and new good turret armour.

TsundereWaffle #7 Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:56 AM

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I doubt the buss will help, sure, the turret is a bit more armored now, which won't matter since everything will still pen it because it either shoots gold or has good enough base pen. The gun is a nice addition but it's practically exactly the same gun, except for 50 more alpha so I doubt much will change.

And I'd say, Have fun playing in a heavy tank that is slow (mobility will actually be nerfed with this buff so it will be even slower) and has no hull armor.

 

The Caernarvon is garbage in it's current state, and I doubt buffing one part and nerfing the other will do anything to fix this tank. But I guess time will tell.



Gvozdika #8 Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

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Long time coming - having to plink away with a 20 pdr at T9s and T10s was not good for one's sanity, combined with the high shell cost just to rub it in. Even vs other T8s - you can often be outshot by anything you come across in terms of raw alpha damage or DPM. 280 alpha is still nowhere near the 320 - 390 that the other T8s have - so it's possible that WG are turning the Caern into a Tiger (high DPM machine firing out lots of lower-alpha shells).   

 

The new Conquerors at T9 and 10 look like they'll be pretty good at shrugging off HEAT rounds in particular - so will be interested to see how they turn out. (Current T9 Conqueror is actually quite good as it stands at the moment - they seem to be lowering it's DPM in favour of better/more reliable armour - which seems a fair trade). 



PanzerKFeldherrnhalle #9 Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:16 PM

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2.3 aiming time isn't very sexy. I'd rather have it keep the (very good) 20 pounder with a 5.0 - 5.5 sec. reload. That would make the tank very okay.

Basically it would become a Tiger I at tier VIII. The only difference is that the Tiger is a gorgeous beast as it doesn't face (in its tier) broken pieces of crap such as the Defender, while it DPM's everything to death. The Caernarvon would never be as good but it would become decent. Same gun handling for a 5 sec. reload. Would make it unique.

hedi2222 #10 Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:26 PM

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Keep in mind these are still supertest stats. Don't get too optimistic

FluffyRedFox #11 Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

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View Posthedi2222, on 12 August 2017 - 08:26 PM, said:

Keep in mind these are still supertest stats. Don't get too optimistic

So were the Maus stats and that got buffed!



hedi2222 #12 Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:02 PM

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View Postfishbob101, on 12 August 2017 - 09:01 PM, said:

So were the Maus stats and that got buffed!

 

the balancing department are good at their job




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